Lovely Links: 11/10/17

Weekly Kitty:

Harriet vs. Giant Shoelace.

What’s on the MOMA’s list of iconic fashion items? The answer might surprise you. (Hint: Wonderbra.)

Danielle wore this stellar outfit to London Fashion Week, and I popped it into my Graphic Tee Outfit Ideas board for safekeeping.

Looking to simplify your life (or wardrobe)? Consider a packing party.

Inexpensive Boots: Favorites For Staying In Style & On Budget

“The demand from consumers seems to have previously fed the fast fashion beast, however, it can also slow it down in favour of ‘slow fashion.’ Thanks to innovative designers, campaigners and media, consumers seem to be losing interest in their love affair with fast fashion. Examples of this shift are suggested through the loss of profits for fast fashion giants Topshop (-16% 2017), H&M (-20% 2015) and French Connection (-6% 2017).”

I’m so curious about Hale, a mid-range denim line that appeared recently on Amazon. All styles are under $60, and there’s some great variety, including distressed, high rise, and cropped.

Maryam discovers she’s worn the same asymmetric hem ASOS dress in outfits spaced exactly four years apart.

Sheela talks about how she never thought of herself as being “short” until she moved to the U.S.

How to Build a Skincare Routine

“[Author Gabrielle Deydier] has two degrees, a pleasant and open manner and weighs 150kg, or 23½ stone. She also has the misfortune of both being French and living in France, which means that her physical appearance counts for everything, including her employability. In France, she says (and all the facts of her experience seem to bear this out), being fat is considered to be a grotesque self-inflicted disability.”

Don’t be afraid to play with proportion, boldly.

Physical exfoliants make my skin miserable, so I shelled out for this Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel. I ADORE IT.

The Curvy Fashionista highlights great sources for fall fashions in sizes 3X and above.

All of Allison’s fall outfits make me wish I could work pocket squares into my wardrobe somehow.

Do you have any Highly Elusive Wardrobe Items on your wishlist? Ever nabbed one after a long search, only to find it wasn’t as amazing as you’d hoped it would be?

Vanessa Mooney makes funky statement jewelry, and some pieces like these mega earrings are handmade in L.A.

Jean puts new twists on old classics, combining a camel pencil skirt and leather jacket with a bell-sleeve top.

“… female students are not the only ones affected by harmful school policies detailing what is or isn’t an acceptable outfit. Since these guidelines undeniably target girls in order to ‘minimize distractions,’ boys are taught it’s normal to view their female peers as sexualized objects that can be controlled. When a girl is sent home for what she’s wearing, teachers and administrators effectively communicate that perceived male comfort supersedes her education.”

I loved adding Beth’s chic leather pants ensemble to my Badassery Pin Board.

New-to-me term: Hip dips. A totally natural body feature that causes some women loads of stress.

Kiah’s long layers are ever so chic.

My 15-year-old sweater organizer is on its last legs, and I’m thinking of upgrading to this one.

Why Trying to Resell Your Clothes Is Always So Damn Embarrassing (Helpful advice and reminders that it’s not about you, or your stuff.)

Alison rounds up resources for nude bras and intimates for brown skin tones.

Best contouring tutorial ever. (LADEN with swears, listen accordingly.)

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