Lovely Links: 11/3/17

Weekly Kitty:

Yin and yang.

What Makes a Great Magazine Editor? Ex-British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman outlines what’s changed and what must stay the same about the business of editing a magazine in today’s digital age.

Nicole is a knockout in her gold velvet sheath dress. Love the addition of the moto jacket, too.

When You Fear Gaining Weight

Yes to this: “There are so many of these rules for how to best love yourself flying around the place, it’s impossible to keep track of them all, let alone follow any of them.”

I am living in my Frye Harness 8Rs this season. My tip: Many reviewers say these run large, but that was NOT my experience. I’m a true size 8, bought 7.5s, tried to live with them, and ended up selling them off. Much happier in my 8s!

The Tracee Ellis Ross x JC Penney collection will be available in regular and plus sizes!

“I tried every trend under the sun. I did that whole bohemian thing, the only thrifted thing, the vintage thing, the oversized everything thing, the rocker only thing, the business look thing, the monochrome thing, the overly colorful thing. If there was a trend I liked, I tried it. And honestly I think that’s the best way to find what works for you. Don’t be afraid to try something and laugh when you look back at the photos and think ‘What the hell was I thinking’ when you look back at them in a few years.”

You Don’t Need An Excuse To Get Fancy (I agree.)

I’m stalking L.L. Bean cotton sweaters on eBay myself, but the current collection is fantastic, too. This v-neck looks like the perfect combo of sleek and cozy.

Melanie shows us an innovative way to wear maxi dresses over skinny jeans – love!

This roundup of stylish ankle boots for problem feet is packed with great picks.

“I find that people think minimalism means owning nothing – or owning exactly 33 items of clothing – but that’s not the case. Minimalism is about only keeping items that you use and love.”

Joi is head-over-heels for robe coats.

What 1939 Thought Fashion in 2000 Would Look Like

Thin women are encouraged to experiment with exposure. Fat women are not. I received a lot of pushback from hair professionals who had been taught to minimize my face by any means necessary.”

Amber combines teal, orange, and taupe in this stellar outfit.

This cowl tunic from sustainable brand Neon Buddha looks like my ideal loungewear piece.

How To Practice Immediate Self-Care When Social Media Says the World is Burning

This outfit combines classics (shirtdress, denim jacket) with a two-for-one trend item: Red over-the-knee boots.

“We’ve all done it — commenting on a friend’s weight whenever it changes. When they lose weight, we say they look amazing and to keep up the good work, and when they gain weight, we assume they’re going through a hard time or there’s something wrong. Why are we so fixated on the idea of weight gain or loss in others, and why are these assumptions so dangerous?

How Hats and Headwear Communicate and the Personality of Different Styles (More on hats here)

Herself is a website of essays and photos of women’s bodies. They’re all naked, and all amazing.

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