Love this retro-tinged outfit and the amazing embellished bag that ties it together.
Barking Dog Shoes rounds up seven comfortable closed-toe wedges. Great for fall and winter stability and height.
We are just starting season two of “Scandal” here at Chez McGraw, so I was thrilled to see this roundup of plus-sized coats inspired by Olivia Pope’s enviable collection.
“Not everyone is going to understand a person who is happy with their body. Actually, most people won’t. You see, most people are focused on being something different than what they are. It’s not the fight of skinny versus fat. It’s learning to love being in the skin you are in. That’s a lesson that is not normally on the curriculum.” (Swears.)
Aya’s fascinator is the perfect finishing touch for this Victorian badass ensemble.
A new style of mannequin is influencing how Venezuelan women feel about their bodies. If you watch the video, there is footage of a liposuction/augmentation procedure in there, so be warned. (Thanks, Laurel.)
Turns out, the fancy sweatpants trend isn’t for everyone. And Lisa gave it a fair shake.
In this piece, Nathan Palmer discusses how we manipulate our voices to perform gender and asks us to think about what our vocal performances say about patriarchy in our culture.
This mix of stripes and dots – all in black and white – comprises one of my favorite printed mash-ups EVER. Well played, Allison.
“Highly capable, intelligent, and confident women are also often perceived as the most threatening, especially to insecure men who find their own identities by either attacking or protecting what they perceive as needy, vulnerable, and dependent women. That is why the girls in ‘Am I Pretty or Ugly?’ videos need to hear that they are smart and capable. Insisting that they are indeed pretty will, in contrast, only exacerbate the situation.”
Slouchy floral pants are the perfect complement to a simple mustard pullover.
Although this article doesn’t present any breaking news, it does a great job of summarizing how new and social media are changing the fashion landscape, especially in terms of business tactics. (Cheers, Garrett.)
I’m amazed and inspired by these images of unconventional ways to wear pearls. Especially the hair adornments. OK, especially all of them.
This vibrant pink moto and leopard print pencil skirt were clearly made to be worn together.
“Astonishingly, Twigg found that companies that make a lot of money out of older shoppers, designing garments specifically to fit older women, didn’t want them labelled as targeted at this market – or even modelled on older women – because it’s so stigmatised.”
Will leather work for the office? It depends. Several style experts and bloggers weigh in.
Cheers to Peggy at Buzzfeed for the shout-out in her post about tights! Which you should TOTALLY read, as she has about 10 billion suggestions for making tights less torturous.
Melissa looks so fabulous in her flippy skirt, printed tee, and smart jacket. And bike, of course.
I contributed to the Idea Harvest at Giant Steps. Love ALL of the contributions from attendees and speakers.
“I wasn’t sure I was the right person to do so because growing up tall wasn’t really a struggle for me. But, then, I realized that maybe that’s why I am the exact right person. Because I didn’t agonize about fitting in or adopt terrible posture to seem shorter or worry about being taller than all my friends.”
Wondering why you’ve got so many black cardigans in your wardrobe? The answer may be shopping by ease. This post offers some ways to be more mindful of this pattern.
You all know I’m a feminist. Forever. But as someone who works hard to keep an open mind – and who loves this man unabashedly – I found this speech by Joss Whedon about the word feminist and its meaning fascinating and challenging. My main objection? His references to racism. He isn’t terribly clear on this until the end of the speech, but he appears to be saying that racism represents a set of behaviors that was once socially acceptable but is no longer acceptable, and that racist people are viewed by the general public as being wrongheaded and backward-thinking. At times, it ends up sounding like he believes we’ve “moved past” or “solved” racism. I don’t think he means that, but if he does, that’s a pretty naive perspective on the world. Still found his analysis of the problematic nature of the word “feminist” both interesting and unusual.
And from the Department of Random: I give you cats wearing tights. Tis the season.
Additionally: Five things you should know about the ancient Godzilla platypus. Also features a video of a modern platypus being TICKLED.
And finally: Feline Friday, cats on coats edition.