Quite possibly my favorite outfit featuring a tulle skirt EVER.
In case you didn’t already know, here’s why the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media rocks. Can’t see it, can’t be it.
Kelly Knox was born without a left forearm. And she’s a model.
“It would seem that a tectonic shift is happening in after-eight wardrobes. While ripped boyfriend-jeans with a velvet jacket, or a fisherman sweater with a sequin skirt qualified as evening chic for the last several years, dressing up—in the fullest and most feminine sense of the term—is cool again.”
OR you could whip up some Victorian-inspired hair jewelry. Which is jewelry made from hair. For really.
Over on Twitter, I asked petite, tall, and plus-sized women how they refer to non-petite, non-tall, non-plus sizes. I’ve been saying “standard” because “straight” sounds odd to me, but still not sure it’s the best term. Join the conversation!
This mix of greens and teals looks so gorgeous on Mia.
“A new study by U.S. researchers published in the journal Sex Roles reaffirms the uphill battle parents face. Here’s the headline: ‘Looks are all important for girls on tween TV.’ And the not-so-subtle messaging, according to the researchers: ‘Girls can participate in everything that boys can, but while doing so they should be attractive.'” (Via Skepchick)
Torrid is rebranding and moving away from its edgy, alternative, punk-influenced roots to become more mainstream. Will you miss their old looks and the variety they added to the plus-sized clothing market?
The Pantone color of the year for 2014? Radiant Orchid. This piece gives some insight into how this shade was chosen, too.
Anyone else explored demi camis as a way to make cleavage-revealing clothing work-appropriate? Darlene weighs in on a few styles from Second Base in her post.
I adore every single song on this self-love playlist. Especially P!nk. No, wait, especially all of ’em.
I don’t have much use for most gift guides. but I’ll admit to loving Alicia’s Goth Girl Gift Guide. And everything on it.
Tanasha looks incredible in her foulard-print top and self-made burgundy pants. Oh, to have those skills …
“If I knew what her thighs looked like, I might begin to care—I mean, not really care, not care enough to measure her as a person by it or anything remotely that distasteful. But I’d care in my own, private, ugly little way. I’d know whether her thighs were as large as my own, or larger; I’d know whether they were firm and muscular or soft and fleshy. I’d be able to add it to the enormous resource bank of thigh-images that I’ve catalogued in a dark part of my psyche for as long as I’ve recognized that women were supposed to think thighs were A Problem.”
This week on the Fox 9 Morning Show, we talked about how to make classic stripes work.
Glitter and polka dots do not negate intelligence and strength. You preach, Jess.
I’d be willing to bet many of you have seen the Pro Infirmis mannequin video already. I love the concept, but something about the execution doesn’t quite sit right. And I can’t put my finger on it. What did you think of the campaign and film?
This post on how various sleeve lengths and styles impact your silhouette is concise and helpful.
Angie offers four great ways to liven up a winter wardrobe.
The photos from Kinfolk magazines Aged Issue titled The Grace of Grey are just stunning.
“He said that for someone who loves style as much as I do, the colors I prefer – slate blue and soft grey – are “urban camouflage” and that I still dress an awful lot like I don’t want to be noticed. I thought about it, and I realized that while I dress to be confident and happy, that I am very gunshy about dressing sexy. Part of it is I am paranoid about looking inappropriate/trashy/tasteless, but part of it is also a reaction to the male gaze.”
There is always hope: What bad body image days can teach us.
And from the Department of Random: The Blues Brothers mall chase scene, as reenacted by Legos.
Additionally: Simon Kitty vs. The Menorah
And finally: 12 Obvious Things Confirmed by Science. For some reason this pleased me. Includes “pigs love mud” and “meetings suck.”