Lovely Links: 12/9/16

Weekly Kitty:

Simon, mid-groom.

Bianca looks cozy and chic in her ruana and turtleneck dress.

Over on Rewire, I rounded up some sustainable style resources – including some great local brands and stores – just in time for holiday shopping season!

“…is a woman who wears a corset today, whether following the trends of fashion or the further down-market effects of the Kardashians’ “waist trainers,” restricted, or freed? Conforming to a masculine ideal of femininity, or experimenting with her own perception of self and sexuality? It’s interesting that the corset, with all its historical baggage, is re-emerging now when women’s roles are more malleable, changeable and challenged than ever. Can a corset be feminist?

This super trendy metallic oxford from artisan-made line Paul Green is on sale for less than $70 in most sizes!

DapperQ interviewed Leo Roux about a new line of stylish everyday clothing for transgender women, transgender men, and genderqueer/non-binary people.

Ranti’s boxy sweater and silky pleated skirt make for a marvelous mash-up.

Sheela extolls the virtues of masturbation and muses on how and why women are often too shy or ashamed to discuss the topic, saying, “Masturbation is a very normal, enjoyable and healthy experience. It’s time to put the taboo subject of women and masturbation to bed (all puns intended), and realise that some days, a little menage a moi might be exactly what you need.”

Looking for truly comfortable dress shoes for holiday party season? Look no further.

Speaking of holiday party attire, I’m eyeing this made-in-the-U.S. black sequin sheath. It’d be so perfect with a simple black blazer, tights, and ankle boots.

Beloved plus size blogger, Tanesha Awasthi, also known as Girl With Curves, has released a collection of clothes for Sears Simply Emma.

5 Bogus Ways We’re Taught That Our Bodies Define If We’re ‘Good’ People (Disordered eating discussed)

“…the following are my five suggestions for finding joy when your body is not working at its best. Whether it is because you are in pain, fighting with fatigue (as is often the case for me) or anything else that puts limits on your body, leaving you feeling less than joyful, I hope these can be of use to you.”

Angie – who shops for others for a living – generously shares the lessons she’s learned as she has shopped for herself and cultivated a wardrobe she truly loves.

Nordstrom has begun carrying organic cotton underwear and layering pieces from Skin, and they look marvelous.

6 Tips for Practicing Self-Care When Life Sucks

I adore olive and black together, and Kristine’s elegant take on the combo blew me away.

Still obsessively piling pins into my Badassery board, including loads showing women of size rocking edgy style.

Blush, burgundy, and black is another never-fail combo!

Designer Prabal Gurung writes for Lenny about why diversity in fashion matters, saying, “If fashion is a celebration of each of us, then all of us, not just those who fit society’s ideal of beauty, should be celebrated.”

Kazoo magazine was founded as a feminist publication for young girls with diverse interests. Sounds amazing!

In the Star Tribune I shared tips on how to fit a dress.

Danielle’s slouchy beanie and rain boots are the epitome of casual chic.

“We women of a certain age have ‘our own faces.’ Our faces show that we’ve lived a bit. We are not naive, not easily fooled. We have wisdom, grace under pressure, experience in love and loss, and deep friendships. I wouldn’t mind having all those things, and my younger face. That’s not a real option though. Even painful surgeries don’t ‘turn back the clock.’ I will have a moment of grief for my formerly young face, then move forward into all the possibilities still ahead.”

Sarah layers a sheer top beneath a faux leather dress and looks gorgeous.

This Gam zeh ya’avor/This too shall pass pendant has been on my wishlist for ages. I think it’s time to pony up.

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