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Jillian Mercado, a 26-year-old woman who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child, is now modeling for Diesel.
The Budget Babe rounds up some fun and affordable picks in radiant orchid, Pantone’s 2014 color of the year.
“Female friendships are a place we can share experiences only women go through, and ask for feedback. They’re proven to critical in the success of life-long partnerships. They’re one of the best experiences you can have in a lifetime. And I can’t help but feel many of us never achieve this type of friendship because we’re too busy comparing our lives to each other.”
What a difference proportion and fit can make.
Erica pairs her gorgeous hand-sewn silk dress with over-the-knee suede boots and a sparkly jacket. Dynamite.
I’ve been disappointed in most of the Banana Republic designer collaborations, but I have the feeling I’ll be all over the BR/Marimekko line.
Melanie has some fun with Photoshop in reaction to the Lena/Vogue kerfluffle.
This post outlines three steps the media could take to move us all toward a more body positive space.
In researching an article this week, I stumbled upon this amaaaaaazing illustrated glossary of fabric prints and patterns.
Marie has a blast styling her graphic knit set with trendy high-top sneaks.
“Years ago I was intent on losing weight. It was my goal for a long time (essentially a decade). Today, I realize that’s not what I wanted after all. What I really wanted was to feel better about myself. What I really wanted was to feel more comfortable, confident and secure in my own skin … What I really wanted was to be more adventurous and independent and easy-going. And happier. A whole lot happier.”
Apparently, scratch and sniff jeans exist. This post explains how they work.
Responding to rude or inappropriate remarks can be so challenging. This post offers some advice and examples.
This comic explores one woman’s journey from body shame and confusion to love and acceptance through the world of burlesque dancing.
The “column of color” concept is one that I use just about every day with clients.
Audrey looks lovely and elegant in her ballet-inspired dress.
“I knew I had told pregnant women before, ‘You look so tiny still!’ and meant it to make them feel good, so hearing that this made women feel as though you were being judged about their baby-building abilities or eating habits was an educational experience for me, and this made me think about how we talk about weight and bodies in general, to pregnant and non pregnant women (and men) alike.” (Via Yes and Yes)
A wonderfully uplifting read: Seven things to remember when you think you’re not good enough. (Via Yum & Yuk)
The Style Crone looks elegant as ever in her spiral maxi skirt and red hat.
We had a lot to say about deodorant use and rotation over on Facebook this week. Swing by and weigh in!
Thoughts on the idea of the “handsome woman“?
Great ideas for color pairings that bring out the best in navy blue.
Not financially sound, but hilarious no less: Hannah K. Lee’s Shoes Over Bills project. Yep. Been there.
And in other shoe news, this week’s Fox 9 Buzz segment was on boot height and leg flattery.
Mustard, black, and chambray is one of my favorite combos.
LPC reviews four pairs of boyfriend jeans, and proves they’re a trend that women of all ages can explore.
And from the Department of Random: Here’s a black tie moment for the ages. Wish I could’ve been there.
Additionally: I once asked my friend Andy if he could get me a copy of the song “Baby You’re a Rich Man,” which was somehow missing from my beloved Beatles collection. Never one to under-deliver, he created a two-disc mix set for me titled “Das Kapital” that included everything he had with money, rich, poor in the title. It included several that are included in this list of songs about money to listen to while you prep your taxes.
Finally: Driving around the Twin Cities over the past few weeks, this scene and music have been on an almost continuous loop in my head. Hats off to Carter Burwell for composing a beautiful, haunting melody that perfectly captures a Minnesota winter. (P.S. The King of Clubs, shown at the end of this clip? Actually in Northeast Minneapolis. Or used to be. Bulldozed years ago. FACT.)