I’ve switched up format, length, and price for my Chicago workshop:
We’re gonna focus on SCARVES!
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“I have learned to love myself deep over the years … I love myself enough to know that platonic relationships are just as significant as sexual ones. I love myself enough to wait for what’s right instead of settling for what’s wrong. And I love myself enough to know that being single is not a failure. And, being single in some ways, is as much a choice as being in a relationship. And I love myself enough not to let anyone shame me into feeling like a failure or loser because I don’t have a partner on February 14.”
The Budget Babe gives her honest review of the Peter Pilotto for Target items. Anyone jump on that train last weekend?
If you love the look of head-to-toe white but hesitate to try it, check out these tips for feeling fab in white skirts, jeans, and trousers.
Thinking of a spring closet clean-out or makeover? My book can help!
“The fact is, I love being older. I love this feeling of wholeness that’s deepening with every new year. I feel rooted in who I am, and while I still get tossed around on hormonal tidal waves, at my core I know myself. I know what I’m capable of. I know my worth. ” (Via Medicinal Marzipan)
Lilli does dots and florals in a way that looks fun, funky, and fresh.
Also, never enough florals and leather, if you ask me. I adore those wicked heels!
Reader Christina pointed me toward this board on The Straight Dope titled Ask the Transsexual Woman. It’s a fascinating, searingly honest read and I’m glad this woman chose to open the board to questions.
As someone who struggles to make choices that feel truly sustainable, I loved this beginner’s guide to eco-conscious shopping.
Holy cats, this microdot jumpsuit is gorgeous.
“For many of us — probably more like most of us — overwhelm is a real part of our days. And when we’re super stressed, frustrated, worried or feeling helpless, we may take it out on our bodies.”
Teal and gold look so sophisticated with this muted zebra print coat.
Also loving these three ways to style a mustard yellow skirt. Mine is an absolute closet staple, and I’m totally lifting some of these ideas.
We’re starting to see some high-profile campaigns featuring models over 50 and even over 60, and about damned time.
“The National Eating Disorder Information Center paid to put up a creative ad/trash can. It reads ‘Shed your weight problem here’ and encourages passers-by to dispose of their fashion magazines.”
A printed silk blouse and bold red pencil skirt make for a fabulous Valentine’s outfit.
This interview with Punk Style author Monica Sklar is a fascinating read. I especially loved her top three misconceptions about punk.
“This is not an issue of self-esteem. This is not me feeling ugly. (And not pretty is not the same as ugly, for the record.) Complimenting my beauty feels like being praised for my fluent German, or for being a llama. It feels viscerally wrong, but also factually inaccurate.” (Via Yum & Yuk)
Leopard, leather, and print-mixed scarf. Yes to all.
Something many of us need to know right now: How to remove salt stains from your boots.
A belt that was created through scanning and 3D printing. Finished product here. Whoa. (Cheers, Bridget!)
I love, love, love the look of distressed boyfriend jeans and simple heels.
This list of 50 fixes for apparel you never thought you’d wear again blew my mind.
“There’s even a theory that luxury goods have inelastic pricing. In standard elastic pricing, the lower the price the more demand. Inelastic pricing means that the higher you price a luxury good the more people will want it. Sturdy Gals think that’s dumb and show-offy. But we do believe the right question is: ‘How much do I desire this good, and how often after the purchase, and how strongly, will I experience the satiation of said desire?'”
Marie speaks openly and honestly about safe spaces, choices, and watching our words when it comes to opinions about the style choices of others, especially women of size.
And from the Department of Random: Waldo really needs to lay off those late-night drinking binges.