Lovely Links: 3/17/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon maxin’ and relaxin’ on the comforter while we wash the duvet cover.

Ashi is radiant in monochrome burgundy with leopard accents.

For a lot of people who suffer from low self esteem and low confidence due to body image we constantly go through this procedure of apologising to others for how we look. We may not notice we do it, but it’s definitely a thing that happens. From little things like making excuses as to why a pair of jeans no longer fit, to apologising to someone sitting next to you on a busy bus, we, for some reason, constantly feel the need to apologise for existing.” (Not safe for work viewing)

My friend Audi visited a few months back, and we got to talking about laser hair removal. She swears by her Tria, an at-home solution. It’s a chunk of change up front and takes a while, but in the long run is FAR cheaper than getting it done professionally. I’m saving my pennies for one right now!

Deborah explains how she decided to shift the direction of her style and blog toward sustainability.

Plus size designer Kay Dupree’s collection includes sassy graphic tees as well as retro-fun skirts and sexy dresses.

Maryam tries out the statement sleeve trend in a glorious pinstriped blouse.

Whitney was invited to speak on a panel about style and modesty in the modern age. She says, “I was asked to speak about life phases, regulation and resistance in the context of student life, so I spoke about my experiences with the well-intentioned but ultimately broken modesty rhetoric that was prevalent in my Christian community growing up. And then I talked about the things that have made me interested in talking about modesty again, despite all the ways I’ve seen it go awry — namely, the incredible Christian and Jewish and Muslim women who are doing it differently. ”

5 Reasons Why the Pressure to Have Clear Skin Is a Feminist Issue

I’m still a sucker for the Threads 4 Thought aesthetic – they do edgy-casual so well. This tunic and this layered sports bra are both on my wishlist.

Dark florals are a great way to transition to spring style.

Speaking of spring, Angie rounds up some of her favorite fashion trends for the spring/summer season.

An interesting perspective on “vanity sizing” from Lynn Boorady, an associate professor and chair of fashion and textile technology department at SUNY Buffalo State: “Vanity sizing was done as a marketing tool. I don’t think it’s done as a marketing tool anymore. I think it’s done because the women are getting bigger, and we’re just addressing that.”

The hand-printed scarves from Bonbi Forest are so delightfully springy.

Project 333 founder Courtney describes seven perks of maintaining a minimalist wardrobe.

Greetje’s mustard-print frock looks dynamite with burgundy accents.

Sandal season will be here before we know it! If you tend to go for cheap sandals, peek at this post for affordable, foot-friendly alternatives.

“For me fashion and clothes are not just meant to activate and energize my physical body they are also about conveying my desire and dreams. Some clothes are more about future selves.”

And from the Department of Random: The other day Husband Mike asked me to read the style number on his glasses frames. I literally had to take a photo and blow it up to see them. So I can relate to this exchange.

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