Lovely Links: 4/10/15

Weekly Kitty:

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Sunbathing Season is fast approaching. Harriet is getting a head start with some windowsill sitting.

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, the women’s leadership program that I co-chair, is hosting our first big event and fundraiser in May! Would LOVE to see you there.

Denarii Monroe shares three surprising ways she learned to love herself after a lifetime of being ridiculed for her looks.

I know traditional woven button-fronts can be challenging, and although they can be hard to find knit versions can be much easier to fit and wear. Boden has a knit button-front shirt in two printsL.L. Bean has one in 12 colors, Eddie Bauer’s comes in petite and tall sizes, and this style comes in six colors in 1X – 3X.

When I grow up, I want to be Ruth. (Cheers to Deborah for highlighting her gorgeous blog.)

The Curvy Fashionista rounds up 20 lovely plus size floral dresses that are perfect for spring.

Yoga has endowed me with the body confidence that no other exercise – or activity – ever afforded me. It’s made me realise that my body is something to be celebrated and that I should be proud of. I mean, it can’t be an accident that two of the most popular poses are called ‘goddess’ and ‘warrior.’”

Trend-wise, it’s all about the 70s for spring. Angie shares 10 ways to add 70s flair to your outfits.

Remember that #ClothingHasNoGender.

Shainna offers us more visual proof that Lane Bryant has stepped up its game.

In my latest post for Huffington Post Women, I offer a reminder that you have a body.

H&M, Kering and Worn Again have united to create pioneering textile recycling technology: The technology will work by separating and extracting polyester and cotton from old textiles, reducing the amount of clothing that gets dumped on landfill sites every year. (Via The Fashion Law)

The secret to an uncluttered handbag? Unpack everything every single night. Lauren swears by this method now!

“There are countless beautiful, bold, brilliant babes who were the recipient of an unflattering comment that still wander around this earth carrying that criticism like a calling card. Are you one of them?”

Here are five great updos for curly hair that tends to get frizzy. And a reminder that frizz is nothing to be ashamed of.

Erica makes a 70s-era halter wrap dress look incredibly modern.

Love this tribute to 10 trans* models who are changing the fashion landscape as we speak. (Final photo not safe for work viewing.)

Three categories of fashion items that many women buy, but almost never wear

I’ll admit it: I’m considering culottes for spring. This simple black pair just might be the one …

Runner’s face is basically the ‘gaunt, skeletal look you end up with if you run for fun or fitness,’ a terrible affliction that can conveniently be treated through injectables like ‘hyaluronic acid fillers,’ which luckily for those of us with disposable income can be attained at your friendly local plastic surgeon’s office. To summarize: Women should do exercises to get skinny; Then when we get skinny and thus start looking ‘gaunt,’ we should inject shit in our faces to plump them up again; Then we should blend brown powder on our freshly-injected faces so we can go back to looking ‘gaunt’ again.”

This list of style bloggers in their 50s, 60s, and 80s gave me a few new ones to check out!

Feminist Lisa Frank. My inner third-grader and current self are BOTH rejoicing.

My friend and colleague Traci Mann has just released a book titled Secrets from the Eating Lab that promises to be a fascinating read. Traci studies the efficacy of dieting long-term, and her research has been groundbreaking.

You haven’t seen extreme nail art until you’ve watched this adorable stop-motion video.

When it comes to florals, I adore abstract prints and the bold one on Lilli’s wrap dress is right up my alley.

The term plus size, while nothing more than descriptive, serves a business function in the same way that ‘petite’ does. Without a label, however unfortunate, we wouldn’t know that a brand has something to offer us in our size. Since we cannot simply walk (or click) into any store and buy clothing that fits, we need to be shown where we are welcome.”

Joi’s colorblocked look is bold and bright.

Should thrift stores be reserved for those who cannot afford to shop elsewhere? Patti muses on this question.

Can’t quite get comfy with the one statement earring trend, but am starting to warm up to mismatched pairs. This Betsey Johnson pair is both edgy and cute.

What’s your definition of self-care?

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has collaborated with her longtime friend and makeup artist, Brian O’Connor, to create a web series called “Kiss Off!” a project that aims to teach people how to use makeup and beauty as sources of self confidence. See the first episode here.

Beth looks sharp in her bright white jumpsuit.

How did L.L. Bean become one of fashion’s hottest companies?

“One of the principles driving the $61 billion weight-loss industries is the notion that fat is inherently unhealthy and that it’s better, health-wise, to be thin, no matter what you have to do to get there. But a growing body of research is beginning to question this paradigm. Does obesity cause ill health, result from it, both, or neither? Does weight loss lead to a longer, healthier life for most people?

I love that a tee shirt declaring “Old is the New Black” exists.

Great tips for styling cowboy boots

Many curvy women will recognize that sometimes observers conflate style with build. (Post contains some mild “Mad Men” spoilers.)

I did a HOW Mad Mimi conversation this week, and you can watch it on YouTube. Talked about blogging, monetization, marketing, and more.

And from the Department of Random: My dear friend and accomplished YA writer Megan Atwood has launched a fantastic blog packed with insightful posts, writing prompts, reviews, and more aimed at writers of books for children and young adults. Her most recent post touches on rejection letters and poser syndrome. Add her to your reader, won’t you?

Also: Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Note pub date. Well played, Smithsonian.)

Additionally: Songs From a Tom Waits Album Where No One Gets Drunk At a Diner

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8 Responses to “Lovely Links: 4/10/15”

  1. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    Love the “Old is the new black” tees – have you seen the “Old is the new gold”? Equally great. Thanks so much for the mention!

  2. The Style Crone

    Thank you so much for the inclusion in today’s Lovely Links. It is an honor to be mentioned in the company of the amazing bloggers that appear in your post.

  3. crtfly

    The clothes of the early 70s are quite different than those of the late 70s disco, Saturday Night Fever years. Are the current trends referencing the first or the last part of the decade? I haven’t researched it yet. If it’s the first part of the 70s i think I’ll get my white Mexican peasant shirt I bought in Mexico out of storage.

  4. JW

    Thanks for the great links, Sally. I love the cotton knit button front shirt over a cami look — I ordered a few from the EddieBauer sale page from your tip. Also enjoyed more ‘over 50’ blogger sites.

  5. Marlen

    As usual, I’ll be busy for an hour or two pouring over these 🙂 And I’m SO on the culottes band wagon- I want ten pairs, preferably. Though the one earring trend is still a no-go for me. I can see it if I’m in a really cool, trendy downtown bar, but the rest of the time I feel like I’d just look like I lost an earring on the subway haha.

    xo marlen
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