Lovely Links: 4/21/17

Weekly Kitty:

Box Inspector Harriet approves of this multi-entry, perforated pillow box.

Locals! Fashion Revolution MN is upon us! There are tons of amazing events to attend, including an ethical wardrobe workshop and a chance to screenprint your own old tees. Hope to see you there!

Grace shows us how to add feather trim to a skirt without sewing.

Sheer tights are a great way to make your spring-y dresses wear-able during the cold, transitional weeks of the season. So are tall boots and long layers!

Samantha tries over-lining her lips and shows us the results.

“Feminism, in its origin, had the goal of gaining political and social equality for women. For many of us, it presented an overly narrow focused agenda. In other words, it was a movement created for wealthy white women seeking freedom from the one system that held them back — patriarchy. But how can we promote equality for men and women when some women face additional obstacles? How can equality exist for those of us faced with the struggles of both sexism AND racism?”

This arty, asymmetric tunic top is sustainably made and available in plus sizes!

Confession: Many of the long/showy sleeve styles I’m seeing aren’t resonating with me, but Hallie’s green gingham worn with a high-waisted full skirt? Marvelous.

Ethical style blogger Whitney Bauck offers this guide to shopping for sustainable and ethical fashion, pointing out that it’s a more labor-intensive process and mindset-shift than one might expect.

A Habit to Quiet Self-Criticism

I don’t drink espresso or prosecco, but still love Sandra’s sassy graphic tee and the badass outfit she styled around it.

For some reason, I’ve been obsessing over finding an edgy-looking heart pendant. This handmade electroformed crystal one might be just the thing.

A Boho bride requests–and receives—recommendations for arty-funky wedding shoes that will accommodate her bunions. These styles would be great for anyone seeking Boho sandals that are bunion-friendly!

“Available for editorial use, the images in The [Getty Images] No Apologies Collection [of stock photography] are diverse, unapologetic in their authentic depictions of traditionally taboo topics such as health and sex.”

In other Getty news, the stock house is working with Muslim Girl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh to offer more diverse, less stereotypical images of Muslim women. Photos of them taking selfies, working out, doing things other than just looking stoic behind hijabs.

I loved Imogen’s post on how to figure out where you fall on the fashion trend-adoption continuum. (I’m a Late Majority for sure!)

Cassie wears a floaty, ruffled dress with a classic black moto, creating a stellar juxtaposition.

I’ve tried at least three other undereye concealers in the past few months and STILL believe this mind-blowingly spendy but consistently amazing Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift is the best. Ever. (Also at Nordstrom.)

What do we do with the clothing of grief? How do we keep the sweaters and dresses that remind us of funerals and miscarriages? How do we let them go?”

Nadine’s paneled suiting dress looks classic and chic with her elegant Mary Janes.

Krista’s treatise on re-casting “exercise” so it is no longer a soul-sucking punishment activity is brilliant and inspiring.

Also love Blair’s body positive advice to a woman who is anxious about going on a running date.

And from the Department of Random: Goat yoga? Sign me UP.

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