One of Imogen’s amazing readers shares some dressing tips for post-mastectomy bodies, mainly aimed at women who have lost one breast but could be changed a bit for anyone who has had a double mastectomy. (Also, don’t forget about Chikara! Gorgeous clothes, and now swimwear, lingerie, and activewear designed for the post-surgical figure.)
If you’re a yoga lover but feeling some trepidation about the body scrutiny that can take place at some studios, check out Anna’s recommendations for how to find a curvy-friendly yoga class.
Mint green and red look absolutely smashing together.
What happened to Caitlin when she stopped reading women’s magazines? “I stopped looking in the mirror and seeing everything that was wrong with me. I started seeing things about me that I liked.”
Ash continues her amazing Beautiful Bodies series by interviewing the incomparable Elissa of Dress with Courage.
Another great way to keep tall boots in shape: Pool noodles!
I don’t really want to think about tights right now, but still swooned over Patience’s alphabet-printed pair.
This Observer article is pretty bleak, but covers many of the driving forces behind body dysmorphia and includes input from many field experts. (Cheers, Rachel.)
The summery simplicity of a bright cardigan and patterned dress is so appealing.
Margarita is refreshingly honest about her current struggles with her thoughts surrounding exercise and fitness, and shares some ideas for how to cope when the thin ideal sneaks in.
A black background and pop of magenta create a fabulous backdrop for some of-the-moment neon pieces.
What made me happiest this week? This little girl’s Halloween costume. I’m not even going to tell you what it is. That’s how much I want you to click through.
I lost track of them for a while, but am glad to see that body image-centric blog We Are the Real Deal is still pumping out thoughtful and insightful posts.
The Coiffure Project showcases some utterly stunning photos of natural hair worn at a variety of lengths and in a variety of gorgeous styles. (Takes a moment to load. Totally worth it. Thanks, Jane, for the link.)
I love everything about this outfit, from the stacks of bangles to the socks-and-clogs to the sassy headscarf.
“From a biological perspective, a woman with grey hair has reached the end of her reproductive years, and our society no longer values her as much as her more youthful counterparts. The internalization of this message has encouraged our culture to classify the aging woman as less productive, less intelligent, and less innovative than a woman younger than she.”
Totally stealing this chambray shirt + blush maxi outfit idea from the lovely Alison.
And from the Department of Random: The Axis of Awesome explains the magic of the four-chord song. Long, but worth it.