Lovely Links: 6/16/17

Weekly Kitty:

Back porch season has begun.

Paper bag waists are all the rage, and Chioma wears her chambray pair with an equally trendy yellow crop top.

6 Affordable Ethical Clothing Brands That Don’t Compromise On Style

I don’t want my body’s age or changes to stop me from embracing it every step of the way. No matter what I look like or can no longer do, I want to keep finding things to appreciate and celebrate. I can have goals, but they should not become idols I sacrifice too many of my thoughts or too much of my energy to.”

Allison makes gingham pants look like the epitome of cool.

Corissa adores the brand T.S. Fux, which offers handmade in the U.S. garments you can customize through size 4X. And they aren’t wildly expensive!

I’ve worn this SPF 15 perfectly pink lip treatment nearly every day for the past six weeks.

Hourglassy founder Darlene rounds up some of her favorite posts from around the web about dressing a large-busted figure stylishly.

Somewhat related: Insecurity knows no cup size

“Eventually, wearing hijab helped me focus away from my appearance. Little did I know, wearing the headscarf would actually help build my confidence over time, rather than diminish it. Growing up female in the West, we are taught from a young age what is beautiful, feminine, and attractive. At 12 years old, I was already and unwittingly rebelling against this message.”

Margot tried and loved pieces from the new Quiz Curve plus size line.

Maryam combines white, stone, and pale pink in this floaty, pretty outfit.

Meet the sandal that can handle plantar fasciitis, high arches, AND bunions in style.

“I didn’t just want to “act” confident anymore. I wanted to feel different. I wanted to feel whole. And that’s when I realized that there was a distinction between confidence and healing.”

Loved seeing Sheila in a vibrant printed Desigual dress and funky Fluevogs – so in her element!

Why J.Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed

This sustainably made striped pocket tunic is on my summer wishlist.

“Marcela Sabiá is a Brazilian artist and she describes herself as a ‘self love and body positivity enthusiast,’ which is also how anyone would describe her after seeing her wonderfully inspiring art. Just scrolling through her Instagram feed makes you feel better about the world and yourself. She addresses all kinds of issues through her art, from Islamophobia to self-harm to depression, but focuses especially on body image and different ideas of beauty.”

After being mistaken for a younger friend’s mom, Grechen ponders what it means to “dress your age.”

Annette teams a kimono-style jacket with cropped flares for a fun and modern look.

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