Cuddling. (First seen on Instagram)
“And so what if someone who you’re not attracted to is showing off his or her body? Do your eyes burn at the sight of cellulite? Does a muffin top offend you? When someone has overcome her insecurities enough to wear something that shows her love handles, or body acne, or scars, or big thighs, then who are you to tell her to put it away?”
Belle weighs in on pairing necklaces and necklines, pointing out that necklace length and volume can serve as a balancing factor.
“So far, the side-effects of trusting my gut’s wardrobe knowledge has been a newfound joy in clothing, more acceptance that my tastes/body/life change, new ways to wear old things, and more colours in my wardrobe, which makes me happier.”
Women scientists show how #distractinglysexy they are in response to Sir Tim Hunt’s sexist comments.
Tattoorary has the most amazing temporary tattoos I’ve ever seen. Period.
This method for simplifying your closet sounds intriguing.
Layering a crop top over a summer dress is a great way to mix up your looks. I’ve done this a few times myself this season! You can also pair cropped tops with maxi skirts and jackets for a slightly less covered-up look.
A helpful roundup of stylish and modern organic cotton clothing
“I really would like to make it clear, I am not interested in slowly replacing all of my clothes and items and attempting to live as a woman full time, bit by bit. All I would really like to do is to understand that I need to allow myself to be me. And the ‘real’ me exists somewhere outside of the gender binary; somewhere in that space that makes up the spectrum between both the poles of male and female.”
In this post, activist Christina Verzijl delves into the roots of her own body insecurities, and describes how they inspired her to create Body Project 4 High Schools (BP4HS).
If you’re gonna let your bra show through, picking an eye-catching design is key. Luciana’s is a stunner.
Getting groped by strangers is scary, infuriating, and awful in every way. And another example of how women’s bodies are seen and treated as public property by many.
If you’ve got a beloved scarf that’s just too voluminous, it can be thinned. Kelly uses Fray Check, a product I’d never heard of that sounds positively miraculous.
Deborah is fast becoming my layering idol. She does such a fantastic job of creating organic mixes of asymmetric pieces.
Two great posts on going gray: Cindy offers practical tips for making the switch and caring for gray hair, and Susan recaps her year of growing her gray hair out and shares some emotional revelations. (both via Inside Out Style)
These simple guidelines for selecting a job interview outfit make sense, especially the tip about trying your outfit on the night before. A must!
Dorrie layers on the black and white pieces, adding stellar accents with her striped clutch and sculptural heels.
Lane Bryant continues to step up its game, this time by collaborating with Christian Siriano.
More proof that bra fittings are important … but inconsistent: A reporter got fitted for bras at six different stores, and chronicled the results.
Vests are fantastic pieces to add to your summer wardrobe, since they add interest without making you overheat. Love how Ashley has styled hers, with a wide-brim hat and ankle boots.
How does Colette Patterns find truly diverse models for it’s shoots? Seamwork editor Sarai explains. (Cheers, Sewing Faille!)
On About.com I suggested some times when it makes more sense to shop at department stores than individual stores, and offered tips for buying sandals that are both comfy and flattering.
And from the Department of Random: This post perfectly describes my relationship with cherries.
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