Lovely Links: 6/30/17

Weekly Kitty:

Harriet has very specific views about distressed denim.

Monroe’s olive green wrap skirt perfectly complements her bold off-shoulder top.

Possibly the best title ever for a beauty product review piece: Adventures In Rubbing Gross Stuff On Your Face. (Reviews Korean beauty products containing snail mucin. Yum!)

How to Make a Monochromatic Outfit Interesting

Sandra’s lemon-print dress and denim jacket make a perfect pairing.

In a fascinating piece positing that obesity is a myth, author Katie McBeth consults with several scholars and says, “We can so easily jump on the bandwagon when it comes to deconstructing patriarchy, or even the myth of the ‘American Dream,’ but when it comes to deconstructing health myths we often get caught up. Why is that?

A great reminder of four simple ways to style a small scarf for summer that won’t make you overheat. Kiah showcases one of them with her neckerchief.

Wow, kudos to Woolrich for designing this keyhole-detailed tee in organic cotton! Available in XXL, too.

Joi adds the quirky touch of an apple-shaped handbag to a simple Little White Dress outfit.

5 Ways to Love Yourself—Even When You Think You Can’t

Lee put together a fabulous guide to shopping for responsible/sustainable formal attire, including clothes, shoes and accessories!

It took creating a model of my body to actually see it for what it is. To actually see it at all. Without judgment. To see it as one good body. I did what I set out to do. I gained a new way of being and overcame a hurdle that has led to greater confidence.”

This post rounds up recommendations for hiking boots and rugged sandals that work for fussy feet.

Not sure how I missed this for so long: Curvy Fashionista has a searchable plus size boutique directory.

Vita masterfully mixes red and white prints in this floaty summer ensemble.

A plus-sized, body positive blogger bravely confesses to having silently judged others. For years. And talks about how she re-routed her thinking.

Charles Henry is a made-in-the-U.S. brand available through Nordstrom that has some truly lovely dress shapes, both classic and trendy.

In response to a NYT article about a mother whose daughter is a tomboy, Chase asks, “Why do we need to have a conversation about the harms of gender norms that does so through the lens of affirming one’s not-trans-ness?

Sheryl styles the ultimate summer fiber, linen, in a sassy jumpsuit and stylish duster.

Georgette is radiant in ruffles, adding red and leopard accents to her neutral outfit.

Considering this sustainably-made tie-front tee to pair with my dwindling-but-ever-present collection of summer skirts.

“Since I happen to run a website that crowdsources first impressions of people in LinkedIn photos, I know better than anyone that there are complexities to hammer out in terms of looking respectable as a woman. As they stand, I would define the ambiguous rules of traditional professional dress for women this way: A woman must wear a version of the popular menswear (1), and it must fit her in a way that is feminine (2), without being sexually appealing (3).”

And from the Department of Random: InspiroBot, AI-generated inspirational posters that are hilarious/disturbing.

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