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How is it that people feel free to touch tattooed skin without first asking permission? And how is it that this is done to women, almost exclusively? (I’ve totally had this happen. Really. Via FFB)
Elissa muses on the tyranny of the bikini body.
Clothes are NOT for hiding body “flaws,” but tools of self-expression.
Looking to try out the preppy look? Here’s a great list of simple preppy summer staples.
Autumn recaps her month without mirrors, and shares some remarkable insights.
Fabulous tips for keeping white blouses white.
“We’ve reached a stage where cosmetic surgery is so readily available that in certain circles it is expected of women and men to avail themselves of these age-deniers.” (Cheers, Cynthia)
What a fun way to style a maxi skirt!
How to respond when someone asks you, “Do I look fat in this?”
Stacy has made a goal of wearing at least one handmade garment or piece of jewelry every day for a month. Rock ON.
Fat stigma is increasing around the world, even in countries where larger bodies have previously been celebrated and despite the fact that creating body shame has never been proven to actually “fight obesity.” (Via Beauty Schooled)
Monochrome blues done right. OK, not just “right,” joyously!
Speaking of monochrome, a wash of gray is so much more fun when it involves sequins.
Exploring the flip side of style-as-self-exploration, Leanne says, “Fashion is so often presented as this wonderful means of self-expression, but it can absolutely be used for less-than-pleasant things, like burying oneself, as well.”
Loved Patty’s analysis of which skirt types work best for her body.
Amazing Twin Cities food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl explores diets, starvation, and the crazy things we do to our bodies. (Thanks, Lisa!)
Another great reminder that all women are real women.
What is the recipe for a happy life?
Loved Margarita’s post on body envy and how to get past it. She even ties it into blog envy!
As usual, Tamia looks completely amazing, this time in cropped white jacket and vintage turquoise leather dress.
College Candy and College Fashion are challenging their readers to wear a single item every day for a week. Are you game?
The Body Shop reminds us that there are 3 billion women who don’t look like supermodels, and only eight who do. (Cheers LHdlM)
The Budget Babe gives us six places to shop for cute vegan wedges.
50 reasons that you are beautiful. Yes, you!
Bonus DoR entry (via the Naked Redhead). I, too, feel happy of myself: