Lovely Links: 6/9/17

Weekly Kitty:

Box Inspector Harriet takes her duties seriously.

Actress Chloë Sevigny extolls the virtues of thrifting. (Yes!!!)

Related: Forest City Fashionista showcases some of her thrift-only outfits, and highlights other bloggers over 40 who adore secondhand shopping.

Dove decided it would be a good idea to release body wash bottles that echo “diverse” women’s body shapes.

“The long-term viability of a traditional linear economy is now widely questioned by sustainability experts and economists alike. But what would it take for fashion to adopt a closed loop system?

Nadine considers her arms to be a transgender “tell,” and talks about how she sometimes struggles to wear sleeveless tops because of this.

Joi embraces all the colors of the rainbow in a single outfit.

For the cautious but curious, this detailed sweatshirt could be the perfect way to dip your toes into the “statement sleeve” trend.

12 Ethical Alternatives to Modcloth

Haircut advice from The New Yorker that includes, “Fire-escape and scaffolding shapes are very becoming on round faces, because they suggest that the face is not round at all but long and tall.” Giggle-inducing illustrations included.

Dana looks happy and lovely in her floral-print midi-dress.

Kirsten is thrilled that these lovely espadrille wedges feature both arch support and metatarsal support.

From Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, who recently got turned away at a Chanel store: “No matter how dressed up I get, I’m never going to be able to dress up my skin color to look like what certain people perceive to be an actual customer. Depending on the store, I either look like a thief or a waste of time. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground between no attention and too much attention.”

Ranti’s pleated, wide-leg, tie-waist pants are flat-out amazing.

Loved this roundup of dark-skinned beauties flaunting their tattoo work on Instagram.

Sorely tempted by this made-in-the-U.S. cross-front dress

Beth reminds us that a white button-front and black pants—even in updated, modern cuts—are eternally chic.

“You’d think after all of these years that I’d have moved beyond these unfortunate experiences from my youth and learned to accept my body as it is. But sadly for me, that hasn’t been the case, and I often wonder how many other women, who share similar experiences, can say that they’ve moved on. That when they look in the mirror, they aren’t wrestling with an old opinion or message they’ve internalized that their body is too much, too wrong, and just not right.”

On actual makeup Amazon’s prices can be high, but on skincare basics you can’t beat the prices. I buy Aquaphor, Yes To products (mostly Yes to Tomatoes for me), and I’ve occasionally found deals on my preferred Aveda products.

Patti muses on compliments—good, misguided, and in-between.

I don’t generally love black with pastels, but Allie’s stellar outfit has me rethinking my stance.

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