On the evening of July 24 I’ll be at Bella Boutique in South Minneapolis
for a free event! Join me to learn how to incorporate
various types and styles of jewelry into your own outfits.
Attendees will receive 15% off fashion accessories in the boutique during the event!
Complete Your Outfits with Jewelry
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bella Boutique, 3100 50th St W., Minneapolis
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There is only one place in the house that they’ll cuddle like this and it is on the seat of my office chair. Which is also the only place in the house where I really need to sit. My solution? Use HM’s office chair. I never have the heart to kick them out.
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Dollar Store Crafts rounds up 10 ways to upgrade your shades for summer. The polka dot makeover is my fave.
Slightly more advanced: Merrick shows us how to transform a pair of printed PJ pants into trendy track pants.
Valérie looks utterly smashing in her digital patchwork print maxi dress.
This series of body-positive drawings and accompanying text by Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti are utterly inspiring. I hope the images will be available as prints for purchase someday, and have stashed most of them in my Body Positive Pinterest board until then.
“Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.”
This outfit is right up my alley, from the quirky printed dress and fun blazer to classic heels and chunky necklace.
I could relate to ALL of these curly hair issues, and loved the proffered solutions.
“I truly believe that the plus size movement has been built by the grassroots efforts of women of color. The majority of U.S. plus size bloggers are African American and Latina and two major movements in the plus size community, Full Figured Fashion Week and Plus Model Magazine, were both founded by women of color.”
Related: The Curvy Fashionista rounds up eight great plus-focused magazines.
Will be keeping my eyes peeled for a screening of the documentary “Raising Ms. President” here in the Twin Cities. Anyone seen it yet?
“Because a triple zero is an impossible goal for most women, critics are labeling this trend as ‘horrifying.’ Disturbing. Concerning. Cataclysmic. And I get that. But aren’t all of societies messages that cause you to hate your body horrifying, disastrous, and cataclysmic? They all take a negative toll on our psyche, body, and life. What I’m trying to say is: the ‘Triple Zero’ phenomenon is just another trend that highlights the extreme inferiority that our society peddles for profit. ”
Maybe it’s time to let go of “perfect” and revel in your today-body.
On the Fox 9 Buzz, I offered tips for layering and accessorizing maxi dresses … and a way to “build” your own!
Great for a giggle: DIY beauty suggestions that utilize items you already have. In your garage.
This all-white outfit is stunning. And a suit-like look I would totally love to wear.
From a great piece titled, “Girls On Top – Who Really Benefits from Sexuality, Identity and Branding in Pop Music?”: “For contemporary artists, there are a stream of expectations, many of which are difficult to reconcile with the love of making music. In fact, the industry is riddled with a need to satisfy an audience’s expectations of how pop stars should look.”
Wendy is calling it: Big hoops will be the next big thing in jewelry. She has proof.
Just plain love this: Your Female Characters Are So Strong
The printed accents on Audrey’s cobalt dress make it such a memorable piece.
“It is often said that ‘Washington is Hollywood for ugly people,’ but the adage is only half true. Women are not allowed to be ugly people because women—and nowhere more than in such women’s magazines that reduce female political leaders to their supposed fashion and lifestyle choices—are not really allowed to be people at all.” (Via Capitol Hill Style, love Belle’s commentary on this link, too.)
And from the Department of Random: I’m a sucker for stuff like this. 12 Wonderfully Quirky Words with No English Equivalent. List includes “uffda,” commonly heard here in MN and irritatingly butchered by the cast of the otherwise stunning FX series “Fargo.” (I forgive them. Mostly.)
Additionally: I had lunch with my dear friend Annie Wilder this week and made one of the only actual recipes I use in my life, this lemon-oregano couscous salad. I made a double batch. You should all come over and have some because a double batch is WAY too much.
And finally: Blame Sarah for this one.