You lovely sewists may have already seen this, but just in case you haven’t: BurdaStyle has put together an amazing set of resources on clothing fit, tailoring, pattern altering, and other ways to make sure your clothes fit you well. (Thanks, Wendy!)
Stop hating parts of your body that don’t even exist. A fabulously fresh perspective.
This multicolored, striped sundress is simply fabulous. Made even more so considering that it’s thrifted Marc Jacobs!
Liz got targeted by a subway rider purporting to offer help to those suffering from eating disorders. Problem is, Liz isn’t suffering from an eating disorder and the experience wounded her. Assumptions: Dangerous beasties.
Check out this zoot skirt suit. So fun!
“… every time you define nude as ‘Caucasian,’ you’re telling a whole lot of people that their naked skin is mistaken. Is wrong.”
Susie’s interview about the state of fashion blogging is honest and insightful.
How do you reconcile your desire to acquire stylish new items and your urge to do right by planet earth? No easy answer to that one, but I love this post’s candid ruminations.
Marvelous tips for spicing up your workwear with colors.
E of the soon-to-be-defunct blog Academichic (sniffle!) shares her principles for maternity and nursing wear. Loved these tips!
Never enough animal print. At least, not in my book.
Amy Pershing, clinical director for The Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, MI, explains in no uncertain terms that the Health at Every Size Movement does NOT exist to give people “permission to be fat.” (Much like me, the very use of the word “permission” enrages her.)
V’s halter-neck maxi dress is amazing, and she rocks the hell out of it.
Someday, I will overcome my pattern mixing fears. This amazing post will help. (Cheers, LizY!)
The Modern Mrs. Darcy discusses a female bonding ritual we can do without: Body bashing.
“The leading force behind cosmetics use isn’t how well the products work, it’s our emotional response to them.” Autumn mulls the study that drew this conclusion, and adds a few insights of her own.
In other cosmetics news, several ads have been banned in the U.K. for excessive airbrushing.
Looking for some fun weekend DIYs? Here are seven easy style projects, some of which don’t even require a needle and thread!
I love platform shoes. But I also love this open letter to platform shoes, which highlights their seeming monopoly in the current shoe market.
Forever Amber’s post on professional blogging really resonated with me.
More great tips for cultivating self-love and reverence every day.
Emily’s candid post about behaviors she engages that make her feel like a bad feminist provides some great food for thought. They’re all beauty, body, and self-image related.
The dangers of comparative compliments. Word.
I’ve been thinking a lot about hair – for reasons that will become apparent next week – so this post on whether or not curly hair can appear professional caught my eye. Frustrating that such discussions still crop up at all, as many commenters pointed out.
And finally, just as I feared I would, I’ve gotten completely sucked into the world of Pinterest. Oh, the endless hours I now spend pinning and repinning …