Lovely Links: 8/11/17

Weekly Kitty:

Harriet tries out HM’s new guitar case.

Sarah Anne is retro gorgeous in her lemon-print frock.

Target launches a new gender-neutral kids clothing collection

“In speaking with a friend yesterday about her emerging brand, she lamented about never being able to get ‘there.’ What I realized is that right now in the world of fashion we really do not know what ‘there’ is. It has yet to be defined, it is emerging (just like her). As old structures go away, like department stores and retail, new structures are rising up to take their place and whether or not they will be successful is still an experiment.”

Unexpected discovery: Caterpillar, renowned for selling earth-moving machinery, makes amazing casual footwear. This pair is stylish and waterproof.

Imogen offers a quick formula that will help you put together great outfits in minutes.

A helpful reminder: Even Your Favorite Stuff is Just Stuff

Courtney’s striped wrap top and sweet straw hat make her look like summertime embodied. Also love Melanie’s sassy hat and flowy maxi skirt, and Allison’s amazing boater.

Stella McCartney is working on a vegan-friendly silk made from yeast.

The Hourglassy girls are loving startup swimwear line Alisa Nicole, which features designs for big-busted figures.

Turns out the double-G Gucci belt you’re seeing on dozens of fashion bloggers is available in a few cusp/plus sizes. See Rochelle in hers here.

Pretty Foundation is a non-profit and website that aims to give parents body-positive language to use around their young daughters.

I received this bra for a review ages ago, and it remains one of my favorites for a smooth-back silhouette.

Tis the season for massive platform espadrilles.

“For me body positivity is the belief that every individual has the right to exist, in whatever body they have today, tomorrow and in the future without pressure to attain an ‘acceptable body’ or rejection from society if they don’t.”

Vita roams through sunflower fields in a gingham midi dress, and captures some stunning snaps.

Plus-sized blogging superstars Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason have teamed up to create Premme, a super-trendy line of clothes in sizes 12 – 30.

The You Look Fab team collected a few links to great petite shopping resources in this post.

This summer I choose to stop hiding. From my body hair, to the way my tummy tucks out of my pants, folks always seem to be genuinely surprised by the appearance of these traits, when honestly I am fat and hairy year round. I don’t hide it in the winter, and I don’t want to hide it in the summer.”

Kiah styles her calla lily dress with the perfect pair of bright yellow sandals.

Model (and MN native!) Halima Aden speaks about representing Muslim women in the mainstream fashion world

Grechen posts about the brand EVERYBODY, most well-known for their Trash Tee, made in the U.S. from recycled cotton. Double win!

The Barking Dog Shoes team offers their picks for stylish, comfy pumps that accommodate bunions.

Patti on wardrobe size: “I have dear friends on both ends of the spectrum – minimalists and maximalists – and I don’t have any negative feelings about either extreme. Who am I to judge the amount of clothing you choose to own? Don’t judge yourself either, but be proud of the closet you’ve created.”

New Etsy obsession: Montreal-based badass jewelry designer Missy Industry

This epic tweet thread in which one dude schools another in privilege and explains why women’s clothing is, indeed, sexist, is a must-read.

And from the Department of Random: ‘Supernatural’ Gets A Female-Driven Spin-Off Featuring A Sisterhood Of Monster-Fighting Foster Girls. My inner geek-girl rejoices.

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