Lovely Links: 8/18/17

Weekly Kitty:

Birdwatching.

Jo’s wardrobe remix series is a wealth of inspiration if you’re looking for creative ways to wear the same garments.

Here’s the second post in Eco Warrior Princess’s series on sustainable plus-sized fashion.

Kim shows us how a petite gal can rock a jumpsuit!

“As technology continues to evolve it’s my hope that retail websites will become more inclusive from a disability standpoint. For example, many of us who are blind or visually impaired use special tools to assist us in navigating the internet however if a site is poorly designed, inaccessible or there is only minimal description these things make the buying experience less than ideal. A dream product of mine is a ‘Mirror Mirror’ like in Snow White. Once programmed with data needed to produce a verbal output it could help blind and visually impaired women with the ability to become as adept at makeup application as they so choose.”

My heel height tolerance continues to plummet, so I’m considering sinking serious cash into this Paul Green pair of ankle boots. (I bought these a year or so ago on super sale, and despite their height they remain one of my comfiest pairs.)

Dani looks incredible in her sexy low-cut top and parrot-print skirt!

Margot offers 10 ways to style plus size maxi dresses for summer, using both a solid dress and a printed one as her example frocks.

ASOS has opted to leave swimsuit models’ stretch marks IN their photos. Kudos for a body-positive choice!

Kelly rounds up her personal favorite red lipsticks for brown skin tones.

The idea of purchasing multiples usually involves the idea of snapping up every available variation of the same garment, when in reality the theory is most applicable when limited to the exact garment – the Thing – that is most adored. The latter is the simpler choice, but it has the added benefit of being the more joyful choice, too. Why use the things you only sort of enjoy when you could use your favorites every day instead?”

This faux-memo on the gaucho/wide-leg crop pant trend cracked me up.

Amazon’s handmade section is a little hard to navigate, but includes loads of amazing wares. I bought these crescent moon earrings and am eagerly awaiting their arrival!

Dawn’s flowy separates are so chic, and utterly ideal for late-summer wear.

I’ve started to have some knee issues (Tae Kwon Do involves a lot of joint snapping!), so I was excited to find this roundup of great shoes for knee issues.

“Frump is a way of being feminine. The way of Frump is not in terms of attractiveness but in terms of freedom, comfort, and self-delight. It can be observed in objects, structures, and people of any sex, but because it was born of the machine of patriarchy and male domination as a way to shame the feminine for failing to subscribe to SAW values, it is a sensibility most fundamentally of and for the feminine.” (Cheers, Sarah)

Did you know that Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal line is comprised of vintage, remade, and recycled products? Leah offers some aesthetically similar alternatives to UO in this post, too.

Popped this outfit showing a button-through dress layered over shorts into my layering inspiration Pinboard! This one of a dress over cropped pants, too.

5 Emerging Plus-size Brands to Watch

“It’s entirely too easy to feel shitty about our bodies when People Magazine is publishing a new celebrity ‘post-baby’ body, every goshdang day. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking, ‘Well, they are human, and I TOO am human, so why can’t I look like that? I must be lacking dedication/lazy/not working hard enough.’ You are not lazy or lacking dedication, you are a human being and human beings’ bodies take on different forms. Some of them look like Irina and wear underwear for a living. Some of them look like me and make a living writing about the ones wearing underwear for a living. Irina is a real person, and you are also a real person, and both of you are important.” (Not safe for work viewing.)

And from the Department of Random: How a Theramin Works

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