Lovely Links: 9/22/17

Weekly Kitty:

Soaking up sun on the porch.

Documentary photographer Yagazie Emezi finds that in Liberia, vibrant hair and makeup are a path to self-expression.

How to Be A Skeptical Shopper: A Primer on Identifying Greenwashing

Suggestions for how to wear and style button-front shirts. Some are more daring than others!

“As I write this, my mother is downstairs counting up her calories for the day, optimistic due to her four pound weight loss this week. She’s met societal standards for beauty and therefore has never felt more beautiful. She will recommend to me for the third time this week that I should join her current weight loss plan, because she truly believes that I would be happier if I lost 50 pounds. She doesn’t know that her idea of encouragement is my idea of discrimination, but I will say nothing. I will politely tell her again that I don’t feel like joining and continue to praise her on her own success. I know how to speak her language, I have been doing it since I was nine.”

Locals! If you’re interested in the intersection between manga, anime, and fashion, get yourselves to Full Fashion Panic!

This black-background multicolored Desigual scarf is calling my name … even if the print is all insects and I’m a confirmed bug-phobic.

Love this mix of monochrome blues and pretty prints.

The Curvy Fashionista rounds up some stellar flats and low heels available in wide widths.

Liz explores why “sample size” is still an issue.

Ranti tries out the long-tail belt trend with a pretty printed jumpsuit.

My gal Molly Beck of Smart, Pretty, and Awkward just released a book on networking strategies, and it is FABULOUS. Already bought a copy for the young gal I’m mentoring this year.

Check out these five on-trend shoe styles that are perfect for wearers with plantar fasciitis.

“Fat women are powerful precisely because our bodies interrupt what it means to be a vanilla, cookie-cutter lady person. Femininity as we know it is about smallness — metaphorical and actual. Fat women defy the core tenet of femininity, which is: be small. It doesn’t matter if we ‘chose’ this power or not. The truth remains that not all power is something we know what to do with or how to handle, but once we recognize what we’ve been hiding under a bushel we are better equipped to wield and revel in it.”

It’s official: These crescent moon earrings are my all-time faves.

How to Style Embroidered Ankle Boots for Fall

Maryam brings dusty pastels into fall with long layers.

I’m selling this convertible Yigal Azrouel jacket on The Realreal! For a song!

Darlene gives My Bra Concierge a whirl, and reviews her experience. Sounds like the service could be unspeakably helpful for some folks!

6 Ways to Navigate the Pressures of Diet Culture

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