Wow, Internet, way to go this week!
For starters, let’s check out this fabulous tutorial video: 25 scarf ties in 4.5 minutes. (Cheers, Elizabeth!)
” … for decades I hewed uncritically to those rules, with ‘slimming’ as my clothing mantra. But in recent years, I’ve found that sometimes ignoring my Prime Directive allowed me to find and wear pieces that I loved and felt best expressed my inner self, even though they may not have been the most ‘slimming’ choice.”
Stephanie looks smashing in her classic trench and fedora.
As you can imagine, I’m THRILLED to have found a Tumblr called Wear Color. I want to live in there.
Another great reminder that feeling proud and strong and beautiful is not a crime. Be your own champions, my friends!
So clever! Natasha has belted her loose-fitting dress with a brooch.
This week at The Frisky, I talked about why I don’t diet.
S. continues her fabulous series on style and the pregnant body, talking about how to deal with trendy items within the context of a maternity wardrobe.
Kyla rocks her rust-colored midi and leopard print flats.
Taking her measurements was an eye-opener for Katy, and explained a lot about why certain styles work for her and others just don’t.
Buyer’s remorse can be so tricky. Ashe asks, “Is there a limit to the cost to making ourselves feel good? Is there a difference between an expensive blender for making soups and juices or an expensive pair of shoes … or an expensive dye job?”
Love this tough-chic mashup of black and pale pink with marvelously badass boots.
“So long as I have people to love, work to do, books to read, and new ideas to think about, I will be full of passion. Passion makes me feel more youthful than any neck cream.”
This mix of kelly green, black, and animal print has me planning a copycat outfit.
I’ve been tempted to try wearing one of HM’s shirts as a skirt, but wasn’t sure how to make it happen. This step-by-step tutorial might just push me over the edge.
Miss Plumcake shares her tips for how to look fab in a statement necklace as a plus-sized woman. Her advice is sound for anyone looking to wear a large necklace without looking over-adorned.
Still color crushing on Lucky So and So. Purple and circus stripes? Amazing.
Alice gives us 75 things she learned from her mom. All of which are, unsurprisingly, hilarious.
Today’s marvelous guest poster, Autumn of The Beheld, muses on why scientists are eternally fascinated by the concept of human beauty.
On a related note, Elissa explores what we’re willing to sacrifice to feel beautiful. Some women have said they’d give up an entire year of life in exchange for their ideal bodies.
Tamia jumps the gun in style, using a runway look from Karen Walker’s SS12 collection to inspire her autumnal outfit.
College Candy gives us 10 fashion finds that simply scream fall.
The lovely Ellie Di dishes out some tough love on the subject of media-fueled self-loathing.
Now THAT’S how you rock a short dress and a duster.
I’ve adored Pringle of Scotland knitwear for years, but now I’m swooning over their shoes.
In sharing her thoughts on being a tall woman, Caitlin says, “I realized that there is nothing inherently wrong with being physically intimidating, and that the only reason I was ever made to feel that it was wrong is because I am a woman.”
Loved this story about a Louisville Unitarian minister who leads a double life … and learns about the real meaning of beauty in doing so. (Cheers, Kim.) Vid is a bit long, but stick with it.
And from the Department of Random: How to use an apostrophe. Features helpful examples, including, “It’s unusual to put crickets in your coffee, but I do it anyway.”
Another from the DoR: I learned a fabulous/funny fact at the International Wolf Center. Apparently, ranchers have begun using guard llamas to protect their herds from wolves and other predators. Why? Because North American wolves have never seen a llama, which means it essentially looks like A SPACE CREATURE to them. Additionally, llamas are totally badass and will defend an adopted flock in a most serious way. Including the spitting. Check out these photos of guard llamas. And respect the llama.