Let’s kick this one off with a hilarious, fashion-related video, shall we? (Cheers, Amirali.)
Elissa argues that holding onto clothing that is too small to fit your today-body may damage your self-esteem.
Know who has got the best dress collection in the history of dresses? Why, it’s Roisin. And she’s made many of them herself.
Do you subscribe the the French women beauty myth? This post explores its up- and downsides, and notes that since young French girls aren’t obsessed with notions of “popularity,” they may naturally grow into women who feel more self-assured.
This watercolor-print maxi dress may prompt me to write to Zara corporate and BEG them to open a store in MN.
Loved this simple, no-nonsense message about spending on clothes versus saving for long-term goals.
Rocquelle styles her jumpsuit as pants, and my, my, it looks fabulous.
Super excited about The Bridge Project, which is “a matching service that can introduce feminists from different generations and encourage partnerships with the intention to establish a true lineage in the American Women’s Movement.” Join the VFA to participate. (Via Cartoon Heart)
On the lookout for some cute pairs of flats? Manolo for the Big Girl has declared July Flat Month. Yes!
Franca consistently inspires me with her bold use of color. Check her out in green, yellow, and turquoise.
These guidelines for how to edit your closet make sense to me, but as someone who loves a large and varied wardrobe I can’t fathom limiting myself to a three-week window of evaluation. You?
This advertisement for Special K gets an earful from a creative passerby. (And yes, I know ads don’t have ears. TECHNICALLY.)
The Other Emily gives some great tips for effective packing.
Intrigued by this product designed to combat underboob sweat … but wondering if baby powder wouldn’t do the job just as well.
Calling all fashion bloggers! Care to take part in some fascinating research? Lovely Elly is working on her dissertation about the relationships between fashion bloggers, the fashion industry, and contemporary social structures. She needs style and fashion bloggers to fill out some survey questions so she can gather data. Can you lend a hand?
Check out these eight darling polka-dotted pieces for under $20 apiece.
I found this post about embracing graying hair to be inspirational and uplifting. I’ve often wondered how I’ll react when I start to gray, and hope I’ll just go with the flow. (Cheers, Jill!)
Reminder: Your body does NOT have “problem areas.”
Kat has some stellar suggestions for anyone transitioning from a conservative dress code office to a more casual one.
Could you go a year without using a mirror? That’s what this gal has committed to doing, and she’s getting married in October!
In response to the now-widely-read piece on the dangers of photo-based body image blogs, Marzipan points out that nothing about the body positive movement is that simple.
And from the Department of Random: What happens when we edit famous literary passages “with economy”? This happens. (I generally believe in attempting to say more with less, but still found this hilarious. Especially, “I love Lolita.”)