Reader Request: How to Soften Your Look

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Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy e-mailed me this request:

This past year I’ve been trying to “soften” up my image: for years I’ve dressed in crisp basics–dark denim, jewel-neck cardis, jackets, white tees. (I just can’t help it–I worked in the legal field for too many years!!) I think the look is pretty but it’s also pretty no-nonsense, and I want to inject some softness and flowy-ness and easy-going-ness (howdya like all those adjectives?) into my appearance. So I’ve been experimenting with long necklaces and wispy bangs and long open cardigans and flowing scarves. I think I’m making progress, but I would love some tips from the pros.


Originally posted 2012-04-09 06:18:39.

Curology Brings Dermatology To Your Doorstep

I’m just going to warn you right now that this will probably like sponsored content, but it’s not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would totally be a filthy corporate whore if the choice was presented to me, but no such luck here. However if any of the lovely people from Curology read this and would like to give me free stuff in the future, I wouldn’t be too broken up about it.

No, I am actually genuinely excited about this to an obnoxious and cheerleader-ish degree. This service joins my two great loves, skin care and convenience, in holy matrimony. I’ve recently relocated to Philadelphia, so my insurance situation has been in limbo. I refused to let that stop me from caring for my skin. If I got hit by a car right now I’d be entirely fucked, but god damn it I would have my Retin-A! If you have similarly terrible priorities or just don’t want the hassle of visiting a dermatologist Curology is for you.


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Lovely Links: 1/13/17

Weekly Kitty:


Anuschka shares nine ways to boost your style confidence and have more fun dressing this year, and I ADORE them. Body-positive, encouraging, and bold.

Red has long been my favorite color, so I loved this one: Reflections on the Meaning of Red in Art, Fashion and Film

Speaking of red, nothing zaps you out of the winter dressing doldrums like a bold red coat – Melanie’s is such a classic style.

And let’s make it a trio: Does Red Make You Sexier?


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