Lovely Links: 2/17/17

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Simon still enjoys our luxurious pillow setup.

I Didn’t Need A Partner Or A ‘Perfect’ Body For Boudoir Photos — And Neither Do You

In an industry dominated by thin, cis, white bodies, it can be difficult to wade through to find intersectional blogs and influencers in the beauty industry. With that in mind, Rosewater shares some fabulous Instagram accounts that focus on beauty and makeup that break through the stereotypes of beauty standards, including bloggers of various skin tones, faiths, and gender identities.

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Reader Request: New Job Style

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Kate e-mailed me with this question:

In about three weeks, I’ll be starting a new job, and while my brain is busy getting ready for the new challenges that go along with it, one little part of my brain is wondering “What am I going to wear?”  I ask because I’ve been in my current job for about four years. When I started, I was in my mid-20s, straight out of grad school and I dressed quite conservatively: mostly suit separates with button downs and sweaters and blazers, in an attempt to look a little older and wiser amongst my older coworkers.  As I started getting more comfortable and confident in my job and my work, I started to dress more to show my personality.  I’m by no means outlandish and I still dress within the business casual dress code but now I find myself wearing more brightly colored clothing and I take a few more fashion risks. 

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Originally posted 2011-11-08 06:33:11.

Body Knowledge, Body Acceptance

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My clients teach me so much, friends. They show me how little I really know about style and body image, and reinforce my belief that having conversations about where those two topics overlap can be a truly healing process. Before I work with a client, I ask her to do some thinking and writing, answering a handful of questions and prompts that I provide. Recently, a client sent me a 10-page response to my questions. Which I loved, because the more info and background I have, the better. And because it was abundantly clear to me that this client was smarter, more articulate, and considerably more knowledgable about garment construction than I was.

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Originally posted 2014-02-13 06:40:54.