Assa of the blog My Curves & Curls shows us her mastery of color with this mix of blues. It’s nearly monochrome, but the neon sandals and lush lip color add some wonderfully complementary accents. Check her original post for details about this inspired outfit!
“… fat talk is not a harmless social-bonding ritual. According to an analysis of several studies that my colleagues and I published in 2012 in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, fat talk was linked with body shame, body dissatisfaction and eating-disordered behavior. Fat talk does not motivate women to make healthier choices or take care of their bodies; in fact, the feelings of shame it brings about tend to encourage the opposite.” (Cheers, Lisa)
I find body shape guides to have extremely limited use, but this author asserts they are actively harmful. She also believes that all figure-flattery advice is shaming, either overtly or covertly. Here’s why I disagree.
Also: I don’t even care that this is a commercial for phones that shows absolutely no phones. I want to watch that rock hyrax riding that tortoise over and over again. Also baby rhino and sheep. Also all of it. (Song is from Disney’s “Robin Hood,” in case you didn’t recognize it. And to get even randomer, there is a scene in that movie that features the University of Wisconsin fight song. This is a fact that remains in my brain, making less room for algebra.)
*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
Diane requested a few picks for stylish casual pants (that aren’t jeans), so here we go:
Cords are always a great alternative to denim, especially if you like colorful pants. This slim-fit, low-rise pair comes in this burgundy as well as washed red, teal, mustard, and a pretty paisley print in sizes 0 – 14. Size availability varies by color. A few more size/color combos on Amazon, too. This straight-leg cord style is available in nine amazing colors in sizes 14W – 26W. For more colorful non-corduroy pant options in regular, petite, and plus sizes, check Talbots.
Windowpane print is very on-trend right now, and these would look super cute with a graphic tee, denim jacket, and flats. Not a fan of this print? This stretchy cotton style comes in solid red, gray, black, white, tan, and navy as well as 11 other darling prints including florals, pindots, and geometrics. Available in sizes 0 – 20. Size availability varies by color. Also in petite, tall, and plus sizes. Prefer full-length? This Boden slim trouser comes in great colors and prints.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for stylish casual pants:
Gap – Worth repeating! Love their track pants, colorful chinos, and interesting shapes.