Monthly Archives: May 2010

Lovely Links: 5/28/10

Sorry so late! We’ve been on the road all day …

Holy moly, people, have you seen COLOURlovers? The site is aimed at graphic and interior designers, but we creative dressers can utilize it for color inspiration, too. Go to search/palettes, and type in a keyword like dramatic, or bubbly, or zany. You’ll be astonished by the variety of suggested color combos. And, hopefully, inspired to craft some outfits around them. (Huge thanks to Brande for sending this site my way!) READ MORE

Reader Request: Dressing When You’re Down

Dressing tips for when you're feeling sad, sick, or low-energy

Reader Jess sent me this question via e-mail:

How does one reconcile her clothing choices with days when you’re truly down? Sometimes I want to put clothes on as armor, assuming that if I look put together, my less-than-together mental state will be disguised. But there are other times when I am feeling particularly angsty and want nothing more than to sulk around in a hoodie. I should add that I am a graduate student, but most of my classmates do dress up to some degree, so I can’t exactly waltz in wearing my nubby slippers. READ MORE

Daily Outfit: 5/26/10

Jersey dress, TulleBlack bangle, Electric Foetus in DuluthOnyx necklace, PufflunaBlack sandals, Dansko

I TOLD you I scored big at that Tulle sale. This dress is actually my favorite of the haul. It’s comfy, cute, and one of my all-time favorite colors. And it was $3. Also great for shoving into my bike bag – it’s practically a ready-made outfit! Far less colorful than yesterday’s ensemble, I know, but still within the black-out rules. More daring combos to come, I swear …

My necklace was actually a bit long for the available space and closes with an open hook clasp, so I used a hairband to shorten it up. You won’t often see me in a choker, but it seemed to work best much closer to my throat. READ MORE