Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lovely Links: 9/30/11

Been meaning to post this hilarious song for AGES: “Fashion is Danger” by the always stylish Flight of the Conchords. (Careful, there are some nude mannequins in the vid.)

Twin Cities fashion lovers, take note! Jill is hostessing a giant clothing swap this weekend, and you can still attend.

Should we reward cosmetics companies for campaigns that acknowledge there’s more to beauty than a pretty face? Or is it still just clever marketing?

What a fabulous concept: Discovering and owning your power color. read more

Daily Outfit: 9/29/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring boat neck breton top, full black skirt, brooch necklace, Coclico boots, CZ stud earrings

Striped shirt, thrifted – similar
Skirt, Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Belt, thrifted – similar
Boots, Coclico via eBaymore Coclico boots
Bracelet, thrifted – similar
CZ studs, gift – similar
Necklace, self-made
Bag, Mid City Tote courtesy Foley + Corinna

Well. Turns out it’s Sally Secretly Longs to be Rachel Weisz Week this week. First the star print, and now this. I guess that editorial had quite an impact on me. I really do love Ms. Weisz. Did you see “The Brothers Bloom”? Gah. Marvelous. read more

Your Style, Your Body

Style advice can help guide decisions. Trends can influence styling. Matters of proportion and figure flattery can impact outfit assembly and dressing choices. The information, opinions, and guidance offered by style experts and resources can be useful, fun, and enlightening.

But never forget that you decide what looks good on you, to you, and for you. Your opinion eclipses all others, and you drive your own sartorial train. No expert can ban you from wearing anything and no rule can prevent you from buying anything. Clothing should make you feel powerful, amazing, unstoppable, and gorgeous. If the clothing that experts say you should be wearing fails to do any of those things for you, look elsewhere. read more