Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lovely Links: 11/30/12

Lindy describes the challenges and pains of being a fat person at the gym. She also mentions this equally fabulous article on the same topic.

“The more we live out the life we’re meant to, the less power the old crappy recordings have over us. Our actions start to trump them. They speak louder than any words ever will, and eventually, the tape will turn from an audio recording into a video recording. It will be documented proof that you aren’t what the bullies said. Or what your parents said. Or what the ads say.” (Cheers, Mariah) read more

Fascinating and Fashionable: Sarah the Minimalist

This is the first in a new series of interviews with fascinating folks about their unique perspectives on style, fashion, and body image. I’m launching with Sarah Von of Yes and Yes, who is one of the most stylish women I know yet owns an absolutely tiny number of wardrobe items. Call her a minimalist, a capsule wardrobe aficionado, or a thrifty shopper, she’s got a good thing going. Let’s hear from Sarah!

How many pieces of clothing do you own? How many are thrifted?
Without actually counting each piece of clothing, I’d say I have somewhere between 20-30 pieces, not including accessories. I have 4 or 5 pairs of shoes that I regularly wear, but I have approximately a gajillion scarves and bangle bracelets. About 80% of my wardrobe is thrifted. If it’s not thrifted, it’s from Target, Old Navy, or TJ Maxx. read more

Insomniac Sale Picks: Winter Coats for Curvy Figures

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, 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?*

Danielle requested a few picks for winter coats for curvy figures, so here we go:

Side-tab Coat – was $168, now $134

Curves come in many configurations, and if you’ve got a larger bust you might shy away from this coat’s oversized lapels. But the gored, flared lower half and nipped waist are ideal for women with hips and defined waists. Available in this camel, ivory, navy, and black in sizes 0 -14. Size availability varies by color. read more