Lovely Links: 10/30/15

Weekly Kitty:

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Simon enjoys time in the basket, too. (First seen on Instagram)

Locals: St. Kate’s and the Tilsner Artists’ Co-op are partnering to showcase student fashion designs inspired by African fabrics and offer attendees the chance to purchase local and African art. Tickets available here.

This roundup of covetable fall pieces features sustainable designers – a few I hadn’t heard of!

Speaking of, LISSA the Shop has a 20% off sale on Neon Buddha and Pure Handknit right now – just use code PURE20 for the discount. I’ve got this Neon Buddha car coat in heavy rotation – outfit post to come soon!

On About.com, I talked about ways to determine an annual clothing budget and offered tips for buying secondhand shoes.

A reminder about cultural appropriation and sensitivity around Halloween

Ela highlights Ernsting’s Family Special, a line that creates the same garments in regular and plus sizes, and shows how she and her Office Wife style a few of the pieces.

Making peace with my belly is still a work in progress (as self-compassion is anyways, it’s not somewhere we succeed and get to never to struggle again…it’s ebb and flow) but by inviting myself into the frame and sending myself love…sideways…the change is happening.”

Kileen shows off a super chic matched set and trendy knotted belt.

I interviewed super talented jewelry designer Karin Jacobson over on North Nabe, where she talked about the local jewelry “scene,” trends she loves, and being a one-woman business.

Sweater care and storage tips from an expert

Perhaps that’s why the nudity is so empowering to me. It’s reclaiming my own autonomy. Being powerful and vulnerable at once. You can’t take shots at me that I won’t receive. You can’t take power from me even if I’m standing before you vulnerable and raw. I carry my power everywhere I go.”

Patti offers tips for transitioning to silver if you have longer hair.

Love this sophisticated palette of dusty jewel tones.

Sarah is thrilled by Rick Owens’ recent comments about plus size fashion. So much yes to Rick Owens designs above size 14!

Online shop Moorea Seal offers accessories made in the U.S.A., and even has a section highlighting jewelry for sensitive skin.

“But it turns out no matter how insanely accomplished or famous you become, you will still be subjected to the innocuous-sounding but ever-so-pernicious ‘why don’t you smile?‘ interjection from those who feel entitled to make demands of women. [Tennis pro Serena] Williams’ retort was her attempt at dismantling that sense of entitlement”

If you’re hoping to make your shopping decisions more sustainable but not sure where to start, think fibers, says Grechen.

How female coders are shaping the future of fashion (Via Geek Feminism)

E rounds up her favorite pregnancy outfits, and every single one of them is creative, contemporary, and stylish.

What happens when you get your period in space?

“What I realize every single day in connecting with women from all over the world, is that we all strive to make connections with other people, but we miss the most important one: connecting with ourselves. If we can recognize beauty in others, why is it so hard to see beauty in ourselves?” (Disordered eating discussed)

This twist braid updo is effortlessly elegant.

On Mad Mimi, I wrote about why email marketing is far from dead.

There is more than one way to have an athlete’s body, and no “right” way to have an athlete’s body. ESPN’s body issue is a great reminder. (Includes nude photos)

Imogen explains why she loves being an over-40 style blogger, and how writing about her insights and experiences has changed her life for the better.

Karen Kane continues to churn out gorgeous prints this season, including this geometric-watercolor hybrid.

“Let’s get something out of the way: I do happen to think strong is sexy. Super sexy. I just don’t think it’s the new sexy. Or that you are required to be strong in order to be sexy. Or that sexy is the point of strong.”

A lighthearted nudge for anyone who has ever been curious about wearing wigs from a veteran wig-wearer. And whether you wear wigs to mix up your look or for health/hair loss reasons, I’ve also heard great things about Sunny’s.

Diesel certainly has come a long way in their ad campaigns. Latest laudable move: Gender neutrality.

Over at Wardrobe Oxygen, Alison tries and reviews Le Tote, a clothing and accessory rental service.

“This isn’t the time for a lecture about why expressions like ‘confined to a wheelchair’ and ‘wheelchair-bound’ are outdated, insulting, and generally just plain inaccurate. But I will say this: using a wheelchair has never made me feel restricted. The barriers and obstacles of the able-bodied world have often made me feel restricted, but to me, the wheelchair itself represents freedom.”

Amazon is now carrying Prairie Underground!

A heartbreaking poem about beauty and self-image

Sarah is open and honest about her experience participating in and witnessing Lane Bryant’s #plusisequal campaign.

And from the Department of Random: As amused as I was by the Onion’s “Sick Man Slowly Becoming Enthroned In Used Tissues,” I DID IT FIRST.

**Disclosure: Actions you take from the hyperlinks within this blog post may yield commissions for alreadypretty.com. See Already Pretty’s disclosure statement for more details. Sustainable options are either used, handmade, made in the U.S., artisan made in non-sweatshop conditions, or made using sustainable/fair trade practices.

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4 Responses to “Lovely Links: 10/30/15”

  1. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    Thanks so much for the mention Sal, and all the good day’s reading. The link goes to my old url – the new url is http://www.notdeadyetstyle. I am also currently surrounded by used tissues but not clever enough to post about it! xo

  2. ImogenLamport

    As ever – thanks so much for including my post in your link love!