Lovely Links: 12/15/17

Weekly Kitty:

I call this, “Har-ball.” GET IT?

Dani adds edge to her tweed skirt/opaque tights outfit with a burgundy moto, and whimsy with a cat-shaped handbag.

“The way we dress is an extension of our personality, an extension of ourselves. I don’t care if being obsessed with how I dress or being infatuated with clothes, is seen as shallow or frivolous. Nothing makes me happier than putting together an absolute belter of an outfit and walking out the house, knowing I’ve dressed totally for myself.”

Carelia showcases one of her wardrobe workhorses: Her camel coat.

I loved Imogen’s post on the importance of both giving and receiving compliments.

7 Ethical Alternatives to Anthropologie

From actress Constance Wu: “When you’re a teenager, you take cues from your environment to find the metrics of how a culture measures a woman’s worth. And I saw billboards, magazines, TV shows that all equated breasts with beauty. So learning to be proud of my flat chest, to stop wearing padded bras — it was a real milestone for me.” More on Wu’s views on race and body image here.

As a person who gets ingrown eyebrow hairs weekly, I’m curious about these super-pointy tweezers that get high marks from reviewers.

This post shows how shoe choice impacts your overall outfit by rotating three pairs with the same clothes.

If you want to see a style blogger who absolutely brims with playful happiness in every shot, you need some Cyn in your life.

6 Best Shoes for Morton’s Neuroma : Wiggle Room Not Optional

Women who, like me, prefer to wear glasses shouldn’t be excluded from the narrative of what is deemed sexy. Especially because of how we choose to correct our vision. I am just as sexy and beautiful as a supermodel; I just happen to wear glasses while doing it.”

I finally did it: I bought a sweater stone. Still a little terrified to take this incredibly jagged item to my super delicate sweaters, but it’s proven very effective on heavier knits.

Joi rocks the embellished jean trend.

I adore the dark mix of colors in this outfit – black, forest green, mustard, and a black-background floral accent.

Young and Chronically Ill: How I Love My Body When I Feel Betrayed By My Body

Rajahnique rocks pieces from a special collection by Long Tall Sally, including a killer pair of faux leather pants.

“She was voicing a sentiment that I have heard many times before: even though she hated portion control, pathological exercise, self-loathing, and the overall never-ending drain that is Diet Culture Life™, that somehow it all felt easier than trying to build a road to self-love and self-acceptance.”

Sarah plays with proportion in her longline jacket, short dress, and over-the-knee boots.

This braided headband tutorial looks easy and ever so cute.

Why the World Needs More Unflattering Pictures

Nadine and I agree: Leggings season is in full effect.

This long-sleeved side-tie top strikes the perfect balance between simple and quirky. And it’s made in the U.S.!

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