Lovely Links: 12/29/17

Weekly Kitty:

Two feet in the box are better than none.

“I start my day agonizing over old pictures of myself. I’m all but drooling over her smaller waist, her pants size. I can taste the edges of jealousy, coppery on my tongue. But there’s something deeply unnatural and jarring about envying a former version of yourself. It introduces a decidedly modern and doomed competition. If I was that thin once, I could be that thin again. If she could do it, so could I.”

I love that Europeans call moto jackets “perfectos.” Because they are just about the perfect garment, in my opinion. Clearly Georgette agrees, styling a pink ponte perfecto and mustard velvet one back to back!

Biotechnology in Fashion – The Big Trend of 2018?

Lisa does long layers with elegant ease.

Excited to see that Parkhurst clothes and super cute hats are designed and made in Canada.

6 Career Shoes That Work Overtime to Achieve Comfort For You

“My grandmother isn’t the only one who felt more comfortable speaking Spanish and letting the kids roam free at the local discount watering hole. For first-generation Californian Noemi Perez, who has Mexican family from Puebla, shopping at thrift and discount stores was a completely different experience than shopping at local malls. ‘There’s a behavioral change, no doubt about it,’ she says. ‘There are stores where you go and know you’re being looked at and being judged.'”

Tommy Hilfiger’s New Line Is Made Specifically For Adults With Disabilities

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad gets her own Barbie … with hijab!

Always a huge fan of the leather midi skirt/badass ankle boot combo.

Also adore leopard and leather.

I know I don’t do well with totes, yet still yearn for this made-in-the-U.S. bison leather tote from Duluth Pack.

“In the past year or so, coinciding with the wider adoption (some would say appropriation) of the body positivity movement, there seems to be a hesitancy to talk about working out and exercising as part of a healthy plus size lifestyle. I’ve seen my fellow bloggers and publications struggle with how to support/encourage exercise without falling into the diet-lose-weight-transform-your-body-get-bikini-ready type of verbiage. It seems like working out and exercise talk has almost become taboo in the plus size community.”

Why Don’t Pants Go All The Way Down To The Floor Anymore? An Investigation

Love how Ranti plays with proportion in her high-waist trousers and voluminous sweater.

Plus size ladies, remember that NYDJ still manufactures some plus size pants and jeans in the U.S.!

What does it mean to “live a feminist life”?

“Erin Drischler knows firsthand what it’s like to live with, undergo treatment for, and recover from an eating disorder. With the hopes of empowering women, post-treatment, Erin founded The Garment Project alongside her partner (in business and life), Jordan Tomb. The Garment Project is a Pittsburgh-based, non-profit organization that aims to support women in eating disorder recovery by providing them with: ‘new, size-less clothing, individualized for their healthy bodies and lifestyles.’

Still stalking scarves, especially Tina Carroll’s gorgeous digital abstracts.

Darlene interviews the founder of Curvy Custom Bride, a company that creates bespoke wedding dresses for busty and curvy women.

The Secret Swag Resale Economy: How magazine editors turn their gifts into cash

A dark floral maxi dress is a great way to spice up your winter wardrobe.

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