Lovely Links: 12/8/17

Weekly Kitty:

Little princess.

Bianca’s mix of aubergine and rust is perfection.

CBS’ ‘We Need To Talk’ Launches Series Examining Body Image In Female Athletes

“While it’s not unusual for fashion brands to donate a portion of proceeds to a charitable organization or cause, the 21st century has seen a number of clothing and accessories companies fight trafficking by training and employing the women affected. In addition to Outland Denim, ‘profit-for-purpose’ companies like Purpose Jewelry, Malia Designs, and Elegantees are leading the charge.”

Monochrome cranberry – yes!

Washed Up Whales, Hungry Hippos, & Mayo Mermaids: The Power Of Reclaiming Fat Insults

As an avid thrift and secondhand shopper, I’ve been dismayed to learn that not all charity shops are able to maintain truly earth-friendly policies.

Why are so many cute snow boots uncomfortable? This roundup showcases winter boots that are both chic and comfy to wear.

I know I always seem to be obsessed with some lip product or other, but seriously folks, lip oil is AMAZING. Truly moisturizing, totally natural looking, and comfy to wear.

Lisa layers up in a cropped leather jacket and mustard velvet dress.

Plus Size Sweaters That Don’t Suck

“On the odd occasion that I go outside, I want to make an effort, I want to look presentable. I’m in a wheelchair, I have make up on, I don’t see why people give me a second glance – unless they’re admiring my contouring skills. Honestly though, what’s the big deal? First and foremost, I’m a woman and whether I wear nothing on my face or plaster every product you could possibly think of on it, being disabled doesn’t hinder the way I express myself through cosmetics.”

Melanie shows us how to work a bow blouse with hijab.

Comfortable Holiday Shoes That Are Festive And Feel Good

Ninja-level scarf tie-er Susan shows us a simple way to style an oblong scarf.

From actress Beanie Feldstein: “A person’s body changing is simply not clearance for you to talk about it. I know that nothing will truly change until we as a society are able to unravel the ingrained notion that thinness is ideal. However, I do hope that on a more interpersonal level, we can attempt to stop commenting on each other’s bodies.”

I’m living in tunics these days, and this wool-blend one from Eileen Fisher is calling to me.

Lupita Nyong’o Blasts Grazia UK For Editing Out Her Kinky Hair

Love these creative layers, and the idea of using a waist-tied shirt as a stand-in for a belt.

“While I appreciate their awareness of the need to include a range of sizes on the floor, I find it interesting as many department stores and chains are struggling financially, NOW is the time they (not only Nordstrom) realize that the 20-billion-dollar market may be their savior. NOW, after they have removed plus sizes from their floor, after they have stocked their online shops with contemporary plus size designers, and after their bottom line starts to hurt. Now. After we have stopped really going in store and sourcing our fun contemporary plus size designers and fashion online.”

In Praise of the House Bra

Jean puts a new twist on a classic office outfit by adding a long cardigan.

Pretty sure this darling waxed canvas tote will worm its way into my bag collection by Christmas.

Angie explores why clothes seem to be super cheap or wildly expensive … and moderate prices are disappearing.

How To Respond When A Family Member Body-Shames You

Lindsay Kite, cofounder of Beauty Redefined, gave a great TED talk titled “Body Positivity or Body Obsession? How to See More and Be More

If these women are so opposed to being hit on, why are they going to all that trouble to look so enticing? Men are just supposed to pretend they don’t notice?I’ve never once heard a man explain away a burglary by questioning why a homeowner bothered taking such good care of his house if not to entice others to break in … I’ve never once heard a man explain away a carjacking by questioning why a driver bothered driving such a nice car.”

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