Posts Categorized: guest post

Guest Post: Flattering Hats for Every Head

I’ve received several requests for some guidance about finding hats that work for specific face shapes. I’ve tried my hand at this topic before, but for real insight into the matter, I turned to my favorite milliner, Audi from Fashion for Nerds. How could someone who designs and hand-makes gorgeous hats steer us wrong, I ask you?

And, just as I expected, she’s outdone herself. So without further ado, I give you a comprehensive look at hat flattery by the incomparable Audi.

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From the 18th century until the mid 1960’s, hats were an essential part of any fashionable woman’s wardrobe. Milliners came out with new styles every season, and hats were purchased right alongside all the latest dresses, shoes, and jackets. As dress codes loosened in the ’60s and fashion began to cater more towards the young, hats gradually fell out of favor until the art of millinery was all but extinct. These days, hats still don’t enjoy the prominent place in our collective wardrobe that they once did, but they have begun to trickle back into fashion, and as they do, many women find themselves at a loss to figure out which styles suit them best. read more

Dance. It Does a Body Good: A Guest Post from Lisa

I’ve been reading the blog Solo Lisa for a good long time now, and it never fails to impress me. Lisa strikes me as an incredibly smart, savvy, chic, modern woman who knows what she wants and doesn’t wait for an invitation to run out and grab it. She is colossally busy, yet manages to cook up insightful and entertaining posts on a daily basis. Essentially, we’re talking about a powerhouse here.

One of the things I’ve learned from Lisa’s comments on MY body image posts, is that she is an avid salsa dancer, and never feels more fabulous about her bod than when she’s moving to the music. So I asked her to write a little about the connection between salsa and self-love, and boy did she ever deliver! read more

Reader Request: Belted!

Lovely reader Herbee had this request:

I would love to see you cover belts. How can they look so good on everyone else and so dorky on me? Do some people just not have the body shape for belts? I just can’t figure them out…at the waist, below the waist, loose, tight…it eludes me!

OK, so you all know I love me a GOOD belt. But I am quite new to the belting game. Quite. Like, I’d say, a year into my love affair with the cinched-waist look. So I called in a long-time expert and belter extraordinaire for a guest post, and she went above and beyond! Without further ado, I give you the incomparable Audi of Fashion for Nerds: read more