Lovely Links: 10/16/15

Weekly Kitty:

laundry

Harriet in heaven, AKA Husband Mike’s dirty laundry bag

Marlen points out that a key to making minimalist looks work is focusing on accessories.

Hope is a new collection designed for stylish older women, and it looks absolutely stellar.

Waiting for this asymmetric tunic dress to arrive, and can hardly wait.

On About.com I explained which repairs a cobbler can and can’t do, and explored the differences between online shopping services like Stitch Fix and in-person personal shoppers.

This Huffington Post piece shows 25 un-retouched photos of women’s thighs, and asks each woman to describe her thighs in a single word.

Steph shows us her sexy take on the visible bra. LOVE.

Having dealt with biting comments and outright insults to the women whose personal styles she features on her blog, Sylvia asks, “Why do women feel the need to trash someone else’s style? Why don’t they rejoice in how confident someone expresses herself through style and the art of dressing? Why are they not in awe of someone’s unique look?”

Women’s Running UK put a plus-sized woman on their magazine’s cover and published her story of being fat-shamed while running. The response was overwhelming.

Playing with proportions can lead to unexpectedly perfect combinations, like Deborah’s lantern dress and cropped leggings.

A woman documents her decision to let her body hair grow naturally in this comic.

“A group of Finnish organizations are banding together to transform old cotton garments, particularly those unsuitable for reuse, into new fibers for the textile industry.” (Via YLF)

The Curvy Fashionista recommends Ashley Stewart for plus-sized suiting. Anyone else tried the line?

“Gender has always played a role in the body positive conversation, considering body shaming is seemingly more directed at women. However, people identifying with genders that aren’t cis — like trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or intersex — are hugely underrepresented.”

A great neutral mix outfit that proves you needn’t put away your whites for fall. More inspiration for white-cream-ivory outfits here.

Does the “one in, one out” closet management policy really work?

I checked out the Athleta X Derek Lam collection with a client the other day, and we both loved the color-blocking and edgy designs.

9 Ways to Practice Self-Care When Dealing with Street Harassment

Straddling the line between interesting and over-thought, this piece asks body language experts to weigh in on what various bag-carrying styles say about people.

Gracey looks gorgeous (as always) in blush and plaid.

“I am not here to answer those questions. I am here to say again and again, until my very last breath ‘My appearance does not make me any more or less of a person. I am what I am. Take it or leave it.’ … I went for important functions and heard hurtful things being said about me. I survived the functions. I cried in bed for days after. But I was visible. There is a point to this pain and I am realistic about ‘leaving the table when love is no longer being served.'”

Exploring sexism in sneaker culture

On North Nabe, I wrote more about sustainability and style and managed to make a reference to the movie “Cloud Atlas.”

Peter is hesitant about the neoprene trend. I was too … until these pants came into my life.

The danger of beauty product samples is that they make you fall in love with the spendy stuff: I got a bottle of this Kiehl’s facial oil as a gift and it is the most glorious-smelling, luxuriously moisturizing stuff my face has been graced with in a good long time.

Beth’s print mix is bold and beautiful, just like Beth!

And from the Department of Random: Let’s play Jell-o tennis!

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4 Responses to “Lovely Links: 10/16/15”

  1. Heidi/FranticButFab

    Ooh, that tunic dress is super cool and the store’s story is even more interesting. I think I might have to get one for myself. How long ago did you order it? Will be curious to know how long it takes to arrive and what you think of the product.

  2. BartSkipner

    How does sustainable style mesh with mass-produced in China?

    “And I won’t. I’ve vowed to never again buy anything that wasn’t:

    – Made in the U.S.

    – Handmade / homemade / artisan made

    – Created from sustainable materials

    – Created utilizing sustainable methods

    – Or used”

  3. Bike Pretty

    Kiehl’s facial oil gets me every time too! So when I need a fix I check out eBay and buy a few sample sizes of my desired product. It’s important to do the math to make sure you’re not paying a higher per ounce cost, but there are definitely deals to be had and you can get a little treat for not too much money.