Lovely Links: 10/28/16

Weekly Kitty:

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I got a new pillow. Harriet immediately claimed the old one.

A former in-store stylist outlines 10 reasons why freelance stylists are better advocates for their clients. Clearly she knows her stuff having seen both sides … but free, in-house stylists can still be helpful if you just can’t afford an independent one and need guidance!

Undoing Childhood Body Shame: On Loving Your Body Enough To Listen To It

Into Mind‘s minimalist guide, The Curated Closet, is out now!

Nicole shows us how to style a slinky dress with an arty duster. Lisa uses slightly different proportions in her version.

‘Selfie Surgery’ – How Do ‘Perfect’ Social Media Images Affect Our Self-Image?

“I can feel proud of my cleavage and my combat boots. I feel fierce in drop-crotch sweatpants and preppy sweaters. I carry my edge with me and, with it, my own brand of femininity. Best of all, I consult no one but my own eyes. I don’t ask permission. I don’t seek what’s in fashion. I’ve finally found who Liz is and there’s nothing easier in the world to be.”

I’ve ogled the designs of Katia Olivova at a local gallery for years, and was thrilled to see she’s got an Etsy store! Exquisite handmade pieces in organic shapes crafted from oxidized silver.

There seem to be a handful of extremely frustrating and nearly universal fit challenges in off-the-rack clothing these days.

Joi is a layering genius, styling a strapless dress over a button-front shirt. LOVE.

40 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

Related: Barking Dog Shoes has released its 2016 guide to tall boots, including styles for narrow and wide calves!

“But the difference between the stylish and the not-stylish has nothing to do with courage. The stylish are not risk-takers: They have a deep and unfailing sense of what works, what looks good on them, what feels good, what they like. They don’t waste time trying to turn lead into gold.”

My beloved Neon Buddha Car Coat now comes in 1X and 2X in black or burgundy.

Nine over-40 bloggers showcase how they style their utility jackets.

I have managed to avoid all things Kardashian for most of my life, but am intrigued by Khloe’s line with marketer Emma Grede, Good American. It’s all denim, many styles are available in sizes 0 -24, and made in the U.S. Prices are high, but the styles look pretty fabulous! Lots of high-rise skinnies and cuts meant to fit curvy bodies.

What is that one powerful, valuable thing your body helps you do?

Here’s a round up of resources for wide-calf over-the-knee boots for fall.

Danielle’s updated James Dean look is spot-on.

“The word flattering in plus size fashion is aimed to hit an insecurity. It’s not actually about the clothes; it’s about how the clothes look on fat bodies. In plus size fashion, the bodies we are told to aspire to are often hourglass, cis, able-bodied, white and usually a size 12-16. When we are being told that something is flattering, that is the body that we are supposed to aiming to enhance our appearance towards. And any deviation from that is still a rebellious act.”

This asymmetric crepe blouse – made in the U.S. – would be great for the office, but could also dress up beautifully for a night out.

Mustard, cranberry, and leopard for fall. Forever.

Local and 100% sustainable company Fair Anita has a fantastic new video about its mission and work.

(A bit about this song/campaign here.)

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2 Responses to “Lovely Links: 10/28/16”

  1. janejetson

    Lovely Harriet should be sitting atop a red velvet pillow. I love her expressions.