Lovely Links: 11/18/16

Weekly Kitty:

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We’re getting the bedroom painted, so a bunch of stuff that’s normally in there is scattered around the house. This wadded up sheet on the coffee table has become THE SPOT for sitting. Simon and Harriet trade off napping on top of it.

8 Ways to Embrace Sustainable Fashion Without Going Broke

“Eventually I stopped wanting to be thin. All I wanted was to access healthcare without more strange men telling me what to do with my body.”

Locals! Uprising Theater Company will soon be opening “Sex in the Dark,” a show that explores intimacy, gender identity, and body image. Tickets are $20, but a pay-what-you-can option is offered for all performances. I’ll be at the preview show!

If you’ve been stalking any Karen Kane items, now’s the time to pounce. Code PARTYPERFECT gets you 20% off select items.

Also now through November 29, enter the code INVESTINWOMEN when checking out at sustainable accessory site Fair Anita and you will get 20% off your purchase. Founder Joy McBrien recommends the Ripples Necklace, which I’m drooling over myself …

I’ve linked to articles about Sky Cubacub’s work before, but just have to again: “Her designs are undeniable, and by that I mean you cannot dispute them. They’re confrontational and they demand to be seen, to be interacted with. They make the wearer bigger, louder, braver; it’s aesthetic alchemy. Rebirth Garments are for every body, regardless of size, ability, or gender, arming marginalized communities—especially the disabled—with clothes that celebrate human variation, instead of what has been ‘made simple for the machine to produce.'”

Bookending a layered outfit with a top and shoes in the same color is a great way to create unity.

I managed to tear my skirted capris, and am pondering replacing them with this Athleta pair made from recycled poly/lycra.

What Gender Means to Me As a Married Man Who Likes to Wear Women’s Clothing

Stylist and author Brenda Kinsel sums up the fashion advice she offers to women over 60, including herself!

Gracey combines mustard, teal, and olive. LOVE this combo.

The Barking Dog Shoes team gives this Naot ankle boot the thumbs up for a roomy toe box and overall comfort.

“I actually feel really relieved that superficiality has moved online. Perhaps it means that we can drop the pretense from our everyday lives and save the striving for the internet. Sure, the trend towards perfection in a profile pic is irritating and demeaning—here I am, a grown woman and worrying about having the prettiest picture. But here we are.

After getting a fairly steady stream of comments about not wearing enough high heels in her outfit posts, Chastity wrote up this post about how preposterous it is to assume that women who prefer (or can only wear) non-heeled shoes cannot be stylish.

I ran out of this super-affordable vitamin C serum and went without for about a month. Now that I’m using it again, my skin is much softer and smoother – my minimal makeup goes on easier.

An older post but well worth revisiting: 10 Ways Personality is More Important Than Body Shape When Choosing Flattering Clothes

Knitter/geeks rejoice! The BBC Creates Step-by-Step Instructions for Knitting the Iconic Dr. Who Scarf

I have this sustainable tunic in a different pattern, and LOVE the diamond-shaped insets on the sides. Creates a very hourglass-y silhouette. (Plus LISSA the Shop is giving AP readers early access to her Black Friday sale! Starting Wednesday, 11/23,  use promotion code: BLACKAP30 at checkout for 30% off site-wide.)

Sometimes in life we feel lost and, for me, that manifest in my chameleon-worthy wardrobe. My high school years allowed me to revel in the beauty of caring about fashion, because I created these personas, using clothing, that defined me in a way that I couldn’t emote or put into words.”

Anthropologie has a growing number of made-in-the-U.S. brands, so it’s worth poking around the site and store and flipping some tags. I love this ombre tunic and this cozy knit jacket.

Is 90s fashion the great equalizer?

Another thoroughly enjoyable tattoo post full of honesty, confidence, defensiveness, and rebellion: I have a Chinese symbol tattooed on my neck that doesn’t mean what i thought it did.

And from the Department of Random: On repeat in my house/car/head:

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