Lovely Links: 1/13/17

Weekly Kitty:

Peeking.

Anuschka shares nine ways to boost your style confidence and have more fun dressing this year, and I ADORE them. Body-positive, encouraging, and bold.

Red has long been my favorite color, so I loved this one: Reflections on the Meaning of Red in Art, Fashion and Film

Speaking of red, nothing zaps you out of the winter dressing doldrums like a bold red coat – Melanie’s is such a classic style.

And let’s make it a trio: Does Red Make You Sexier?

9 Fashionistas Who Smashed Gender Barriers in 2016

This sustainable Neon Buddha jacket is available in 20 colors and some are on sale for as little as $19.99! I have it in gray for my loungewear capsule.

Did you know it takes five years to train someone to oversee a lace loom? This and other fascinating tidbits can be found in this NYT piece on the lace industry.

Stylist Rachel Klewicki explains why style resolutions can be valuable.

On a similar note, Angie outlines 20 truths about personal style that are supportive and marvelously positive.

Nina’s neutral duster cardigan, dress, and boots scream “minimalist chic.”

Macy’s is carrying a small selection of Rudsak coats, my all-time favorite outerwear brand. They are breathtakingly expensive, but can often be found for less on eBay and the Rud by Rudsak line is slightly less expensive. (And often uses faux fur instead of real.)

“Black, brown, Muslim, trans, queer, and disabled bodies are being mocked, disrobed, beaten, arrested and killed based on nothing other than the way they look. They face a world without resources, rights and legislation to protect them based on nothing other than their bodies and institutionalized racism/discrimination that claims these actions are warranted…We have to realize that indifference towards the safety and well-being of other bodies is antiethical to body positivity.”

Chioma’s faux fur collar makes her whole outfit look retro-cozy.

So much to love about this tunic: Sustainably made, has an on-trend cut-out but in a not-too-revealing spot, and available in regular and plus sizes!

Also dig this made-in-the-U.S. drape-back/cutout top. It’s listed as workout wear, but could easily be a casual weekend top or tunic.

5 Things We Shouldn’t Be Dismissing as ‘Girl Hate’

Dapper Q rounds up some amazing queer/gender-bending style inspiration to start the year off right.

Rebecca Minkoff is known for her handbags, but I adore her jewelry and Nordstrom Rack has a ton of it on sale this week.

Mo’s photos from the Maritime Natural Hair & Beauty Show are a visual feast, and a great reminder that natural hair can be worn in a huge variety of styles.

Kirsten has sensitive feet and is impressed by Samuel Hubbard, a brand that until recently only made men’s shoes.

Lisa reflects on a year of shopping minimally.

Alison shows us how to do winter Boho in style with her maxi dress and hidden long-johns.

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