Lovely Links: 1/20/17

Locals! Three of my favorite things will converge this coming Tuesday: The Riveter, LOTT, and author/blogger Autumn Whitefield-Madrano! Here’s the scoop:

Join Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, author of Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives (Simon & Schuster, 2016), in conversation with The Riveter magazine, to discuss the complex, often contradictory, ways beauty affects our day-to-day lives—its unexpected benefits, its subversive pleasures, and its ability to affect the stories we tell about ourselves. Members of the LOTT board will be present to meet and answer questions from anyone interested in the program. I’ll be there, too! Hope you can join us!

Weekly Kitty:

Simon and HM are best buds.

Annie Hall was never envisioned to be a fashion icon. Despite a small helping hand from Ralph [Lauren] and costume stylist Ruth Morley, her ensembles mostly consisted of Diane Keaton’s own clothes.”

Nicole adds a chic pile of pearls to one of my favorite winter combos: A cozy sweater and (faux) leather pants. Also love Leena’s take with a military-inspired coat and aviators to complement her leather skinnies.

A fascinating read: How Advertising Has Contributed to Wasteful Consumption

“I take five one-hour water exercise classes (including a water Zumba class) a week and, some days I do two in a row. And I’m still overweight. Throughout these classes, the teachers all say to adjust everything to your ability, which as the perfect fat representative, I interpret to mean, ‘Go as fast and hard as somebody who is in remarkably good shape.’ Since it’s up to me to prove that fat people can do anything thin people can do, I don’t adjust it. If there’s a choice, I’m going for the most difficult version.”

Always a sucker for an asymmetric hem, I’m lusting after this layerable sustainable tunic. Also this asymmetric mini skirt that’s made in the U.S.!

Ace looks sharp in camel and plaid.

Leah, a self-confessed former Old Navy addict, rounds up four ethical brands that are as good or better than Old Navy.

17 Alternative Plus Size Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2017

My love for Lysse leggings has not waned and I recently picked up this made-in-the-U.S. pair in pick-stitch plaid.

Lisa teams sheer socks and sassy heels with a twirly skirt to great effect.

Anyone got Morton’s Neuroma? (I’m beginning to think I might, actually …) If so, take a peek at this selection of 5 cute shoes that make Morton’s Neuroma more tolerable.

Imogen shares great tips for selecting and wearing brooches in modern ways. Winter layers are ideal for brooches, so if yours have been languishing, maybe it’s time to bust ’em out!

“But recently, I had an awakening and realized covering up my cellulite only perpetuates the idea that women should be ashamed of their bodies so I said, ‘Fuck it,’ and decided to face my worst fear: putting my cellulite on blast for the world to see.”

Sandra relies on eye-catching tops and patterned pants to keep her winter outfits from downshifting into dullness.

I’m hoping a pair of these mid-calf Durango boots turns up in my size on eBay sometime soon!

“After years of facing excessive criticism and judgment because of her body type, Bronx-born Akira Armstrong had one probing question: aren’t there any other big girls in New York City who can dance? The answer, of course, was yes. Armstrong recruited some of the best in the game to join her full-figured dance company, Pretty Big Movement, which provides a ‘no judgement’ space for women of all body types to flex their dancing skills and look damn good doing it. ”

What If You Stopped Fighting Your Body and Yourself?

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