Lovely Links: 12/18/15

Weekly Kitty:



Diane shows a way to make a mini dress and OTK boots feel less revealing. And Katha strikes a perfect balance with her cozy scarf, flippy skirt, and over-the-knee boots.

Joi styles her faux fur stole with stark black and white. Such an edgy look.

A bright coat is such a great way to inject color into your winter looks – love how Carelia has styled hers.

Not comprehensive and obviously subjective, but still helpful: This infographic detailing white tie, black tie, creative black tie, and on down the line of formality for dress codes

Gracia looks like a walking work of art in her sculptural white dress and ankle boots.

Growing up with curly hair was a challenge. It took me years to figure out how to manage my kinky curly hair. I remember being 11 years old and coming out of the shower. I attempted to brush my hair until it was dry. What resulted was a goofy mess resembling Roseanne Roaseannadanna.”

Related: Andrea’s amazing coloring book I Love My Hair is now available!

Ciaa posted this as a Thanksgiving outfit, but the rich forest greens and sparkly accents make it a great bet for Christmas parties, too.

So tempted by this winding snake ear cuff.

Over on Rewire, I shared five frugal tips for staying stylish during the holidays.

A woman with a Ph.D. in media and body image is about to become a mom, and shares five ways she hopes to create a body-positive dynamic with her daughter.

Related: Advice for talking to kids about body image and managing their comparisons to what they see in the media.

On North Nabe I talked about the pitfalls of buying clothing as gifts.

This Bisexual Makeup Tutorial offers some searing commentary on how bisexual people are viewed and treated.

“… it’s in this tradeoff between flattering and edgy outfits that you will define your own figure flattering priorities. You’ll wear less conventionally flattering outfits up to the point that the most important proportions of the outfit — your priorities — are still flattering to your eye. And this is where the PERSONAL in personal style becomes all important because figure flattering priorities differ between people, and your own priorities may change over time.”

Polka dot trousers, Mary Janes, and a beret create a marvelously retro outfit. This one is a bit more modern, but has retro romance. And a beret.

Amanda reviews Rebel Wilson’s line for Torrid, with dressing room video!

Im my Star Tribune column, I answered questions about holiday dressing, rehearsal dinner attire and flare jeans.

Amazon’s got lots of pairs of John Fluevog shoes that dropped off the Fluevog site ages ago. And some great bargains, too!

Garment steamer or iron? Where do YOUR loyalties lie?

Sheath dresses can transition from day to night wear with a couple of easy tweaks, as Beth shows us.

This season we have two highly rated shows featuring women superheroes: Supergirl and Jessica Jones. Both are modern, feminist, and complex. Yet somehow, people immediately began pitting the shows against each other. Sam summed this up nicely: “The idea that Supergirl is irrelevant because of Jessica Jones is what happens when you have 450 superhero things with men and 2 with women.”

Rochelle and Kellie are smokin’ hot in their glitzy, glittery holiday party ensembles.

On I recommended holiday party clothes that you can wear all year and talked about items that are best purchased in person.

These suggestions for a fancy fashion emergency kit – which will make your LBDs look stellar – is super helpful.

Curious to see how Kate Spade’s new line, Frances Valentine, looks and fares.

Longer blazers can look stellar on petite frames. Evidence here.

Now that we’re smack dab in the middle of the cold, dry season, I’m taking extra measures to keep my skin moisturized. Fresh makes the best masks, and you can try four in this sample pack. And I’m still loving the Kiehl’s facial oil.

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3 Responses to “Lovely Links: 12/18/15”

  1. Erika

    I Love My Hair looks awesome and I know some kids in my life that would love it! Thanks for the pointer and congrats to Andrea.

  2. Carelia

    Once again, thanks so much for sharing one of my looks and finding it inspiring. I have to tell you that I LOVE the color of your walls. What a great green!!!