Lovely Links: 1/22/16

Weekly Kitty:


First seen on Instagram

Jane pairs a tweedy top with a leather midi skirt – love the results.

This video shows how plastic bottles are recycled into textiles (via YLF).

Blogger and designer Rommy creates handbags, headbands, and bowties that look remarkably like sugary treats. Donut purse, anyone?

Stephanie is ever so elegant in her pale gray maxi dress. Also looking Goddess-like: Beck in black and jewels.

Kjerstin addresses the complex question, “How can you love and accept your body if you’re also trying to change it?

“The New York Consumer Affairs Board recently conducted a study titled ‘From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer’ that tells us something we all kind of already knew from browsing the CVS and Rite Aid razors: women’s products cost more than similar products for men.”

Anh styles her ruana with understated elegance.

Don’t mind me, I’ll just be sitting over here lusting after this Prairie Underground dress.

Brilliant: How to Groom Without Grooming Products

On I shared info on some of spring’s best designer collaborations and talked about when to consider replacing your clothes.

Love the details on Rochelle’s bodycon bordeaux dress – that drape back is stellar.

Fabulous local designer Samantha Rei is opening a studio in the North Loop, and holding a sample sale/open house this weekend!

“Slenderness is part of the beauty standard for most cultures. But part of the reason the pressure to be thin in East Asian culture is so suffocating is because it’s assumed to be a natural given. Terms like ‘Asian-metabolism’ and ‘Asian skinny genes’ point toward the expectation that being slender comes effortlessly (and biologically) for people of Chinese, Taiwan, Japanese, Korean descent.” (Disordered eating discussed)

Katha mixes red, black, and a happy houndstooth dress into this fun winter outfit.

Now that’s a world I’d like to see.

I worked with designer Jenni to create a mixed metal version of her Cone Spiked Necklace. We both loved the results. A lot.

An (Abridged) History of Red Lipstick (This is my favorite – in shade 44.)

Totally stealing this idea: Olive jacket, white pants, and black shoes and top to bracket and complete the look. Fantastic.

On GoDaddy, I wrote about what the “exposure” pitch means to freelancers.

“… being on a diet is like being in a bad relationship. Diets lure you in with the promise of great things. Diets are unkind and tell you that you’re lazy, ugly, and have no self-control, but you don’t notice, because diets disguise this unkindness as care for you and your well-being. Diets cause you to withdraw from other aspects of your life, such as spending time with friends and family … But, perhaps most significantly, diets are scary to give up, because the idea of being without them is terrifying.”

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One Response to “Lovely Links: 1/22/16”

  1. Glenda Harrison

    Aw, Sally, thank you for including my post, I Like with the olive green anorak. I’m glad you like 🙂