Harriet in the bedroom garbage can. Blurry, but hilarious.
(Do you see her lynx ears? DO YOU SEE THEM??!?!)
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This post on developing positive body image within your family offers helpful, gentle tips for re-routing negativity. (Cheers, Gloria)
A rich yellow cable knit and pleated leather skirt make a marvelous, unexpected pairing.
A new breed of high-performance wool clothing is creeping into the market, and folks who live in cold weather climates (like, I don’t know, ME) have some wonderful woolens to look forward to. (Via YLF)
These pumps may be wildly impractical, but they’re still gorgeous.
“How many times have I told myself that I would be kinder to myself, more loving, happier, finally relax, when … the lump disappeared from my nose, when I weighed X, when I was skinny, when my cellulite went away, when I got X award, when I became someone important, when I could afford X, when I traveled to X, when I could fit in these pants, when, when, when… And then I’d be happy.”
Kileen is still rocking amazing looks at 31 weeks pregnant, including this cozy blanket scarf and jeans outfit.
Great tips for finding warm, waterproof boots for fussy feet.
“Some people question the power of words, perhaps disguising it all as a joke, a carless remark, or a ‘helpful’ comment. But bodies remember so much, even when the mind forgets, don’t they? I know mine does, and it keeps letting me know.”
Over on Mad Mimi, I offered bloggers some tips on monetizing email newsletters in helpful, non-sleazy ways.
A simple black maxi dress with tan and cognac accents can be utterly stunning.
The designer of “normal Barbie” Lammily dolls is now producing stickers for the toys that include stretch marks, freckles, scars, acne, and tattoos. Many little girls love dolls that look like themselves or their family members, and adding features like these may make that even easier.
Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit on air every day for a YEAR and no one noticed. He did it to call out the dressing double standard applied to his co-host, Lisa Wilkinson.
Some interesting scholarly input on normcore right here.
Not too long ago, Beverly moved from the West Coast to the Midwest. These outfits prove that a warm climate girl can learn to layer like a pro.
“Think of a size label as a very vague guide to a kind of approximation of how large or small a garment is. That’s it. It has no value, particularly nothing to do with what kind of person you are, and I know that you are fabulous.”
Natalie wears what is quite possibly the coolest, sexiest jumpsuit/playsuit/one-piece ever created.
Lindy West describes what it’s like to be a plus sized woman engaged to a thin man.
What does a “one size fits all” garment look like on a variety of body shapes and sizes? Answers in this post. (Thanks, Beth!)
This recent study on the motivations for and responses to the French burqua ban reveals some fascinating findings.
And from the Department of Random: Michelle MacLaren has signed on to develop and direct a Wonder Woman movie. FINALLY!!!!
Additionally: This week I remembered that I have a “liked” section to my Pinterest account where I put all my random, off-topic stuff. So many funnies in there. Including this seasonally appropriate one.
Also: Tassie devil populations are recovering. HURRAH!!!!
Finally: My new password
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