Lovely Links 3/11/16

We interrupt the Weekly Kitty feature for a puppy interlude:


(First seen on Instagram.) BECAUSE IZZY. Belongs to friends, 12-week-old Bernese Mountain Dog, possibly the softest animal currently living on earth.

11 Things To Say When Your Daughter Insults Her Body That’ll Boost Her Confidence

On Friday, March 11, 2016, dapperQ will make LGBTQ history by becoming the first ever queer style panel to present at South by Southwest during their official Sxstyle weekend in Austin. Check it out if you’re there!

Petite blogger Cher of Dressed Accordingly reviews a new J.Crew style, and promises to post more reviews soon. I know how helpful brand and product reviews can be to you petite ladies.

On I wrote a huge article comparing spendier brands with more budget-friendly ones that share similar aesthetics.

For some reason all of my magazines were pushing color correctors this month. If any of you are color theory nerds you’ll love the fact that you can cancel out redness on your face by using green goo.

Oooh, is Adele going to launch her own clothing line? Fingers crossed …

Something I’ve often worried about: The KonMari decluttering method means a flood of cast-offs is overwhelming – not thrift stores – but landfills.

In my Star Tribune column this month, I answered reader questions about styling gray boots, how busy people can track style trends, and finding sustainable workout wear.

[Street harassment] makes me feel unsafe. It makes me take a cab three blocks at night. It makes me wear long coats and loose-fitting dresses. It has taught me that if I wear high heels I will, without a doubt, have a man tell me that he’d ‘like to hit it,’ and if I mow my lawn in shorts a man is allowed to leer at me from the sidewalk until I go inside.”

Sandra’s black and white shirtdress looks bold and fun paired with bright pink accessories.

I got my first pair of Frame Denim jeans via eBay, and I’m smitten. They’re made in the US so fair game, but pretty far out of my price range bought new!

This is a VERY tough read and touches on disordered eating, self-harm, but is an incredibly moving perspective on how harmful the race to be beautiful can be.

Kilee illustrates how light-colored boots work beautifully when their color is mirrored somewhere in your top half.

The Curvy Fashionista created a slideshow of super stylish plus-sized bloggers wearing fabulous flats.

This series on the “Shadow Bra Industry” – one in which sellers sidestep the traditional brick and mortar outlet but provide in-person attention that online stores can’t give – sounds fascinating. And helpful!

Fit isn’t what it used to be: Currently there are four distinct fit silhouettes, and you might have all four in your closet right now!

Cheryl mixes sexy heels, a structured blazer, and a fringed skirt for a daring look.

“In the beginning, I actually did use feminism to justify my lack of makeup. I wanted to reject makeup for all of the very valid problems it presents; I wanted it to feel like it was my choice not to stop wearing makeup. But the painful truth of the matter is that on some deep level, I know I’ve internalized the idea that makeup is not for me, that it doesn’t suit me, that I can’t pull off that type of femininity, that I don’t want all the attention that comes with it.”

Popsugar highlights 24 lovely models with natural hair who are tearing up the runways.

For some reason, I had it in my head that Cuyana only did handbags, but this article on the fledgling group of buy-less-buy-better brands reminded me that they also do upscale basics, cashmere, and silk.

Lisa’s all-black outfit is absolute perfection – love those layers!

As MORE magazine folds, Alison explores why the publication aimed at women in their 40s fell flat.

Naked in Different Places: France, The Caribbean, and South Korea (Not safe for work viewing)

I went in to touch up my laser hair this week at Clinical Skin Therapeutics, and wanted to remind you that ANY TIME you book a service and mention Already Pretty, they’ll give you 20% off! (Read about my laser hair and skin pen experiences.)

Kate Spade’s Shiny, Sparkly Success Story

And from the Department of Random: Does anyone else remember the book of misheard song lyrics, “Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy”? There were at least 8 entries for the backup singer’s part from “Games Without Frontiers” – I mostly remember “Share some funky love.” ANYWAY, this company has come out with stainless steel glasses featuring misheard song lyrics. I’m tempted by “Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza.”

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11 Responses to “Lovely Links 3/11/16”

  1. Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    Thank you so much for sharing my piece, Sally! You collect such a great collection of articles from across the web, I often start my Saturday with a cup of coffee and your Friday Link post, finding what to read!

  2. Keilexandra

    Any similar-vibe-but-cheaper recommendations for Anthropologie?

  3. Sally McGraw

    Patience, LOVE the new ‘do! And my Frame Denim high rise skinnies fit true to size, a bit stretchy, SUPER comfy. Hope that helps!

    • JustPatience

      Thanks Sally. Hope all is well in MN. I have since moved from the midwest now living in MD.

  4. crtfly

    I wonder about the KonMari method also. I think it pushes people too hard to glibly add clothes and other items to the waste stream. A better idea is to not buy so much to begin with.

    Misunderstood song lyrics from Woody character, TV series Cheers, “The ants are my friends, blowing in the wind.”