Coming up, a reading and book signing at Subtext: A Bookstore in St. Paul!
I’ll be speaking about my personal style journey, read an excerpt, answer questions,
and sign books.
Subtext, 165 Western Ave N., St. Paul
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A few purchasing tips for women who’d like to wear dresses but have a much smaller top than bottom size. (Similar post on separates here.)
“We think it’s necessary to bash ourselves. We think it is appropriate to hate ourselves. We think that body bashing builds camaraderie, that it makes us approachable, that it shows humility, that it is what nice girls do. It doesn’t. It is not. We need to stop it.”
A graphic print sweater and sneaker wedges pair up in Gabi’s on-trend ensemble.
Patti shares some tips for laundering and caring for delicate clothing.
Grass green and periwinkle make for a marvelously spring-y combination.
Eight amazing women entrepreneurs share the reasons they love themselves. So inspiring. (Via Weesha’s World)
Reader Susan pointed me to the work of Kate Fletcher, who is doing a lot of thought-provoking writing on craft, use, and sustainability. I’m particularly intrigued by the Use Practices tab on her Local Wisdom site. Love the ideas of alternative dress codes, intensive use, and exploring value.
Oh, how I adore this turquoise leather midi skirt. Never thought I’d hear myself say that, but it’s true!
A recent study indicates that peer influence might have more impact on individual body image than media exposure.
This roundup of curvy and plus-sized style bloggers included a few that were new to me, and that I immediately added to my reading list.
Eboni creates a fun and punchy outfit with an all-black base and super-bright coat. Also see the linkup at the bottom of her post for more inspiration.
TJ Maxx and Marshalls will be launching online shopping sites, though no details yet as to when.
I adore this fabulously modern take on boho chic.
Lisa at Sociological Images has some interesting theories about why high heeled shoes take up so much real estate at most shoe stores, and how wearing heels creates certain social distinctions among women.
Huge thanks to Woodbury Magazine for their fantastic story about my style consults. Equally huge thanks to my client London for contributing to the story!
This perfectly slouchy casual ensemble is making me long for springy temperatures.
Finally found a post that put a name to the woman whose style I’ve been admiring for ages over on Pinterest: Stylist Elisa Nalin. She adores color, accessorizes beautifully, and looks radiantly happy in most of her photos.
How fantastic are these heart-print tights?
Speaking of tights, this post has some helpful recommendations for winter hosiery, including brands, colors, and denier.
Cannot WAIT to get my hands on the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics products. I’m still hoarding the last drops of my serum and shea cream from her old line.
A black base makes this bold print mix look fun and natural.
Can middle aged ladies wear biker jackets? Lisa says yes. I concur.
Responding to yet another article that outlines what feminists should/shouldn’t be, the Vagenda team responds, “So this is my first issue with the piece. That, as feminists, we have to be this, or we have to be that. We can’t be both, or many things, or everything.” (Not safe for work due to frequent f-bombs.)
And from the Department of Random: Daily Dishonesty