Lovely Links: 3/13/15

Weekly Kitty:

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HM’s closet has all the good smells and, therefore, also has all the good napping nooks.

Plus-size retailer Taking Shape pulled a misguided skinny-shaming stunt at London Fashion Week.

There are several important variables that may impact the size of your wardrobe. Angie explores them in this post.

High-tech Rebecca Minkoff dressing rooms. Whoa.

Orange accents with a muted neutral palette? Brilliant.

“Conversations surrounding eating disorders, body image, and beauty standards are generally centered on the narratives of straight, cisgender women. However, these conversations often exclude the experiences of many LGBTQIA+ people who also struggle with body image concerns and disordered eating.”

Lisa and Beth both posted fantastic spring transitional outfits this week with skillful layers, punchy patterns, and items that offer just the right amount of exposure for unpredictable weather.

Suede is on my radar for spring, and if I can’t find any thriftable options I’m considering this jacket (also in plus, check chart for measurements) or this skirt.

This tutorial focuses on making a matching bow, but you could use it to create any fun or sparkly accent to clip on to your heels or flats.

“These plus-size pass rumors are dangerous. All women, including women of color, have body image issues. All women, including women of color, have to work to become confident in the skin they’re in.”

Dots, stripes, and a little bit of mesh meet in Rochelle’s lovely dress.

Loads of fun new articles over on About.com’s Shopping Tips channel, including the best designer diffusion lines and where to buy them, how to host a clothing swap, and resources for Boho chic shopping.

More great tips for making print and pattern mixes work.

Forever on my fantasy wish list: These Alexis Bittar pave earrings. Someday …

Sneak a peek at the amazing women who joined us for the second LOTT workshop right here.

My breasts are still mine, even on the days where I wish I could just take them off and be taken seriously. And I won’t let others shame me into altering it just to fit in. I choose to rock what my roommates call my ‘stupid boobs,’ and if you don’t like it, you can move right along.”

If you’re a fan of modern, geometric shapes for your jewelry, check out Adorn Milk. (Via Design Crush)

Kudos to Ela for making a floral blouse look totally badass. In a similar mix and palette, Psyche pairs amazing floral pumps with a mesh-overlay skirt.

Yet more #likeagirl fabulousness to give you goosebumps.

On the Fox 9 Buzz, I offered tips for creating comfy, fun, refined sporty looks.

Lots of inspiration to be found in this black, white, and red Audrey Hepburn-inspired capsule wardrobe.

This spring, Vice Media – known for being a very male-focused organization – will launch Broadly, a channel that will focus on women’s stories. Interested to see how it plays out.

Over on the Mad Mimi blog, I explained why some newsletters should be succinct, but some can be wordy.

These chain-detail ankle boots are going into heavy rotation now that the weather is warming. That little dip in the front makes them ideal for bare ankles.

What it’s like to be an outspoken feminist at 14 in a school where boys outnumber girls by 2.5 to 1

When you dress for work at your office, do you feel like you’re wearing “professional drag“? An interesting perspective on the stifling nature of dress codes.

“There are no fat chicks in SFF. And by ‘SFF’ I’m including the broad tent of my teenage nerdish interests: sci-fi and fantasy novels and TV shows and films, yes. But also video games, comic books, trading card games, horror, urban fantasy, roleplaying games. The works. There might as well have been a great big NO FAT CHICKS sign hanging outside the entrance. And me, peering in through the flaps, loving the show but always knowing I would never, ever be it.”

What if you still don’t like your body?

Tips for creating a multi-season capsule wardrobe utilizing the column of color concept.

Now officially lusting after a red moto jacket thanks to this sassy and classy outfit from Tanasha.

If the BBC’s Sherlock had an all-woman cast, they’d look like this. Meaning: Fan-freakin-tastic.

Thanks to wonderful reader Kristie for recommending this episode of The Moth in which Twin Citian Jennifer Kohnhorst describes a body image-altering experience at a Santa Fe spa. A great reminder that we don’t have bodies, we are bodies.

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One Response to “Lovely Links: 3/13/15”

  1. Carelia

    I’m very happy to know that you enjoyed my combination with orange accents! Thanks so much for sharing it with your stylish readers.
    xo
    Carelia
    Mysmallwardrobe.com