Watching me work out in the living room EXHAUSTS Simon Kitty.
Considering some spring closet cleaning? Here’s your playlist: Goodbye To All That: Music To Throw Out Clothing To
Infographics can feel a bit contrived, but I was pleasantly surprised by this interesting and helpful infographic on self-compassion and how to practice it.
“… underlying the premises of these essays is the assumption that all of womankind, when confronted by a woman with visible pregnancy abs or a digitally-smoothed mons pubis, will fall to the ground in paroxysms of self-hatred before marching en masse to the gym/the wine aisle/the plastic surgeon to fix this problem we didn’t even know we had.”
Tiffany’s sequin star mini skirt looks utterly perfect with black tights and a chic slogan sweater.
I’ve overdyed bunches of clothes in my time, but never considered using overdying to tweak the color of a garment ever so slightly. Brilliant.
These Julian Hakes squiggle shoes blow my mind. I could break my leg in under 4 seconds trying to walk around in them … but they’re still mesmerizing to behold.
The straight leg is the jean and trouser cut of the moment. This post outlines straight leg variations and how to style them.
Thanks to fellow About.com style writer Lisa Koivu for interviewing me for the Budget Style channel!
Marlen’s super creative outfit illustrates some techniques for spring transitional outfit assembly.
Three great fashion documentaries are now streaming on Netflix, including the charming “Bill Cunningham New York.”
“… fat talk is not a harmless social-bonding ritual. According to an analysis of several studies that my colleagues and I published in 2012 in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, fat talk was linked with body shame, body dissatisfaction and eating-disordered behavior. Fat talk does not motivate women to make healthier choices or take care of their bodies; in fact, the feelings of shame it brings about tend to encourage the opposite.” (Cheers, Lisa)
Allie offers her picks for well-made, office-friendly ankle pants.
I bit the bullet and ordered these studded, angular ankle boots. I have the feeling they’ll be better in theory than practice, but we shall see.
Kelly’s zip-pocket jeans and burgundy hat are both so very covetable.
I find body shape guides to have extremely limited use, but this author asserts they are actively harmful. She also believes that all figure-flattery advice is shaming, either overtly or covertly. Here’s why I disagree.
Grechen highlights some barre and yoga-wear brands whose garments are made in the U.S.A.
Gingham and an African print skirt with red accents? Yes please.
Last week Selfridges launched their Agender collection, with brands, garments, and merchandising meant to reflect gender-neutral dressing preferences.
Actress Tatiana Maslany describes how she’s seen the “strong women” mandate in entertainment writing get warped. And if you’re not already watching “Orphan Black,” get on it. Right now.
This simple beaded chevron necklace is the perfect middle layer to a three-necklace grouping.
What would happen if we let fat people be happy? Probably not the worldwide catastrophe often imagined and outlined in sizeist rhetoric.
An extremely detailed guide to spotting counterfeit designer bags. Interesting facts about manufacturing and branding processes, even if you’re never going to pony up for a Birkin.
Lisa uses sparkly cluster earrings as lapel pins. Because she’s a genius.
And from the Department of Random: Good luck, Satan!
Also: I don’t even care that this is a commercial for phones that shows absolutely no phones. I want to watch that rock hyrax riding that tortoise over and over again. Also baby rhino and sheep. Also all of it. (Song is from Disney’s “Robin Hood,” in case you didn’t recognize it. And to get even randomer, there is a scene in that movie that features the University of Wisconsin fight song. This is a fact that remains in my brain, making less room for algebra.)