Lovely Links: 3/3/17

Weekly Kitty:

Bath time!

How to use Photoshop to analyze your colors

Patty Carroll’s new monograph, Anonymous Women, challenges the complex relationship between domesticity and oppression.

Further proof that camel is versatile: Kim wears it with cream and chartreuse to great effect.

One of my favorite hoodies just bit the dust, and I’m considering this PACT organic/fair trade one as a replacement. Love the clean lines and heavy-duty details.

“Truly inclusive fashion images remain scarce, and on the runways, the norm is still defined by a narrow standard of beauty. With last year’s launch of the All Woman Project models, Charli Howard and Clémentine Desseaux attempted to challenge these notions via the creation of images that flew in the face of the status quo. They celebrated the appeal of all shapes and sizes, garnering national attention in the process.”

Danielle shows us how to effortlessly style different versions of the same print.

Is diet culture a reaction to our collective fear of death?

Haute Hijab rounds up eight major strides for hijab-wearers in the mainstream. Did you know that in September of 2016 Rahaf Khatib became the first hijabi to be featured on the cover of a mainstream American magazine – and that it was Women’s Running?

Joi looks sharp in her blazer, button-front, and … wait for it … overalls. Awesome.

“I finally realized the horrible messages I was sending myself. That since my body is not the ‘right’ shape, I shouldn’t buy clothes that fit properly? What even is the right shape? I don’t deserve this. I am where I am. I cannot keep waiting for that pie in the sky perfect body to come back my way.”

I’m curious about Fishers Finery, since it looks like they make gorgeous basics from an organic cotton/organic bamboo blend.

Imogen shares six things pregnancy can teach you about building a fabulous wardrobe.

So excited to see local (though apparently transplanted) hip-hop artist Lizzo featured in this stellar Lane Bryant campaign!

Sandra shows she’s not afraid of some daytime sparkle with this metallic blazer and fab sequined pants.

Speaking of blazers, in this month’s Star Tribune column I offered tips for making sure your blazers fit perfectly.

Slip-on sneakers can be tough for fussy feet, but the Barking Dog Shoes team has found a pair that’s fantastically comfortable and can accommodate custom orthotics.

Krista muses on the fitness industry’s insistence that women can and should lift heavy because we “won’t bulk up,” saying, “Why does it make any goddamned sense at all to try to shrink everyone, all the time?

I’m always drawn to necklaces with a “cage” element, so this trapped crystal pendant is calling to me.

Beth rocks a super-trendy tie choker with an otherwise classic outfit. Fab!

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