Lovely Links: 4/28/17

Weekly Kitty:

Cue the choir.

AnOther Magazine explores the history of the cape, which it deems “the Most Underrated Piece of Outerwear.”

3 Practices for Embracing and Connecting to Your Body

Ragini’s keyhole-back dress and neckerchief make such a sweet combination. Also love Joanne’s take on the neckerchief look, which is a bit more Western!

Leave it to Lyn to make a metallic duster look chicly casual.

The Curvy Fashionista team interviewed six six activists and influencers in the plus size community about the state of the body positive movement, including Sonya Renee Taylor, Founder of The Body Is Not An Apology; Virgie Tovar, Author of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion; and Corissa Enneking, Plus Size Fashion Blogger and YouTube Creator for Fat Girl Flow.

The Missoni x Eloquii pieces are a great mix of textures, prints, and unexpected minimalist shapes.

Eco Warrior Princess has launched a series on ethical and sustainable plus-sized fashion! Read part 1 here and stay tuned for part 2.

Tanesha layers a summery dress over a sheer long-sleeved blouse for an exquisite spring transitional look. Also digging Franceta’s miniskirt with OTK boots.

Another compelling argument for picking a personal uniform that you adore and sticking to it, this time from D.C. area real estate agent Renata Briggman. Also enjoyed Kelly’s musings on the topic of uniforms.

With warm weather on the way, I’m dreaming of open-back and cutout tops. This layered racerback from Threads 4 Thought is on my list, and this lattice-back Zella top is calling to me … though not sustainable. Will stalk it on eBay!

Why Emma Watson’s Breasts Have Nothing To Do With Feminism

Melanie’s chunky sweater is a perfect partner for distressed jeans and classic pumps.

Apparently, Jenna Lyons has left J.Crew and the company is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Yikes.

In other industry news: How ModCloth Strayed From Its Feminist Beginnings and Ended Up a Walmart Property

“We cannot only talk about the bodies of ‘women’ or of cisgender and white women. Focusing on that narrow subset is nowhere near enough, and only barely scratches the surface. We have to talk about race and equity. We have to talk about LGBTQIA+ bodies and the continual violence perpetuated against them. We have to talk about how attributes of our bodies – such as color, size, and ability – affect how marginalized people are treated.”

Sandal season is approaching fast! If you wear orthotics, take a peek at this roundup of stylish orthotic-friendly sandals.

Rajahnique of TallNNatural teamed up with her daughter to show off two marvelously edgy spring transitional looks. Kennedy’s coat is aaaahhhmazing.

I loved reading Une Femme’s reflections on 10 years of style blogging as a woman “of a certain age.”

Allison slays again in a print mix with florals, windowpane, and pindots.

I’ve long been a fan of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments for a hint of color with SPF. Recently tried the Tulip color, and it’s the absolute perfect swipe of natural-looking pink for my complexion.

“‘Athleisure wear perfectly suits my lifestyle and my preference for comfort,’ says cycling blogger Adele Mitchell. ‘I work from home. I do yoga. I ride bikes a lot. Why would I wear anything but a wardrobe of super-stretch sportswear, in a colour that I like? And yet according to Vogue’s “rules” on workout wear, at my age (53) it is sartorially risky to put myself “out there” in “something vibrant that makes a statement” (is that just another way of saying “please remain invisible”?).'”

Ethical shoe-brand Mamahuhu trains artisans as entrepreneurs and creates ethical companies in disadvantaged areas. And the shoes are amazing.

And from the Department of Random: One-day old goats wearing sweaters learn to jump. Eeeeee!

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