Lovely Links 4/29/16

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Naot Footwear is partnering with Schuler Schoes for a trunk show and donation event! If you swing by any Schuler location in the Twin Cities May 5 – 7 and try on a pair of Naots, the company will donate a pair via Good in the ‘Hood. Buy a pair, and Naot donates two!

My friend and colleague Dr. Anupama Pasricha of St. Catherine’s University will be hosting a fashion show at the MN History center as part of the Beyond Bollywood launch on May 10. If you can’t make the event, the exhibit runs through July 10 and Dr. Pasricha also contributed an Indian textiles exhibit.

LOTT will be hosting an open house in partnership with Urban Growler on June 12! Meet the fellows, chat with the board, and find out how to become a mentor or fellow next year. Tickets here.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to young women affected by breast cancer, is bringing them together for the YSC Regional Symposium on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Minneapolis. Register here.

Weekly Kitty:

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There is also a husband in this photo.

What a fun pairing: Sleeveless trench with off-the-shoulder top

“Is wanting to feel beautiful a bad thing? People tend to fall on one side of this debate – either ‘all bodies are beautiful,’ or beauty is an oppressive idea and it’s time to get rid of it. So which side is right?”

Curious about wardrobe organization apps? This post shares some user feedback and reviews of a few of the most popular ones.

Zara recently announced its first unisex collection, Ungendered

Stripes and abstracts, yellows and blues, Luciana mixes them perfectly.

So much to love in this roundup of comfortable heels for spring.

Bets gave me two Bite Beauty glosses ages ago, and they’re still among my favorites.

“Two former students put together a project to counteract sterotypes, assumptions and the microaggressions used daily against marginalized groups. What started out with a small group of friends ‘The I’m Tired photography project is beautiful in its simplicity. Bare backs are used as canvases, daubed in thick black or white lettering, and captured in monochrome. Each statement written on a back begins with the words ‘I’m tired.'” (Via Adios Barbie)

11 Things Tall Girls Are Tired of Hearing

Check out these super chic wide-leg cropped pant outfits for plus-sized women – the tan moto jacket one is my fave.

Celia Edell shares some really smart insights on how the statement “you can’t love someone else until you love yourself” can be harmful – and why it’s also untrue.

Kristine proves that red accents are super chic with a neutral mix.

Angie explores seven reasons to love fashion and style

High on my wishlist: These long Herkimer diamond jacket earrings

Stripes and trench coats go together like PB & J.

“For me, fat is a statement of fact. It is a description of the body I have. Fat is not a referendum on my morality, willpower, character, attractiveness, intellect or worthiness. It is a descriptor. It captures an important aspect of the way I look, like saying I’m a woman, I’m white, or I’m tall. Calling myself fat describes my body, but it means so much more than that. When I say I’m fat, it takes power back. It’s hard to be hurt by someone calling me what I am.”

Jean demonstrates a new way to style a sweater or blouse worn over a dress, a technique that makes the dress look like a skirt.

Tanasha rounds up some stylish denim jackets for tall ladies.

Gorgeous fluid, light layers in Lisa’s springy outfit

“Whether we think about body positivity in terms of our personal feelings towards our own bodies, or in terms of society’s feelings towards a more diverse range of bodies in general, there is no doubt that the body positivity movement has done a lot of good, particularly within the last five or ten years.”

I’ve been scouring eBay looking for distressed leather jacketsthis one is spectacular.

Madonna, Rhianna, Ilana!

On About.com I wrote about how to shop for skirts that fit.

And from the Department of Random: Pretty Much All Songs From The 1970s I Think, From Someone Who Was Not There At The Time

Also: Archibald Otter, for all your otter news needs

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2 Responses to “Lovely Links 4/29/16”

  1. Emma

    Another great link round up!
    But that Zara link made me think, and I really question the benefits of Zara having an ‘ungendered’ collection. Surprise surprise, ungendered here means masculine-skewed clothing (I didn’t see a single skirt!). Once again male= for everyone, female= specific. And a ‘collection’ really kind of makes not classifying every item of clothing by gender seem like a fad anyway. I don’t know about the wider set up of Zara, but where I live the divide between the mens and womens sections is stark.
    It just seems like a contradictory premise to me? Where would they even stock this collection within the segregated stores they have designed?