Lovely Links: 5/5/17

Weekly Kitty:

“If it fits, I sits,” Baseball Cap Edition.

“‘Androgynous’ is a label [clothing designer Gomez] Palomo particularly loathes, casting it off as ‘old fashioned.’ It does seem inadequate; if anything his poetic, exuberant designs are hyper-feminine. But make no mistake, however much women admire and wear his clothes, Palomo very definitely designs for men – or ‘boys’ as the 24-year-old puts it.”

Bianca is festival-ready in her floral maxi dress and chic chapeau.

Body acceptance activist and sexuality scholar Melissa Fabello explains, in no uncertain terms, why you can’t have body positivity without feminism.

Where to Shop for Eco-friendly and Ethical Sneakers Online

Danielle layers a trench over a shorter jacket for a set of fun proportions.

Pretty sure my summer uniform will be an open-back top, skinnies, and a complicated sports bra. Love the options from American Fitness Couture, which are all made domestically.

Cara is brutally honest about the downward spiral that viewing celebrity weight loss photos can trigger, especially in someone recovering from an eating disorder (ED discussed).

The Barking Dog Shoes team has assembled another “Wear This, Not That” post offering comfortable, supportive alternatives to trendy shoe styles.

The concept of individual ‘self-care’ is a learned act, foreign to many AMEMSA (African, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian) people as continual self-sacrifice for a family or community is deeply inherent to collectivist communities of the ‘East’ (as opposed to the Western model of individualism).”

My swim bottoms finally gave up the ghost this year, so I replaced them with these high(ish)-waisted swim shorts. They’re not as long as board shorts, but long enough to be comfy for me. And they’re available in sizes 8 -18!

I’m a faithful dark-wash gal, but wow, Monroe makes her pale, light wash jeans look phenomenal.

Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, the comedians behind Shugs & Fats, talk about Muslim representation in the media.

Rosewater shares a list of Black-owned beauty brands. So many gorgeous products in this roundup!

Lu is an absolute knockout in red and teal.

If you’re in the market for a leather jacket, remember that Etsy is a fantastic resource for vintage leather everything as well as handmade (and many custom) leather jacket options.

Why ‘What Does Your Tattoo Mean?’ Is a Bigger Question Than You Might Think

Jeniese brings on the bold brights in a sunshine yellow blouse and floral print blazer.

“…is the mainstream covering diversity with the sort of intensity and frequency that is necessary to spark real change? I say, no. When we talk about diversity in beauty, part of the problem is the way the media continues to cover and present beauty. They do ‘diversity’ issues or stories like this once or twice, then things go right back to the way they were–Eurocentric beauty standards on full display. ”

Angie outlines how to undertake a successful closet edit.

Allie models a marvelous sweater from Universal Standard, and shows how lovely mustard and dusty rose look together.

Reader Robin made this video when she purged out her closet, sharing her thoughts about the process along the way:

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