LOTT will be hosting an open house in partnership with Urban Growler THIS SUNDAY June 12! Meet the fellows, chat with the board, and find out how to become a mentor or fellow next year. Tickets here.
Rubber Harriet. (First seen on Instagram.)
My FAVORITE discovery of the week: Project Just is a website that provides profiles of a huge number of big-name brands, allowing you to research their manufacturing practices and ethical standards. An absolutely incredible resource.
Love how this arty one-shoulder top and edgy leather skirt play off one another.
DapperQ has published its list of the 100 most stylish DapperQs for 2016! SO much inspiration.
“The ability to separate yourself from true plus size women – aka women who can’t walk into most brick & mortar stores to shop – is privilege. The label has no meaning to these women because it doesn’t apply to them, and yet they believe that they somehow have a right in saying how it’s used … I’m a size 26/28 and I don’t have the option of walking into Phillip Lim to buy a leather jacket while I’m the face of a plus size brand’s latest fashion campaign. I also don’t have the ability to unburden myself from fat politics because being fat is my reality. ”
Nicole makes a simple taupe wrap dress absolutely sing with minimalist accessories and classic styling.
Into Mind offers five ways to build an ethical closet, no matter your budget.
“When author Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote about the lack of ownership we Black people have over our own bodies in his 2015 novel, Between The World and Me, I was initially taken aback by the notion. But somewhere in the midst of those 176 pages, the prose began to feel more and more like familiar territory.”
Stephanie’s dark layers are diaphanous and badass all at once.
Christine tries out some bold and beautiful spring lipstick shades for darker skin.
“In this new environment, beauty is starting to feel less and less like conforming to a particular standard (or a particular set of standards), and more and more like knowing yourself; like finding the aesthetic that makes you feel good, perfecting it, and holding your head high as you take it out into the world.”
As we enter beachgoing season, gotta give another plug for my beloved Shiseido sunscreen, which comes in a 50+ SPF waterproof version.
My colleague, secondhand shopping-focused stylist Nancy Dilts, has just created a service package called A Year of Style that includes closet consults, shopping sessions, follow-up appointments, digital support, and more, all designed to help you feel intentional and confident in how you show yourself to the world. Amazing!
Lu is absolutely stunning in her black lace frock and studded heels.
“The Navajo Nation lost two counts in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Urban Outfitters because the tribe’s trademark is not ‘famous’ enough, the court siding with the fashion giant’s argument that ‘Navajo’ is a generic term for a style or design.” (Via Adios Barbie)
Angie explores the importance of finding emotional balance in your personal style.
My current Etsy obsession is HedonistINC – Heather makes spectacular, handcrafted labradorite pendants, crystal rings, and everything else your edgy-Boho heart could desire.
Petite plus blogger Sarah shows off a stellar floral midi dress, which she pairs with an edgy leather jacket.
“The unabashed frequency with which the FTC Act and its guidelines are plainly overlooked and/or disregarded by professional bloggers and the companies with which they are associated is quite shocking, and the likelihood that consumers are being deprived of valuable information as a result is extremely high.” (Disclose, people, disclose! It’s the law!)
Danielle lights up the botanic gardens in this preppy spring ensemble, complete with suede penny loafers.
Loved this response from the podcasters at Stuff You Missed in History Class to the near-constant complaints that they talk too much about women.
“Keep this in mind the next time someone offers you advice or makes an uncomfortable or downright mean remark about your weight or appearance or eating habits. Keep in mind that you aren’t obligated to listen or internalize their words.”
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