Lovely Links: 6/14/13

Here it is: The week’s most important style advice.

“… a new study published in PLoS ONE, demonstrates that when women are shown pictures of other women with a range of body sizes, the study participants quickly start to get more comfortable with the varying sizes.”

Do you stick to one handbag or change with your outfits? (I used to do the former, and now adore the latter option!)

Golda has started a Tumblr called Fatshionable Apples, dedicated to style inspiration for plus-sized women who have apple-shaped figures.

Simple and classic but breathtaking: Breton top, silk scarf, floaty white skirt. Marvelous!

This post imparts seven great tips for women who want to dress with an eye toward trends, but not overly young. The whole “mutton dressed as lamb” thing.

Over at the Star Tribune, I shared some unexpected tips for swimsuit shopping.

This black and white print dress is sophisticated and edgy all at once.

Burlesque artist Villainy Loveless reflects on a comment from a total stranger, saying, “I will never be willowy, dainty or petite. I could lose a hundred pounds and I would still have wide shoulders and a high set ribcage. However, I have worked hard to be proud of the body I have been given.” (Images not safe for work, cheers to Sarah for the link.)

Check out these fun formulas for dressing up your graphic tees.

Mia’s ruffled top and full skirt are lovely, and she shares her musings on performing femininity with clothing. Because she’s fabulous like that.

I guest posted over at Danielle Dowling’s blog about body image in the bedroom.

“While others may think my skirts/dresses are too short and my legs aren’t quite long enough or toned enough or tan enough, I will always (and proudly) show them off but not just because I love them and how they make me feel. It will be because they are a constant reminder of who I am, what I am, where I am going and where I come from.”

Dresses with cutout details are hot this season, and this maxi has some subtle, pretty ones.

Marie does a phenomenal job of explaining the rapid expansion of the plus-sized clothing market, its various segments, and what to expect in terms of pricing.

This asymmetric sweater is amazing. And Une Femme wears it so well.

News flash: Everyone has fleshy bits near their armpits. Even models and celebs. No cause for alarm.

Ankle pants, capris, clamdiggers, pedal pushers … what’s the DIFFERENCE??!?  This post spells it out, and offers some basic figure-flattery tips for making these styles work.

Seems like a lot of folks are chopping their locks these days. This post explores hair expectations and the ties between hairstyle and identity.

Rocquelle has fun playing with proportion by pairing an exaggerated peplum with skinny jeans.

Patti responds to an infographic detailing how Americans “really” view aging. Her responses are spot-on.

Love how the stripes on this skirt converge into chevrons.

As this is a condition I’ve battled for years myself (see this post at The Frisky), I was thrilled to see two of the contributors to the Vagenda discussing their experiences with vulvodynia AKA vulvar vestibulitis.

Two bold neons look punchy and perfect with a black and white graphic print.

Take a peek at these fabulous tips for the successful buying and wearing of prints.

I’m swooning over the sweet tailored shape of this blazer.

This is an older post, but does a marvelous job of outlining the basics of body acceptance: What it is, what it’s not, and why it is a beneficial practice.

This mustard floral full skirt is killing me with its gorgeousness.

“By the age of 13, 53 percent of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were they happy? In order to find out, Marie C. photographed and interviewed girls between the ages of four and eight and asked them what they liked about their bodies. These girls share wisdom the rest of us have forgotten.”

Nobody does vintage glam quite like the Freelancer. How marvelous is that updo?

And from the Department of Random: Obscene gestures from around the world. Not all are super obscene. I like the “I am ignoring you” gesture best. If you’re making that at someone, are you REALLY ignoring that person? Really?

Additionally: If you’d like to see me wearing 100% polka dots, head over to Facebook.

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11 Responses to “Lovely Links: 6/14/13”

  1. Mia

    Aw jeez, thanks for the link-up, Sal! What a great group of folks and articles to be in the company of.

    I too have been dealing with vulvar vestibulitis the last several years, and it’s–comforting? maybe–to read about other people’s experiences with it.

    Also, those young girls talking about their bodies = best. What excellent kids!

  2. Monica

    Sal, I love this feature! Every week I look forward to seeing what interesting and insightful links you post. This week does not disappoint! 🙂

    • Lizzy O. The DIYLady.

      Whoa, Hello hello. Thanks a bunch to AlreadyPretty for featuring me.
      SO, I had blogged about that outfit a while now, and suddenly I noticed it was one of my top posts on the blog. I knew something was UP somewhere, so I checked my stats on blogger and I saw that people came to my blog through alreadypretty. I came over here and searched DIYLady hoping something shows up, and thanks to this comment above, something did show up.

      I am so honored to be one of the people on your list Sal. God bless you and I am still so giddy!
      Thanks Patti for your sweet comment. So happy about this. 😀

  3. Kristen

    On the vulvodynia front, there’s an excellent podcast from Dr. Drew regarding the subject. I don’t have any more specific info handy, but if anyone’s interesting in getting more info, look it up.

  4. Arthi

    The arm pit fat is usually due to an ill fitting bra. To save myself the typing, I’m pasting a comment from the origianl article:


    There is a great resource on reddit for fittings bras – that flat can be largely minimised by wearing the right sized bra and doing the swoop and scoop. See the following links:

    This is what started it all:

    WARNING: Following these steps may lead you to requiring new bras, once you find out all your bras are TOO small in the bust

  5. No fear of fashion

    Thanks Sally, i found Angie again through Dressing up your graphic tees. I can learn a lot from her blog so I will visit her more often.