Lovely Links: 6/19/15

Weekly Kitty:

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13-year-old Simon has only just figured out how to get to the top of our second carpeted cat turret. However, 1-year-old Harriet is reigning queen, as you can see.

“Body positivity is being accepted, to an extent, but before we get too big for our boots, we are reminded that our body acceptance is monitored. Whether the privileged male admits it or not, society is standardising fatness … two ‘categories’ of fatness have materialised in the media, appropriated (once more) with male ideology in mind: the good fatty and the bad fatty.”

Polka dots and windowpane make such a pleasing print mix.

Sewists, I feel you will love Pattern Behavior Cartoons. They certainly cracked me up. More here.

Hourglassy’s Busty and the Beach series will explore swim options for women with large breasts, including detailed reviews.

Love how Chioma used a chunky chain necklace to enhance her halter-neck midi dress.

Angie offers some great, concrete suggestions for the third or “completer” outfit piece.

Like me, you will probably want to kiss Geraldine full on the mouth (or at least take her out for a cheeseburger) after reading Things in Women’s Magazines That Make Me Stabby. Geraldine, when you hit Minneapolis, call me. Cheeseburgers. My treat. We’ll see about the kissing.

Emerald green and blush pink make a fresh, unexpected combination.

Pia issues a rallying cry for truly inclusive, collaborative, radical body-positive activism. (With swears and some nude photos. Both of which I love.)

Not sure I agree completely with the findings, but this graphic showing which brands tend to run big or small in sizing is certainly interesting. Thoughts on their results?

On the Fox 9 Buzz, gave some tips for summer layering and keeping warm in blasting A/C.

“Joseph Matthews, Lecturer in Health at Worcester University, comments that ‘by classifying someone as underweight or obese, you’re not instigating lifestyle change, you’re attaching stigma and judgement. Change in health behaviours stem from empowerment. Unfortunately classifying an individual on the BMI scale can have the opposite effect.’” (Discusses disordered eating, includes photos of women in their undies.)

Cheryl is an absolute knockout in her blush pink matched set.

On Mad Mimi, I offered some guiding questions for folks who are considering hiring ghostwriters for their newsletters.

Four questions that might help clarify the concept of thin privilege

Marvelously mod lines on Greetje’s cool colorblocked sheath dress. (Plus her pup and gorgeous shots of Amsterdam)

Fascinating: Brown paper bags – think messengers and totes – that are tear-resistant and durable enough to be washed

Is the colorful suit making a comeback?

From a post titled Soldier or Slut? Body Shaming in the Military: “I see myself as a smart, professional, and strong woman, and I will not conform to other people’s perceptions of where my body belongs amongst my clothes. If a shirt fits well, I will not be slut shamed. If pants fit correctly, I will not be slut shamed. I am no longer standing for it. I will not bow down to the will of others. It is not my problem if a man or woman is uncomfortable with my body.”

Dolly Singh collaborated with engineers, astronauts, and rocket scientists to build a better high heel. (Via Capitol Hill Style)

Six plus-sized bloggers style the same darling cat-print blouse

Just reading the reviews of the film “The True Cost” has made me decide to never again shop at H&M. Anyone seen it yet?

Debbie is refreshingly honest in her post about turning to shopping as a respite from loneliness.

Looking for a bold and colorful outfit formula? Beth proves that hot pink, turquoise, and leopard print look fantastic together. And a slightly less bold but unexpected grouping from Lizzy includes black, yellow, and leopard.

Penny in Yo’ Pants is a little gizmo that allows cyclists to turn skirts into shorts in an instant. Super cool.

Woman Lifts Weights, Continues Being a Woman

On About.com I highlighted 10 sexy sandals for summer, and rounded up mall brands that stars love.

A capsule wardrobe won’t fix your closet, and it surely won’t fix your life. But the process of paring down your wardrobe may bring up a lot of emotions and other issues in your life and help you realize and understand those issues.”

And from the Department of Random: Apparently a Great Pyrenees was elected mayor of Cormorant, MN. I don’t know what to feel.

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9 Responses to “Lovely Links: 6/19/15”

  1. Fat White Cat

    That photo series of your cats is hysterical. Thanks for all the links!

  2. Ginger

    I’ve given up on deciding if a brand sizes up or down by reading comments. I look at the measurement charts. I love the Gap because they list your thigh measurement. Nothing is worse than getting pants that are supposed to fit and discovering that they might have fit, but you can’t get your thigh in to the leg.

    Everyone who normally wears a “6” seems to think every brand runs large.
    There seems to be something about being a size 6 that demands the holder of that size tell us that everything was just too large for her.

  3. Melanie

    Wonderful lovely links again, Sally! And a double thanks for including the link to Greetje’s post, which I missed. She does great street style photography sometimes too. The pattern cartoons are hilarious.

  4. Everywhereist

    Yay! Just saw this. Thanks for the shout-out!

    Sadly, I can’t eat cheese, and I’m married. But maybe we could still get cupcakes? 🙂

  5. Dust. Wind. Bun.

    I’m not a lawyer or anything formal – I work in a type of IT, a notoriously casual field – but I love colorful or otherwise ‘eccentric’ suits. Everyone I see when I travel for business (clients never come to us) is business-casual or below, and I like to interpret that as suits with casual elements, like a black pantsuit, but the pants are capris and the jacket’s a touch “shrunken” with bracelet-length sleeves, and both are made of a nice heavyweight knit. One of my favorites when I was doing slightly more to the business end of business casual (and I still wear the jacket – I hate the skirt these days) was a lipstick-red mandarin collar structured jacket and a red maxi skirt. (The skirt was tiered, which is on my personal No List these days, and as soon as I find it in storage it’s either getting altered or going away.) I think in the summer (and when I was visiting clients who were all-female offices) I wore it with a red gingham pencil skirt with eyelet trim (which did get donated – too ‘cute’ for the baby-faced short lady I am…) I also have separates that can come together as a suit in electric blue, my signature color.

    I guess what I’m saying is, if you want to stop me from wearing colorful suits, you’ll have to come fight me.

    (And yes, the cats are most excellent. My moody gal will sit on top of her mellow brother if he’s in my lap and won’t get out when she wants in.)