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