I’m totally thrilled to have been featured in yesterday’s Star Tribune, the Minneapolis daily paper! Huge thanks to reporter Sara Glassman, who also writes irresistibly fun Twin Cities e-newsletter Pop Fizz Daily, to which you should ALL subscribe.
And! I’ll be on 107.1 FM’s ShopGirls tomorrow morning! The show is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and I believe I go on around shortly after 11:30 a.m. You can listen online or to the podcast afterwards. I’ll also post audio as soon as I can.
The Academichic gals are doing another Dress Your Best challenge. Anyone participating?
Angeline’s fabulous cheat sheet has great tips for effective outlet mall shopping. Because we all know it can be hella overwhelming.
This post on the benefits and pitfalls of competition among women highlights some interesting statistics, and explores some fascinating perspectives.
Joelle does stark white with sprinkles of bright color so beautifully.
Pretty sure I’ll be trying this cutout-back jacket DIY for fall. SO cool.
Oh, how I loved Jessi Arrington’s TED talk about wearing nothing new. Also now happily subscribed to her blog, since she’s a self-described color addict. Especially this post about the phrase “take it with a grain of salt.” (Thanks, Leela!)
Bessie Coleman: Determined, brave, and totally badass.
And speaking of old school icons, here are a few amazing and inspirational quotes from Marilyn Monroe.
Insightful and thought-provoking musings on cultural appropriation in fashion, where to draw the line, and why wearing items from other cultures seems to have an irresistible allure.
Autumn points out that, “Fair meant beautiful before it meant light-complected, not the other way around,” and explores how the two meanings have begun to mesh over time.
Newly enamored of The Dewey Decimals, a blog run by a couple of smart, sassy, stylish women who make lots of Pride and Prejudice references.
Would you wear a knotted button-down shirt? (You’ll find out my answer tomorrow!)
Lexy’s prom story and fabulously bold prom dress that she designed herself made me smile.
More than a little excited about Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant’s upcoming line for Banana Republic. WOW. (Via PrettyLittleMrs)
“Now in my forties, I sling my style in bold broad strokes, and relish the fancies of others. I eschew the conventional, embrace the original. My quirks, once shamefully hidden, are now proudly paraded, shown off like prized peacocks.”
More fabulous advice for those of you hoping to hone your thrifting skills.
I’ll be hosting a live chat over at the Coffee Talk Community this coming Monday at 7 p.m. CST – come by to share your figure flattery tips and tricks.
Charlie looks smashing in all black, topped with a sculptural hat.
College Candy offers some quick, cheap, cute options for nailing the nautical look this season.
Wanna see what a professional fashion stylist brings to a shoot? Here ya go.
What do you do with a jersey skirt that hits at an awkward length? Why, pair it with a sassy leopard-print tee and hike it up!
RK outlines her ethical dilemma with personal style blogging and asks for reader input.
Turns out, Dorothy Parker got writer’s block, too.
And from the Department of Random: BABY SLOTHS. (I’ve seen this vid before I know it, but Sarah Von reminded me of its existence this week.)