Lovely Links: 7/10/15

Weekly Kitty:

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I’m so pleased I got Black Mouse in mid-air, even if Ms. Harriet is blurry. (First seen on Instagram)

This video, made by a woman who posts makeup tutorials on YouTube and gets scathing comments about her acne, made me cry. A lot. (Cheers, Elizabeth)

“In accordance to the unwritten rules of ‘weight loss success story,’ I have failed. This is the part where I am ‘supposed’ to start talking about ‘shaping back up’ and share the journey to ‘getting my body back.’ But that wouldn’t honor all the f*#^s I don’t give. I love my body, as is, today.”

Joi rocks a fan-freakin-tastic black and white print mix.

Rachel shares four points of rumination for Asian Americans who are struggling with cultural norms surrounding weight and body image. She also recommends this NPR story from 2011 as a resource.

I’ve been surprised by how unique and versatile the Sam Edelman jewelry line has become. On-trend, too – I’m drooling over these talon ear jackets.

This perplexes me: A recent study shows that using a product in a variety of circumstances and in a variety of ways makes consumers like it less.

The Curvy Fashionista recommends seven plus size activewear brands that are worth exploring.

Who says all black doesn’t work for summer? Rowan’s look is beautifully balanced.

A bit late, but over on the Goodwill blog, I showed some red, white, and blue outfits that won’t make you look like a giant American flag.

In an absolutely marvelous interview with BUST, Laverne Cox says, ” … there’s something almost binary that suggests either you are moving against cis-normative, hetero-normative, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy, or you’re complicit with it. That kind of binary is really, deeply problematic. I think it’s more complicated.” Among other amazing things. (Via The Closet Feminist)

Here are some simple tips to ensure your jewelry is balanced – and not overwhelming – within your outfits.

On I recommended some shops that take sustainability seriouslywhere to shop for shorts no matter your size or style, and how to shop if you’re headed off to college for the first time this fall.

Fashion activist Bethann Hardison talks about revolutionizing the industry for women of color

“Even assuming anti-ageing products have miracle properties that restore baby’s-bum qualities to your skin (which, SPOILER ALERT, they don’t), it’s up to an individual to decide whether they’re interested in any of that. Why are university students now being marketed a package deal in life-long insecurity at the till?”

Do you have a bikini body? This handy flowchart will let you know for sure.

I’ve professed my love of the Freebird by Steven line before, and some of the styles are on super sale right now.

This SheWired interview with photographer Miki Vargas pointed me to Handsome Revolution Project, a photography series showcasing the mind-blowingly fabulous personal styles of masculine-of-center women, masculine gender-nonconforming people, and trans men alongside their thoughts about gender identity.

Luciana’s pearl-embellished peep-toes are killing me.

Lucky Magazine is kaput. Yoiks.

In my Star Tribune column, I tackled questions about monochromatic looks, getting graphic tees tailored, and more.

If you’re looking for a middle-ground between $5 gas station sunnies and $200 designer ones, try Quay. Designs tend to be oversized and a bit statement-y, but so fun and under $50.

Such a cool tip for shortening a tee without hemming or tucking

On the Fox 9 Buzz, I spoke with the founder of the ARC’s Value Village stylist program about thrifting for summer trends and offered tips for subtle safari-influenced looks.

Brittany was targeted online by fat shamers after her appearance on Dr. Oz, and in response she posted this Fat Girl Job Clarification. (Contains swears.)

This post offers some tiered guidelines for smart ways to add formalwear to your wardrobe.

On Go Daddy Garage, I wrote about the importance of diversified income streams for bloggers.

Ever had anyone snap at you for offering a compliment on their style? Melanie has. (P.S. Melanie, LOVE the farked maxi.)

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2 Responses to “Lovely Links: 7/10/15”

  1. Melanie

    Sally, thanks for the shout-out. As always, your lovely links fuel the mind. Your weekly kitty photo is surreal – so cool how you caught the mouse mid-air.

  2. Heidi/FranticButFab

    Thanks so much for the link! Always a thrill to be included.

    And I’m totally not surprised at the Lucky news. After several years lapsed, I subscribed again last year and each issue has gotten thinner and thinner. Then when they turned the website into Lucky Shops it totally reminded me of the plot of “The Knockoff.” (If you haven’t read it, it’s a fun little summer book, written by two former fashion mag editors.)