Lovely Links: 7/19/13

Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen and I will be heading to New York next week to work with Foxcroft on a fun project for their 30th anniversary (more on that soon). While we’re in town, we’re hoping to organize a little meet-up! Swing by Pig n’ Whistle on 36th  at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 7/24 to hang with us and (hopefully) some other New York style bloggers.

I’ll be speaking at the Maple Grove Library on Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.! Come hear me talk about style, self-image, and dressing your best.

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Lizzy give tips for wearing high heels while using a wheelchair. And explains why doing so won’t work for everyone or every outfit.

Within a month of becoming engaged, I was lured into weight-loss fantasies. Despite being a recovered anorexic, I told myself that being a bride-to-be gave me permission to diet, so I spent a few weeks counting carbs and calories. I even bought a wedding dress that was too small, assuming I’d find a way to fit into it. During these weeks I had a short temper and picked more than a few fights with my fiance.”

These arty graphic clutches are kooky in the best possible way, as are the GIFs Susie made of them.

Eboni offers five great ways to wear and style a white blazer. Her all-white look is stellar.

For more white blazer inspiration, take a peek at this office-friendly and marvelously colorful ensemble.

Wondering how on earth to make your suits look fresh and fun? This post offers advice on making your suits sing, and some tips for non-suit attire that’s still appropriate for a more conservative office environment.

And speaking of dressy offices, Corporette talks pantyhose and dresscodes with her readers. Are any of you required to wear hosiery year-round at your workplaces?

Heart sweater = automatic win.

Perhaps the “fake it ’til you make it” philosophy could work for body image, too.

Your weekly dose of mind-bending print-mixing is available right here. That first outfit with the orange camo pencil skirt? Amazing.

High-waisted suspender slacks? Oh, heavens, yes.

“I think I thought, as a kid, that I was automatically beautiful partly because I didn’t understand how much people cared about beauty. I didn’t think they’d want to examine it the way they do, and squabble over it, and rank and rate girls and women the way they do, and shout definitive definitions, and obsess and obsess. I just thought, sure, yeah, of course I’m beautiful, the way I’m interesting, and smart, and let’s talk about how I made this perfect sling-shot out of a branch I cut, because seriously, it’s so awesome.”

I will never buy these cobalt blue asymmetric zip McQ booties, but I will dream of them.

Not for the swear-squeamish, but undeniably awesome: Matt Fraction, creator of the Hawkeye character, responds to the idiots who make fun of a fan and cosplayer. Who happens to be a woman and fat.

Oh, how I adore the squiggly print on this full, pleated skirt. And the way Lisa has styled it.

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict, the ever-brilliant Mimi Thi Nguyen comments on the hoodie as a sign, screen, expectation, and force.

The Mode-sty team has created charts for deciphering skirt and dress hem lengths based on your height. BRILLIANT!

Over at the StarTribune, I talked about how to find sunglasses that complement your face shape.

And in more news of sunnies, upscale eyewear designer Karen Walker’s new campaign features models between the ages of 65 and 92, styled by Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen.

And from the Department of Random: The Onion’s AV Club collects a list of 25 reader-submitted cover suggestions, and then makes its interviewees pick from the list. The later they get interviewed, the fewer songs they can pick from. Gobs more from 2011, 2012, and this year on the AV Club site. Hear/see Calexico cover Kenny Loggins, Sharon Van Etten cover Tom Petty, Iron and Wine cover George Michael, and ever so much more. 

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3 Responses to “Lovely Links: 7/19/13”

  1. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Oh, man, I so want to go to NYC and meet up with you and Allie. Darn real-life responsibilities and all!! Great links as always; Style Bubble’s clutch is awesome.

  2. Anna

    I can’t resist commenting on the burning question of workplaces that do or do not require pantyhose. Nurses and former nurses of an earlier generation will remember wearing white hose in all seasons—uniforms were all skirted then; no pants—and this was BF (before pantyhose). Yes, folks, we wore stockings in pairs, with girdles or garter belts. When pantyhose came along, we were sure we had died and gone to heaven.