Lovely Links: 7/21/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon’s got a new favorite nap spot.

The Accidental Icon writes about identity, the passage of time, and how her hair is a statement about self and society.

My loss, your gain: I’m selling these spectacular studded and distressed Fryes on eBay!

The team at Beyond Classically Beautiful photographed and spoke to six beautiful black women about how they’ve come to love their bodies over the years. You can view part of this series titled, Body Noire 2: A Celebration of Black Female Bodies, on their site and it is phenomenal. (Not safe for work viewing.)

How to Stop Pastels From Washing You Out

Buzzy brand Vetements has announced that it will no longer participate in Fashion Week. Will others follow suit?

Local folks: Corset Styling, the boutique where I worked a few years back, is closing its doors to focus on in-home client consults. Which means the whole store is at on sale starting TODAY, July 21, and running through August. All spring/summer and fall/winter clothing, shoes and accessories will be 50% off with new markdowns announced weekly, as well as store furniture, fixtures and
display items for sale. Visit them at 5400 France Ave. in Edina!

I’m newly obsessed with Robert Lee Morris’ sculptural (and affordable!) jewelry designs.

Dani shows off three equally stunning outfits against the backdrop of Paris. Think neckerchiefs, lace, and lamé.

“I look pregnant. This body has made six humans. This belly has been inflated and collapsed and inflated and collapsed, and so on. What should it look like? Is perpetually pregnant really that remarkable?”

Leave it to Allison to make suspenders look fresh and chic.

Learn to be a Conscious Consumer: The 7 R’s to Reducing Your Fashion Footprint

Vita is a vision of retro loveliness in her gingham skirt and lemon-print cardigan.

“Every year hundreds of fashion design students receive their degree and enter into the fashion industry bright eyed and bushy tailed. Yet only a small percentage of those students have education and experience designing for more than the 2% of women in the United States that they are taught to design for. The tall, thin, standardized sizing is the standard curriculum for fashion students, while only about 5 universities in the country include plus size in their curriculums.”

This arty layered maxi dress from LAMade is calling my name …

Steph rocks a super edgy distressed sweater dress with metallic heels. LOVE.

Imogen lists the reasons why many women hate shopping for clothes, and offers some tips for making the process more effective and less stressful.

The Barking Dog Shoes team loves this slip-on sandal for summer comfort and style, and recommends the brand for wide width selection.

Magdalena cooks up a tutorial for making a pair of gold-dipped jeans, inspired by a $650 pair from Loewe.

“Feeling terrible about our bodies often turns into feeling terrible about ourselves. We feel like we’ve fallen into a dark, negative abyss. When you feel this way, remember there are things you can do … Remember that these feelings won’t last forever. Remember that your body does not define you. Remember to breathe, and be kind.”

Several folks have asked about sustainable cocktail and formal wear: Charles Henry designs pretty and versatile frocks, all of which are made in the U.S.

Tanasha teams a bright yellow blazer with a fun graphic tee.

From Sociological Images: “Luxury” versus “discount” pricing and the meaning of the number 9

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