Lovely Links: 7/8/16

Don’t have a Weekly Kitty for ya this week, but here’s a fantastic and hilarious video of dogsledder Blair Braverman being interviewed by husky puppies. SEXIST husky puppies. (Her book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube sounds amazing.)

Chrissie balances elegancy and funk so perfectly in this ensemble of black, cream, and rust.

Love this free downloadable wardrobe planner from the minimalist blog Into Mind.

Locals! Park Avenue Church has a little-known thrift store that’s worth checking out, if you’re ever free on weekday afternoons. They’re currently open 3:30-5 on Tuesdays and 4:30-6 on Wednesday but looking to expand hours. (You can contact Ann if you’d like to shop at a different time.) 3400 Park Ave S in Mpls!

As an East Asian American woman who is also queer, I’m told a lot of things about my body … The ideological tropes around Asian American woman as hyper-heterosexual; as pretty, tiny, and delicate; as good girls and model minorities; as foreign… these all manifest in ways that cut and dig at me internally.”

Alice is ready for the weekend in her ikat dress and lightweight fedora.

Don’t know why, but just about every pair of Herkimer diamond earrings I see looks perfectly pretty and edgy to me.

This week I pinned dozens of cheat-sheets to my Color Pairing Inspiration board – lots of great ideas in there.

What Being Non-Binary in Female-Centric Spaces Is Like – And How to Be More Inclusive

Love this marvelously matchy outfit from Joi, featuring an off-shoulder dress and sexy lace-up sandals.

So in love with the idea of this DIY tie-front top made from a men’s long-sleeved button-front. Wonder if I could actually do it without creating a giant mess …

If I ever got within stealing range of Jane’s wardrobe, she’d be in deep trouble. Both this red accent outfit and this structured/soft combo made my heart sing.

SOLOW does cute activewear basics that are made in the U.S.

And! Exclusively Kristen is a line designed for women with large busts that’s made in the U.S.

“And it was at that moment, while I pep-talked myself in the mirror as I finished my deep sumo squat, back rolls on full display, that I realized that my feminism needed a lot of work. For the first time in my life, I realized how much time I’ve spent tip-toeing around what I have inherently felt was a ‘man’s world’: from the gym to simply being able to walk down the street knowing my body would be judged.”

What could be more summery than a sleeveless white eyelet frock? Nothing, that’s what – and Amber looks ravishing in hers.

Does Female Privilege Exist?

Kristine’s strong-shouldered red blazer makes a great juxtaposition against her white tank and cutoff shorts.

Love the look of this pared-down, asymmetric hem tank dress from Alternative Apparel.

9 super stylish plus-sized people share tips for androgynous style over on Qwear.

“This genre is one of the biggest triumphs of marketplace feminism, which harnesses and celebrates the language, imagery and energy of feminism while depoliticizing and decontextualizing it. Bad-feminist think pieces are almost exclusively the province of young female authors (and their editors) who act on the illusion of free choice offered by the market, and then offer themselves up for corporate media to capitalize on. Most of these essays are written for very little money, and almost all of them are published because they are guaranteed clickbait: They appear on Web sites that rely on numerous daily updates to meet the constant demand for new content. And these women answer this demand by mining their perceived failures.”

Gracey reminds us that black and navy can look marvelous together.

An Open Letter to the Female Hat-Wearing Dog From “Go Dog, Go” (Cheers, Sarah)

Summertime can be rough on the heels when wearing pancake flat flip-flops and sandals. This post is an informative piece about plantar fasciitis, what causes it, what to do about it, and which shoes to wear.

Imogen gives some tips for mixing but not matching colors and prints.

In my Star Tribune column I gave tips for wearing wide-legs and researching thrifted brands.

“The state of plus size fashion is at a sort of crossroads. It seems like we are seeing more and more plus size women in media, but the same type of woman is being represented. She’s 5’10, hourglass, size 12/14, and white. The crossroads mentioned poses the question, ‘Is the plus size movement going to be inclusive and representative of all plus size women or are we going to be represented by one particular look, body type, and race?'”

Tanasha rounds up some swimsuits for tall women or anyone who is long in the waist.

5 reasons to let go of perfection

Katha channels 50s fun in her polka dot skirt and denim jacket.

Can’t buy ’em new anymore, but gotta say that my one pair of Old Navy High Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans are my go-tos when all other jeans are too squeezy or otherwise annoying. (My pair is black and I want to note that they’ve faded quite a bit … but dang, they’re comfy.)

When American Feminists Were Pilloried for Daring to Wear Bloomers

And from the Department of Random: My long-lost inner Arthurian legend nerd rejoiced at this one. And laughed really, really hard. The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

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2 Responses to “Lovely Links: 7/8/16”

  1. Rise

    Thank you thank you for the link to the Go Dog Go letter! I laughed, and then passed it on, and added the Ugly Volvo to my Feedly. And thanks for your continued great blog.