Lovely Links: 8/14/15

Weekly Kitty:

harriet kitten

Flashback! Harriet is about three months old in this photo. It’s probably my favorite of the two cats together. Cracks me up every time.

Debbie asked for closet downsizing and wardrobe minimalism tips from her readers, got tons in response, and shared them out.

Not sure I’m prepared to wear flares again quite yet, but Sheryl certainly makes hers look chic.

Five tips for easier print mixing

And here’s Lilli in my all-time favorite mix, stripes and florals.

“By storing your items before you really purge them out of your life, you are leaving open the option not to have to purchase again (which in the end costs you and the environment more), and allows you to discover how you really feel with a minimal wardrobe and if it’s the right decision for you to be making.”

Kat Blaque explains how important it is that we stop policing the gender of men who like “feminine” things. Kat also breaks down the differences between sex and gender.

Converse has redesigned the All Star after 98 years, and added some clever new features including footbed cushioning. Hallelujah.

I, too, am a huge fan of diagonal lines and asymmetric detailing.

On About.com I offered my picks for what to buy in the late summer clearance sales and talked about the difference between a knockoff and a “designer inspired” item.

White accessories make the print in this lovely blue wrap dress really pop.

“My hair is the result of a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which affects 5–10 percent or more of all women … Although diet and other lifestyle changes have helped me manage many of those symptoms, the hair on my face continues to grow thicker as the years go by. I have considered just letting it grow. I could embrace it, like other women with my condition have, and yet I find myself morning after morning with razor in hand stumbling through the motions of hair removal.”

There’s something so satisfying in finding your perfect slouchy white tee.

Three sweet ways to mix up your ponytails

A long-sleeved solid white dress and chunky black ankle boots are magically perfect together.

Elle declares that “the two-purse trend is officially a thing.”

So excited to learn that Grechen Reiter has launched a conscious closet consulting business! Rock on, lady.

AnaOno Intimates designs lush, sexy bras for women who have had mastectomies or reconstructive surgeries. The founder saw the need for this line since so many mastectomy bras either don’t meet the real needs of their wearers, or feel decidedly medical and impersonal.

Battling thin privilege in recovery (discusses disordered eating)

Bombshell curls and a sweet sundress make for a flirty late-summer look.

On the Fox 9 Buzz, I suggested a few items to include in your fashion emergency kit.

“Style goes beyond the clothes you put on your body. Style is how you carry yourself, how you interact with the world, and the relationship you have with yourself. Style is trusting your gut, listening to your inner voice, and supporting it even if it bucks the norm. Style isn’t fitting in, style is finding yourself.”

And from the Department of Random: I feel that most cat owners will recognize this dilemma. The hopping! It cracks me up!

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3 Responses to “Lovely Links: 8/14/15”

  1. Anett

    Thank you so much for linking to my post on how to find the perfect slouchy T, Sally! It’s greatly appreciated. And what a great collection of links you have — I loved the one about storing the garments that you are considering getting rid of for a while, in case you’d want to wear them again. I do this and often I fish them out again and rewear instead of buying something new. My “toss pile” might be a bit too big for anyone’s liking, though…

    Anett | Tall Girl’s Fashion

  2. Stephanie

    The new Chucks are amazing! I bought a pair because my old Chucks were worn out, and I wanted the cushioned insoles. Even better, the insoles turned out to be removable, so I put my prescription pair in, which means fashionable waking. Hurray! From a fashion perspective, though, the iconic black lines around the sole are missing so they look a bit strange to me – I’m still considering taking a sharpie or a paint pen to mine.