Lovely Links: 8/3/12

Got another Huffington Post piece in which I share four reasons to reevaluate your hairstyle.

Loving yourself is a dangerous act, I think, because the evidence that you’re not lovable is always easily available when you go looking for it.”

If I try this embellished collar DIY, I feel like it might look droopy and weird. But it’s so cool I still might give it a try!

Still reveling in impeccable minimalism, Alicia knocks it out of the park with this outfit. (Another “Dressing Within a Defined Aesthetic” post is in the works!)

Grown and Curvy Woman recaps her favorite recent outfits, and I love them ALL.

“It’s taken me quite some time to be able to say that without qualification. Without minimizing my accomplishments. Without making exceptions or excuses for why I’m not an athlete. Because I’m fat. So I can’t be an athlete, because athletes are thin and cut, right?

Peter shares his thoughts on the popular and eye-opening book, Overdressed, and spawns a lively debate about clothing consumption, ethics, and the costs of fast fashion. Have any of you read the book? (I haven’t yet … on the list!)

Playing dress up with the contents of your own closet is a great way to reconnect with your personal style and continue to write your own fashion story.

Gracey continues her series on shopping for tall women with a collection of thrift tips.

“I don’t quite know if I can even try to explain what it is about clothes that makes my mind feel at ease. Maybe it’s because I feel like I know clothes. I know the materials, I recognize the cuts, I know why and how people  buy clothes, I know what makes the fashion consumer tick.”

This sunshine-yellow full skirt made me smile. So cheery!

A recent study shows that people – both men and women – are more likely to see a woman as a bunch of body parts, and more likely to see a man as a whole being. There’s a ray of hope at the end, though: This kind of objectification is reversible. (Cheers, Q.)

I gave some tips for crafting covered-up warm weather looks over at the StarTribune this week.

Ariel makes a simple jeans-and-chambray-shirt ensemble look effortlessly chic.

I have no idea why, but I tend to shy away from soft leather jewelry. This roundup of gorgeous designs has me reconsidering.

“If we don’t want to be judged for how we look, then shouldn’t we start practicing that ourselves? Look around, and see the beauty in others. Look for the beauty in everyone, and soon you will see it more clearly in yourself.”

Knowing the formal or proper names for things makes me feel all warm inside, so I loved this chart of common printed pattern names. Fret! Ogee! Lattice!

Through a reader request that got e-mailed to me just today, I found MySkins, a company that makes bras in 20 different skin tones.

And from the Department of Random: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews. (Via Yum & Yuk.)

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12 Responses to “Lovely Links: 8/3/12”

  1. Kelly

    I love your new Huffington Post article. I have been rocking a pixie cut off-and-on since high school (over 10 years ago now). I especially liked that you talked about your husband’s reaction to the cut. Every time I go to my stylist to make a drastic change, she asks if my husband knows I’m making said drastic change. I always tell her that he knows I’m getting a cut that day, but he doesn’t know what to expect (usually because I don’t decide on exactly what I want until I walk into the salon). I’m lucky to have a husband who loves my pixie cut because I love my pixie cut, and your article reminded me of that.

  2. X

    The models have actual SKIN with lines and curves and things!!!! Actual real bodies!!!

  3. Eboni

    hehehe that video is so funny! my husband thinks I’m crazy because I’m cracking up with headphones on 🙂

  4. Vildy

    Loved the Huffpo article. Glad you’re getting an even wider readership – you deserve it. And the 2d incarnation of the short cut is even more wonderful than the first.

  5. Lisa

    I read “Overdressed” because of a excerpt I read about the afterlife of thrift store clothes. However, I was not impressed with the quality of writing or its conclusions. The author dressed herself in secondhand clothes for her high school years (and protested sweatshops in her college ones), but then became a self-professed cheap clothing addict. The book itself starts with an anecdote about buying seven pairs of K-Mart canvas flats.

    I find these stories often to be lacking in the sense they don’t examine the psychological effect of clothing. People often buy things to fill emptiness in their lives, and clothing lights up a particular portion of the brain associated with identity. Clothing also reflects social and economic trends– something that was touched on in the book, but briefly. I read it in an evening, so it’s a short, light read– and includes some good portions, such as an examination about the rise of big-box discount clothes retailers– so, altogether not too bad.

  6. Sophia

    Speaking of short hair…..Sal have you seen this blog? Though it’s biased towards young and thin women there are a lot of great strong women portraits and interesting hair-dos. Also has squirrels…….. :o) From a long time pixie cutter xx

  7. Londyn

    I adore your blog and always get so many takeaways from it! I’d love to be on your blogroll! 🙂

  8. Leslie

    I’m glad I checked your blog this morning! Love the HuffPo piece! I have an appointment for a haircut this afternoon and have been waffling all weekend about whether to get it chopped off again or just trimmed. I’m thinking I may follow my instincts and get a Jamie Curtis ‘do!

  9. Marsha Calhoun

    For the embellished collar, you don’t need to use glue – use your singleton stud earrings, or mom’s old scatter pins, or dad’s old tie tacks, or, or, or . . .

  10. Sara

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the common pattern names link. So invaluable!!!