Lovely Links: 8/4/17

Weekly Kitty:

She’s a burrower. Wiggled her way into this warm sheet and wouldn’t get out.

A bralette and dark lip make this cutoff overalls outfit chic and sexy.

This post outlines how to create an affordable capsule wardrobe … by thrifting!

I love how Annette switched up the expected formula by doing a column of black with a white blazer (instead of the reverse). The printed scarf is the perfect finishing touch.

“It’s so easy to assume that if a woman wants to cover up, she is doing it because of patriarchy. But even if she does, there is the expectation that going naked will magically cure all self-esteem issues, and that women will start feeling more comfortable with themselves. That they will instantly go from people who hate their bodies to people who love their bodies. But that’s not really how it works. Most women have been told that they shouldn’t be showing too much skin (or too little skin, it’s very confusing) for so long, that it would take a while to unlearn all the mixed messages we’ve juggled our entire lives.”

Unabashedly obsessed with EVERYTHING in jewelry designer Marcy Kentz’s shop.

Jo layered a floral skirt over her eyelet dress, then added wedge espadrilles to make this marvelous outfit.

Me Vs. She: Why I Won’t Compete With Other Women (& Neither Should You!)

Ashi’s top is a marvelous mashup of trends – off-shoulder, statement sleeve, and peplum. She totally rocks it!

“Although the fashion industry has finally woken up to the power of the Silver Spend (in the UK, the 50+ customer accounts for 47% of consumer spending), advertisers appear to have resorted to a kind of ‘diversity checklist.’ Model with grey hair: tick. That’s age sorted then. But the view of the older woman we’re being shown is signified by someone in her 60s, 70s, or beyond.”

Jeniese combines flippy fringe and silky textures in this outstanding ensemble.

A little off topic, but fun: My friend Kelly gave me this “F*cking Brilliant” embossed journal for my birthday. I love it so much, I bought backups.

When I was working in an office full-time, so much of my life was structured and I longed for a looser, freer existence. And perhaps my attraction to softer clothing was a way of expressing that. Now that my time is (mostly) my own to schedule, I find that what appeals are clothes with definition, clear boundaries.”

Cassie transforms a long shell into an asymmetric crop top with a little creative hemming.

Block heels are back, which is great news for those of us who can’t do spindly stilettos!

What Does It Mean to Have a Healthy Relationship with Ourselves?

This outfit of floaty layers looks perfect for late summer temps.

And since I’m already daydreaming about fall, I’m eyeing this sustainably made keyhole-neckline dress.

“I think it’s a happier day when we just put on something we love, in our favorite color, and head out the door with joy. We can dress for our hearts rather than our other body parts.

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