Lovely Links: 8/7/15

Weekly Kitty:

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Imperious Sunbathing Simon, at your service.

Jeniese spices up a classic look with a little pop of red.

JCPenney Employee Sent Home for Wearing Too Short Shorts from Penney’s Career Section. OY.

Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You introduces me to the bellybutton challenge, and offers her two cents about how all forms of media impact body image and the importance of self love.

If male musicians were described the same way as female musicians

I loved this anecdote about the power of simple actions and how clothing does not make, define, or indicate gender.

Hilariously tongue-in-cheek: 12 Self-Care Tips to Transform Your Life! Includes, “Find the beauty in the world! If you can’t find any, grab some makeup and head over to that big rock you always see, the one that looks like a human face, and give it a Smoky Eye.”

A simple white blazer and chambray pants make the perfect backdrop for super bright shoes and accessories.

Thakoon’s designs for Kohl’s DesigNation line look chic and versatile.

Fascinating musings on the efficacy of trigger warnings

LISSA the shop – a great resource for stylish sustainably produced and natural fiber clothes – has some GREAT pieces in the sale section. And you can use code SALE25 for an additional 25% off the sale prices!

Angie shares 12 ways to dress stylishly in stifling summer heat. And bless her for doing so. [Wipes brow.]

“It’s very easy to be tempted by all these fabulous deals and buy things that are not really you. That is why it is important to understand your style and have a YES and NO list handy to remind yourself when you get tempted in the sales.”

Never doubt that size discrimination is real.

On About.com, I talked about shopping for eyeglasses online, fashion classics that can be thrifted, and what to look for in stylish sneakers.

Annette shows off an eye-catching asymmetric skirt and two-tone peeptoes, and also shares her summertime office dress code guidelines. She points out that she’s thinking of a typical German office environment. Do her suggestions apply where you work?

Another amazing black-and-white ensemble: Kiah’s spectacular tulle-lined dress and polka dot pumps.

The Beauty Department offers tips for keeping your undereye concealer from creasing.

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao believes the trolls are winning the battle for the Internet, and I’m sadly inclined to agree. (Related: Sociology of the Reddit Revolt)

Sharon proves that cropped pants can be worn in winter … at least, in Brisbane! Love everything about this outfit from layers to colors to proportions.

On the Fox 9 Buzz, I offered some tips for making the “white out” look work.

Pretty is a digital postcard from women around the world to women around the world as told through a weekly documentary series. It explores just how nuanced beauty can be by not only taking a look at how beauty standards vary from country to country but also how they might vary within a city.” (Via Fly)

Une Femme shares her thoughts on the misuse of the word “effortless” in fashion. (My thoughts on the topic here.)

The phrase “gran bod” was purportedly coined with body-positive intent, but has been twisted.

I finally dug into my Fall/Winter lookbook last weekend and was surprised and delighted by what I found. I’ve pinned my favorites here.

Turns out over-air-conditioned offices are a sexist plot. Maybe.

All of my vest-wearing dreams are realized in Ace’s two amazing outfits. (Her tumblr here.)

“There is no need to love your body with trepidation …”
(Contains swears)

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3 Responses to “Lovely Links: 8/7/15”

  1. Thursday

    “Winter” in brisbane, haha. We southerners travel there in the depth of winter to peel off about five layers and enjoy some sun. I’d be sweating in Sharon’s outfit!

  2. That's Not My Age

    Thanks for linking Sally, hope you’re well. very best, Alyson