Lovely Links: 9/2/16

Weekly Kitty:


Close-up kitty.

This outfit of dusty pastels offers some great inspiration for transitional looks.

Eileen Fisher hosted three young CFDA graduates in a yearlong residency with an emphasis on social and environmental responsibility. They created the Remade in the U.S.A. collection for the brand.

Already Pretty readers get early access to LISSA the Shop’s Labor Day sale – 20% off the entire site with code LVUSA20! Lots of fun new Neon Buddha pieces in rich jewel tones to check out …

The sexiness of an off-the-shoulder top is offset by a mid-calf skirt in Tolu’s elegant ensemble.

I was talking with a stylist friend a few weeks back, and we agreed that Kut from the Kloth has some of the best denim jackets. They’re spendier than Old Navy, but cheaper than premium denim. And they come in plus sizes, too! (This one is close to the wash/style I have.)

In Praise of Thin Allies

The number on a clothing label may be a lie in itself. There are no standards that regulate exactly what a size 10 waist is or a size 6 bust or a size 20 bottom. It’s all a lie. You have been conned into thinking there is some truth or relevance in it.”

I need to add Planet Shoes to my master list of sustainable shopping resources! The site has sections for U.S.-made shoes, vegan shoes, eco-friendly shoes, handmade shoes, and European-made shoes. It’s a smorgasbord!

What to do if your hair products are aggravating your acne

Angie calls out the “Seasonally Confused Outfit,” which is also a pet peeve of mine. Though, like her, I’m perfectly comfy with summery clothes and wintry footwear …

Kiah rocks a graphic tee with a midi skirt and broad-brimmed hat. LOVE.

I’ll admit it: I’m looking forward to it being cool enough to bust out this waffle-knit tunic from Everlane.

Your body is a beautiful gift for your time here on earth. I believe that while you have it, you should treat it well by honoring it and listening to it; but I am fully against fixating or obsessing over it. Just like a friend’s car, or a cherished library book, take care of your body while you have it and look out for its best interest. That is enough.” (Disordered eating discussed)

The Barking Dog Shoes team is thrilled with Altra shoes, which have a foot-shaped toe box ideal for those with bunions or Morton’s neuroma.

More than a little jealous of Carelia’s Blues Brothers tee. And so perfectly styled with vintage jeans and sky-high heels!

Kelly says FitCode isn’t perfect when it comes to matching women with their dream denim brands, but it does address some key issues.

Rochelle adds a stunning long-line jacket to her monochrome mix.

I landed a pair of secondhand Frye Harness 8Rs a few weeks back, and was immediately reminded that this made-in-the-U.S. style is SO comfy and SO well-made. (Full-price is steep, so check eBay and Etsy for used pairs!)

I was fat and being fat was okay. It didn’t make me less of a person, and it also didn’t make me any less qualified to talk about fashion or to have great style, which was also a major fear of mine as someone with a life-long fashion obsession and a dream of being a designer in the often skinny-centric fashion industry.”

In my Star Tribune column, I talked about wearing clothes from cultures other than your own, impulse buying, and plus-sized maternity wear.

Une Femme shows off her take on a graphic tee, this elegant embroidered top.

AP contributor Kristine Rose was interviewed by Tepid Autumn, and shared lots of fascinating tidbits about her career and interests!

Proud 2B Me – a NEDA site – discusses ways to make sports more body-positive, especially for women in recovery from eating disorders.

And from the Department of Random: Here is the absolute best thing ever to be posted on the Internet.

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5 Responses to “Lovely Links: 9/2/16”

  1. Une femme

    Thanks for the mention, Sally! That top is in my luggage right now, coming to New York with me. 🙂

  2. janejetson

    I am trying to learn more about cultural appropriation. My daughter and I often discuss things such as wearing artifacts of another religion, especially Eastern faiths since we are western. We have talked about problems with locks, yoga and belly dancing. What do you think of Neon Buddha? Buddhism still exists and is a modern religion. I have no problem with Hermes or Mercury Records. I am not Christian or Moslem but I can imagine the explosion if Pastel Jesus became a huge hit in Korea or if a European designer called her designs Neon Mohammed. I do the like the clothes and they seem to be well-intended.

    I am becoming more aware of these things but I don’t want to take it too far and loose my sense of humor.

  3. Monica H

    We need to rise up in protest of seasonally confused outfits! Or, even worse in my opinion, the seasonally confused garment! Why have thick fuzzy boots with open toes? Winter dresses with spaghetti straps? A thin sleeveless T-shirt with a hoodie??? JUST SAY NO! This is a pet peeve of mine in case you couldn’t tell. I wouldn’t bother with it except that it is just so common. Last winter it was almost impossible to find pants that weren’t cropped. We need clothes that actually work!

    Speaking of, why the heck are “foot-shaped shoes” a new thing??

    OK, OK, I’ll calm down now. 🙂