Lovely Links: 9/9/16

Weekly Kitty:

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Pick your packaging …. Aaaaaand nap. (First seen on Instagram)

Saskia’s short skirt, long jacket combo is a fresh take on the twinset look. (And reminiscent of a fabulous Cake song.)

How To Make Yourself Look Extremely Fabulous

My hair is neither long nor light enough to try this for myself, so I’m a little envious of Magdalena’s hair stencils.

This post is from a while back, but that jacket-over-cardi-over-blouse look is a fabulous one to repurpose for fall.

Update: Autumn Whitefield-Madrano’s book, Face Value, is just as insightful, thought-provoking, and well-written as I knew it would be!

“I know that this stuff is hard to talk about. But when I talk about fat, I am not talking about feelings or self-esteem or body image issues or inner strength. I am talking about the way individuals and institutions treat me and people who look like me. I need you to acknowledge that you and I have different experiences because I am fat.”

A powder blue bag adds an unexpected splash of color to this arty gray and black ensemble.

Kellie pulls out a few of Kendall Jenner’s wardrobe faves and shows you where to buy similar styles in plus sizes.

Instead of starting from scratch, consider pulling a color palette from the items you’ve already got in your wardrobe. (Via YLF)

The Day You Decide to Stop Despising Your Body

I get SO many compliments on these handmade ear crawlers. Plus the artisan gives a percentage of profits to a different worthy cause each month!

“I’m not breaking any ground here when I write that vanity sizing is a huge mind job for women. You think there’s something wrong with YOUR body, not the clothes and their whack sizes. Combine that with subtle and not-so-subtle reminders that women’s bodies are part of the public sphere, and it’s no wonder that too many women have negative feelings about their appearance. Now, when you create garments for yourself, you take your body out of this toxic environment. Your handmade clothes fit and flatter your wonderful body; vanity sizing be damned.”

If you dig the lace-up flat look, take a peek at this review for an Earthies pair that is super comfy and ideal for fussy or painful feet.

As a woman who’s had a double mastectomy, Sharon has found the popularity of off-shoulder tops to be an unexpected boon.

Midi dresses fascinate me, and this minimalist, sustainable one from Groceries Apparel would look amazing with a cropped jacket and boots. Also loving the abstract, watercolor print on this made-in-the-U.S. sheath.

Liz explains how she hacks her #girlboss wardrobe … by renting it all and doing laundry once every three months. Read the whole thing! Her reasoning is fascinating.

“The public sniping at women’s voices reflects a deeper cultural anxiety about whether they have a right to speak at all. Classicist Mary Beard points out that this anxiety is historic, written into our cultural DNA.”

Confession: I bought and love these subtly sparkly sweatpants.

I adore this edgy minimalist look from Audrey, complete with badass black lipstick.

5 Things My Daughter’s Struggle Taught Me About Eating Disorder Recovery

Imogen shares more than a dozen tips for dressing a long torso or long rise. (A few of mine right here!)

“There’s no mistaking the passage of time, when you look at a picture of your 28 year-old self and then in the mirror. I remind myself that in ten years I will look at current pictures and say, ‘Whoa, I was such a babe at 61.’

And from the Department of Random: Meet Blakely, the zoo nannny.

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