Lovely Links: February 26

Kudos to Mark Fast for using some plus-sized models in his runway show. Raspberries to Mark Fast for giving Crystal Renn an ill-fitting, unflattering dress that made her look like misery embodied.

I realize my birthday is … well, 11 months off, but I sure would like this outfit in its entirety.

Kelly dishes up advice on what to wear when you are large-of-boob. This post is chock-full of shopping resources, my dears!

A love letter to the Walgreens cosmetics section. Seriously, who doesn’t love a little trip to The Greens?

Turns out I still want to bed Christina Hendricks. Although, since she talks in this article about how all the focus on her figure has made her uncomfortable, I feel a little sheepish saying so …

Since we’ve been discussing age-appropriate dressing and skirt length, here’s a snippet on a decidedly INappropriate comment from an ESPN anchor. (The outfit in question.) Thanks to WendyB for the tip.

I’m not the only one who rocks a floor-length skirt. Or a maxi-dress that looks like a floor-length skirt.

An even cheaper way to organize your scarves (Thanks, Patricia!)

College Candy provides a very personal post about helping friends with their disordered eating and a moving interview with a recovering bulimic. Just a reminder that it’s National Eating Disorder Week this week – did anyone volunteer or go to any events? If not, consider adding a comment at The Body Image Project, won’t you?

The Sunday Best asks: Do men get better service in clothing stores?

Some women feel like they won’t be taken seriously in business environments while wearing skirts or dresses. Your thoughts?

Emily has whipped up a great primer on successful sunglass-buying.

Gabourey Sidibe is awesome. Are you aware? (So is Weesha, who posted this quote!)

Turns out we’re all dressing in drag on a daily basis. No, really.

Local Twin Cities musician and spoken-word artist Desdamona has started a campaign called Too Big for My Skin. Check out this gorgeous video and accompanying poem:

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10 Responses to “Lovely Links: February 26”

  1. Eyeliah

    Wow inventive way to use shower hooks,a nd yes men get better service everywhere (ugh).

  2. Who are you Weesha?

    lol I was wondering where this sudden surge of new visits were coming from! Thank you for the link đŸ™‚ I love the too big for your skin video- amazing!!

  3. CROQ Zine

    Thanks for linking to Dollar Store Crafts! I love this season's maxi dresses – colorblocked is so cute!

  4. My Owl Barn

    I think it's a clever and unique way of organizing scarves on shower hooks. Love it!

  5. Erin

    In my field (law), not only are you more likely to be taken seriously when wearing a skirt suit rather than a pants suit, a skirt and hose are mandatory in some courtrooms, strongly encouraged in others, and considered the epitome of professional dress by a majority of women lawyers.

    Pants are less formal. Fine for the office, but I wouldn't wear them to a major event, and I certainly wouldn't wear something less formal when appearing on behalf of a client.

    Interestingly, I find older lawyers are less likely to follow the skirts-only rule than younger ones. I think it's because younger women still are trying to prove they should be taken seriously, while older ones have the experience to prove it.

  6. pretty face

    WOW. I'm in lovely links. Let me go and die now my life is complete!!! xx

  7. RGuillory

    I really love your site and your thoughtful commentary and posts on body image. So refreshing to see creativity, fashion, feminism, and a grounded sensibility meeting on such great terms! Wish you were near me so I could invite you to a dinner party.