Wow, Internet. You did an amazing job of creating thought-provoking content this week! Jumbo link list coming up …
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Though it’s been seven years since I had enough hair to do it myself, I adored this beehive hairdo tutorial. Loofah! Brilliant!
I’m thrilled to be contributing to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Your Voices section. Most posts will be repurposed from Already Pretty content – like this one – but I hope to contribute original pieces, too. I’ll let you know when I do!
It’s official: I need a purple polka-dotted sheath dress.
A woman’s desire to look and feel sexy isn’t as simple as patriarchal pressure or self-objectification. Not always.
On a related note, this post explores and asks questions about gender roles, slut shaming, and why people conflate dressing femme with expressing sexual desire.
A quick history of Converse sneaks. Are you a fan?
I absolutely loved these tips for dressing well and maintaining your style standards as as self-employed or work-from-home woman.
As part of her truly fabulous Portmanteau Week, Autumn explores the origins, uses, and implications of what has become a shame- and judgement-laden term: Cankles. She also does an amazing job of illuminating the purpose of portmanteaus in modern language.
Virginia speaks frankly and openly about pressures and desires to change your body, and Decoding Dress responds with a brilliant post that illuminates how you can love something and still feel dissatisfied with it. I’m blown away by both posts.
A former colleague of mine gave me a shout-out on the Lerner company blog – thanks, Domenica!
The Budget Babe shares six great tips for wearing yellow.
Elissa started hating her un-flat stomach in the 4th grade, and shares with admirable candor her feelings about accepting her natural body shape.
I found One Woman’s Style Evolution through a Twitter connection this week, and am blown away by her creative, chic, fashion-forward looks.
Eight great pairs of wedges for under $20 apiece. Summer shoe sales are in full effect, my friends!
Super Kawaii Mama is surprised to hear that nylons are making a comeback because she, for one, never stopped wearing them.
I seriously considered going pixie when I saw my stylist this past weekend, but chickened out. Fear of the growing-out phase. But this post from Hairdresser on Fire about learning to love the awkward, growing-out phase of a haircut is making me rethink …
Pattern mixing is a bit less intimidating when you’re working with an all black-and-white palette. Lisa shows us how it’s done.
“I wanted to challenge my own conditioning today, to wear a dress with beautiful detailing on my body and challenge that notion that only certain types of garments are appropriate for certain types of bodies.”
Twin Cities thrifters, take note! Value Village will be having a 50% off sale tomorrow, July 23.
Shini wore a plaid flannel shirt as a skirt and tied the arms in a bow around her waist. And it looked awesome. No, seriously, I’m in awe.
On the idea of “strong female characters,” media critic Carina Chocano asserts that they “… reinforce the unspoken idea that in order for a female character to be worth identifying with, she should really try to rein in the gross girly stuff. This implies that unless a female character is ‘strong,’ she is not interesting or worth identifying with.” (Via Dramatis Personae)
And from the Department of Random: Couldn’t we all have predicted that Oscar would make a fabulous MCA? (Cheers, Gaby.)