Monday RoundupGood morning my sleepy bears! Don't you just feel that way on Monday morning sometimes-like the weekend was this great hibernation period, and now you're stretching and coming out into the bright sun? I can't wait to tell you more about the "staycation" that my husband and I had in DC this weekend! We stayed in a Kimpton Hotel (our favorites!) called Hotel George. I'll share pictures later this week.
Let's get down to my favorite things that happened in the style, body image, and even fashion, realm last week online. All week long when things catch my eye that I'd love to sit down over an iced (flax milk for me) chai and talk with you about on my back deck, I tag them. Then I pick my favorites and share them with you here.
I have to start with one of my very favorite people in the entire world! One of my best friends, Hannah of Love Always Hannah, is the inspiration for my business. It was through her eyes that I saw that I could take something I'd done for friends and family for years and introduce it as a personal styling business to the public. Last week I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of some of the outfits that she planned to wear for her recent photo shoot. She's re-branding and re-launching her event styling & coordination business, Picadilly, and I can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve.
I loved every single outfit she chose, and I can't stop looking at how gorgeous she is! You HAVE to go look at the rest of the images she shared in her sneak peek!
JCPenney's debut of "real people mannequins" really caught my attention. I'm not super comfortable with the term "real people," although it's trendy lately to say, since I'm not sure what the alternative is. Is it that thin women aren't real? On the other hand, I find it fascinating. If you peel back a layer, it's a store admitting that the mannequins it (like most other retailers) uses are not real. As we know, many models and mannequins are stretched and altered via photoshop and others into proportions that could not occur in reality. Interesting! I like the idea that this kind of display would garner attention. I think we're beyond ready for it, and I'm glad that a national retailer realizes it.
I loved what the Harvard Rugby Team did here so much that I just want you to go view the images. Then come back here, ok? Now you've gotten a visual sense of what attending an all women's college felt like for me. No, I wasn't that physically strong there, nor did I play rugby. But that sense of sisterhood you see in those images? That was (and is) us.
And, rounding out the top picks I have for you from last week is Fabulous After 40's post on Dressing Up Casual Shorts. I often have clients (of all ages!) who think that shorts are for teenagers and no one else, and I loved the images she used and ideas she has for how to wear shorts-as a grown woman.
Have a great start to your week!