Weaving is my current obsession and I’m so excited because this weekend, I’m taking a workshop with THE It Girl of weaving right now, Maryanne Moodie. Her woven tapestries make such great use of color and texture, and I love how she ties in chunky tassels throughout each piece. Tassels are everywhere in fashion these days too, adding a folky, handmade vibe to clothing, accessories and shoes. Here are a bunch of tasseled pieces I’m loving right now.
Fascinatingly, there are many people out there who do not understand the concept of clothing. According to the Webster Dictionary, clothing is defined as “garments in general.” You put on clothes in order to clothe yourself, as is customary in polite society. And yet, there are always lists of items “fat girls can’t wear” (I would link, but I don’t want to give them the clicks and anybody who really wants to can Google ‘em). Strangely, these grumpy disgruntled jerks expert fashion critics do not seem to understand that plus size women can, indeed, wear these items in order to clothe themselves–and when styled well, as with any outfit, they will look fantastic. Read more on The Gloss…
God, I love Etsy. Etsy is life, guys. If you want to express yourself through your possessions but don’t have the skill to make them on your own, Etsy WILL have what you need. It’s like that rule of the internet that says “if it exists, there’s porn for it” — if it exists, an Etsy artist is selling it.
Personally, I’ve gotten way into the swing of “NOPE” lately. I NOPE on social media, I NOPE to catcallers (because that’s really the bottom line, isn’t it?), I NOPE in my articles, I NOPE on my blog, I NOPE to trolls and hate mail, I NOPE when I just don’t friggin’ feel like doin’ stuff. The only thing left is to NOPE my appearance and NOPE my home.
Cue Etsy! Now you can have NOPE with you all the time. You might not even need to say it out loud.
Here’s the way I identify, in my own head: Masculine bisexual cis female. That is a string of words that makes almost no sense to a lot of people in my life who would rather just be like “aren’t you kind of just … Rebecca?” And yeah, that’s true too. But my four-word identity is my short summary of who I am, what pronouns I use, what my love life looks like, and how I present myself to the outside world, or, in short, the way I relate to other people as far as my gender goes.
My presentation has changed markedly over the last few years. Part of the reason I slimmed down my wardrobe and switched to versatile basics is that I felt really inauthentic in the very loud clothing I was wearing. When I wore metallic gold miniskirts or flouncy floral skirts or bright pink minidresses I ordered from ModCloth — even when I was wearing structured dresses that complimented my waist-to-hip ratio beautifully — it felt like a costume. It felt like I was trying too hard. Switching over to jeans, leggings, basic tees, loafers, and combat boots has removed all the stress from getting dressed. Keep reading »
Cat lady PSA: these Paw Print shoes by Irregular Choice allow you to walk on kitties all day long. The shoes are designed by Dan Sullivan, and in the place of a typical 4-inch heel is a 4-inch smiling cat figurine. Last year, the company sold similar shoes with bunnies, gnomes, and even little Santas serving as heels, but let’s be real, none of those come close to competing with these cat creations. Anyone who owns a pair of these is living the dream as far as I’m concerned, and should probably be my best friend so I can borrow them. [Image via Irregular Choice]