I'm off to another historical costume event this weekend (starting Friday night, in fact). So I'm leaving you with a bunch of cool things I've read this week. Just in case I'm so knackered on Monday that I wear a boring repeat & don't post a new outfit ;-)
Why you should dress your age -- The Dashing Eccentric happily reminds us that your age is part of who you are, so express it in your fashion.
Why I blog my daily outfits -- Allie of Wardrobe Oxygen tells it like it is! Love this so much.
Learning self-discipline -- Laina of Keeping Off 200 Pounds is so inspiring. She is the epitome of "just do it."
Stretch your fashion dollar -- Jean of All Trades has a guest post at Be In Style about getting the biggest bang for your sartorial budget.
How to reinvent your wardrobe -- Juilet's Lace has a few handy tips for starting a closet overhaul.
Thoughts on the ethics of wearing ethnic clothing -- Sal of Already Pretty takes a careful look at what it means to wear ethnic clothing.
Cheap chic ruined us
-- Salon interviews the author of "Overdressed: The Shockingly High
Price of Cheap Fashion," about the economics behind the stuff we buy at
Target, Forever 21, & H&M.
Research shows people judge you by your shoes -- SiouxieLaw discusses a fascinating study (also, cool shoe links!).
Science proves that horizontal stripes don't make you look fatter -- Erin of Dress-a-Day shares this important bit of news.
The disappearing double chin trick for portrait photography -- On LaughingSquid, a professional photographer shows how to easily improve photographs of yourself.
Simple things you can do to bring your A-game to costuming
-- Sarah of Mode Historique reminds us that it's really about the
head-to-toe look. Keep this in mind if you're doing Victorian &
Canadian girl makes graduation dress out of her math homework -- Talk about recycling :-)
Lastly, one of my very favorite songs ever, which has been stuck in my head -- "All in My Mind" by Love & Rockets. Happy weekend!