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FF: “Floppy” upper arms

Written on June 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm, by

I don’t really mind my upper arms, but they’re definitely what you’d call… …floppy. I have great shoulders, and I’m super-strong, but when I raise my arm and wave? Well, there’s some motion there, is what I’m saying. For more summers than I’d like to admit, I sweated it out in elbow-length sleeves and flutter  Continue Reading

Fashion “Friday”: Reunion weekend

Written on June 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm, by

Hi all! Fashion Friday got away from me this week, since I’m in my hometown celebrating my 20th high school reunion. (Eep!) So I thought I’d take this “Friday”‘s post to go through the dress I chose for the occasion (and why)–and show some other dresses that I loved, but discarded because I knew they  Continue Reading

FF: Beating the heat

Written on June 1, 2013 at 12:41 am, by

The Fashion Friday goal that I struggle hardest to achieve is to make it something different than “Hey, look at this cute outfit!” I think one of the most poisonous aspects of most fashion advice out there is that most of the advice looks something like this: Just take these three easy steps/hide this thing/be  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Top-heavy sweaters

Written on May 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm, by

I believe our bodies are perfect just as they are. My goal in Fit to Flatter, and Fashion Fridays, and really everything I do, is to help you understand how to choose clothing you love to wear, and wear clothing that makes your body shine. I was thinking about this as I went through the  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Day off

Written on May 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm, by

The silver lining to a grueling, 9-hours-of-sleep-in-two-days kind of business trip is the ability to take Friday off from my day job, and spend a morning puttering around and making my house my own again. I’ve really been enjoying the day, and am now super-ready for an afternoon with the boys and a dear dear  Continue Reading

FF: Sleeves (the basics)

Written on May 11, 2013 at 1:12 am, by

(I’m super-excited about the response to make. wear. love. so far. We have only around 10 spots left in the retreat as of this evening, so if you’d like in on this wonderful weekend please let me know soon! I’m really looking forward to summer and wouldn’t wish it away, of course… but now I’m  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Wearing Hand-Knits

Written on May 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm, by

This week in Fashion Friday, I wanted to focus on the hand-knit. And specifically, on how we wear our hand-knit sweaters. Oftentimes, we tend to wear our handiwork as art. And there’s some truth to that! It takes skill, and perseverance, and love to make the things we make. We should be proud of them.  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Love affair with the heel.

Written on April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm, by

I know, I know. Heels are evil, you say. Health problems! Oppressive and restrictive pictures of what it means to be beautiful! I know. But I love mine. (Skirt: A recent Banana Republic sale find. Tee: Also Banana, can’t find a link now though. Sandals: Born.) Heels visually stretch out my foot and make it  Continue Reading

Fashion Fridays: The wider, the better.

Written on April 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm, by

The week is continuing as it began, baffling and saddening. Our towns are in lock down. The future is uncertain. In light of today’s events, today’s stop on the Knit to Flatter blog tour, my nearby friend Thea’s blog, is postponed until the end of the tour. Please join us for tomorrow’s stop, hosted by  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Deep Necklines

Written on April 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm, by

This week, I wanted to explore a topic near and dear to my heart: Deep necklines. Deep necklines break up your torso into lots of different sections, shortening its appearance and visually grouping the bust up with the head, rather than down with the waist. I love them. But what if you want the benefits  Continue Reading