You guys! A search for swimming suits did not end in an emotional meltdown! Hooray for positive self-body image! Let’s talk about that!

I’ve struggled for most of my life with not liking how my body looked and feeling bad about it. I’ve more or less always been on the “bigger” side (whatever that really means). I’ve had my fair share of fitting room meltdowns (in particular I remember a time at Old Navy where I tried on about a bazillion pairs of jeans and none of them fit). Even though I was active (I did gymnastic from 5-15, then dance team), due to bad eating habits and not really knowing what else I needed to do (i.e. cardio) I just felt fat. In addition, I inherited the same body shape as my Mom, who unfortunately did (and still does) project a lot of her own body image issues on to me.

Even when I started to exercise more, eat better and become more ‘toned’ (during high school), I still wasn’t completely comfortable with my body, and would never even think about buying, let alone trying on, a bikini. There was still that lingering voice inside my head (and often the very present, real voice of my mom) that kept me from that.

I’m not completely sure when it really clicked in my head, but I think it was sometime around my freshman year of college (2009). It was probably a combination of becoming a real Raging Feminist, being away from the negative talk at home, and living among a group of girls, which had both negative and positive aspects). At the same time I felt so much love and support from this new community around me, I became even more aware and frustrated with girls, friends of mine, talking about their “diet”, or lamenting that they couldn’t eat the dessert they wanted. (Side note: I now find no conversation topic more of a bummer than  someone’s depressing diet).

What really solidified my current self-image attitude was probably going crazy. It made me really realize that if someone didn’t like they way I looked, it was their problem, not mine. And if someone is going to judge me negatively for my size, my stretch marks, my haven’t-shaved-in-a-month hairy legs, then they aren’t worth my fucking time, yo. 

To sum up: love yourself, love your body, fuck the haters. Also, look at the cute swimsuits I found on sale at TJ Maxx! 

magnusandthemagnet:

Stana Katic

magnusandthemagnet:

Stana Katic

(Source: satankatic, via derevko)

1970’s Fur Collar Inspiration

  1. Twiggy
  2. Mad Men Episode 6x01 “A Little Kiss”. Screencaps via: Tom & Lorenzo Mad Style Post.
  3. John Bonham (+ Led Zeppelin)
  4. Vintage photo
  5. Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) in Almost Famous
  6. Lenny Kravitz
  7. (Gratuitous shirtless) Lenny Kravitz
gaywitches:

Imogen Poots shot by Hilary Walsh for Tank Magazine S/S 12

gaywitches:

Imogen Poots shot by Hilary Walsh for Tank Magazine S/S 12

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I’m going through old pictures to see what sorts of style-y pictures I’ve collected though the past few years.
This is my friend Alley’s shoes, as we were waiting for the bus to go on a treasure hunt adventure at Pike Place Market. 
Fan Fact: I had a semi-prophetic dream about Alley’s hair last year and it came true! Clearly I am magic.

I’m going through old pictures to see what sorts of style-y pictures I’ve collected though the past few years.

This is my friend Alley’s shoes, as we were waiting for the bus to go on a treasure hunt adventure at Pike Place Market. 

Fan Fact: I had a semi-prophetic dream about Alley’s hair last year and it came true! Clearly I am magic.

Krysten Ritter, you are totally killing it for you Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23 press appearances. Both Alice + Olivia dresses, both super cute.

Also your new show is pretty damn funny. I’m so proud to have ‘known’ you, from back in your Veronica Mars-Gilmore Girls days. I even watched your awkward show Gravity for you. You keep on keeping on and hanging out with Dawson.

annamarie:

rookiemag:

How to Do a Two-Minute Beehive

A hair DIY with some bonus morosity.

This is great. 

Aw, I like Tavi even more now because we have the same voice! And a similar sense of humor. You can come sit by me, girl.

Last Friday night, there was an on-campus dance called the “Goodwill Ball” where the idea was to wear your best vintage/thrifted/Goodwill-sourced outfits. Unfortunately, a lot of people basically ignored this, but there were some people who showed in fabulous and fashionable thrifted fashion.

I tried to capture as many of these looks as possible, and a huge thank you to everyone who was such a good sports about getting their pictures taken, despite it being about 100 degrees inside the dance.

I saw lots of current trends in the outfits I snapped. Floral, lace (love that blue lace in the last photo), tribal patterns and some 70’s inspired patterns.

As for people’s names, a lot of them I didn’t catch or didn’t know. In the 2nd photo (and on the right in the 6th photo) is my friend Molly, who was totally Rosie the Riveter-chic; in the 8th photo is my friend Erin, who also was in 40s/50s garb (love those t-strap shoes!); in the 2nd-to-last photo is my friend Deandra.

If you see yourself or your friend in one of these pictures and want to let me know their name (and/or their Tumblr!) here; alternatively, if you’d rather not have your photo featured here, just use that same link to send me a message and I’ll take it down.

And don’t worry, I didn’t forget the boys! Their post is right here.

I think those are the Tom Ford Nikita Cat-Eye Sunglasses that I covet and would totally buy if I had an extra $360 lying around.

I just love this vintage, classic, dramatic, big hair look.

(Source: tomandlorenzo.com)


FAB-U-LOUS.

FAB-U-LOUS.


To be fair, this is a pretty shocking dress. The mini-skirt was still being written about in Life magazine as some continental oddity in 1966. Yes, the mini-skirt has “arrived,” but even for the time, this dress is outrageously short for the real world. But it’s very much the latest – and we mean the very latest – in style. It’s cutting edge, in fact; like someone at a cocktail party showing up in Alexander McQueen. It’s one of the few times a main character on the show really does look like a magazine cover of the period. It makes sense for her. She’s young and beautiful with a carefree attitude, and, most important of all, she’s living a fabulously sophisticated life and she’s rich. Who wouldn’t dress like a magazine cover, given all that? Girl is living the dream.
The pleated angel-wing sleeves, rhinestone collar and cuffs, fishnets, and low-heeled shoes are flat-out perfect for the period. If you’re on a magazine cover or a pop star, that is. Of course, Betty, for most of her first marriage, looked like she stepped off a magazine cover in 1955. Don still wants the covergirl wife; he’s just buying more current issues now.

To be fair, this is a pretty shocking dress. The mini-skirt was still being written about in Life magazine as some continental oddity in 1966. Yes, the mini-skirt has “arrived,” but even for the time, this dress is outrageously short for the real world. But it’s very much the latest – and we mean the very latest – in style. It’s cutting edge, in fact; like someone at a cocktail party showing up in Alexander McQueen. It’s one of the few times a main character on the show really does look like a magazine cover of the period. It makes sense for her. She’s young and beautiful with a carefree attitude, and, most important of all, she’s living a fabulously sophisticated life and she’s rich. Who wouldn’t dress like a magazine cover, given all that? Girl is living the dream.

The pleated angel-wing sleeves, rhinestone collar and cuffs, fishnets, and low-heeled shoes are flat-out perfect for the period. If you’re on a magazine cover or a pop star, that is. Of course, Betty, for most of her first marriage, looked like she stepped off a magazine cover in 1955. Don still wants the covergirl wife; he’s just buying more current issues now.

Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Men Style posts are back! Click-through the picture for more.

And then there’s THIS gal:
Those other ladies can try out the prints and the florals if they think it makes them look hip, but this girl’s the most cutting-edge in the room. It makes sense that the camera lingered on her a little. Everyone in the room would have lingered on her. You know the type, the one who really does dress like a magazine cover. Boa, mini-skirt and knee-high boots, with flipped hair and the wildest print in the room; she could be Nancy Sinatra. It’s the equivalent of someone showing up at a party today dressed like Katy Perry. She represents everything that’s happening right now at the forefront of style. In a year, half the young women in the country will be trying some variation of this look, but right now, she’s just the coolest girl in the room.

Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Men Style posts are back! Click-through the picture for more.

And then there’s THIS gal:

Those other ladies can try out the prints and the florals if they think it makes them look hip, but this girl’s the most cutting-edge in the room. It makes sense that the camera lingered on her a little. Everyone in the room would have lingered on her. You know the type, the one who really does dress like a magazine cover. Boa, mini-skirt and knee-high boots, with flipped hair and the wildest print in the room; she could be Nancy Sinatra. It’s the equivalent of someone showing up at a party today dressed like Katy Perry. She represents everything that’s happening right now at the forefront of style. In a year, half the young women in the country will be trying some variation of this look, but right now, she’s just the coolest girl in the room.