If you’re looking to support small businesses tomorrow, or any time this holiday season, here are some pretty/shiny/interesting ideas to check out–most of which are $25 or under. Also see the guide to black-owned businesses that I posted yesterday, and Kelsea’s awesome series of gift guides.
For the Francophile
–2015 Paris photo calendar, Georgianna Lane, $25
–Paris in Peony set of 5 cards, CoupCoup Designs, $10. Emily of CoupCoup made a discount code for Tutus and Tiny Hats readers, LAURATUTU: it’s good for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, through December 12th.
–French macaron necklace, Fatally Feminine, $15
–Paris postcard set, the Paris Print Shop, $5
For the lover of all things cute
–Picnic at the Park print, ShanaLogic, $16
–Starwhal the Narwhal! plush, ShanaLogic, $24.95
–Kitteh pair dish, Migration Goods, $20
–See You Space Corgi sticker, Megan Lara, $4
–Pandas and Popsicles illustration, Kathryn Selbert Illustration, $22 Continue reading
Because you all have such awesome costumes and outfits! 🙂
First of all, I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award! So if you have Twitter, go vote for me.
Winston the porcupine wants YOU to remember to be awesome.
–19 Reasons why you miss getting the Delia*s catalog. So much nostalgia!
–Nicki Minaj’s 14 craziest outfits. I haven’t really listened to her music, but I love her style. I’m glad she’s designing a fashion line, although I’m not holding my breath that it’ll include my size.
-How to temporarily color your hair with eye shadow.
–17 great pieces of geek clothes.
-Relatedly, this Etsy shop has amazing custom-made geeky skirts. I want the Firefly one!
-Lauren from Pocket Rocket reflects on 2012: a year of living fatly and proudly.
-Tiny hats: not just for humans anymore.
–Elegant Tim Burton-inspired wedding inspiration: can this be my life? I love the be-flowered tiny hat, and the groom’s black outfit with a pop of purple. And the candles wrapped in lace and ribbons!
–MAC put a female bodybuilder in a makeup ad and it’s beautiful.
–Harriet Brown on weight bullying by parents.
–The year of fat creativity.
–15 ways we body shame without knowing it.
–A fat mother’s conundrum.
–Stop projecting your misconceptions about fat onto my life.
–What if I’m not comfortable with my weight?
–I’m your worst nightmare.
-This is awesome: Shame-less ad #1.
It’s Friday. Why not start off with some fun fluff?
-The ridiculousness of the concept of “extra weight.”
–A few thoughts on Love Your Body Day.
–Five things every gym should already be doing.
-Surprise! Our friends’ attitudes about their bodies influence our own.
-An interview with an awesome fat yoga teacher.
-Passing this along from Fatshionista: a request for Pinterest users willing to be interviewed for a school project.
–Jessica Dee’s Etsy shop has gone live! I think my favorite piece is this brocade skirt.
-This Firefly shirt, which I found through Natalie, is just amazing.
-From the other Natalie comes this unedited rant about looking into fatshion’s navel. She makes so many good, important points–make sure to check it out. I have a lot of thoughts about all of it, and may expand them into a post later.
–Worker abuse is a fashion don’t.
-This Etsy store sells gorgeous, cheap appliques that could easily be made into necklaces by adding a ribbon.
-Through Sal’s post on warm winter tops and jackets, I found the gorgeous clothing brand Desigual. They only carry up to a US 14, booo. But if you’re an in-betweenie, check them out, because their stuff is unique and amazing. I would especially want this shirt if it came in my size.
–Seven cute, quirky, and possibly rule-breaking plus-size sweaterdresses.
-A new advice column I like: Turning the Screw.
–Identity politics and grammar in the developmental writing classroom.
–30 things you don’t have to have by 30.
–Why Occupy’s plan to cancel consumer debt is brilliant. Seriously, this plan is so creative and amazing, it just makes me want to jump for joy.
–The last neighborhood I loved: Rockaway, Queens.
–Ask Lesley: How do I stop accidentally offending people all the time?
Today is my birthday! Huzzah!
I had a party on Saturday, which consisted of 1.) hanging out at my place (originally supposed to be a beach party, but it was rainy and cold), 2.) dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and 3.) hanging out at my place again, dressed as characters from Firefly. There was Cards Against Humanity, a Dr. Horrible singalong, and much general merriment. The hanging-outage continued into the next day with an informal brunch, dinner, and Spaceballs-watching.
In summary: my friends are wonderful, creative, and geeky. I am lucky to have such awesome people in my life.
Yup, that’s a Hello Kitty tiara. $1 at Claire’s!
Happy Friday! Have a few interesting links from around the intarwebs, brought to you by these cupcakes that my roommate’s friend left on our kitchen counter.
Pretty good for store-bought cupcakes.
Surprise! New Study Finds That Being Fat Does Not Make You More Likely To Die – complete with yet another awesome Photoshopped picture of Lesley, and the observation that, “I realize the use of mortality — which, after all, eventually reaches 100% for everyone — is sort of curious, but this is how public health statistics work.”
‘Firefly’ getting TV reunion special, filming at ComicCon – squeeeee!
Ten Rules for Fat Girls
It’s a Fact
Two upcoming books that look good: Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion ed. Virgie Tovar, and The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank
Two amazing pieces of public art: a plexiglass watertower in Brooklyn, and playgrounds made of yarn in Japan
How Do I Start to Date? A Counter-Intuitive Primer – Although the letter writer turned out to be a douchecanoe, Captain Awkward’s answer and the comment thread is full of really, really good advice. This is why I love CA and the Awkward Army.
Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street ‘Call Me Maybe Parody’ – this made my week. Ok, maybe my month…Ok, maybe my life.