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Warby Parker: Warby Parker x Man of Steel

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Superheroes and mortals alike have the choice to use their powers for good. So do companies.

That’s why we’re proud to announce a limited-edition capsule collection designed in collaboration with Man of Steel.

“Superman is the original do-gooder, and eyeglasses are a defining part of…

Man of Steel Collection - Women | Warby Parker

Warby Parker sells gorgeously designed glasses for a reasonable price, does great charity work, and just released this collection inspired by Man of Steel.

Be still, my geeky heart.

Clark Kent-inspired frames.

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Black Shirtdress, Black Sunglasses, Black Briefcase, Black Ankle Straps, Cuff Bracelets

Nailed it with this shirtdress. Absolutely nailed it. Classic but edgy and versatile.

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Black Shirtdress, Black Sunglasses, Black Briefcase, Black Ankle Straps, Cuff Bracelets

Nailed it with this shirtdress. Absolutely nailed it. Classic but edgy and versatile.

Emerson Fry designs modernized classics and could easily supply your entire wardrobe. Their spring collection is available for preview. Loving this emerald green dress in the Pantone color of the year.
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Green Viv Dress, Caramel Wedge, Cuff Bracelets, Blue Wallet, Black Sunglasses

Emerson Fry designs modernized classics and could easily supply your entire wardrobe. Their spring collection is available for preview. Loving this emerald green dress in the Pantone color of the year.

efspreview:

Green Viv Dress, Caramel Wedge, Cuff Bracelets, Blue Wallet, Black Sunglasses

Can We Stop the (Fat) Lady Hate?

Started this morning with a bit of righteous indignation. This great piece in the Huffington Post talks about fat shaming, how entitled most people feel to do it, and that it doesn’t motivate anyone to lose weight.

Reminding me I’m fat, threatening me with being bullied because of my weight, providing me with no fashion options, shaming me at restaurants, mocking me on national television; that didn’t scare me into thinness — it locked me in a closet with my emotions and a secret stash of food.

Women are have been trained to be extra sensitive to body image and weight issues, and often our self-worth is tied to our shape.

I started this year about 60 lbs overweight. If you’re a woman who loves fashion and carries extra weight, the lack of options can be infuriating, and the experience of shopping can be a series of snowballing humiliations. Beauty standards are cultural and can change over time, but I can’t say that thin won’t be in a year from now or that the size ranges of my favorite clothes will change.

Since this year began, I’ve lost 8 lbs, and I’m driven both by an intense desire to feel better every day, to not get winded so easily, to have more energy and a longer life, but also by vanity. I want to be able to fit into the clothes that set my heart aflutter and threaten to make my wallet slimmer.

The ironic thing is that I’m less concerned about my weight now than I’ve ever been. For years I’ve tried to motivate myself by finding little ways to punish myself and by demeaning and insulting myself, trying to drive myself to a place where I would deserve my own kindness. That only made me fatter. Getting the same shame and judgment from others? Yeah, that didn’t help either. Now I’m more focused on how my body feels.

No one can tell you what your body ought to look like or how you need to get to a place of health and confidence. But I can tell you for a fact that progress and lasting change won’t come from a place of self-loathing. 

I eat healthier because I don’t want to feel like crap. I go to the gym because I’m excited about expanding my clothing options. And I’m running towards something instead of running from something. So far, that’s made all the difference.

Bath & fancy oil time > watching the 49ers lose. Just trying to keep it beautiful when the game gets ugly.

Bath & fancy oil time > watching the 49ers lose. Just trying to keep it beautiful when the game gets ugly.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
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French Woman Without Trash Can Is My Hero

You don't have to be French to look this good, but it helps.

Bea Johnson of the Zero Waste Home is fabulously, effortlessly chic in a tan, blond, leggy French way that kind of makes you want to hate her a little, except she is totally brilliant.

The mother of two boys lives in a cozy but small California home without a trash can, and with a tiny, well-edited wardrobe. This summer she challenged herself to find 50 ways to wear one black men’s shirt. And she did it. 

Check out some of her other wardrobe posts, and note how style and variety come from inventiveness more than volume of options.

As for living without a trash can…not quite there yet.