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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 3/22/13

2013 March 22

Another uninspired week, at least in terms of posting. I blame this never-ending winter weather. I’m hoping to be revitalized by the weekend–today marks six months since Joe & I got married, so we’re celebrating by going to see a pretty awesome looking concert in which Sufjan Stevens composes music inspired by the solar system, and it’s performed by an orchestra beneath a giant orb…or something. Whatever it is, it promises to be really cool.

Other plans include a screening at a friend’s apartment of R. Kelly’s entire “Trapped in the Closet” hiphopera, so it promises to be a VERY cultural weekend.

What are you up to this weekend?

Best of the Looks:

I’m a big fan of rocking the bright colors in winter (ok, year round), so I really like Tara of Mix & Match Fashion’s outfit here. The pop of pink against the yellow is so fun, and I love the polka dot belt with the striped blazer.

The Swedes are so ahead of the curve. Now they’ve introduced mannequins that model the average woman’s size and shape. Love it!

I’m digging this colorblock tote from J. Crew. No surprise there.

This hair tutorial looks so simple, even I could do it.


Best of the Books:

Kerry has some great tips on how to make time for writing when you have a day job–an age-old conundrum.

Nine ways to boost creative thinking.

Weldon Owens’ chart on how a book gets made pretty much meets the mark.

Millenial authors you may not have read…yet.

Love this post about 30 things every writer should know. There’s some really useful information here!

Rejection–it’s inevitable. How The New Yorker rejected its own story. 



Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Raquel permalink
    March 22, 2013

    1. I pinned practically every article in the books section. Thanks for those awesome links.

    2. I’m SO HAPPY they’re finally making mannequins that look like ACTUAL HUMAN BODIES. Hurrah! (Not just because of my hurrah-for-size-acceptance mindset, but also because maybe now we’ll have an accurate idea of what the clothes REALLY look like when they’re on a person.)

    3. I have pink bag envy.

  2. March 24, 2013

    Thanks so much for including me in your list! :)

  3. March 24, 2013

    The Swedes are often ahead of the game. It’s about time that mannequins were sized to look like the average woman or represent varying sizes of woman. Happy 6 month anniversary!

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