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How was your week, friends?  Mine was buuuuuuusy!  A side-of-the-house viewing of 9 to 5, a Ke$ha concert (!), meeting new doggie friends and saying goodbye to old friends who are moving to Australia.  And writing writing writing.Enough about my almost-carpal-tunnel.  Let’s talk about links!

An awesome source for stylish plus-size clothing.
My girl Winona wrote a great piece about being a fashion writer while trying to become a more compassionate consumer.
[After the factory collapse in Bangladesh] I avoided writing anything about fashion for almost a week (which was not ideal, as I’m one of The Frisky’s style writers). I looked at the $15 polyester dresses hanging in my closet and saw blood on my hands. I called my best friend and explained, through tears, how lost and guilty and confused I felt. “I genuinely love fashion and clothes,” I said, “but the industry is so f*cked up. I don’t know how to continue on my career path in a way that feels right.”A funny comic about all the bras in your life.

What? 500 new fairytales discovered in Germany?

I don’t know where I would wear this dress, but it is goooorgeous.

And a dress I could probably wear a million times, everywhere.

In the event that you didn’t know, North Dakota (which borders Minnesota, where I live) is experiencing a huuuuuge oil boom.  I’m fascinated by dynamics and logistics of boom towns so I obviously loved this essay about being a stripper in one.
Williston is booming right now. I’ve worked there since 2007, and oil has changed the town both completely and not at all. Whispers’ transition from typically tiny, haphazard small-town strip club into one trying to balance down home and big city is not working out too well, and it’s an example of the boom–bust cycle writ small.
I love tiny houses.  Here are some of the narrowest houses in the world.
In other house news: this couple is living (one version) of my dream life by building a house made of windows in the mountains of West Virginia.
If anyone in your life doesn’t understand why women don’t like it when strangers make commentary on their appearances, point them towards this.
My obsession with Russia continues with this fantastic essay about dating Russian men.
I pride myself on being a good conversationalist.  Here’s what a good conversation does.
By now you probably know that turning 30 is awesome (at least, I’ve found my thirties to be fantastic!) Some advice for you from Olivia Wilde:


DON’T feel pressured to pop out kids.

I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs. Wait for the right partner, and make sure you’re where you want to be in life before picking neighborhoods based on school districts. This is not to suggest you should live irresponsibly for the next 10 years, then expect to get knocked up when your chosen dude finally sneezes inside you. But you’ll never find the right baby-maker or enjoy baby-making if you’re doing it out of anxiety. Relax, be good to your body, and when the time is right, get busy.

The linguistic dork in me loved this article about the rise and fall of Katherine Hepburn’s fake accent.
Former Yes and Yes sponsor Hungry And Frozen just released her first cookbook!Some Yes and Yes posts that you might have missed: Hipster hate, True Story: I got plastic surgery, Painfully pretty.

Hope your weekend was lovely!

One Comment


Wonderful list! I really like Olivia's quote about having kids. Though, I am just a tad disappointed that you misspelled Katharine Hepburn's name wrong (I was named after her.)


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