Hi Belle,I’m curious about your opinion on multiple ear piercings. I’m currently an intern at an office where the dress code is very relaxed and my piercings, as well as another intern’s nose piercing, are completely acceptable. However, I’m concerned about future jobs that may look down on my piercings. I’m open to removing them in the future, but I don’t want to take out all the earrings unless I have a concrete reason to. Also, I happen to have crazy curly hair that hides all of my ears in any style that I wear to the office. Thus, my piercings are not visible in any circumstances at the office. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!-An intern with a dilemma
Belle,I’m looking for a black dress for work, but I can’t find one. I’d like to wear it through the fall and winter. Any suggestions?KW
Having a basic black dress that you can just throw on on those chilly winter mornings is critical. I like to wear mine with black tights and boots, but I can also wear it with pumps and big jewelry. But the key to finding your perfect fall back black dress is choosing one with a shape that flatters your figure, so try a few on and see which one suits you best.
If you’re plus-sized, Saks’ Salon Z section has a few basic black dresses to choose from. This Michael Kors wrap dress is $130, and a gorgeous ruched David Meister faux-wrap is a bit pricier at $428. And if you like sweater dresses, Ralph Lauren offers one of his classic silhouettes for $189.
Dear Belle,I know that wet hair at work is one of your many pet peeves, but I have a two hour commute (car + VRE + Metro), and I just don’t have time. Do you have any recommendations for hairstyles that I might be able to wear wet?Alycia