Ask Belle Roundup: Vol. III, No. Sixteen
May 20, 2013
I often accessorize with scarves at work due to a skin condition; however, in light of the rising temperatures I’ve been having trouble finding scarves that are work appropriate, yet lightweight and breathable enough. Could you provide us with some suggestions?
Thank you, Erin
I sound like a bit of a broken record, but let me put in a recommendation for Love Quotes scarves. They’re linen so they’re lightweight and breathable. I own the moonbeam and the bisque. I would advise you to fold or roll them vs. hanging them, as they tend to bunch up and permanently warp when hung.
Can you suggest a good brand for t-shirts? My Gap and J.Crew ones fall apart. Need some tees for summer, please!
I’ve had decent luck with Gap, but it can be hit or miss. I like t-shirts from Splendid because they’re soft and they offer a lot of styles. The “new” basic tee is my favorite, but I also like the long layers tee–it’s the perfect weight for me.
I was wondering what type of curling iron you recommend. I am interested in the Sultra Bombshell but it is $130. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Being a young supervisor, I have found your blog very helpful. Thanks.
At home, I have a Conair curling iron. It’s not fancy, but it gets the job done. I’m actually in the market for a replacement, and I’ve noticed that most of the salons I go to use Hot Tools irons. The prices are reasonable, and they seem to have a lot of sizes, including the tougher-to-find 2″ barrel iron.
I’m searching for a wedding dress, which is about as far as one can get from work-wear as possible. I thought, however, that you may be willing to do a post on where someone like me, who has plenty of time before the actual wedding and doesn’t want to look like a puffball, might look for simple, not-overly-expensive designs for the big day.
I went to David’s Bridal, which was its own circle of tulle-filled hell. I like tulle. I don’t like THAT MUCH tulle. And the beading, oh, the beading. Any suggestions for understated dresses?
I’m wondering if you know of any regular, every-day body lotions that are combined with a SPF. I would like to include sunscreen in my everyday routine for more than just my face, but right now my options appear to be to double-layer lotion + sunscreen, and smell like I’m going to the beach. Any ideas?