Ask Belle Roundup Vol. III, No. Twenty-Six
Aug 19, 2013
I have been on the hunt for a solid pair of cognac flats to absolutely no avail for quite some time now. I would like a pair with an almond or pointed toe so they a bit more structured than a basic round toe. Every pair I find seems to be some hideously ugly pair or have a ridiculous embellishment. Any good suggestions?
Unfortunately, the options for un-embellished cognac flats are limited. I found this Aldo pair with a pleated front that have structure and a pointier toe. I also found this textured pair in a dark tan from Miz Mooz.
I also found a handful of options that have a sleek look but a round toe. This Aldo Chason pair is nice, and Steve Madden has their ever popular Heaven skimmer. Madden also makes a similar shoe with the oh-so-hot ankle strap.
I’m headed to Costa Rica for my honeymoon and I’m looking for a great sunscreen for my face. I tried the Neutrogena product made for the face and it made me break out. Do you have one to recommend?
I’m hunting for a leather jacket for fall. Grey, taupe or light brown. I’d like to spend between $250 and $500, but the lower the better. Can you give me some options to look at? Everything in the stores is either cheap PVC or out of my price range.
Love the blog! Edie
Bluefly is a great place to shop for leather jackets. This slouchy Elie Tahari Andreas jacket is a nice choice, as is this grey Alexa jacket. I also liked this quilted Hinge jacket, and this Muubaa jacket from The Outnet.
I’ve been a long-time follower of your blog and have recently roped my closest co-workers into fandom. I write on behalf of one of them, and hope you can help because we’ve been loving your work-sized bag suggestions so far, and they are helping us immensely in our fall/winter bag deliberations. She is looking for a gray work bag under $150. She just returned a real doozy that had texture, making it look like it had come off a skinned rhino, so preferably the bag would be smooth-ish?
Gray bag are especially difficult to find. Anne Klein makes a Jazzy Geos dome satchel that might fit the bill. This inexpensive Liz Claiborne bucket satchel is nice, as is this studded leather tote from Nordstrom. But my favorite bag is this medium-size top handle satchel from Sole Society.