Ask Belle Roundup: Vol. IV, No. Ten
Feb 24, 2014
I’m getting ready to move from a casual office to one with a more professional dress code. You’ve mentioned that you like silk tees with pencil skirts, and it’s a look I’d like to try. Can you recommend some silky tops in the under $125 price point?
Your blog is a big help. Thanks. Anna
Iris & Ink makes a simple silk tee. (They also have it in matelasse texture.) I also like this Danielle Rainn tee with a cool flutter sleeve and split neck. This Vince drop neck tee could use some tailoring, but it would look spectacular tucked into a fitted skirt.
Quick Question: Do you have a favorite hairspray?
I like Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Hard. It holds up well in the face of humidity.
All of the stores seem to have flounce skirts in stock. I like the way they look, but I find one longer than mid-thigh length. Have you seen anything in a knee-length? I would prefer to spend $150 or less. Greatly prefer. Help.
This Ann Taylor skirt has a flounce on the hem (also in petite). I own this Banana Republic skirt and it falls just a bit above the knee on my 5’7″ frame. If you like this style and have enough money to splurge, this St. John skirt is lovely. Prefer this style in a mini-skirt? Try this under-$20 skirt from JCPenney.
With a fitted skirt that flares at the bottom, it’s important that you fit it to the biggest part of you and then alter it to fit. If you’re looking for styling tips, stick with a fitted blouse. It will balance out the volume in the skirt nicely.
I need a new work/gym bag. I’ve had my eye on one of those bags with the zip bottom for your shoes. I saw one in a magazine but now I can’t find it. Have you seen anything similar?