Ask Belle Roundup: Vol. IV, No. Eleven
Mar 6, 2014
Love the blog, it keeps me current on what to wear. Question for you: I read somewhere online that peep toe shoes were a trend for a few years, now they are ‘out of fashion’. Do you agree? I hope not because I have several pairs in my closet!
Something as simple and classic as a peep toe shoe doesn’t go “out of fashion,” even when the current trends veer elsewhere. And judging by the large number of open-toe shoes on sale at Neiman Marcus, I think you’re safe.
I am about to start a new marketing job at a large firm. My current job allows for laid back, fashion forward attire while my new job will demand something more corporate. I am looking for a new hand bag that is fashionable, functional and will go with almost anything. I love Rachel Zoe, DVF and Rebecca Minkoff. I am looking for something in neutral colors or patterns in a small to medium size but I still want it to make a statement. With only a $150 budget, I am struggling to find the upscale look that I want at a manageable price.
Stay fabulous! A
My honest recommendation would be to save up your money for a few months and buy the higher-priced bag that you want. Thing of it as a perk of your new job. But if you really want something now, I do have a few suggestions.
If black is the color you’re after, this Ava satchel from Ivanka Trump is a winner. This Vince Camuto satchel has a classic shape with understated but fashionable details. Bluefly is a great place to look for discounted handbags, and this Kelsi Dagger convertible satchel is no exception.
Do you have a favorite eyeliner? I like pencil liner but I can never find one that stays sharp.
To get a sharp line, you’ll need to sharpen your eyeliner with every use or nearly every use. You might want to try the Smashbox ‘Always Sharp’ liner which has a twist-up design. Maybelline also makes a similar self-sharpening liner.
I can’t wear thong underwear. I’ve tried. They’re not comfortable. I need something totally seamless to avoid VPL but I can’t find anything. The seamless briefs they sell at Victoria’s Secret were not as seamless as advertised. Please help.
The way I see it you have two solutions: find a seamless boyshort or wear Spanx over your undergarments (this is how most of the women I know avoid VPL under suits and dresses). The only truly seamless underwear that I have found come from Calvin Klein. Their Invisibles hipster has laser-cut edges to be truly smooth.