Ask Belle Roundup Vol. IV, No. Twelve
Mar 10, 2014
Love your blog – it’s amazing and so helpful. I hear that pink denim pants are all the rage this spring. Do you agree and, if so, any suggestions on where to buy them? Also, how best to wear them? Thanks!
One of your many fans, Kelly
Colored denim is a great alternative for women who want spring/summer jeans without the hazards of wearing white denim. Because as I was told last week at a speaking engagement, mothers don’t feel comfortable wearing white denim for fear of stains.
Can you do a post on hems? For example, how should I hem a wide leg pant that I want to wear with flats, or a slim pant and heels? I’m tall and am always struggling with how long my pants should be with different shoes.
Wearing pants that are too long or too short is one of the most common fashion faux pas. If you’re looking for a primer on how long pants should be hemmed, then you need to head over to Already Pretty. Her guide covers all the points I would have made.
Looking for a D.C.-area tailor? I’m a loyal customer of Cheryl Lofton on T Street NW.
Just need to keep you pants off the ground on your walk to work? I’ve used Style Snaps on my trousers with decent results. I would be careful using them on thin material, however.
I’ve written to you before, and you were most helpful! I’m wondering – what does one wear to a St. Patrick’s day party? I’m looking for a piece that I could wear again, not one of those “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts that I only wear once a year.
If you’re interested in celebrating this truly American holiday, I do suggest wearing green. Don’t be the only person in the completely full bar not wearing the holiday’s signature color. You’ll end answering questions all night about why you’re not wearing green.
The most versatile green addition to your wardrobe is probably a sweater. This J.Crew Factory cardigan comes in a Kelly green hue, and this crewneck from Reiss is also a sweater you could wear again. If you want a dress, this Gianni Bini dress come in a great spring green.
Do you have a recommendation for a light moisturizer? I went to the makeup counter, but the woman kept trying to sell me heavy creams and balms.
Thank you, Kendra
If you have a little money to spend, I like Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation. It’s very light, but works well. If a drugstore brand is more to your liking, I would try Simple’s Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer, which is made without harsh chemicals.