Ask Belle Roundup Vol. IV, No. Eighteen
Apr 21, 2014
My law school graduation is in a few weeks, and I’m looking for a dress to wear under my gown. Something light would be good, since the gown is so heavy. I’d also like it to be knee-length or close to it and under-$200. Any suggestions?
My first suggestion about graduation attire is not to choose a strapless dress. You’ll probably be taking a lot of photos, most of them head shots and you can wind up looking naked.
I would choose a short sleeve dress, like this chevron Collective Concepts dress from Piperlime or this stretch eyelet dress from J.Crew. If you lose the bow belt, this printed Jones New York dress would be cute. And this Felicity and Coco dress with cap sleeves is great for spring/summer (also in petites).
My makeup bag is looking grim and I want to purchase a few new eyeshadows to spice things up. What is your favorite brand/colors? I usually wear brown and gray and I want something with color.
Thanks! Love the blog! Aimee
My favorite shadows are Stila. Good staying power, excellent color saturation. My favorite shades are Oasis (a pale gold) and Cassis (a royal purple).
I need a short coat for spring. Not a trench, a hip-length coat. I thought it would be easy to find one that cost less than $150. I was wrong. Please help, it’s still cold in Colorado.
Thank you, DB
Quilted jackets are a nice option for chilly weather. Zara has a really nice looking one in navy for sale right now. You could also try a short anorak like this two-tone one from Vince Camuto. Or go for the trendy option and select a bomber jacket like this navy one from NYDJ.
You mentioned on Twitter that you buy hair sunscreen to protect your highlights. Where do you get it? My wallet thanks you for saving my highlights from becoming streaks this summer.