While we’re on the topic of outerwear, can you recommend any gloves or mittens? I’ve been in Minnesota two years and still haven’t found a good pair that keep my hands warm and last an entire season. I’ll be taking the bus every day, so preferably wool or a good wool blend so I still have all 10 fingers by the time we thaw out in April.
I own these LL Bean leather gloves with a cashmere lining. They’re pretty warm, and they provide basic functionality to use your smartphone. I also like these less stylish North Face gloves for chilly winters.
I’m starting to think about the holidays and am looking for pair of nice pants that I can wear to holiday parties or just out to dinner. Ideally I’d like a straight cut pant but I sometimes have difficulty finding a good fit as my legs are long. I don’t need anything particularly fancy and would love something versatile enough to dress up or down.
Any ideas about where to find a pair under $150? Thanks, Kim
Your “Ask Belle” from last week about supportive workout bras got me thinking about workout underwear. It seems silly to be wearing my “nice” underwear (hanky pankys, cosabellas, etc) just to get all sweaty, and the cheap thongs (read: VS) seem to trap odor and get nasty. Any suggestions for better quality, more functional workout underthings?
Thanks for your help! Anon
Moving Comfort makes an ‘out of sight’ thong that offers moisture wicking and anti-bacterial protection. They also come in a bikini style. Unsurprisingly, Under Armour is also in on the workout underwear game.
I am searching for flats to wear with black tights and skirts this winter. I tend to wear ballet flats, but are there styles that work better? Any suggestions you may have would be helpful!
Round toe shoes can look a little juvenile with tights. I think a pointed-toe or almond-toe is a better option. These Nine West shoes are a good basic. Steve Madden also makes a non-patent version. On the higher-end, these M.Gemi flats are on a lot of wish lists.