Fashion & Beauty Queries Vol. IV, No. Four
Feb 9, 2017
Years ago your blog introduced me to Hue’s Micro Fishnets. The problem is they seem to have discontinued them in Nude. I’m not sure if I’m describing this accurately, but what made them especially great in my book is that they are like a fishnet overlay on top of regular nylons. This not only helped in giving my pale legs a nice nude hue (no pun intended) but also somehow how made them super durable. Have you tried the pricier options (Spanx, Wolford, etc.)? Are they worth it? Any additional budget options?
My favorite micro-fishnets are the Spanx Uptown Fishnets. Because they have a bit of control top, they don’t bunch or fall down, which matters. I’ve also tried the Wolford brand, and they were great as well, but the Spanx are a little cheaper.
As for more affordable brands, I’ve heard good things about the Topshop brand, but I can’t attest to their quality. The Hue really were the best for the reasons you described. Hopefully, the brand will bring them back.
I have a question- I have really dry combination skin, which i know is different from yours, but do you have affordable sheet mask recommendations? I love how easy they are compared to wash or peel off masks, but I only find super expensive great ones or super cheap versions that don’t do anything more than moisturizer.
I love sheet masks. I use the Dr. Jart Clearing Solution Masks for my acne prone skin. But they also make a brightening solution, a hydration solution, a wrinkle solution, and deep hydration mask. All of the masks are under-$10.
Another wonderful brand that runs under-$10 is Leaders. They make a Daily Wonders line that smooth skin or shrink pores. They also make a 7 Wonders line that contains more natural ingredients; I like their arctic cranberry anti-aging mask.
I recently had my second child and skinny jeans just aren’t working anymore. Alas, this is all I have in my closet. I am in desperate need of something else in the way of denim. I loved the “mini flares” you posted the other day, but couldn’t find my size anywhere. To me, true flares are as big a turn-off as skinny jeans. So I guess I’m saying — do you know of any “normal” jeans I can wear on the weekends to hang out with my kids and not look like a total slob?
Good luck on the bar exam! -NJ
What size are you? Maybe I can help you find a pair of mini-flares in your size.
Regardless, a good alternative would be bootcut jeans. They’re not as snug as skinny jeans, not as wide as flares. The best place to start would be Nordstrom. I’ve tried the Joe’s Curvy Bootcuts, and they have a flattering fit. For a mid-price jean, I would try these NYDJ Billie jeans with a mid-rise (also in plus-size). And for something under-$100, these Kut from the Kloth jeans.
I’m trying to find a cute, classic, conveniently sized black cross body purse to wear at events. Large enough to hold my wallet, phone, and other essentials but small enough to not get in the way. Preferably under $200. Any recommendations?
If you need something under-$100, this simple BP. faux-leather crossbody is a nice option. This Dune Dottie crossbody is a bit larger with a fun tassel. This simple crossbody with a gold chain is also a good choice.
Can you recommend a good detangler? My hair tangles so easily and I haven’t found a good solution.
Good luck on the bar, Kay
I only use detangler when I put a body wave in my hair. Other than that, it doesn’t tangle. I use this Sofia’s Pineapple Detangler made for children because it’s gentle. You can also go the manual route and pick up a Tangle Teezer. I have a few friends who swear by that little brush.