Fashion & Beauty Queries: Vol. IV, No. Seven
Mar 2, 2017
I love to keep my work shoes basic and low heeled. I’ve always loved a very classic leopard print flat or kitten heel since I do a maddening amount of walking (occasionally sprinting…), but am having a terrible time finding one that has a classic and professional shape, but that doesn’t also show “toe cleavage” – – I’m not big on exposing my tootsies .
Any suggestions? SR
While I can’t tell how high they will come up on the foot from a picture, I did find some promising options. I like this $26 pair of Bella Marie flats. These lace-up Callisto flats are very on trend and still affordable. J.Crew Factory has a pair of chic, leopard kitten heels.
If you like leopard print shoes, I recommend storing your shoes in shoe bags. If you just toss them into your closet you speed up the rapid loss of the calf-hair, and shorten the life of your shoes.
I’m attending a series of my brother’s college graduation events this spring. In total, events spread over three days. Although it’s a southern school that I’m sure will be saturated with Lilly Pulitzer print wearers, I’m looking for some dresses that are more reusable than that, such as for weddings, dressier dinner dates in DC, or just something that can be worn during multiple seasons. suggestions under $200 would be great!
Thank you, E
I would start with some longsleeve or sleeveless shift dresses. This BB Dakota dress is the perfect dress up/dress down frock. I like both this Cece Ruffle Hem dress and the brand’s tie sleeve dress. This Eliza J Bell Sleeve dress has a very feminine, springtime look to it. I love the trim.
If you’d prefer to buy sleeveless and layer a cardigan, I love this yellow Kate Spade eyelet dress. It’s a splurge, but the sunshiny color is so fun. For something more affordable, I love this printed Maggie London dress and this bright cobalt Vince Camuto.
I have terrible whiteheads around my nose and on my chin. I know you suffer from acne, do you use something specifically for whiteheads? Odd question, I know, but I’m desperate.
My problem is mostly cystic acne, but I do get some whiteheads. I use Cosrx Whitehead Power Liquid. It works pretty well (though it smells like pickles, so be forewarned) and I find that it does a good job preventing whiteheads from forming. My best advice would be to get a facial to help clear your pores now, and then, start using the Cosrx liquid and a detoxifying mask to keep them clean. If you try to handle them on your own, the problem could spread.
I’ve had back issues on and off since I was a kid, and they have come back with a vengeance recently. Since I’m now able to walk to work everyday, my favorite Lo and Sons OMG is just not working while I lug around my laptop.
Do you have any recommendations for a stylish laptop roller bag? Does that even exist? I don’t want to get childhood flashbacks of getting heckled for my roller backpack.
I receive a surprising number of e-mails asking about roller bags. My theory on them is similar to my theory on snow boots: They’re never going to be really stylish, because they’re built for utility, so your best option is to choose a sleek classic. Basically, don’t get to cute with it, just pick a basic bag and let the rest of your outfit speak for itself.
Samsonite’s basic roller is as simple as it gets. This hard shell roller in a deep blue color has a nice look to it. If it were me, I would go to a luggage store (or a department store with a luggage department) and just try out a few. You want one with a handle that doesn’t feel cheap that also has agile wheels.