Fashion & Beauty Queries: Vol. IV, No. Fourteen
Apr 11, 2017
Have you or any readers actually worn the Banana Republic 12 hour heels- for a full work day? Are they more comfortable? Are they true to size?
I haven’t purchased a pair yet, but I keep putting their pretty Madison pump in my cart. The shoes are allegedly constructed to improve stability, and have added flexibility and cushioning. They come in several day-to-night styles from the classic Mary Jane and this modern pump with a tassel accent. If anyone has tried them or has a favorite style, please leave your thoughts in the comments.
A quick question regarding the Rebel Pendant necklace: how has it held up/is it worth the price tag?
I bought a knock off on Amazon to see if I liked it (I did) and if I could settle for the cheapskate version (I can’t; green neck after a few weeks). Considering springing for the real deal but wanted to run a quality check first. Any commentary would be much appreciated!
I wear my Stella & Dot Rebel pendant at least three times per week, and have for almost five years. The pendant holds up remarkably well. I’ve replaced it once, because it was getting a bit scratched up from heavy use. But for a piece of fashion jewelry, it’s an incredibly well-made piece. It looks the same today as it looked when I bought it over a year ago.
Does no one make a long tunic tee anymore? I popped into Lululemon and Athleta last week and there was nothing long enough to cover my tush! Am I supposed to wear leggings and show off everything now? At 37? It’s mildly horrifying.
One of the nicest things about being in London is that leggings are not appropriate attire for every occasion from work to dinner to church. Of course, I wear them at home and sometimes on the weekends, but I knew ladies in law school who didn’t own anything to wear to class but leggings. I’m not sure how this bloodless coup took place, but I’m a little concerned about the new regime.
Regardless of your stance on leggings as every occasion attire, I do believe that most women are more comfortable in a longer top. I know that I am. I have this Free People tunic and I love it. It’s a bit thin, but not too showy. Gap has this great striped tunic. A former blogger used to sing the praises of the Express tees, which are super soft. Plus-size? Try this scoop neck tee from Kohl’s.
Do you have a favorite brush cleaner? I’ve used dish soap and shampoo with poor results. One was too drying and the other left a residue. Anything on your shelf that I can steal?
I clean my brushes once per week (in a perfect world, where I remember). For a full cleaning, I use this solid cleansing soap. I switched from liquid to solid because I use less, and I can travel with it. To get a really good, deep clean, I use this Sigma cleansing glove to get a good lather going. To dry them fully and prevent hair loss, I dry them upside down using this pedestal.
When I want an in-between clean, these Ecotools disposable cloths remove residue without over-drying. They’re a lifesaver when I forget to wash my brushes on Sunday night. Which, since K insists on watching The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones live, is often.