Ask the Edit Vol. IV, No. Twenty-One
Jun 29, 2017
I just started a new job on the Senate side, and my new boss is much more conservative than my old boss when it comes to dressing for work. I need two or three new suits just to make it through the summer. Where do you shop for non-designer suits? Please don’t say Ann Taylor.
For non-AT suit options, I suggest starting at Dillard’s. This Tahari ASL belted suit is a nice option. This tweed Albert Nipon suit could be worn together or as separates. For a suit with a bit of a summer vibe, this coral ASL suit is a nice option.
You posted about your favorite mascara a long time ago, and now I can’t find the post. Which one is it that you love, again?
Also, thanks for bringing the look for less posts back. They’re my favorite.
You keep posting photos of the cutest tan clutch to your Instagram. I can’t find it anywhere and I need it. Help!
It’s funny because every time I post a photo of that clutch to Insta someone asks where I got it. The “clutch” is actually a leather envelope pouch that I received in a Popsugar box three Christmases ago. It’s made by Loeffler Randall, and sadly, out of production. There is one available on eBay, however.
For something in a similar color, try this Maison Martin Margiela pouch or this Mackage zip pouch. If it’s the envelope style you’re after, this Minkoff envelope clutch or this affordable Dune clutch is the way to go.
I’m in the market for a long, white button up blouse. I need something long enough to wear as a swim cover-up but also with jeans. Everything I find is just wrong, usually too short or too boxy. Any thoughts.
Hmmm…this was a tough one. I think it’s just the wrong time of year to be looking for a button-up, but I did find a few choices.
This Nordstrom tunic top has a pale blue stripe across the middle, but I think that makes it even more chic. It’s also sale-priced at $91. Mark & Graham makes a linen tunic (which you can add your monogram to). I also found this simple basic from Mountain Khakis.
The Mark & Graham is probably the closest to what you’re looking for. If that doesn’t do it, you might consider using a men’s shirt as a pool cover up. You could belt it, or have it taken in. Not a perfect solution, as you probably couldn’t wear it with jeans, but a temporary one.