articles by tag: style advice

reader question: shoes with casual skirts

Reader Question I wear skirts more times than not, since they’re more flattering than pants on my frame. My issue comes in with what shoes to wear with casual skirts. I get tired of wearing flip-flops and sandals because they aren’t very supportive walking around for long distances. Any suggestions on an alternative that has [...]

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style advice: hot + humid outdoor party

Reader Question Help! I am going on a week’s holiday to a hot humid non-tropical area. I live in a very dry desert area and am clueless what to pack!! My body type is petite short-waisted rectangle and some of the activities on the trip will include: winery tour, baseball game, outdoor concert, outdoor Pool [...]

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what to wear: research lab at work

Justine was our wallets2wear Product Giveaway winner. In addition to the bracelet that she won, we selected her fashion emergency question to solve. Reader Question: I’ve got a fashion emergency of sorts, it’s ongoing, so I won’t collapse from it!  What would you recommend to someone who works in a lab? I’m 27 and work [...]

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how to wear: corduroy blazer

Reader Wardrobe Challenge I got myself last year this blazer from Nordstrom. I am a 40 year old STAHM with a 3 and 8 year old in Chicago. I would love to get more wear out of that blazer. Wardrobe 911′s Outfit Prescription The corduroy blazer is perfect for rectangles and those with a more [...]

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how to wear: black textured jacket

Reader Wardrobe Challenge This is a wardrobe orphan in my closet. A very cozy, textured and streamlined black jacket for fall. Please teach me how to wear it with style. I’m blonde, so black can be harsh nearby my face but I like to dress monochromatic if possible, so this is a big challenge. When [...]

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reader question: casual date for the no-jean gal

Reader Question I am 47 and started dating again and I am really at loss as what to wear to my dates. I found your suggestions about what to wear on the first, second and third date. I love them. Dresses for date #2 and #3 are perfect for a really nice restaurant, however, I [...]

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reader question: looking fab at 50

Reader Question of the Week Help! I am turning 50 on Saturday. I am still in very good shape. I want to look fabulous but I don’t want to dress like my 23 year old daughter. My body shape has changed from a hour glass shape to a rectangle shape. Help me in this transition. [...]

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