I was helping my daughter get ready for a party and we got to talking about tights. She couldn’t believe how difficult they were to put on, and how likely they were to get stretched out/slip down in places. I was telling her that in my long life, I had faced a near constant battle […]
Fashion, art, decor, cosmetics and other bits and bobs used to add flair to our lives.
The Eyes Have It: Sandy Look
This warm neutral look is great for frosty family get togethers…
Shoe Shopping When You Have Huge Feet
Clothes shopping can be tough because I’m fat, but I do know how to sew and if worse comes to worst, I can create clothes for myself. Bra shopping is a pain, but at least no one will see those bras (without my permission). But shoes. Shoes. I’ve worn an 11 in women’s shoes since […]
News in Asia: Fashion Edition
This week’s column is inspired partly by this post, which highlights some of the awesome things about the country of Pakistan; one of which is their fashion industry.
We deal with uncomfortable wires all the time, you know.
Bland, easy dressing sometimes sounds like a relief — unless you aren’t “normal.”
Easy Outfits for Around $100
It is a well-established fact that I am cheap. Bargain shopping is my meditation.
Interview Outfits Decoded
Full disclosure — I will always advocate overdressing for an interview. I have also gotten every job I have ever interviewed for. Coincidence? I think not.
If I could spend my entire life in sweatpants, a tank top, a hoodie, and slippers, I would. Unfortunately, since I have to leave the house and look presentable every day, that isn’t an option. I can do the next best thing, though, which is fancy up the most basic basics into quite cute little […]
Winter is tough on skin, particularly this winter thanks to all the snow and subarctic temperatures. My skin and hair have been dry, I look pale and washed-out, and I feel just generally blah. Luckily, I have some beauty products I can rely on during the winter to get me out of that rut. Here […]
Ladyguide: Fix a Nail Polish Chip
Has this happened to you? Your manicure is glorious for a day, and then, boom, you do something silly like cleaning without gloves. Suddenly, you have a single chip on one nail. There’s no need to start over or live with the chip. Here’s how to fix a nail polish chip.
My Fashion Icons Have a Lot in Common
I have to update the way I look, it’s just the way it is. I haven’t had to get out there and network the way I’ve needed to, and since I’m dealing with an image-conscious industry, I have to look the part. So while I research what people are wearing in the workplace these days, […]
Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show
A few weeks ago, Dormouse and I were hanging out and shopping around downtown Seattle. We wandered into the flagship Nordstrom as people who are interested in department stores are wont to do. We got caught up looking at awesome eye shadow palettes at the Lancôme counter.
I got into Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s scents during my days commenting over at Jezebel, and it seemed that every commenter who was into it had their own favorite scent. Of course, the way I am, I love about a bazillion favorite scents, depending on my mood and depending on the season. So here, in […]
Glasses, I Do Love Thee
My dad has glasses, and growing up I never really understood the stigma of glasses. I never encountered it truly, except for one episode of Arthur when Arthur the Aardvark got glasses and everyone called him “four eyes.” But I do remember when I started to need glasses. When I figured it out, I kept […]