“One of my dearest friends is getting married in a few months and she’s asked me to be a bridesmaid. Super! However, she had requested that the bridesmaids wear some kind of brown suit instead of the usual dress. Now, while I really appreciate her originality and desire for us girls to be able to use our outfits again later (and really actually use them), I have been having the hardest time finding something cute, appropriate, and cool enough to be worn in Texas in July. We can choose pants, skirts, maybe even some tailored shorts in any shade of brown.” – Brown Frown
First off, you must be a really good friend, because that is a really ungodly bad color scheme to go with for a wedding. You’re fighting against two difficulties here: 1) The color and 2) the heat. So it’s imperative that if you’re being told to wear a “suit” of some kind, you have lightweight layers. And secondly, it’s likely that you’re going to want to take the blazer off as soon as the ceremony portion of the wedding is over, so it’s imperative that you have something real cute on underneath. So I say, focus on that portion of the outfit above all else. And in the event that you can’t find anything that you’re 100 percent thrilled with, remember that you can always cover up a less than thrilling dress with some fun statement jewelry and bold shoes, and hey, it’s only one day out of your life.
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I would GREATLY appreciate some help in finding maxi dresses that don’t make someone 5’1″ look pregnant. I always love how they look on everyone, and the few I’ve tried on are the most comfortable things on Earth, however, they always end up making me look short and fat, and often like I’m about to make an announcement that I’m expecting. I know that short women CAN pull this look off, but I don’t know where to even start. Any advice on how to make this look work would make me one happy girl as the summer gets underway! — Gina
As a fellow shortie, I feel your pain, It’s so hard finding maxi dresses that don’t either dwarf us, or make us look like tiny little expectant ladies. So I have a couple of tips and options for you, after the jump! Keep reading »
I’ve worn contacts since I was 14, but recently, my eyes just aren’t tolerating them very well. I am moving closer and closer to wearing glasses full time. I believe that 90% of my hatred of glasses comes back to the fact that I just don’t like the way they look with earrings, one of my favorite accessories. Can I wear glasses and earrings together? How do I balance it so that there’s not SO MUCH going on in the same general area? –In Over My Head
Girl, I feel your pain–I don’t wear my glasses all the time but when I do I’m always hesitant to reach into my jewelry box for fear of looking like I have accessories hanging off every part of my head. Fret not, however, because there are definitely some ways to make the glasses/earrings combo work. Here are a few tips… Keep reading »
I’m trying to grow my pixie cut out, which means I’m going to have awkward hair for a while. What kinds of hair accessories do you recommend to keep my locks in check? – Recovering Pixie
Ah yes, growing out a short haircut: the most challenging hair transition ever. Many people abandon their long hair goals as soon as they reach the mullet-y stage, but I have faith that you can go the distance! Here are a few hair accessories that will make the process much, much easier. Keep them in your arsenal, lean on them in times of trouble, and you’ll be rocking long locks in no time…
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I saw the perfect tee when I was in high school, it was simple, fitted, had cap-sleeves, a nice color, and a very, very deep scoop neck–like “how would I wear a bra under that” deep…only problem–it was online and I didn’t have a card. Now, I can’t find any shirts that are like it! Most tees either don’t have plunging necklines or they aren’t fitted (damn you massive trash-bag-like tee trend!). I’m looking for something that isn’t see-through or white…designs are fine, I love an interesting tee! …I just can’t find anything. – Scoop Me Away
Isn’t it the worst when you see a magical shirt you love and then can’t find it when you’re ready to buy? The shirt becomes a mythical object that you’re constantly searching for, never satisfied. I had the same thing with a striped H&M top a few years back. I totally get it. What I’m hearing is that you want a deep scoop — something a tad scandalous that might be good for layering, or to wear with a cute camisole underneath. I think I may have found you some suitable replacements that might satiate your scoop neck craving. Click through to check ‘em out.
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