Today’s fantasy open thread: Your favorite aunt just passed and left you $1500, with a note to get yourself something pretty with hopes that you’ll remember her fondly whenever you look at your purchase(s). SO: what do you buy?
This may seem like a simple question, but you’d be surprised at the range of answers we got…
Wondering which exfoliating acid to get in the coming beauty sales? Kat’s tried a bunch of the popular ones and has Thoughts…
Because everything old is new again, scrunchies, headbands, and claws are back in style and being offered as hair accessories for grown women, and I can’t wait to hear readers’ thoughts on them. I know some people have always been Team Scrunchie; I myself have always been Team Claw (and of course, the old black … Read More about Hair Accessories for Grown Women: What’s Appropriate for Work, Play, and Beyond?
So here’s a fun question for today: How do you find new beauty products and decide which to buy? If you’re looking for a new mascara, for example, do you wade through tons of online reviews? Ask your makeup-wearing friends about their favorites? Pick up a mascara while you’re at the drugstore because you’ve heard … Read More about How Do You Find New Beauty Products?
I have some mom friends who are really (really) into Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines type of preppiness — and I thought it might be fun to round up different stores selling “weekend vibe” clothes in different personalities for our ongoing Weekend Wednesdays series. After all, we’ve talked in the past about the weekend you … Read More about Weekend Wednesday: Where to Shop for “Tough Girl Chic” Clothes
I was looking at a major department store’s “Wear to Work” dresses and found myself negging rejecting half of the dresses because they looked like wedding wear to me instead of workwear. And it occurs to me: this topic comes up a TON — what is cocktail attire, what is office attire, what is wedding … Read More about Where Do You Draw the Line Between Wedding Wear and Office Wear?
I recently saw some interesting photos at Banana Republic of sweaters styled as a layering piece, and since it IS that season where you may or may not need a sweater or cardigan, depending on temperature, wind, humidity, office AC, etc., I thought it might make an interesting discussion. If you’re not actively wearing the … Read More about How to Style a Sweater as a Layering Piece
We’ve featured these reader-favorite, comfortable round-toe flats from Børn in a lot of our roundups over the years, including our recent roundup of cute flats for the office, but I don’t think we’ve ever done a Coffee Break just for them. We’re picturing the newer knit version (also available in black and gray), but they … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: Julianne Flats
Whoa! I just noticed that the Nordstrom Labor Day Sale has quietly begun a bit early, as they’ve just added a ton of markdowns today — lots of good stuff for work including these items: Pictured at top: This reader favorite blazer is in stock and down to $93 in lucky sizes in black. (Pictured … Read More about Deal Alert: Nordstrom Just Marked Down a Ton of Stuff
I was going out somewhere recently, and I overshot the mark on makeup — I wanted to do more than my daily makeup look, but less than my evening/date night/party look, and landed up far too close to my “party look.” So I got curious, and thought it might be a fun discussion for today: … Read More about Office Makeup, Weekend Makeup, Party Makeup: How Much Do You Mix It Up?
So here’s something we haven’t talked about in a thousand years: how to reassess your personal style and, if necessary, get your style groove back. Some fun things we’ve discussed in the past include where to start when you need style inspiration, the weekend you vs. the weekday you, how to cultivate style (vs. following trends), “next … Read More about How to Get Your Style Groove Back