Sabtu, 09 November 2013

What dress could compliment my long-torsoed figure?

Q. I'm having a little trouble finding a dress for the upcoming winter formal dance at my high school. I have a long torso, so it's hard to find a dress that doesn't make my legs look like stubs. I also have a curvy figure (skinny stomach, bigger chest and butt), so wearing an a-line dress just makes my butt stick out and draws more attention to my long torso.

What cut would look best on me? (I'm about 5'4").

Any suggestions would be awesome!

A. Try dresses with this type of shape:

Here are just some general tips for girls with long torsos:
Try to elongate your legs

The longer your legs look, the less the observing eye will see any discrepancy or imbalance between legs and torso. Good bets include sporting short hemlines, wearing shoes and tights in the same color range, wearing pants and shoes/boots in the same color range, and trying out a few pairs of platform shoes.

Investigate high waists

High-waisted pants and skirts are an amazing tool for the long-of-torso. Since they end well above your true, natural waistline, they create visual balance along your midsection. Luckily, high waists have been trendy for a couple of years now, so they shouldn’t be too hard to locate!

Belt high, belt wide

Empire waisted dresses and tops are fabulous bets, but you can belt shirts and dresses on your own, too. And when you belt, belt high. You may be belting above the smallest part of your waist/torso, but in doing so, you’ll balance all that length. Utilizing a wide belt will help, too, since skinny belts might actually make your torso look yet longer. The width of the belt will break things up more gracefully. (If you’re a petite woman with a long torso, either stick to belting high or experiment with medium-width belts.)

What is the one thing every fashion foward girl should have in her closet?
Q. What do you think every young (teenage-20s) girl should have in her closet? Ex. White shirt, black bag, pair of flats...
No more Uggs please! i hate those shoes.

A. As a woman in my early 20s, I feel that I need classy pieces that transcend seasons and stay classic forever.
For example, button-down shirts/blouses, jeans that aren't too trendy (by that, I mean classic cuts and styles), trousers that are straight leg in neutral colors (black, gray, tan, brown, even some pinstriped), fitted blazers and other structured jackets, pencil skirts, a-line skirts, 3/4 length sleeved tops (can be v-necked, wrap tops, etc), wrap dresses, pea coats or trenches.

Accessories are where you can have inexpensive fun with chunky, long, beaded necklaces, dangley earrings, scarves, belts, etc.

Also, be aware when choosing color. Bright colors are great, but sometimes jewel-toned shades are more sophisticated. Having said that, color can be great to add some flair to an otherwise neutral and drab wardrobe.
Fit is important. In a classic look, it seems that nothing is ever too tight or baggy.

As for shoes, I love flats, but I also feel that having at least 1-2 pairs of pumps (like in a neutral color, black or brown) is important. Also, boots are great for fall and winter whether they're flat or heeled. If you love color, invest in some bright shoes, such as a pair of red pumps. It can be a great signature look IF that's your kind of thing.

Having said all that, you can easily fit trendy pieces from every season into that.

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In modern times what qualities does the Japanese culture think of as beautiful in a woman?

Q. im doing an adaptation of every man with Japanese influences. what would the modern Japanese society say constitutes a beautiful looking for a physical description. i know women like to have larger eyes, even having surgery to get them, and some wear contacts that are light. also who in there society would be an extremely wise and knowledgeable person?

A. Japanese female beauty trends and subcultures:

- Large eyes
- thin and well-projected nose bridge
- prominent chin.
- small face
- bleached white teeth
- Thin body, big beasts, hairless body
- Trendy eyebrow looks
- Healthy look
- Jutting shoulders, angled elbows and hips
- crescent eyebrows
- bleached hair
- makeup enhancing the eyes
- modern (western) hairstyles.
- high heel shoes
- Traditional clothing (kimono) made modern
- Nape of the neck is a erotic part of the body
- Cute appearance through frilly or child-like clothing with small body
- High voice
- Some girls imitate animes with over the top dresses and accessories that sometimes contrast strikingly. (Example: Lolita fashion style)
- sexy fit body (meant to be sexual and sassy intimidation for men)
- Goth styles are popular
- miniskirts
- b-girls (Japanese girls wear ethnic clothes and frizzy hair styles common among African Americans. They also tan their bodies)
- certain youth sub-cultures are aimed at shocking or intimidating portraying sexual power

The Japanese view wisdom and silence as more important than knowledge. There emperor is viewed as very wise and knowledgeable but also discreet in his manner. Men are perceived as more wise or knowledgeable than women. The father is still the head of the house and has the most power.

What are good websites for teen girls?
Q. I need a website that is good for teen girls. I could be a virtual world, a magazine website, a game website, a fashion website, ect. It would be great if the website had games or if it was virtual but anything will do. It would also be cool if it was a designing web site. Thanks!

Age Directory is a simple web directory that uses Yahoo BOSS to calculate the accurate age of your favorite celebrities.
The AllyBox is your source for getting latest information on your favourite movies, tv shows and celebrities. You’ll find movie reviews, latest gossips, trailers, photos and much more information on new and upcoming movies, running tv shows and your favourite celebrities.
Open Fashion is a Social Shopping Fashion Community to:
* Help Your Friends Match Outfits
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* Keep Your Friends Updated on Your Favorite Outfits
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Us Trendy: Models, Fashion and Design Portfolios. All in one place. Create a profile and share your talent with the world!
Top Fans harnesses the power of citizen journalism to let fans create the best destination for celebrity news and information. On Top Fans the fans are in charge, so news stays current and up-to-date.
Poppla aims to filter and tailor your celebrity news exactly how you like it.
RestyleMe is a community for fashion style advice. Users can exchange fashion advice and advice about clothing style, hair style and many other types of style issues using our website.
Social network which brings together the best parts of the salon and the web. Site is free to use and allows users to upload, rate, save, comment, try on virtual hairstyles and create profiles.
TryMyFashion is a fashion microblogging service. Users post short (140 character) notices about their daily fashion, which are broadcast to their friends and fans using the Web, Twitter, RSS, or instant messages.
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Any ladies know where i can get comfortable work shoes?

Q. i wanted to start wearing heels to work, but im working my way up. im thinking wedges since i find they're easier to work with. Plus i need to find close toed ones cuz of the dress code :) Any help would be great!

A. There are aerosoles and naturilizers, they will have like three adorable trendy pairs for every hundred granny pairs. lol. but they are intentionally made to be comfortable. i stand on my feet all day and i can make it in my three inch aerosoles. And there are tons of adorable professional flats out there right now since thats also the trend, if you're tall enough to pull it off. They look really cute with the cropped pant suit/cropped jacket style. Check out macy's and nordstroms, and surprisingly payless and target. I'll find a cute pair and just wear them to death. Good luck!

Trendy flats that have some support inside?
Q. I love the look of cute flats with skinny jeans but i need some support in my shoe (I have a bad left knee). Arch support is definitely important and the ones you buy in the store always seem to wide for the flats.

The best ones I've found are the Ecco Spirit Ballerina flat. I have them and love them but I can't wear them everyday!


The American Eagle brands are so comfy and soft on your feet. :)

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can anyone recommend a good shoe for surgical nurses to wear?

Q. I will be on my feet all day for hours at a time.

A. I am a surgical nurse, and the best shoe I have ever put on my foot is called a Mizuno Nirvana 2. They are pricey, but a great buy if your looking for a solid shoe with a nice breeze passing thru it and support. I work w/ 2 other nurses who also wear the same shoe. They are just fantastic. You can purchase them off the internet or you can buy them in sports shoe stores. They are light and the mesh fabric in the shoe breathes your foot. They have an arch support which is great inside and the sole of the shoe is supportive. I even bought a pair for my brother in law who just had open heart surgery for his fitness stuff following surgery and he loves them.
One of our surgeons also wears Mizuno's when he is out rounding on the floor. His are not the Nirvana, but a cheaper brand of Mizuno shoe.
The crocks are the cheapo plastic shoes w/ no support and they end up not being all that comfortable. They are just trendy and have caught on sort of like those ignorant Jellies in the 1980's. Clogs offer no support what so ever. They are just trendy. Surgeons wear them because they are easy to put on and off and they stand in 1 spot for long periods of time. They do not walk around.
The podiatrist at our hospital also said Mizuno is an excellent shoe for people on their feet all the time.
Good luck and happy trails!!!

Can Dansko clogs be fashionable? What do you think about them style-wise?
Q. I tend to dress fashionably (or so I think!) but I really want to boost my height with a pair of comfy shoes (not stilettos!). So I'm wondering if Dansko clogs are the way to go. Please let me know what you think of them, are they super dorky, only for nurses, or can you wear them in a trendy way? Thanks so much for replying.

A. Um...well, I happen to love my Dansko clogs. But they do seem a bit dorky if you aren't wearing them with long pants. One thing you need to think of is that Dansko is both expensive and can really hurt your feet if you're not used to wearing them all day.
Why not go for some cute wedges to boost your height? Or you could try enjoying the fact that you're small. Guys like small girls, they think you're a damsel in distress or something because you can't reach the top shelf or touch the ceiling! lol.

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What about a man visually makes a woman go crazy?

Q. Things like high heels, skirts and poses in pictures make us go MY LAWD! What type of things do the same for a girl? Like what type of accessories on a guy, body parts or poses in pics. Or anything. What are the top things visually about a man that make you go MY LAWD!


A. A great smile. Clean clothes that are in good repair, fit, and aren't too trendy. Standing up straight. Reading a book or a magazine like Scientific American. Kindness toward small children. Hair that doesn't look like he spent more than 5 minutes on it but that doesn't look unkempt either. Eyes that meet mine when he talks to me. A vocabulary relatively free of profanities. Hands that show that he's not afraid of a little work. Clean nails that aren't bitten down and ragged. Some muscles, but not the super buff gym rat look. Decent shoes. Soberness when all his friends are drunk. A throaty chuckle. Relatively straight teeth, but not too straight, like he spent a fortune on caps. Knowing how to hold a fork. A hint of chest hair peeking out of a white button down shirt. A hint of soap that tells me he recently showered. A nice rear end. A freshly shaven face. A good pair of sunglasses. A watch with a leather band. Combing his hair out of his face with his fingers. Drinking bottled water. Rolling his sleeves up to just below his elbows. A slim wallet. Gazing thoughtfully out a window.

What turns me off: Concert tour tee shirts. Baggy pants. Run-down shoes. Trying too hard to be handsome. Being too loud. Being drunk. Constantly being on the cell phone. Wearing a bluetooth. A car that's too sporty. Button down shirts with the top button done or too many buttons undone. Flabbiness. Reading muscle magazines or car magazines. Looking at every woman that passes by. Owning a pit bull. Coffee breath. Cigarette breath. Constant movement. Talking about golf. Complaining about women. Hating cats. Big belt buckles.

I have fat feet does anyone know where I can buy heels?
Q. I have fat feet and I really love wearing heels and wedged shoes the only problem is I have a hard time finding shoes that fit and it makes me really really embarrassed when I can't buy the shoes I want so I was wondering if anyone knew of any trendy cool sites or shops in Atlanta that have shoes for women with fat feet.

A. The Avenue (which is a plus-size clothing store) has some shoes in wide widths (; they're called "Cloudwalkers" shoes...but I'd go to a store & try them on, because they seem to run a little big); Payless; or go to a website like www. or and search for the shoes that come in wider widths.

I also have wider feet...some brands are better than others. Nine West & Bandolino seem to run a little wider than some other brands of dressy shoes; for casual shoes, Born is actually a M/W width and they have some adorable wedgy sandals.

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How to spread a clothes budget throughout the month?

Q. My parents gave me a clothes budge of $125/month. What is a good way to spread the money throughout the month where I can maybe buy a few clothing items and maybe a pair of shoes per week/every 2 weeks? Also, where can I shop (other than Forever 21 and Marshall's) that's inexpensive but good for teens and has classic/trendy styles.

A. to maximise your spending you should go for a 'capsule' wardrobe. Mix and match gives you more freedom at less expense.
always go for classic good quality which you can dress up or down and you will be surprised how much variation you can get. Serious fashionistas would not be seen dead in a hem that was not turned invisibly - stitched edges are a sign of cheapness. The French and Italian women always dress well - look at their fashion magazines.

are their any french women out their who could give me some beauty secrets?
Q. i love french women, id like to pick up some of their advice.

A. I am not French but have learned a lot about French skin care regimens over the past few months as a consultant for a new company called Votre Vu. Our products, which are produced outside of Paris, were only available in high-end European spas until this past September when Votre Vu launched.

So regarding skin care: most French skin care is natually based and the majority of all the good-for-you ingredients in naturally based lines are grown to peak perfection in France because of the climate, soil, etc. So kind of how Florida is known for their oranges, France produces some of the best botanicals used in skin care. The products are great for your skin. My skin has never felt better since I've been using Votre Vu.
French skin care also has higher % of all the good stuff - products are filled with waxes and fillers.

Also, French women use different creams/moisturizers for different body parts - not all skin is create equal! In America we are just told to use our face cream on our neck, however, the French have special creams for the neck because the skin on our neck is different then the skin on our face. Another area they pay special attention to with special cremes is the bust area. I learned this because Votre Vu offers a neck creme and a bust creme. We are bringing French traditions to American mainstream.

Also, French women eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Did you read the book "French women don't get fat"? It talks a lot about that. But not only does diet effect a women's figure, it can effect her skin and hair.

Don't know if those were the kind of tips you were looking for, but hopefully it helps some!

Heather Wolgamott

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I also ran into this:
Here are the secrets of French women you can use to help you stand out from the crowd:

1. French women intimately know their body and which styles look good on them. They do not beat themselves up for perceived flaws, but know how to creatively put emphasis on their assets. French women have more personality when it comes to their style - they own their look. So, it's key to establish a unique look that works for you.

2. French women buy a handful of good quality, neutral-colored staples that they can mix and match with each other for maximum wear. They do not "collect" clothing. Clothing is an investment and is meant for a return on their investment. They also know when to purge an item.

3. French women know the power of accessories. They cherish four to five high-end fashion accessories (costume jewelry and scarves) that they wear all the time. They might add one or two new trendy pieces each season and wear them out. They also invest in high quality everyday leather handbags and shoes, keeping their return on investment in mind.

4. French women become friends with a great hair stylist who is skilled at working with their hair type. They get a fuss-free hairstyle and maintain it with great conditioners.

5. French women treat their skin as the treasure it is. Get a facial every month or just give yourself a weekly facial. Maintain, protect and nourish your skin daily. If you have great skin, you radiate and barely need any make-up.

6. French women use make-up as an aid to emphasize their beautiful features, not hide them under layers and layers of coating. The principle applied is: less is more. Your basics include: tinted moisturizer with SPF, a light powder, blush, a great mascara and a lipstick or lip gloss.

7. French women know only too well that you are what you eat, which is why they follow a diet that is rich in seasonal produce, red meat and oily fish - all of which help to keep a figure trim and hair, nails and skin in tip-top condition. To further boost their skin's radiance, French women will also drink plenty of water and, for general well-being, eat a little of what they fancy - including chocolate and a glass of red wine. They relish in the pleasure of small indulgences and do not beat themselves up, like American women. Everything in moderation and smaller portions.

8. French women believe in getting their exercise throughout the day, by walking and biking. The important message here is to not become obsessed about your fitness activities, but pursue them with pleasure. If you hate the stair climber or even going to the gym, find something that gives you enjoyment and not dread. And again, don't beat yourself up if you're not keeping up with all your colleagues latest fitness center stories. It's time to be unique and do what is fun for you! Follow the French on a balanced and time-tested approach to life.

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Jumat, 08 November 2013

What type of school supplies do you need in 9th grade? best answer 10 points!!!?

Q. Well my high school doesn't give you a list they just tell you to get a notebooks,pencils and other things your teachers might tell you, you might need. Is there any specific thing that's you used to help you in high school that teachers didn't mention?

A. Classroom Supplies
The Classic Pencil(s) #2
Hand Held Pencil Sharpener
A large pink eraser
Pen (red)
Pens (blue/black)
12" Ruler
Pocket Folders
Single-subject Spiral Notebooks
POST-IT notes
POST-IT flags
Loose leaf paper (wide ruled or 3-hole punched if preferred)
Tabbed Dividers
Book Covers/Book Sox
3-Ring Binder
Colored Pencils
Paper Clips
Index Cards
Graph paper
Glue Stick
Safety Scissors
School Supply Box
Portable 3-hole punch
Small Stapler
Printer paper

Clothing and Accessories
Calculator watch
School Uniform
Gym shorts
Breathable athletic shirt
Hair brush or hair comb
Rain Coat
Tights and Leg Warmers
Flat Shoes
Winter hat (Bucket Hat)
Jeans (Juicy Couture and Gap are hot brands this season)
Fall Jacket – denim or fleece
Dress – Trendy dresses
Designer Tops

Travel and Playground
Gym bag
Lunch box/bags
Backpack/Messenger – A bag that is suitable for your child
Gym/running Shoes
Reusable bag
Hygiene product – Deodorant perfume
Lip Balm – Chap Stick
Bandages – Band aids

Thesaurus atlas Encyclopedia almanac
Weekly planner
Time management book
Various books for $.99
Magazine subscription – Teen or favorite topic/hobby
Translation books – Spanish to English (Substitute your Childs language)
Flashcards or other learning aids

USB Flash Drives (minimum size: 256MB)
Calculator – Review math course requirements before purchasing
MP3 Player – Many inexpensive alternatives
All in One Printer – Scan, copy and print
Digital Voice Recorder – Simple and could be combined with many MP3 players
Alarm Clock
Digital Camera
Portable or car charger for electronics
Music – CD’s or iTunes Gift Card

Everything Else
Facial Tissue
Surface wipes
Closable baggies
Nail clipper
Lock – Combination or pad lock
Trapper Keeper
Locker stand
Poster board
New glasses – eye exam recommended
Hand Lotion
Clear tape
Cough drops
Reusable water bottle
To go Snacks: Bars, Gum

Girl Stuff
Gym Locker
-Gym Clothes
-Body Spray
-Hair Brush
-Hair Ties
-Body/Hand Lotion
-Bottled Water
-Extra Clothes
-Face towel
-Hair Elastic
Just In Case Stuff
-Nail Cleaners
-Make up (remover, Toner)
-Safety pins
-Small scissors
-Make up (lip gloss, lip balm, pressed powder, concealer, eyebrow comb, mirror, eye shadow, lipstick, mascara)
-Small hair brush
-Hair ties, elastics, clips, headbands, hair spray
-Tank top
-Socks and extra pair
-Athletic pants
-Hand towel
-Cell phone & iPod
-Small pillow
-Healthy Snacks/Water
-Extra money
-Make up
-1st aid items (tape, bandages, prewrap, Neosporin etc.)
-Hair products (dry wear)
-Ponytail holders
-Hair things
-Travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
-Sewing kit
-Nail polish, emery boards
-Medications, pain relievers
-Eye solution
-Double Sided Tape
-Stain Remover
-Band Aids
-Bobby Pins
-Extra Undergarments
-Shelf Paper
-Erasable Boards
-Pencil Holder
-Removable plastic hooks
-Folder, Papers, Pencil, Bottled Water, Deodorant, Emergency Kit
-Extra clothes
-Running shoes
-Little air fresheners
-Mini clock
-Mini Trash Can
-Small bags
-Sticky Notes

How can i dress like a preppy girl?
Q. i want to dress preppy now.!any suggestion.!
can you put together a outfit for me?
colors i love-pink,green,yellow
colors i hate-dark purple

A. Personally, I think the best style type is preppy because it is classic and never goes out of style. Here are some basic steps:

1. The attitude: Always present yourself in a nice and welcoming manner. Be polite and courteous with girls, boys, and teachers. Never be snobby and don't try too hard.
2. The clothes: Wear clean cut, classic clothes, but they do not have to be trendy. Places like Abercrombie and Hollister are not preppy, unless you buy the really simple items. Try J.Crew, Lacoste, etc. Wear skirts, khaki, polos, bermuda shorts and bright colors. The staples of the preppy style are oxford shirts, polo shirts, and sweaters/cardigans. anything simple and of a solid color will work! The Jackie Cardigan is also a good, classic choice. Also, try a cute blazer over a simple dress. Also, for jeans, don't have any rips in them. Some good colors for clothes include pastels in pink, blue, green, and yellow or neutrals such as off white and brown.
3. Accessories: Always wear accessories, but not too many. Try pearl jewelry such as pearl studs. Also wear ribbon belts in different colors.
4. Shoes: Clean white tennis shoes are cute, or leather or suede ballet flats. No sneakers or Uggs. If you want boots try leather or suede slouch boots or straight leg boots... classic!
5. Hair: Make sure your hair is always well cleaned and conditioned. Don't do the same thing every day, mix it up! Try ribbons in a ponytail, headbands, and pigtails.
6. Always keep clean: Brush your hair, take care of your teeth, and smell nice.
7. Most importantly.... HAVE CONFIDENCE!!! Focus on your inner beauty and never let anybody tell you who you should be.
Some helpful links:

If you really want abercrombie... try this:

I hope this helps!

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Kamis, 07 November 2013

What are some good shoes for work?

Q. I work in a trendy retail store and am constantly on my feet. I'm not allowed to wear any athletic shoe or sandals. My feet hurt after work and I think it's time I get some good shoes. I have heard Toms are good. I don't want to spend anymore that $50. I am a 17 year old girl. I need trendy but most importantly comfy! Thankyou! :)

A. You get what you pay for. I also work retail, and have learned that a good shoe is so worth the money. I live in my J.Crew cece ballet flats. Personally, I would avoid TOMS, especially if your store is higher end or trendy. They just aren't very professional or cute IMO.
OK shoes in your budget:
Shoes that are worth every penny:
Brands that should be avoided because they'll tear up your feet:
Steve Madden
Urban Outfitters

Pictures from way back when, why did they look different?
Q. I was just looking at some old pictures of my mother when she was young (back in the early 40's). People looked different back then. I know it could be their clothes, etc. I look at her today and she looks like the present time.

Why do you think people look different in their generation but when they reach today's time they don't look different anymore? I am focusing on the face and nothing else. So hard for me to explain, maybe you will know what I mean.

A. I remember seeing a picture of a friend of mine, when she was a young
teenager. She wore dark red lipstick and a very grown up hairstyle
and she didn't pluck her brows then. And she looked at 15 older than
she did at 26. I remember pictures of my mom and aunts when they
were teens, and they all looked mid 30's when they were only in their
mid teens. They were all chunkier, had thick bushy hair and curly, and
wore anklets with thick ankles. Their clothes were more loose and
not form fitting. They wore bulky coats and clunky shoes and lace up
oxfords in high school. They wore dark lipstick and blush and had
thicker brows also. It was a new trendy look that was preceded by
the flat wavy hair styles of the 30's. And every young woman wore more make up or darker toned makeup than they wear today. The makeup alone can change someone from a more light and natural shade to a harsher darker coloring. And the hair style can make all the difference in the world as someone gets older. Colors of clothes
changed along with the cut or curve of a style. Dark and drab colors
were more predominant in the 40's and reflects the dreary years of
the war going on. I look back and remember a downtown rush hour
with people in dark clothes. And pictures taken then were in black
and white. And to me as a child, I saw things in a black and white
world most of the time. People didn't wear the bright colors of today,
because they weren't available to technology. They didn't have the
dyes for one thing that we have available today, nor the synthetics
that were developed after I was young. People also had less hanging
in their small closets than they do today. Many had to wear the
same dresses as they did in the summer. You never saw an average
person being a clothes horse back when. Clothes were more secon-
ary in importance than they are today. People were more frugal, and
they put their extra money in a bank. There were no credit cards
to buy on whims, or keeping up with new styles and fads. Everyone
tended to make do. And if women did splurge, it was on a new hat,
or a new pair of shoes. Those two things, could update a wardrobe.
I remember how few clothes hung in my parents' closet. One evening
dress for going out dancing, one fur coat, a couple of skirts and
blouses and winter wear was folded in a drawer along with under-
wear and socks and sweaters. My dad had two suits and a couple pair
of slacks and a few dress shirts. His casual wear was limited to
some light blue khaki pants and a few short sleeved shirts. And since
there was only one closet it all was mashed together. It wasn't until
we moved to a larger house with a double sized closets, that more
clothes were added. And there were built in drawers inside the
closet for folded things.
My mother looked younger to me growing up, than she did as a
teenager. Just due to a changed shorter hair style and she stopped
perming her hair and began coloring it. She changed with the times
to different makeup that was more flattering. And her clothes followed
the trends but yet she didn't by fadish things. She was practical and
bought things to last. I think most people had that same mind set.
Since they were products of the Great Depression and WWII.

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I have fat feet does anyone know where I can buy heels?

Q. I have fat feet and I really love wearing heels and wedged shoes the only problem is I have a hard time finding shoes that fit and it makes me really really embarrassed when I can't buy the shoes I want so I was wondering if anyone knew of any trendy cool sites or shops in Atlanta that have shoes for women with fat feet.

A. The Avenue (which is a plus-size clothing store) has some shoes in wide widths (; they're called "Cloudwalkers" shoes...but I'd go to a store & try them on, because they seem to run a little big); Payless; or go to a website like www. or and search for the shoes that come in wider widths.

I also have wider feet...some brands are better than others. Nine West & Bandolino seem to run a little wider than some other brands of dressy shoes; for casual shoes, Born is actually a M/W width and they have some adorable wedgy sandals.

Ladies: What are a really good pair of black shoes for clubbing/heading out?
Q. You often hear one of the first thing a woman notices about a guy is his shoes. What would be good examples of those that make a good impression?
...and I have huge feet, does that matter?
Let me preface by saying I'm an adult male, not a teenager. Thanks for all the feedback and any specific suggestions you can give.

A. make sure your shoes are polished, go for a slightly pointed look, its smart and trendy and shows that you take care in your appearance and that you're fashion forward...also gives the impression of bigger feet and that will certainly get the ladies' attention!

Zara for men or Topshop are really good

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Help me find cute outfits for a cookout kids age 3 and 11?

Q. We are going to an anual cookout with hay rides and a huge bonfire. It's usually slightly cool at night like 55-65 but during the day warmer like 70-79. Can you help me find trendy outfits that would be weather appropriate for my 2 kids. My daughter wears about a 14 and son wears about a 3t-4t. Cutest outfit will get you 10 pts! Thanks!

A. Girl-
and you could bring just a little zipp-up and for shoes really anything.

Bottoms: just jeans

What should a 12 year old boy wear to a wedding?
Q. My little brother wants to wear black dress slacks, a white/cream "silk" collared polo, and white Jordan basketball shoes to a "formal" wedding. I think he should change shoes, but he insists just because they are new. The wedding is THIS Saturday, August the 18th...please help me convince him that he is too casual for the wedding!

Here's the wedding website along with the cathedral and reception sites...:

Thanks soo much!

A. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At a formal wedding, he should wear a dark suit, tie and dress shoes.

Wedding Style for him

* Informal Daytime: Dress shirt and pants, preferably a sports jacket.
* Informal Evening: Suit
* Semi-Formal Daytime: Suit
* Semi-Formal Evening: Dark suit
* Formal Daytime: Dark suit and tie
* Formal Evening: Tuxedo (if invitation states "black tie") or dark suits if women wear short dresses.
* Ultra-formal Evening or White Tie: White tie, cummerbund, vest and shirt.

Do's and Don'ts for Him

* Don't try to get cute with a tuxedo. A black tux with white shirt and black bow tie is the best way to go. If "Creative Black Tie" or "Texas Formal" or some sort of other vague formal description is used, then going with a tux and black shirt, no tie, might be acceptable. Also, trendier cities like Los Angeles and New York might be more accepting of breaking with tradition.
* Do wear a dark suit, with a tie if the wedding is after 6 PM, and doesn't say "Black Tie."
* Don't wear a tuxedo during the day time, regardless of the formality of the event.
* Do use good judgment if the invitation doesn't specify the formality of the event. A dark suit and conservative tie will take you just about anywhere.

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What is the top selling brand for women shoes made in Thailand?

Q. I am currently looking to invest in shoes made in Thailand, therefore looking for the best quality and price...

A. I've been to Thailand and I heard about "Bechtel". I think this is the trendy shoes of Thai landers this year. If you have time, try to visit koh tao resort in Sairee Thailand. For more details just visit their site Have fun!

Where can I find trendy size eleven shoes for women at?
Q. I am looking for trendy size eleven shoes for me. I love Steven Maddens styles but they do not have my size and I actually liked some of shoes but they do not have my size aswell. I know Nine West, Nordstroms, and even Payless have my size but I've looked at their products already and I'm not satisfied. Any suggestions?

A. Try Macy's or JC Penney's or any designer brands. Even guess or H&M.

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Selasa, 05 November 2013

How do you construct perfect everyday outfits?

Q. they don't have to seem flawless like you worked on it for hours, but seem like you put an effort. How do seem people do it? How do you put your summer/spring outfits together? What do they usually consist of? What colors do you use? Clothing stuff (cardigans, blazers, stuff like that).
How old are you and what's your fashion sense (preppy, trendy, emo, etc)

A. I would describe my fashion as artsy and free-spirited. For spring, I like white and baby blue, along with more spring-ish colors like yellow and orange. Here is my shopping checklist:

-Cardigans: have at least two; one short and one long. You can put them over dresses to make them more casual, but they are an easy way to clean up a sloppy outfit.
-Skirts: always have at least one. You never know what fancy event will pop up last minute. I like floral ones for spring.
-Dresses: go by the skirt rule. Casual dresses can be nice for school and stuff.
-T-shirts: Have at least two tees. Go for one graphic, one plain, loose one that you can use to layer.
-Sweaters: Always have a pullover sweater. Always. They go with everything. Slouchy sweaters are great for a spring effortless look.
-Tanks: Have tight tanks for layering and loose tanks to go under sweaters.
-Sweatshirts: at least two. Some days you just need a sweatshirt.
-Jeans: Three-five pairs. Don't wear uncomfortable jeans. They are the worst thing EVER. Even if they are trendy, don't wear them. Personally, I like skinny jeans, but I have the worst time finding them because I have large feet and issues with jeans getting over my feet. haha...
-Shorts: Three-five pairs. Abide by the jean rule. Also, short-shorts are not that great. They're tricky to wear, because you can't wear tops that are too short or too long.
-Tops: get some basic shirts.


-Scarves (I have many patterns and colors to work with)
-Necklaces (I wear layers and layers of them. In my opinion, outfits look better with necklaces and other jewelry, because the fine details draw attention to the clothing.)
-Bracelets (Again, with the layering thing ^)

Where can I find different coloured shoe laces.?
Q. I live in Canada(British Columbia to be specific) and I wanted to get orange and blue shoelaces for my baby phat shoes and I don't know where to get them. I was thinking Sportchek or Athlete's World or Sportsmart might but I'm not sure. Please help thanks.

A. Do you have Journeys or Hot Topic up there? Journeys is a shoe store, and Hot Topic is a trendy teenager-type store, and they both have tons of different kinds of shoelaces. Have you looked online? Look on Google or Yahoo Shopping, and eBay. Also, I've used different colored ribbons before as shoelaces, check out Craft/Fabric/Hobby Stores

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Are there any other nice places to shop for CUTE plus size clothes?

Q. Hi there, I am a Lane Bryant and Torrid fan. I can also find cute clothes at Nordstrom's and Macy's. However, I am not interested in looking like anyone's Granny. Any ideas on other places or websites that sell cute plus size clothes that are well made?


A. I feel your pain! I usually find great clothes at those stores, but some of them aren't my style. I can usually find great basic pieces... like dress pants, button up shirts, and jeans at Macy*s and Lane Bryant but I like the hip stuff too!

In my area, these are the places I go to...

Goody's. Believe it or not, they have a small section in the Plus Size women's department called Junior Plus. I bought some of my favorite summer outfits from there this year. They usually have the trendy stuff, too! I like their summer tops and shorts!

Ross. If you have one of these near you, I suggest that you go! Their Woman's World section usually has a bunch of clothes for the older lady, but they also have a lot of cute style clothes. I got some really cute hoodies and tops there this fall. When I go there, I usually find 90430344909085 things or NOTHING. It can really be hit or miss. If you take the time to look through each hanger, you will find some cute stuff. They go up to a size 4X too. Oh, and check out their dresses! They have a ton of dresses in Plus Size!

Cato. There is a Cato right down the road from me. They have Petite and Plus. What is cool is that anything that they have in Petite... they have the same exact thing in Plus. I hate going by a window and being like... "That outfit is so cute!" only to find out that it only goes up to a size 12. :( Again, you really have to look through the racks, but I have bought some nice stuff there. Also, they have a shoe section with plenty of wides and size 9, 10, 11.

Fashion Bug. While their stuff is usually lower quality, they do gear a lot of their clothes to the younger crowd. They usually have awesome dresses and stuff. I have a hard time finding dresses for weddings and events like that, but Fashion Bug has come through for me a lot. And they have cute underwear, especially if you like thongs and boyshorts.

Believe it or not, I do like to shop at Wal*Mart and Target sometimes. I find great basics like velvet pant suits, long sleeve t-shirts, and capris/shorts.

OldNavy. They used to have a better selection in the store, but they have gone exlusively online for their Plus Sizes. If you know what size you are, then you can shop there. I try not to buy online because I like to try something on, but I am really familiar with their sizes. OldNavy is probably one of my favorite places for summer clothing.

Those are my usual spots! I wish you luck because I know how hard it is to find something that looks cute and is flattering to our body type! Good luck!

Where can I find the hottest and trendy shoes in my size??!! I am a woman's size 11?
Q. I need wedges,pumps,heels and flats. I love shoes,I just have a hard time finding the hottest shoes people with smaller feet are wearing right now that are my size. I try to search the websites(don't know of too many) but they are either too expensive or too ugly....HELPPPPP!!!

A. Barefoot tess is one site that I know of

Good luck

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What kind of shoes should bartenders wear?

Q. I'll be working at a trendy nightclub, but I want to be comfortable as well as look good! I'd appreciate good descriptions, or pictures. thanks!

A. fashion over function, girl!

but maybe this will help:

What shoes to wear to Salon Professional Academy as a student?
Q. It says in the handbook: black in style closed toed shoes shall be clean polished with no scuffs, no tennis shoes, flip flops, foam soles and croc style shoes. Can I get some advice or links to shoes that are appropriate as I am having a hard time finding them.

A. I trained briefly as a stylist and I was recommended a pair of clogs. They've comfortable, neat and trendy. A lot of the other girls wore them too. Try Dansko.

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Senin, 04 November 2013

Where is the best place to order online for women who wear a size 16-18 and are large in the bust area?

Q. My friend is plus size and wants to completely change her look. She has asked me to help her out with ideas and shopping. What clothes are sexy and in style right now. What about shoes? She's a size 10. She is a very sexy woman-how can we let her sexiness shine through so that she can get back into the dating scene again.

A. All of these sites carry or specialize in plus sizes: - fun, inexpensive tees, skirts, etc. - great lingerie, good place for basic items & swimsuits - bras, workout wear, stockings, etc. - " - stylish clothing - stylish clothing, sales worth checking out - fun, trendy clothing

What kind of shoes are popular for women and teegnage girls in Sweden?
Q. What is popular in the winter and in the summer?

A. Here is a link to a shoe store in Sweden, even if you can't read Swedish it's easy enough to browse the tabs.

And you can look at what people in Sweden are wearing here:

The styles change every season. People tend to be casual during the day and dress up if they're going out at night. Sneakers are very common in summer (Converse, Adidas, Puma, all the usuals) as well as ballerina slippers and sandals (last year it was the strappy gladiator type). Waterproof boots are sort of a necessity in winter, you'll see very trendy ones in major cities but in rural areas they're often practical rubber ones like wellies. Right now a lot of girls are wearing ankle boots and wedges, some of them open toe. I've also seen a lot of loafers lately.

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What do I wear to a Stonefire Grill job interview?

Q. I am interviewing for a job at Stonefire Grill tomorrow after school and i was wondering what i should wear? i don't want to underdress because it's a job interview but at the same time i'm not interviewing for a very high up position..should i just wear my school uniform or should i wear a dress shirt and dress pants?

A. Casual, trendy, upscale or fast-food, whatever type of eatery you are applying to work at, make sure you dress professionally if you want to be considered for the job. During a job interview, the person interviewing you makes a judgment about your professional credibility and potential performance partially based on how you are dressed. Focus on conservative, business professional clothing for your interview. Even if you overdress, you will still make a positive impression.

Even if you are applying for a job as a dishwasher, you should look your best. While a dark-colored suit for men or women is entirely appropriate, either men or women can wear a pair of dress slacks and a button down shirt in a neutral color, which is still professional but a bit more relaxed. If a woman wears a skirt paired with a jacket, the skirt should fall just below the knee so that it will be at a conservative length when she sits down.

Shirts worn under suits or paired with skirts or slacks should be conservative and neutral-colored. A shirt with a thin, coordinating pinstripe is acceptable. Avoid wearing trendy, sheer, brightly colored or wildly patterned garments. Keep things simple so your attire is not a distraction to the interviewer. You want him to focus on you, not on brightly-colored or busy attire, even if the restaurant is a trendy one.

Ties should be conservative, as a general rule. Pick one in a neutral color that coordinates with your suit and shirt. If the tie has a pattern, make sure it is understated. If you wear a button-down shirt and slacks, you can opt for a tie or not. If you are unsure how to dress, choose to wear a tie. You might be overdressed for the job you are applying for, but you will not make a negative impression as you would if you were dressed too casually.

Shoes should be in good repair. Choose a neutral shade and ensure the shoes are free of dust, dirt and and scuffs. Men and women should always choose close-toed shoes, and women should not wear a heel that exceeds more than two inches. Flats are acceptable. Absolutely no flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes or beach shoes should be worn to a restaurant interview, even in the most casual of environments.

Whether you are a man or woman, you should be well groomed. If you plan on working in a restaurant, good hygiene is a must. Make sure you are bathed and have applied deodorant and brushed your teeth. Your hair should be neatly styled and your fingernails should be clean and trimmed. Keep jewelry to a minimum and avoid perfumes or colognes in case your interviewer is sensitive to fragrances. Don't chew gum. Make sure your clothes are neatly pressed.

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Where can I find information on the company who manufactures Starter sportswear?

A. Nike is the owner and manufacturer on the Starter sportswear line of clothing.

1 Bowerman Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97005-6453

Phone: 503-671-6453
Fax: 503-671-6300

NIKE is the world's #1 shoemaker and controls more than 20% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for a variety of sports, including baseball, cheerleading, golf, volleyball, hiking, tennis, and football. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic apparel and equipment. In addition, it operates NIKETOWN shoe and sportswear stores, NIKE factory outlets, and NIKE Women shops. NIKE sells its products throughout the US and in about 160 other countries. Nike brand veteran Mark Parker succeeded Bill Perez, who resigned in 2006, as president and CEO.

Image-savvy NIKE sells its products through about 22,000 retail accounts in the US and through independent distributors and licensees in other countries. Subsidiaries include Cole Haan (dress and casual footwear), Bauer NIKE Hockey (hockey equipment), Hurley International (sports apparel for skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing), and Converse (classic and retro-style shoes including the Chuck Taylor brand). In 2004 it purchased athletic apparel and footwear makers Official Starter Properties and Official Starter LLC. In late 2004 NIKE bundled the brands into a unit called Exeter Brands Group, based in New York City. The group develops brands in discount retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Target.

The company is rethinking some of its long-standing agreements with retailers, particularly during the retail industry's consolidation push in 2005. As Sears and Kmart begin to polish its own image as a combined entity, NIKE decided effective October 2005 to no longer sell its products in Sears stores nationwide. Sears carries competitor brands: New Balance, Reebok, adidas, and Skechers.

NIKE is keeping its eye on its brands and how customers perceive them -- and on the competition. When adidas-Salomon acquired Reebok in 2006, the deal put the joined companies in a position to compete with longstanding rival NIKE, which has held the top spot in the athletic apparel and footwear markets worldwide for decades.

Looking over its shoulder (striving to maintain its top spot), Nike began actively filing patent lawsuits in 2006 against its competitors, specifically adidas-Salomon. Nike asserts that adidas has used elements of its SHOX cushioning technology in developing the adidas Kevin Garnett and A3 shoes.

NIKE's also honing in on active female customers, particularly in 2005. It became fully committed to women in 2000, when the firm began making its women's shoes using molds made from women's feet. It had been using molds made from a small man's foot. The company followed up by expanding its apparel in fashionable colors and by rolling out trendy low-rise workout pants. Being known as a brand that caters to men (its "Be Like Mike" ad campaign) and as one that supports athletes who take performance and sports seriously, NIKE is focusing more on women who want workout fashion. While NIKE has experienced failed attempts to capture the attention of this target segment, the firm has reworked its organizational, product, and marketing strategy to get there this time around. The plan involves expanding its NIKE Women brand with a catalog and Web site redesign. It also anticipates operating a dozen NIKE Women stores in the US by mid-2006.

Like most clothing and footwear makers, NIKE is vulnerable to the moods of a fickle teen market. In the mid-priced shoe segment, brands such as Skechers have cut into the company's market share. Following the success of NIKE-sponsored golfer Tiger Woods, NIKE has developed a set of golf clubs and unveiled a Tiger Woods apparel line. In addition, the company -- which relies on contract manufacturers -- has taken steps to avoid more criticism of human rights violations in its factories.

In 2004, less than a year after entering the market, NIKE closed all of its Paris operations because of difficulties with its French franchise operator. The closures do not affect NIKE's otherwise healthy European expansion, including store openings in Barcelona, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, and Milan, among others. The company altered the name of its women's stores, broadening the name from Goddess (taking on the original meaning of "Nike") to NIKE Women.

Co-founder Philip Knight announced in November 2004 he would step down as president and CEO, though he will continue as chairman of the company. Former S.C. Johnson & Son chief William Perez was tapped as Knight's successor but he lasted a year in the top spot. Mark Parker, a longtime Nike brand executive, was named president and CEO in January 2006, when Bill Perez left the company.

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Why don't women wear those clear, galoshes for high heels shoes anymore?


A. Galoshes for High Heels

They still wear them, here are some site's that will give you more info.
They have updated them so you can wear them with stilettos.

No one likes wet shoes and feet, but having to wear galoshes
are a fashion no-no. So what’s a stilettoed girl to do?
Get herself a pair of new City Slippers from the trendy
Norwegian galoshes company Swims!

These shoe wrappers easily slip over a pair of stiletto shoes with a hole for the pointy heel to poke through. The slippers will protect the wearer’s shoes from puddles, sludge and mud on rainy days so that they still look great upon arrival.

The City Slippers are made from flexible silicone and also have traction soles for extra grip on slippery surfaces.

What is Business Casual Attire?
Q. I am going to go to Cheevers Restaurant with my boyfriend for my One Month Anniversary.
Its an upscale restaurant && the website says to dress in "Business Casual".
I was planing to wear a khaki blazer, a hot pink strapless mini dress && heels.
Would this be okay?
Yes? No? Suggestions?

Best Anser Gets 10 Points!


A. Business casual guidelines for men and women
Business casual is crisp, neat, and should look appropriate even for a chance meeting with a CEO. It should not look like cocktail or party or picnic attire. Avoid tight or baggy clothing; business casual is classic rather than trendy.

Specifics for men's business casual
Ties are generally not necessary for business casual, but if you are in doubt, you can wear a tie. It never hurts to slightly overdress; by dressing nicely, you pay a compliment to your host. You can always wear the tie and discreetly walk by the room where the function is held; if no one else is wearing a tie, you can discreetly remove yours.
Long-sleeved shirts are considered dressier than short-sleeved and are appropriate even in summer. Choosing white or light blue solid, or conservative stripes is your safest bet. Polo shirts (tucked in, of course) are acceptable in more casual situations.
Wear dark socks, mid-calf length so no skin is visible when you sit down.
Leather shoes should be worn. No sandals, athletic shoes or hiking boots.
Wear a conservative watch. If you choose to wear other jewelry, be conservative. Removing earrings is safest. For conservative industries, don't wear earrings. Observe other men in your industry to see what is acceptable.

Specifics for women's business casual
Don't confuse club attire with business attire. If you would wear it to a club, you probably shouldn't wear it in a business environment. Also, most attire worn on televison is not appropriate for business environments. Don't be deluded.
Pants / skirts:
Women can wear casual pants or skirts. Neither should be tight. Fabrics should be crisp; colors should generally be solid; navy, black, gray, brown and khaki are always safe bets. For the most business-like appearance, pants should be creased and tailored; neither extreme of tight or flowing.
Skirt length and slits:
Your skirt should come at least to your knees while you are standing. While you are seated, your thighs should be covered. If your skirt comes to just below the knee, a slit to just above the knee might be acceptable. A very long skirt should not be slit to above the knee. Generally slits in the center back of a skirt — to facilitate walking a stair climbing — are acceptable. Slits to facilitate a view of your legs are not appropriate for business purposes. Slips should not be visible.
Shirt / sweaters:
In addition to tailored shirts or blouses, tailored knit sweaters and sweater sets are appropriate business casual choices for women. Cotton, silk, and blends are appropriate. Velvets and shimmery fabrics suitable for parties are not appropriate. Fit should not be tight. Cleavage is not appropriate to business and job search occasions.
Jewelry / accessories:
Wear a conservative watch. Jewelry and scarf styles come and go. Keep your choices simple and leaning toward conservative. Avoid extremes of style and color. If your industry is creative, you may have more flexibility than someone pursuing a conservative industry.
Keep makeup conservative and natural looking. A little is usually better than none for a polished look. Nails should be clean and well groomed. Avoid extremes of nail length and polish color, especially in conservative industries.
Should be leather or fabric / microfiber. Appropriate colors are black, navy and brown (to coordinate with your other attire and accessories); white and pastels are not appropriate. For the most conservative look, toes should be covered. Sandals which are neither extremely dressy or extremely casual might be appropriate. Thin straps and high heels are not appropriate. Chunky heels and platforms are not apropriate. Make certain you can walk comfortably in your shoes; hobbling around a job fair in shoes that are pinching your feet does not convey a professional image.
Not essential for business casual, but are recommended if your skirt is knee length (rather than calf length) and in more formal environments such as hotels.
Purse / bag:
If you carry a purse, keep it small and simple, or carry a small briefcase or business-like tote bag in place of a purse. A structured bag tends to look more professional that something soft or floppy. Purse/bag color should coordinate with your shoes. A briefcase is certainly not necessary for most business casual events. Leather, microfiber and fine wovens are appropriate. Canvas and straw are not appropriate.

that's business casual... but since this is a personal event, it refers more to the men: slacks, button-down shirt etc... you don't have to wear the khaki blazer... but i wouldn't recommend a mini dress either... do u have a nice summer dress? or something not so short like:

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Minggu, 03 November 2013

What shoes are popular for 2012/now?

Q. I really want to get new shoes I have

I have
short boots
tall boots

I was thinking toms maybe? minnetonkas? uggs?

A. I like how you're very into fashion and want to have trending shoes coming into the New Year- Brianna!!

Toms look quite nice and casual (depending on what colour of shoes you buy), but I think they are more for Spring/Summer. I don't think they will be very good at insulating your feet from the cold. (The material that Toms are made out of seem similar to canvas pumps that I wore recently out, which resulted in extremely cold feet.) I don't think you should buy Toms!

I don't like really like the look of Minnetonkas. However, I would buy the shorter Minnetonkas than the taller ones, as you see less of the may vertical string things which I don't like.

They seem to go well with skinning jeans, dark pairs of leggings and tights with jeans shorts, which are fashionable these days.

Out of all three I would by Uggs. They are very trendy (when I'm out and about I always see so many people wear them) and they are very cosy and good for keeping your feet warm.

However if you are type of person that likes to stand out from the crowd and dress up differently to others, when it comes to fashion, Minnetonkas may be the way forward, instead of Uggs. I don't see many people wearing them, so you would certainly stand out!

I Googled Minnetonkas and found a picture of Kate Moss wearing them, so for a model to be wearing them, it mustn't be that ugly!

Maybe you should also buy a pair of black flat shoes or black shoes with a small heels, for formal outfits.

Summer Outfit ideas 2012?
Q. My style is casual-chic I guess. Bright colors and floral patterns! Don't really do dresses/skirts. Any suggestions for shoes, tops, shorts, accessories (especially bracelets/necklaces)? Some stores I like are Delias, AE, Forever 21, Hollister, etc. Thanks!

A. Lots of pastels this summer so I'd get some white, light rinse, and tan shorts and pair them with mint green, creamy light orange, and a milky turquoise color for tops.

Wear a wide white bangle bracelet or a bunch of thin gold metal bangles on one arm. Stripes and dots are trendy for tops but creamy pastel floral tops would look awesome, too!! : }

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What are some sandal trends for spring/summer 2011?

Q. I remember when gladiator sandals were huge the past couple years for spring and summer and I got a couple of those. But are there any new trends? Colors, patterns? I just bought a pair of cognac double buckle strapped wedges from DSW

Anyway please include any photos links to help me out. I've been crazy about shoes lately! lol And I just CANNOT wait until the weather warms up so I can wear sandals! :D

A. DSW is the best! High platforms are in this spring, as well as clog-style shoes. Not too sure about colors and patterns in particular, although bright colors are trendy right now. Nautical stripes/colors are pretty in too I think.

Prom dresses for 2011?
Q. I'm going to a combined junior and senior prom with my boyfriend, so the first problem I have is: should I wear a short or a long dress? I would definitely be more comfortable in a short dress because I am short (about 5' 3") and I don't want to feel drowned by a dress. Second, I don't want a sparkly or shiny dress, just something simple, with a closed back. I found this dress: but obviously I want something much nicer than that, but something along those lines. I also like this one: I want a champagne colored one because spring break is right before and I'll be really tan and it will complement it well. Any suggestions/help are welcome! Thanks in advance.

A. Prom Dress Inspiration - There are some "vintage inspired - champagne tone dresses":

Here are stores with Prom Dresses:

Prom Shoes:

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what should i pack and when should i start packing?

Q. i am leaving for a trip to Oregon on july 17th i was wondering when i should start packing?
And since its in the Olympic Peninsula what should i pack? Winter clothes, summer clothes, please help!

A. Follow these six travel tips.

1.Select 5 easy pieces in a one neutral solid color (black, brown, tan, or navy, etc)

-1 Slack

-1 Short

-1 Jacket

-1 Skirt

-1 Jeans(white or dark denim)

2. Select Novelty Pieces-add your signature color

-1 Raincoat or sweater (a outer layering piece adds color)

-1 White shirt or blouse

-1 White t-shirt

-1 5 tops in different styles in your signature color (3/4 length, tank, sleeveless, etc)

-1 Print top must be in signature color you have chosen (optional)

-1 Dress (optional-in core or signature color)

-1 Pashmina or wrap in your signature color

3. 1 workout or lounging outfit

4. Accessories in your signature color (scarves, handbag, necklace, bangles, etc)

5. 3 belts (1 dressy, 1 casual, 1 trendy- core color)

6. 3-4 Shoes (walking or exercise, dressy, casual flats, sandals or loafers core color)

what are some good sturdy shoes that i can wear when walking around in europe?
Q. we will be walking a lot visiting museums, etc... for four months.

but here's the catch - i'm a huge fashionista - i refuse to wear ugly sneakers or hiking boots.

instead of calling me a prima donna (haha)... you have any suggestions as to what kind of shoes i can bring on my trip? the weather in most places will be moderate. they should be sturdy, durable, comfortable, closed-toed, but also somewhat fashionable.

thank you all!

A. When I travel I like to bring Converse (all stars). They come in every color, are comfortable, easy to keep clean, and are classic with a touch of both trendy and retro styles.

They are so slim and easy to pack that I can easily fit 2 pairs into a small bag.

I find most (hiking) boots quite clunky for everyday wear.

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How would i introduce a vintage look for myself?

Q. I am tired of being 'normal' (fashion wise anyway) i really like the Vintage look, i have a few vintage pieces. What are some staple vintage items to get started on my new look?

A. Vintage looks consist of basic, well fitted pieces in traditional colors and modest coverage. Try some fabrics like tweed, wool, corduroy, and cotton. A basic button down oxford shirt or a soft sweater set in cashmere would look great with a knee length pencil skirt or thin wool pants. A pretty cotton skirt with a floral or polka dot pattern looks nice too. And you can't go wrong with a classic looking sundress with a sweater over your shoulders. Shoes should be genuine leather. Try a nude or black leather heel or a basic brown loafer. Try to avoid synthetic fabrics as these are more modern looking. It's essential to incorporate some feminine items that will personalize your look like a pretty strand of pearls, interesting broaches or a gold locket. Try to wear your hair in simple, pretty styles and avoid things like "messy buns" or "beach waves". Soft curls are a classic look for women. On a windy day wear a pretty silk scarf over your hair to hold it back or wear your hair in a clean looking bun. You can always add a pretty jeweled pin as an accent.

Try a simple tan trenchcoat that is good quality and well fitted. And don't do the oversized, slouchy bags. Carry a medium sized leather purse or a simple clutch. In the evening, you can carry a gold clutch.

Keep makeup simple - red or soft pink lips, black eyeliner and black mascara, powder and a rosy blush. Nothing with glitter or shimmer and no eyeshadow. And avoid the tanning bed!

The reason "vintage" styles have never gone away is because they give the look of high quality and class. The clothes are always well-fitted and tailored, look modest, but still feminine and beautiful, and incorporate classic pieces in fabrics that don't look too trendy or "now".

Great stores to shop at are J. Crew, Macy's, Belk. But you can find these kind of pieces anywhere. I wouldn't spend to much time at a thrift store unless it's a higher end one. Most of them carry nothing but junk.

Have fun and hope this helps :)

What worse according to you: "Out of style" or "Inappropriate dressed for the occassion"?
Q. Imaging these two sceaniors:
Occasion: Meeting in-laws or family dinner with elders

Girl A) A girl wore a super short skirt + 4" trendy stilettos with a sheer blouse with bandeau top underneath + bright lipstick + flashy juwelry. A person who believe there shouldnt be any dresscodes or "inappropriate wear", that she should flaunt her body and people shouldnt't care about what she wear, that she should be accepted by her personality --- or she wore it because guys "love it".

Girl B) She wore a nice daytime floral dress that are above the knee, pantyhose, dainty jewelry + her mom's old oxford 2" pumps (if you dont know what this is, its men inspired dress shoes with heels) that she love. A person who appreciate vintage and doesnt care much about trend who value comfort over style.

Which girl would you say would dress "inappropriate" for this type of occasion?

and I can admit, I would be girl B. I love vintage and wear it alot. Everytime I ask if an outfit is appropriate or not, for some reason I always get crap about my taste for clothes. That they are not in style, that they are something a mother would wear, that they are stupid, they are not suited for my age (24) etc etc and that I "should" wear stilettos (despite I tell them I've a foot injury) or bodycon mini dresses instead or opt for a t-shirt and jeans look. :S

Why do people mix up "personal style" with dressing "inappropriated/"disrespectful"?
and why does it feels like people care more about what decade the clothes are from, nowadays?
Brian: You missed the point. This question doesnt have anything to do with modesty or inmodesty.
Chris: No, not for attention. I just ask these kind of questions because I find them interesting to ask about... and I like second opinions (to get a different perspective of things). Everytime I try to ask about it with relatives what THEY think, they ignore it and bash me for being childrish. If I go to a chat or forum, they complain about my grammar. So I ask on Y.A instead (but def. need to learn to summarize the details and get straight to the point. ^^;;;).
I'm studying about pshycology and fashion styles in depth daily, since a year, so Im not really a "fashion expert" but might more than the less fashion/appearance interested crowd. My dream is become a stylist.
as for Missed the point = he was more focused about the modesty. I was talking about styles and dresscodes.
A person who dress revealing or a person who wear oldfashioned clothes for something more serious/proffessional - which is worse <--- was my point. lol -.-'

A. I think it's much, much worse to dress inappropriately for the occasion. In your example, girl A is way out of line. That outfit only works in a club.

I feel like the media and celebrities have a lot to do with today's style. A lot of women see how the celebrities dress and want to emulate them, thus creating this craziness.

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What would be appropriate attire for a middle-aged woman to wear to relative's wedding?

Q. My aunt told me my cousin is engaged and the wedding will likely be late summer or early autumn. I assume I will be invited, but I don't know if it will be formal or casual. I don't own any really "dress-up" clothes. The best thing I have right now is a pair of jeans with no holes or tears and a scrub-type top with butterflies on it. Getting me to dress-up is like getting Peppermint Patty to wear a dress. Any suggestions?

A. Arg - Middle age - That's me and it's tough to go shopping, isn't it? You don't want to wear something too young and trendy and end up looking like a "Real Housewife", yet you don't want to look like an old lady wearing Sag Harbor, either. You also want to wear something that you would wear again. Every woman should have a few good staples in her wardrobe. For example, a little black dress. Once you have one, you'll find yourself wearing it all the time.

You can't go wrong with the LBD:

OR something pretty like this:

IF you can't hang with the dress idea, consider a pretty pants suit with a colorful top:

What types of footwear looks well with an abaya in a school setting?
Q. For those who're wondering: The abaya is a huge long length dress like a cloak that covers the whole body including arms and legs. They are made out of silk/cotton and worn over Muslim womens' normal dresses.

Now sneakers/runnign shoes don't look at all good with an abaya, so what would do?

A. Hi :)

with an abaya, focus on the color.. If your Abaya is black you can wear black shoes or funky colors that match the scarf, the purse and your accessories

as to what shoes.. during the summer/ warm days :

- Flats (so cute with the abaya)

- Flip flops.. just chose a decent model, I hate it when girls come to the university with beach slippers and call that flip flops.. or any flat open sandals..
Go crazy with the nail polish color and match to the accessories ;) . Revlon and may other brands offer those polishes that you put on and take off by peeling them. Quick and easy
- If you're not afraid of high heels, they can be very feminine especially with a black abaya.. They take it to a hole new level.
- Sneakers are fine but I I don't like them on abaya. I think they can do with a funky outfit, like a colored scarf, and a long sweater and pants (in a neutral color then you match the sneakers to the scarf for example.

For cold days, it gets harder because the abaya is especially designed for the desert and hot weather.. If you insist on wearing the abaya, chose a thick material to match the winter shoes. Wear them with ankle boots (very trendy this fall)

All the best honey ;) XoxO

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