Monthly Archives: March 2020

Reader Request: Winter Hats and Avoiding Hat-head

How to avoid hat head and hat hair

Margaret e-mailed me this question:

Minneapolis is cold. Syracuse is cold. To leave the house without a hat on your head when it’s 12 degrees outside is just insane. But what hat? And what do you do about hat head? Is there something I’m supposed to do to my hair to prevent hat head (like braid it)? Will I end up looking like Heidi? And if you just surrender and wear a hat all day in order to prevent hat head what type of hat should that be? If I wear a sock cap will I look like I stepped out of a grunge concert circa 1993? If I wear a beret will I look pretentious? Should I just be using the hood on my jacket? read more

Originally posted 2013-01-28 06:44:31.

Reader Request: The Pant Hem Dilemma

How to determine the perfect pant hem length for YOUR needs!

Image courtesy Banana Republic

Reader Kerry e-mailed me this question:

Whenever I buy new dress pants for work, I have to have the length altered. Each time, they languish in my bedroom while I try to determine which shoes I should wear to the tailor: should I wear the heels, the flats, the in-between shoes? If I have my pants shortened so I can wear flats with them, they will look silly with the heels and vice versa. But I don’t want to have a pair of pants for heels and a pair for flats, because a decent pair of pants is expense (plus tailoring) and I don’t want to have to buy “heels pants” and “flats pants.” read more

Originally posted 2013-01-22 06:44:45.

Twisted Rope Scarf Tie Tutorial

I completely forgot that HM and I took a series of photos to illustrate this scarf tie! Brain Fade. Tragic, really. Now that I’ve remembered, allow me to share.

This tie will work with a long, narrow rectangular scarf, but I’m excited to find that it will also work with a large square scarf.

If you’re working with a large square, fold in half to form a large triangle.

Roll the triangle into a rope from pointed end inward. This will keep that little pointed end from sticking out. read more

Originally posted 2012-10-12 06:08:33.