Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: Wearing Winter White

Tips on how to wear winter white stylishly

Roberta popped this question into the suggestion box:

Wearing winter white, in particular shoes. I think ivory looks elegant, but how not to look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? And what color shoes? Black seems harsh, and white or ivory seems nurse-y or at least impractical in the winter. Ack.

And now that winter is basically over, I’m finally getting around to tackling it. I have no idea how I missed this request for so long. Please don’t fire me.

Style rules are loosening overall, but the one I’ve seen get the loosey-goosey-est of late is the one that says “no white pants or shoes after Labor Day or before Memorial Day.” It’s your prerogative to continue following that rule if you’d prefer to do so – I did until very recently – but if you feel ready to flout it, now’s the time. Rather hilariously, white has been a “trendy” color for several years running, and it’s definitely fair game for year-round wear. If you don’t believe me, consult any fashion magazine you can lay your hands on. read more

Lovely Links: 2/1/13

Since I’ve been getting a number of repeat questions in comments and via e-mail,
I FINALLY got around to creating an FAQ page. Please take a look!

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I’ve got an upcoming speaking gig in which I’ll be discussing
the intersection of style and body image!

Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress it Well:
A lecture and Q&A by author and blogger Sally McGraw

February 23
2 – 3:30pm
St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis
$20 at the door ($10 for ASG members before Feb. 12, $15 after)
Sponsored by the Minneapolis/St.Paul Chapter
of the American Sewing Guild – huge thanks to the ASG for making this possible! read more

Lovely Links: 11/16/12

OK, so this is fairly random, but doesn’t quite qualify for a departmental mention. You all know how I wrote a book, right? Well, so did my dad. And he’s been working on his for THIRTY YEARS. No fooling. It’s called Trees 4 Seasons – a Visual Guide, and and it’s totally gorgeous. He photographed the same trees from the same vantage points in each of the four seasons. 79 of ’em. If you or anyone you know might be interested, do take a peek! And spread the word! (I’m so proud of him.) read more