I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Purchasing clothing as a gift for another person is tough. Even if the person in question is a total clotheshorse and die-hard fashion lover, it can be tough to guess at sizes, brands, colors, fiber preferences, and countless other factors. And yes, you could certainly request a few wishlist items or catalog pages so you’re more likely to succeed. That’s my MO, for sure. But if you’re looking for some creative-but-relatively-safe ideas for gifts that should please the stylish gal, here are a few:
Originally posted 2012-12-03 06:16:19.
No style expert worth her salt will openly condone wearing clothes that don’t fit. But THIS style expert knows that weight fluctuates, hand-me-downs happen, and occasionally a bargain lands in your lap that is so bargainous you’re willing to overlook slightly imperfect fit. (Emphasis on the slightly, I hope.) The occasional too-sheer blouse will find its way into your closet, too, as will the occasional shrunk-in-the-wash garment. So here are a few work-arounds I use when facing down challenging clothes:
Originally posted 2011-08-08 06:21:09.
OK, OK, I exaggerate. Though perhaps I should keep a running list and eventually publish a book titled 1,001 Uses for Fashion Tape. I could make a fortune, people!
In the meantime, here are a handful of quick and easy uses for fashion tape to tide you over. Don’t go thinking that this invention exists for the sole purpose of preventing celebrity nipple slips. No indeed, double-sided fabric-friendly tape is incredibly versatile and almost infinitely useful, as my hyperbolic post title implies. I keep a little tin on my person at all times and another in my jewelry box at home. It comes in handy approximately once a week, I swear. I’ve seen it sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond on occasion, but I get mine from Amazon. And I buy in bulk.
Originally posted 2011-02-22 06:23:25.