Posts Tagged: outfits

Stylish Travel Essentials

stylish travel essentials

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: Compared to many, I’m a travel novice. And when I say “many,” I mostly mean Audi. Audi of Fashion for Nerds is my personal idol when it comes to packing advice. Or, really, ANY advice about traveling. Start here:

Audi on packing clothing for travel
Part 1
Part 2

Audi on packing beauty products for travel
Part 1
Part 2

For further reading, Audi on making your travel dreams a reality
Part 1 – No More Excuses
Part 2 – Money Matters
Part 3 – Travel Tips for Families read more

Originally posted 2012-06-07 06:19:52.

Reader Request: Morning Readiness

morning outfits

Reader Kantz dropped this one into the suggestion box:

I was wondering if you could talk about the getting ready in the morning routine. This year I have the resolution to always look my best every day but so far I have found that it takes time!!! Any ideas on how to achieve this?

When I worked in an office, I allowed a fairly small window of time for morning prep, mostly because I aimed to arrive at my office by 7:30 a.m. Back then, HM and I both rose at 5:50 a.m. and since he showered first, I ended up with approximately 45 minutes in which to shower, dress, and primp. Here’s how I crammed all of that into a relatively small amount of time. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-18 06:41:15.

Reader Request: Dressing for Grief

dressing for grief and mourning

Reader Karen emailed me this question:

My question for you has to do with how to approach clothing and style while one is experiencing grief. The Victorians had dressing for grief figured out: the grieving wore black or grey or lavender to help manifest their grief externally, and to signal to others the need for extra care or sensitivity. But in our own time, for better or worse, we seem to have lost these visible markers of sorrow.

Could you offer some suggestions for how clothing and style might help me move through the world as I am managing my grief? What are some ways that I could mark my loss for myself (perhaps with a piece of jewelry, wearing a particular color, etc.)? read more