I shared this Buzzfeed piece, Five Different Stylists Dressed Me In “Flattering” Outfits And Here’s What Happened on Wardrobe Oxygen’s Facebook page. I do think “flattering” is subjective, and many make assumptions about what makes an item flattering. I loved the piece (heck, I love most anything Kristin Chirico writes on there) but something was… Continue Reading What is Flattering?
I know I just shared Talbots last week, but I was pretty psyched to see that they’re recognizing their plus size/Woman collection with its very own style guide. Talbots invited the stylish Tanesha Awasthi from the blog Girl With Curves to share her insights and style tips. While I see style guides on a pretty… Continue Reading Talbots Fall 2015 Plus Size Collection and Style Guide
Growing up, I devoured Seventeen, Young Miss/YM, and dabbled in the occasional Vogue. I trusted them to show me – a middle schooler in southeastern Pennsylvania, where, even 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, we still had 2 days off of school for the Unionville Community Fair and its Harvest Queen Pageant – what was “in,”… Continue Reading Fashion Undressed | Eyes Wide Open: The Reality of a Fashion Spread
I’m feeling frayed at the edges. Sometimes life gets so busy that I feel like a car in neutral careening down a hill. Not fully connected to the road, enjoying the wind whipping through my hair but fearing when I hit a bend in the road or hit a hill. I feel like life is… Continue Reading Creating a Calm Center
I have been invited to an out of town wedding. It’s outdoors, in the Texas heat, on the grass and the invitation advises us to choose our footwear carefully. The attire is semiformal. I’m a pear-shaped thirty-something who is most at home in jeans, tees and skate shoes and I like to hide my midsection… Continue Reading What to Wear: Dreading a Semi Formal Summer Wedding
I’m starting an internship and I’m really excited about it! But first, I have a 10 day orientation in North Carolina. The internship directors told us to dress “casual” but to me (as a very recent college grad) that’s whatever t-shirt is clean and shorts that have seen better days. I want to pack everything… Continue Reading Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Post-college Orientation