Tag: Ask Allie

How to Prevent Jeans from Wearing Out in the Thighs

Fashion Advice

Hi Alison – One thing I have struggle with is wearing my jeans out in the inner thighs. I had purchased some expensive jeans that looked and felt great, however since they were so “washed” they wore through so quickly. Embarrassing and annoying! I did iron some patches in to get a little more life out of them. Any tips? At first, I was thinking it was sizing, but I…

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Ask Allie: Cropped Wide Leg Jeans

Fashion Advice

Question: could you do a post about styling the trendy wide leg cropped jeans? I have a pair in black like this that I scored at a thrift store, but I am 5'4″ and have curves and in my 30s. I'm going to give you some advice that you likely don't want. But I see you readers as my friends and this is what I would tell a friend. Hardly…

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Ask Allie: Packing for a Corporate Retreat

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

My company is hosting a team-building conference at a resort in Florida. I will be presenting several times, so I definitely want to leave a professional impression. The problem is that the entire conference dress code is casual. Not business casual – just “casual” casual. I'm finding it hard to come up with outfit ideas for a corporate get-together an a beach location without the clothes being a) too warm,…

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Ask Allie: Two Week Business Trip Without Checking Luggage

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

I need help putting together a travel wardrobe for the following trip this August that will all fit in a carry-on and I sure hope you can help me. I'm dealing with 2 very different climates and both business and leisure situations: Fly to Honolulu where I'm speaking at a national convention for my professional association. I would typically wear a suit for the presentation, but I'm guessing everyone will…

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