Should we have another week of requests?

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    CJ
    26 Feb 2019
    2:18pm

    I’m desperate for a non-leather version of Everlane’s Glove flats!

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    Lori
    26 Feb 2019
    3:22pm

    Perimenopause? As in, does/did everyone go through this level of PURE HELL? The insane discomfort, endless PMSing, outrageous (undressable) bloating, sudden/extreme/seemingly irreversible weight gain, body-shape changes, freakish irritability, devastating insomnia, etc.? How does one dress comfortably and well, while inhabiting what feels like an alien body? How to deal with the abrupt need to replace one’s entire wardrobe with clothing two sizes bigger? (Does that size just keep going up infinitely? Tailoring suddenly seems pointless, when weight stability is so elusive!) Any/all thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated!

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      Aaryn Belfer
      4 Mar 2019
      12:32pm

      Just leaving a comment to say that you are not alone. xo.

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    mva
    28 Feb 2019
    1:31pm

    I need Dresses to wear to weddings in Summer. Some sort of sleeve, not a tank dress. Luxe looking (there will be a lot of well dressed and fashionable women there) without being too expensive. But that don’t look like mother of the bride dresses. I think Summer weddings are difficult to dress for. Too many dresses are too casual and too bare for those of us who aren’t millennials. Help needed and much appreciated.

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    susan
    22 Feb 2019
    11:43am

    100 percent cotton clothing please?!
    Since hitting a “certain age” it’s all I can wear and still breathe. Thank you!

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    melsybelsy
    22 Feb 2019
    10:12am

    OK – I know you don’t do styling posts – you sort of curate all of these wonderful things together with similar themes, but I would love styling advice. For example, how would you style shoes with shorter length pants in colder climate? Booties only? Cute Loafers/sneakers/clogs with patterned socks? How would you personally style blazers with jeans? I’m a HS teacher and want to look age appropriate but still “cool” KWIM?

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      lisa t
      24 Feb 2019
      6:27pm

      yes, yes and yes. i never know what type of shoes look best with each type of pants. maybe the inverse would be easier” what types of shoes to never wear with types of pants. Please?

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    Ellen
    22 Feb 2019
    10:54am

    I am searching for the perfect white tee shirt. One that looks a little polished but doesn’t accentuate the stomach too much and doesn’t come down to my knees and isn’t cropped.

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      nadine
      22 Feb 2019
      11:41am

      I have found a particularly good one from Soma. It is scoop neck, lined (so no need for a cami, which I hate to wear under my Tshirts), and a good length (not too short, but not much past the belt buckle). It washes really well and is now my go to for under blazers!

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    karen
    22 Feb 2019
    6:09am

    i’ve been hoping you’d update your “made in America” list.

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    Loree Kalliainen
    22 Feb 2019
    8:16am

    Blazers/jackets for work that have a touch of something special: not the boring 2-3 button (plenty of those), yet not with dangly, sparkly, peplum covered, zipper-laden, bow-beridden bits. Too much like a costume. I had a lovely tan linen jacket with elegant seams that created shape. I wore it to bits and miss it dreadfully.

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    Michele
    22 Feb 2019
    9:28am

    Dresses that fit the short-waisted woman who is larger than a size 10. I can usually wear petites but the options are so limited for someone who’s a 12-14. And, jeans! High waisted styles are flattering but they’re never proportional for my waist. I soooo want to fit into a pair of Levi’s Wedgie jeans but … no.

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      Jenners
      25 Feb 2019
      8:44pm

      This. All of this. My only addition would be a price point that is reasonably affordable.

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    Joan
    22 Feb 2019
    9:35am

    Mother of the bride dresses for early fall. Arms covered for marriage ceremony on the beach. Please please, I need help.

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    Kay Erikson
    22 Feb 2019
    12:26am

    Affordable linen T-shirts please!

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    H
    22 Feb 2019
    1:14am

    I’m curious about how to dress for photos – from headshots to dating app pictures. Your comments about holiday party tops make me think that there are some tricks beyond “blazers look professional.”

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    S
    22 Feb 2019
    1:18am

    Backpacks that can hold a laptop but also look adult appropriate and stylish… do they exist? I can’t do shoulder bags anymore as they cause shooting pains in my arm!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    21 Feb 2019
    11:46pm

    I’ve found the perfect red cardi, now I just need to figure out how to afford it.

    *Request: An occasional aspirational woman post with your analysis of the pieces and where to find them. I like those posts. I like it ALL!

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    Emily TL
    21 Feb 2019
    5:26pm

    I would love to see one investment piece/staple styled multiple ways. Also A-Line denim skirts, fashionable cardigans for the office in spring./summer. I have a black-tie event coming up, so those options are on my mind too.

    I have a request no one will be into, but I am desperate, so I am lobbing it out there. One of my beauty must-haves, Lash Genius by Anastasia Beverly Hills, has gone discontinued and I am on the last tube of the stash I bought up while I could. It is a waterproof top coat that I use as a primer after I curl my pin-straight lashes that won’t otherwise hold a curl. They stay put, soft and flexible without increasing volume. I have searched blogs and you tube, tried Clarins Double Fix and anything remotely similar rated well on Amazon. It is my beauty game-changer. If I wear no other makeup, I curl my lashes and put that on. Thank you for your tolerating my very selfish request!

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    Liz
    21 Feb 2019
    5:51pm

    Luxury Handbags! I respect your GOACA price limit but sometimes I’d like a nice handbag – with no or only a subtle logo. Maybe it’s because a handbag always fits??

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    Sara
    21 Feb 2019
    6:08pm

    Affordable gym bags.

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    amber
    21 Feb 2019
    7:01pm

    Airline “legal” carry ons! In December I challenged myself to packing everything I needed in one of these- btw, rolling is the bomb!- for a 5 day, 4 night trip to Houston to visit my brother. I needed a few different types of outfits for what we were doing and I was so pleased that I was able to fit all I needed (well plus a backpack but does that even count??). I want something a little prettier than the one I borrowed from my BiL for my own. I did like that it was soft sided and had more pockets than a squirrel’s cheeks but I’m open to anything.

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    Stephanie
    21 Feb 2019
    7:30pm

    Culottes that hit the right length and width..? They are so difficult.

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      Sarah
      22 Feb 2019
      10:52am

      Yes! Especially for the shorties like me – I’m 4’11” – can I even wear these? Am I doomed to forever looking like I’m playing dress-up?
      Or even a post on keeping things proportional for the vertically challenged. I know, find a good tailor, but what do I tell said tailor?

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    Colleen
    21 Feb 2019
    7:40pm

    I’ve been smellin’ whatcha got cookin’ with wardrobe/room purges, and refraining from constant shopping and acquiring. What I’d love to see is how you, with the brilliant mind of a fashion editor, re-shop your own closet, re-explore your curated goods, and rock your GOACA personal style to best effect. It’s really easy for me to get stuck in a rut. How do you keep evolving? What refreshes your style perspective most?

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    Jennifer L
    21 Feb 2019
    7:50pm

    Spring/summer vacation apparel ideas would be so welcome!

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    Cheryl
    21 Feb 2019
    7:54pm

    Yes! Two special snowflake requests:

    Mid-length skirts which are not awful, but are suitable for business casual, and

    Office suitable trousers which are comfortable and have pockets!

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    Gablesgirl
    21 Feb 2019
    7:57pm

    “Best Of” the easiest brands to shop online for a semi-professional office setting. No sleeveless or too short.

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    Jill D
    21 Feb 2019
    9:27pm

    “Givenchy’s creations always gave me a sense of security and confidence,” Audrey Hepburn once said, “and my work went more easily in the knowledge that I looked absolutely right. I felt the same at my private appearances. Givenchy’s outfits gave me ‘protection’ against strange situations and people. I felt so good in them.”
    Sometimes I long for a suit of armour. Would love to know what you wear when facing challenging situations – at work, or socially.

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    y.k.
    21 Feb 2019
    9:37pm

    I can see clothing requests are nicely covered –
    how about a list of websites/ blogs/vlogs
    and
    periodicals & magazines that you read regularly?

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      Kate
      22 Feb 2019
      8:29am

      Yes,please!!!

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    Cj
    21 Feb 2019
    4:42pm

    Low slung business trousers. I used to wear them with a blouse every day to work & haven’t found any in ages that aren’t cheap spandex or polyester. I’m desperate!

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    Dana
    21 Feb 2019
    4:48pm

    White tanks that aren’t sheer.

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    Annie Lohr
    21 Feb 2019
    3:15pm

    I have a conference/trade show coming up (Game Developers Conference, San Francisco). It’s cold, it’s hot. I have a company tee shirt. It’s always skinny jeans, Stan Smiths/Vans, cardigan or perfect jacket/blazer I have yet to find, gold hoops, blow out, lanyard. [Work] parties at night.

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    Clara B
    21 Feb 2019
    3:20pm

    Oh yes please! Work bags that are smart enough to take into CEO and board meetings but hip enough I don’t lose my style. And here’s the kicker: they have to be super lightweight because the combo of the after effects of chemo and a shoulder girdle that doesn’t seem to stay put means heavy bags (eg leather) just make it impossible for me to carry any content. I’d be just thrilled if you could solve this one for me!

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      Helen
      24 Feb 2019
      9:59am

      I was going to ask for a work bag too. I am thinking structured, leather, something that stands up by itself, not just a tote (ie with lining/ interior pockets), and has some interest–texture, cool hardware, etc. Also must have straps that go over your shoulder or be a backpack.

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    JC
    21 Feb 2019
    3:21pm

    Ideas for what to wear to a spring wedding, please!

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    Cara
    21 Feb 2019
    4:03pm

    I am also in the “work from home” situation and live in athleisure clothes. Once in a while, I need to dress for a business meeting and don’t quite know what to wear. I don’t want to wear a fitted blazer. Ideally, I would like a knit, or something like ADAY.

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    Susanna
    21 Feb 2019
    4:34pm

    Household-item request: I’d love a post on chic planters that don’t cost a fortune. It’s easy to find lovely ones, but they’re so often upwards of $200, and since I have at least a dozen good-size plants that could use new pots, that price point is out of reach.

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      Lisa
      22 Feb 2019
      7:12am

      I’m with you. $2400 for planters – I just giggled out loud.

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    Doyenne
    21 Feb 2019
    2:06pm

    Thanks for throwing this out there to us, Kim, and thanks for all the great ideas/requests! I’m so on-board for city-schlepping comfortable clogs, “my neighbors don’t deserve to see me dressed so ratty” downtime/casual attire, and stylish/practical rain jackets (Chicago my be the Windy City but we sure do get more than our share of depressing rainy days).

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    Kat
    21 Feb 2019
    2:10pm

    Please, oh please, options for us busty ladies. Specifically bathing suits and specifically one pieces. There are tons of cute bikinis and tankinis with cup sizes but for the love of God I just want a one piece that contains my big boobs that isn’t a Miraclesuit. I don’t want to hear about Aerie or anyplace like that because I’m an adult lady that breastfed a baby, not an adorable millennial.

    And ditto swim cover-ups.

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      Joannawnyc
      22 Feb 2019
      11:19am

      You have to spend money and you have to shop the lingerie-sized brands, like Fantasie or Freya. For some reason the English are best at this, so I would recommend ASOS or even Evans, in addition to Herroom etc. Also, lots of people like Lands End, although my experience has been mixed.

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      shannon
      22 Feb 2019
      9:29am

      Yes- Bravissimo or Figleaves. you cannot go US. Brits have WAY better options.

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      Camille
      22 Feb 2019
      6:58am

      I so feel you on this. I have had really good luck with bathing suits from Bravissimo. Online/catalogue only for the moment (they are opening a store in NYC soon), but the customer service is excellent and there are lots of good choices.

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        Kat
        22 Feb 2019
        1:06pm

        Oh. My. God. It’s like a whole new world has opened up to me! Thank you so much for these suggestions! Bravissimo and Fig Leaves are amazing. Thanks for seeing me British brands!

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          Sharona
          22 Feb 2019
          3:12pm

          Agreed with all the suggestions you already saw. Also check barenecessities.com — not the selection that the Brits have, but they’re US based and you can get free shipping.

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      Viajera
      22 Feb 2019
      12:53pm

      Wow, thanks you-all! I had no idea the British were good at this in particular (love my British cousins tho). It’s fascinating!! Cross-cultural boobology. I wonder if there’s a dissertation on it already. Human beings, wow.

      Is it only British bathing suits, or their clothes generally?

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    kate
    21 Feb 2019
    1:10pm

    Your favorite blogs and Instagrams.

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    Eloise
    21 Feb 2019
    1:36pm

    Here’s the shredder. And I thought the fact that it was up off thhe ground away from dogs would make it work. Now kicking myself for not buying one in Morocco but rugs (plural) and a window were enough! https://www.worldmarket.com/product/bajot+stool+with+sari+pouf.do

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      Eloise
      21 Feb 2019
      1:38pm

      Oops, was supposed to be a reply to my earlier post about poufs, ottomans, etc. Feel free to delete – sorry!!

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    Teresa
    21 Feb 2019
    1:40pm

    Raincoats! With climate change it rains buckets in my city. All.the.time.

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    Sharona
    21 Feb 2019
    12:39pm

    Daily wear walking sandals, watches, readers. Bonus ask: Where do you see pants/jeans going in terms of length, leg, rise, and overall cut, and what shoes work with the newer cuts?

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    Cyndi Colzani
    21 Feb 2019
    12:46pm

    I second Tammy Darmagnac’s suggestion! What does one wear on dates after a certain age? Also, I liked LG’s suggestion about petites.

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    Lisa
    21 Feb 2019
    12:50pm

    Thoughts about thrifting? Would also love to hear your take on ethical and/or eco-minded fashion. Also: closet curation.

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    Kirstjen
    21 Feb 2019
    12:52pm

    How about sleepwear that looks good & feels good for the perimenopausal? 🙂
    Graphic tees & sweaters particularly plus size!
    Lightweight (ie NOT leather) crossbody bags good for all day use.
    And just a spring accessory upgrade.
    And I’d LOVE a moto jacket – not the harley davidson style, but the euro style – again in plus size…

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    DL
    21 Feb 2019
    11:31am

    Spring wardrobe basics! Did a quick search and don’t think you’ve done this one. Perhaps combines some of what others have mentioned in one post?

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    Nancy Wilber
    21 Feb 2019
    11:33am

    How about commuter bags? A bag to carry the “office” shoes, ipad, etc along with my purse without looking like a bag lady. Thanks!

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    S
    21 Feb 2019
    11:35am

    High-waisted wide-legged jeans. Cool reading glasses under $50.

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      feisma
      26 Feb 2019
      7:52am

      OOh – have you seen the brand Peepers? Really fun / cool frames… about $25.

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    Tammy Darmagnac
    21 Feb 2019
    11:42am

    Some tasteful sexy looks for woman over 50? What does one wear on dates after a certain age?

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      kirstjen
      21 Feb 2019
      12:54pm

      Whatever we want!

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    Margaret
    21 Feb 2019
    11:42am

    99% of your audience won’t care, but I swear there is some kind of conspiracy against women with size 10.5 feet. Most brands offer half sizes up to 10, then jump to 11. The exceptions to the rule are either a) hideous, b) really expensive, or c) both. I’d love for you to prove me wrong. Sincerely, Girl of a Certain Size.

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      Kiki
      21 Feb 2019
      6:54pm

      Yes! Plus, my foot is also a *wide* 10.5. Try finding a shoe in that combo that doesn’t look like a potato, and I would pay $$$. What is it about wide widths that cause shoe manufacturers to turn a completely blind eye to fashion?

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    EBC
    21 Feb 2019
    11:46am

    Clothing and accessories for ROACA (Rockers Of A Certain Age). Or those who fantasize about being one.

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    Nadine
    21 Feb 2019
    12:00pm

    What does a woman over 50 wear to Stagecoach Festival (3 day country music festival in Southern Ca desert). I have VIP tickets, which means will be be backstage with those totally decked out – I don’t need to be that, be I want to fit in, look good and be age appropriate!

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      Sharona
      21 Feb 2019
      12:42pm

      Jeans/jeans equivalent/lightweight flowy pants and casual top. If Stagecoach is anything like SXSW (and, I mean, of course it is aside from completely different season, different weather, and different physical setting and organization), you’ll see everything, dress for weather and sun protection.

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    Kelly Rose
    21 Feb 2019
    12:02pm

    Books?

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    Antje
    21 Feb 2019
    12:08pm

    Speaking of socks – I have a hard time combining socks with loafers or oxfords. Usually models in photos wear them without socks, so not very helpful when it is still cold outside. I know you should match socks with your pants, but when it is not all black, I am challenged.
    Thanks. Love your blog.
    Antje

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    tamara
    21 Feb 2019
    12:08pm

    hair accessories seem to be making a comeback; how about finding some wearable versions for all hair types and lengths? a sane price point for these would be appreciated. and speaking of price points, i would also love your version of a breakdown of GOACA price range by item (clearly we might spend more on a dress, as it’s a whole outfit blah blah blah). i think we all have different thresholds for different items, for instance i would spend much more on boots than i would on sandals, etc but maybe you warm weather girls are just the opposite?

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    Francine
    21 Feb 2019
    12:11pm

    Would love a post about remedies for thinning hair. I’ve lost OODLES this past year and I’m heart broken as I’ve always been the one with the good hair!!

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    Viajera
    21 Feb 2019
    12:26pm

    If you happen to come across any nice-looking suits or suit-like garments which are either lightly lined or unlined in the shoulder, I’d be very interested.

    Or something that is a knit suit, but isn’t super expensive/ladies who lunch-looking. (Not that there is anything wrong with that… ) But if possible I think I prefer woven … probably not possible though. I can’t deal with bows, though strangely I am okay with pearls, real or fake. Oh well.

    Also, I am and have been on a search for cotton blend full length bootcut or flare pants … Midrise if possible … but I hesitate to ask bc I do not think anyone is making them now. Also, it’s probably boring.

    Thanks! (even if you don’t get to it…)

    Since I’m here … can I just say … am having a bout of PF in one of my feet, which is really cramping my style big-time. But, I just got a pair of the EVA Birks and I *love* them!! I wear them in the shower and it is super helpful. And it is good for the world if I smell better! I think I will be starting a new relationship with that company. Hope they aren’t fascist haters or anything. Of course one still has to be careful when showering, but the traction seems fine so far. I wish I’d gotten them sooner.

    Here’s an idea for a post (unless you already did it?): Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Sooner

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      Amy
      22 Feb 2019
      9:14am

      jcrew has a blazer that works for me – the “going out blazer” – knit, very pared down, comes in gray, navy and black, petite regular and tall sizes.

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        Viajera
        22 Feb 2019
        12:54pm

        Thanks!!! Will look.

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      Annie Lohr
      21 Feb 2019
      2:03pm

      I had a twill, olive, fitted blazer from Madewell that I loved. I keep trying to find a similar one!

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        Viajera
        22 Feb 2019
        12:24am

        Oooh, I didn’t look there, thanks!

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    Martine
    21 Feb 2019
    12:30pm

    Gold chain chokers and gold hoop earrings❤️❤️ Thank you!

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    Maureen
    21 Feb 2019
    11:04am

    What about jumpsuits for a dressy but not black tie wedding? My cousin is getting married and I want to wear something really fun as the only/oldest cousin that will be there without husband/boyfriend/partner.

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    Jennifer
    21 Feb 2019
    11:16am

    My white whale: pants that aren’t jeans and can be worn to a business casual office, in a material that won’t bag. The kicker: in sizes 12-14 (if not higher).

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      Rachel
      22 Feb 2019
      12:06am

      May I amplify one of your wishes? IN A MATERIAL THAT WON’T BAG! Right there with you.

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      Kiki
      21 Feb 2019
      3:21pm

      Yes jumpsuits of all kinds!

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      Marissa A Coheley
      21 Feb 2019
      4:34pm

      Old Navy Pixie full length pants — come tons of colors and patterns and up to size 20. They have just enough stretch to not be baggy but not too tight.
      https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=977332052&cid=1078748&pcid=5475

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    Mary
    21 Feb 2019
    11:19am

    Yes, please!!!!!!

    As usual, I’m all about jeans. In particular, anything slim-fitting.

    I currently have an amazing pair of Mothers with one hole in the knee which I’m reluctantly going to return today, due to the fact I’ll be 50 tomorrow. So any advice you have would be fantastic!

    Another request I have is vegan moto jackets! Love the look of leather ones but I feel like a hypocrite as I don’t eat meat. Just waiting for someone to take me on and ask about the double standard. Not a relaxing thought when getting dressed.

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    Joannawnyc
    21 Feb 2019
    11:20am

    How to wear (lots of) color(s) without feeling like a clown. Or just, how to feel confident buying colorful accressories, because I am always defaulting to black, and it’s boring. It’s not like I don’t LIKE color, I just find it a little overwhelming at times.

    Your picks for cute spring shoes. Are sandals with socks really ok? Or you know, where to find good socks.

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    Stefani
    21 Feb 2019
    11:21am

    I have a wedding in Italy this summer and my husband and I are flying on the cheap (using miles) to a smaller town in Denmark. From there, we’ll make our way down to Italy (no hard itinerary yet). I’m OK for the actual wedding, but would love suggestions on what to pack for 2 weeks in Europe. Ideally, I’d like to keep everything in a smaller roller suitcase, and maybe one carry on. Thank you!

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      Viajera
      21 Feb 2019
      12:06pm

      I believe there was a very nifty post about a trip to Europe not too long ago, with also had many helpful comments. If you haven’t already, you might do a search here. Of course an update is nice too.

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    LG
    21 Feb 2019
    10:57am

    Accessories for petites(scarfs, wraps), good earrings (ie. gold, silver, keepers), cool but feminine t-shirts (ie. vnecks)

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    Tami
    21 Feb 2019
    9:15am

    Packing list for a trip to London/Paris for a week in April

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      Gablesgirl
      21 Feb 2019
      7:53pm

      …and through the first week in May.

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      Camla
      23 Feb 2019
      8:02am

      check out Vivienne Files for lots of fabulous packing lists

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      Candy
      23 Feb 2019
      9:50am

      I like the website “une femme d’un certain age” for her wardrobe packing list advice. Have gotten good ideas on choosing clothes, as well as tips from her readers. Here’s the link: https://unefemme.net

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    themis
    21 Feb 2019
    9:16am

    I love all of these suggestions. Spring is coming, so my priorities are chic rain jackets that don’t feel like you’re wearing plastic; not-twee hippie blouses which you’re just the best at sussing out; and blouses which have that flattering draping that forgive the waistline so well. Oh, and maybe any cycling gear you’ve found that looks sharp around town when you’ve gotten off the bike. Athleisure that performs.

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      Suzanne
      21 Feb 2019
      9:31am

      Yes, blouses AND dresses that camouflage the waistline!

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    Betsy
    21 Feb 2019
    9:20am

    Kim, I stand by my earlier request for a post on high(er) end subscription fashion; your thoughts on which services seem to deliver the goods (no pun), and what experiences others may have had. They seem to be growing in popularity even among those of us who shrink from letting others pick our clothing. I love to shop but I admit I’m intrigued by some of the brands that aren’t available at retail.

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      Kara
      2 Mar 2019
      3:31am

      I had no success with trunk club, either.

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      Kim France
      21 Feb 2019
      9:34am

      I’m not a fan of subscription fashion services, Betsy, because I don’t think an algorithm can mimic personal taste.

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        Francine
        21 Feb 2019
        12:08pm

        I received a gift card to try Stitch Fix. I wasn’t very excited about it since I love fashion and love to shop. Who wants to delegate that joy?! Not me! Anyhow, I did FOUR rounds (they send you stuff, and I returned EVERYTHING each time). Item quality equaled Marshall’s sale rack.

        Betsy, I’ll shop for you!

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          Michele
          22 Feb 2019
          9:24am

          Ugh, Stitchfix. I tried, I really tried. I gave them my written preferences, I sent them a Pinterest. They just could not get it right. They sent me trendy cookie-cutter fashion that I could find in the nearest mall. I got one pair of great office pants and a lot of returns. Cancelled after 4 installments.

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            Emily H
            25 Feb 2019
            12:27pm

            Ugh, SAME! I tried StitchFix 3 times and was crazy-specific in what I liked/didn’t like, sent them a pinterest board, etc. I returned every single item because every piece was absolutely terrible – either it was made cheaply, was ugly, or was specifically something I said I didn’t want (typically it was all of the above). The Marshalls comment was perfect, because it’s like they they sent me all of the rejects off a bad sale rack and tried to pass them off as trendy. Don’t do it!

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        Betsy
        25 Feb 2019
        10:46am

        I couldn’t agree more especially with the services that send items available somewhere at retail. I just thought maybe you had some experience with some of the private label options. Feel better. I may try one and report back.

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    Eloise
    21 Feb 2019
    9:06am

    Weirdly (swlfishly?) specific, but, colorful, fun smallish ottomans/poufs/footstools? Bought what I thought was the perfect one from World Cost Market but the “pouf” was made of thin, recycled silk saris and it shredded within days – even before it was discoverered by the dogs….

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      Viajera
      21 Feb 2019
      12:28pm

      I don’t think it’s selfish at all! plus, this assignment sounds fun. I have no experience with poufs though.

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    21 Feb 2019
    9:13am

    I don’t know how you feel about ‘capsule wardrobes,’ but if you’re not a fan, what about a post sharing the 5-10 pieces you would absolutely have to have if you were still sometimes going to work? If I missed a post on this, maybe an update? Thank you!

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      lindalindanyc
      21 Feb 2019
      1:05pm

      Second! I’m trying to buy less and repeat more (because of both budgeting & anti-fast-fashion concerns). It would be great if we could see a 10-essentials for Spring (and then Summer, etc.) that could be styled together to make 7 million outfits 🙂 (well, maybe 17 outfits would be good too!) – thanks!!

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    Tammy
    21 Feb 2019
    8:38am

    You always have amazing taste, Kim. How about full length, wide-leg denim, scarves or loafers? I don’t wear heels at all, and am always looking for snazzy loafers

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    ceejay
    21 Feb 2019
    8:50am

    This will be controversial, but how about ponchos, capes, and caftans?

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    Jackie
    21 Feb 2019
    8:55am

    Dressy flats that are stylish and comfortable. I love the look of the M. Gemi Stellato and all the lower-priced knockoffs (Steve Madden, Me Too), but these shoes have no support! Where do you look for cute, walkable, non-sneaker flats?

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      Eva
      21 Feb 2019
      2:38pm

      Yes! I see adorable sandals all the time, but with all the walking I do on sidewalks, there’s no way I could wear them without wrecking the shoes and my feet.

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      Megan
      21 Feb 2019
      12:44pm

      Along these lines, lower heeled dress shoes that don’t look like my grandmother would wear them!

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      Viajera
      21 Feb 2019
      12:12pm

      I may be wrong … but my guess is, if you want something that looks good, you’re going to have to put in an insole. Except maybe with an oxford. (Anyhow I think our feet can be different and we’re better off with a removable insole.)

      As for closed-toe flat looks, I like the d’orsay flats a lot, though I haven’t gotten around to actually buying any yet.

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    Jennie
    21 Feb 2019
    10:31am

    Spring travel packing ideas!

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    Robin
    21 Feb 2019
    10:26am

    I am still looking for a stylish, functional, not too big, not too small, fits in a locker, gym bag – in either the sporting or non-sporting breed.

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    AK
    21 Feb 2019
    10:20am

    Clogs and coveralls. Bonus points if you make them happen together.

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      Sadie
      21 Feb 2019
      10:59am

      THIS. It’s all I want to wear, forever. But I need the *right* ones.

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    Caroline
    21 Feb 2019
    10:11am

    Yay! I work from home and rarely need to dress up.
    Basically my wardrobe looks like everyday is dress down day. It’s not great. I Would love some styling suggestions. I need to up my game,even if I’m just running to the grocery store again..
    But even more importantly I adore your playlist! Time for another one :-)?!!

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    C.Michol
    21 Feb 2019
    10:10am

    Investment jewelry please! I’m about to turn 40 and looking to buy myself something special, but so many jewelry stores and options look so…dated.

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    c.w.
    21 Feb 2019
    9:56am

    Sequins. Graphic or print t-shirts (as in not stripes which seems to be my entire upper body wardrobe universe right now). Crossbody bags that are on the smaller side (phone, keys, small wallet). Print/stripe/embroidered possibly(?) jeans. Watches.

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    Emily H
    21 Feb 2019
    9:59am

    This might be a weird suggestion for a post, but I have been working from home for the past year and basically my fashion has gone by the wayside now that I don’t have to ‘get ready’ and go to an office every morning. What does one wear during the day that’s not random crewneck sweatshirts and some varation of lounge pants? I basically look a bit homeless at the moment, and feel bad for my husband/the mailman/whomever I come in contact with during the day that has to look at me. Also, what sort of investment pieces do you suggest now that I can spend my money on clothes I love/long-lasting pieces instead of fast fashion for the sake of having enough clothes to not repeat outfits too much in an office setting?

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      Jen M
      21 Feb 2019
      11:39am

      I’m in a similar boat – I went full-time military later in life (late 30’s), now wear a uniform everyday and if I’m not in uniform I’m in workout gear. BUT I love fashion and really miss getting to buy dresses and skirts for work. I don’t have many places to wear dressy clothes, so for me I would like to see a post on everyday, quality pieces that are a bit edgy/fun but still timeless. (Maybe that’s too contradictory an ask?)

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      themis
      21 Feb 2019
      11:54am

      I work from home, and my solution to this in the chilly months is cashmere. Nobody ever looks homeless in cashmere. In the spring, a hippie blouse and stretch denim; heels will take you out to a restaurant, sandals for errands

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      Lisa
      21 Feb 2019
      11:56am

      I’m in this camp. If you could do a round-up of great track pants, preferably under $300;), and tees and sweats, for those of us who work on our sofas but sometimes have to Go Outside or Do Errands. Thank you in advance.

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      Aaryn Belfer
      4 Mar 2019
      12:31pm

      ^^^^^This is me. It’s tragic.

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      feisma
      26 Feb 2019
      7:55am

      Oh this is me. 100%. In the process of kondo-ing all of the old workwear (too small, too old) in my closet but need to replace with pieces I love and want to wear on the regular.

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    Farah
    21 Feb 2019
    10:03am

    I love clogs, especially no. 6 & Hasbeens. But would love a post on mules and slides for Spring that are as comfy as clogs.

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    Clare
    21 Feb 2019
    9:34am

    What about white sneakers? Are they still stylish? What ones?

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    Shannon
    21 Feb 2019
    9:43am

    Swim cover-ups, please!

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    Aaryn Belfer
    4 Mar 2019
    12:27pm

    So…I know I’m way late to the game but I have a burning question! I’m doing a house swap with a friend this summer and as a result am headed to Paris with my husband, 14-year-old daughter and her friend. We love Paris and of course, I plan to walk off all the Trump pounds. What that fucker has done to my waistline…Anyway. I’m thinking maybe sandals and a pair of chic sneaks? I’d like to purchase ahead of time so there is no breaking in period while cruising the catacombs or wandering Le Marais. Think you might take this one on at some point if not this week? Thanks in advance. Glad you’re on the mend! Gros bisous!

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    Amory
    22 Feb 2019
    5:31pm

    Do a post on glammy, formal suits, a la the fab Altuzarra suits Evan Rachel Wood frequently rocks the red carpet with – I’d love to find affordable versions of those ensembles!

    And you often cater to petite and plus-size shoppers, but never tall chicks – how about a post on where to find high-quality pants with inseams that are 34″ or more?

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    Rachel
    22 Feb 2019
    8:38pm

    What about clean ways to store and travel with electronics?

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    jenny
    23 Feb 2019
    12:16pm

    Are there any ways to look cool and stylish without wearing jeans/pants? I’m short-legged and skirts/dresses are more flattering for my body type, but I cannot wear them the way you can wear jeans and look moderately cool without really trying.
    Also, hippie blouses and unstructured top/dresses don’t work well for me (unless they have a set-in shoulder) because I have small sloping shoulders; I am small-boned and easily swamped by too much fabric. I miss my little sheer undergarments with tiny shaped shoulder pads from the 90’s. HA!
    Honestly, I’ve kind of given up. But maybe not completely because I’m still reading this blog.

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    Cara
    24 Feb 2019
    12:03pm

    How do you alter/style somewhat old fashioned dress pants?

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    Anonymous
    24 Feb 2019
    3:31pm

    I’m looking for serious clothes, not in black, to wear to funerals. This is harder than it sounds. No minis, nothing too tight or too low-cut, please. Thank you.

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    maggie
    25 Feb 2019
    11:01am

    What are your top 3-5 places to shop (or recommend) for funky stylish women (with real bodies) over the age of 40? I’m having such a hard time finding well-fitting causual pieces that aren’t frumpy or blah.

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    rhonda green
    25 Feb 2019
    11:39am

    how about some cute travel outfits, aka “airplane outfits”?

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    NICOLE MUNSON
    25 Feb 2019
    8:15pm

    Modern courthouse wedding dresses that are not boho and maybe have sleeves. Also, petite clothing!

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