Posts Categorized: accessories

Reader Request: Let’s Talk Gloves

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Tina popped this request into the suggestion box.

I would love to hear your thoughts on how to wear gloves and where to find gloves at a reasonable price. I have a horse and paint so my hands look like I might be a mechanic. Also, my husband hates nail polish and I’m too busy to get manicures. And then there are the veins and the gnarly knuckles from arthritis. Do you think gloves might be the answer, or is that too over the top? And then there’s glove etiquette. Can you just leave them on all the time? (Is it okay to eat in gloves? Shake hands in gloves?) I’m going to a wedding and I’d love to figure out a way to get gloves to work for me for that and other special occasions.

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Accessorization and Figure Flattery 101

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

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An anonymous commenter popped this into the suggestion box:

I would absolutely love it if you could do a tutorial post on accessorising … and maybe also something on colour and using these to suit your body shape. I have absolutely no clue when it comes to accessorising (very minimalist dress style but am trying to change as I think it’s just boring to look at). For example, tutorials on the interactions between body shape and size and the colour and proportions of your accessories, and even the colour of your clothes. Kind of an “Accessorising 101” …

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Reader Request: Styling Shawls and Scarves

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Images courtesy Un-Fancy

Reader Isabel had this question:

I love to knit and am always trying new techniques/patterns and am slowly building a collection of knitted garments. Styling toques (I’m Canadian after all) and sweaters is pretty straight forward: it’s cold, so wear a toque or sweater. My challenge is primarily with shawls and scarves: how do I incorporate these into my wardrobe of jeans and t-shirts that works for a mother of a young kid and someone who is kind of lazy in the fashion department? (I’d rather knit a few extra minutes, or spend the time outside or with my family than fuss over clothing that same amount of time). In other words, how can I make my hand knits er, hip, instead of dowdy? (more…)

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