Monthly Archives: February 2019

Reader Request: Building Accessory Collections

How to build your accessory collection like a real fashionista!

Long, long ago, mamaspeak popped this request into the suggestion box:

I would love to see some posts about building shoe and jewelry collections. I’ve gone through the relevant tags that you have and got some great ideas, but I’m starting from very bare-bones and am nervous about buying more shoes/necklaces/etc. that look nice in the store, but don’t seem to match anything, are actually uncomfortable-in-disguise, get very little use, etc. It would be nice to see something about basic items that are good base pieces … read more

Originally posted 2010-09-22 05:06:00.

Reader Request: How to Wear Leggings

How to wear leggings - tips and advice!

Looking for advice on buying quality leggings? Try this post!

Julia asked:

I’m not sure if this has been discussed, but a post on a “how to wear leggings” would be fantastic! Leggings are so comfortable and you always looks great in them. I have a couple pairs but I struggle with how to wear them. Maybe you could help with a few guidelines on shirt length?

Did you hear a happy sigh just now? That’s me warming to this question. I adore leggings and they are my go-to weekend choice for ultimate comfort. Not all women dig the look, but I do. Big time. In fact, I believe that leggings can look fantastic on a huge variety of body types, which just makes me love them all the more. read more

Originally posted 2010-09-15 05:16:00.

How to Identify a Bargain

How do you know if something you want to buy is REALLY a bargain? Tips in this post!The clearance rack has such a specific siren song, and it can feel impossible to resist. But have you ever contemplated what constitutes an actual bargain? Believe me, it’s not just a rock-bottom price. If you spend $10 on a skirt but NEVER wear it, that’s a waste, not a bargain.

Here’s a little quiz you can take next time you’re browsing the sale merch to make sure your money will be well-spent. Most are questions you’ve heard before, but all bear repeating.

Would you pay full price for it? Walking away from something that is dirt cheap can feel foolish, but it seldom is. I certainly get suckered into buying items simply BECAUSE they’re so inexpensive without contemplating how they fit into my overall style. So, as many have said before me, a great way to test the “why” of buying is to ask yourself if you’d ever paid full price for the item in question. If not, why are you so eager to snap it up now? read more

Originally posted 2010-09-09 05:10:00.