Posts Categorized: shopping

What Are You Waiting For?

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A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for … well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve ever known, and her generous, open, loving personality just serves to amplify the startling physical beauty that shines out from her silky hair, and ladylike hands, and creamy skin, and perfect-pout lips, and dive-into-me eyes.

But she battles her body, and loses.

Constantly.

She adjusts her food intake, and then adjusts it some more. She tries meal schedules and diets and avoidance of certain foods. She counts calories. She exercises twice as much as me and twice as hard. She varies her workout routine, and monitors her heart rate to optimize her efforts. read more

Originally posted 2008-10-23 06:15:00.

The Importance of Variety of Fit

Why you need a variety of fit types in your closet

Several commenters balked at my pant length post. Not because they disagreed with my assertions, but because the very idea of buying pants in several different hem lengths to accommodate a variety of heel heights seemed both costly and excessive.

And I hear that: Stocking up on your favorite black slacks in short, average, and tall lengths to prepare yourself for any shoe-related eventuality may sound positively ludicrous. And since quality dress pants run anywhere from $80 to $200 a pop, we’re also talking about a substantial chunk of change, here. read more

Originally posted 2009-10-05 05:58:00.

Reader Request: Fashion as Crutch

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My girl The Budget Babe sent along this truly puzzling question:

can clothing give you a false sense of security? and if so, should we be relying on that “it” bag or those high heels or that red lipstick to make us feel secure? or should we work up to the point where we’re completely confident looking like crap and then start adding the layers?

I had to think about this for a damn long time before I could formulate any kind of response, and I’m still a little wobbly about it. But here are my initial thoughts: read more

Originally posted 2009-09-29 05:49:00.