Posts Tagged: smart

Reader Request: Smart vs. Pretty

Reader Judy sent me this request via e-mail:

One of my fellow engineering students made the comment that girls in engineering are either “hot” and dumb, or really smart, socially awkward, and “ugly.” Upon remembering that I am, indeed, a girl, he babbled something about a happy medium, but the meaning was nonetheless clear. Time spent with power tools can limit my skirt and dress wearing, but I like to believe that I can be perceived as a woman, even an attractive woman, and also as competent and intelligent. READ MORE

Originally posted 2011-08-09 06:22:31.

Reader Request: What to Wear on a Long Flight

What to wear on a long airplane flight

Sarah V had this request:

I would love to get your take on what to wear for a long flight. I want to look nice but be comfortable and not get too hot.

I can’t say that I’ve got any amazing or unusual tricks for long flight comfort, but I’m happy to share my formula!

Knits

Since long flights generally involve long stretches of time spent in airports before and after, picking soft, stretchy fabrics will be key. I stick to knits – jersey, ponte, and various sweater knits all of which can look chic and sophisticated in the right styles and cuts. READ MORE

Originally posted 2013-05-07 06:04:36.

Reader Request: Moving from Casual to Business Casual

change style from casual to business casual

Jenn threw this one into the Suggestion Box:

I would love some tips and ideas for transitioning into wearing business casual and more heels/pumps/dressier shoes. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for 2 decades – and most of my “dressing up” has been for church or military functions. On a daily basis, I normally wear casual clothes – because doing errands, cleaning, volunteering, and taking care of my children (6!) requires casual (but no pj’s or yoga pants allowed – my rule). READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-11-09 06:12:48.