Anonymous asked:

hi sara! i'm looking for an oversized, cocoon-ish wool coat for the winter, it's gotta be warm, fit a size 14, and preferably be under $250ish. i fell in love with the new look (via asos) "textured boyfriend coat," but it doesn't seem warm enough. asos' "oversized wrap front coat" would also be perfect if it were just midlength. it sounds like kind of a tall order- but do you have any suggestions? i'm also definitely open to good e-thrifting search terms. thank you!

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while i would normally be all for thrifting, it is not a move i can support online simply because you need to try everything on in a consignment shop; wear (how many holes/rips/tears does the item have?) can only be seen in person and many thrifted items need slight repairs or tailoring. in that same vein, you cannot guarantee fit when ordering online, but you can have a better idea from a retailer’s size guidelines. 

styles shown: fashion union, new look, asos curve, new look

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Anonymous asked:

Do you know of any shoes like the Seychelles Thyme but cheaper?

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a quick search yielded three styles of wedge sandals — from nine west, timberland, and franco sarto — that are similar to the seychelles style you’ve been lusting over. 

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brirep asked:

Hi um okay so one of my eyes has a little bit of a different shape then the other which makes eyeliner almost impossible to be symmetrical. Any suggestion on how to make it easier

not to worry — the human body is asymmetrical by nature! rather than spouting off some tips found through research rather than practice, why not get them from someone with a similar feature? my friend jordan wrote an informative post a while back.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! I am fully aware that it's not Tuesday yet, but my question just simply cannot wait. Now here it goes: how would you dress up a sundress for a night out? I know sundresses are more for daytime, but I just can't help myself! Please help a sista out? Thank you!😘

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when it comes to making a sundress evening approp, my suggestion is to spice up your accessories — footwear, handbag, and makeup. add a smokey eye or bold lip! switch your tote to a clutch! slip on some heels! subtle changes will make a big difference.

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Anonymous asked:

Lovely Sara, Can you show us what your beautiful BritStich bag looks like when you're "all dressed up." I always have trouble imaging the styling for bags, but that one is particularly cute.

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i have a sneaking suspicion that this inquiry was written by someone who works for the brand and they want me to show off my personal style, but whatevs, no problem. i wore this bag throughout the weekend — it was the perfect size for an #sbzadventure.

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it is now q&a tuesday.

here we are again! you may/not know it but q&a tuesday is back. it’ll never leave you again — unless life takes over for one reason or another, of course. with that in mind, feel free to submit all of your burning/itching/invasive questions or check past ones.

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thanks to my girl (and new mama!) erin of calivintage, we have a glimpse of clare vivier’s recent photoshoot for steven alan, a display of her latest wares set on a backdrop of silverlake. the result is making me wish my bank account wasn’t borderline “embarrassingly paltry.” *enter crying face emoji*

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in its attempt to take over the beauty industry, birchbox has opened up its very first permanent brick-and-mortar location right in the heart of soho. and since i can’t seem to find any specific details about its “where” and “when” despite an abundance of articles highlighting its many awesome features (click on the links to find out what i mean — it is a must-visit retail space), please see below.

  • location: 433 west broadway
  • hours: 10am - 8pm (mon-sat), 11am-6pm (sun)
  • phone: 646-589-8500

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give me one good reason why i shouldn’t purchase this 'catch a falling star' ear cuff from efva attling because i can’t think of anything. it is too good. TOO GOOD. sorry, wallet.

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i’m going to be really real right now — trying to look good in the summertime is a pipe dream, particularly if you’re a commuter of public transportation. it’s kinda like trying to resist donuts when you’re on a low-carb diet. nevertheless, upon the discovery of ellelauri it would seem as if such a goal is possible to achieve. liz rymar, designer and founder of ellelauri, started her brand with the philosophy of creating chic, unique, american-made clothing for women of any body type at an attainable price point.

click over to her site to see what i’m talking about.

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