sleepandbooks asked:

You know what I want? I really want some truly opaque leggings. I bought some from target but they are still see through. I don't *think* it's a size/stretch issue. College student friendly budget. Any thoughts? Options for faux leather accents accepted.

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when it comes to the classics, i don’t like to skimp, and a quality pair of black leggings definitely falls into this category. while i know you are watching your budget, trust me when i say that you can get something great for around the $50 mark. it isn’t worth buying two pairs for $15 each if they can only handle three wears, ya dig?

styles shown: only hearts, modcloth, topshop, express

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axazaf asked:

Hi Sara! I wanted to know how us bigger girls can wear polo necks without looking bigger or looking like we have no neck! Thanks! x

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as a large-chested broad, i feel your pain. avoid looking like a shy turtle by keeping the top button of the neckline open, thereby airing out the décolletage and showing off your gorgeous neckline. add a necklace for some sparkle! be sure that the shirt itself is well-fitting; if it feels too snug, it likely is, which will make you look bigger than you are.

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spottedattays asked:

I've been looking for an affordable fur coat or fur vest, but I want it to look nice and not tacky. Any suggestions

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girl, you know i have suggestions — in fact, i found three. looking at them, it is important to seek out versions with a simple structure. avoid additional details such as studs, bright coloring, or decorative additions like belts in favor of something more classic.

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Anonymous asked:

hello! so i'm 5' and my aunt recently gave me some long red socks. (they go thigh high, but i'll prob wear them knee high instead). how would you suggest wearing them? :) thanks!

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with a difficult item to style such as knee or thigh-high socks, i tend to scour the internet for inspiration. i need to see how cool girls on the street are wearing them! 

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seahorsesandstars asked:

im in love with the ann demeulemeester lace up high boots kendall jenners always wearing, but they cost like 2 grand. Do you know of any simular looking chunky tall pairs under 300$?

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the second-to-youngest jenner girl really knows her shit when it comes to personal style, doesn’t she? a simple search gleaned tons of results when it comes to tall lace-up boots, though they did lack the lug sole and knee strap of that pair you’re lusting over. nevertheless, i hope you like the ones i highlighted!

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Anonymous asked:

Need your help big time!! Where can I find some affordable yet awesome ankle-length boots for everyday use? I'm pretty short and always find these to cut off my legs and make my legs look short. Wouldn't mind a slight heel but still comfortable for daily use. Thank you Sara. You rock!

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lucky for you, my anonymous friend, you can find ankle boots e-ver-y-where as they are a huge footwear trend right now. with that in mind, i found four styles for you; all are neutral, priced below $100, and feature minimal hardware making them super wearable.

styles shown: pink & pepper, kelsi dagger, office, miss selfridge

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Anonymous asked:

Any good suggestion for a pear-shaped college student? Because I need to stay in laboratory a lot, I usually wear Jeans but want to have a little bit ladyish, Thanks

this is a great question, so thank you for reaching out. i have no doubt that there are many readers with a similar style quandary. please see below for my suggestions.

  • fake an hourglass figure. pair v-necked tops with a wide legged bottom.
  • layer. adding bulk to your upper half will even out your body’s proportion.
  • avoid details at the hip or rear. why draw attention to your widest area? 
  • keep prints on top. avoid busy, patterned bottoms to create balance for a body shape that features a small bust and substantial hip width.
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Anonymous asked:

I know it's not question Tuesday but this is (kinda) an emergency. I broke my little toe and need to buy cute sneakers - not like converses but something super comfy I could actually run in. Do you have any favorite athletic shoes that look good with jeans? Thanks!

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i’m so sorry to hear about your injury. in two weeks, i’ll be undergoing invasive knee surgery, so i totally feel your pain — literally. anyway, back to you. my recommendation is to check out brands that have a variety of foot beds; nike (my favorite, as you can see above), geox, and even sketchers all focus on this area of expertise. there are even innovative styles that feature memory foam and they are this kind of amazing.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! I'd like to do a bold lip for my wedding this summer. Do you have any tips on colors that will read bold without overpowering everything? Also, do you have any tips of how to make it last throughout the day? Thanks!

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i’m happy to pass along my tips for long-lasting color, but please note that i am no profesh makeup artist. i have just found (through personal experience, obv) that doing the following really helps color grip onto the lips and not let go for ~6 hours:

  1. start with a primer. i swear by this stuff. slightly tacky, it acts like a glue to hold color on lips. swipe it on like chapstick to bare lips before adding lipstick.
  2. use a sheer formula. not ready to go ‘full impact’ just yet? a sheer formula in a bright shade will allow you to take the first step to going bold.
  3. add liner. apply lip liner all over the lip area either before or after putting on a matching shade of lipstick; before is probably your best bet, though.
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Anonymous asked:

hi! I hope you don't mind me asking but how did you end up at nars? If I recall correctly your previous position before glamour mag was something along the lines of library science (?). I apologize if I'm wrong, I've followed you since the beginning of time so I've witnessed how awesome your life becomes on a daily basis (jelly of it all). what you do seems so fun and fulfilling which is where i would love to be in life. any advice on how to get there? xxo

thank you for being interested in my life! since i am always thrilled at the opportunity to talk about myself, it would be my pleasure to do so ;) ;) i’ve also come to love a timeline in my old age, so please see below for a rough sketch of my work life thus far.

  • 2007-2009: this is when i studied for a masters in library science (i also received a certification in conservation, records management, and archival studies). my main focus was digital-based projects, xml, and database research, and interned at marvel comics. it was also when i started this blog.
  • 2009-2010: upon graduating, i realized that i lacked “real world” experience and volunteered to head up the vanderbilt museum's archive. i managed the space and its contents, worked with historians, and transcribing historical materials.
  • 2010-2011: mama (me) had bills to paid and desperately needed to move out of her parents house for her own sanity, so i got a job doing production and coding for an email marketing company with a large retailer as my sole client. 
  • 2011-2012: coding got really easy and repetitive and i began increasing the amount of freelance writing i was doing. conde nast took notice and recruited me to be a part of its first community management program, which involved four publications (teen vogue, vanity fair, the new yorker, and glamour). i was assigned to the latter, but after seven months, the program folded.
  • 2012-2014: just when i thought i’d have to eat ramen for the rest of my life, nars cosmetics had an opening on its brand-spanking-new digital team. i am currently able to maintain my blog on the side while handling all of the brand’s digital public relations from a national standpoint as well as create, disseminate, manage, and analyze its social media content. see also: digital strategy.

advice? i try to work hard, never make the same mistake twice, and thank everyone.

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