schmittwitt asked:

Hi! I'm a graduate student in a science field, which requires me to wear closed-toe shoes all year. Any suggestions on some (affordable) footwear options that will keep my feet covered while looking stylish? Thank you!

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girl, you know i’ve got suggestions — specifically, here are four very different styles of footwear, all of which are close-toed and priced under $50. happy shopping!

styles shown: mix no.6, vaneli, pierre dumas, bcbgeneration

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satoori asked:

Hi! I was referred to you by a friend who believed that you would be able to help me with my predicament. I will be attending med school in the fall and we are required to dress professionally. A lot of the fashion blogs/sites I've found online that claim outfits to be professional wear aren't professional enough for my med school. I was wondering if it is even possible to dress traditionally professional while still being fashionable?? Thank you for your help!

quite true — every work environment is different and molds to the needs of the employees and corporate culture. nevertheless, you can certainly seek inspiration from fashion blogs that focus on professional attire, such as those mentioned below.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! For a graduation/birthday gift my sister is buying me a new handbag. Any suggestions on a quality (under $150) purse that will I can use for work. I don't carry a laptop of anything, but I am known to read some heavy hardcover books on my commute. Thanks!

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congratulations on your graduation! depending on your personal aesthetic, you could lean one way or another with regard to preference in a handbag’s shape. with that in mind, i’ve found four very different styles, one of which should appeal to you.

styles shown: mango, charles & keith, french connection, zara

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madamewoolite asked:

I know you mostly are giving advice for womenswear but I need to know where to get high end menswear for a guy who is 6' 7" and a bit hipstery

yeah, this is definitely a question that is out of my reach as i focus solely on fashion for the females. i would defer this area of expertise to menswear blogs such as (but not limited to) put this on, style girlfriend, a continuous lean, kempt, or die, workwear!.

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Anonymous asked:

Hey Sara, I am super early for next weeks Q&A Tuesday but anyhow...I saw a gorgeous dress on Pinterest and when I clicked through I couldn't believe my eyes. Its $1,395!!!! The dress in question is the Dolman Elbow Sleeve Wool Jersey Dress by Lanvin and if there was ever a piece of clothing that deserved the Champagne vs. beer search than it's this one! Thanks xoxo

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it never hurts to be well-prepared! regarding that gorgeous dress, i feel you — not many of us have $1.4K to throw down on one piece. with that in mind, i found three alternatives at a lower cost (all are priced below $250). hopefully, you like at least one of them!

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Anonymous asked:

I'm having the worst time finding the perfect striped shirt. All I want is a black/white, red/white or navy blue/white long sleeved shirt that has stripes that aren't super thick or super thin. All of the ones I find don't fit the bill or are expensive for bad quality D; can you please help?

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don’t stress, friend. i’ve done my best but i didn’t know what your ideal price-tag was or how not super thick but not super thin you were looking for. my fingers are crossed tightly that one of the four i found fits the description of your “perfect striped shirt.”

styles shown: saint james for j.crew, mango, r13, joie

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! I dress modestly but still want to look nice this summer. Any outfit ideas that incorporate that edgy/leather street style but I can wear with my headscarf? Thanks.

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as this is admittedly out of my realm of expertise, i will defer to the chicness of headscarf-wearing woman on instagram such as chichijab, hipsterhijabis (both shown above), ascia_akf, and farahemara. they all have amazing style.

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kandysland asked:

Can you recommend a more ~*affordable*~ alternative to the ubiquitous Claire Vivier Messenger bag? I have been coveting it for a long time and think it would be perfect to fit my everyday essentials. I am drawn to the navy + black options and am hoping for something under $200. Your advice + assistance is greatly appreciated!

given ms. vivier’s costliness, it is understandable that you’d feel the pressure; while it is a very lovely bag (i own one, i get the allure), there are other unlined leather styles on the market with lower price tags such as this one and this one, both from boticca.

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alligaydar asked:

Hi! I have a question. I desperately want a high waisted denim skirt, but have this problem where my waist is like a 6 and my hips maybe a 10. Where would you recommend going?

a tailor! no, really, go out there and get yourself a skirt that lays against your hips in a loving way. since it will likely be big in the waist (trust, as a fellow hourglass figure holder, i’ve been there) get thee to a local tailor and have them take it in. done.

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Anonymous asked:

Sara! Love your blog and voice and all the amazing shout-outs you give to awesome brands! Question! What's your go-to flight or train attire for dressing comfy and not looking like a slob?

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you’re essentially asking two very different questions — what do i wear versus what should other people wear in order to not look like a hobo. i say this because i subscribe to ‘the scarlett johansson school of airport style,’ also known as “give no fucks and attempt to get through customs in a timely manner.” sorryyyyy. with that said, i’d suggest clicking over to whowhatwear, glamour, elle.com, or fabsugar for inspiration.

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