Anonymous asked:

Oh wonderful and powerful Sara, do you have any tips for winter lip care?

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when it comes to me, starting with a compliment will never hurt, but it is my absolute pleasure to pass along my three-step formula for preventing dry lips. no one wants to kiss that kind of a pucker during any season, am i right? i’m right. 

  • step 1: dampen a toothbrush and lightly slough off any dead skin on the lips. seriously, don’t be harsh with this. stop when you feel raw.
  • step 2: apply a thick layer of this stuff before bedtime to act as a lip mask.
  • step 3: when wearing lipstick, aim for one with a moisturizing formula like nars’ sheer lipstick (“damage" is one of my everyday go-to shades).
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classicaltraining asked:

Hi Sara, I was wondering if you could give some advice on wearing actual tennis shoes with normal clothes? I've decided it's time to transition into shoes that won't destroy my feet, but I'm wary of buying expensive sneakers and not wearing them because I don't know how to style them.

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when in doubt, go the simple route; what i mean is that if you are ever unsure of how to style a particular item in your closet, pair it with solid colors and classic, looks-good-with-everything styles of clothing. check out the girls shown above to see what i mean.

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little-pink-noses asked:

Hi Sara, I'm going to Paris this summer and I don't want to look like a tacky tourist. Any ideas for stylish clothes that pack well? Thanks a bunch!

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first, let me tell you how jealous i am of you right now: super jealous. second, this is a completely understandable dilemma but one that can be easily solved. my advice is short, sweet, and simple — just stick to neutral shades and classic shapes.

  1. worn-in denim or khaki shorts
  2. dressy sweatshirt for cool nights
  3. a chiffon tank top roll ups without losing shape
  4. cross-body bags with inner pockets are key
  5. comfortable, breathable flats
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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! I'm a design student moving to Brooklyn for the summer for an internship. Any tips on where to go for affordable clothing for a gal's first gig in the city? Working for a design firm, I'm not limited to a pencil skirt + blazer get-up everyday, so I'm excited to find a balance between professional, somewhat relaxed, and unique.

congrats on the summer gig! i am sure you are psyched. keeping in mind that you’ll want to look put together despite a more casual work environment, i’ve highlighted some stores that should allow you to create an appropriate wardrobe.

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Anonymous asked:

Hey! Hope your recovery is still going well. I'm wondering if you can recommend a classic red lipstick- my lipsticks are either too dark, too orange, or too pink, purple, etc. I love them but I need to beef up my "basic" make up options.

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thank you for checking in! i am doing much better. i can also definitely pass along some suggestions and commend you for your request — you can never have too many reds! obviously, mama doesn’t want to get canned, so all of the shades are by nars

  1. scandal lip gloss
  2. majella satin lip pencil
  3. jungle red semi-matte lipstick
  4. rose gitane lip gloss
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Anonymous asked:

I'm trying to find dupes of Birkenstocks that are less than actual Birkenstocks! Do you have any suggestions?

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with #normcore being a *thing,* double-strap sandals with a cork footbed are e-ver-y-where right now and priced for a variety of budgets, so i was able to find a handful of styles for you. i also threw in a beautiful splurge just in case you were feeling sassy.

styles shown: topshop, giambattista valli, office, river island

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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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