Clothes Maketh the Man

Dear Short Answers: A friend of mine’s husband recently passed away. He was very stylish and had a great many wonderful clothes (which I often commented on). I’m sure that my friend remembered because she has given my husband boxes and boxes of her husband’s old clothes. The problem is that they aren’t the nice [...]

Mirror, Mirror

Dear Short Answers: My friend is in her sixties and dresses like she is 25. I think she looks ridiculous. How do I tell her without damaging our friendship. Concerned about Appropriate Dear Concerned: Leave her alone! She’s not applying for a job or  learning “fashion basics.” Are you sure you’re not jealous? Like Unlike

Hairy Situation

Dear Short Answers: If your mother comes back from the beauty parlor with absurd purple hair — do you tell her? Or just hope that the next time it’s not such an embarrassing disaster? Judging Dear Judge: Leave her alone.  She knows everything you know … and more. She knows why she did it. Like [...]

Fashion Forward

Dear Short Answers: I moved here about 5 years ago from Atlanta.  I was taught to dress nicely wherever I go.  But now that I live here, people tell me that I’m OVERDRESSED for everything. At first, I didn’t care what they said.  But a couple of my friends have told me that it embarrasses [...]

Managing First Impressions

Dear Short Answers: I’ve recently started looking for jobs again and am hoping for some interviews soon. My question is that I have several visible tattoos, one on my forearm and on each of my ankles. I’m not willing to work somewhere that would make me cover them up daily, but also want to make [...]

Foot Fetish

Dear Short Answers: Will clogs ever come back? Please say no. Fancy Feet Dear Fancy: Sorry — we hadn’t noticed that they went away…we STILL love ‘em. 1 person likes this post. Unlike