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Ask T: Vacation Dressing

Sometimes readers ask me questions about things I pretend to know about. I usually respond with an unnecessarily verbose email, but this time I thought I'd share my advice! Hi Tamia! I love your blog, you are a style genius. I have a question about wearing those summery type cover up/dresses. I like them, I have several in bright colors. They are kind of shapeless though, I was thinking

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Design tip:Make the page smaller

Sometimes you have to design a document around a minimal amount of text--this is often the case with announcements, lists, and those extra boring (and seemingly unnecessary) reports most employers require.Most of the time, the first instinct is to try to make the content fit the page by enlarging the text, quadruple-spacing the lines, or (god forbid) adding little pieces of clip art. Please don't do this! I will hunt you down

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How to: Wear sweats to work

Sometimes it's all I can do to drag myself out of bed, let alone get into corporate power-bitch mode. I've been a proponent of the "dressy sweats" trend for a while, and even though I usually work from home now, this trick still comes in handy when I have to look halfway decent but don't feel like getting dressed up. Victoria's Secret camisole and pants I bought these cotton & cashmere blend

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How to: Wear socks + heels

Sometimes, styles that were once seen as fashion DEATH become socially acceptable and are canonized as part of the style lexicon. Remember when wearing heels with jeans was a no-no back in, like, 1997? Socks and heels were long seen as anathema to the fashion community, conjuring up images of fetish-y babydoll wear most often seen on "glamour models" in Frederick's of Hollywood catalogs, but the look has gained acceptance

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