Looking for ideas to get a corsage for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom on short notice in Miami. These will be for a casual wedding ceremony on Thursday late afternoon (2 days from now). They don't have to be fancy, but it would be nice to have good quality flowers and for them to be well made. posted by theory at 1:14 PM - 6 answers
I have thick, between wavy and curly, longish hair that comes to about mid-upper-arm. I have used the same plastic cushion brush for over a decade (yes, I wash it) and have been fine with it. I recently read about ionic and ceramic brushes and am curious: is there a demonstrably better brush for my type of hair? [more inside] posted by vegartanipla at 7:40 PM - 14 answers
A good friend of a good friend is going around telling a very blatant lie. The problem is that the lie is about a petty topic. I am disturbed by the fact that she is telling a blatant lie regardless of the topic, don't understand why she keeps telling it, and really don't enjoy humoring someone who is clearly lying. However I will seem petty if I object to it. What do I do? [more inside] posted by anonymous at 6:38 PM - 81 answers
Looking to give my dad the nicest tweed or wool/cashmere flatcap money can buy. I'm talking about "By Special Appointment to HRH..." level of nice-ness, not "Kangol makes some pretty slick lids" level of niceness. [more inside] posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:08 PM - 10 answers
My girlfriend was amazed that my sweatpants have cargo pockets. She bemoans the fact that women's sweatpants usually have zero or fewer pockets. She would love a pair like mine in a more feminine cut. I'd like to find some to give her at Christmas. They will mostly be used as loungewear so I don't think I want to go the "fashion sweats" route that cost upwards of $80, but at the same time I'm sure she will wear them out occasionally when running errands so I don't want them poorly made. I think this style is close to what she likes, but with more pockets.
Features she desires: POCKETS, no elastic ankles, prefer no logos/names, warm - prefer a thicker material than the thin jersey type. She is more on the petite side if that matters for selection.
I am in the US (Wisconsin) and can order online or buy brick and mortar. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. posted by JJtheJetPlane at 11:20 AM - 6 answers
My father has generously offered to buy me a new coat, and would like to spend $150. I am the type who will dither endlessly about this type of decision, so please help me locate the best coat available for that amount. [more inside] posted by chaiminda at 10:12 AM - 12 answers
I am a 29-year old, 230 lb male, living just outside of Toronto. I would really like to update my wardrobe but feel completely lost. I have tried looking up various stores and so on to see if any of their product catches my imagination, but it mostly seems tailored toward people who are in excellent shape, and I am tired of putting off looking good until I lose weight. [more inside] posted by jamincan at 8:40 AM - 13 answers
I bought this hat, I think, in Cairns back in 2002/2003, lost it a few years ago, and would dearly love another one like it. Every now and then I get online & try searching for one, but I can never find the right thing.
I loved this hat, I found the width of the brim to be just perfect for me, it was easy to shove into my handbag with mangling it, it was light, wouldn't blow off, etc etc. Above the blue/black band, was more white & a blue star on the top.
It was made of cotton & either knitted crocheted.
Is there a specific name for this type of sunhat?
I don't want anything with bows or frills or other adornments. Happy to consider commissioning someone to make one. posted by goshling at 9:12 PM - 6 answers
I received these compression pants and I would like to use them as running tights. To my mind, the difference between "running tights" and "base layer" is primarily just marketing, but similar models look like they are really just meant to be underwear. Assuming the ugly waistband is covered by my shirt or jacket, can the pants I received be worn as running tights (without shorts over the top), or will everyone think I'm running in my long johns? posted by stopgap at 8:31 PM - 15 answers
I'm late to the makeup game and would like to get better at applying eyeliner. I am especially interested in doing the cat-eye look that's become so popular recently. Unfortunately, I have had some problems. [more inside] posted by pxe2000 at 8:37 AM - 33 answers
How can I remove the waterproofing treatment from a polyester fleece jacket? I've tried running it through the wash a few times, which is about all I can think of. [more inside] posted by CustooFintel at 1:53 AM - 5 answers
I have several different pairs of boots - ankle, cowboy, calf-length - and I have the same problem with each. How do I find socks that don't slide down and get scrunched under my heels within a dozen steps? [more inside] posted by Salieri at 10:50 PM - 19 answers