I am a 49 y/o woman traveling for Xmas to Akumal (near Cancun) with my family and my extended family.
We are staying in condos right on the beach and I want to pack comfortable clothes/shoes but still look good.
What besides swimsuits and cover-ups and hat should I take?
What shoes? I have Keen water sandals but they do fill up with sand on the beach and are probably mainly for river shoes when you need to walk on rocks. I also have black teva flip flops. Not the most flattering at all!
We will be snorkeling, reading on the beach, walking, sightseeing going to restaurants, playing with young nieces and nephews.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Where can I buy one-piece, footless pajamas made of soft, medium-weight cotton, that aren't meant to be underwear? [more inside]
posted by poulet
on Nov 15, 2008 -
There was a website that launched a couple of years ago (not sure if it still exists) where this guy put the entire contents of his closet online (pictures) and had people tell him what to wear every day (or at least sometimes). Anyone else remember the site? Trying to google for it is much harder than you'd think. [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Whilst in Malaysia a few years ago, I picked up some very high-quality, very cheap Ralph Lauren 'Oxford' dress shirts. I realise they were probably fake, but I don't care - they were comfortable, and cheap enough to not care about destroying them.
My mum's in Hong Kong at the moment, and I've asked her to get me some more. Does anyone know where she'll find them and, so she doesn't get ripped off, how much she should expect to pay?
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Oct 24, 2008 -
CostumeFilter: I'm making my own henchman costume this Halloween, and I'll be driving past downtown LA tomorrow morning. Are there any specific stores I should check out if I'm looking for cheap generic clothes? I'm looking for solid color plain long-sleeve shirts, sweatpants, things of that nature. Bonus points if I can find gloves and cheap generic boots. [more inside]
posted by spiderskull
on Oct 23, 2008 -
My 3-year-old is getting into dressing her Little Mommy
doll. I've been using her old newborn clothes, but the dolls are too small. (And the stuffed animals are the wrong shape.) Can you recommend a doll that can wear the newborn clothes?
posted by mausburger
on Sep 27, 2008 -
Where to find genuinely black dress clothing that matches - shirt, tie, belt, slacks, shoes -- a seamless whole from three feet away? Obviously, this isn't an outfit one would have many opportunities to wear, but once or twice a year it would be entertaining to be able to dress stylishly but somberly in black. Black, not dark gray, but black. Like what you see when there is no light at all, black like blindness. Black slacks -- flat front because pleats are fussy (but reversed box are almost acceptable) -- with a shirt of black identical to the black of the slacks -- amazingly difficult to find -- black tie, black belt -- matte -- black shoes -- suede or matte leather. It's worth money to me if, by halloween, I can (at least in dim light) look like a floating head and two hands and depress undertakers. [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Sep 25, 2008 -
Now that it's getting dark and wet here in the Pacific Northwest, what can I wear to be both visible and dry on our early morning and late evening dog walks? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I'm looking to buy some new apparel for the colder months ahead. Can you suggest places in Manhattan and Brooklyn that sell unique hoodies and long-sleeve shirts for men?
posted by helios410
on Sep 21, 2008 -
Dress me and Mr. F for a Hindu wedding in November in NorCal. Difficulty factor: we are slightly large white folks who never wear anything except cargo pants and T-shirts, and my native guide doesn't know what non-Indians wear to such things. [more inside]
posted by fairytale of los angeles
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Potentially NSFW: Where to find stripper clothes and/or "adult novelties" in/near Arlington, VA? (or anywhere between Chattanooga, Roanoke and DC) [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Sep 14, 2008 -
I'm flying to a wedding this weekend and am bringing my nice clothes. How do I keep them unwrinkled & decent while traveling when all I have are some hangers and a normal suitcase? The clothes are dry cleaned and sitting here on hangers.
posted by jmd82
on Sep 10, 2008 -
Sewing baby clothes- I have a friend's shower coming up, and I'd like to make something fabulous for an infant baby girl. Patterns you've made, pictures of clothes you love, general info on good and bad baby clothes, fabrics, fasteners, &c. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Where can I find oxford type dress school shirts in a size 14? I am looking for pastel school shirts, size 14. I have the normal colors (yellow, pink blue white) but I want green, orange etc. The better the brand (Ralph lauren, tommy hilifiger), the better. I know polo doesn't make size 14, and I would like direct links to the item not just brand websites. Btw, I want oxford with the buttons on the collar, not dress shirts and also the cheaper the better but thats not really an issue.
posted by ptsampras14
on Sep 2, 2008 -
Can anyone suggest cool clothing stores in the Seattle - Bellingham area for a cool/funky teen?
posted by knolan
on Aug 3, 2008 -
Women cyclists-----can you recommend some cute and comfortable biking tops?
I bike with a friend a few times a week for exercise doing hills and paths in our town and would like some tops that feel good and look good. I also do errands on my bike from time to time.
I have black padded shorts and need some tops that will inspire me to get out and ride.
Any recommendations for summer tops and if you have ideas for fall biking clothes I would be interested in that too!
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Jul 17, 2008 -
I'll visit Tokyo in late August to attend a training course. Business attire is recommended. Help! [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Jul 11, 2008 -
In search of women's button-up shirts for cuteness and layering with cardigans! Why is this so hard? [more inside]
posted by booknerd
on Jul 3, 2008 -
Stain Removal Filter: Help me get a rust stain out of a bathing suit! [more inside]
posted by lunit
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Where can I purchase baby clothing featuring Miffy (Nijntje)? I am near Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America, and have access to the Internet. I will also probably travel to Montreal before I need the clothing, in case there is a shop there that will best satisfy my Miffy needs
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jun 29, 2008 -
I'm going to be taking a few weeks of glassblowing lessons soon, and need to wear mostly or entirely cotton clothing while I'm there (no artificial fibers). However, I have some clothing made with modal, and I have no idea if that's ok to wear or not. Help? [more inside]
posted by mismatched
on Jun 22, 2008 -
Michigan: I would like to donate some clothes, so help me find a good organization to do so. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix
on May 31, 2008 -
Alternative for chest of drawers to keep clothes? I'm moving to a new apartment and don't feel like lugging a heavy chest of drawers 3 stories.
What are good ways for you to store clothes that makes it easy to access most of them daily and doesn't look too "ghetto"? Plastic drawers are an option of course.
posted by sandmanwv
on Apr 15, 2008 -
My wife just can't find appropriate and stylish clothes for women in my age group (mid-50s). Eileen Fisher is too shapeless; she doesn'tt like low-cut waistline jeans; and the shoes available these days are just godawful. Can anyone recommend any labels, stores, catalogs, etc. where smart-looking, but not extreme clothes are sold? She's not trying to impress a Vogue editor, but she's tired of dressing from Land's End.
posted by quintno
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I have loads of old clothes I want to discard responsibly, but my local charities are quite picky about what they will accept. I'd rather not add to the landfill. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord
on Mar 27, 2008 -
Hip men's clothing (stores, boutiques, thrift shops, hole-in-the-walls) in or near Seattle, within an hour's drive. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Mar 22, 2008 -
A friend needs to buy a suit for an interview, and she is having a terrible time finding something suitable. Where, in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, can she get an inexpensive yet fashionable, formal work wear ladies suit in black (size 16 or 18)? [more inside]
posted by ubiquity
on Mar 6, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a good company in Toronto that does custom made prints on fleece/hoodies/t-shirts (and also has a good selection of said apparels)? [more inside]
posted by chunking express
on Mar 4, 2008 -