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December 28, 2018

Please help me duplicate this scarf

I love this scarf (pics below the fold). However, it is very old. I don't want to embrace the "this teacup is already broken" philosophy. I want (a version of) this scarf to be with me forever. Do you have a matter replicator I can borrow? Do you think I could commission a near duplicate for a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by dancing leaves at 10:20 AM - 10 answers

December 26, 2018

Looking for an Ibex (clothing) measurement, women's medium

I'm trying to transition my wardrobe from fleece to wool. I like Ibex but they are (currently) defunct, so their items are only available on eBay and generally not returnable. Evidence (w small) suggests that their torso style is longer and skinnier than mine. If someone out there has an Ibex women's medium top, would you measure the torso length for me? I'm thinking zipper length if it's a full zip, collar to bottom edge otherwise. Thanks in advance. (Other advice on nice plain wool clothing mfgrs beyond Smartwool and Icebreaker is welcome.)
posted by HaveYouTriedRebooting at 9:20 AM - 3 answers

December 25, 2018

Where to resell a new-with-tags fancy-brand handbag?

I got a nice bag (think Coach, not Chanel) I suspect I won't use as a gift from a relative I don't feel great about asking about a gift receipt, and would like to learn about my options for reselling it. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie at 11:54 PM - 13 answers

December 23, 2018

Shaving my head without a razor blade?

If you regularly shave your head how do you do it? Are there electric shavers that are good? What's your routine? I'd like to avoid razors but I want a razor-like close shave (or nearly).
posted by aeighty at 12:22 PM - 12 answers

Name this sewing stitch?

Howdy MeFites! I’m hoping our resident sewing experts can help me with the name of a basic sewing stitch my mother taught me when I was young. I’d like to research it further online (to determine whether I’m doing it right and when it’s appropriate to use). But to do so, I need to know what it’s called. The closest I have gotten to is a lock stitch but the videos of lock stitching on YouTube do not show this exact method. Description of the stitch is inside. [more inside]
posted by darkstar at 12:47 AM - 10 answers

December 22, 2018

Shoes for socks, display edition

I am looking for shoes that will let me show off all my pretty socks! [more inside]
posted by LaBellaStella at 6:09 AM - 6 answers

December 20, 2018

Cost effective + easy peasy decor and furnishings for a trade show booth

Looking for suggestions and leads on quick, easy, and cheap (the holy inaccessible trinity) ways to furnish a trade show booth to make it pop. I need someplace to have a TV play some videos, another small table for marketing materials, and some chairs... tall chairs or low and comfy. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist at 9:44 PM - 9 answers

Sexy Cool Shoes...But What Brand and Where to Find These?

I'm a casual shoe freak, meaning, I like wearing shoes that are really comfortable but also stylish and modern. [more inside]
posted by zenpop at 10:29 AM - 5 answers

December 17, 2018

I'm attached to my hair - it isn't attached to me :( hope me!

I am 29/f. I finally have long hair that has taken me lots of effort and years to grow. It has been slowly (and more recently, quickly) thinning, likely due partly to pretty advanced hypothyroid that was only recently diagnosed. In the last month my hair loss has reached fever pitch and is affecting my everyday life - my hair has become a nightmare of brittleness, tangles, breakage, shedding, and patchiness. I'm basically resigned to getting it chopped off - anything else I should think of before I do? (stupid amount of details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:00 PM - 17 answers

Renting winter outerwear in Minnesota for visitors from the tropics

In January I'm taking some friends to my parents' cabin in northern Minnesota for the full Minnesota wintertime experience (snowshoeing, sauna, Nordic skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, etc.). These friends live in a tropical climate and don't expect to experience subarctic conditions again for the foreseeable future, so they don't want to buy some of the heavier winter clothing (mainly snowmobile suits) that might be necessary for standing around a hole in the ice at -20°F. Is it possible to rent snowmobile suits (or super well-insulated skiwear) in the Twin Cities, Duluth or Ely, MN? [more inside]
posted by theory at 6:56 PM - 6 answers

December 16, 2018

Matching hats?

My husband wants to buy matching winter hats for himself (man-sized head) and our daughter (2 year old toddler head)? Where oh where can we find some? [more inside]
posted by teragram at 5:42 PM - 6 answers

Makeup and Daily Sunscreen

Please explain to me like I'm 5 how to wear makeup but also reapply my sunscreen every 2-3 hours as recommended. As always, there are snowflakes. I know about foundation and powders with SPF but don't know where to start. General tips for how to effortlessly work sunscreen reapplication (face and body) into one's daily activities are appreciated as well! [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings at 12:31 PM - 23 answers

My White Whale: The Perfect Raincoat

Background: I live in Richmond, VA (so it's rarely super cold), I walk dogs for a living (so clothes have to hold up for 6-9 hours at a time and also be tough enough to deal with the job), I HATE sweating inside my clothes (Id rather go cold than sweat or deal with condensation). We sometimes have days where I spend the entire time in medium/heavy rain, so I need something that will hold up that long. Style is important to me, but not as much as function. Bullet points inside! [more inside]
posted by megan_magnolia at 6:10 AM - 16 answers

December 15, 2018

Help me de-plastic my hair and skin care

One of my goals for 2019 is to reduce the amount of plastic packaging coming into the house. I am happy with my hair and skin care routines, but everything comes in plastic packaging. Are similar products available wrapped in paper or packaged in glass? If not, or in addition, what companies have really good recycling practices? [more inside]
posted by ALeaflikeStructure at 9:30 AM - 12 answers

December 14, 2018

Looking for eco-conscious, worker-friendly clothing sources

I am a clotheshorse. I have accepted this about myself. However, I am also in a position to be able to afford clothes that, through their process of being made, don't actively make the world a worse place. Do you have designers/shops/resources for me? My tastes and some examples of what I already like under the cut. [more inside]
posted by kalimac at 5:34 PM - 11 answers

How do you stay warm...

... if you are a person who is always cold when the temp is below 72 degrees? Yes, I am a Very Special Snowflake about staying warm... it's just that I don't want to literally turn into one. [more inside]
posted by Armed Only With Hubris at 5:05 PM - 26 answers

December 13, 2018

Charities that help kids, love Jesus, sell shirts?

What are some good, helpful, progressive organizations that are worth financially supporting and that also sell teeshirts that say nice things about foster kids/parenting or Jesus? My adult female relative wants teeshirts for Christmas: theme shirts with positive messages about foster care, Christianity, or a combination. I'd like to get tees a little more charity-minded than those $5 Random Bible Verse shirts on Amazon, but I'd prefer not to give money to sketchy, abusive, or right-wing groups. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:13 AM - 2 answers

Looking For Fragrance-Free, Cruelty Free Shampoo For Fine Hair

I'm looking for a new kind of shampoo as my previous one (that I've used for nearly 40 years) is suddenly becoming difficult to get. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by Amy NM at 6:47 AM - 9 answers

December 12, 2018

How can I acquire Pelosi's red coat?

Or, you know, one just like it. That red! That at-the-neck doublebutton closure modality! I saw it last night on the News Hour after she and Schumer got done goading the president to a frazzle and again just now in the WaPo, and now I must have it unless it's like ruinously expensive. She seems to have had it a while. Here it is yesterday, and here it is a while back.
posted by Don Pepino at 10:03 AM - 18 answers

December 11, 2018

Help me buy perfume in Chicago

I haven't bought perfume in well over a decade. It used to be you would go to the fragrance counter in a department store, smell a bunch of samples, and buy one. Today I went to Macy's expecting to do that but... [more inside]
posted by great_radio at 4:50 PM - 13 answers

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