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I'm 61 and work with a 63-year-old colleague whom I'll call J. We had a recent argument about culture and I wonder how I can prove to him I am right, since this is not a simple matter of looking up facts. (This really is not just chatfilter, as I'm seeking movies, video or even still photos that might back up my position.) [more inside]
I LOVE the Jackie cardigan in wool from J. Crew and have several colors, but they're getting a little old and J. Crew doesn't seem to make it any longer. Where do you find your good, basic wool cardigans?
I found a dress I LOVED in a thrift store a while back, but alas, it was the wrong size. The label shows a tri-color rainbow (pale green, light blue, bright pink) and doesn't have any words on it and I haven't had luck with any search terms. Do you know who made this dress? Pic link below the cut. [more inside]
On Friday, for like, the 8000th time in the last 5 years I went in for a haircut and described what I wanted and walked out with something I didn’t want. This time, I showed her a few pictures of some short cuts I liked (all veering towards pixie) and I walked out with a bob. Like the girl in “Amelie”... on Friday I am going back again. How do i get what I want? [more inside]
How does one choose wedding jewelry? Assume there is no sentimental option in play (e.g. grandmother's earrings). The bride will wear a formal ballgown that some might consider somewhat high cut and plainly adorned (lace on the dress but no sparkle/beading). The wedding will take place in a church and the vibe is classic and traditional. [more inside]
I'm looking for a woman's button-front shirt with specific qualities. This is close except for the hem cut and the pockets. Thank you in advance. [more inside]
I have this palm leaf hat, and I would like to modify it to look like this. I would like to add 1) a pin to permanently attach a band (mine previously blew away), 2) a black trim to the brim's edge, and 3) an adjustable chin cord. Can I do this to a palm leaf hat? I am super clumsy so I'm ruling out DIY - do I go to a "milliner" instead? Around how much would this cost? If you know someone in SoCal who can do this, pass them my way!
For several years I had a pair of light camel-coloured loafers that were super comfortable and durable, and I wore them throughout the summer months. They finally were retired due to age. I would really, really like to replace them with something similar. [more inside]
I just bought a thinkgeek Con Bag of Holding, which is perfect for me. But I am confused by the velcro panel. Explain. [more inside]
Sometimes I see ladies wearing eye shadow that looks like their own eyelids but slightly sparkly. It's pretty! I want my eyelids to look like that. What eye shadow should I buy? Looking for specific product recommendations. [more inside]
I have become fascinated by wordless videos on Facebook and Youtube showing people repairing torn and damaged clothes by hand, often by embellishing decorative embroidery designs over the rip or tear. I have intermediate sewing machine skills, but beyond button installation my hand sewing is pretty low. How do I start doing this for myself? Links to some sample videos inside so you can see for yourself. [more inside]
I would like to make a snap charm bracelet of my kid's artwork but I cannot find the charm mounts. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions...
It is SO hard to find jeans that fit me. I am a short hourglass -- a size 4 or 6 (about a 26"-27" waist size), with relatively large thighs (and calves). I've had good luck with, randomly, Jennifer Lopez jeans -- and I have some Kensie skinny jeans that fit pretty well, too, but I do not want more skinny jeans. I'd prefer to spend less than $100, but more is OK.
Have you ever used Deep Steep body butter? The old version, before they cheaped out? I'm looking for a replacement. What distinguished it for me was 1) it was a true body butter, i.e, very thick, no feeling of water evaporating, stickiness, slipperiness, etc., and 2) natural scents. If Pacifica's Persian Rose weren't so godawful strong it would be perfect. Can you suggest a body butter I might like? Deep Steep's price point is about right ($12 for 6 oz.).
I am thinking about getting a helix piercing, but I wear either over-ear or on-ear headphones a lot of the time, and I'm worried that this will irritate the piercing. I have standard lobe piercings already, and can't wear studs because I find that the pointy back of the stud is pressed uncomfortably into my skin by the headphones. Would I regret a helix piercing? [more inside]
I have a down jacket with icky stuff on it. Can I launder it (as opposed to dry cleaning it)? [more inside]
I really love these shoes, can anyone ID the brand? (Apologies for the small image, it is the best I have).
I splurged on some nice shoes a while back (these but in a different color), wore them to a bar, got some mixed drink stains on them, and hid them away in shame. This was dumb, and I’d like to try and get them clean. The one leather store we’ve taken them to so far was pessimistic and suggested the best tactic was suede cleaner applied with a brush. I’m giving it a shot but their grim prognosis has clouded my mind. MetaFilter, how can I get these booze stains off of my shoes? [more inside]
I once got a great pair of sunglasses at a thrift store. Insurance put lenses in them, and I lived happily ever after. Then I lost them. I'm hoping your fantastical internet searchery skills can save me like a bajillion hours of combing websites so that I can go play in the sunshine instead. [more inside]