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Sleepy_Kiwi_

I ordered [this jacket ](https://www.regatta.com/womens-alerie-ii-softshell-jacket-black/) in size 38. It's a bit big, mostly on my shoulders and arms. When I lift my hands it goes up. Other than that it's fine, I know that I might wear more layers in the winter. Still, I was wondering if I should size down. I'm disabled so I can't go to the shops, it's returning, waiting for a new item, might be too small, it's a hassle. Should I stay with the jacket even if it's a bit big?


sighcantthinkofaname

I say keep it. I would 1000% rather my jacket be too big than too small. Cozier, and having the extra room for layers is worth it.


Idujt

Is it COMFORTABLE? If it is, I say keep! I have what I call my granny coat, which is probably slightly big and hence easy to put on. My heavy winter coat is actually a men's parka, I have the sleeves turned up on the outside. It is REALLY toasty for the odd days (UK) when I need it.


fcjourney

Will a 100% cotton pair of high rise jeans stretch out in the waist/hip area? I'm a denim newb and have a hard time finding jeans that fit well. The pair I'm considering is a Madewell Perfect Vintage Straight. It feels comfortable standing up and looks good, but when I sit, there is uncomfortable pressure along my lower abdomen and crotch. The fabric on the legs doesn't feel overly stiff but isn't exactly soft either. Can I expect the top to stretch out or soften with time/doing those denim break-in hacks you seen online like wearing them wet?


dickheard

Hey everyone! I got [this shein skirt](https://imgur.com/a/qIyYHdH) in early summer, and I've been in love with it ever since! Any ideas of how/if I can style it appropriately in fall weather? I'm looking for mostly casual looks, I'm a uni student so I'm either wearing it to class or going out for a drink. FYI, fall weather where I live is quite rainy and humid, with around 14-24°C, so I'm definitely wearing it with boots of some sort! Could it work or is too summery? Edit: fixed the link


sighcantthinkofaname

Could you post a link to a picture of the skirt? It just took me to the homepage of the website


dickheard

Fixed the link, hopefully now you can see it! For some reason SheIn gave me the previous link for the skirt in particular, although when I tried it it redirected me to the homepage, too!


sighcantthinkofaname

Oh it's cute! My friend has a dress in the same pattern and has gotten compliments from strangers. I personally consider it very summery in a traditional sense, since it's a white background and brightly colored fruit. That being said \*technically\* citrus season is in the winter lol. I personally wear summer clothing all year long (Florida life) but if you're trying to match a seasonal vibe I think it's best to save it for spring.


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deep-blue-seams

If they fall loose from the bum I'd go for a nude short / boyshort type thing.


laurenintheskyy

I'm going to a black tie wedding in late fall, but I can't wear heels. What are some other appropriate types of shoes to wear? Depending on the dress, could I get away with maybe a low suede ankle boot?


PlantedinCA

I love a fancy flat - [gold slingbacks](https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/vicenza-slingback-flats) - [more slingbacks](https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/maeve-strappy-flats) - [silver flats](https://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/pearl-strap-ballerina-flats/sty-a1285) - [gold flats](https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/vicenza-bow-mary-jane-flats) - [silver slingbacks](https://www.aerosoles.com/products/catarina-1) - [more gold slingbacks](https://www.zara.com/us/en/flat-metallic-leather-slingbacks-p12510010.html) - [gold mules](https://birdies.com/products/womens-slides-swan-gold-leather) - [more slingbacks](https://www.nordstrom.com/s/linea-paolo-diana-slingback-pointed-toe-flat-women/6465890) - [tortoise slingbacks](https://ninewest.com/products/lucee-slingback-pointy-toe-flats-in-brown-tortoise)


laurenintheskyy

Wow, thank you for the extensive options! These are great.


angelicdummy

1) is [this](https://imgur.com/a/NLIedXY) dress wedding appropriate. ? Dress code in the invitation is as follows: “Semi-Formal/ Cocktail Attire: Think nice dresses, LBDs, dressy jumpsuits, and dark jackets and slacks. Please no jeans/denim. Use tonight as a reason to dress to impress!” 2) what shoes/heels are y’all seeing with this dress? I’ve been scouring popular places(f21, Princess Polly, asos, Nordstrom rack and other various mall stores) for shoes that go with this a dress and none of them are jumping out at me for some reason. 3) other accessories such as jewelry? Earrings only? Necklace? I’m more of an earrings gal and like to leave my décolletage bare. 4) some sort of jacket or cover up that’s still good for cocktail/wedding? Thank you!!


deep-blue-seams

I think its cute, and the colour / length is appropriate. I'd say that the spaghetti straps make it a touch on the informal side, but you could remedy that with the right jacket. To formal it up I'd go for maybe a black strappy heel? I think courts would clash with the lightweight / summery vibe, but wedges would be too informal. Jewellery I think some nice earrings would work well and I don't think it's a dress that needs a necklace. The pattern is bold enough that a bare chest would be a nice visual offset. I think you definitely need a jacket, maybe [a plain black bolero](https://www.coastfashion.com/cropped-bolero/ACC00912.html?color=105). A bit of structure would look nice I reckon!


pbjcrouton

I have this skirt from urban outfitter: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-jagger-button-front-mini-skirt?inventoryCountry=US&color=060&size=S&utm_kxconfid=vx6q4l3b6&gbraid=0AAAAADpxK_9-rDDguAt7Jey04WCCzj9Uc&gbraid=0AAAAADpxK_9-rDDguAt7Jey04WCCzj9Uc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9pjMyuWp-gIVjxitBh3vsgYCEAQYAiABEgL3mfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&type=REGULAR&quantity=1 (it’s checkered with maroon and cream squares) and I need help pairing it with a colored shirt. I think a dull green or cream colored top would go well with it but I need your suggestions!! Please help me, and thank you Link of skirt image: https://poshmark.com/listing/Urban-Outfitters-Jagger-ButtonFront-Red-Mini-Skirt-620f4353941f175869244624


mbltlh

Sage green, olive green, cream, rose or muted light pink, black, heather grey, navy blue or even a dusty lighter blue would go with that. That skirt is super cute I kinda want to look for it in my size 😂


pbjcrouton

Oh my goodness. Thank you soooo much!! I can see how those would pair with the skirt as well. Thank you for revealing all those options and combinations


pastrixigulorum

Sister is looking for beige ballet flats to get married in! She wears an 11 women's, and she wants something that is both formal but also comfy. Ty ty.


deep-blue-seams

Budget? I personally love [these](https://www.sophiawebster.com/product/32652/butterfly-flat) from the Sophia Webster bridal collection but they're pretty pricey. [Even more pricey](https://www.jimmychoo.com/en/bridal-boutique/bridal-collections/bride/bridal-flats/genevi-flat/ballet-pink-pointed-toe-flats-with-crystal-chain-GENEVIFLATEWA0C5472.html?cgid=bridalboutique-bride-flats#start=1) - Jimmy Choo Much more reasonably priced options - [cute lacey ones](https://www.jjshouse.co.uk/Women-S-Lace-Satin-Flat-Heel-Closed-Toe-With-Ankle-Strap-047166029-g166029?filterColor=champagne#/) or [more traditional ballet style](https://www.jjshouse.co.uk/Women-S-Satin-Flat-Heel-Closed-Toe-With-Adaptable-Strap-047187622-g187622?filterColor=champagne#/)


pastrixigulorum

Thank you! Wow the butterfly ones blew me away. I practice embroidery, and I might have to DIY some for myself eventually...


PlantedinCA

Maybe [Margaux](https://margauxny.com/collections/thebestsellers)?


rachtee

I’ve purchased this shirt (different brand but almost identical) and I am unsure what to wear it with? Any suggestions welcome! https://i.imgur.com/SYr39o1.jpg


FangirlRachel

Depends on what sort of look you are going for. You could go more feminine with a knee-length skirt in a solid jewel tone or a classic plaid/check/tweed and a cardigan. Or you could go edgier with leather trousers, or distressed denim and a leather jacket.


pbjcrouton

That’s such a cute blouse!! I don’t have a lot of experience with styling pieces but I’d imagine that your shirt would look good with a black (or burgundy) above-the-knee skirt or fitted/slim black trousers


Fun_parent

What are the must have types of bras? I have a few tops and dresses where I am not sure which bra would work best, as the clothes have thin straps/halter neck/ big arm hole etc. I cannot go without one so looking for suggestions.


eastherbunni

I have two regular bras in tan and black, a pushup bra, and a "convertible straps" bra that has options for halter or strapless.


Fun_parent

That’s a good collection


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How are only maker shoes in terms of quality? [Also in terms of sizing do these shoes use men’s or women’s?] (https://www.onlymaker.com/products/2019-09-16-red-suede-zip-chunky-frosted-high-heels-boots?_pos=2&_sid=e13983aca&_ss=r)


tshody

Are bodysuits still in? I like the idea of the polished look of them with jeans, trousers, etc. but I don’t know how practical they would feel for “everyday”. What sort of tops are equivalent, just a fitted tank/long sleeve?


cndavis17

I've just recently started wearing bodysuits and I love them. I don't think its a big deal to have to re-snap after a restroom visit and they're so much easier than any other undershirt or shirt that has to be tucked. I'm so sold on them.


FangirlRachel

I have a few, I love the streamlined look and lack of bulk, but I struggle so much to re-snap the crotch after a visit to the restroom so I don't wear them much.


tshody

My thoughts exactly haha. I was wondering if it was worth the hassle. I feel like it would get very annoying!!


Idujt

It would! I had one, over 40 years ago, it did NOT get much wear.


_kyago

i think they're pretty practical for everyday! you can dress them up or down depending on what you pair with it, like any other staple piece. their main purpose is so you can have the look of a top without having to tuck or have your top untuck. if you don't want your tops to hang over your bottoms, look for ones that cut off at the waist.


looongjacket

What should I pack for my vacation in Rome next week? I will be spending time in Rome as well as in some smaller towns. What are Italian women wearing now? The weather looks like it will be rainy for at least part of my holiday. Thanks so much for your help!


eastherbunni

Following this as I will also be going to Rome in a month!


niaxuz

Suggestions for wide toe box offices shoes?


e1dar

I love the idea of “style words” and am trying to come up with an adjective that describes a LACK of small details in clothes. For example, I hate little frills, buttons, scallops, feminine details. But I don’t mind small prints, femme colors though, so I don’t think ‘masculine’ captures it. Any ideas? For reference, some other style words for me are creative, edgy, boho, comfortable, sporty.


oyo_fuku

Simple, plain, clean, minimal?


sighcantthinkofaname

Simple, classic, chic, plain, minimal


kimchi_paradise

Considering getting a larger leather jacket from Madewell, since it's currently on sale. I currently have [this](https://www.angeljackets.com/products/Carrie-Black-Slim-Fit-Leather-Jacket-Women.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz-Xxl6ep-gIVNsLCBB2OVQtFEAQYBSABEgIM7vD_BwE) leather jacket, and it's fitted, but can't put much underneath, maybe a thin long sleeve. Is it worth getting a more traditional leather jacket in a larger size to fit more underneath? I live in Cali and the weather is warmer during the winter, but will also be traveling to Europe so I might bring it there....


branfordsquirrel

Love a leather jacket in Europe! I agree with PP, I wear my looser leather jacket a lot!


drapedinsilk

I own 2 leather jackets, one fitted and one larger and I don’t regret it


sarahfelldown

Searching for a couple pairs of boots that look good with fall/winter dresses. I love the looks I see with a cute bohemian midi dress styled with boots or a shorter dress with tall boots for a more fall/winter look. However I'm having trouble finding them for myself in the real world. I have a pair of tan riding-style boots but because they're a bit slouchy, under a midi dress they just look wrong (the legs look thick and too casual and probably the toe style doesn't fit with dresses? IDK) I'm 6', so I'd prefer a flat or a lower-heeled boot, but sometimes those look a little too casual, so I don't know. Anyway, I'm rambling. TL;DR: Looking for a pair of brown and a pair of black boots (preferably tall and lower-heeled) to do with midi and mid-thigh length dresses in fall/winter. Based in the US. Budget: $100-$200/pair. (But would probably spend more for something well made and timeless in style that will last.)


Watsonswingman

Have you looked at vagabond? They have a great range of very well made boots in lots of classic styles and heights. I have a pair that have lasted me years. https://www.vagabond.com/gb/women/footwear/boots/


sarahfelldown

Thanks! I haven’t heard of them. I’ll check them out!


Watsonswingman

I'm on the hunt for some Prada Monolith dupes! Here's the [OG boots](https://www.prada.com/gb/en/products.Monolith_brushed_leather_and_nylon_boots.2UE007_3L09_F0002_F_D002.html) in question for reference. I am aware there are lots of places to buy chunky soled boots, but I currently own a dupe and they haven't lasted. I've snapped the soles in half on both shoes. Does anyone have any reccommendations for a well made dupe that are durable and can withstand lots of walking? I'm happy to spend up to £80. I'm based in the UK. Thank you!


SlugNugg3t

Does anyone know where I could find pants similar to these? https://us.pand.co/collections/womens-bottoms/products/womens-service-fatigue-pants-olive I really wanted to order some but am super sketched out by a ton of bad reviews I found of the company online.


yippikiyayay

I’m absolutely shocked by the decline in quality in Lululemon clothing 😭 my old aligns (5 years old) look newer than the two pairs I’ve bought this year. I put my knee through a pair that I bought one month ago, just pulling them up, and Lululemon refuse to replace them. What’s the new Lululemon? I’m after quality activewear that wears like old Lululemon. Not fussed on price, as long as it’s good.


RckYouLkeAHermanCain

And the old Aligns themselves are garbage quality compared the golden era of Lululemon quality. I personally shop a lot on Carbon38. I've had good luck with their house brand but have purchased a ton of stuff there from other brands, too.


yippikiyayay

Thank you! I’ll give them a go


NewTastes

I have no sense of fashion. What season do I wear this dress during? What shoes do I wear with it? [https://i.imgur.com/lXNwES7.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/lXNwES7.jpg) Thank you!


Watsonswingman

It's quite hard to see what the dress would look like on from that photo, but would I be right in thinking it's an off the shoulder dress? In which case you can wear it in the summer with sandals, trainers, heels or whatever else you want. In the autumn/spring you can pair it with tights and wear some black or brown loafers, brogues or ankle boots. To stay warm you can wear a cardgian, leather jacket, blazer or long coat over it. In the winter you can put a jumper over the top of it and wear it like a skirt. You can wear tights and shoes as mentioned above.


NewTastes

Thank you! Yeah it's an off the shoulder dress. I really appreciate it


vhaas

Did anyone of you ever bought Eucalan wash? I bought it from Amazom bit there was no seal on the bottle and not even a wrapping around it... Makes me think it's used. Should I return it? I bought it for my wool cardigan


Duck__Holliday

I work at a yarn store and those bottle are never sealed.


laurenintheskyy

I use it for my hand-knitted items, and it's great! I've bought from amazon before and the bottles never come sealed (and neither has any detergent I've bought from the supermarket--it's just not standard practice.)


vhaas

Thank you!


vhaas

Thanks


klgmac

The bottles I get at my yarn shop (I am a knitter) have never been sealed


vhaas

Oh okay thanks! How bout a wrap around it? For all I know it might actually have been sitting in their stock a long time and it's biodegradable so it won't last as long.


klgmac

No, nothing. Just a bottle of soap. I’ve never purchased any kind of soap (dish, laundry, hand, shampoo) that has a seal. Eucalan soap lasts for YEARS. I think you need to revisit your expectations on soaps.


vhaas

Got it! Thanks!


MrsValentine

I’ve never bought it and I use powder detergent and skip fabric conditioner. But sometimes in the supermarket I open bottles of fabric conditioner just because they sound nice and I want to smell them. The lids are never sealed in any way and they don’t have a foil seal over the mouth when you unscrew the lid. So I can imagine other laundry products being sold similarly.


vhaas

That make sense, thanks!


Watsonswingman

Looking at images it doesnt seem like it would be sealed. Is the bottle full? Why would you assume it's been tampered with?


vhaas

Well I think it's common sense that new items have a seal to it like purchasing bottled water. Even if there is no seal to it, should I expect a wrap around it?


full_boyle

You drink water, you don't drink detergent. I've almost never seen liquid laundry detergent that has a seal or wrapping.


vhaas

Now that I think about it again, Tide is never sealed🤣🤣


sqwiggles

I want to invest in a pair of tall riding boots, and I am trying to decide between chunky lug sole and “regular” sole (non chunky, I guess). I know chunky sole is in right now, but I want to buy a quality pair so I’m ok with spending a bit of money. My question is, are chunky soles on the way out? Or less classic in a way? If I want to invest in a boot that will last me for a long time, would it be best to get the regular sole?


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sqwiggles

Thank you! This is helpful. Would you possibly have any recommendations for a riding boot with that type of sole?


DarkEdgeoftheSea

Looking for heels to go with this black/silver metallic [dress](https://imgur.com/a/DsHnmg5). Prefer silver, but black would be fine too for the right shoe. Really like a 3.5 to 4" heel, nothing lower. Would like to stay under $100 if possible.


sarebear77

That dress is cool AF. I’d probably pair with something similar to these. [One](https://www.macys.com/shop/product/inc-international-concepts-natissha-strappy-dress-sandals-created-for-macys?ID=13779770&CategoryID=13614&swatchColor=Black%20Bling) [Two](https://www.macys.com/shop/product/inc-international-concepts-firah-t-strap-dress-sandals-created-for-macys?ID=14002364&CategoryID=13614&swatchColor=Black%20Bling) [Three](https://www.macys.com/shop/product/jewel-badgley-mischka-mayra-block-heel-dress-sandals?ID=6338987&CategoryID=13614&sizes=SANDAL_TYPE!!Block%20Heel;;Dressy;;Embellished;;Platform;;Strappy&swatchColor=Silver%20Glitter)


DarkEdgeoftheSea

Oh, thank you! I love those first two! I ended up ordering [these](https://a.co/gDjnVlp). If they don't work out I will try one you suggested!


sarebear77

Love those!


drunken_hoebag

Any suggestions for nice cardigans or similar outer layers for a business environment that aren't blazers?


branfordsquirrel

I like the sweater blazers from JCrew! This is an [example](https://www.jcrew.com/p/womens/categories/clothing/blazers/sweater-blazers/eloise-sweater-blazer/BA552)


drunken_hoebag

This is exactly what I’m looking for! Thank you, I had no idea this existed.


eastherbunni

I saw some cardigans at Banana Republic recently


lemur00

I am going to LA in October and wonder what clothes to bring for that time of year as well as style. I mostly dress casual. I feel like it will be hot enough that I, a Canadian, would wear summer clothes, but as it's technically fall they might be out of place. Also are there any fashion areas and stores to check out beyond the obvious?


cattiemount

Lived in LA a long time. It's usually pretty warm during the daytime in October (still fire season) but temperatures drop dramatically at night. Location also matters. It can be very cool near the beach (basically west of the 405 in the basin).


lemur00

I love in a semi desert so I understand the drop in tempurature when the sun goes down. I will be near the beach so I will bring a lighter jacket or two. Thanks for this advice!


zurriola27

October in Los Angeles can be a little more unpredictable. More likely it’ll be still warm but could get some cooler/windy days. I would be more expectant of warmer temps but still pack a jacket. Being from Canada you’ll probably even consider our “cooler” temps as still pretty warm. Unless there is rain on the forecast, I would expect you could get away with wearing jeans and a tshirt with denim jacket or a maxi dress with cardigan or something. I don’t usually start wearing sweaters until closer to November. Not sure what you’re style is but I really liked the Platform shopping area. I always stop by one of the Big Bud Press stores. Also not sure how much range you’ll have to travel but I really like The Lab Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa as well!


lemur00

Thank you, I will check those areas out 😊


jmcbeans

I haven't lived in the LA area for a few years, but in October it's usually still pretty hot. People try to wear fall clothes, which means either they're wearing sweaters etc. and just dealing with the heat, or they're wearing autumnal-colored sundresses or shorts.


lemur00

This is what I wondered. Do they try to do fall? I will definitely try the warmer autumn palette, that is very helpful.


jmcbeans

Basically yes, I’d say there’s a solid attempt to do fall haha


goestoextremes

I would love to hear recommendations for comfortable shoes that are good for walking around, but are like, cool? I live in a super hot climate and wear sandals 9 months out of the year and then generally switch to boots in the winter. I’m looking for a middle ground. I’d take options that are good for a fairly casual working environment, but I’m also looking for some options for an upcoming trip where the weather will be in the 60’s, but I want to feel cool and casual and not business-y. Is this too niche?


julieannie

Depending on the option, Cole Haan zerogrand might fit this. Lightweight and breathable but some designs mimic formal shoes a bit more. But I also have a pair that’s pink and silver for vibes. I wore them for 30,000 steps a day trips in NYC heat but also they washed up super well since that can be a dirt magnet.


Watsonswingman

I'm a fan of [superga](https://www.superga.co.uk/womens-canvas) shoes. Very well made and nice if you have wide feet. Maybe a canvas shoe is what you're looking for?


FerociousFrizzlyBear

Maybe canvas sneakers?


sighcantthinkofaname

I live in Clark's sandals. You can get some good deals on amazon if they're last season, they're comfortable and they last forever. They also have some more loafer types that aren't completely closed off.


Idujt

Can second "last forever". One of my pairs, worn in a three sandal rotation all summer, is from before I retired, which was 2015. So this year was at least 9th season and they are not QUITE dead.


FaFarr

Looking for Vagabond Brooke chelsea boot dupe under $200? Love the shorter block heel, platform, black mid calf boot with stretch panels but can’t afford these 😟 [link](https://www.nordstrom.com/s/vagabond-shoemakers-brooke-chelsea-boot-women/6458396?origin=coordinating-6458396-0-3-MOBI_PDP_1-recbot-visually_similar_cs_v3&recs_placement=MOBI_PDP_1&recs_strategy=visually_similar_cs_v3&recs_source=recbot&recs_page_type=product&recs_seed=7109333&color=BLACK)


margaritaemma

Hello, I really want to get a work shoes and loafers seems really nice. But every time I buy a pair of loafers or any type of classic shoes I get serious blisters especially in the back of my heels. I try to endure and wait but I can't wear them at all. Am I choosing the wrong type of shoes? Plus I have to mention that I get blisters in many other shoes besides boots and sneakers. Can you help me on what should I buy, what should I consider as buying and how should I wear them? Thank you.


klgmac

A couple of other comments already addressed this, and I have personal experience. Your shoes are too big in the heel. You likely have narrow heels, so the extra space causes friction and blisters. If you have leather loafers already that you tried to break in, take them to a cobbler and they can tighten up the heel for you.


margaritaemma

but the shoe is tight, it feels tight on the heel as well. and many people mentioned sizing up? so i dont understand.


adaytooaway

I have extremely blister prone feet too - literally feel your pain. A few things that might help - try body glide on your heels, it’s made to stop chafing but works well to decrease friction that causes blisters to. Don’t use moleskin or bulky bandaids these are more like to increase rubbing issues, if you want to use something or cover your skin use duct tape. Definitely go up in size - I used to think having no heel movement was the key to preventing blisters but it’s actually just about the wrong kinds of movement, a tight shoe can rub a lot more then a loose shoe. Go for shoes that are softer and and slightly less structured, also if a shoe is uncomfortable don’t hope it will ‘break in’, they rarely do - find a shoe that is comfortable from the get go. I’ve never worn loafers a ton but some comfortable brands I have tried are timberland, ll bean, santoni. Another big factor is moisture/sweat so having breathable materials like leather is key. Same goes for the socks you wear, most athletic socks are designed to be moisture wicking and low profile so they are a good option. Also less bulky wool socks. If nothing else works you could also try a mule, they can look sophisticated but bypass the heel entirely. Probably not the best if your day involves lots of walking though.


jmcbeans

Padded no-show socks [like this](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7PMVT5/ref=twister_B09898Y6SH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) are a lifesaver. I've never had an issue with any shoe while wearing these.


margaritaemma

oh i’ll check them thanks


sighcantthinkofaname

Have you tried using bandaids until they break in? That's what I do, personally.


margaritaemma

i did. i literally put bandaids top of each other but still i got really bad blisters. i am not sure if i’m choosing the right shoes?


sighcantthinkofaname

It's possible there's a fit issue? Or even quality? I'm not sure what your shoe budget is. And generally you could just have a foot shape that doesn't vibe with loafers. It could be you're doing nothing wrong, and that's just what happens. I had a pair of shoes once that WOULD NOT break in to the point of being comfortable. I got bad blisters no matter what.


margaritaemma

yeah it could be a fit or quality issue. i swear my feet got bigger this year, normally i wear 37 and i bought 38 but it was still tight. and it was rubber so i don't think h&m quality is good. since my financial situation is not settled yet i don't want to pay a lot that is why i went for h&m but i think i can go up to 100-150 if i need to. and for the fit issue, i have very problematic feet or i don't know how to choose shoes. besides sneakers and winter shoes (they also hurt my feet when i first wear them) everything gives me blisters. i don't know what to buy. loafers seemed like a nice option since i need a pair of classic work shoes. i have a classic style and i hate to ruin the vibe with sneakers.


sighcantthinkofaname

It might be worth going into a store and getting them fitted, if you have a good store near you. The only ones I know for a fact near me that have good service are for running shoes, but you might luck out googling "shoe fitting near me" Totally get the price thing. In my experience, leather really is worth it, since it'll break in and mold to your feet. Rubber will mostly stay where it is. Personally I just try and buy older styles clarks on amazon. I can get a pretty good discount and they're comfortable.


teacupconspiracy2

Moleskin. Either applied directly to your feet or to the insides of the shoes themselves. If your problem is that the shoes slip a bit, you can try heel inserts too.


ooken

I need some new tights. I usually get dance tights, but really dislike tights with feet (too uncomfortable in the toe and heel). Most years I get footless tights, but I'd also like tights that can be worn with less tall shoes, not just boots. Does anyone have experience with the stirrup-style or convertible dance tights? Are they more comfy than footed tights for sensitive feet? Any suggestions on brands?


thelakeant

I really enjoy SnagTights https://snagtights.us/. My experience has only been with their footed tights, but they offer many footless options. I have also found that getting the right length of tights (they have inclusive sizing!) made a huge difference for me in terms of foot comfort.


cranbeery

Running leggings: Looking for *full-length* running pants that are warm (not subzero, but New England winter warm) but don't trap sweat and aren't see-through. Dark colors/muted prints if any, please. Pockets and high waist preferred, too! I am currently processing a return on a 3-pack of extremely cheap Amazon "Chrleisure" ones that were an odd fit, weirdly baggy around the knees, so I realize I might have to spend more than $10 a pair. Maybe under $30 each? If you don't have an exact recommendation, can you advise about what fabrics I should be looking for?


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cranbeery

I started outdoor running in May after starting with treadmill running last winter. I could always go back to the basement, but I would rather hold off as long as possible. I really appreciate your tips!


75footubi

Merino wool is my favorite base layer for winter running. My go to bottoms for sub 40F are Smart Wool leggings with a pair of shorts on top (shorts have pockets).


ellaasbury107

most winter running tights are going to be polyester, but with an added (often proprietary) blend to be more insulating, moisture wicking and wind resistant. you want to avoid cotton which will make you colder. [underarmour cold gear](https://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-Womens-Authentics-Leggings/dp/B08LNWXNDM/ref=sr_1_6?crid=RVDRODN0WENF&keywords=under+armour+coldgear+women&qid=1663864616&sprefix=underarm+our+cold+gear+women%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-6) is a more budget option that performs well - you can find these around $30 on amazon or on sale these are over budget but you may be able to find second-hand or wait for a steep sale. brands that make dedicated cold weather leggings include, the north face, Columbia, Adidas, Nike, Eddie Bauer. [Columbia omni heat](https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/columbia-womens-omni-heat-infinity-tights-22cmbwwhnfntytghtaoa/22cmbwwhnfntytghtaoa) [Adidas cold.rdy](https://www.adidas.com/us/cold.rdy-leggings/HG4507.html) [the north face winter tights](https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/the-north-face-womens-winter-warm-tights-21tnowwwntrwrmtghapo/21tnowwwntrwrmtghapo) [Athleta Rainier tight](https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=487745152&cid=1059481&pcid=1059481&vid=1&nav=meganav%3ABottoms%3ACATEGORIES%3ATights%20%26%20Leggings&cpos=3&cexp=2702&kcid=CategoryIDs%3D1059481&cvar=23173&ctype=Listing&cpid=res22092209990809063422870&ccam=15217#pdp-page-content) I would check out discount outdoor sites for winter running tights. Backcountry, steep and cheap, and moosejaw. also REI.


cranbeery

Thanks for the super thorough reply!


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nomarmite

I've owned both and worn them extensively. Only you can tell which would go best with your wardrobe. Black goes best with more black but also with other deep shades, chestnut looks better with denim and other lighter shades. On a practical note, chestnut shows dirt (particularly oil and water stains) more than black. The black dye comes off on your feet if you wear for long periods without socks, and it doesn't wash off easily.


mgdraft

Black is easier to style from the sounds of your wardrobe and probably not too much. I have grey ones which are a nice middle ground.


cranbeery

I don't love them with an all-black outfit, but it's not the worst look because they also don't exactly "match" anything, nor do I think they're supposed to. However, I think you'd get more use out of black ones.


booksandwriting

How are we feeling about denim/chambray shirts? I used to have one but I donated it because it was 100% rayon and I want a 100% cotton version instead. A long time ago I tried on one from Universal Thread at Target I really loved the look on me, but they didn’t have the size I wanted in stock. I’ve since found a couple versions on Poshmark and am wondering if it would be worth it to get? Or should I get maybe one from a higher quality brand? Edit: I think I would get a lot out of one since I have two denim jackets I wear a lot. I’m also considering getting a third denim jacket but in a cropped style since my other two are regular and oversized fits on me.


Idujt

I have four denim shirts. One of the four replaced one that I wore until it was just too worn. I'm retired for seven years now, these are part of my winter rotation just as they were at work. So *I* like them, but you are bound to be much MUCH younger with different ideas! And I have three jean (two denim and one not denim but the same style) jackets from the same date, I will wear them until they fall apart.


nomarmite

Judging by my local charity shops, a lot of people used to have one but donated it. I sort of get why. It's a garment that suits almost everyone, but somehow there's always something you'd rather wear. At least that's how I feel about mine, which languishes at the back of the wardrobe.


Hypothetical-Fox

This is exactly how I feel about mine. It’s a good solid piece, but it never really wins its way out of my closet vs other tops.


booksandwriting

That’s kinda what I’m afraid of buying one. I’m not a denim on denim girly, usually I only ever pair something with one piece of denim or my black denim jeans with one of my denim jackets is the closest I get to a “Canadian Tuxedo”. They are kinda “meh”. In like 2009, I was obsessed with the chambray/lace combos all over Pinterest.


ellaasbury107

in terms of what is trendy a denim shirt that is more more structured like this or of a heavier denim shacket like this or this is more in style currently than the breezier chambrays of few years ago.


tshody

Any suggestions for straight leg pants/trousers in brown or beige with a 12-13” high rise? Looking to have them hit my natural waist! My measurements are Bust 39 Waist 34 Hips 41 if that helps and I’m also in Canada for store suggestions.


Luna_Vitae

I’m pretty close to those measurements and I really like the Big Bud Press trousers. I have 3!


bowreality

Does anybody know where I could get natural fiber pants? Something like leggings or dress pants. Not too warm or thick. I need these specifically for work (non melting fabric). I am in Canada.


cattiemount

[Wool](https://www.wylr.net/2020/07/25/study-finds-wool-is-best-for-fire-resistant-material/) is naturally fire resistant and a twill would be cooler than flannel or tweed. What’s your budget?


bowreality

Hm good question. Probably not much. I need them for (oilfield) site inspections so probably 3-4x year. Under coveralls. Nothing too fancy but office-y for meetings. I was thinking at least black leggings type of pants not joggers or sweatpants.


tyrannosaurusregina

Maybe [Dickies](https://www.dickies.ca/en/bottoms/womens-duck-carpenter-pants/FD2700.html?dwvar_FD2700_color=RBD#start=1)?


bowreality

Yes!! Good idea. I might be able to find some Dickies that bridge workwear and office wear. Thanks!


cattiemount

Wow. Interesting requirement. Just did a dive into stretch wool leggings and both Burberry and Max Mara have hidieously expensive stretch wool *stirrup* (!) pants for Fall 2022. I was thinking stirrup might actually be good b/c I imagine you switch footwear depending on whether you're coveralled and your pants probably bunch up under the coveralls too. There's a lot of vintage wool stirrup pants for a lot less than the above brands on Etsy.


bowreality

Yeah that’s a bit too fancy I think. And too expensive for being mostly under coveralls. But wool leggings might be something to look up. Maybe some cheaper brand has some. Thanks!


bowreality

Oh maybe chinos?!