Dear Lucky

Answers to your pressing fashion and beauty questions from resident know-it-all Jean Godfrey-June.

Dear Lucky: What Shouts "Black Miniskirt" without Actually Being One?

Our Alternative Miniskirt: The Fit-and-Flare.

Dear Lucky: Why Do I Break Out When I'm Sick?

Voila, the magic formula to fend off breakouts when your immune system can't.

Dear Lucky: Can You Recommend Boots to Fit My Skinny Calves?

Take the boots you love and have them customized to your cute calves.

Dear Lucky: How Do I Know if I Can Pull Off Bangs Before Getting Them Cut?

Try them on without getting a trim, all in the palm of your hand.

Dear Lucky: How Do I Look Great (But Still Practical) At My Three Jobs?

Hint: Jump on the evening-for-day bandwagon.

Dear Lucky: Is There Such a Thing as Professional Makeup?

“Professional” makeup is you but a little more defined, a little more awake. That’s it.

Dear Lucky: Is It Better to Save Money on a Haircut or Color?

Splurge on the haircut, save on the color.

Dear Lucky: What's a Polite Way to Tell Someone Their Lashes Are Too Long?

Say nothing unless asked point blank.

Dear Lucky: How Do I Find the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses for My Small Face?

Smaller-sized Ray-Bans project the same cool as the regulars.

Dear Lucky: Should I Splurge on a Few Investment Pieces?

The bottom line: Buy what you love.

Dear Lucky: What Kind of Going-Out Shoes Should I Wear in Snowy Weather?

My personal strategy is to plan an outfit around clunky, crazy-looking snow boots.

Dear Lucky: Are Homemade Gifts Cheap?

Q: Am I cheap to give homemade gifts for the holidays? Like jams and breads from scratch?

Dear Lucky: How Do I Wear Florals and Pastels in the Fall?

Q: My boyfriend thinks I’m weird to wear florals and pastels when it’s snowing. Are they too spring/summer?

Dear Lucky: What's A Good Sheer Foundation in the Mocha Range?

Q: What’s a good sheer foundation with yellow, not red, undertones in the mocha range?

Dear Lucky: How Do I Find A Hostess Gift I Can Buy In Multiples?

Q: I need an impromptu hostess gift I can buy in multiples (no candles—I’ve beaten them to death)!

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