3 of your most-asked questions … answered here!

Blouse, white denim, summer sandals, summer style 2021, gucci singlasses, chloe handbag

Vince blouse | Fidelity denim – also. here)| Sandals | Chloe handbag | Gucci sunglasses | Monica Vinader link necklace | Loren Stewart rope necklace

3 of your most-asked questions … answered here!

This week I definitely over extended myself, and I know many of you can likely relate! It’s a good thing I love love love what I do. Between Instagram Reels and Lives, collaborations, prepping for the Nordstrom Sale and helping clients … well let’s just say I’m a little behind in answering all the thoughtful texts, dm’s and emails you’ve sent me. That said, I did notice this one thing: there were 3 questions that kept coming up over and over again, and because there’s a lot to share on these topics, I decided to turn it all into one big blog post! Keep reading to find out answers to these questions, I hope they’re helpful 🙂

#1 – You mentioned in this blog post that many people are wearing their jeans at the wrong length. Help!! What is the correct length?

#2 – I wasn’t able to catch the IG Live with Miryha from Wacoal — did you happen to save the video? I really wanted to re-watch and take notes on her 5 favorite items.

#3 – I love the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow stick, what color is it, and can you share your everyday makeup routine?

Piaige denim 

Left: Paige store LA | Right: Via Pinterest

 

#1 – What is the correct length for my jeans?

Black denim, Leather jacket, NYC cami, Leather tote, Black sandals, summer style 2021

Allsaints leather jacket | Paige Cindy – other washes here | Similar shoes | Sunglasses | Silk cami

Recently, I wrote in this post that many people are wearing their jeans at the wrong length. Surprisingly, almost every single closet I go into (over 100+ and counting), I notice this “mistake.” And, since every outfit begins with a good bottom, this is an important detail to get right. I confess, until now I eyeballed it — but since I started writing this blog, I’ve had to include specifics on what the length should be!

Tip 1: Check the name of the jean. If it says ankle straight or ankle skinny, then it should hit slightly above the ankle. This sounds obvious, but be sure to check! It’s the easiest way to know what the correct length should be.

Tip 2: Skinny jeans can be hemmed right at the ankle (for longer length skinnies) or slightly above (for ankle skinnies). There should be no bunching, and I prefer no rolling (it looks fussy). These are the easiest to hem, and they work with every kind of shoe -= sandal, heel, boot, sneaker.

Tip 3: Measuring 4″ from the floor is a good guide on where crop straight leg jean should be. I’ve just started testing it out, and so far it’s working. This is the first time I’ve had to put it into words in order to share it with you!

 

Favorite skinnies

AG, Frame, Rag & Bone

 

Favorite ankle straight leg

Levi’s, Paige, Frame

 

 

#2 – Wacoal Instagram Live — what were the lead designer’s favorites?

Wacoal evocative edge underwire bra, vince pants, zara sandals

Vince silk blouse | Vince Crop legging | Gold sandals, Zara, similar here | Wacoal Evocative Edge Underwire Bra

Wacoal makes some of my favorite bras, and they’re best known for their innovative design and fit. I was really excited when Miryha, the head of design at Wacoal, agreed to do a an Instagram Live with me (we’ve been trying for over 8 months … she’s busy)! Sadly, due to technical difficulties on my end, the entire video was deleted. But we took good notes, and I’m sharing Miryha’s top 5 favorites. Pretty much all I can say is that she’s a highly trusted resource, and we would all be really smart to try some of her recommendations! See her latest IG Reels here, and check out the 5 points of fit here.

Miryha’s top 5

Softly Styled Underwire Bra – my favorite too

Elevated Allure Underwire Bra

Back Appeal T-Shirt Bra – the best t-shirt bra

Evocative Edge Underwire Bra – I’m wearing above

Body Base Shorty – Miryha wears this one every day (it’s not shapewear)

 

Best summer bras

Red Carpet Strapless – the top selling strapless in the market

Halo Lace Convertible – my favorite

Wacoal bra, Wacoal undergarments

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This sport bra is the best — supportive and super comfy. My first choice always!

The Halo Lace Convertible Bra is perfect for summer tops – the J-hook pulls the straps in

This lacy bra is so comfy and is the one I wear most days — when it’s clean 🙂

 

#3 – What’s your everyday makeup routine?

Trish McEvoy, Charlotte Tillbury, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Georgio Armani, Makeup

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In this Reels Video, I was using this Bobbi Brown eyeshadow stick in the color Dusty Mauve, and many of you asked about my daily beauty routine — so I’m sharing it here!

Makeup primer – I switch between Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream and First aid Beauty Coconut primer. They’re both so good, and are a complimentary base for the Giorgio Armani foundation I’ve used forever. I wear color 5.5 for reference.

Concealer Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away is a light-coverage concealer that doesn’t settle in fine lines. I wear color 3

Eye Primer – This Laura Mercier eye primer is a great base for eyeshadow, and is another favorite I’ve used for years in the color flax.

Eyeshadow sticks – I’ve used Laura Mercier Rosegold for a long time, and it’s the color I use most days. Recently I branched out and picked up the Bobbi Brown version in Dusty Mauve, and it’s a new favorite.  Perfect for when you feel like adding a bit more drama!

BlushCharlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk is a neutral peachy color and it has a handy built-in highlighter in the middle

Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss is an everyday go-to, and Mac Creme Cup is another favorite I just discovered. I always use a Chanel gloss over both of them

MascaraChanel Le Volume is the only one I use lately, and I like applying it on the heavy side!

Brushes – This Trish McEvoy dual brush is amazing! Super soft and two-sided for concealer and foundation

Finishing powder – Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish powder is like Instagram for your face. So good, it works magic!

 

Thank you for reading! xx

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11 Comments

  1. So much inspiration + good advice–thanks, Susie! What’s the specific colour/name of that Chanel lip gloss you love, please?

  2. Hi Susie,
    I love your blog and look forward to your content and suggestions each week…
    I really like the Fidelity white denim crops but as a tall girl, they hit my lower leg all wrong. Any suggestions for a “tall girl” alternate?
    Many thanks,
    Amy H

  3. Love your tips but respectfully disagree about rolling hems on skinnies. I think a double roll about an inch wide is cute – I often get compliments on it. 😉 It doesn’t work for “fancy” wear (then the length is better just right) but I love it for day to day. Keep the tips coming – always happy to “agree to disagree” when we think differently.