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8t7159e_catQ. I know this may be asking a lot, but do you know where I could find some dark blue jeans that are nice and long (33"+ inseam). Flares are my favorites and I’m not rich, so a cheap chic jean would be great.
-Miss Long Jeans

A. There are plenty of jeans that come in different lengths to fit you tall girls. And I always tell women to choose a dark wash over any other color. For long lengths and more affordable prices check out, alloy.com which offers inseams up to 37" (the style at left costs just $45!). Also check out buckle.com for a range of designers in inseams up to 37", plus luckybrandjeans.com, gap.com (check out their Curvy Flares in X-Long - a great fitting jean!) and diesel.com.

Q. I have a Saturday evening wedding mid November in New York (where I reside), I just purchased a black tea length BCBG spaghetti strap dress with handkerchief bottom.  Is it ok to wear black silk, strappy, backless sandals, and of course bare legged?  I don’t want to look too summery, though I really can’t imagine wearing a closed shoe with an evening dress.  Again, because it is not a gown, some leg and my feet will be exposed.  Help.
-Exposed

A.  I’m surprised a girl from the Big Apple hasn’t realized that we New Yorkers brave the cold temps with chattering teeth and numb toes to avoid wearing hose and get the most wear out of our party appropriate strappy heels.  Step lively and just wear a longer coat and warm gloves.

Q. I have a navy pinstripe pants suit and a navy skirt suit.  Navy shoes are hard to find right now!  Is it okay to wear black with navy?  I thought I read somewhere a while ago that this is okay.
-Navy or Not

A. Wearing black with navy is usually the best option since trying to match the right hue of navy clothes with navy shoes can be exasperating.  Also consider colors like olive green or burgundy to give the outfit more stylish sophistication.
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CARLOS by Carlos Santana Sizzle
$117.95 at zappos.com

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BOSS Hugo Boss 91255
$147.95 at zappos.com

Q. I love the look of many of the chic fur vests and jackets I’ve seen for fall—but I will not wear real fur!  Know of some good faux looks?
—Faux in the Know

A. How about these suggestions:

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Persian Lamb Jacket
$98 at nordstrom.com

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Black Rivet Faux Persian Lamb Jacket
$128 at nordstrom.com

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Giacca Solid Reversible Faux-Fur Vest
$49 at macys.com

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Reversible Faux-Fur Vest
$39.99 at target.com

Q. Your column is my favorite part of StyleBakery.com! I’m looking for some good-quality fitted tees with a modern cut: elbow-length sleeves and a boat or ballet neckline.  I’m having no luck with my search. Do you have suggestions?
—Tees Please I

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Q. I have been looking for some longer length and not so tight T-shirts.  Most of the T-shirts I found in the stores are either too tight or too short.  I do have a little love handle (after having twins). I want to find some tees that are casual, hip but not skin tight and hopefully at a cheap price.
—Tees Please II


163581A. I put these questions together since t-shirts are no longer just t-shirts.  While they are classic staples to any wardrobe, they also need to work in our wardrobes by being stylish, fitting well and covering up our tummy’s while we wear low-rise jeans.  We did a segment about t-shirts on “The View” last month and realized after pulling in styles from so many designers that we could have filled a half hour of the show just talking about them, from fabric choices to fit to fashion.

Some of my favorites brands include Splendid, Vince, Three Dots, JCrew, Old Navy, the favorite tee from Gap, Adam + Eve, Lilla P, C & C California (the best for layering).  When I want to keep more money in my wallet than out, I always find great deals in the junior sections of department stores like BP at nordstrom.com. I adore the favorite tee at Gap, but am not as happy with their other styles and Old Navy has some great ones, particularly their cotton pique polos. 

But, just like other wardrobe items, it helps to try some on to get the right fit.  If you choose to go with classics like three packs of Hanes (the best bang for your buck), consider buying a smaller size to get a better fit.  For various shapes like boatneck and ballet neck lines as well as different sleeve lengths, I have several tees with a variety of neck lines from Club Monaco, great henleys from Three Dots and Splendid and 3/4 length waffle weave tees with from americanapparelstore.com

We put together a list of some of our favorite Fall Tees for you.

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