@MrsTeacherFace Rosemary (Rosemary's Baby)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Short blonde wig, dress, knife. Done.
ETA: Sorry for the ridiculous amount of exclamation points. I have been wanting to do that costume for a long time. Also your SO could wear a devil costume (or just devil horns) if you wanted it to be a super easy couple costume.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Seconded, I work in a pretty conservative environment and I am all about wool dresses in the fall and winter. It always looks polished but is also comfortable and easy. You just have to make peace with the idea of dry cleaning (if you aren't at peace with it already).
@cabber I highly recommend Smitten Kitchen's short ribs bourguignon if you are in a short rib kind of mood. In a similar vein, the braised oxtail recipe from Ad Hoc at Home is great.
@professionalmess Always tip on the full price. Where I live, tipping 20% is customary (excluding any products they foist on you), but that could vary based on location. (Asking is a good idea.) And don't forget like 5 bucks for the assistant who shampoos you, if that's a thing at your salon.
Oh AND, some salons only take cash tips, which is annoying but can't be helped. So bring cash!
@harebell This is probably going to sound really dumb and obvious, but can you swing hiring someone to clean for you sometimes, to break it up? Not having to clean the turlet incessantly is SO WORTH skipping one or two dinners out a month.
Alternatively, I also second the suggestions re cool jamz and wine.
@just reading in a boat no big deal Embrace the purge! Nothing wrong with trying to sell things, but I personally am a big fan of giving everything to Goodwill (or similar). It is super easy (you can also have them come to you to pick up things), and you can feel good about giving stuff to charity. And towards the end of the move, I typically just give up all guilt and straight up throw shit away. It's quite freeing.
@[sic] Hahaha. I was going to say they would be hot in another color, but as-is they look like a huge period stain.
@supernintendochalmers Super Black! (http://superblacklacquers.com/.) I'm partial because it is owned by amazing internet comic artist Natalie Dee -- but also, the quality is legit great.
(Oh, and the Julep subscription service is fun and totally addictive.)
@funfetti Cliche maybe but I like Astrud Gilberto for poolside lounging.
@RNL YES NARS lip crayon in Mexican Rose is my everything.