Archive for the ‘ Beauty ’ Category

Personal Style

Subtle or Bold? Figuring Out My Style With everything that’s happened in the past year, I feel like I’ve aged a decade in a matter of months. In the past, my freckles and pale skin kept me looking younger than my age. Not anymore. My skin looks dull. My hair is grayer than ever. Everything […] Read More

Wearing Many Hats

(This is Not a Metaphor) I’ve come to realize that I’ve been wearing many hats. Not in the metaphorical sense — although juggling half a dozen clients, coaching little league, and generally managing 90% of our home life would certainly qualify — but actual, literal hats. It started gradually, with the quest for a decent […] Read More

Going Gray

Ready or Not, I’m Going Gray I found my first gray hair shortly after my 16th birthday. I was getting ready to out on a date — one of only a handful in my high school years — and there it was: bright silver and glistening in the light, starkly obvious against my dark brown […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My Third Fix

My Third Review of Stitch Fix I’ve talked about my two previous shipments from Stitch Fix here and here. Here’s what I got. Item 1: 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse This was interesting. I liked the color, but there was something about the sleeves that just weren’t quite right. When you’re tall, if the 3/4 sleeve doesn’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My Second Fix

Last month, I talked about getting my first package, or “fix” from Stitch Fix. My second Fix arrived on Friday. What I Got I made detailed comments and notes after the first Fix, and my stylist, Ashley, made reference to them and my desire to have some new, non-wrinkle clothing for my upcoming business trip to Europe, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My First Fix

A Review of Stitch Fix A few of my friends had tried Stitch Fix and raved about it, so I wanted to test it out for myself. It’s a service where they send you five items of clothing and/or accessories that work with your style, body type and wardrobe. The Idea I’m not much of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: No Cosmetic Procedures

Say No To Botox Looks like my “end of my 30s” post struck a nerve with some readers.  Dear Betty, I, too, am looking 40 in the eye, and I can’t help but notice that my face is wrinkling and sagging in ways that completely freak me out. I even cut bangs to hide these […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: It’s Not Katy Perry Pink

Playing with Haircolor Since I’d posted the results of the InStyle hair app last week, I figured that I should share what I actually ended up doing. In just a few hours at the salon, I went from this (earlier this spring): To something much closer to my natural color (not that I’ve seen my […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fun With Hairdos

Try On Hairstyles A few weeks ago, my friend emailed several of us a photo of a new hairstyle that she wanted to try. This prompted someone to return the email with a picture of the short, cropped, blonde style slapped on top of her long, dark hair like a toupee. Of course, she’d used […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: An Analysis of Running Shoes

Right now, everything that I’m doing running-wise is in the context of my time at the UCSF RunSafe clinic. Last week, I talked about what I’d learned in terms of improving my strength, flexibility and muscular imbalance. Today, we’re going to talk about running shoes, lament the inconsistencies of sizing, and take a look at […] Read More