If you’re new around here, chances are that you have some questions. Maybe one of these. In which case, this page is for you! And if you’ve got other questions, feel free to drop me a line at bluecollarredlipstick(at)gmail.com
So, what’s this blog about?
At the moment, mostly OOTD photos. Most of them blurry, because I’m usually snapping them on the run, with an iPhone camera. Oh, the glamour.
And, whenever I can justify it, pictures of cute guys.
(I also talk about random things, and occasionally philosophize. I try to give people warning ahead of time when that’s about to happen.)
Style, eh? What’s yours all about?
Who the hell knows? Half church lady with a florals fetish, half preppy suburban mom. All basic bitch.
I love colour, and prints, and lots of everything, but deep down I long to be a minimalist. (I tried it once. Not actually that much fun.)
Seriously, though, I work in a corporate environment with a fairly conservative dress code. Monday through Friday, I try to dress accordingly.
Whoa, you seem to buy a lot of things. What’s up with that?
I do. And I share the details on the blog for two reasons.
One, it helps to illustrate my belief that style doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag. I’m all about shopping smart, and getting the best quality for your buck. I’m a big fan of secondhand shopping (thrift and resale), and the proof is in the pudding, as they say.
Two, it might help people understand how I put my wardrobe together. I try to explain the reasons why I buy the things I do, and how they meet my lifestyle needs. Or not. No one’s perfect.
I don’t consider this a shopping blog, and like to keep it that way. I will occasionally share items that I consider “good buys”, but I don’t keep on top of sales, discounts codes, and the like. There are lots of places on the internet where you can find all of that information. I don’t believe in the idea of universal “must have” items. Everyone likes different things. I’m interested in talking about how to find things that work for your budget and your lifestyle and, more importantly, how to put it all together to create your own style.
Do you use affiliate links?
No. I talked about why here.
All links on this blog are to product pages on retailers’ websites. (Or other blogs.) For that reason, some of the older links may no longer work. Sorry.
If you are interested in a particular item you see on the blog, and you find no information about it in the post, please feel free to email me. I try to identify things I have bought at consignment or thrift stores, which account for 70% or more of my wardrobe.
Why is my comment under moderation?
Because I’m technologically incompetent.
No, really. I had problems with spam comments a few years ago, and manually approving all comments was the most low-tech way of solving the problem.
I don’t actually moderate comments. I have never deleted a comment. Provided you’re not a spambot, your comment should show up within a day. Sooner, if I’m procrastinating at work. I also try to respond to as many comments as I can, so please … comment away. It makes me really, really, ridiculously happy.
Oh, I reserve the right to edit profanities. No one’s allowed to f*cking swear around here but me. Unless you’re really, really funny, in which case profane away.
If I comment on your blog, will you comment on mine?
If you add a link to your blog in the comment form, I will most likely check it out. I like finding new blogs to read. I may or may not leave a comment, though. If you’re using Disqus or any equivalent, probably definitely not. I have forgotten about 3 different Disqus passwords already, and I’m too lazy to come up with a new one. If I absolutely adore your blog, and have to tell you so, I will e-mail you. And follow you on Instagram. And generally creep on you on social media. We cool?