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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Dear Michael: Flips flops appropriate for the office?

  • I have worked in the corporate world for about 20 years. In the last couple years, I have seen more and more women wearing open-toed shoes – and even flip flops – in the office. I know I could be considered “old school” since I have been in this world for so long, but I think a closed toe shoe is be...
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  • Dear Michael,
    I have worked in the corporate world for about 20 years. In the last couple years, I have seen more and more women wearing open-toed shoes – and even flip flops – in the office. I know I could be considered “old school” since I have been in this world for so long, but I think a closed-toe shoe is best. At least wear a sling back if you’re going to have an open-toe shoe on in the office! What do you think?
    Sincerely,
    Old School
     
    Dear Miss Old School,
    I’m with you, sister (although I love a good pair of sling backs). I think flip flops should stay at the beach and out of the office. Personally, I think they look a little tacky, and they are a safety issue. When in doubt, wear a shoe with a back. I also think that a person will be taken more seriously when he or she chooses to dress professionally. So maybe we’re both old school, but I agree, flip flops are not acceptable office attire.
    Love,
    Your Diva Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    I have been invited to a luau-themed party. I have no idea what to wear! I know that everyone is dressing to fit the theme, but I’m lost. I figured you are the expert on dressing to impress and that you’d have some great tips for me. What do you think?
    Sincerely,
    Luau Party
     
    Dear Miss Party,
    This theme sounds fun! Time to pull out your grass skirt and coconut bikini top! I would have so much fun with this theme. You can buy a fake grass skirt at any party store. Any tropical-themed clothing would work. This is such a good theme, because there are so many ways you could go about dressing for it. For instance, a grass skirt without any bloomers is sure to turn some heads. There are a lot of different ways to do this one, so have fun with it. Send some pictures, I’d love to see what you come up with.
    Love,
    Your Diva Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    I am getting married in a couple of months, and I am going for a very simple look. My dress is white but not adorned. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for simple yet elegant wedding hair fashions. My hair falls a little past my shoulders. I am not wearing a veil. I look forward to your suggestions!
    Sincerely,
    Simple Bride
     
    Dear Miss Bride,
    Simple and elegant is the name of the game. Do you want to wear your hair up or down? What about a French twist with a flower or two? You could also wear an elegant pony tail – with hair hiding the hair tie. You could also wear it down with loose waves – a very earthy look. You could also wear your hair down with flowers woven in – add a little flair to your look without sacrificing the elegance or simplicity.
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    Your Diva Michael
     
    Michael Serode is the owner/operator of Salon Serode in Pembroke, Mass., and your divine advice columnist. Send questions to salonserode@gmail.com.
     

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