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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ask the MB: Dressing an 18 Year-Old Woman

Beautiful Collarbones Pictured in Isaac Mizrahi Dress via Target, $34.99
Beautiful Collarbones Pictured in Isaac Mizrahi Dress via Target. $34.99.
Q: I'm thinking it's about time to go shopping, but I haven't got a clue about what to buy. I'd like to look a little bit mature, but since I'm actually not that old (18) I want stuff that's easy to dress down or just make a little more playful. Oh, and I usually look better in things with a waist. Any suggestions?
--Eva


A: Eva, you sure about this waist thing? If so, here are three waist-friendly options, depending on you budget. From big to small:

Nanette Lepore - More difficult to dress down, but has the strong '50s vibe it sounds like you dig. A bunch of choices at shopbop.com.

J. Crew - Lots of options to make you look older than 18 here.

Target - No joke. If you're on a typical 18 year-old's budget, Isaac Mizrahi for Target fits the bill. Get it while you still can; he'll be gone soon.

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  • 3 shots rye whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • quarter shot of Absinthe
  • lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place in the bottom of a highball glass. Mash with the back of a spoon (or muddler, which we hope has not been used to make a Mojito), add the rye whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into another lowball glass that has been rinsed with Absinthe and filled about halfway with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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