Men’s Fashion: The Short Story

Honestly, I’m not sure what a person could feasibly do in this outfit besides paint the guest room or clean out the garage. You probably think I’m talking about Ms. Spears, but actually...

Gift-Giving Etiquette

Hello Annabel, I just recently found your blog and am always interested in learning about appropriate protocol! Recently I have come across some gift-giving dilemmas and was wondering what your adv...

To The Manners Born

Oh, y’all. When a retired wrestler tops my best-dressed list, you know it’s a very peculiar year for Oscar fashion. Hello darling readers — please forgive my looong blogging hiatu...

Office Gaucherie

I thought I’d covered every possible gaffe concerning nosy souls who love inquiring about other people’s reproductive plans. Not so! In a recent business meeting attended by yours truly...

Bite-Sized Etiquette Advice

Mon dieu! My blogging has been nearly nonexistent in 2012, owing to exciting changes both at home and at work. Still, manners are never far from my mind, so I thought I’d answer a few etiquet...

Out Like a Lamb: 7 Spring Things

Longer days. Shorter hemlines. Easter candy! Spring is in full swing. Here’s a peek at what’s inspiring me for Bunny Season 2012. Genius Innovation Behold, a personalized, removable sas...

How To Split The Bill In Style

Recently, the Mr. and I had brunch at a cute neighborhood pub called The Churchill. At the table next to us sat three guys in their 30s. When their bill arrived, they did a curious thing. One gentl...

The Only Dress That Mattered

If there’s one thing you can count on at the Golden Globes, it’s visual noise. Sparkly headbands. Big red lips. All the trends, triumphs, and dubious choices that compete for our attent...

Second Baby Registry

Dear Annabel Manners, If a mom had a baby a year ago and got pregnant again when that baby was 8 weeks old, is itappropriate for her to register for gifts? How about putting where she is registered...

Texting Etiquette

Nobody makes me laugh quite like The Flip Flop Contessa. She’s the life of any party, a legendary hostess, and a hilariously bossy Scorpio with impeccable taste. We’ve logged countless ...

Fashion Bloggers, Meet Rachel Bilson

There are those who watch television, and then there are those who watch shows for clothes. Guess which category this couture-obsessed blogger falls into? 🙂 Last night I was invited to visit the se...

Star Sightings and Fall Fashion

Darling readers, how on earth can it be September? Between job hopping, summer travel, and a precious new baby niece, life is moving at a dizzying (but deliciously) fast pace. A couple of weeks ago...

Parisian Chic and Eek

Oh, y’all. I had a deep, visceral response to this unbearably trashy dress by Herve Leger. To be fair, I think it belongs on someone slight and scrawny who’s trying to create the illusi...

Hilarious New Trend

A woman in jeans and a hoodie once asked me, “Why are you so dressed up?” I wanted to say, “Because this is a business dinner, you half-wit.” Instead, I gave a tiny shrug an...