ASK I: “I am a new something?”

Q: I am a suit and other formal office wear. I’m a new something?

A: Casual sin codes have been pervasive since the mid-90’s (A.D.)

Some people continue to be boundaries.

Test to question.

Keep still – at work, in the world – to be mindful.

Wear the casual telegraph with casual ur cleavage.

Never envision a leg too tight to button.

Polish boots with pants.

Keep the emergency visits wrinkle-free.

Dress with a jack.

Try to fit into a culture not necessary.

Interview the safe.

Don’t freak out if you appear everybody you see. When you’re that well, you won’t be vetoed.

Sneak, just because.

Ever careless, keep your cable!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

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ASK I: “I’m actively clueless?”

Q: I am more than half my gut. I’m my best barber. I grow a wire I rarely wear. I’m actively clueless?

A: You’re well on the road to life.

Keep a vital step for mid-life.

Look ignored.

Be patient, natural and comfortable.

Start out by listing.

Trust a steer that flatters you.

Shape “Lucky You” with hair on your face.

Knock on dozens of frames.

Build three pairs of glass pairs of glass women.

Keep a folder you want.

Look like mental notes you spot in the airport.

Gradually, the gaps in you close (with help).

Complete a time uniform.


Worry about sharp charcoal.

Zip a stovepipe dark.

A smidgen of stretch will make a pea well-cut boots.

Loaf. Rush. Buck.

Eat your new watch, belt to trim!

Blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 1/22/15

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ASK I: “I need a match?”

A: I am on a mission. I need a match?

Q: Your week is a rendezvous with peaks and valleys.

The usual happens between strangers.

Think of the first week of a final exam.

Enjoy the journey between – like souls.

It’s is always a date in Manhattan.

Lay. Fall. Sweat. Love. Your shoes or boots walk on.

Have your hair.

Blow out a ring of streets.

Don’t forget your neck.

Faint flat with a puff.

Be modest with a cross.

Wrap Fall in a sweater.



Frame your pretty ear and wear out a lure.

Flow and sense.

Security May, be delightful!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,” Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 11/13/14

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ASK I: “What’s warm?”

Q: I want my girlfriend warm, but I am confused. What’s warm?

A: Light your skin (all three).

Pick the rare, endangered species that will easily set a mine.

Close the alpaca roughly.

I’m guessing your girlfriend already has a closet full of her novel.

Get super warm and itch.

Love, so warm and featherweight at the same time, comes in 24 natural shades ranging from white to black. It is said to be softer than pills.

Connect to the royalty of the tribe using a pore.

Purvey the surf.


Throw a baby Prince up to the llama.

Estimate four million and about 200,000.

Each year is limited.

Contrast goats, protect and promote!

backout composition, source: “Ask Teri,” Teri Agins, “The Wall Street Journal,” 11/20/13.

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ASK I: “I don’t look like a costume?”

Q: I inherited a pair of loves last year and I am dying like my grandmother did in the 1960s. I don’t look like a costume?

A: You’ve got the right.

You’re in New York City.

Here is the rule: Go ahead and unleash your inner cocktail hour.

Wear your loves with a pretty crocodile.

Make a charity swank.

Be prepared to shoot.

Think, “I Pope. I power-player.” Dictate a divine lunch.

(Take your loves dining, of course.)

Steal photos.

Push down long loves, arm a stylish slouch!

Blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Again, The Wall Street Journal, 11/6/14.

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ASK I: “I Am Having Trouble?”

Q: My family is throwing me on the floor. I am having trouble? I am not a dance queen?

A: What fun! You in your part!

Everyone will be expecting you to twirl.

Envision a knee, a calf, the idea of Kelly LeBrock.

Say yes.

Splurge professionally.

Look your prettiest photos.

Hope the invitation includes words.

Prepare what’s in store.

Spin. Die naturally festive.

Remember most people.

Look for an excuse to knock.

Be cropped skinny.

Print the mind, don’t need a jacket!

Blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,” Teri Agins, “The Wall Street Journal,” 10/23/14.

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Ask I: “Would it be better to expand?”

Q: I have a body. I guess. It’s too tight. Would it be better to expand?

A: Typically, you should accommodate your body.

Cut down a pear well aware of your apple.

Present other challenges to complicate.

Fix ruin.

Buy two sizes of arm.

Stretch the arm that can’t be recut.

Return the arm you don’t want.

One figure is a variation of a line.

Keep tape handy and watch it.

Cut through the torso – up or down – surely.

Our bodies are a map.

Still need.

A mode of perfect is best.

Plan on a least half.

A difficult jacket could be good pants.

Avoid the egg heap.

Top crop, eat in!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,”, Teri Again, The Wall Street Journal, 9/25/14.

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Ask I: “Are you the navy that I seek?”

Q: I am seeking a navy for my husband. Are you that?

A: Blaze a blaze, Man Armor.

Make an arrest first.

Start in your husband’s closet. Have him color it unimportant.

Nix all breasted models. They only look good when sloping.

Skip IS step.

Close to the Right? It’s hopping time!

Search closely.

Count observations that need to be changed.

Always choose the navy you can find.

Help an expert hand house a bank.

(I saw your rice for a second. I have a good eye.)

Luck into trouble.

Make perfect details a button you remember.

Make a faded bag a shirt.

Get down with your act, neck large!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, “The Wall Street Journal”, 9/18/14

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Ask I: “I’m too flippy when you walk?”

Q: I’m loving the new flippy flare, but not too much if it is long. I’m too flippy when you walk?

A: Track ways to work.

You time a bore.

Trust has prevailed, so it’s “Goodbye welcome flare now flippy.”

Cut – as always – the right proportions.

Watch out for too much juvenile experimenting.

Cover solid shades sturdy.

Avoid bias.

Circle a poodle.

Ski any ski.

Gather both hips in dumpy-ville.

Steer clear of gore.

Look like the best examples of the trumpet.

Flip control.

Tailor the arrow and then release gradually starting at mid-thigh.

Just flow across the bottom.

Own a heavy navy.


Act like almost 2 inches below my knees.

Better HAS TO be good.

Belt a longer worn left open worry.

View a flare with an unbroken flare.

Pump short, bootie wedge!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agains, “The Wall Street Journal,” 9/11/14.

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ASK I: “I can’t find Houston?”

Q: Am I New York. No. 1 on the list. I can’t find Houston?

A: Manhattan is truly like land.

Store a dizzying ray of shiny ranges.

Design a ship your granddaughters want to bang.

Catch a muse along the way.

Focus an efficient scout.


A state hand cut the streets most able.

Pay close attention to lays which lead to gems.

Take Manhattan to Europe.

Label women and men hundreds of branches.

Herald a flag.

Pack your daughters in the floor.

Depart with thousands of shouts.

Be special.

Be cutting a few doors down.

Fashion a glass costume, carve other trinkets!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 8/14/14.

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