Style Rules and Resolutions for 2019

Yeah, I know it’s February, but I don’t think it’s ever too late to be intentional and mindful about shopping. (About anything, really, but let’s just be specific to one thing today.)  One tendency I’m noticing about myself these past few years is that I’m increasingly discerning about what comes into my life, whether it’s […]

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Lipstick: A Clean Beauty Odyssey

My “clean beauty” journey has been slow-going, but I’m kind of embracing that. I know it’s not as impressive (or Insta-friendly) as a wholesale all-at-once transformation, but I like it because I can really soak in information and make guided, meaningful changes that actually stick. I started by switching sunscreens — a product that’s easy […]

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Time For A Fashion Detox

So, 2017 was kind of a rough year for me emotionally. There was relationship/family drama, financial fears galore and just a sense that certain aspects of my personal functioning that I adapted as a wee kid to feel secure and loved — overfunctioning, shutting off feelings, “keeping the peace” by ignoring anger or hurt — […]

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Everlane Jeans: A Review

When I heard Everlane was doing jeans, I was excited like so many others. The idea of wearing a sustainable pair of jeans that were also stylish and reasonably-priced for their quality was wonderful. But then again, I remembered: Everlane bottoms are often hit-or-miss for me. Sometimes they work surprisingly well — the wide-legged structured […]

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Real Life Holiday Dressing

If you read any aspirational magazine or blog on the subject of holiday dressing, you’d think everyone’s schedule was full of year-end balls, galas and general sequined bedazzled fabulousness at this time of year. Maybe life is like this for the one-percent, or maybe even the top-twenty percent. But my personal year-end holiday festive season […]

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My Fashion Uniforms

“Uniform dressing” is always a bit of a misnomer for me. Most people I know who love clothes don’t wear the exact same thing day in and day out. But we all tend to have what I think of as “outfit formulas” — a set of equations that add up to that ineffable thing called […]

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In Search of Adventure Shoes

I am pretty liberal, even radical, when it comes to politics. But when it comes to shoes, I’m pretty conservative. You look at my shoe wardrobe — which has changed a lot since moving back to the Midwest, away from NYC and become a mama — and you’ll see nothing but black. (And okay, maybe […]

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Mom Essential: The Sweatshirt Dress

My love for sweatshirts both humble and elevated is well-documented on this blog. Comfortable, unpretentious, street-savvy and newly hip, it’s one of my central fashion convictions that there’s a sweatshirt for anyone and everyone. So you can imagine how enthusiastic I was about the idea of a sweatshirt dress. Just make a sweatshirt longer and, […]

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