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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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 Little Black Swimsuit

I am not a fan of the idea of “dressing your age” or otherwise adjusting the way you dress to fit some (usually fucked up) societal ideal of how women should look, act, feel, be or do. While I don’t think we should completely disregard social context or general public consideration — don’t go into […]

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Everlane Review: The Luxe Wool Square Turtleneck

I have a nice little collection of Everlane sweatshirts, t-shirts and bottoms happening, but one thing I didn’t have for awhile was an Everlane sweater. I’ve been coveting one for some time, though — their sweaters get high marks from other bloggers and reviewers for top-notch fabrics and workmanship. I wanted in on the Everlane […]

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Friday Five: Yoda Sings About Seagulls, Elena Ferrante’s Novels And A Mini-Review of Elizabeth And James Nirvana Perfumes

I’m feeling a little tired as the holidays approach/encroach…and it doesn’t quite help that Budgie has decided to get up early every morning! But our home is fairly done with the decorating and I even made some flourless chocolate cookies, so slowly the holiday spirit is taking over. Even my shopping is almost done! I […]

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Mom-Friendly Trend: The Fashion Sneaker, For When You Need Something Sturdier Than Converse But Still Casual And Cool

First of all, let it be clear: I love Converse, since about forever. They’re like the Switzerland of athletic-y footwear: all kinds of folks wear them, whether they’re emo kids, punks, moms on the playgrounds, or kid-kids. They’ve always been classic, and cool, no matter what the trend is. But sometimes you really need shoes […]

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An Everlane Street Fleece Sweatshirt Review

We’ve well established that I’m a fan of Everlane. I love their sophisticated take on luxury basics, their use of honest, beautiful materials and their transparency on prices and labor. We’ve also established that I love a sweatshirt, and at this point, I’ve amassed quite a collection ranging from your basic crewneck to “elevated” fashion-y […]

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Workout Clothes For Hippie Romantic Bohemian Types

A friend of mine — a fellow mama who loves fashion and is trying to balance style with the day-to-day craziness of raising a toddler — was commiserating to me recently about athleisure. She’s a classic romantic bohemian in terms of fashion: she loves suede, Frye boots, intricate floral prints, flowy dresses, ruffles, crochet, silks, […]

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