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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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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