• Seasonal Shifts
  • Navy & Camel: Classics Never Die

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    When it comes to fall dressing, I favor two distinct styles: Patti Smith (leather jackets, combat boots) and Jackie Kennedy (cashmere crewnecks and silk scarves). I know — you can’t get much more divergent than that. Today’s look is a preview of the Jackie version of fall. I love this type of outfit because it’s […]

  • Weekend
  • My Shirt Says: “Eat My Shorts.”

    Simpsons Shirt: Flea Market Find (Camden Market in London) | Leggings: American Eagle | Shoes: Nike | Gray T-Shirt: Brandy Melville | Handbag: Prada (Consignment)

    This past weekend was the coolest weekend in recent memory. Where did the time go? Whenever we slide away from summer, the natural tendency is to gravitate toward more formal clothes — more layers, more details, more structure. But the name of the game is denial, and I’m not ready to go forward with a full fall […]

  • Beauty & Skincare
  • My Favorite Beauty Products From the Health Food Store

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    Like most Americans, my devotion to health and wellbeing has been hot and cold. (I’ll be honest — for roughly 90% of the time, that relationship has been pretty frigid.) Every so often, a new diet book will come out, and I’ll go crazy, buying organic groceries for one week before slowly slipping back into Seamless’ arms. […]

  • Catalog Police
  • The 5 Most “Meh” Outfits of NYFW

    Normally, this type of post would have been a Catalog Police feature, but it’s been a crazy few weeks. But no excuses! Let’s just dial back the clock and pretend it’s the good old days — specifically, let’s pretend it’s last week, and that New York Fashion Week has just ended. Here are 5 outfits from […]

  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • An Eclectic, Vintage-Inspired Bridal Shower

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    Over the weekend, I flew to Atlanta to surprise my sister for her bridal shower. As my sister is the opposite of a bridezilla, she made it clear that I was not required to go after planning her bachelorette party in New Orleans. And because she had already generously let me off the hook, it was […]

  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • Spicy Quinoa, Kale & Chicken Salad

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    During the work week, I am obsessed with efficiency. Therefore, I try to cut out as many time-sucking chores as I can — including the tedious task of choosing a new Seamless lunch order. Instead, I’ll become obsessed with one item — and order it every single day for the next two months. Some may call […]

  • Retail Round-Up
  • Retail Round-Up: Fashion Week is Back

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    New York Fashion Week is kicking off today, with hundreds of shows, previews and parties sprinkled across the city for the next week. As always, I’ll be bringing you zero live updates and recaps — but that doesn’t mean I won’t have plenty to talk and snark about retroactively! (Next week’s Catalog Police will be dedicated to […]

  • Fitness
  • The Difference Between Sweats and Leggings

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    It’s not secret that I’m not a big fan of the athleisure wear trend. There’s something disconcerting about women consecrating sweat pants as the new “pants pants.” (Remember, there’s a reason that Juicy Couture has slid into the mass market.) But now that I’m bouncing in and out of more than 15 gym classes per […]

  • Personal Pragmatist
  • ClassPass: My New Obsession

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    For my entire life, I’ve been a devout non-gym-goer. My weight was completely dependent on a semi-fast metabolism and decent genes. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve managed to skate by with an alcohol-free diet and the occasional juice cleanse. But then I committed the ultimate weight-gaining commandment: I quit smoking. After trying to quit three […]

  • Retail Round-Up
  • Retail Round-Up: Sweaters, Burning Man & Susan Sarandon

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    Welcome back to Retail Round-Up, my collection of the week’s most interesting retail and hoping news. This week, we’re taking a look at a big career move in e-commerce, the Burning Man fashion scene and the best sweaters on offer this fall. The Best Fall Sweaters It’s that time of year again — when we […]