Category Archives: NOTES

Weekly Shoe (the injury edition)

I recently broke my pinky toe. Whatever…I’m convinced it is broken because it still hurts and I stubbed it a month ago. It’s my own fault. I’m not mindful of where I walk at home and I’m always banging into things. I’m surprised I don’t have more broken toes and chipped elbows, honestly.


yeah…you’re welcome.

This little piggy is a problem because I can’t wear any of my favorite shoes! Sandals and slip-ons are fine but not in snowy 25-degree weather (I’ll lose my toes.) And this is killing me (emotionally) because I just had my favorite winter boots re-soled by a talented Greek God of a cobbler on Wall Street. I know that sounds funny but really, this man is a God. My tattered Frye boots look brand new…he sewed a new sole, fixed the heel, shined them up…(sure it was $80 but at least I salvaged a great pair of boots rather than tossing them for some lesser quality replacements.)


And this little piggy is killing me (physically) because when I stuff her into my boots it only prolongs the healing process. I can justify it for maybe ONE holiday party but other than that it’s Hunter Wellingtons (even on dry days) and Minnetonka moccasins… Ugh those f-ing moccasins are a joke. I look like I’m wearing slippers everywhere. Good for toe, bad for rep. Unless I rent a mountain cabin for the winter months… I’ll be the most stylish limping lady chopping wood and drinking scotch by the fire. (Then I’ll promptly throw my footwear into the flames when the weather warms up.)


So this weekly shoe is an ode to real comfort shoes (the hippy slippers) and a cautionary tale to all… LOOK BEFORE YOU WALK.

Tips on Life and Love: Everyone CAN Wear a Pencil Skirt

I have been lucky to work with the amazing content director Kristy Ojala on a few fun Style posts for Simon & Schuster’s blog Tips on Life and Love.

Here is a recent post on Pencil Skirts!!!


Guest Post for Stroller in the City

I had the privilege of guest blogging for super mom Brianne Manz while she and her family were out of the country on vacation. I attended a fabulous event at the New York Palace Hotel…check out the post on SITC!

Brianne has three children under 5-years-old and manages to run her own successful blog as well as freelance for Mom Trends, Elizabeth Street Blog and others–and she is a social media consultant! I mean…I haven’t even made the time to update my own blog…WHAT IS MY EXCUSE?!?

Brianne, it was an honor to blog for you while you were away…and thanks for being my writing inspiration!

Check out the blog post about the New York Palace Hotel

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Tips on Life and Love!

Check out some of my posts on Tips on Life and Love, Simon and Schuster’s blog:


Weekly Shoe…for real

ImageI know this shoe style has been around the block and on every pseudo celebrity, too…but I’m still in love. I have simple, classic taste, I guess. From what I hear, knee boots are in for fall and booties are out…so that is even more reason to wear these every day this spring to get your moneys worth! (These babies are over $400!) 

I’m sold on the Navy because they’re not a stark black boot nor are they a nude (and filthy after one afternoon of city walking) 

Rachel Comey footwear is a smart investment… My boss (designer Nadia Tarr) keeps pointing out…Rachel Comey booties are a perfect example of iconic brand recognition… Every time you see a bootie with this wooden heel or any stunning ankle bootie, you think: Rachel Comey… 

I have been given strict orders to eliminate my student loan debt (who’s going to marry a girl with financial baggage?) So sadly, these are off my spring list…but a girl can dream.