Comfortable Shoes at Every Height

Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Elastic Ballet Flats  This post is inspired in part by an article on Racked about the most comfortable shoes owned by “people who are on their feet all day.” As the author notes early in the article, most of the recommendations are more functional than attractive. Among the recommended shoes are Born and Danskos clogs, Sam Edelman…

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Review: Burberry Lavenby Reversible Check Tote

After two unrelated, but equally unfortunate, incidents (involving condiments and a leaky pen) marred my Tory Burch Saffiano Tote (reviewed here), I was eager to find a replacement for it. I suppose I didn’t realize how useful I found large beige-y totes until I didn’t have one. Burberry’s “Lavenby” Reversible Tote (now on sale at Saks Off Fifth in three…

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Review: Burberry Medium Banner House Check Leather Tote in Light Grey Melange

The Burberry Banner House Check Tote is part of the brand’s permanent collection, and an inoffensive take on the ubiquitous rectangular satchel. I think it first caught my eye around January of 2015, when the Spring/Summer 2015 collection was rolling out. It closely resembles the Prada Saffiano Tote, which inspired an army of copycats. QUALITY The textured, matte calf leather…

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Aerie Bras & Bralettes Review

It’s been a few years since I wrote this review of Aerie bras, so I thought the time is ripe for an update. Aerie has been the silver lining in the storm cloud that is mall retailers, and I am sure my unflinching support has contributed to their monstrous double-digit same-store growth for the last eight (!!) quarters. This segment…

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Review: MICHAEL Michael Kors Studio Mercer Large Convertible Tote

Whenever I feel the urge to buy a new designer bag, I usually start by browsing Michael Kors for similar options. Like its direct competitors Kate Spade and Coach, Michael Kors is fairly nimble at creatively replicating a new “it” bag as it emerges on the scene. And as the quality of Michael Kors handbags is often satisfactory and the…

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