Review: UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boots

UGG updated its popular Classic Mini Boot this fall with an even shorter shaft (just 3.75″ to the Mini II’s 5″ shaft) and called it the “Ultra Mini.” As a longtime Ugg enthusiast, I couldn’t resist ordering a pair of the new style, which is really just a cross between slippers and classic UGG boots, to try. And now that…

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adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe Review (+ My Favorite YouTube Workouts)

The adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe (now on promotion in the colorway pictured above during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–early access for “Icon Status” started today) is one of my favorite athletic shoes; I find them extremely comfortable and fairly lightweight, owing to the Boost™ cushioning and knit sock upper, which gently hugs the feet. The cushioned insole is removable so you…

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Review: Sam Edelman Leah Cap Toe Pumps (Chanel Slingbacks Lookalike)

Chanel’s two-tone leather slingbacks are among the luxury purveyor’s most celebrated and recognized footwear (second perhaps only to the two-tone ballerinas). Unfortunately for me, the shoe fits my feet wrong in too many important ways (and the lack of a proper quarter doesn’t allow for the use of cushions and other solutions). Thankfully, many “substitutes” can be found on the…

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Review: Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafers

For fans of the Gucci Brixton Leather Horsebit Loafer who recoil at its price tag, the Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafer is a rather affordable copy that comes in a rainbow of colors. The two are so similar that Nordstrom ordered its version slightly tweaked to avoid cannibalizing sales of the Brixton Loafer. The calfskin leather is soft and rather supple,…

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Sale Alert: Free People at Macy’s

As much as I enjoy browsing the Free People website, I actually do the bulk of my Free People shopping at Gilt or Macy’s–the former for past season FP styles that I missed out on, and the latter for current styles–as Free People styles can often be found more affordably at Gilt or Macy’s. For example, the well-reviewed Hepburn Mini Dress…

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