• Getting gifty

    personalized gifts

    As an unrepentant shopaholic, I love shopping for everything. Even a trip to the grocery store is fun. Still, I think the best is shopping for gifts for others. I’ll admit that buying things for other people can be a little stressful if you don’t know them that well (and I have been the recipient […]

  • Madewell opening in Carlsbad

    I first happened upon a Madewell store when we moved to Annapolis in 2009. The brand was born in 1937, but closed in the 80s and was bought, overhauled and reintroduced by J.Crew in 2006. Annapolis was one of their first stores. Their focus is on denim — mainly skinny and super skinny jeans, lately […]

  • Fab Fave Friday: Pink coats

    Coats can be kind of a pain. You need one to go with everything, which is basically impossible for one garment. And since your coat may be the only item most people see you in, you want it to be cute. I tend to go a bit overboard with coats (and everything, if we’re being […]

  • Fab Fave Friday: Red, white and blue

    I’m sorry I haven’t done Fab Fave Friday for a while, but, in keeping with my Fourth of July theme, I thought I’d share some of the red, white and blue items I’m coveting for summer! Clockwise(ish) from the top left: Polka-dot dress: Anthropologie. How cute is that little cutout in the front? Blue suede shoes: […]

  • Kate Spade opens at Pentagon City

    If you’ve ever seen a Kate Spade store, you could probably guess that I am 100 percent obsessed with everything they make. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw they were opening a new store at the Pentagon City mall — one Metro stop away from work and only a few away from […]

  • PSA: Betsey Johnson sale

    One of my favorite stores of all time is going out of business. I first learned of the existence of Betsey Johnson (and her daughter, Lulu) in an issue of Seventeen magazine when I was about 11. But the first time I walked into a Betsey store was a few years later, in Miami. The […]

  • On jumpsuits

    OK. I know I said that no one should ever wear jumpsuits, and that they are a crime against humanity (and your body). But recent fashion-related reality television events have caused me to change my mind slightly. First, Sheena on America’s Next Top Model All-Stars. Forgive this photo — I couldn’t find a picture online, […]

  • New ballet shoes!

    Even better? They were only $4.95. Capezio was having a special. (Unfortunately, the free ballet shoes offer is over, but they are offering free shipping on “fashion legwear” through Sept. 30. If you’re interested, visit capezionewyork.com and use the code CNY at checkout.)

  • Fun fall fashion

    I know this is shocking, but I always LOVED shopping for back-to-school clothes. It’s really the only time of the year that I remember going and being able to get a lot of new things at once, instead of just a piece here and there. And I always had to have something new for the […]

  • Bathing suits

    I love bathing suits. Especially colorful bikinis. I buy the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue every year just to see the bathing suits. And my swimsuit drawer is overflowing with all manner of chlorine-scented lycra. Of course, right now the only bathing suit I am wearing is navy blue and super boring. But hopefully I will […]