Category Archives: shopping

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 and use the code … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Two new obsessions

Since I started an actual fire inside my oven last night and set off our smoke alarm, I think I need to tweak the recipe I was using a bit before posting it. In the meantime, I wanted to tell … Continue reading

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I heart plies and legwarmers

As you may recall, I started taking an adult ballet class in the fall. Now we’ve just started the new semester. But it seems I’m not the only one hitting the barre. Apparently undeterred by the ripping of flesh and … Continue reading

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New swim cap!

I’ve had the same swim cap since 1999. I got it at a random store in Belgium after I determined (through a series of gestures) that I needed to wear one to swim at the pool down the street from … Continue reading

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Shoes, boots and a French oven

One of my resolutions is to blog more about swimming and shopping-related topics. Now, there are tons of fashion bloggers out there, and I am not usually invited to NYC Fashion Week (sadly) so I don’t have a lot of … Continue reading

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