Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

I’ve always had a “thing” for shoes. My first pair (a classic white saddle) was an unforgettable experience, documented by a roll of old school Kodak photos of me, red-faced and screaming.  But, it didn’t take long before I was completely enamored with them.  The shoes are long gone, but,...
Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

I’ve had these Kate Spade pumps for years and, now, they’ve become objet d’art. Posing with a Nike Free sneaker (plus, kettle bell) at CrossFit NYC.
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I Did Eat That

By now, everyone has probably heard about the Instagram handle “You Did Not Eat That,” which calls out fashion bloggers, models and other generally beautiful people posing with the macarons, cupcakes and ice cream cones that they “supposedly” ate for breakfast, on the beach, with friends. Did they actually consume it? Couldn’t tell you. But, the...
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Fit Icon: Daina Falk @ The Hungry Fan

One of my favorite parts of writing STRENGTH+Sole is the opportunity to work/work out with the people defining what’s new and next when it comes to fitness. In addition to instructors and studio founders, the “Fit Icon” series is now expanding to include industry insiders like my friend Daina Falk, founder of The Hungry Fan®....
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Leading Lady

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Say What You Need to Say

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Supernatural

Retail is sort of like the stock market.  When you’re up, you’re up.  And, Sperry Top-Sider, the brand best known for its beloved boat shoe, is having one of those moments.  In case you haven’t noticed the brand’s semi-recent fashion collaborations with Michelle Smith of Milly or Band of Outsiders, allow me to enlighten you: when...