Spring shoes to spruce up your black.

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Spring Shoes

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The Boston event is so sad. Lets think of other ruby slippers that can carry us across finish lines for the folks today that were denied a finish.

Thanks to Tory Burch we have a few bright shoes to consider! Here are a few ideas:

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Crazy Sample Sales this Week ~ Here’s the best ones

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Levi’s, Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Tibi and Hanky Panky all down in the garment/soho district

What: Levi’s Made & Crafted and Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Why: Denim, bottoms, and tops ($40-$80, reg. $90-$275), as well as jackets and outerwear ($200-$400, reg. $400-$1,000) from both lines.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 236 W. 27th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 14th flr.

 What: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Why: Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, and shoes are up to70 percent off. A portion of the proceeds goes to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 304 Hudson St., b/t Vandam & Spring Sts., 8th flr. Enter on Spring St. Map It

 What: Thakoon
Why: Up to 85 percent off printed fall coats, leather shorts, striped sweaters, and silk dresses. A portion of proceeds goes to Hurricane Sandy relief. Donations (toiletries, diapers, baby food, blankets) welcome.
When: Tues.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 270 Lafayette St., at Prince St., ste. 1005. Map It

What: Tibi
Why: Chop up to 70 percent off geometric-patterned pants, floral column dresses, beaded tops, felted wool blazer coats, and printed denim.
When: Wed., noon-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 348 W. 36th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. Map It

 What: Hanky Panky
Why: Underwear for up to 75 percent off. Fill your lingerie drawer with colorful lace thongs, boy shorts, baby-doll nighties, and chemises.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues. & Wed., 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. Enter at 410 W. 16th St. Map It

 

One Orange Sash

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My friend was telling me a story about her wonderful and boisterous 10  year old son .  She, like me, grew up with a sister and now (unlike me) is the only female in a household of males (including the dog).  The story was about about her boy’s new responsibilities as a cross walk monitor.  It sounded like a great use of his big personality and a way to learn responsibility.  As she was telling the story, she mentioned that his role was so official, he even had to wear a bright orange sash over his clothes as a part of his uniform.  Then she stopped herself, realizing she described her hockey playing, baseball throwing son as a wearing a sash.  She laughed and with her hands described this bright orange item as a miss america-like ribbon across his front.  Girls with sisters call it a sash.  To boys, its a uniform.