Spring shoes to spruce up your black.




Spring Shoes


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:



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


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


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.