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A NYC Shopping Marathon, a.k.a. Field Research

Mr. Real Life Style called me in NYC last Tuesday morning from DC to ask what Kyle and I had on our schedules for the day. No clients, I said, but we are going to the Met to see the Versailles Exhibit (there would be clothes) and to some stores downtown. “So you are playing in New York all day?”, he asked in a slightly amused tone. I say slightly because he was alone with our two young children for 3 days while I was in New York “working.” Trying not to sound too defensive, I explained that we needed to …

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The Official List of RLS Approved T-Shirts

It’s the start of a new season. Time to put away those sweaters and get ready for t-shirt weather! If your tees from last season are looking worn, think about freshening up your drawers with a new batch. These are the 6 brands of t-shirts we’ve been buying ourselves and our clients the last few seasons. Our criteria for a good tee? A flattering shape that withstands normal and super-mom wear and tear. Happy Shopping! . The Everyday Basic Tee: Everlane I wear one of my six Everlane t-shirts most days of the week. The shapes are simple, the colors …

Fashion Accessories

Lani’s Favorite New Black Flats

I’ve been without a truly comfortable black flat for years. Like most of us, I have 4 different pairs I wear for different occasions, but nothing that I feel I can wear for a full day of shopping without some suffering involved. The problem? My design standards are too high and my feet suck. I’ve been lusting after the pointy toed loafers this year, but was convinced that they would kill my feet so I wouldn’t bother. Then along came the Clarks Corabeth Erin Flat. It is like there are little pillows inside! I couldn’t buy them on the spot …

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Should This Be My New Raincoat?

The Everlane Anorak, $98 . I received the promo email for this brand new Anorak from Everlane exactly one day after I stood in front of my very full coat closet, very amused. I had just realized that although I own about 5 different versions of a trench coat, I only have one real raincoat. That “real” raincoat is too short for a true downpour, and just like my Orla Kiely teacup boots, is probably not so age appropriate these days as it has birds printed on it. And did I mention that it isn’t actually that waterproof? See it …

Fashion Accessories

A New Backpack For Lani

This last trip to New York was so brief, I just couldn’t imagine dragging a rolling suitcase around with me for a 26 hour trip. The perfect solution? A backpack. “But wait, I don’t have a cute one,” I thought. I would have done some panic shopping but stopped myself with the same thought I always have about backpacks: as cute as they are, I don’t know if I will really use one. So I threw fashion to the wind and used my husband’s travel backpack from Osprey, which is part of a set we bought before a big trip …