The most comfortable (and *really* cute) podiatrist-approved boots for fall

October 24, 2019 at 05:40PM by CWC I know what you’re thinking—the words “podiatrist-approved” and “cute” are oxymorons, but hear me out. First of all, you know what’s not cute? Limping around a decade from now due to the bad shoe choices of your relative youth. Meanwhile, what is cute is investing in a good … Continue reading The most comfortable (and *really* cute) podiatrist-approved boots for fall

These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

September 05, 2019 at 05:35PM by CWC You’ll find plenty of shoes and sneakers you can wear all day without getting any number of miscellaneous body aches. But comfortable boots (that aren’t unintentionally hideous) are hard to come by. Such practical shoe unicorns do exist, however, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Wondering … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

February 20, 2019 at 02:05PM by CWC You can find a ton of shoes and sneakers that you can wear all day without getting a number of miscellaneous body aches. For some reason, though, comfortable boots—that aren’t (unintentionally) ugly or orthopedic looking—are harder to come by. Such practical shoe unicorns do exist, however—it just requires, … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

10 winter-proof boots that’ll keep you seriously warm (while still looking cool)

January 04, 2019 at 08:30AM Picture this: You just put together the cutest outfit of new holiday picks—sleek leather leggings, an oversized cashmere turtleneck, and your fabulous gold hoops—when you remember the icy tundra that awaits outside of your front door. Um, your old snow boots will definitely cramp this “new year, new you” outfit … Continue reading 10 winter-proof boots that’ll keep you seriously warm (while still looking cool)

The barre class secret to making any pair of heeled boots more comfortable

December 30, 2018 at 04:00AM On a recent Sunday, I rode my bike over to one of my girlfriend’s apartments to eat dinner, which was really just an excuse for her to get me and her new boyfriend together, in the hopes that we’d hit it off. Anyone who has participated in this particular new … Continue reading The barre class secret to making any pair of heeled boots more comfortable

Michelle Obama’s sparkly boots can’t outshine the wisdom she delivered in NYC

December 20, 2018 at 10:37AM Did you see those boots? On Wednesday, with glittery thigh-high Balenciaga boots peeking out of her full-length gown, former first lady Michelle Obama brought some serious holiday sparkle to the stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center—and set the internet ablaze. (Astrologer and writer Chani Nicholas pointed out that Obama, a Capricorn, wore … Continue reading Michelle Obama’s sparkly boots can’t outshine the wisdom she delivered in NYC

This season, hiking boots are for more than hitting the trails

December 14, 2018 at 03:00AM The idea of a “dad sneaker” has always been a little lost on me, personally. When I think back to what my father stomped around in during my childhood, it wasn’t a chunky, white trainer—more often than not, he was clad in some kind of hiking boot. (As were many … Continue reading This season, hiking boots are for more than hitting the trails

These are the heeled boots you won’t hate if you usually live in sneakers

December 11, 2018 at 06:19AM My love affair with sneakers is well-documented. But I wasn’t always like this. Just a couple of years ago, the idea of wearing sneakers anywhere aside from the gym made me feel nauseous. I would strap myself into the most painful shoes, and I took pride in the fact that … Continue reading These are the heeled boots you won’t hate if you usually live in sneakers

The easiest way to break in leather boots (minus the blisters)

September 25, 2018 at 09:48AM So you’re honoring the onslaught of fall weather by treating yourself to a new pair of leather boots. The purchase has you daydreaming about the endless comfy-cute leggings and sweaters combos you’ll rock them with all the season. But then reality hits: Before you can live out this hygge-fied fantasy, you’ll have to … Continue reading The easiest way to break in leather boots (minus the blisters)

Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

December 29, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC For many, travel experiences exemplify the reward portion of the “work hard, play hard” continuum—and evidence abounds to support the notion: Both solo travel and soloish travel are growing in popularity; engaged couples are opting for honeymoon funds as part of or even in place of more traditional … Continue reading Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

December 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We rolled up in Sonia’s mom’s minivan, driven by Sonia’s little sister, which simultaneously made me feel teenage and ancient. In reality, I am 28. The Romy and Michelle year. The Grosse Pointe Blank year. The year pop culture declares you show up to your high school reunion Full Adult and … Continue reading Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

This blow dryer is the best thing I bought this year, and it has rendered my straightening iron useless

December 26, 2019 at 04:02PM by CWC Let’s get this out of the way right here at the beginning: I know how absurd it is to spend $400 on a blow dryer. Which is why for two years, I resisted the urge to try the Dyson Supersonic, rolling my eyes at the people who told me … Continue reading This blow dryer is the best thing I bought this year, and it has rendered my straightening iron useless

Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

December 25, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In June 2019, the global beauty market was valued at $532 billion dollars—and it’s growing faster than ever. That means that this year, there were a lot of new launches worth checking out, from new-to-market brands to innovative products that have the power to change your life—or at the … Continue reading Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

How breakfast by candlelight brightens my dark mornings

December 22, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC So many ancient traditions center around lighting candles at this time of year, as the days grow darker and then darker still before the winter solstice on December 21. There’s Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Advent, which I celebrated as a child, and Hanukkah, too. There is … Continue reading How breakfast by candlelight brightens my dark mornings

Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

December 19, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Try an herb-filled, colorful twist on traditional holiday bark with this delicious, mood-boosting version.  More than any other time of year, winter is the season when most people are especially in need of a little extra happy. It’s cold outside, the sun is nowhere to be seen (unless … Continue reading Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

I’m due to give birth on December 25, and these are the essentials keeping me sane

December 16, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC The first thing I did when I found out I was pregnant—after telling my husband, my mom, and my BFF who had predicted I was knocked up (accurately, it turns out)—was calculate the due date. The big day? December 25, 2019. Beyond hoping it didn’t happen exactly then—give … Continue reading I’m due to give birth on December 25, and these are the essentials keeping me sane

5 expert camping tips every aspirational adventurer should bookmark

December 13, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a 2012 memoir recounting her solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, sparked a movement of female outdoor enthusiasts also taking to the trails. Since then, a profusion of diverse, female outdoor influencers and woman-led outdoor groups have been making al fresco adventures more accessible … Continue reading 5 expert camping tips every aspirational adventurer should bookmark

How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

December 08, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Technically, winter doesn’t arrive until December 21. But let’s be real—it’s already in full-force. And with the freezing temps and snowy days comes a constant battle to keep your feet warm. If you struggle with keeping your feet warm, you can do a handful of different things to … Continue reading How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

Sorry sweatsuits—these sweater suits are the chicest way to wear your cozies everywhere this winter

December 03, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC While some people refer to the months between November and March as “cuffing season,” I prefer to call it “the season in which I refuse to take my sweatpants off no matter what.” But as a professional woman who is also in the process of trying to find … Continue reading Sorry sweatsuits—these sweater suits are the chicest way to wear your cozies everywhere this winter

The case for taking yourself on a solo date—no matter your relationship status

November 27, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The crisp air of a New York City autumn screamed romance. I could feel it on the sliver of exposed skin between my tight black turtleneck dress and black suede boots while I passed leaves in hues of orange and yellow. I strolled past the famed Dakota building … Continue reading The case for taking yourself on a solo date—no matter your relationship status

I professionally stretch people for a living—and this is the best stretch in my arsenal

November 23, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC A good stretching session makes everything better—you know this. But some days you simply don’t have time to follow along  a YouTube video or list of feel-good exercises. Sometimes all you need to do is set aside a few minutes for just one stretch—and who better to cue you in … Continue reading I professionally stretch people for a living—and this is the best stretch in my arsenal

8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game

November 14, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Footwear is probably the most technical piece of equipment that you slip on in your day-to-day gym regimen. A shoe has to fit properly, it’s got to suit the workout that you’re doing, and it has to hold your foot in place to stave off injury and make … Continue reading 8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game

“Coat-veralls” are the most useful winter-wear feature since the down insert itself

November 10, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s that time of year: We’re all making 3,987 references to the fact that winter is coming like we haven’t been saying it since 2015, Netflix queues are brimming with holiday movies, and we finally (finally!) get to break out our cozy coats and jackets. The latter is … Continue reading “Coat-veralls” are the most useful winter-wear feature since the down insert itself