Kushyfoot: happiness for your feet…

Let me tell you about Kushyfoot. I recently got a PR package in the mail stuffed with goodies that I like: foot covers, padded opaque tights, “flats to go,” and fleece-lined trouser socks (knee highs), and if you have feet, you’ll like Kushyfoot.

All of these products cushion your feet in some way, which, as you know, is the best feeling ever. The only thing I need to be truly comfortable is some love for my feet, so for me, Kushyfoot products are amazing. I’m a heels-wearer; boring shoes make me sad, but obviously, wearing heels and constricting shoes can get really uncomfortable if you’re walking a lot. I don’t often walk long distances in heels, because it’s terrible, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less. But if you do tend to walk in heels regularly, these padded Kushyfoot products can make the whole experience just a little bit more squishy and comfortable! (Instead of insoles, for example, which always make my shoes less comfortable because they make them smaller.)

Check out the products I received, and my favorites!


The two things I love the most are the padded opaque tights in black, and the fleece-lined black knee-high socks. I wear black opaque tights at least once a week, and I can tell these are going to be at the top of my regular rotation. The ribbed padding at the toe makes them much more comfortable, like a little pillow for your feet. And I don’t think I have to explain why I’m obsessed with the fleece-lined knee highs. Anything fleece is like heaven to me.

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Also convenient are the flats to go—stick them in your purse for when your feet hurt in your heels. I’ve seen these before, but the Kushyfoot ones aren’t as good quality as other ones I’ve seen. I’ll use them, but I can’t guarantee they won’t fall apart on me. Also, they kind of look like slippers. But anyway—

It’s the holiday season, and these cute little foot products would make great stocking stuffers. I’m already sharing the foot covers with my mom because she works in an office and often wears cute little heels, and she’s obsessed. That little extra padding really does go a long way.

So thanks Kushyfoot! You make my feet v. happy. 🙂

all products c/o Kushyfoot

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Cold weather accessories wish list!

I don’t think I’m the only one who gets excited for cold-weather accessories. I love combining coats with the perfect gloves, hats, socks, stockings, and scarves. My accessories tend to be a mix of bright color combinations and minimal warmth, because unfortunately I’m one of those people who sacrifice warmth for style. I just love cold weather months, and I love to dress up for them, as if the season were an event. 🙂

I have winter coats in burgundy, black, red, white, off-white, and basically anything in red tones or neutral, so my color schemes tend to gravitate toward warm colors/reds/mauves/pinks/blacks.

Here’s what’s on my wish list for the fall/winter:

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I’m especially obsessed with the faux fur vest from TopShop! Shop these picks on my Polyvore.

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Talking about tights…because it's winter and freezing

Plus the nude tights question: answered!

Tonight in New York it’s -4 degrees. With March less than a week away, the freezing temperatures are starting to get ridiculous, and this is coming from someone who loves winter. So let’s talk about one of my favorite accessories and a must-have this winter if you want to wear dresses, and let’s face it, of course you do. Men in the back there, I’m also talking to you. They’re mad comfortable, and I know you’ve always been curious. 😉 Anyway: here’s how to wear all the myriad categories of tights and my favorite looks, co-opted from Pinterest.

Simple black

These are my most-worn kinds of tights, obviously. In the past I’ve only really worn opaque tights, but I like the look of very sheer tights better this year. Black tights go with everything, case dismissed, except maybe bright colors and browns, but it’s got to be your call.

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Patterned tights

I love patterned tights, again, in black. I especially love the knitted tights that look like fishnets (but that aren’t fishnet stockings, ironically). Like these:

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These are my second most-worn kind of tights, and I usually wear them with simple, solid dresses and booties. I would also throw some knee socks over them for a little something extra.

Colored tights

I have a long history with colored tights! During my early college years, I loved them. Did not leave the house without color on my legs. I had a favorite pair that were a muted purple, almost heather gray. I also wore burgundy (which I still wear because the color matches so flawlessly with my wardrobe), forest green, and mustard (again, which I still wear). Colored tights can definitely be a hit-or-miss; they’re so fussy. I’ve seen such amazing color combinations on some bloggers that I know I could never pull off, so I always go with neutral everything else and then slap on the tights—in jewel tones, if anything—as a pop of color. But I love these looks, too:

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Nude tights

Nude tights are truthfully a little tacky to me, but honestly, I don’t care much about that when I’m faced with 1 degree temperatures. One way I like to make nude tights a little more interesting is to wear ones that don’t look like you’re not supposed to see them. So I wear nude tights with either a pattern or a texture on them, like these tattoo tights I got from Etsy a few years ago. They’re definitely nude tights, but they serve another purpose other than warmth, and the pattern takes away from that tacky look nude tights so often have.

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Knee socks

I’m big on knee socks this year. I love ones that are neutral tones, like the cream and black pairs I wear often. Knee socks make me feel really elegant and also girlish, a strange combination. I also have a burgundy pair that again, just goes so well with a lot of the pieces I own, so they sort of act like a neutral for me. Those are my staple colors for knee socks, so if you’re looking for the right colors, choose neutrals first and then pick a color that is easily mixed into your wardrobe. I love wearing knee socks with either over-the-knee boots or booties.

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Also: I have never divined the difference between stockings and tights.

Fashion | New Romance

I love H&M. I got this warm, soft, beautiful blush sweater there and some dangly necklaces I can layer and tangle. ‘Fast fashion’ has a lot of critics but it’s lovely for me to be able to change my style often without emptying my bank account. And as always, the quality is what you pay for. I don’t make a secret of not being inclined to buy high fashion or even middle-brow brands (or whatever you call it!) and I love the affordability of places like H&M and Forever 21. This outfit is full of both.

I wore this to Eataly with my family for my sister’s birthday, and stuffed myself on gnocchi with a duck pate sauce and cremini mushrooms. God, I love Eataly. Luckily, the skirt stretched 😉
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skirt and boots from Forever 21 (both old), necklace and sweater from H&M