Author Archives: Brooke Moreland

Fashion 101: Purse Theory

Fashion 101: Purse Theory

As women, we simply cannot get around the fact that we will always have to carry a purse. Sometimes I try to challenge this theory by stuffing everything in my pockets, just as a man would. However, I always, ALWAYS regret it. Pockets are just not enough to house what the modern woman needs. I mean, I would love to see a pair of jeans that could hold my phone, wallet, keys, compact, lip gloss, In Touch Magazine, a hardback novel, phone charger, breath mints, hand sanitizer, emergency flip-flops — but I don’t think they exist. More »

Fashion 101: Fall Transition Fail

Fashion 101: Fall Transition Fail

In theory, we are supposed to keep pieces from our summer wardrobe and slowly phase them out as the weather gets colder and our sweater stock accumulates. Every year I read about the “fall transition wardrobe” and begin to strategize how I’ll effortlessly marry my cotton sundresses with my mohair sweaters. But I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret: your summer clothes are finished and have no place in your fall wardrobe. More »

Fashion 101: Pain Is Beauty

Fashion 101: Pain Is Beauty

I love high heels. Not in the Carrie Bradshaw “walking 40 blocks in $400 shoes” Manolo fetishist kind of way, or anything. I just love them. I love that they are pretty. I love that they are womanly and glamorous. I love that they make me taller. I love the way my legs look in them. But most of all, I love that they make me feel powerful. I love my high heels, but they do not return my love. In fact, they turned on me.

A few weeks back, I noticed soreness in my foot; I ignored it. I began walking with a limp; I still ignored it. It got so bad that last week, after a lovely dinner with girlfriends, my friend Ana had to literally carry me home on her back when we couldn’t get a cab because it hurt too much to walk even a few steps. So I broke down and went to the doctor. And it turns out I have a stress fracture. More »