Toms: Beyond the Slip-Ons

Now back in Virginia, I’ve had a few days to unpack my suitcase, adjust back to Eastern Time and catch up on work emails.

During my two-week stay in LA, I soaked in some culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art, strolled the breezy streets of Santa Monica and tried Korean BBQ for the first time with friends at a great place in Korea Town (the two hour wait proved how good the food was).

I did squeeze in a buying trip to the apparel market in downtown LA, though, and bought suitcases full of clothing and jewelry to bring back to my boutique, Duo.

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Tory Burch Murray Sneaker

Back to Basics

The dread of going back to school as a kid was always slightly assuaged by the shopping trip to buy new outfits for fall. Back to school shopping was something I looked forward to because it usually involved a trip to the Gap or The Limited plus a stop at a local shoe store.

Looking back, it seems like I more often than not chose a new pair of canvas Keds. Something about these simple lace-up sneakers was synonymous with going back to school in September. That little blue rubber Keds rectangular logo on the back of the shoes was part of my childhood.

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