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Transition Tuesday: Vice President at Goldman Sachs to Marketing Consultant and Blogger

Netta is truly a super mom. She and I have known each other since her son and our youngest daughter were in Kindergarten. Truth be told, Zachary actually had a “Kindergarten crush” on Sydney ???? I knew she had a high-powered corporate job and I knew she was extremely busy not just at Goldman Sachs where she was VP of Marketing, but also as a mom of three children. Her…

How to Wear: White Denim and Chambray

Although I’ve been getting emails for Halloween costumes (on sale!) and it is back-to-school season for half of the United States, it’s still summer out and that means wearing white denim still looks fresh, and seasonally appropriate. I love pairing white denim with denim, and my chambray shirt is a go-to piece in my closet. I like rolling up my sleeves for a super-casual look, and I love being able…

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Crust Ever!

As soon as the weather got cooler, we took a drive out to Westchester county to the Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm for a morning of apple picking. The folks over at Chevrolet loaned us an apple red Chevy Traverse for our trip to the farm, as well as an apple pie cooking class in Brooklyn! We love the Traverse, since it was also the car we rode on our…

Transition Tuesday: Apparel Designer to Photographer

AHHHHH! Tracey Mammolito is one of my all-time favorite people. She and I met twenty years ago when we were starting out in our fashion careers — she a “junior designer” and I a “junior merchandiser” at the behemoth at the time, Liz Claiborne, Inc.  We worked on the same brands, Lizsport and Lizgolf which meant we were in every meeting together, working together on samples, velcro paper dolls and…

Transition Tuesday: Medical Billing Associate to Nursing Student

Welcome to our fourth week of Transition Tuesday and I hope you’re inspired or at the very least intrigued at my friend’s transitions. This week, I am so happy to introduce you to Chassidy, whom I met while taking classes at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. We met in Anatomy & Physiology I class in the spring of 2016 and then had the opportunity to be in class again…

Transition Tuesday: Corporate Office to Home Office

Welcome to the third Transition Tuesday feature! Lisa Pisano and I have spent a lot of time together the past fifteen years: we worked in corporate marketing and PR at Liz Claiborne, Inc.; we went to graduate school together at New York University where we both received Master’s in Integrated Marketing; we worked as marketing and PR consultants where we partnered on a few clients together; oh, and we are…

Transition Tuesday: Marketing to Occupational Therapy

As you may or may not know, for the past two years, I have been making a career transition from marketing to occupational therapy. It’s taking a bit of time because in order to even apply to graduate school for occupational therapy, I had to take and complete six science and psychology pre-requisite courses. Although long, it’s gone pretty quickly — I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I…

Transition Tuesday: Fashion Product Development to Health Coach

This is my second Transition Tuesday #ttmTransitionTuesday post. Last week, I wrote about my inspiration for starting this weekly column and about my own transition. Today, I introduce you to Laura Nelson. She and I worked together at Gap Inc. where we worked on the Banana Republic Brand – she as a production manager and I as a merchandising creative strategist. She is a perfect example of a person who…

Doing Laundry in Cold Water with Tide Coldwater

Since we moved into our own apartment with our own washer/dryer four years ago, I’ve always used cold water to launder our clothes. Washing in cold water saves energy, maintains our clothes colors and prevents shrinking! At a recent Momtrends event, Nicole Feliciano introduced an exclusive group of influencers to Tide Coldwater. Tide has a goal to convert 70% of all wash loads worldwide to cold by 2020. Won’t you…

Tips on Navigating the NYC High School Process

So, I haven’t written in a long time and that’s because we’ve got school on the brain. Between the school year starting, me being in school part-time  and our newly-minted teenager going through the NYC public high school application process, my time has been very limited. Make sure to scroll down for the discount code for High School 411, a service that helps NYC parents navigate the public high school…