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September 8th, 2009 · Print Print

Kate Spade Coat

Wait, food?  Fashion?!?

Come on, Katy.  Don’t you know that those two passions never occur simultaneously inside a single human being?  Don’t you realize that if people who liked clothes actually decided to eat, the entire fashion industry would crumble to dust in significantly less than the time it takes to wait in line for a Marc Jacobs sample sale?

Well, I’m ready to test that theory.  Despite running a food blog for almost two years, I do have a life outside of cooking.  A life that is actually much more well-rounded and less caloric than you would think from looking at the recipes I post on this website.  And I’m ready to share the rest of it!

My hope is that, in addition to enjoying the recipes and my witty commentary (who, me?  modest?  not so much), I’ll get to share some tips on clothes, decorating, and life generally as a girl in NYC.

Or, as I like to say: living sweetly, in every way.

My goal is to put up one non-food post for every recipe I make, so I’m going to increase the number of posts on this site, without abandoning my food blog roots.  So don’t worry, I’ll have a great new recipe up for you in just a day or two.

But to kick things off, this picture is my top must-have item for fall.  I was walking home from work one day and walked straight by the Kate Spade store with only a halfhearted glance.  But when I saw this in the window, I immediately doubled back to try it on.  To me, it’s a cross between Mad Men and Confessions of a Shopaholic — I’m not sure how that works, but it totally, completely does.  I’m hoping it goes on sale before the weather gets cold enough for jackets here!

Like it?  Kate Spade Madeline Mona Coat: Buy it here or here.


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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan // Sep 8, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I love love love the fall line at Kate Spade! Doesn’t it make you want to pair bright tights with everything and get short little bangs too? Her ad campaigns are amazing!

  • 2 Alice Q. Foodie // Sep 8, 2009 at 6:58 am

    How funny, I recently did something really similar with my blog – and I love that coat – totally have my eye on it!  It’s a little harder to justify in San Diego than NYC!

  • 3 Alice Q. Foodie // Sep 8, 2009 at 6:58 am

    oh, and I”m also a lawyer!

  • 4 VeggieGirl // Sep 8, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’m a MAJOR fashionista, so I’m loving this!! 😀

  • 5 Joy // Sep 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I’m all for food and fashion, hun! I adore that coat…great find.

  • 6 zoe // Sep 8, 2009 at 10:23 am

    That is a gorgeous coat!! Great idea on the blog!

  • 7 Mary Katherine // Sep 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I think the expanded blog idea is great. I like the coat, too!  food and fashion-how great!

  • 8 Natalie // Sep 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Okay – I LOVE LOVE LOVE food and clothes!  I love indulging in delectable foods, but I also enjoy cooking healthy meals.  The healthy meals help me balance out my diet so that I can fit into the clothes I love so much.  May I also say that you picked the perfect clothing season to start this off – fall lines are ALWAYS the best.

  • 9 Emily // Sep 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I love the new direction!! Food and fashion DO go together…so many fun points of convergence…they are both about presentation, there are traditionalists, the avant-gardes, trends, etc. etc.!! Also…my favorite thing to do …throw a dinner party (or more often than not plan one that never ends up happening)…requires picking out a menu, a direction, a hostess outfit!!!??  I am glad Sugarlaws will be there to guide me in such pursuits! !! ! !

  • 10 Crisa // Sep 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I just bought this coat at Kate Spade Soho YESTERDAY!!! It was magical when I tried it on, and it took me 3 minutes to decide that it’s worth regular price.
    As charming as you are, I respectfully have to say I hope we don’t bump into each other wearing the same coat. ; )

  • 11 Amy I. // Sep 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Yay! Love the food, but looking forward to reading your musings on other subjects… variety always keeps things interesting, I think!

  • 12 Kelly Caldwell // Sep 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    SO excited for the new header and new direction! Def a different niche. And Kate is a good place to start with fashion. Good to see your taste has evolved from the days of ye olde kneesocks. =)

  • 13 Allison // Sep 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Hi! I came across your blog today and just wanted to tell you how much I love and how I totally agree that it is more than possible to be a fashionista and a foodie :) I started my own blog on that very theme!! And I love the kate spade coat :)

  • 14 NuJoi // Sep 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Looks like I’m back just in time for your change. Looking forward to the new direction!

  • 15 Annie // Sep 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I do love fashion, but there are other sites for that. You are a gem for recipes..I’d prefer food only!!!

  • 16 Lesley // Sep 30, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Oh, food and fashion… my two must haves for fall!

  • 17 wendyb964 // Aug 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    thanks, katy. as a native of East Hampton/upper east side now living in CA, you are a breath of fresh air! love the blog and the same killer jimmy choo peep toe pumps. though your mom’s age, i love your fashion and can wear a lot of it. keep up the good work!

  • 18 Nat // Sep 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Love both the food and fashion!  Keep it up!

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