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It's not often that a shoe makes our hit list for well over 20 years, but that's the power of a bona fide classic. From our way-back-in-the-day black patent Mary Janes (worn with white ruffly ankle socks, of course) to the lug-soled stompers we wore in high school, Mary Janes have always held a special place in our hearts.
So, we rounded up the 10 chicest Mary Janes out there. From Betsey Johnson's triple-strap, oxblood flats to Zara's dangerously pointed, vampy version, the steppers ahead prove that this strappy style isn't just a nostalgia trip.
Before you head out to break bread with friends and family this Thursday, you’re probably scanning your closet, wondering what outfit is right for the festivities. You want to find something that strikes the perfect balance between cozy and cute — while leaving room for the turkey and pie you’re about to devour. read
In New York City, you’re never more than a block away from a Starbucks; they are as bountiful as pigeons in this city. But, if you’re willing to look, there are also loads of independent cafes out there — warm, cozy spaces that smell like heaven and are extra-special because they belong to you and you alone (or at read