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Fashion and shopping in New York City, on the Internet, and beyond. Featuring weekly sample sale reports, store reviews, websites of the week, and shopping tips and advice from a New York City girl.
12 Days In Croatia
2022-09-30 23:00
A few years ago, a study came out concluding that most people derive more joy from planning a vacation than actually being on it. I am not one of those people. Travel is how I recharge my ba… Read More
What To Wear In San Francisco In Fall
2022-09-23 01:00
Happy first day of autumn! For many of you, it's the time of year that a cold nip starts creeping in at night, and you start thinking about boots, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. Unl… Read More
What To Wear With A Caftan
2022-08-25 05:00
Hi, remember me? I feel like I've been slacking a lot on this blog, and literally the last thing I want to do is turn into that blogger who tapers off into nothingness. (Um, like when I ende… Read More
How To Wear Barbiecore
2022-08-12 01:00
I've found myself inexplicably drawn to the color pink this summer, and turns out I'm not alone: Barbiecore is everywhere at the moment. As Vogue explains, it's a little Valentino fall 2020… Read More
2022-07-21 00:30
If the words "cutout dress" give you anxiety, you are not alone. I have never had rock-hard abs, and so I've always avoided cropped tops, cutouts, deep sides, or anything else that could pot… Read More
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Picks
2022-07-07 01:00
Every year, I ask myself whether I should be covering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It feels like Groundhog Day in a way—many of the same items are included year after year, so much… Read More
2022-06-29 15:00
Have you ever meticulously packed for a trip, only to arrive and experience a sudden change in weather? That's what happened to me last week. I had been checking the forecast for a week and… Read More
How To Pack For A Trip
2022-06-23 12:00
Now that the pandemic is endemic, restrictions are being lifted, and we can take travel once again, it seems like we are all THIRSTY for a vacation. Anecdotally speaking, the airports were p… Read More
Amazon Cult Favorite Beauty Products
2022-06-16 19:30
Amazon is many things to many people: incredibly convenient, possibly evil, a source of income, an undeniable and almost unavoidable force. It also happens to be a great source for hard-to-f… Read More
7 Ways To Wear Birkenstocks
2022-06-08 15:00
It's summer, and that means it's Birkenstock season. Well, that means it's Birkenstock sandal season, because if you're like me, you own what I call Winter Birkenstocks (aka the shearling-li… Read More
2022-06-02 19:45
It finally (finally) feels like summer here in the Bay Area: the weather is warming up, my workweek ends at 1pm on Fridays, and we have a bunch of fun trips planned. I also really look forwa… Read More
2022-05-05 00:00
One of my favorite parts of living in San Francisco is that it's so close to wine country. If you time it right, you can be in Sonoma County in under an hour, or a little longer for Napa Cou… Read More
An Honest Review Of Chicwish
2022-04-27 19:30
Chicwish provided me with all of the clothing in this post for free, however all of the opinions in the following post are 100% my own. If you've been scrolling on Instagram recently, c… Read More
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2022
2022-04-20 16:04
Mothers: we've all got one—possibly two, and maybe a mother-in-law, a stepmom, a couple grandmas, or even a mother figure. And while I may not be a mom, I certainly know how to shop fo… Read More
How To Depuff Your Face
2022-04-13 15:00
I've noticed a certain thing happening to my face recently, and that's if I've had anything alcoholic to drink the night before, I wake up in the morning with an alarmingly puffy face. If I'… Read More
Everything To Buy During The Sephora Sale
2022-03-30 15:00
Yep, it's that time: Sephora's Beauty Insider event starts Friday, April 1st. Rouge members get 20% off starting on the 1st. VIBs get 15% off starting on the 5th, and Insiders get 10% off st… Read More
2022-03-23 17:00
We've had several false starts over the last few years, but it seems like a lot of us are returning to the office, at least a few days per week. As much as I love how productive (and calmer)… Read More
The Best Amazon Tops Under $40
2022-03-16 15:00
I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon—vitamins, home gadgets, French beauty products—but I am late to the fashion game. Which is probably because like everything else on Amazon, it help… Read More
An Honest Review Of Olaplex
2022-03-09 16:00
I first started coloring my hair in high school with Nice 'N Easy or one of those semi-permanent at-home kits; I believe it was some sort of deep red color that no one is actually born with… Read More
2022-03-02 16:00
As I mentioned in my newsletter last week, I've been hearing a lot about dopamine dressing, which is basically wearing clothes that bring you joy because the last two years have been all abo… Read More
My 2022 Birthday Wishlist
2022-02-23 16:00
Just about a year ago, I pledged to cut down on the Canva-collage posts and feature more original content here, and while I think I've been doing a pretty good job of that, there have been s… Read More
2022-02-16 16:00
On a Friday afternoon in March 2020, I grabbed my laptop and a few files from my desk, thinking I'd be working from home for a week or two until the whole Coronavirus thing calmed down. And… Read More
2022-02-02 16:00
February means many different things to different people; it's Black History month, my best friend's birthday, Super Bowl Sunday, Presidents' Day weekend, Groundhog Day, and, of course, Vale… Read More
A Weekend Trip To Miami Beach
2022-01-26 16:00
My first trip to Miami Beach, a.k.a. South Beach, was 15 years ago for my friend's bachelorette party. Four of us crammed into a tiny room with two queen-size beds, but we barely spent any t… Read More
2022-01-12 16:00
Just before the new year, there was a meme going around the Internet alluding to how 2022 sounds like "2020 two," e.g. "the sequel," e.g. dear god, not again. But Sean interpreted it as "202… Read More
The Top Products Of 2021
2022-01-05 16:00
Happy new year, and welcome to 2022! But first, one more post about 2021. This blog is called Cheryl Shops for good reason, but obviously you do a lot of shopping too. Once again, thank you… Read More
2021-12-22 16:00
 As I noted last week, I'm changing things up a bit with my year-end recaps for 2021. I've shared my favorite outfits of 2021, so now it's time for your favorite posts of 2021. I was no… Read More
2021-12-15 16:00
Spotify's year-in-review posts came out last week, so you know what that means: time for the year-end wrap ups! I'm changing things up a bit this time; it's always hard to pick a favorite ou… Read More
What I Wore In New York City
2021-11-17 16:00
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I used to live in NYC for a long time (13 years, to be exact) and it will always have a big part of my heart. I normally go back fo… Read More
The Cheryl Shops Holiday Gift Guide 2021
2021-11-10 19:00
Grab some hot chocolate and crank up "All I Want for Christmas Is You," because the Cheryl Shops Holiday Gift Guide 2021 is here! You may notice that this is the earliest I've ever posted a… Read More
2021-11-03 15:00
Now that Halloween is over, can we talk about the holidays? I am really looking forward to celebrating them this year, because last year ended up being a big bummer. I'm not going to rehash… Read More
2021-10-27 16:30
The number-one question I get from friends, family, and readers is "What skincare products should I be using?" I'm flattered that people come to me for advice (I do work in the beauty indust… Read More
7 Ways To Wear A Quilted Jacket
2021-10-20 15:00
Of all the pieces of clothing worth investing in, outerwear is definitely at the top. They're what you tend to wear the most, yet they can last the longest. If properly cared for, jackets an… Read More
2021-10-13 15:00
As soon as I typed the title of this post, I thought, "how is it already October?!" Then I realized, "whoa, it's already October 13th," which made me wonder where the first half of this mont… Read More
An Honest Review Of Sarah Flint Shoes
2021-10-06 17:05
If you follow a lot of influencers on Instagram, chances are you've heard of Sarah Flint shoes. Their brand ambassadors include some of my favorite content creators—Brooklyn Blonde, Gr… Read More
An Honest Review Of Spanx Jeans
2021-09-29 15:00
It's funny to think that I started wearing Spanx pants only a year ago, because my collection has grown exponentially in that time—it started with perfect black ankle pants, then the f… Read More
Our Trip To The Big Island Of Hawaii
2021-09-22 15:00
In case you missed last week’s post, we recently spent a week on the Big Island of Hawaii and it was pretty much amazing. We had booked the trip months ago, soon after I started a new… Read More
What I Wore In Hawaii
2021-09-15 15:00
If you've subscribed to my newsletter, you know that I'd been looking forward to our Hawaii trip for a long time. You also probably know that I've been on a pre-vacay spending spree. For one… Read More
The Best Labor Day Sales
2021-09-01 15:00
There are two kinds of people: those who get excited for fall in August and those who don't. When I lived in NYC, I was in the former group—by August, the city would get unbearably mug… Read More
What I Wore At Car Week
2021-08-19 00:30
The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer; while I had intended to show everything I wore at Car Week, we were having so much fun, we kind of forgot to shoot it all. Alas, I'm only featu… Read More
What To Buy At Everlane
2021-08-11 15:00
I have shopped at Everlane for years—the oldest receipt I found in my Gmail is from 2014, but l'm pretty sure we go back even further. I've stuck around all these years because they ma… Read More
What To Wear In August
2021-08-04 15:00
August, otherwise known as Fogust, is a weird time of year in San Francisco. Elsewhere in the world, people are beginning to grow tired of their summer clothes, but we're just getting ready… Read More
A Weekend Trip To Chicago
2021-07-28 15:00
Earlier this month, I took my first flight since the beginning of the pandemic and went home to Chicago to see my mom for the first time in a year and a half—the longest I've gone with… Read More
2021-07-21 15:00
Lots of people have been pooping on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, and I can kind of see why. As blogger/influencers, we often feel a lot of pressure to cover it, although I do so… Read More
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2021
2021-07-14 15:00
I've often referred to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as Christmas in July; for years, it's been an ingenious way to stock up on fall clothes & shoes early, at a rare pre-season discount… Read More
My Favorite Summer Dresses For 2021
2021-06-17 15:00
I read a recent theory that we're conditioned as children to "love" summer because of the three-month break we get from school; in actuality, it's hot and miserable, so what is there really… Read More
A Weekend Trip To Calistoga
2021-06-10 15:00
It had only been a few months since we last took a weekend trip to Santa Barbara, but after the stress of the last month (we're ok, really!), not to mention the ridiculously cold and windy s… Read More
2021-06-03 15:00
Whoa, how is it June already?! This year is flying by, which I guess is a good thing—I feel like every day, week, and month, we get closer to normal life again. Case in point: We staye… Read More
An Honest Review Of Hermès Oasis Sandals
2021-05-12 15:00
When it comes to French luxury houses, Louis Vuitton and Chanel tend to have the best name recognition and while I wouldn't turn down a bag from either, my favorite has always been Herm&egra&hell…Read More
2021-05-07 15:00
Well, dear readers, it's been a week. I'm not at liberty to discuss exactly what happened or why, but thankfully I am healthy and safe, as are my loved ones, and that's the most important th… Read More
2021-04-28 15:00
As I mentioned last month, I'm making some changes around here and featuring more things I've actually bought. In this particular case, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things that wo… Read More
What To Wear With A Tie-dye Sweater
2021-04-21 15:00
I subscribe to a lot—I mean, a lotttt—of email lists. Much of it is for competitive research (I'm an editorial director at a major retailer by day), but really, a lot of it is ju… Read More
10 Ways To Wear White Jeans
2021-04-07 15:00
 When I do a Cheryl's Greatest Hits post, I generally go for 7 ways to wear something, but I love my white jeans so much—and feature them so often here—that I've decided to… Read More
What To Wear In April
2021-03-31 15:00
I know I've made quite a production in my last several outfit posts about how I'm trying to move beyond the whole Dress Like a French Woman™ thing, so I don't want to seem totally… Read More
A Letter From The Editor
2021-03-25 15:00
In case you were wondering, the editor is me! Hi, dear readers. I feel compelled to warn you that this is going to be a somewhat introspective and very personal post, but hopefully one that… Read More
What To Wear With A Maxi Cardigan
2021-03-23 15:00
As I've mentioned recently, I've been in what feels like a year-long wardrobe rut but maybe that's just been a year-long global pandemic. Either way, I decided I needed some new Instagram in… Read More
What To Wear On Your Birthday In Quarantine
2021-03-16 15:00
As I wrote the title of this post, I thought, "Hopefully it will be the last birthday I'll ever have so spend in quarantine." Granted, as far as quarantine goes, it was a pretty glamorous on… Read More
A Weekend Trip To Santa Barbara
2021-03-11 16:00
My birthday is in early March, and exactly a year ago, we spent it in Paris and London. Since that trip—which now feels like a million lifetimes ago—we took a road trip to Big Su… Read More
What To Wear With A Designer Hoodie
2021-03-09 16:00
I know everyone has been wearing hoodies for the last year, and while I've resisted them for the most part, I had a revelation a few weeks ago. I was out walking Zuni when it started to ligh… Read More
My 2021 Birthday Wishlist
2021-02-25 16:00
My birthday is next Tuesday, and it is kind of comically tragic to think that exactly a year ago, I left for a trip to London and Paris. This year, we are spending the upcoming weekend in Sa… Read More
An Honest Review Of All The Spanx Pants
2021-02-23 16:00
My honest review of Spanx perfect black pants continues to be one of the most popular posts here on Cheryl Shops, and since Spanx just sent me several pairs of their best-selling pants in na… Read More
What To Wear On An Afternoon Date
2021-02-17 16:00
I recently came to the conclusion that I really miss making an effort to get dressed. My outfits have devolved into this sadly repetitive basic place, which is partly because it's winter but… Read More
What To Wear In February
2021-02-09 16:00
It's only the second week of February, but it's the time in the season when I start to get bored with my winter clothes. I also tend to get into a big sweaters-and-jeans rut this time of yea… Read More
7 Ways To Wear Leopard Print
2021-02-04 18:23
One of my favorite coworkers used to say "prints are personal," and they are—I love stripes, plaids, and the occasional tie-dye but have a hard time with florals, paisley, and anything… Read More
What To Wear With A Sweater Vest
2021-01-26 16:00
I featured sweater vests in my fall trend report last year, and while I had meant to do an outfit post with one soon thereafter, it's better late than never, right? The other issue is that I… Read More
What To Wear With A Ruched Dress
2021-01-19 16:00
I tend to get into a winter rut of sweaters and jeans (and hoodies and leggings), and while we'll get back to that next week, I took advantage of the unexpected heatwave we've been having an… Read More
What To Wear With A Cashmere Coatigan
2021-01-12 16:00
As I was going through a bunch of 10-year-old bills that I found in my storage space this weekend (don't ask why I kept them), it occurred to me how so much of our lives are digital now. I c… Read More
What To Wear In 2021
2021-01-05 16:00
I don't know about you, but I've never been happier to write a new year—hello, 2021! I know it's only a few days into the new year, and considering we're still in lockdown, nothing has… Read More
The Best Of 2020, Part 2
2020-12-31 16:00
Enough about me—let's talk about you. This blog is called Cheryl Shops, and while shopping is what I do, it's what you do too. Plus, I love getting feedback on what you liked (or didn'… Read More
The Best Of 2020
2020-12-29 19:00
I know, it's kind of weird to think of 2020 in terms of "the best" or anything great happening, for that matter, but it wasn't all bad. I actually started the year on a good note, with a tri… Read More
What To Wear During Lockdown 2.0
2020-12-22 16:00
I'm writing this post literally as the sun is setting on the shortest day of the year, and spiritually, I hope today is a turning point. I've seen a lot of people sharing this post on social… Read More
Last-minute Gifts That Aren't Gift Cards
2020-12-17 16:00
When it comes to last-minute gifts, I have nothing against a carefully selected gift card from a place the recipient actually likes to shop, but let's face it, nothing says "I almost forgot… Read More
What To Wear To Wine Country In Winter
2020-12-15 16:00
As I mentioned in last week's post, San Francisco is in lockdown 2.0, but Napa County isn't yet, so we headed up there on Saturday to pick up wine and enjoy one last meal in a restaurant bef… Read More
7 Holiday At Home Outfit Ideas
2020-12-11 16:00
I knew several months ago that, for the first time in my 42 years, I wouldn't be spending Christmas in Chicago with my mom. We had instead made plans to drive down to L.A., rent a house in V… Read More
The Cheryl Shops Holiday Gift Guide 2020
2020-12-03 16:00
Now that you've shopped all of the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Giving Tuesday sales, time to tackle gifts for other people. While I focused on major retailers offering ridiculously… Read More
What To Wear With Wide-leg Khakis
2020-12-01 16:00
If you are of a certain age like I am, khaki pants (or chinos—they're pretty much the same thing) probably played a prominent role in your adolescent wardrobe, thanks to the Gap. I hav… Read More
My Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sale Picks
2020-11-25 16:00
I've been giving thanks and practicing gratitude all week and one of the things I'm most grateful for is you, dear readers. Your pageviews and comments keep me going, and I'd like to thank y… Read More
What To Wear For The Holidays
2020-11-24 16:00
Well, friends, we've (almost) made it to Thanksgiving, which means we have slightly over a month left of this godforsaken year, and for that, I'm thankful. I am also thankful that in spite o… Read More
What To Wear With A Fisherman Sweater
2020-11-19 16:00
I went to Ireland for the first time three years ago, and if you've never been, I highly recommend it. It's a gorgeous country, the food was surprisingly good, the beer was even better, and… Read More

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