Alexis Schuster is a high school English teacher living on New York City’s Upper West Side. She can usually be found with a cup of coffee and a good book, cuddling with her dog. She loves New York because it has her happy place – the 72nd street dog run where she, her boyfriend, and their dog go every weekend – and because she realized upon moving here that she could wear anything she wanted and no one would care (though usually she’s in Frye boots and a chambray shirt.) She believes that fashion should make you feel good, whether you’re in a black tie gown or your favorite sweats. This is especially important to her because she has spent the last two years learning to love and accept her anxiety, and some days are definitely sweats days. When she does get dressed up, she always reaches for her step-mother’s earrings, which are a family heirloom.