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Weekend Reading: Michael Lewis and Bazaar

Just a few bite size pieces of reading to share this weekend. The first I found in this month’s Harper Bazaar. I like these types of features in general but lately the wish/it lists provided by magazines have failed me as right now I do not have $4,000+ lying around to invest in a pastel scuba material dress so that I can participate in spring’s midriff baring trend. I thought Linda Fargo’s list though was classic and appropriate for a range of ages. Go Linda!

via Harpers Bazaar March issue
 

Also I found this little article lying around my desk. I first ripped it out in November of last year to share with you all, but unfortunately it took me this long to figure out how to use my scanner. If you haven’t read Michael Lewis’ Boomerang I highly recommend it. Below is an interesting infographic that helps to illustrate why the world economy and Europe’s specifically, is in such a mess. The statistics on Greece and Iceland I thought were especially eye opening, I remember in school when we learned how Iceland became an investment banking center seemingly overnight.

Image via Time

I hope you enjoyed and that you’re having a lovely weekend!

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  • Lilli
    February 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Nice post, like it!:) You too have a great weekend! xoxo

  • Chloe
    February 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I love that Valentino! So true about the wish/it lists.

  • Tabitha
    February 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Yes, very funny! I've been on a buying/sending back spree. I don't know who I am style wise this spring, I'm in that late 40's transition mode.

    Have a great Sunday!

  • dietingfashions
    February 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Reading about the financial mess of the world, makes me a bit stressed and scared. I don't know if it's still safe to keep investing.

  • Jenny
    February 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I really love your reading recommendations. And I find it so refreshing and unique that you mix them in with your style and fashion posts. Please, please continue!

    Jenny (of Jenny's Holy Crap on a Cracker comment)

  • Laura
    February 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Those red Manolos are gorgeous! 🙂

  • Molly
    February 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Boomerang was great- read Liar's Poker if you haven't already.

  • makeupandpearls
    February 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Interesting article on the economies… Thanks for sharing!

  • Katherine
    February 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hopefully it will be okay…I think as long as you think for the long (sometimes very long) term 🙂

  • Katherine
    February 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Aww thank you Jenny! That's so kind especially since I worry that it will just bore readers 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    February 27, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Hi there!

    LOL, that was my thought too re: the dress….and thank you for also sharing "The Kiss of Debt" as well. The hard numbers around the situation are fascinating (and very scary!)

  • swisscecilia
    February 27, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Love the classic pieces to have, I too was thinking about a truly classic watch, and RED lipstick, and also a pair of red heels. So you notice the manolos look the same every season? Classic.

  • jenn
    February 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

    You have such a well rounded blog and style. Appreciate reading it all.
    http://cocowouldapprove.blogspot.com/

  • aki!
    February 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I like that you scan articles in! I always find lovely things in Vogue I want to share with my blogger buddies.

  • caise
    February 27, 2012 at 7:40 am

    love this bag

  • Lisa
    February 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    omgosh the kiss of debt article was so interesting to look at!! had no idea that germany lost so much money to U.S. with subprime loans..

    although i still think germany's ok.. i always judge a countries economic status based on how much shopping i see people doing!! don't laugh!! i've noticed SF has slowed down a little bit.. and when i visit my parents in Washington D.C. the stores and restaurants are virtually EMPTY.. nobodies carrying ANY shopping bags.. whereas in German.. everytime i go out EVERYONE'S shopping! it's amazing to me.

    haha.. i love your misobutter fish story.. Roy's is THE BOMB! handsdown favorite restaurant ever.. i love that it's not pretentious either.. but just serves awesome food.. it's probably a good thing your catering company didn't serve it.. i really think roy's miso butter fish is really hard to recreate.. i took the hubs to eat it at the SF Roy's and it wasn't great honestly..

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    February 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I'll have to check out Michael Lewis' book. How true. The UK economy is going down down down. I was in Greece last year and goodness, the country is in a mess. Unemployment is sky high and youths drawing graffiti on every available surface including historical sites.

    I couldn't agree more with Jenny. I like that you mix the fashion fun posts with ones that have a more serious message. I used to love magazines but they're in their own little world. With the current recession, who has money to splash out on £2000 dress? Or come up with a list that is completely out of touch with the reality of most people on this planet.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    February 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I'll have to check out Michael Lewis' book. How true. The UK economy is going down down down. I was in Greece last year and goodness, the country is in a mess. Unemployment is sky high and youths drawing graffiti on every available surface including historical sites.

    I couldn't agree more with Jenny. I like that you mix the fashion fun posts with ones that have a more serious message. I used to love magazines but they're in their own little world. With the current recession, who has money to splash out on £2000 dress? Or come up with a list that is completely out of touch with the reality of most people on this planet.

  • Fashion, Art and other fancies
    February 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Must have a peek in Lewis' book. I don't read Bazar fashion magazine,
    and I agree with Chocolate above on the current world recession.