Weekend Update

1. This weekend, I’d like to publicize a call for help! The weather warmed up dramatically this week, and I’ve started looking for a pair of great pair of summer sandals that I can walk around for extended periods in. I found a pair that I loved almost two years ago, and they’re now getting a little ratty.

So far the candidates are the two above – one from Stuart Weitzman (but at $340 pricey for a miles upon miles walking cork sandal), and this Franco Sarto in tan – on super sale for under $40. I’ve ordered the latter, but am still looking for more options. So if you have any summer sandals you could recommend that have just a bit of a wedge heel (I find them more comfortable than completely flat ones) – please share!Β 

2. Most of these are pretty well known, but I thought this round up of 11 common themes amongst the “insanely stylish”, via WhoWhatWear, was a good reminder and a quick read.

3. I have always been fascinated by the story of Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch (articles about them are right up there along with the Daily Mail for my favorite morning reads). I found this article, newly available online in its entirety in Vanity Fair, to be an engrossing read covering the rise and fall of their relationship, and perhaps the woman. For those who like long, gossipy reads over a cup of tea.

4. I’ve mentioned a few times how much I love my five year journal on my blog, and I continue to give it as gifts to just about everybody.

I wanted to share a new favorite discovery of mine – also a five year journal, but called Q and A a Day.


It has the same five year format, but asks you to answer a different question each day of the year. What’s cool is that you can see how you were answering the same question in previous years…and track your progress!

Q&A 21st

I’ve already started to use mine but am afraid how I will pack all these journals on my trips. I can’t wait until I reach a year and can look back at old entries.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Elena
    March 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I use that same Q&A journal! I just started this year and so far I really like it. Some of the questions are not that great but I think it will be fun to look back and see how my answers change over the years.

    xoxo, Elena

    • Katherine
      March 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      So glad to hear that you have this journal and enjoy it πŸ™‚

  • a
    March 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I bought these Prada wedges. They pinch my big toe but I think they’ll be broken in over time.

    I like the journal idea to track our evolution and growth.

    • Katherine
      March 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Those wedges are lovely!! I am adding them to my list, thank you for the rec πŸ™‚

  • Michelle
    March 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Love the idea of the q&a journal, think I’ll pick me up one. Thanks for the recommendation! Maybe it’ll bring me back to my teenage years of keeping daily journals.

    • Katherine
      March 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      It’s so fun, I think you will enjoy it!

  • Marlene
    March 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the link to Wendi Deng’s story. Gosh……wow. Interesting story. Very complex woman!

    • Katherine
      March 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      I know, right? Though those notes are embarrassing, geez!

      • a
        March 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Suffice it to say that only a strong woman like her can take that kind of publicity!

        • Katherine
          March 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm

          Agreed – especially those notes! I would crawl into a hole and not come out for many months at the least.

  • Mel
    March 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I had to smile, because your journal is open on my birthday !! πŸ˜€

    • Katherine
      March 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm


  • Audrey
    March 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I recently picked up a pair of summer sandals at nordstrom rack. It’s pretty comfortable!

    • Katherine
      March 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Those are lovely! I heard many things about sofft being very comfortable.

  • C
    March 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I like those Franco Sartos and have had good experience walking around NY on the weekends with a similar pair from them that I purchased last summer. I also recommend the Sam Edelman Trina. I like to spend on boots and heels, but not so much on sandals, as I find I beat them up.

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Second on the Trina. I just ordered – cute with the gold heel and super comfortable!

      • Katherine
        March 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

        Thanks, you are all encouraging me to give the shoe another try!

    • Katherine
      March 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      I beat mine up too! I tried the Trinas last year but they didn’t work for me…maybe I should take a second look?

      • C
        March 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

        They weren’t super comfy for me right away, I had to break them in a bit first. What did you experience?

  • Celina
    March 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Hello Karen,

    Popping by again to let you know that Andre Assous sandals are very comfortable and in a very reasonable price range. My colleague is on her feet all day between eight to ten hours and these have proven to be the ones for her. As well, you are both around the same stature so I imagine they may be a good fit for you as well. I have tried them on and they have been very comfortable.

    They also have reasonable deals for them on Amazon: