1. I was recently asked to recommend some easy to wear-and-pair, nude espadrilles for summer. Light colored espadrilles are my favorite footwear in the summer – they seriously go with everything! Here are my favorites in a variety of price points.
My Jimmy Choo espadrilles from last year are still one of my favorite paris and they look pretty good for being tromped around for another season already. I’ve also tried on the TOMS version above in person and they are really comfortable and the price is great!
2. I found this Vanity Fair article, around literary criticism of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, to be a very interesting read. I will admit that I fall into the camp of those who just didn’t really enjoy The Goldfinch, but mine has less to do with its level of literary achievement and more with the fact that for some reason, I was under the impression that it had a sci-fi angle! I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop (ghosts from the past? Time travel?) after the museum scene and nothing ever happened. Theo’s story never really grabbed me but by the time I realized it, I was already ~80% through so dutifully finished.
Some of the article was surprising to me (am I the only one who still likes Gone With The Wind)? Would love to hear your thoughts.
3. I’ve been slapped on the wrist multiple times for accidentally calling any closet/accessory purchase an “investment”. Rightly so! However, this article via the FT about “investment” designer fashion purchases might beg to differ…although I suspect they aren’t talking about my Chanel clutch that was widely produced and has sadly seen several a spilled cocktail on it. I do think well maintained Hermes bags (in certain styles) keep their value remarkably well. What do you all think?
4. I have to confess, for the past few weeks I haven’t been reading any new books – instead I’ve been re-reading the entire Song of Ice and Fire series front beginning to (so-far) end. It’s been so, so good! There were so many details I didn’t catch the first time around…and so many more that I am understanding more, now that I know the whole story. I am obviously biased, but I think that George R.R. Martin is a genius who has written what will be a classic. If you haven’t read this series…try it now! And if you have already…it’s time to do a re-read (and it’s a great way to whittle away the time between HBO seasons).
Enjoy your weekend!