Weekend Update

1. I read this article a few weeks about designers trying to make jumpsuits the next “thing,” via the WSJ, and found it very interesting (unfortunately the link I pasted takes you to a Google search – then just click on one of the top 2-3 links and it will take you to the article. I’m a cheater, I know). I found the article very interesting not just from a fashion, but also from a business perspective, especially seeing the coordination between retailers and designers in trying to make the jumpsuit accessible to all types of shapes, sizes, and budgets

via WSJ

via WSJ

2. Well, speaking of jumpsuits…the article made me want to try one out! And really, I never ever thought I would be a jumpsuit person. I had a hard time shopping for one – I don’t think I’ll be wearing one to a formal event anytime soon, and a main consideration is that my coworkers don’t make fun of me wearing it. So, here are the two that have made my consideration list.

The left short sleeved version from J.Crew is one that I’d think about for work – good with heels, looks like a nice material, and pretty sleek and sophisticated. The right version from Splendid I found actually in the sleepwear section while I was looking for pajamas (don’t judge), but I love how it looks and it has great reviews from people who have even worn it…outside! So I’ve included it. You notice that both have that nice elastic waistband that would probably make things easier for a petite like myself and hide a multitude of sins. So.

3. Another article from the WSJ (but this one has no hoop jumping/subscription required) – about the potential “end of the skinny jean“. Do you believe it? The jeans described in the article usually look awful on me, so I’ll probably be sitting this round out, except for the occasional slightly loose boyfriend jean.

4. I’m a big Dennis Lehane fan, andย have read almost every book he’s ever written. And subjected several Boston natives to a zillion questions about their hometown “culture”. Sorry!


For anyone who hasn’t read any of Lehane’s work. I’d recommend starting with the fantastic Mystic River. I’d recommend this novel, and really most of Lehane’s work, to anyone who just loves a good fiction, and especially those who like crime/detective novels. Enjoy!

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  • Yuet
    November 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Katherine. Since you mentioned jumpsuits, I too had been looking for months for an appropriate one that fit well on a petite frame. I found this one from Nordstrom, Everleigh Drawstring Tie Woven Jumpsuit . It comes in petite sizing and is on sale for $46.80 from $88. I ordered the PS and it fits great. Has cute ties by the ankles and has pockets to boot! I hope you will like it too.

    • Katherine
      November 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Thanks so much Yuet! It’s adorable! Love the cool sleeveless look ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cate
    November 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I think the “sleepwear” jumpsuit from Splendid actually looks better than the JCrew one! But I will admit that I’m not a particular fan of jumpsuits. If you end up purchasing, though, please share on how it works for you!

    • Katherine
      November 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

      I will! Thank you cate ๐Ÿ™‚