1. This lovely bateau neck sweater arrived for me earlier this week, and I have to vouch for it as a very pretty, flattering, and warm cashmere sweater. I generally have had good experiences with Nordstrom brand cashmere, but if I’m playing things safe I try to look for the higher priced items ($200+ at Nordstrom) as I’ve found that they tend to be better quality.
At full price, this sweater was $300, so I think it definitely qualifies. It’s super cozy and plus my husband liked it too…even though it’s quite loose! A miracle.
2. At this point, I think most of us are pretty well adjusted to the new vanity sizing standards – I know that I am, (except when I shop at either Topshop or Dolce & Gabbana, where a rude awakening is in store). I recently came across the size 000 (yes – triple 0!) while browsing at J.Crew however, and was taken aback. We’re now at the sizing range that requires triple 0!
Anyway, I decided to do some research on vanity sizing when I got back home, and came across this interesting history of women’s clothing sizes, from Time. What are your thoughts on vanity sizing?
3. Do you remember Roland Mouret and his famous “Galaxy” dress? I remember loving it and being so sad that I couldn’t have it because I was both in college and too broad shouldered for this style (still am). I enjoyed reading this NY Times article about Mouret’s journey to be more than just a “one hit wonder”.
4. This week, my reading was The News Sorority, by Sheila Weller.
A year or two ago I had read Barbara Walter’s autobiography, Audition, so I already was a little familiar with the world of female powerhouses in TV news. I learned a lot more about the “other” famous female anchor names however – Diane, Katie, and Christiane, and also learned about the business of TV news in general. I did find this book a little uneven at times, but the subject is so interesting that I’d still recommend it. Enjoy!