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February 2015

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Weekend Update

1. I adore Olympia Le-Tan and have always kept an eye out for her new clutch releases, half hoping that she will and won’t release my favorite titles, because then I’ll have a serious challenge to my wallet. Her bags are beautiful, but quite pricey and I rarely wear clutches. Still, I have a soft spot for her designs and of course love books.

I was thrilled when I heard she had done a collaboration with LeSportsac – and even happier when I saw these amazing book pouches, and found out that they were around $50 each (versus $2,000 for her clutches). And then was sad when I found out that they were completely sold out. I even called their hotline in the US, and checked in Japan. Nada.

Anyway…I just happened to be browsing Shopbop the other day and noticed that they had all three of the Olympia Le-Tan book pouches, newly in stock and available! I immediately ordered my two favorites – the black and red – and considered going back for the baby blue, but don’t want to be a hoarder. They arrived yesterday and I love them. I probably won’t use them as clutches, but at least one I’ll take with me as a travel pouch, and the other I’ve already put all of the little cards, letters, mementos I have from my husband. And I stack it on the end of my bookshelf..it makes me smile to see it, what a cool pouch!

I recommend these for any book lover or Olympia Le-Tan fan..and if you really like them, I’d pick them up sooner as I would think they would sell out from Shopbop soon.

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2. Did you watch the Oscars? I haven’t in years but always still check for the dresses the next day. It’s gotten more boring though….I have to scroll through so many photos to find ones that I love. On that note, I thought I would share this great NY Times piece on the same topic – What Happened To Risk On The Red Carpet? Continue Reading

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Reader Question: Spending on Items vs. Experiences

Today’s post is answering a question from a sweet reader, Sylvia: Hi Katherine, can you share what you can disclose about how much you spend on experiences (travel, activities) versus clothes and fashion? Do you wish you spent more on…

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The Backpack

I mentioned a few weeks ago in my 2014 Wardrobe Resolutions recap that it was actually an Everlane backpack that ended putting me over the 25 item limit edge. A backpack! I haven’t purchased one in years (my last…

Life

Weekend Update

Happy Chinese New Year (for those celebrating)! I am still in Japan for the holiday (Kyoto right now, to be exact) and have eaten more on this trip than I have on any other travels this past year. I’m…

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The Goyard Belvedere Bag

Today I thought I’d review one of my favorite cross-body bags which I picked up on my last trip to Paris. Yes, I remember that I said in my 2015 resolutions that there were to be no more bags…

Life

Weekend Update

Greetings from Tokyo and happy early Valentine’s Day! I’m a secret fan of this holiday (though I will never, ever go out to eat the day before or day of). However, did you know that in Japan, Valentine’s Day…

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Tidying Up

Last week, my life was taken over by a book. Actually, it’s still being taken over. I’m obsessed. The book is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I first remember reading about her late last year,…