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 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.


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?

3. Year end review time has recently passed or is still to come for some of us…so I thought I’d share this article from NY Mag – How To Ask For More Money At Work. Any other tips you all might have?


4. Thank you to a wonderful reader, Irina, who recommended Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series last week. I had been hesitant in the past to start the first of the series, The Bone Collector, since I had already watched the movie, but am so glad I picked up the book. It was great, and the fact that I had already watched the movie made no difference in my enjoyment whatsoever.

Bone Collector

I’m now plodding my way through the first few books of the series, and have found them equally as enjoyable. Thank you again Irina for the mention, and I’d like to pass on the recommendation to any other detective series fans out there!

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  • Vivian
    February 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Hello, welcome back!! I hope you had a great time in Kyoto with Mr. Feather!!!
    I just ordered the red pouch, so excited to see the real thing!!! Thank you so much, I thought they are sold out everywhere!!

  • Maddy
    February 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    The book pouches are also available at for 15% off.

    • Katherine
      March 1, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you so much for the heads up! I got there a little late, looks like almost everything is sold out. I hope you were able to get some (if you are interested!)

  • June
    February 28, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    If you like book clutches, PS Besitos is nice too

    • Katherine
      March 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Gorgeous, thank you for sharing this lovely brand 🙂

  • Sybil
    March 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Re: Olympia Le-Tan LeSportsac … I guess you can say I’m a hoarder.

    • Katherine
      March 1, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      LOL. I’m edging dangerously close to the club.

      • Sybil
        March 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

        There are still the black and red on The red is gone from amazon and from shopbop, with only 3 left of the black. I just ordered another red for a friend’ bday this year. (I hope she’s not reading this). NO more of the blue anywhere! I’m glad I got all three. The blue is actually very cute. I’m a sucker for dogs and this has a little black dog on the front. I’m also a sucker for pouches. I use them to organize my larger purses/totes/travel bags. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • irina
    March 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Hola~ I’m very happy you’re enjoying the series!! Especially now that congratulations are in order and you maybe have some time on your hands?:)))

  • Torie
    March 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    They have book clutches from Kate Spade! There’s about 13, with great reads like the great gatsby, pride and prejudice, etc. Super cute!