Lately I feel like all of the shopping I’ve been doing has been the torturous kind, where I look at beautiful sleek summer dresses, order them, wait for them to arrive, only for them not to get past my belly. So today I wanted to share some of the more practical shopping I’ve been doing.
I pretty much live in flats these days, and since I’ve been trying to get myself to walk more, that means I’m in my trainers….a lot. I recently was on a quest to find some nice leather ones, and wanted to share two of the bigger successes. This Nike pair had a larger/chunkier sole than I thought…but it’s super comfortable as a result while still very airy due to the holes (so it’s not too hot for summer!). And, they bring back fond memories of elementary school when all I really wanted in the whole world was a pair of Nike trainers with air bubbles on the bottom.
The famous Common Projects pair was of course much sleeker and also more comfortable than I thought…and though I slightly prefer the solid leather version to the perforated, I just thought the latter would be a bit more aerated for the summer months.
Both are great options for anyone looking for a cool pair of leather trainers that are still quite chic for city walking!
2. I remember reading about the story of Saudi princess Maha’s brazen escape attempts from the Shangri La when it first occurred, and remember being fascinated and wanting to learn more. So I was very happy to find this article about the princess and her exploits in the latest Vanity Fair. I hope she finds her happiness.
3. I’m neither a Kardashian hater, nor a fan. I watch too many Bravo shows to be snobby about reality TV, anyway. But I did find this article via Harpers Bazaar – 24 Hours With Kim Kardashian – to be an interesting peek into the life of the reality star.
4. This week’s reading (which is currently in progress for me) – the so far very good Gods and Kings, by Dana Thomas, about the rise and fall of designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.
I’m a big fan of the author Dana Thomas (and actually interviewed her a few years back), so was happy to discover that she was back writing about the fashion scene with a new book. Just like in her past work, Deluxe, Thomas does a great job of delving into the fashion world and making this topic fascinating even to those who aren’t necessarily looking for a “fashion read”. I’m really enjoying learning more about the careers and personal lives of both McQueen and Galliano…even though I know how the story (at least for McQueen) will end.
Have a wonderful weekend!