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Weekend Update

Happy Friday everyone!

1. Sharing some last minute items that arrived that have worked out for me from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which ends Sunday (you can see my original recommendations post here).

Nordstrom

Roberto Cavalli stretch jersey dress ($600) – Okay I haven’t exactly tried this on yet, but it looked amazing on my salesperson who kindly modeled it and it’s a total “French Riviera bombshell” dress. I bought a size larger than I normally do to be safe and figure I owe a pretty dress to my husband after all these pregnant tents I’ve been exclusively wearing.

Jean Paul Gaultier ruched dress ($300) – Same story as the dress above, but I like this one a wee bit less as I have so many little black dresses already. I will probably keep only one.

TOMS Boucle slip on ($53) – I like that these are more sturdy than the regular TOMS, and the boucle pattern makes them easy to wear through fall and winter as well. Not the most beautiful shoe out there but super duper comfortable!

Cole Haan “Zero Grand” sneaker ($130) – I mentioned these before, I think they’re really light and great as a casual city tourist shoe. The gray version is really cool and the version I bought (I originally had the black, and decided to exchange for gray!).

BABYBEARSHOP Cheeky Baby Butter ($24) – I ordered this for baby, but half the jar has been used up on myself and Mr. Feather because it works so well. The weather’s been crazy and we’ve both been suffering from dry skin. Restocking on another jar for my actual future baby.

Wang

2. You may have already heard the breaking news that Alexander Wang is out at Balenciaga. The NY Times has a nice writeup from Vanessa Friedman about the strategy behind the hiring, and perhaps parting ways, with Wang. There’ll probably be some more in depth pieces coming later.

3. I thought this story via Toronto Life about Jennifer Pan, a so-called “Golden Child” who ended up hiring hit men to kill her strict, traditional Asian parents, was quite shocking and an interesting insight into the culture. I don’t think that her story is a true reflection of having Asian “Tiger Parents” (actually mine were quite relaxed, so I can’t always relate either), but an interesting read nonetheless.

4. I am on semi bedrest currently, which is the most boring thing ever. I’ve thus given up on reading all my outstanding back issues of The Economist and a copy of Capital in the Twenty-First Century one particularly nerdy friend gifted me, and instead have been indulging in some good ol’ chick lit. My latest read is Luckiest Girl Alive.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive isn’t high brow literature but it isn’t groan inducing chick lit either. I think it’s basically like Gillian Flynn novel minus a notch or two, a bit more corny but super entertaining and readable. If you’ve been searching for some a nice easy beach read that won’t actively kill your brain cells, this is the best bet I’ve found so far this summer.

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  • tata
    July 31, 2015 at 9:01 am

    i love the cavalli dress too. but $600 for a jersey dress??? can’t justify!!

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Totally understood your comments about the price…I am still back and forth!

      • Anna
        August 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        I don’t think that’s a good value either. Don’t mean to harp on your choices (I do like the look of the dress, really!), but $600 should show like $600…. And this one just doesn’t look it 🙁

  • Sarah
    July 31, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Enjoy the bed rest, it won’t last long! All the best and hope you will be able to keep the blog going with all the new responsibilities. 😃

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Thanks so much Sarah! I hope so too!

  • Whitney Farris
    July 31, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Sadly, pregnancy changed my foot size. I went from a six to a seven. I had to give all of my shoes away! That was a pitiful day! Hopefully, no one on this blog will have that problem, but it does happen! I would be enjoying the heck out of the bed rest, with the temps outside, stay in where th ac cools!

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:44 am

      I’m really praying about my foot size staying the same lol….right now definitely am quite swollen 🙁

  • Vivian
    July 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I got the Max Mara wrap but not yet open it ….wonder if anyone is keeping it? Counting down Katherine, can’t wait meet to your baby soon

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Did you try it on? Let me know how you like it! I loved it!

      • Vivian
        August 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

        I do, I find it quite long (I’m about 5″3)….and not sure how to handle the length and would love to hear how you wear it as well

  • Anyii
    July 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Wanted to ask you after your great post on most wearable bags–how would you rate the cost per wear for Chanel WOC? Better or worse than classic flap? You have fantastic taste.

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Oooh! Probably more because I pack it all the time on travels, the classic flap is harder to pack….it gets left behind for most of my work trips, etc.

  • Whitney Farris
    July 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Please let us know when Bebe comes. We are all like mother hens!!!!!

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Whitney, you are so nice 🙂

  • Karen
    July 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    You will get through this semi bed rest period very soon. Actually its not a bad idea to get the most rest before bb arrival. 🙂 Can’t wait to see bb pics soon.. Best of luck to your delivery!

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Karen!

  • melvel
    July 31, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve read Luckiest Girl Alive and found it so disappointing. Maybe because of the similarity in certain plot points to Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes, a book I adore. If you’re looking for a beach read, I recommend Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I found that one funny, despite the serious themes.

    • Katherine
      August 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Big Little Lies was great! I’ve never read Nineteen Minutes, I will add that to my list, thank you 🙂

      • bisbee
        August 3, 2015 at 4:58 am

        I absolutely love Jodi Picoult novels – I highly recommend all of them! She researches her subjects extensively, which makes for a good read, in addition to being a good writer.