Hello! A quick weekend update today…we passed baby Feather’s two week mark this week and now he’s apparently entered the fussy stage! I spend a lot of my free time these days on Amazon, reading reviews for swaddle blankets and searching for other baby magic tricks…anyway…
I receive requests for outerwear recommendations and reviews quite a bit, and today I wanted to share my friend’s trench that she wore to my place a few evenings ago – I was really impressed to hear that it was $150, and from Topshop!
The perfect trench varies from person to person, but I love this one because it’s a darker shade of beige (which I prefer over the lighter tones), and in person it’s fitted but can be worn open for a more casual, “slouchy” look. Recommended, at least to try, if you’re looking for an affordable trench.
2. I loved this first person column by Dominique Browning – I’m Too Old For This, via the NY Times. I printed it out and re-read it sometimes late at night when I’m stressing about dumb things.
3. Quite a few of you may have already read this article about the”challenges” of working for Amazon via the NY Times, but if not, its definitely worth a look. Do you know anyone who works at Amazon? I know quite a few…and I’d say their feedback fairly mirrors what the article describes.
4. I’m finding myself going through books at a fast clip these days, since swiping through my Kindle is pretty much all I can easily do while nursing. I came across an old favorite the other day – Slammerkin, by Emma Donoghue.
Some of you might recognize Emma Donoghue as the author behind the bestseller Room – which by the way I also loved. The first book I ever read by her though was actually Slammerkin, because it was randomly recommended to me by the cashier of our local bookshop (which has sadly closed). It tells the story of a young girl in 17th century England – how she finds herself in prostitution, and then how she is able to leave it. For some reason I love reading novels about this period in London – all of the glamour and wealth, alongside the enormous poverty and struggle. There’s always something to learn and an underdog to root for. I’d say that if you liked books like The Other Boleyn Girl or Forever Amber, I’d give Slammerkin a try.