1. I really shouldn’t be posting impractical shoes right now, but as I currently wear my Gizehs 90% of the time, please indulge as I share one of the most beautiful pairs I’ve seen in a while, courtesy of Jimmy Choo.
These nude Jimmy Choos, called the “Hoop” style are so gorgeous. I love nude pumps as they elongate the legs, but sometimes they can look a bit conservative/Kate Middleton going to a public appearance-esque. These are really cool though – and the ties I think help provide some stability and extra comfort. Unfortunately, with tax, these shoes enter the four digit range, which is where I must draw the line for non boots/impractical shoes. These are being added to my fall/winter “sale watch” list.
2. I’d love to hear your opinions on this Op-Ed from Amy Odell, an editor at Cosmopolitan: Why Women Should Embrace Self Promotion. I obviously have a certain view myself on whether to share some of your life online, but there’s quite a bit that I still keep private. I also do suffer from the same crippling fear of outfit photos. What’re your thoughts?
3. Anyone been to Europe lately? The prices for a lot of brands (especially Hermes, Saint Laurent) are at a serious discount, especially if you’re from the U.S. or almost anywhere in Asia, except for Japan. I’m talking like 25-30%, before tax refund! This article from the WSJ speak to that very phenomenon – Chinese Luxury Shoppers Speak Euro (if you don’t subscribe, go here and click on the WSJ article from the Google search result page). I have to admit that I’ve been a bit hesitant to buy luxury items myself lately, because I just think that they’re so much cheaper a plane flight away. Now
4. This week’s book for me is a re-read – Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen.
Franzen has a new book out – Purity – which has garnered quite mixed reviews. I haven’t been in the mood to try something new and potentially disappointing, so instead I’ve just been re-reading Freedom, which I know I’ll enjoy. I always feel a bit sheepish recommending a hugely popular book (it was in Oprah’s Book Club!) but hey, it’s what I’m actually reading…
On that note, I’d love some more book recommendations from readers!