Weekend Update

1. Every sale season, it feels like I end up doing what I like to refer to as the “crossing fingers for more reductions and my size still being in stock” waiting game. The whole saga begins when I start scrolling through the sale section of websites, happily finding some beautiful items – woohoo, they’re on discount!– only to discover that they’re a mere 20-30% off and thus still stratospherically priced to a mere mortal such as myself. This Alexander McQueen stretch cady dress, at 30% off, is one of those items.

For these pieces, I end up bookmarking them and going back to them once second markdowns have begun (and hoping for that elusive holy grail…70% off). What are you all bookmarking out there?

2. I thought this article about Kate Hudson being a fashion star, despite the fact that she hasn’t had box office success in a decade, to be an interesting read (though also quite snarky for The NY Times? Maybe the writer hated How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days?).


3. This is an older article, via The Guardian UK, referencing an earlier Chanel season (which is now on sale!) – Paris Salzburg, but I just found it myself and I loved reading about the work done by the various house ateliers for each collection. So beautiful and and truly makes you appreciate Chanel clothing (and maybe takes some of the sting out of the price tags…). The accompanying photographs are gorgeous, too.

4. On the topic of Chanel, I love this video on “The Making of the Cardigan”. Did you ever think so much effort and love could go into a cardigan? I have a version of this from the same season and it’s one of my favorites.

5. Finally one more video, which some of you may have already seen floating around out there – Instagram Husband. No new reading recommendation this week…I’ve been under the weather unfortunately! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  • Vivian
    December 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    And you know I have a Instagram husband! This video makes me laugh out so hard.

  • Anonymous
    December 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Hope you are feeling better now Kat?

    Thanks for the Chanel video. Absolutely fascinating. Cutting out the neck and down the front is a very old Northern European technique. You have inspired me to try making a Chanel style cardigan. I’ll let you know if it works out.

    • Katherine
      December 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thank you! I hope you like your cardigan 🙂

  • Julia
    December 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Oh the New York Times has a long, wonderful (to me and my parents, among others I am sure) tradition of extremely acerbic articles once you get off the serious news pages. I read the following “Vows” feature aloud to my mother when it was published and about 80% of the way through I started laughing so hard that I could hardly continue/started crying/nearly fell off the sofa I was sitting on.

    • Katherine
      December 13, 2015 at 10:28 am

      LOL thank you for sharing that article! It was hilarious but also sweet…I hope that couple is doing well now!

  • Anonymous
    December 13, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Can you post the link for the long champ bag? Thanks!

    • Katherine
      December 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Oh I’m so sorry I didn’t post it! It’s sold out now 🙁 I will definitely post in the future!