1. I recently went shopping for some workout clothes, and realized that there are so many super cute items out now, that I wouldn’t be ashamed to wear out for errands/a casual coffee afterwards at all. When did this happen? Prime example – this Zella jacket below, which I just ordered.
I plan on using this jacket for my daily walks once the weather warms up a bit. I’m one of those shameful people who own a bunch of gym appropriate clothing, but haven’t stepped into an actual gym (except to lift water bottles and apples) in years. But I love workout clothes for their comfort, and since it’s the Bay Area, I’d feel comfortable wearing this jacket to run errands in after a walk or hike with friends. I’ve seen people having lunch at the Four Seasons in way worse!
2. Speaking of the Bay Area…I thought this article was very interesting (and a little alarmist), via The Guardian – Silicon Valley Braces Itself For a Fall – “There Will Be Blood”. With an article subtitle like that, how can you not be intrigued?
3. I’d like to hear your own opinions on the question the WSJ poses in the article – do you love or hate platform shoes? I prefer the look of flat soles, but nothing can beat the platform for comfort in my book, especially for high heels (has anyone found heels that rival the Tributes for comfort yet)?
4. I know that fur is always a controversial topic, so I admit that I’m a bit nervous to share this interview with Karl Lagerfeld, via WWD – Lagerfeld on Fur, Fendi, and Couture. However, the interview itself is so classic Karl and chock full of various tidbits, so I’m still linking it. You can either hate the man, love the man, finding him amusing, or some combination of all three.
5. I decided to try this week a book that’s been on my list for years – The Pelican Brief, by John Grisham.
I don’t follow John Grisham’s books very closely, though I have enjoyed other works from him, such as A Time To Kill and The Racketeer. While The Pelican Brief was quite engaging and easy to read (I finished it in two evenings), I was a little let down when comparing it to Grisham’s other works. I thought it’d be a bit better. Still, a fun thriller for those times you don’t want a very “heavy” read.
If you have any other Grisham novels to recommend, I’d love to hear them as well!