1. I enjoyed the comments and general discussion that was had over the Zella jacket that I posted last week, and the general trend and appropriateness of wearing gym-type clothing anywhere but the gym. I have to say that for myself, I generally don’t wear gym clothes/Lululemon type items out, although I don’t mind it on others at all. I’m very used to it here in the Bay Area!
Anyway, today I’m sharing another item of casual outerwear I recently ordered – the Everlane Street Fleece Bomber.
This jacket, I am planning on wearing on more than just walks/hikes – I see it with denim for casual errands, coffee with friends, etc. What do you think? Is this acceptable for the outside world, or should I be tarred and feathered for wearing my pajamas in public?
I should receive it soon, so I’ll update on how it fits, by the way!
2. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on this article, via the Business of Fashion – The Rich Don’t Drive The Luxury Sector. Do you agree? Reading it reminded me of the Dana Thomas’ Deluxe – How Luxury Lost Its Luster – and then I scrolled down and saw she actually commented on the article!
3. I know that quite a few of you are jewelry fans, so I thought I’d share this article, via the WSJ – The Oldest American Jeweler You’ve Never Heard Of (yes, I’m going to make you click on the article to find out the jeweler’s name, it’s only fair!).
4. Speaking of the whole “athleisure” category – check out this interview, via The NY Times, with Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon and now Kit & Ace. He’s definitely a “character” and his personality comes through (for better or for worse) in the interview, starting with the reporter arriving for her day with him, 15 minutes late.
5. This week, I finished a great book – Foreign Affairs, by Alison Lurie.
The first Amazon review of this book refers to it as an “understated page turner”, and I can’t think of a better description. The book details the romantic affairs of two visiting English professors in London, with lots of observations on the differences between British and American society. There are no car chases or hugely dramatic plot twists (well maybe until the end), but I still found myself reading through it in a few sessions. I’d recommend Foreign Affairs for anyone who enjoys well written (it won the Pulitzer), character driven fiction.