1. This week I’ve been in Hawaii on vacation with my family, so am in definite resort mode. Here’s a gorgeous Tularosa dress which I wish I had been able to order for our trip in time, although given that temperature are in the 90s in California, it would be quite versatile for at home too!
I love a lot of Tularosa items and how they look, and have ordered a few, but a lot of them have ended up too short for my liking (like this floral dress, which I just had to send back – super cute if you take a larger size or if you have a shorter torso). A bit surprising, since I’m 5’1 and not too many things are too short on me! This Tularosa dress however, is at a very wearable length and lined – I never understand when brands produce white dresses which are clearly meant to be worn out and about, but aren’t lined. The look is definitely resort, but isn’t too beachy where you wouldn’t be able to wear it on a warm day anywhere, You can even pull the sleeves up and it’d be OK for work. Love!
2. Have you ever heard of the brand, Lularoe? I hadn’t before this very interesting article, via Racked, about this fast growing leggings (and more) company and its business model. Ponzi or legit, what do you think? Have you ever tried or heard anything about this brand?
3. This fascinating article, via The NY Times – An Expensive Law Degree and No Place to Use it. Of course there’s been many articles already written about the difficulty for law students currently, and this article continues on the same theme, but still a good read with new insights.
4. I used to visit tumblr all the time, but rarely visit nowadays except to check in on a few favorites. Interesting considering how “hot” the site used to be – I remember when everyone had a tumblr! Read Mashable’s account of How Yahoo Derailed Tumblr.
5. This week I’ve been on holiday, and haven’t done any new reading (been doing TV catch up instead…and learning what vacationing with a baby is really like, ha). So I thought I’d recommend an old favorite of mine, Aztec, by Gary Jennings.
Aztec isn’t super serious award winning literature, but I would say that it’s a great adventure read and one that I’ve come back to two or three times. I’d describe it a bit as a Mayan version of Shogun maybe – a good historical fiction centered around a male protagonist. I learned a lot about Aztec culture as well from the book, even though it’s probably not entirely historically accurate. A recommended read for someone looking for a fun historical fiction option.
And before I wish you all a good weekend…even though I’ve been on holiday, of course I’ve been following the Brexit saga. I’d love to hear your thoughts.