1. Happy July! Today I’m sharing a little dress which I’ve been eyeing from a new brand I recently came across – English Factory. I’m not quite sure what makes this brand particularly “English” (I suspect very little), but they have a lot of cute items at lower prices – like this lace up dress.
I’m admittedly a huge fan of the lace up trend – I’ve always loved it and there are so many options this year so I’ve gone a bit bananas. Another pick from the brand which is longer in length (but requires a slip) is this lovely white lace dress with black tie detail.
For those looking for another inexpensive summer dress option, I also like this Socialite strappy dress – I know it probably belongs in the junior’s section, but I love the strappy detail and think it’d look great with flats. And it’s under $40!
2. I still don’t “get” Vetements. I know I’ve posted this opinion before, and I’ll probably keep harping on it, just like the crotchety old lady I am. Luckily the WSJ is here to help, with this deep dive into the brand and its business model – The Cult of Vetements. After reading it, I kind of get Vetements more…but not really. Do you? Please share!
3. A long but worthwhile read via Mother Jones – My Four Months As A Prison Guard. An investigate reporter worked for four months in a for profit prison to write this piece. Long (very long….it might take you a few sessions) but a necessary read. An amazing piece of journalism and such an incredible commitment from the writer..
4. I enjoyed reading this article, by the excellent Robin Givhans, Why Washington’s Most Powerful Women Are Wearing This Jacket. The jackets in question aren’t my particular aesthetic but I’d still wear one if I thought I’d have the chance for an easy conversation opener with Janet Yellen!
5. This week, I finished the excellent Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. I really enjoyed the book and learned quite a bit as well, especially about the slave trade in Ghana.
Homegoing is a fictional family saga which stretches over 300 years, and takes place in Ghana and America. It’s amazing that Homegoing is Gyasi’s first work, although it seems like the industry recognizes her talent, having paid over $1M for the publishing rights. Highly recommended.
Have a great weekend!