Weekend Update

1. I am currently obsessed (obsessed!) with this J.W. Anderson bag. I saw it in person at Barney’s, but didn’t have time to stop and check out important details (like the price, ha). So imagine my pleasant surprise when I found it on Matches, and saw the very reasonable (for a designer) bag price: $1265.

I love everything about this bag – the shoulder length, the decent amount of storage, the slim profile, and especially that open ring – one of my favorite hardware details I’ve seen lately. There are multiple colorways, but my favorites are the black/white combo and this tan. For some reason I just think the particular shade of tan/camel really sets off the gold hardware. What do you all think?

2. An interesting article, via the WSJ, about Kate Spade’s next act – When is Kate Spade not Kate Spade?


3. Do any of you wear Pandora charm bracelets? For some reason I’ve never gotten into them – maybe because I really don’t need another expensive habit! I’d love to hear your experiences. Here’s a great article, via Racked, about the brand and how it’s reached success.

4. An article via The Huffington Post – 5 Things Childfree People Want You To Know. I love having a son and couldn’t imagine my life without him, but I certainly don’t think everyone needs kids, and I definitely understand the environmental aspect.

5. An actually quite adorable video from Vogue – watch Anna Wintour and Amy Schumer swap lives. I don’t always like the videos that US Vogue does, so this was a nice surprise.

5. No new reading for me this week, so sharing an old pick that – Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which follows the 2008 US Presidential election with Obama vs. McCain.

Game Change

I’m not usually a person who reads  political non fiction, but I loved Game Change – probably because it’s quite gossipy. Especially with the craziness that is the Presidential election in the US right now, this makes for fascinating reading (and I’m praying that Heilemann and Halperin are working for something in the 2016 election!). Recommended if you have any interest in politics.

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  • Tracy
    August 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Is it just me, or does the JW Anderson bag look like it has a nose ring? (I wonder what that says about me!)

    • Katherine
      August 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Yes I totally saw this too, but still love it, ha!

  • Glenda
    August 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the Pandora article. I always wondered what was the attraction, but now I understand that they have the same appeal as any charm bracelet except that a great many people collect the charms not just to celebrate life’s sentimental moments, they collect Pandora charms the way anyone would collect anything they may be interested in, like art or books or figurines, etc.

    I have a traditional gold charm bracelet started when I was about 12 years old, I have my mother’s traditional silver charm bracelet that was started in the 1940’s, and my grandmom’s traditional–for Southerners–gold slide charm bracelet that was started in the 1920’s. I cherish them all because each bracelet contains charms that represent important events in each of our lives: sweet 16 birthday, high school graduation, college graduation, winning a library book-reading contest (me), winning a dance contest (mom), births of children, club- & association-memberships, places we visited, husbands’ alma maters, etc. Each bracelet represents a lifetime.

    • Katherine
      August 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Your charm bracelet sounds beautiful and like such a treasure!

  • Sharon
    August 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Loved the Vogue video! And now I have a craving for a double tour Hermes Apple watch . . .

  • Ava
    August 29, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Dear Katherine,

    Just wanted to wish a belated HBD to Baby Feather! 🙂
    I hope you all had a wonderful celebration!