Sale PSA: A sleek ankle strap sandal from Steve Madden, now under $60 (I love the gray suede, and the height is so wearable), an asymmetric long cotton poplin shirt from Derek Lam, now $165, a Joie leopard print open long cardigan, now under $160 (I had to wear long sleeves under this, as it was a little itchy), and this beautiful tie neck ruffle blouse from Ann Taylor, now $54 with code YESPLEASE.
The Rag & Bone Margot cap toe bootie is also now 50% off/under $250 – less than the price of the Anniversary sale. It keeps coming in and out of stock though, so keep checking if you really want it!
1. Please meet the newest object of my shoe obsessions: these truly fabulous Gucci block heel fringed pumps. You may recall I have the Marmonts – I actually like these even more, because of the horsebit detail. Agh!!
I already have multiple pairs of the Marmonts and a black leather version, so the only one I can really justify at this point is the white pair, which honestly, is really excellent too. I actually prefer the look of white shoes when the heel is white too, but I always end up kicking the heels and they dirty easily. So this iteration is best.
I know quite a few of you love the Marmont pumps out there, so just alerting you to another great low stack heeled option from Gucci!You can also find them at Saks (mostly sold out), and Net-A-Porter, where sizes are going fast in black and a metallic pink.
2. Tim Gunn’s thoughts on why designers refuse to make clothes that fit “real” American women, and why it’s a disgrace, via The Washington Post.
3. An interesting article via Vanity Fair about some of the dirty secrets behind some of the most high profile divorces in Hollywood.
4. Another (!) good piece from Vanity Fair, about the Tao of Ivanka. What do you think of Ivanka? I admire how well spoken and polished she is, but have to admit that I haven’t purchased anything from her since a pair of flats last year, and probably have been unconsciously avoiding the brand.
5. A snarky and very funny piece from The Cut – A Terrifying Encounter with Bethenny Frankel (the article’s even better if you watch Housewives.
6. This week I finished The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. I’ve actually owned The Glass Castle for quite a few years, and mistakenly thought I’d already read it and marked it down as a “so so”. I finally realized I had it confused with another book all along – The Liar’s Club, and sat down and opened my copy.
In short, I loved it. I couldn’t believe that there was this wonderful book, just sitting on unread on my shelf, for so many years (has this ever happened to any of you?). It was one of those books that even while you’re in the midst of reading it, you just know you’ll be re-reading again. Walls is a beautiful writer and describes her family and childhood with such humanity. I recommend The Glass Castle for anyone and everyone who loves a good book. I’m sure many of you have already read it, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.