1. I wanted to share a great top I recently got, as I noticed that sizes were starting to go – this black blouse, from Trouve.
I normally don’t gravitate towards items with slits that make it difficult to wear a normal bra, but was needing a black blouse to tuck into skirts and pants that didn’t look too mumsy. I liked the tucked in hem of this blouse, and the cut was just loose enough to be comfortable (I took an XXS). The only negative is that it’s polyester – I would have gladly paid more for silk! Just a recommendation for anyone looking for a sexier black blouse option.
2. Have any of you been following the Vogue vs bloggers controversy? I just got caught up to date – there’s a good summary of the debate here, via Fashionista. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
3. If you’re going to read one article I recommend this week, it should be this one, via The NY Times – The Defiant Socialite. I know that many of you love these gossipy reads (as I do) and the subject, Dede Wilsey, is fascinating.
4. As someone who is still terrified of flying with her child, for fear of said child having a meltdown and everybody in the cabin hating me, I found this article – Throw Momma From The Plane – via The NY Times, very interesting reading. I hope I don’t sound sanctimonious, as before I had children, I treasured those quiet, peaceful plane rides too. So I understand both sides of this debate.
5. This week, I finished Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (thank you to Jane for the wonderful recommendation!).
Maisie Dobbs is the first in a series of detective novels focusing on Maisie Dobbs (duh) – a private investigator based in London. I enjoyed this book quite a bit – I have a thing for detective novels – though my favorite part was actually learning more about London in the periods before and right after WWI. My only beef was that sometimes I felt that the plot twists were a bit too predictable – however, I still have the next few in the Maisie Dobbs series on my “to read” list, so that’s that! Recommended for any fans of historical fiction or detective mysteries!