Weekend Update

1. For Gucci shoe fans, I wanted to share a great loafer option I recently came across, the Kings slingback mule.

This slingback is a great option for those who have always wanted the Princetowns, but worry about the shoe slipping off – the slingback is handy and looks very sleek. An added bonus is that the elastic actually can slip back into the shoe easily, which means you essentially can wear this shoe both ways! Check back if your size is sold out…these are going fast!

2. An interesting interview with Deidre Quinn, CEO of Lafayette 148, with some great career advice (though I don’t know if I’d show up an hour early to all my meetings).


3. A feature on the always stylish Victoria Siddall, via FT. Click around to check out the rest of the interviews if you have some time – a lot of nice ones lately!

4. News via Recode that Nasty Gal will be filing for bankruptcy. Are you surprised? Danny Rimer is a very respected VC in the retail space, and I’m so interested to know what happened at the company behind the scenes. I’m sure there will be more articles to come. For an interesting article set pre-bankruptcy, check out this Jezebel piece.

PS: love the last line in the Recode article.

5. Have you been following along with what’s going on in South Korea lately? Read this piece from the NY Times for a quick summary, and then check out this post for more details/background. In short, the President of South Korea has been revealed to have been heavily influenced by a shaman for the past few decades….but there’s way, way more.

6. This week I finished The Whistler, by John Grisham.


John Grisham books are my guilty pleasure, and The Whistler is one of the best Grisham books I’ve read in a while. The protagonist as well as the “bad guy” in the book are both female, which I enjoyed – I think we need some girl power right now, wouldn’t you agree? I recommend The Whistler for anyone looking for easy weekend/holiday reading…or just an escape.

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  • AnneD
    November 11, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I love the Gucci shoes but will have to order online. Do they fit true to size or should we consider sizing up? Thanks for your advice and I love your blog!

    • Katherine
      November 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Gucci shoes run large in my experience, so I’d either stick with your true size or even a size smaller!

  • irina
    November 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Morning Kat! i have nothing to add or comment on this piece (except for I just got Frye Melissa Button boots in most beautiful chocolate vintage glazed for $120 at Santa Barbara Off 5th and i’m very happy about it) but to thank you for these updates:) I feel like most comments are usually addressed to shoes or purses posts but i really love these. Thank you!

    • irina
      November 11, 2016 at 9:29 am

      i mean, i know i’m not the only one enjoying these:) just wanted to say thanks!

      • Katherine
        November 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        Hi Irina, so glad you love them! I LOVE my Fryes, one of my best boot buys ever!

  • Jill
    November 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I did not know about the Nasty Gal bankruptcy. Wow! I read her book and liked some of it, though I found a lot of it tedious, she spent some time congratulating herself and talking about how she was the 1%. I had never heard of the company before her book and once I learned of it I had a look at the website. I thought the prices were kind of high for what they were selling! Thanks for the update–retail, both online and the brick-and-mortar kind, are endlessly fascinating to me. Hope your own sales are on the rise!

  • D
    November 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I’ve actually never read any Grisham but have always meant to pick one one. Any other top Grisham works to start with?

    • melvel
      November 13, 2016 at 6:28 am

      I loved The Runaway Jury, A Time to Kill and The Brethren.

    • Katherine
      November 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      The Firm! And The Racketeer

      • Anonymous
        November 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm