Weekend Update

1. Has it been super cold where you are? It’s been way colder than usual here in the Bay Area lately (or at least it feels like to me)…we’ve even had to turn on the heater almost every day, normally considered a grave sin in an Asian household. Anyway, I’ve been stocking up on more sweaters, and found this great slouchy one from Free People.

I have a Saint Laurent sweater very similar to this, but it cost multiples higher and I got tired of trying to dart out of the way every time baby Feather came at me with sticky hands (it didn’t work anyway). I saw this Free People one was on sale, and loved the shape, then was pleasantly surprised to find that it was made out of natural fibers (50% cotton, 50% angora). Usually at these price points you get acrylic. I ordered one, and worth a try if you’re looking for decently priced knits!

2. A really interesting article, via The WSJ, about how Friends and Family sales are having more and more restrictions, and some of the fall out. I thought the bit about DVF no longer being stocked at Bloomingdales was interesting…sounds like a huge account to lose! Of course I’m sure you all have known about the F&F problems for some time….it seems these days more brands are excluded than included! If there’s a paywall, for some reason NASDAQ has the entire article as well.


3. A fascinating article from The NY Times about a particularly acrimonious divorce: How To Hide $400 Million. Finance nerds will like this one.

4. Another article, again from the Times, about the largest handbag hall set to open. Do you still believe in the “IT” bag? I don’t necessarily focus on that one bag anymore…but I do still love them!

5. This week I read Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates. This was the first work I’d ever read by Oates and I really enjoyed it…I’ll definitely be reading more!


Black Water is a fictional re-telling of the Chappaquiddick incident, involving Ted Kennedy at the time. By the way – I had no idea about this incident before reading the book. Afterwards I looked it up and was shocked. There’s so much about the Kennedys I never knew. Oh man. Recommended for anyone looking for a more literary read, fans of Oates, and anyone who doesn’t need to have a happy ending all the time.

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  • Kristen
    December 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Do you know if the Self Portrait blouse is sheer? Meaning, would I have to wear a camisole underneath? (also, as a finance nerd I appreciate the articles!)

  • Jenn
    December 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I always look forward to reading your weekend update! Thanks for sharing such interesting articles/books.
    Just a small note that I think Saks is the department store discontinuing Kate Spade and Bloomies is the one discontinuing DvF 🙂

    • Katherine
      December 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Jenn! You are completely right, I just fixed it 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the article!

  • TC
    December 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Chappaquiddick pretty much killed Ted Kennedy’s hope of ever becoming President.

    Re: “How to Hide $400 Million”. If you’ve gone down to the Bahamas to steal documents from your estranged husband, why would you leave your suitcase containing a laptop and said documents accessible to a caretaker you already suspect is sympathetic to your husband while you take a walk on the beach?

  • Iris
    December 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Love the slouchy sweater. Curious how your wardrobe choices/shopping habits have changed since having baby feather. What do you buy more now and what do you buy less? You have mentioned here and there but would love to know more about it.

    • Katherine
      December 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

      I’ve had a few requests for this! I will do this post 🙂