Weekend Update

1. I feel like Gucci just keeps finding more ways to take my money this year, mainly by putting out truly excellent shoes. Many of you already know how much I love my original Marmonts – now I saw they have a new version, with just a hint of a heel – augh!!!!

It seems like Gucci has a hit with the Marmont, since they’ve been doing multiple iterations. They also did this ballet flat, which luckily I was spared from, because I’ve had some trouble with totally flat shoes lately (I like there to be just a tiny bit of a heel, for comfort).

The new one above, though? I love, love this version. It looks so comfortable and like something you could wear all day. Even my original Marmonts are super comfortable, so I can’t imagine what this lower heeled version would be like. I’m incredibly tempted by the gold version – I usually don’t go for metallic shoes but the lower profile on this one just seems to make it work. What do you think?

PS: Matches also has these, but are almost entirely sold out.

2. Caity Weaver is one of my favorite journalists, and I had to share an old favorite of mine, her review of four different Trump Hotels and Resorts. Absolutely recommended if you want some reading and a laugh.

3. A lovely short article, via The NY Times, about some of the craftsmanship behind Chanel Métiers d’Art. I love the collections that Chanel puts out each year, if I had the funds I’d buy something from every season! I’ve come to realize quite a few pieces are so delicate, and really are just art…given my lifestyle I can’t afford to buy things just to have them hang in my closet! One day…

4. An article from The Atlantic – Not Wanting Kids Is Totally Normal. I totally agree, and even as a very enthusiastic new parent it still annoys me to hear people prattle on that having children is the only path to happiness in life. Can you believe all those stories in the beginning about parents dropping off their older kids?

5. This week, I finished the Wayward Pines trilogy, by Blake Crouch.

I’ve been wanting a good, easy to read thriller to enjoy snuggled under the covers each evening, and these books were perfect.  The best was the first one, Pines (which you should start with), but isn’t the first one always the best? The second and third however, were still strong, and I finished them easily (I often lose interest by the third book…kind of like how the last Divergent movie is going straight to TV). Highly recommend for anyone wanting a fun thriller with a fascinating premise.

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  • Alisa
    December 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    That GQ article is hilarious. Though it would be funnier if events had turned out differently.

    • Katherine
      December 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm


  • simiyalala
    December 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Those Marmonts… are tempting. I can spring for that!

  • ABG
    December 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I love how I always get so much out of your intelligent blog: fashion, books, advice and reading about quite extraordinary people.

    • Katherine
      December 12, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Thank you my friend!

  • kwp
    December 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I started Pines on a flight last night and couldn’t put it down! Thanks for the recommendation. I can’t wait to get back to reading tonight to finish the first book 🙂

    • Katherine
      December 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Yay! I always love hearing this!