Weekend Update

1. Second cut designer markdowns have started (my sale PSA above has more picks), and I wanted to share with you one of the items on my wishlist which made it – these Prada lug sole sandals, now 60% off!

I’ve been eyeing these bad boys for a while, and I think now is the time for me to finally make the jump. These sold out at full price at Net-A-Porter in my size, so I think I deserve kudos for having sat through all the way to second markdown, no?

By the way – these are not husband approved, he thinks they look very clunky. But I love how comfortable they look.

2. Want some reading to engross you for the next hour? I highly recommend this fascinating piece via The LA Times – Framed. Mommy wars taken to a whole new level. Please read this! I know it’s long! But I want to hear your thoughts!

3. I find Camille Rowe very adorable, though I don’t know anything about her. All I know is that she speaks French, and is a model, and and not the kind that hangs out with Emily Ratawhatever all day long setting up staged paparazzi shoots (or does she? I could be wrong). I thought this little video via Vogue, on American vs French girls, was a fun watch.

4. An article via the WSJ- A Fashion Designer’s Secret Weapon? The Right Fit. I appreciate the work that Opening Ceremony is putting into having better fit, but another part of me is always like….why hasn’t this been happening all along, with every designer? Don’t you charge enough for your clothes??

5. This week, I finished The Amateur Marriage, by Anne Tyler.

I love Anne Tyler, and have been slowly making my way through almost all of her books. I have to say that The Amateur Marriage is one of my favorites – it’s classic Tyler, in that it follows an ordinary family, but something in the details of this particular couple really rang true to me. I think after you’ve been married and also seen the marriages of your friends, you realize how much it can be kind of a crapshoot – people change, or get married when they don’t really know each other, or get married for all the wrong reasons. And then the couples you think would never end up breaking up do, and vice versa. Amateur Marriage covers one of these ordinary marriages, of two people who probably shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place, and follows along their journey

I will say that if you dislike books with a slower pace, and prefer thrillers, this may not be the one for you. But then look out – in the next few weeks I’ll have a post on my favorite books of the year, and I’ll be sure to include a few faster paced selections there.

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  • Robin
    December 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    The PTA mom story – I don’t think I’ve ever watch Dr. Phil before and somehow caught this story. He interviewed Jill and it was so bonkers!!

  • Melissa
    December 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I’m looking forward to your favorite book list. As a mama of two kids three and under, I’ve been challenging myself to read one book per month.

  • Anna
    December 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Looking forward to your book recommendations!

  • Jill
    December 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    What an article from the LA Times. Truly creepy and depressing. There is something deeply wrong with both the husband and the wife and I finished the article feeling anxious in general – who knows who you are going to meet at the schools your children attend, and what if you are unlucky enough to cross paths with, and anger, not one but TWO psychopaths – and sad for their three children. Poor kids! I hope someone else oversees their upbringing besides their horrendous parents. I am so glad Jill Easter changed her moniker (though Ava Everheart, is she kidding me? Did she watch ‘Basic Instinct’ one too many times?), I hate sharing a first name with someone as damaged as she is. She gives us nice Jills a bad name!

    On a positive note, I hope you enjoy a happy holiday with Mr. Feather and Baby Feather. I also hope you get the shoes if they make your heart sing. Girl, you must have some seriously strong ankles, I think I would collapse on the first step I took wearing those ha ha.

  • lissy
    December 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I just read the LA Times article; utterly fascinating. I’ve heard about or read about this story before but probably just bits and pieces until now. I’m obsessed with true crime stories (I never miss an episode of Dateline) and have been really enjoying some of the true crime podcasts. This would have been a great podcast!

    Thanks for the recommendation!