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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: A classic gray cashmere blend wrap coat from Joseph, now 40% off, a tailored black/white ruffle sleeved shirt dress from Kate Spade, now $209, an easy cashmere tunic from N.Peal, now under $200, and great field mechanic jacket from J.Crew, now just $100 with code SHOPSALE (if you don’t have a casual field jacket yet, this is an excellent one to consider). 

1. Anyone looking for an easy, comfortable and affordable heel for summer? I’ve been eyeing this pair from Sam Edelman, for under $100.

I love the block heel and the height of the heel, and the wrap around slide looks like it’d be easy and comfortable to wear for summer. I’m partial to the caramel color, which I think would look great with summer dresses, but there’s also a black suede. What do you think?

2. An interesting article via The NY Times about how Anna Wintour’s long time party planner turned to Trump.  I remember that Vogue issue which covered Melania’s wedding to Trump – I was a subscriber at the time and probably read the article, which was very fawning, a few times. What do we think?

Also, a companion piece about the Wynn dropping Tom Ford products.

3. I wish this WSJ article, about wearing basics with a twist, was a little bit longer with some more details, but it’s still worth a read. If I could dress like any editor (and grow six inches in the process) it would definitely be Emmanelle Alt.

4. I had some trouble finding good articles this week, so decided to share one of my old school favorite article series, via Racked. I had shared a single article from this a few years back, but the whole series is totally worth a read, especially for retail lovers. The link to the rest of the articles in the series is on the bottom – I hate how they’ve redesigned the site, it makes it impossible to find old gold like these pieces. And also while I’m making requests, I’d like them to resurrect the series.

5. This week I finished The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent.

I bought this when I was in a whole Philippa Gregory/historical fiction phase, but only unearthed it recently. The Heretic’s Daughter is about a family in the Massachusetts during the Salem Witch trials, and what happens when one of their members refuses to admit that she is a witch. The story is told from the perspective of a little girl (the “witches'” daughter), and I enjoyed it not only for its details on the actual Salem Witch Trials (which I love reading about) but also for its insights on the general Colonial period. Recommended for fans of historical fiction.

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  • Kristen
    January 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I always look forward to your posts….such a good mix of fashion, business, pop culture and books! Checking out the NPeal sweater right now.

  • Nina
    January 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Hi! Can you do a review/thoughts on the Gucci Horse-bite detailed loafers? I can’t decide whether to get that or the Marmont fringed suede, or both!

  • Jaime Stephens
    January 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Curious as to how you thought Melania looked at the inauguration on Friday? Politics aside, the dress was stunning, in my opinion. I posted that on Facebook and received a lot of vitriol. Why can’t I compliment the dress without hearing mean-spirited responses? What is this country coming to? Pitiful.

    • Katherine
      January 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Jaime, I thought the white dress was beautiful and fit her very well. I wasn’t as much a fan of the blue coat, though!