Weekend Update

1. If you’re looking for a comfortable, easy slouchy coat for spring which will still pull your outfits together, I would highly recommend this coat from Trouve.

This is the sort of coat I’m always trying to find from designer brands (because I’m a snob and want it to be a forever classic) but they always end up having some weird studs or fringe and cost an enormous amount. So why not get something simple and easy? This Trouve coat is the sort of item you’ll grab as you head out the door all through spring and can be worn with pants and dresses alike. Worth a try, especially if you’ve been looking for an item like this.

By the way, Trouve is a Nordstrom house brand…Nordstrom is my favorite department store. I just signed up for a store credit card yesterday…my first time signing up for a store card in years.

2. A little review of Ivanka Trump’s 2009 book, Trump Card, via The New Yorker.

3. An interesting article from The NY Times, about celebrities disappearing from the front row of fashion shows (I love it when they snark on certain celebrities by the way….so good and petty…Olivia Culpo who?).

4. A reader at Conde Nast sent me this hilarious blast from the past about the “Conde Nasties” from of all places, the NY Times (could you imagine the NYT printing this today?)

5. I think all the steps the Japanese government has taken to increase its population so fascinating. In a strange way I find it very empowering, how women have shown just how they feel about the traditional marriage/housewife deal in Japan, by choosing not to have kids or get married at all. So I was very interested in this article about how the Japanese government and private firms are looking to speed up the “mommy track” at work, via the WSJ. Can you imagine if the US government had some of these policies? Or at the very least, maternity leave?

6. This week I (almost) finished The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer.

This book was recommended to me by Amazon right after I bought Helter Skelter, and so I thought, why not? Another true crime…by Norman Mailer, whose work I’d never read, and with a Pulitzer Prize to boot. I flew through the first half…just the way Mailer sets up the actual crime itself, the background of the killer Gary Gilmore, was so fascinating. The second half, while still interesting, was a little more challenging for me. A lot more legal jargon, court and interview transcripts, and the like. Still, I’d highly recommend The Executioner’s Songespecially for fans of true crime, or for anyone who just wants to dig into a very long (1000 pages!), well written, and fascinating book.

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  • Reply
    February 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Just made up my mind Nordstrom is my favorite store too! lol

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    February 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Katherine ,

    Great recommendations – love the Trouve coat and the book!
    Hope you and the family have a great weekend!

    Ava 🙂

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    February 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I didn’t know US and Canada do not have the same parental leave policy … I know that sounds silly and I have to say I’m kinda surprised by that.

    • Reply
      February 13, 2017 at 7:33 am

      No it’s not silly at all, you’d expect the US to be more generous…

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