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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Shopbop is having its semi-annual shopping event, with up to 25% off with code GOBIG17. I’d recommend checking out items like this pretty summery Splendid striped dress, this embroidered floral bag from Tory Burch (I love this design), and classic black ballet flats from Repetto. 

Elsewhere around the web, check out this Equipment + Kate Moss black blazer, now 65% off (I like this – and yup, it’s very Kate), an asymmetrical midi dress from Self Portrait, now 40% off, and lower heeled ghillie stacked pumps from Sam Edelman, now $90 (a great price and very wearable shoe for summer, both in office and out). 

1. I rarely share tops here (for some reason I find them less exciting than say, dresses, bags, or shoes), but I was really drawn to this gorgeous Yohji Yamamoto piece.

Right after I saw this I went hunting for something similar and cheaper from Uniqlo and Zara, but came up empty. So I ended up ordering it to try it out – I think this is the sort of piece you can wear forever, that’ll add a nice detail to simple black pants or even jeans.

2. A fascinating piece via The NY Times about how one family went from $9 billion to almost nothing in a generation – Losing A Fortune Often Comes Down to One Thing: Family.

3. By now we’ve all watched/seen the Oscars, but I still thought this piece on designers paying for celebrities to wear a dress was worth a read (also check out this piece, from last year, via The Hollywood Reporter). By the way, if you like this article and topic, I’d highly recommend Hijacking the Runway, by Teri Agins.

4. An oldie but goodie I recently rediscovered from Vanity Fair – remember when Anne Hathaway was dating that con artist, Raffaelo Follieri? I was wondering what he was up to the other day and found this great article about their relationship and how Follieri went as far as he did. Worth a read if you have some time, juicy and fascinating!

5. This week I finished Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

Plainsong follows the stories of various citizens who live in the city of Holt, Colorado, and is the sort of “ordinary citizens slice of life” sort of work which sheds a light on small town Americana. What I loved about this book however, was just how touching the stories were and how wonderfully written the book was. After reading this I became a Kent Haruf fan, and am working my way through a few more of his books. Highly recommended for those who like enjoy fiction pieces about different perspectives of “the American experience”.

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  • Mercy
    March 5, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    These are fascinating reads, this posts has spiced up my Monday morning 🙂

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  • Isabel
    March 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    This is not related this particular post but have you noticed that the prices on Matches have increased overnight basically? I remember that you highlighted that prices were much lower on Matches and now they are the same as other sites! So disappointing.

    • Katherine
      March 10, 2017 at 8:18 am

      No way! The brands must have cracked down. What a disappointment!