1. I know all I’ve been posting lately are sandals but I keep finding nice, affordable, attractive options (which are comfortable!). And there seems to be quite a few of you who are constantly searching for options like me, so…presenting another great option, from Sam Edelman.
These I realize are kind of a knockoff of a classic Manolo Blahnik sandal (which I’ve tried to buy multiple times but can never get to fit me right). They’re a simple enough design where I don’t feel like the design inspiration is that bad, and to be honest I prefer the padding on the Edelman pair, plus I don’t worry about whether they’ll be destroyed in one season. This tan color is my favorite, for some reason the other options are croc embossed.
2. A fascinating and sad article from the WSJ – Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him. I’ve recommended this book before, but if you are interested in the article, I’d highly recommend The Wizard of Lies.
3. Okay I really want to know what you all think of Jeff Koons collection for Louis Vuitton. Please, please, tell me in the comments (or in email).
4. An interesting short little piece via The Hollywood Reporter, about Christine Chiu, a big couture buyer, and not wanting to buy sloppy seconds that were already worn by actresses. For these prices, I think that’s fair. What if you paid close to six figures for a dress and it ended up on someone you hated?
5. This week I read A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan.
Goon Squad is one of those books I had purchased a long time ago, attempted briefly, and then stuck on my bookshelf. I had seen it dozens of times but always passed it by, since I assumed there was a reason I had stopped. But randomly this week I picked it up again, gave it another try, and loved it. Enjoyed it so much I’ve since ordered the rest of Jennifer Egan’s books. Recommended for anyone who enjoys fiction, who doesn’t mind many different points of view, time shifting in the narrative, and unresolved storylines. Honestly, I think this is the sort of book you either love or kind of hate, and there’s no way to know until you try it.