Sale PSA: A super useful black phone wristlet from Chloe, now $370 (the taupe is here), elegant satin slide sandals from Pedro Garcia, now 60% off (I like that the bottoms of these have some grip, so you’re not just totally sliding around), super sexy (and quite comfortable for the height) lace up button pumps from Jimmy Choo, now 50% off, and a great striped silk pajama shirt from FRAME, now 50% off.
1. The latest fabulous summer bag to catch my eye is this great straw bag, from Muun.
I always want to find the perfect straw bag, but there are always a few elements which throw me off. The handles might get too dirty (from sweat, gross!). The size is too huge! The price too high! And the biggest annoyance of all – they look super cute with short handles, but it’s not practical!
I feel that these Muun bags solve all of the problems above – they come with black handles, so that they won’t stain (there are also of course white options), are reasonably priced, and also come with an optional shoulder strap. Perfect! I’d been holding out to see if any of these would go on sale at Net-A-Porter (which by the way, just had more reductions), but it doesn’t seem the case. If you’re looking for a sweet summer bag, I’d recommend checking out the entire line, here (also love the removable pouch inside).
2. For some reason, I’ve been slightly obsessed with this NY Times article about concierge medicine – The Doctor Is In. Co-pay? $40,000. I sent it to all my friends in the medical profession and nagged them endlessly for their opinions. I extrapolated how much this will all cost by the time we retire. I thought about how much it might cost by the time my children retire, and then fretted. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
3. A great article, via The Washington Post, about the effort to save Anne Klein. When was the last time you bought something from AK? Interesting tidbit about it still having some remnant cache in South Korea.
4. Another fun article via The NY Times – Don’t Dress Your Age.
5. This week, I’m reading The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber.
This is the sort of book that’s a bit of a “genre bender”, and the best way I could describe it as “extremely well written, kind of science fiction”. I’m not necessarily a sci-fi fan, but I so enjoyed Faber’s other work I read, The Crimson Petal and the White, that I added this to my Kindle and finally got around to reading it. There’s also the fact that he has said this will be his last novel.
So far I’m enjoying it, although it moves a little slower than the sci-fi I’m used to. Would love to hear any recommendations for what you’ve all been reading lately!