Sale PSA: a Veronica Beard gingham ruched dress (I have this and I love it), now 40% off (if you want you can hold out for a bigger sale but it may not make it), another very adorable summer dress from Self Portrait, also 40% off, embroidered Rockstud sandals from Valentino, now 55% off, and classic nude kitten heels from Louboutin, now 50% off.
1. Second cut on a lot of sale items have begun, aka the time where I really like to strike! I’ve been doing the best so far with my shoe shopping – there are lots of good deals out there now, like these Jimmy Choo sandals, for under $300.
So often I feel that I spend $$$ on designer shoes, only to never wear them because the heels is so high – so I’ve been looking a lower styles almost exclusively these days, to get better cost per wear. These Jimmy Choos are the perfect example – I love the tan, but the black is also classic.
2. Interesting opinion piece via The NY Times – Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich. I could write a whole book about the private vs. public school debate in our area. Oy!!
3. My own wedding was six years ago, and I’m approaching that age where the torrent of weddings we used to be invited to each year has been slowing to a trickle. But I still love them! And I love this article about luxury weddings of the super rich, via Racked (the best piece I’ve read via Racked in a while).
4. Now from weddings to divorces – an interesting little read from The Guardian, about How To Get Divorced, Silicon Valley style.
5. This week, I’m reading The Secret History, by Donna Tartt.
I’m not one of those people who absolutely loved The Goldfinch, Tartt’s most recent work, although I was able to finish it and of course it was very well written. Everyone I expressed this opinion to however, said that I had to try The Secret History, so finally I gave it a try. So far I’ve been enjoying it, and its reference to the Greeks/classics. The best way I can describe it is a murder mystery but in the reverse, albeit a little slower moving. If you’re used to quick paced thrillers, this may not be the book for you, but if you’re looking for a beautifully written detective story with a strong classic influence, I’d definitely give The Secret History a try.