Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Flat ivory Valentino Rockstud sandals, now 40% off, a great military green safari jacket from Theory, now 50% off, gorgeous beaded silk tassel earrings from Oscar de la Renta, now 50% off, and classic pure white Velcro Vans (I love these!), now under $60. 

1. This week, sharing this classic little Prada pouch (at a nice price point).


This is supposed to be a cosmetics pouch, but I like the little wristlet addition which makes it quite versatile as a little hold all and even clutch, in a pinch. This is totally the sort of bag I’d pack on vacation – it could hold a few items in a larger tote, and then easily be used for night. It’s super light, and takes up basically no space. A nice buy!

2. A piece from the NY Times (by Vanessa Friedman, excellent as always), about the evolution of NYFW. Do you care about fashion week? 

3. Did you watch Gossip Girl? I think you did. I definitely did (though like with most TV shows, I never watched the final season). This Vanity Fair piece was more interesting than I thought – a ten year anniversary retrospective. I wish there was a show on now that had similar fashion eye candy!

4. A fascinating article about Spencer Pratt (remember him?),  via The New Yorker. I have to admit, I followed him on Instagram after reading this.


5. This week I finished Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf.

Haruf is one of my favorite authors, so it was only a matter of time before I read Souls, which was published after he passed away. The book is short, and deceptively simple – the story of two senior aged neighbors who begin to sleep (like really, sleep) next to each other at night. But it leaves a deep impression. Highly recommended, and again, a short read for those of you who have complained that I recommend too many door stoppers!

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  • irina
    September 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    God morning – i can’t believe it’s been 10 years since GG came out, I definitely watched it on Netflix and left the final season unwatched as i didn’t want it to end. I know I’m pathetic ( same with Gilmore GIrls, btw). I keep running into Jessica Szohr at my lunch time in Hollywood so I’m always reminded that there is one season left:) Thanks, as always, for a book recommendation. I still dont understand how you manage to read a book a week, all i’m able to do is 30 pages of the simpliest text a day if i’m lucky. I hope everyone is behaving! Have a good weekend.

  • S. Jean
    September 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I used to love Fashion Week. Now, I’m sad to say it seems overrun with “influencers” or maybe this is just what my Instagram feed feels like? Anywho, I feel like a touch of the glamour is lost. Then again, I haven’t gone so who am I to say?

  • amy
    September 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    If you’re looking for a show with a solid fashion eye candy (and similar intrigue/fun nyc moments/ occasional eye rolls) you MUST start watching Younger, in its third season, and also a new show that just wrapped end of its first season, the Bold Type, set at a cosmo-esque magazine with some real eye roller moments but if you loved GG and esp the fashion and girl empowerment, you’ll love it. It was executive produced with joanna coles i think so has some cleverness to it! Also sutton foster and hillary duff on younger are just…..TDF. costumes alone.!!

    • Katherine
      September 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      I’ve heard great things about both these shows…your comments might be what push me over the edge. Thank you!