Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Leather front skinny pants from Rag & Bone with great reviews, now 60% off/under $300, classic adidas Gazelle sneakers, now 35% off on price match, and this gorgeous Saloni Fara dress which I recommended earlier on the blog, now 40% off. 

It’s also the last day of the Shopbop Friends and Family sale, for up to 25% off with code EOTS17. My pick: sneakers from Golden Goose (I’m getting a pair, just figuring out which one), pretty tassel earrings from Gorjana, and this classic Fjallraven backpack

1. Lately I have been very seriously eyeing these Pomellato M’ama non M’ama stackable rings.

Since I am highly uncultured, I originally thought the name of these rings had something to do with “Mama”, and thus I could make the case for acquiring at least two, one for each of the kids. How sad was I to Google it and realize it means “He loves you he loves you not”! Either way I love the rings, they are perfect for stacking and they just seem like the perfect simple rings to slip on a a given day, they would feel smooth against the skin and the sort you wouldn’t notice while typing. So pretty!

2. An interesting article, via The NY Times, about the gender equality backlash in Silicon Valley. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one.

3. Loved this article, via The Cut, on 25 Famous Women and their biggest splurges. Diane Kruger and the Constance! Oprah and her bathtubs!

4. A fascinating article, via The New Yorker, about Gloria Allred. I have to admit I had a negative impression about Gloria Allred without knowing much about her – this was quite the surprise! Love these sorts of profiles.

5. This week, I finished Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng.

I loved Celeste Ng’s first book, Everything I Never Told You, so I pre-ordered this one as soon as it was available. Little Fires is essentially a family drama, but it happens within a larger community, where there are multiple larger issues going on, the largest being a contested adoption. I also have to admit, since a lot of this takes place in the late 90’s with high school characters – it was great to relive that time (now you know how old I am!). Beautifully written and highly recommended for anyone who liked Celeste’s earlier work.

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  • Sonya
    September 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I did not know that she had a new book. Thank you! Bought it on Amazon.

  • Elizabeth
    September 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for the NYT article, Katherine! Can’t believe I missed this one. As a woman in tech (and private equity) I just can’t believe the injured tone some of these guys are taking on. The fact that a male executive feels that he can say publicly that, while a woman running a fashion team is fine, a woman who is running an automotive team could not possibly be qualified – I was shocked by that. This makes me, personally, feel we are losing ground rather than gaining it.
    I agree that the sensitivity meter has gotten high, but most of what’s chronicled in the article makes me feel that this “movement” is designed to frighten us off diversity initiatives – to make us think we have gone too far – when in reality any real diversity in tech is still in its infancy. It is a very tough line to walk.

  • Bee
    September 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I really liked Ng’s last book – will have to check this one out too.

    PS – I assume you saw this article already, it reminded me of some of your blog post discussions!

    • Katherine
      October 1, 2017 at 11:06 am

      No I didn’t, thank you Bee! I’ll share it next week too!

  • irina
    October 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I’m sorry but we knew how old you are after you posted the link to Virtuoso Life articles 😉