Weekend Update

Sale PSA: A pretty little black ruffled dress from DVF, now 55% off/under $150, a black leather jacket with dark hardware from Helmut Lang, now 57% off (also a great cropped nude version here), an embroidered minidress from Free People, now 40% off, and suede lace up slingback sandals from Jimmy Choo in black and red, now 60% off. 

1. This week, I’m sharing an excellent bag from The Row which I’ve been eyeing for a while.

If I hadn’t just spent a usurious amount on my Constance, I would definitely have already have purchased this bag already. There’s just something about the shape, the slouchiness, and the butter soft leather that I love. I also like the small shape, it’s the perfect “grab and go” bag that can easily transition to night. Love!

2. An oldie but goodie: one of my favorite articles by Nora Ephron, for The New Yorker, about her NYC apartment.

3. A very interesting article (sent by a very nice reader), via The NY Times, about when jewelry might be an investment. I know exactly which Van Cleef limited edition necklace they are referring to and I still curse myself for not buying it when it was just sitting there, in the Neiman Marcus display at Tyson’s Corner, waiting for someone to buy it. Ahh!

4. I laughed at this hilarious and very charming visitor’s guide to Paris, via CNN travel.

5. This week, since I was so happy to hear of Kazuo Ishiguro winning the Nobel Prize, I re-read an all time favorite of mine, The Remains of the Day.

Most of you likely already know about or have read this book/seen the movie. Its the story of the perfect English butler as he reflects back on his life post WWII, and takes stock on what he has achieved, and given up to do so. To me, this is one of the most perfect books ever written. Its beautiful, it makes you stop and re-read passages, and  think about your own life. It never fails to make me cry when I read it. Ishiguro is one of my favorite authors and I could not recommend a book more.

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  • Jaime Stephens
    October 13, 2017 at 7:50 am

    The Neiman’s at Tysons Galleria is my favorite and just a few miles from me. Their VCA boutique is wonderful. Did you live in this area once upon a time? Do tell!

    • Katherine
      October 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

      No I was visiting family ! The last time I was there there was no boutique, it was just another display!

      • Jaime Stephens
        October 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

        There is a boutique, albeit tiny, right in the precious jewels department. No one is ever in it!

  • sydnee
    October 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I enjoyed reading the article on jewelry as investment pieces. I heard Van Cleef & Arpels recently raised their prices; I wish I got another piece before then.

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  • Diane
    October 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I loved the Paris guide it was hilarious😂😂😂

  • Anna
    October 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I finished reading The Remains of the Day. When I read the part where he finally aknowledges “my heart was breaking”, I cried so hard. “There is a butler in every one of us”. I’m no way in the ranks of a great anybody but can relate nevertheless. I’m moving on to Never Let me Go. Thanks for the Recommendation!

    • Katherine
      October 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      That part gets me too. I’m so glad you liked this book and Never Let Me Go will not disappoint you either (though Remains is my favorite). Enjoy!