Sale PSA: This awesome Longchamp Le Pliage in Neo GRAY (why is this still available? Will sell out quickly), for 35% off, a pretty ruffled silk dress from Sea NYC, now 70% off (I know this might look a little frumpy but it has slits on the sides), a very cool Hitchcock themed Olympia Le-Tan clutch, now 40% off, and a gorgeous and soft midi length Theory coat in dark red and camel options, now 40% off.
1. Have you heard of All Birds? I had peripherally, but had never ordered until I recently saw a testimonial from a friend (hi L!). And immediately bought these loungers.
I’m pretty sure these are the sort of shoes my husband will automatically hate (but sometimes I’m surprised) but either way footwear that looks this comfortable…I was going to order immediately, as I haven’t yet been able to pull the trigger on these Birkenstock clogs. I read some reviews that the shoes fall apart easily…so will report back on my experience!
2. When I’m trying to find good articles and there’s nothing really great out there, I always go back to the Vanity Fair archives. Do you remember the Bettencourt affair? I could read a whole book about this topic. Actually, I think I will.
3. What do you think of this article, via The NY Times, calling for the end of high heels? I don’t really wear high heels anymore except for when it’s very specific occasion. Three inches is my “nicer dinner/date night” height now. What about you?
4. Have you heard of birth tourism? An interesting article, via The WSJ, about the island where Chinese mothers go to deliver American babies (though please note – I always stay away from the comments section of pieces like these).
5. This week, I read The Dirt, by Mötley Crüe (and Neil Strauss).
I have almost zero interest in glam rock/heavy metal (my taste is embarrassingly poppy and I am fairly up to date on the dating status of Selena Gomez/Justin Bieber) and I never thought I would read a book about Mötley Crüe. Yet I found this book GREAT. It’s very well written, for one, and together each of the little vignettes from the band members really worked wonderfully together to tell the story of this band. After reading it I had great respect for the artists that made up this band and spent a good half hour YouTubing videos. The Dirt is highly recommended.