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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: a gorgeous knit shirtdress from Altuzarra, now 60% off (please buy so I do not), a pretty classic white flare midi dress from Victoria Beckham, now 75% off, this beautiful (!!) gray Globe-Trotter carry-on trolley which I’d be highly tempted to order myself if I didn’t already possess two in this exact size, now 30% off, thigh high boots with great reviews from Steve Madden, now just $78, and super comfortable velvet skinny jeans from AG, now 40% off. 

1. This is the part of sale season that I love – when almost everything is on sale, and there are lots of finds still remaining. Like this gorgeous waxed leather tote from The Row, currently 30% off and sold out except for on Net-A-Porter.

Really, this tote is beautiful right? The waxed leather reminds me of Hermes, and given that it’s The Row, I’d guess that the quality is near comparable. I love how modern and clean this looks, and the inside has a zip pocket for valuables. Unlined, so super light as well. You can wear year round. The more I write the more I am selling myself on purchasing this.

2. Another “slower” news week (aka holiday season), another week of trawling the Vanity Fair archives. Let’s relive the Gary Hart campaign implosion in this excellent piece (I still giggle whenever I remember Monkey Business was the name of the boat).

3. An interesting article, via the Atlantic, on the mystery of Japan’s declining birth rate.

4. I loved this speech, via Glamour, by Tracee Ellis Ross about what defines her as a successful person (hint: it’s not whether she’s had kids). A great read for everyone.

5. Did you know that Phoebe Philo is exiting Celine? This NY Times article, via the always excellent Vanessa Friedman, examines her legacy and what might be next.

6. This week I finished Hourglass, by Dani Shapiro.

via NYBlueprint

I’m not normally a memoir reader, not because I don’t like it, but I tend to gravitate towards fiction. I picked up Hourglass in our local bookstore however, and was struck by the title and image and decided to try it. And I’m so glad I did. The book is essentially a memoir on marriage – jumping back and forth through time, and wandering through the highs and lows of Shapiro’s life and marriage. Shapiro is a wonderful writer, and anyone who has been in a longer relationship can relate to the minutia of the give and take between two people that she describes so well here. Recommended!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonya
    December 30, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Purchased Hourglass. Thank you for the book recommendations. I found multiple favorites from you this year.

  • Reply
    Phil
    December 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Kat,

    Just wondering if you had purchased The Row leather goods in the past?

    • Reply
      Katherine
      December 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Yes I had a Day Luxe tote – they are great quality however the resale value is poor (if you ever think you might sell) so I always say try to get on sale!

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    Wendy/www.wannabeliz.com
    December 31, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing the Tracee Ellis Ross speech! I’m not married and I have no children either! I’ve found that men are not the only ones judging. Women are guilty of that too! There are plenty of women who try and make you feel less than because you don’t have what they have.
    Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

    • Reply
      Katherine
      December 31, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Yes I loved the speech (and I love Tracee). Happy New Year and I wish you a wonderful 2018!

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