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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: An easy and very wearable peplum back open cardigan from Bobeau, now under $40, a classic little black dress from DVF, now under $150, a very pretty Jonathan Simkhai embroidered dress, now under $350, Aquatalia heeled suede booties, now under $240, and a beautiful daisy Guipure blouse by Self Portrait, now under $190. 

1. Has it been super cold where you are? It’s been way colder than usual here in the Bay Area lately (or at least it feels like to me)…we’ve even had to turn on the heater almost every day, normally considered a grave sin in an Asian household. Anyway, I’ve been stocking up on more sweaters, and found this great slouchy one from Free People.

I have a Saint Laurent sweater very similar to this, but it cost multiples higher and I got tired of trying to dart out of the way every time baby Feather came at me with sticky hands (it didn’t work anyway). I saw this Free People one was on sale, and loved the shape, then was pleasantly surprised to find that it was made out of natural fibers (50% cotton, 50% angora). Usually at these price points you get acrylic. I ordered one, and worth a try if you’re looking for decently priced knits!

2. A really interesting article, via The WSJ, about how Friends and Family sales are having more and more restrictions, and some of the fall out. I thought the bit about DVF no longer being stocked at Bloomingdales was interesting…sounds like a huge account to lose! Of course I’m sure you all have known about the F&F problems for some time….it seems these days more brands are excluded than included! If there’s a paywall, for some reason NASDAQ has the entire article as well.

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3. A fascinating article from The NY Times about a particularly acrimonious divorce: How To Hide $400 Million. Finance nerds will like this one.

4. Another article, again from the Times, about the largest handbag hall set to open. Do you still believe in the “IT” bag? I don’t necessarily focus on that one bag anymore…but I do still love them!

5. This week I read Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates. This was the first work I’d ever read by Oates and I really enjoyed it…I’ll definitely be reading more!

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Black Water is a fictional re-telling of the Chappaquiddick incident, involving Ted Kennedy at the time. By the way – I had no idea about this incident before reading the book. Afterwards I looked it up and was shocked. There’s so much about the Kennedys I never knew. Oh man. Recommended for anyone looking for a more literary read, fans of Oates, and anyone who doesn’t need to have a happy ending all the time.

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Holiday Wishlist – 2016

Sale PSA: A long wool/cashmere Vince cardigan, now 52% off, a Clare V printed clutch (useful as a standalone clutch or a pouch in your bag), now 40% off, a classic Burberry trench with leather trimmed details, now 30% off,…

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Thanksgiving Sale Update – 2016

Hi everybody – happy early Thanksgiving (for those celebrating!). Designer sales have sprung early this year, so here are some of my selections – I will try to update throughout the week! First up – Nordstrom. In my opinion,…

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How Do You Plan?

Sale PSA: Over the knee flat leather boots from Vince Camuto, now $126,  a printed silk mini dress from DVF (roll the sleeves up and it’s the perfect resort dress), now $211, a gorgeous moss green open cashmere blend…

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Weekend Update

Sale PSA: A lovely and soft leather trimmed cardi-jacket from Joie, now 40% off, a versatile and thick fringed cashmere wrap from Nordstrom, now under $125, a merino wool sweater blazer from J.Crew, now 30% off (I have this…