In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.
What I liked this week:
- This crazy and wonderful woman demonstrated 97 lipsticks on the same pair of lips as a colour guide. I have a few on my list now to try if I ever make it through my 4 tubes (mostly samples).
- Speaking of lip colour, my favourite neutral-better-than-my-own-lips colour is this Mac Plink! shade.
- Growing up un-vaccinated, an eye-opening post which makes me even more convinced about vaccinations being the lesser of two evil for Baby Bun…. (Thanks, Tania.)
- The perfect striped Breton shirt that looks very close to the Saint James version. I also like this sweater version.
- What life is really like for women on Wall Street. Can’t wait to read her book: Opening Belle… I also wrote a short little piece on being in a STEM career which I think is less “bro” and less masculine than Wall Street. I have never been treated quite like that in my industry but I still experience some of that sexism of being expected to be the caregiver 100% of the time even while working full-time. I think my partner has to learn that this is not the case either these days because I am losing it — he too grew up in a super traditional family where his mother was exactly that like I did, but my mother was way more fiery and independent than his.
- I tried on these beautiful blue & white striped heels and they were SO COMFORTABLE. I returned them though, but am waiting for a sale before perhaps making them my last “Out” of the year.
- We are these couples: high earners paired with each other.
- These lace up flats are seriously being considered on my list. I tried them on in person and they were super comfortable and chic.
- The power of being a Single Woman.
- This cognac tote looks very chic for its pricetag and while I hate ‘blush’ as a colour, I like beige and this pricier tote looks very summery.
- Retailers have completely lost sight of who their consumers are. J. Crew and Banana Republic are two retailers who should be offering updated classics and basics with wearable (natural) fabrics in a high quality for a decent price range. Think: designer quality for a fraction of the price. Others like Zara, H&M, Forever 21, are all trendy places I tend to avoid shopping 90% in as the clothing is way more disposable and not really my style. The quality is terrible there. I just want a sleeveless white shirt dress that is not a mini dress, is opaque, 100% cotton, simple, chic and fits my body. Is that too much to ask for?
- Spring is coming. I sort of really want some buttery neutral boots but I wouldn’t say no to these black ones.
- I wear this outfit combination a lot. Stylish, classic and lovely. I’d also see if I could somehow sneak in a nice black leather jacket like this one underneath.
- I am obsessed with getting a Prada Saffiano tote for work (will NEVER HAPPEN) so this one really tugged at my heart strings.
- I am not an avid runway watcher. I don’t follow the collections or designers, and although I am influenced by what I read and what I see online and offline, I have learned to do what I want with my outfits & style as evidenced by my Instagram. So this article about fashion trying to eliminate the lag time in between runway shows and the collection hitting the stores was an interesting but 50,000 feet in the sky view on true fashion for my own style.