Belle’s Weekly Reading: November 15, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
1) A couple meets on OKCupid. They decide their first date should be a 3-week trip around Europe. And did I mention they didn’t bring anything but the clothes on their backs?
2) This Giambattista Valli dress stopped me in my tracks. Then, the price made me faint.
3) One of the best things about Thanksgiving is that I’m permitted to eat as much pie as I want and no one looks at me sideways until at least slice number five. This year, I’m thinking Chocolate Pecan Pie, Brown Butter Apple and Cheddar and Chocolate ‘Shmallow Pie.
4) This gorgeous green crossbody is only $22. Looking for more inexpensive bags that don’t wear their price on their sleeve? Don’t miss this burgundy Zara shopper with a side pocket and this faux-croc Standout Satchel.
5) Refinery29 is asking why a professional politician can’t enjoy fashion without being ridiculed. I’ve been asking myself that for years. We want female leaders to be well-dressed, but not too well-dressed. Because you can be seriously smart and capable and look good. Or some bulls**t like that.
6) I need to shake up my earring game this holiday season. Somehow I ended up with a jewelry box full of studs and little else. These Kenneth Jay Lane Star-drop Earrings are very lavish for under-$75. On the other side of the spectrum, these long, skinny Bette Carre earrings caught my eye, as did these leather pyramid drops from Vince Camuto.
8) Because I can never have enough long-sleeve blouses (at least that’s what I tell myself) I bought this black and ivory Walter Baker blouse from The Outnet. Such a good buy at $59. It also comes in beige and ivory. And if you’re still searching for holiday dresses, don’t miss this royal blue fit-and-flare ponte dress.
9) This a cappella group sings 28 Beyonce songs in 6-minutes. Six minutes well worth it.
10) I’ve been searching for an inexpensive casual ankle boot that was stylish and under-$100. Found it. Thank you, Sole Society.
11) Sometimes, I read an article that makes my eyes roll. This article from The New York Times Style section talks about hiring nanny consultants to help the uber-wealthy improve their nanny’s skills. Notice the article never quotes the nanny (probably because she was laughing too hard at the absurdity of the situation to get out an answer).