The Mondays: June 23, 2024

Jun 24, 2024

This weekend, I traveled out of state for work. My second work trip in two weeks. The thrill of being able to do whatever I choose without worrying about my daughter, my dogs, or my husband is kind of nice. But I miss Sloane so much, that I really can’t wait to get home. This is the double-edged sword that is motherhood — you need a break, but when you get one, you wish your child could join you.

Luckily, I have the Internet to keep me company.  Here is how I spent my lazy Sunday eating tiny cookies, watching reruns of Love It or List It, and surfing the web.

Over the past five years, I have owned two versions of this shoe.  Sadly, the first pair wore out after six months, and the second pair were left in a hotel room in New York City.  But this pair, from Anne Klein, is unquestionably the best one.  

The black and beige color way is my favorite, but there are five to choose from, including a linen for summer.  The shoes are made with iFlex technology, so your feet will thank you.  Plus, they’re a great price.  I was honestly impressed for $89 with the quality.

need flats?  Anne Klein has these great buckle flats that are perfect for summer.

The trial of Karen Read has captivated Boston.  The 46-year-old equity analyst is accused of killing her boyfriend, a retired Boston Police officer, by hitting him with her car and leaving him lifeless in a snowbank.  But did she do it?  Her attorney argues that a cabal of corrupt cops framed her to cover up their own malfeasance.  Vanity Fair discusses why we can’t look away.

Last summer, I bought these incredible Spanx shorts and promptly lost them.  I have no idea where or how, but they’re gone.  So imagine my elation when I realized that I could replace them for less than $60.  Thank you, Summer Clearance sale.  

The shorts are stretchy and comfortable.  The a-line cut ensures they won’t be too tight.  And the 4.5″ inseam is perfection.  Also, the size guide is 100% accurate.

Do you have a Paris obsessed friend?  Me too.  I snapped up these cups from Nordstrom for her recent housewarming and she adored them, and so did the other ladies at the party.  So if you need a gift that is useful, chic and won’t break the bank, two or four of these is the ticket.

What else did I consume on the Internet?

Did you read, watch or buy something great this week?  Leave it in the comments.

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  1. cj says:

    Belle – remind those of us who immediately added these shorts to cart the white wide leg Spanx pant you love? Might as well toss those in too.

    • Sarah says:

      Check the June 18 two-ways post about how to style the striped shirt. She links to the white spanx pants there.

  2. linda says:

    That’s a beautiful bedside shelf. I love the simplicity, but I would need to put bumpers on that thin sheet of metal and a heater to keep it warm to the touch in the winter!

    Something I tried this weekend for the first time – silk underwear. The bras and briefs from Julie May

  3. Allison says:

    Oh my goodness this StoryCorps content is beautiful!

  4. HW says:

    I so feel you — I *just* pulled the trigger on some fancy removable wallpaper I’ve been eyeing for a powder room for more than a year: https://www.etsy.com/listing/608305497/spring-botanical-wallpaper-removable

  5. sara says:

    TV shows – recommend Masters of the Air on Apple+. If you ever watched/liked Band of Brothers, it’s by the same creators (Tom Hanks.)
    Bought the Effortless Mini Shorts from Aritzia (they also come in the mid-thigh length) and I LOVE them. Can be dressed up or dressed down. Though they still aren’t considered workwear. 😉

  6. Simone says:

    I need a refresher…what do you wear the beige and black cap toe shoe with? I have some and cannot figure out the right outfit to wear them with.

  7. Kristen L says:

    Yay I’ve been eyeing those shorts from your last recommendation. Thanks for sharing they’re on such a good sale! Immediate buy 🙂 You rock, as usual!

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