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Weekend Reading



I can't believe that this is my last weekend in the U.S.! I am spending the weekend with friends and enjoying everything I am going to miss - shopping, American breakfasts, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and dinners at my favorite restaurants. It's going to be a great last weekend, before the craziness next week. Anyways, here is some weekend reading for your enjoyment:

Loving this cropped top from Banana Republic.

This had me laughing hysterically - wine for cats (never drink alone again)! Also the video at the end really makes me want to visit Japan. Update! Apparently grapes (and grape juice) are toxic for cats (causes kidney failure) so just laugh at this notion, don't actually give any to your kitty! Thanks for the heads up anon!

It's refreshing to find media coverage of a news story that doesn't simplistically valorize and/or villainize the story's subjects. This interesting piece on the terrible shooting in Paris this week offers some interesting points to think about without ignoring the complexity of peoples and societies.

The best winter prints under $100.

Vogue online republished (in it's original form) Joan Didion’s seminal essay “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power,” which was first published in 1961. Definitely worth a read! 

My new favorite scarf.

The biggest photoshop disasters of 2014. Why do they think we won't notice?

In case you missed it, here is my winter capsule wardrobe (and my shoes and purses capsule here). Next week I am sharing lots of amazing outfit combinations I've planed from this capsule.

New arrivals at Kate Spade. I am obsessed with this tote and it has definitely inspired a future print.

Speaking prints, there is a new Paris print in the Preppy Printshop.

Just discovered this website, which gives away the cutest prints... for free!


Have a great weekend!

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  1. why are you promoting the wine for cats? don't you know grapes are toxic to cats?

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    1. I wouldn't say I was promoting it, just thought it was funny. Good to know that grapes are toxic for them, I didn't know that! Although Ophelia has a very strict organic diet, so don't worry, I would never give her anything like this anyway. But thanks so much for the heads up!

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    2. That mug you have in your head pic for this blog, is really sad. "You Can't Sit With Us" is a form of bullying. You may think it is cute or funny, but it is not at all. It would be really a step forward if grown ups, such as yourself set a good example for those that look up to you. Safe travels.

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