My Latest Snag: Mini Golden Goose Sneaker Lookalikes.
I had to showcase another new pair of shoes I found for mini today (sorry for the trend): I had mentioned that I was sad that these Yosi Samra sneaks did not come in mini’s shoe size, and was therefore ecstatic to find Nicola Bathie point me in the direction of this precious pair from Zara (shown above on Instastory). Now she can coordinate with my Golden Geese.
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Peplum Blouse.
The most popular items on Le Blog this week:
+My new favorite hair tie. (P.S. – You all were right! I LOVE this thing. Also, FYI, one order on Amazon comes with THREE hair ties. I thought it was only for one and was thinking, “Better not lose this damn thing!”)
+A chic tweed slingback. (Under $100!)
#Turbothot: The Black Mirror.
Earlier this week, you may have had trouble accessing my blog. This is because we were adding a security certificate to our site to add an extra layer of security and things became more complicated than they needed to be. Unfortunately, the installation process was beyond my own technical ken, so all I could do was sit back and wait for our developers to rectify the situation.
Having worked on technical products for three different start-ups, I know that site outages for various reasons are not uncommon. And I also know that though they are an inconvenience, many of us in the modern era have come to accept them as a routine, temporary happening: “Oh, that site’s down. I’ll come back later.”
And still I lay in agony. It was as though the basement of my house was flooded and there was nothing I could do about it. The feeling of possessiveness startled me: even though I knew we would be back up and running in short order, I felt a breathless, irrational anxiety.
Upon reflection, I realized that I felt this way because my blog is an extension of me, a space fitted to the contours of my evolving thoughts, sensibilities, experiences, fancies, aspirations, frustrations, failures. It is a mirror of me. It is my chronicle and my arbiter. So seeing an ugly technical error message serve up in lieu of the familiar look and feel of me – well, it felt horrific, like turning to look at my reflection and finding a robot in lieu of myself.
Black mirror indeed.
(Does anyone watch that show?)
#Shopaholic: The Midi Skirt.
+A great price on an easy-to-wear midi skirt that will go with EVERYTHING. No, really. Over a bathing suit! With a frilly white blouse! With one of those uber-trendy smocked tops (I’m eyeing this one, which looks kind of like a Brock Collection piece!)
+This book looks delightful for those of us who enjoyed Princess Margaret’s character in The Queen.
+I’m super excited to read this book after one of my book club members (I see you, J!) raved about it. (I love a juicy bit of investigative journalism, especially on the topic of a potentially sociopathic female founder…!) Also, are you reading along with next month’s book pick?!
+These phone cases are loud and proud.
+I love this $24 Victoriana blouse in the white/ivory. Very Veronica Beard! I’d wear it under a pair of joveralls or with skinnies and a statement blouse.
+Might order a pair of these jammies and stow them away for mini while on sale!
P.S. My curent makeup sitch.
P.P.S. Beginning to think about fall.