My Latest Snag: The Most Darling Coat for Mini.
After a reader wrote in to assuage my concerns about the online retailer Monsoon (had never ordered from them before; she informed me that the style was similar to Zara), I went ahead and ordered this Jackie O.-esque boucle coat. How precious?!
P.S. More great coats for minis here.
You’re Sooooo Popular: Le Striped Sweater.
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#Turbothot: How to Stop Crying.
Any criers out there? I sure am. And while I’m all for freedom of expression in any form — feel what you feel! let it out! — sometimes tears, just like ill-timed laughter, so often thinly masking discomfort, can be embarrassing. Last week, a day or two after my facial injury, one of the doormen saw me rushing out the building and said, in a concerned, tender voice: “Oh Mrs. Shoop — what happened?” I was so moved by his consternation that I felt a bubble rising in my throat and knew that tears weren’t far off. And then, a few weeks before that, I mentioned off-handedly to a friend (I can’t quite recall how this came up) that the nuns at my high school, Georgetown Visitation, told us on our first day that they had been praying for us since the day we were born and found myself choking back tears, much to my surprise and embarrassment.
I am never quick-witted enough to distract myself from tears by thinking about something funny. Instead, I call to mind advice from a college girlfriend of mine, who — seeing tears over a silly situation were not far off — told me: “Look at the light.” I did, staring straight at the fixture in the ceiling of her college apartment, and was surprised that I kept myself from losing it. I’ve trotted this advice out a handful of times to other girlfriends struggling to keep it together and looking to me for distraction, and it tends to do the trick — at least until whisked away to a safe space to let it all out.
Any other tricks?
#Shopaholic: Last Minute Gift for Kiddos.
+Intrigued by this affordable haircare line — check out those reviews versus the prices! A lot of the products look very similar to Oribe’s.
+I stopped into Kate Spade the other day and they have some seriously adorable pieces right now. I love this coat, this midi dress, and these trousers (I really need to branch out from denim these days…) Finally, this heart belt is TO DIE. I want to layer it over every single dress I own!
+I’m into pearl everything these days (ahem), so naturally this cashmere sweater caught my eye, as did these (finally on sale!) and these. And these are so delightfully Chanel-esque for any vacation-bound babes!
+These fun earrings are such a steal!
+I’ve been rewatching “Gossip Girl” when I can’t sleep, and this saucy jumpsuit has Blake Lively written all over it. So chic.