My Latest Score: Wayf Floral Tie Blouse
I’m obsessed with my new Wayf floral blouse ($79), shown above, which looks a lot more like a Rosie Assoulin than the price tag would suggest. Wayf has some other great, affordable, fashion-forward finds on offer right now, too, like this lace top ($99) and this asymmetric tiered dress ($80).
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Closet Organizer.
The most popular items on Le Blog this week:
+These acrylic shelf dividers ($20 for 2). I hear ya, ladies. Organization comes first. Fall cleaning?
+The best packing cubes for an organized suitcase. I swear by ’em.
+A personalized puzzle for a wee one from a family-run Etsy store.
#Turbothot: Joan Didion’s Blue Nights
I was transfixed by Joan Didion’s achingly moving Blue Nights, a memoir focused on her daughter, who tragically died at a young age after catching a flu that turned into pneumonia that turned into sepsis that turned into a coma. I had heard that she’d sort of “lost” her signature incisiveness and precision in this book — that her writing was more halting, more groping, less certain, less intact. I could not disagree more. I was just as moved and haunted by this work as I was with her The Year of Magical Thinking. In an NPR interview on the book that I subsequently listened to, she explains that her daughter “had no idea how much we needed her. I needed her in the sense that she was … simply the center of my life. I needed someone to take care of.” I could not relate more to this at once understated and enormous sentiment. FIVE STARS to this book.
#Shopaholic: The Cold-Shouldered Sweatshirt
+Do you watch RHOC? My bestie texted me to say that she drank a little too much wine and promptly ordered the sweatshirt ($78) that Meghan King Edmonds ordered on a recent episode, and has been getting tons of compliments on it since! (Currently 20% off!) Get the look for even less with this ASOS steal.
+Any end-of-summer weddings or events on your radar? In case the bold shimmery shininess of this dress isn’t tickling your fancy (#drool), consider the statement-making goodness of Alice McCall. This dress or this dress = bananas.
+I just mentioned this yesterday, but I think I have to order this Ulla Johnson-esque paisley top to satisfy my inner bohemian. In the black. To be worn with distressed denim.