Friday, August 7, 2020

Lacy Afternoons

I really love this new dress that I purchased online and wish I actually had somewhere to wear it, beyond a quick trip into my office. Sigh. Well, it’s first up on my list to wear out for dinner and drinks when that’s possible again.




dress: Nordstrom / boots: Camper / jacket: Old Navy

 

Feature: If you haven’t watched The 13th on Netflix, you really, really should. I watched it last year and rewatched it recently and it is incredibly insightful and educational. You should also read this piece on reparations, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is one of the people behind the brilliant 1619 Project (the associated podcast which I mentioned in a previous post). 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Nothing To See Here

Just going to drop Eleanor off and then a morning walk in my ode to Beetle Juice blazer … you know, the usual.







jacket: Philosophy / tunic: Zara / shoes: Aldo / necklace: Nordstrom Rack

 

Feature: This is a great list of anti-racism reading – I’ve invested in a couple and look forward to reading them. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

All the Frills: The Veiled Lady

Shaun and Eleanor (mostly Shaun) gifted me this amazing bust for Mother’s Day. It’s a replica of an iteration of Monti’s Veiled Lady and, I have to say, it fits right in with the rest of my living room d├ęcor. I feel like that says something about me….









Weekend Reading:

 

This sunken medieval Italian village is amazing. 

 

My favourite New York museum, the Frick, has little video tours of all their galleries and a YouTube series called cocktails with a curator where you get a little mini-lecture on a piece in the Frick’s collection. Amazing! 

 

I love a good dictionary fight

 

Have I invested in a ridiculous number of Bravo-themed face masks? Yes, yes I have. 

 

Now seems like as good a time as any to read about historical pandemics

Friday, July 17, 2020

Evolution

I treated myself to a new dress! Is it mostly black (and thus totally me)? Yes. But it also has a print – a white print! Guys, I’m evolving during this lockdown (not really but I throw me a bone).




dress: The Bay / shoes: Old Navy

 


Feature: Let’s hear from some Indigenous designers on sustainable fashion. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Back in the Driveway

Well, I’m back in the driveway. Still looking surly, now forced to pretty much wear my ungovernable hair in a ponytail at all times. While many salons here are now open, with strict safety protocols in place, so I could go get my hair dyed and chopped off into the bob I’ve been craving since January, I’m reluctant to do it right now as I’m still working from home and would have to just head back for a touch up when I start going into the office. So I’m determined to ride it out for a bit and just spend a bunch of money and time going to the salon once, as a way to celebrate being able to go back to work again. My cheapness has apparently, triumphed. That said, as it's looking more and more like I will be working from home until January (at least), I will probably cave in the next few weeks...





pants: RW & Co / shirt: Dynamite / jacket: Zara / shoes: Spring


Feature: This piece on the Black Death, COVID-19, and Black populations is absolutely fascinating.