Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all had a great week. Between work and getting ready for our mystery move, I’m still having trouble finding enough hours in my day to get it all done.
Ironically (and you’ll see why this is ironic in a minute) what keeps me calm is a good run—except that this week (and here’s the irony) I had the unfortunate experience of having a large dog lunge at me from behind (crazy, right?!). read more
Out of the archives today comes one of my favorite pair of shoes—my not quite vintage, but certainly more than a decade old Joan Helpern Signature brogues. Helpern’s Signature line of shoes and boots were worn by the likes of Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Diana. read more
Au courant though they may be at the moment, I would not wear them if I absolutely didn’t have to. But I have to. (Sure, I’ve been wearing readers for a while now, but they’re not really glasses, are they?) I’m talking about having to wear real, prescription strength glasses.
Forget the new study from the British College of Optometrists that found that those who wear glasses to a job interview are more likely to land the job than their non-glasses wearing counterparts. Let’s give job interviewers more credit than that. A person’s intelligence quotient doesn’t get amped up when they put on a pair of glasses, or does it? Evidently perception is reality, and those who wear glasses, according to the study are simply perceived to be smarter than those who don’t. Could it be those who commissioned the study just want to sell more glasses? Just a thought. read more
The great thing about having a wardrobe full of classics is that they never go out of style. Take black and white, for instance—one of my all-time favorite pairings—always timeless, right? Well, despite the fact that I personally have never relegated this dynamic duo to the back of my closet, they are once again enjoying their time in the spotlight, being heralded as one of the season’s hottest trends—think monochrome and minimalist. I probably wear more black and white than any other combination (and have enough derivations of it in my wardrobe to last several lifetimes). read more
Some weeks are more significant than others. Like this past week, for instance. President Obama ‘s public swearing-in occurred on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the ceremony the President used King’s bible and for the second time, Abraham Lincoln’s bible as well—a deeply respectful gesture recognizing the two men Obama has said he admires more than anybody else in American history. It was a beautiful moment to witness. A moment that made me smile. read more