I’m alive! Sorry for the radio silence all week (aside from this post). I forgot how time consuming moving is, and with all the unpacking and organizing along with work, the poor blog got pushed aside. Now that we’re settled into the new place I’ll get back into a new routine and with hopefully a lot more recipes and original content since we now have a much bigger space. Woo hoo! Here are a few interesting links to get your Friday morning off to a good start. Have a nice weekend!
–Racked has a pretty in depth article on online shopping habits, and the crazy amount of research a lot of people (myself included) do before pulling the trigger. The story also talks about how consumers are not very brand loyal and will just look for the least expensive price. Do you agree? I mostly do, though there are a few sites (Net a Porter is one) that I am loyal to even if it means paying a tiny bit more; I know their shipping is fast, the customer service is great and that their packaging is always so beautiful. Plus, you get to save on taxes when shipping to California!
-This is sweet, just in time for Mother’s Day: Vogue Editors on the Clothes They ‘Borrow’ from Mom. When I lived at home my friends and I would always wear my mom’s cardigans and sweaters, they were just so cozy. What about you, anything you like to steal from mom?
-Have you read this crazy new study on the science behind weight loss? I thought we knew all there was to know about it (basically that you need to expel more calories than you take in) but apparently it’s not that simple. Read it if you have a few minutes, it’s very interesting.
Happy Friday, you guys. I’ve been a bit MIA this week, I know, but things have been busy with work and we have been getting stuff sorted for our move on Monday! I’m pretty excited, though I had forgotten how much packing sucks. It’s crazy to see how much stuff you accumulate over the years. I did a little bit of ‘Konmari’ and got rid of things that I don’t love, but it’s hard! Alright, I have to go pack. Have a good weekend, let me know if you’re doing something fun so I can live vicariously through you.
Gingham pops up in the shops every year around this time, but this season it seems like the pattern is everywhere, and I like it. I mentioned a while back that J.Crew has an entire section dedicated to all things gingham, and I’ve seen it in quite a few editorials and blogs as well. Gingham can tend to veer super preppy and buttoned up (think Reese Witherspoon) or casual-chic (a la Brigtte Bardot), but I think the ideal way to style it is somewhere in between the two. I absolutely love how Ines de la Fressange wears gingham, below – she looks classic and put together but a little bit edgy thanks to her accessories. Perfection, right?