Currently Wishful Thinking About: My Next Bag
Yeah, I know. I’ve bought two expensive bags in as many months, so I really should just cool it. But old habits die hard. I’ve got a running tally of possible candidates, and I’m casually (ahem) checking eBay to see what deals might pop up. On the list? The Givenchy Nightingale, YSL Besace, and some vintage Mulberry bags (like the Shaftesbury, and the seemingly unicorn-ish Audrina).
Currently Loving: Pop Corners Chips
These things are bloody addictive. I got hooked when Costco was selling them by the ginormous bag-full, which, of course, lasted a hot minute (the bag, and Costco’s supply). I now have no choice but to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a small bag at the deli – and even the deli has sold out of my favourite flavour (Kettle, fwiw). Whoever is creating this artificial scarcity situation: I hate you. Sincerely, me.
Currently Hunting: Work Appropriate Skirts
Boring, but actually necessary. Many of my old faves no longer fit, and I’m starting to feel like my wardrobe is suffering for it. Ideally, I would love to find one or two skirts in fun prints (florals probably, because I’m nothing if not predictable), since my work blazers and cardigans are usually solids and I like to balance things out. None of the current offerings at J. Crew or Banana Republic (the two most easily accessible stores for me, in terms of work appropriate clothes) are really appealing to me at the moment, so I may have to default to eBay or the consignment stores on this one.
Currently Reading: Tamara de Lempicka: A Life of Deco and Decadence
Tamara de Lempicka is one of my favourite painters, which would not necessarily recommend her biography to me … except that she also happened to be a bigger-than-life narcissist, who lived an interesting life not short on scandal and juicy gossip – the perfect recipe for an entertaining biographical read. In many ways, de Lempicka was a prototypical career woman, who refused to allow herself to be defined by her status as wife and mother (in an age when this was pretty much the status quo). The book recognizes her achievements, while also acknowledging the negative impact of her relentless desire for independence and creative expression on her family and loved ones. It’s well written, and more importantly one of the few de Lempicka biographies currently in print (which is a shame). I’m actually surprised that Hollywood hasn’t coopted this story yet.
Currently Obsessing Over: The Desired Effect
I think Lainey is my twin. For real, though: that face + that voice + 80s pop synths = my hotness trifecta. The Desired Effect is being released on May 19, but I’ve been listening to the 4 tracks available on pre-order (what?) a lot (on repeat), and it struck me that they’re basically (love) songs for grown-ups. Seriously, give Still Love You a listen – or better yet, go watch the video. I’ll wait.
Now tell me that’s a song that, like, Adam Levine would write. As a married lady long past the dating/infatuation stage, Adam Levine’s music does nothing for me, no matter how many reasons he finds to strip down to his skivvies in a music video. Brandon Flowers in a suit, singing Still Love You? Gets me every time.