Peaks of the Week

This week I simultaneously thought that it was dragging along, while also going to quickly. Nothing on my to-do list got scratched off, and I consistently could not fall asleep, most nights resorting watching The Office until finally drifting off around 2 a.m. When does life stop feeling like a game of catch-up?

After trying to figure out something to wear for brunch last Sunday, I feel like I'm overdue for a closet clean out. That should be easy since half of it is still hanging over various pieces of furniture in my room. (Though I jest, the likelihood of a closet clean out happening this weekend is probably 20%.) I ended up wearing my new button fly jeans and my old 'Cheers' collector tee from J.Crew factory - photos should be up next week.

This weekend I have another blogger event, and I'm really hoping some cherry blossoms pop - who knows with this crazy weather!

❀ This article sheds light on dog auctions, and reveals that not all rescues are 'rescuing' in the manner we believe. Just another reminder that we can't simply put our blinders on and think "pet store bad, rescue good".

❀ How did I not realize Nordstrom didn't have a store in New York before? But there is going to be one now, and they believe they've got what it takes to open retail when so many others are shuttering.

❀ When sundaes on dessert menus feel like cop-outs instead of evoking nostalgia. Of course the only nostalgic sundae for me would be the Friendly's Cone Head, with an entire bowl of reese's pieces on the side, from that one time they forgot them on the bottom and generously overcompensated.

Skydiving as a cure for depression? Something to ponder.

❀ When your wealthy socialite friend turns out to be a fraud.

❀ Forget strenuous exercise for better brain health - just stand up.

❀ Can you Imagine going through some of the 14 million photos at the Library of Congress? Seeing the history of the country like that must be amazing.

❀ Polyvore was acquired by Ssense earlier this month and without warning the whole site was shut down. Naturally fans are upset, myself included as I have over 100 sets linked to old blog posts. They let you download your content, but the sets are all square (ugh) and all 600px wide (ugh ugh). Now have I have to go through my archives and fix old posts because I don't want broken images on my site. At least it isn't nearly as bad as what Photobucket did to their users.

❀ Since macrame bags are in again, if I want to partake in the trend then it has to be a vintage one. I really love this bag, but with shipping costs it comes to nearly $70. Kind of hard to justify when there are so many other bags for less than half that cost, like this one, or this one.

❀ J.Crew Factory's flash sale ads haunted me on instagram until I placed an order for these pants, this top, this cami, and this bodysuit (had to hit that free shipping minimum).

❀ Loving Whitney's simple spring outfit!


  1. I wanted to comment about Nordstrom and New York, because that has always surprised me, but the Polyvore thing caught me completely off-guard - I use it all the time, and relied on it particularly when I wrote a column for StyleList Canada. I've been so mystified this week as to where the site went! Although I didn't have sets saved, this is still devastating :(

  2. I was totally unaware about that Polyvore mess - man, that's such a crap move! Also, I hope you get some cherry blossoms soon.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Those flash sale ads get me every time!! I'm glad I'm not the only one!!
    Have a great weekend, Lydia!!

  4. The socialite article is fascinating and a little disturbing.

  5. The wealthy socialite friend article gave me the shivers !! OMG !

  6. J.Crew and J.Crew Factory have been having amazing sales lately! I know it's only a matter of time before I cave and order something. That scalloped top you got is super cute!

  7. Hope you enjoy your blogger event! I am all about Reese's in my ice cream too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Oh my goodness, that dog auction story, crazy! I can't believe things like that happen.

    Good luck with the wardrobe clear out! I need to do that badly too, but it's tricky to find time and energy, haha! I am hoping to declutter when I get all my winter stuff out of storage.

    Hope you are having a great weekend and you enjoy your event! :) It's been a bit cooler and rainy this week here but I'm not complaining, I'm excited Autumn is starting to arrive at last :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. that cocktail looks divine !

  10. I heard that about Polyvore, that is so annoying! I really need to go back and update the images on my old posts too, I know I have some broken links, etc. I had some recent luck with J.Crew Factory too, they do have some great sales!