This & That: No. 93

Jan 28, 2014

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A source of inspiration, a book to put on your wish list, a few investment items to keep in mind and more . . .

~Blog Post

~ 9 Intentional Ways to Challenge Consumerism in Your Life

As someone who is constantly on the internet, the bombardment of ads and retail sales being flashed across the screen can be exhausting to endure. So much so, that we often become inured to its presence and aren’t aware of their distraction until we are away from them. One of my personal resolutions this year was to curtail and master the presence of or my attention to them, and so when I came across Becoming Minimalist’s blog post on how to challenge the consumerism that surrounds us, I found myself breathing a little easier. Have a look.


~Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour by Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe may no longer allow viewers to see behind the seasons of her fashionable world, but with her soon to be released lifestyle book, readers will be able to interject even more style not only into their wardrobe but into their entire life. Being released on March 25th, I have a copy on my wish list and look forward to reading as I enjoyed her first book – Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. And if nothing else, I’m sure it will be full of inspiring images to provoke ideas for infusing more beauty and fashion into our entire everyday lives.


~Everlane Cashmere Slouchy V-Neck Sweater 

Last week on Instagram I shared a special delivery from Everlane, and over the weekend, I paired their black cashmere slouchy v-neck sweater with dark denim straight leg jeans and a nude pumps. As a fan of cashmere, I was very impressed with the exquisitely soft wool and fit and found myself wanting to wear it the entire day even when I should have changed upon stepping into the kitchen to make a mess. While an investment item at $120, the quality offered is well-worth the purchase if you are looking for classic hues (gray, black, taupe, navy, burgundy). And as someone who has worked with Everlane in the past (have a look here), I admire their business model as it is based on establishing trust with their customers (allowing customers to know the true cost of production) and producing clothing in safe working, worker-friendly factories.


~Kelly Wearstler Hudson Pendant

Known for her bold designs in both interior designs and fashion, Kelly Wearstler’s jewelry line reminds me somewhat of Rachel Zoe’s but not as ornamental and over-sized. However, each piece is a statement and should an item speak to you, would be worth saving up for.

~Orvis Long-Sleeve Crewneck Striped Tee

Eager for spring to arrive, nautical styles are catching my eye as you might have noticed in this week’s “Weekly Finds”. So when I discovered Orvis’ striped tee for fewer than $60 and made of super soft Pima cotton, I wanted to share my discovered as you might want to begin prepping for spring as well.


~CBS Sunday Morning 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago today a new type of news program premiered. Aimed at spotlighting music, art and nature rather than politics, disaster and news of the day, CBS Sunday Morning began a successful venture. One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is leisurely beginning the day watching CBS Sunday Morning hosted by Charles Osgood. I never fail to find at least one story (but usually more) that teach me something, intrigue me or give me pause. After all, hearing good news is always a nice change.

4 thoughts on “This & That: No. 93

  1. Great round up this week Shannon! I too look forward to the CBS Sunday Morning show, always learning something new.
    Question on Everlane, how is their sizing ~ what size sweater are you wearing here?
    Thanks as always!

    1. The sizing is pretty standard. I am wearing a medium and this sweater is supposed to be slouchy (notice the arms). For someone who is shorter in stature (5’1″), this particular sweater will be longer than desired, but for you (I believe we’re similar in height, I’m 5/11″), you should be able to select your regular size.

      1. Oh Shannon, how you have made my day thinking that I am tall 🙂 I am 5’3″, thus my love for high heels. Regardless, I do like a little slouch in some of my sweaters, so your feedback is very helpful. thank you so much Shannon, cheers!

  2. Sunday Morning-I love that show. Thought provoking , touching and wise. Often reaffirms my sense of humanity in all that is so easy to loose these days

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