Friday, March 6, 2015
Ok, we maybe not but a great title right? Anyway, I found this great article about how habits are the secret to happiness. Gretchen Rubin, who wrote the great book called "The Happiness Project" was interviewed about how formulating habits are a major source of happiness. It kind of makes sense, who hasn't made and abandoned a New Year's resolution? But getting in the car and putting on your seatbelt is automatic. I never wore a helmet riding my bike, skiing or horseback riding as a child, now I always do. The key seems to be establishing healthy habits that work for you. Another key seems to starting small. Not, I'll lose 20 pounds, but I'll take the stairs, not the elevator. It's worth a read. Happy Friday!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I read that Lands End has a new CEO and it's former Dolce & Gabbana CEO Frederica Marchionni. I'm not sure what to make of it. Somehow, I can't wrap my head around Lands End and Dolce & Gabbana in the same plane of existence. Lands End has been my go to place, certainly for kids attire. Their boys clothes are indestructible as witnessed by the fact that I got kids kids worth of wear out of several items. It's also a great place to get girls clothes that are not totally frumpy and yet not midriff and bottom bareing, especially for girls in the 10 to 11 year range who are very tall. My husband loves their stuff too. I buy hard working basics from them and have for years. I worry that this is now going to try and move them into the "fashion" market all that goes with it. It's not like we haven't seen that happen before. I've included some links about the change below. What do you think?
NYT: Lands’ End, Post Sears, Replaces Its Chief <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/business/lands-end-post-sears-replaces-its-chief.html>
WSJ: Lands’ End CEO To Resign; Successor From Dolce & Gabbana <http://www.wsj.com/articles/lands-end-ceo-to-resign-successor-from-dolce-gabbana-1422878317>
Craine's: Lands' End names new CEO <http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150202/NEWS07/150209978/lands-end-names-new-ceo>
Consumerist: New Lands’ End CEO Sees Company As A ‘Global Lifestyle Brand’ <http://consumerist.com/2015/02/02/new-lands-end-ceo-sees-company-as-a-global-lifestyle-brand/>
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Our dress is crafted in a silk and cotton blend and mixes nautical stripes with feminine tulips for a pop of color. Full pleated skirt with pockets. Crewneck. Princess seams. 38". Dry clean. Imported.
I love the quality material and the fact that is it lined as well as the color and length. I have a narrow waist and fuller hips so this style is a good one for me. I can't imagine where I would wear it though, given my life of office, kids and home so it's likely to remain something I yearn for from afar. What about you? have your thoughts turned to spring?