Rothy’s Sandals Review: The Knot & The Triple Band

Though many of us are spending all our time at home right now, this is almost a perfect timing for Rothy’s latest sandal release. Their Knot & Triple Band styles are certainly nice enough to elevate my sock-centric WFH style as of late. Even if you can’t wear their newest styles out in the world as they were intended, they actually work as really nice house slippers.

I already have a few pairs of Birdies slides and slippers – the shoes that famously began as indoor slippers and had to pivot after Meghan Markle wore them into fame. So I was curious to see how The Knot and The Triple Band felt in comparison.

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Midweek Musings: Community & the State of Retail

Community Organized Facemask Donation

While I was prepared to optimize my 9-to-6 schedule for productivity, I wasn’t expecting to feel this sense of… timelessness that is starting to settle in after only two weeks of WFH. I often find myself forgetting exactly what day of week it is, especially without regular “outdoor” anchors. So I wanted to take a moment midweek to parse through some feelings and thoughts.

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Everlane Alpaca, ReCashmere & Cashmere Sweater Review

Everlane Sweaters Review

Above: Top to bottom – Everlane ReCashmere, Everlane 100% Cashmere, Naadam, Mott & Bow, Everlane Alpaca Oversized

Though we’re well into spring, the weather has still been chilly here so I’ve been making full use of my sweaters while WFH. Everlane is currently running a sale on their cashmere sweaters which are normally an affordable $100 and are now only $75. I figured this would be a good time to share my experiences with their various sweaters thus far.

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Sewing & Donating Homemade Face Masks

Homemade Face Masks for Hospital Donation

This week, I’ve redirected my extracurricular efforts towards sewing face masks at home. More and more hospitals and health facilities have opted in to accept donations of homemade face masks alongside commercially produced PPE. Not because they are a substitute for N95 or real surgical masks – they are not! – but because they are better than nothing when (and it sounds like it will be when, not if) PPE runs out.

It has been inspiring to see seamstresses at Elizabeth Suzann and State the Label take initiative in contributing to these efforts, along with many others per the NYTimes. After reading this LAist article and seeing many local hospitals listed in this UC Berkeley student-built list, I decided to do the same. If you’re interested, here are some resources to help out!

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New Hobby: Knitting & Resources for Beginners

beginner knitting tips and resources

During Christmas this past year, I picked up a Wool and the Gang beginner knitting kit – and have been hooked since. Before that, I last picked up a pair of knitting needles at least almost 20 years ago. Which is to say, I was a total knitting noob! But I’ve learned a lot along the way, shared below – and hope you find this useful as well.

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