Thursday, November 7, 2019

Stuff I Like: Listening, Reading, Wearing

It's time for another episode of Stuff I Like! Here what we've been digging lately:

This podcast that is an excellent escape from politics
At some point I realized that nearly all the podcasts I was listening to were related to politics or news or other serious stuff. My brain needed a break so I downloaded Dolly Parton's America, which I'd heard good things about. Now, I am a Dolly fan but more a fan of her than of her music. Who doesn't love Dolly Parton? But, this podcast is so much more interesting and richer than anything I expected. You just fall into her world and off you go. I don't want to say anymore and ruin it but highly recommend.

This book which was, as Marianne promised, is a good read
The Gown is a good comfy read, though the characters are sometimes a bit flat and the language overly sentimental. What I really liked about it was the true story part. It taught me about about a world I knew nothing about - the fashion house that designed then-Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown and the talented seamstresses and embroiderers who actually made it. The book is obviously set in post-war London which is a favorite of mine. (Also, anything about London during the war except for those Connie Willis books which, holy shit. And ha, I just realized I already bitched about that.)

These socks that are perfect with ankle boots
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I ordered a couple pairs of the lightweight ankle socks from Bombas to see if they'll be the perfect no-show option for ankle boots. I am happy to report they're excellent in that capacity. I really like a no-sock look with my ankle boots (unless it's really cold out, I'm not an animal) and these are the perfect length. They also stay put and don't slip down your heels as you walk. If you've never tried Bombas, you can go through my link for 25% off your first order. (Full disclosure, I also get a shopping credit.)

This Apple Watch band that Marianne recommends
Marianne and I both have Apple watches and I am that boring person who never changes her band. Marianne, on the other hand, always has a cute band and her most recent purchase made me want one too. She got this band in the tortoise shell and it looks so good! She said she had to remove a few links but she really loves it. 


  1. I am loving the Dolly podcast as well. She is one of a kind.

  2. Also looking for some good bootie socks so tried your recommendation and used your code. Thanks!


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