1. I often peruse the comments section trying to glean additional insight from fellow readers after reading particularly indigestible articles. I came across the above-pictured comment after reading this article and was struck by how remarkably unremarkable this ad was. I now wonder how many other ads I’ve missed, thinking they were just ordinary comments. 2. I found an excellent…

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1. The extremely well-reviewed J. Crew Mini Bucket Bag in Gingham has gone on sale (so has the plain, smooth leather version); while the unlined interior and stiff leather are disenchanting, I am enough of a gingham fan that I am ready to overlook these blemishes. Bright spots: reviewers claim that the leather is adaptable and becomes softer with wear,…

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1. As a fried chicken lover, I couldn’t be more pleased to read that Shake Shack reported an exceptional first quarter due in large part to the Chick’n Shack rollout. I hope this news inspires other chains to step up their fried chicken game. 1.5. For those who like to make their own fried chicken, this Buzzfeed post links to…

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1. I recently ordered the (extremely well-reviewed) Banana Republic Nautical-Style Blazer to provide relief for my well-loved J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer. I hope to share a review soon! 1.5. The rest of my order: Pleated Strappy Maxi Dress, Sleeveless Tux Dress, Slub Scoop Tee, and Off-Shoulder Flounce Ponte Dress. 2. (This is real.) KFC’s Edible Nail Polish Takes Its Finger…

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1. Chicken donuts. Or just chicken nuggets in the shape of a large ring. White Castle did it first, and Burger King released its version on Monday. I really wanted to love them, but was disappointed. 2. Newly added to my wishlist is this J. Crew Fringy Tweed Jacket (it reminds me of this piece from Chanel Resort 2012) but…

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