I have spent a fair amount of time clicking through and reading articles of interest from my various social media streams this week. I’m not sure if you are interested, but I thought I’d share with you a new book that I added to my wish list, an essay about New York City that resonated with me, and a newly coined trend du jour that makes me feel pretty good about the fact that I wear clogs with just about everything. (Who knew I was trendsetting by embracing something that isn’t considered fashionable?! *wink*) So, here it goes…“Though Café Society clients could afford just about anything, what they wanted most was something money couldn’t buy: effortless chic.” George Stacey’s career paved the way for High/Low in interior design. A new book written by Maureen Footer will be released on April 1st called “George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic” – I can’t wait to get it and read more about his story!New York Doesn’t Love You. I have been in New York City since 1999 and in 2010, I went to the Country for weekends convinced that I wasn’t going to embrace it. (As you well know it ended up being a lot more than a country weekend escape!) Now that I know better, I feel that move to the country was the best break up with New York City a girl could have ever asked for. Country life has made me realize NYC is a fun place to visit, but living there is not the easiest route to take. This essay takes a quick six minutes to read.Buzzword trend du jour: Normcore. I am fascinated by the idea. I often think about what the backlash from the speed of the internet and the global economy is going to be on blogging, fashion, and lifestyle choices that the next generation will make. It feels like a rubber band expanding and stretching. At some point I feel like it might just retract in an interesting, local, more focused way. I am sure my own experience has to do with growing older and not wanting to compete in that way – so wearing what I am completely comfortable in makes the most sense – but reading that there is a wave of young, trendy folks doing this means the idea is bigger than that. Click the quotes below for different articles on this fashion phenomenon.