Nightstand: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. An old favorite, and a periodic reread. As good as ever,
Coffee table: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. Just diving into this, but I’m looking forward to it – I’ve heard great things.
On the metro: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. I enjoyed this. It’s definitely dark and kind of jagged, but well done. Trigger warning for both sexual violence and regular violence.
Ladies day at Royal Ascot!!! Hats upon hats. You’re welcome.
Erstwhile Jewelry Co. wrote a post all about Jackie Kennedy’s engagement ring.
Stockings in the 18th century: fascinating and illustrated with paintings!
I thought this post from Miss DC USA defending the swimsuit portion of beauty pageants was interesting. I’m not sure I buy it, though. What do you think?
This slideshow of the best nightgowns from Mad Men is so perilous to my wallet. I LOVE vintage nightgowns. But they forgot Joan’s dreamy green caped wonder from late in the final season!
What do ads featuring women look like when you remove all the words? Totally disturbing, it turns out.
A scintillating post from Two Nerdy History Girls about the (in)famous ball that took place on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo.
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