Off To Blog Hiatus, See You Bright And Early In September, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:41am

Today marks the first Saturday post I’ve ever written in advance. Usually I begin upon rising and put my pen down by noon, come proverbial hell or high water. It’s an exercise I’ve set myself, and one I highly recommend to establish a regular schedule and editorial rhythm.

This August is also the first month-long break I will have taken since beginning to write in 2009. I will be back. I love this blog for many singular reasons – put them all together and I’m compelled to return. But what with getting married and holding down a full-time job, I fear my blog posts this month would devolve into sentence fragments, probably repetitive ones at that. Might not even manage words, just sounds. Blurgh. Pppfwit. Durrrrrgonsh.

Note that possibly this break will involve a little post or two if there’s important news, or I just can’t resist. It will also probably involve some Twitter, if you do that sort of thing, and you are more than welcome to join me there. Say “Hello, I’m a reader,” and I’ll make a special list so I know it’s you guys.

For those of you who have arrived at Privilege for the first time, and it’s still August, below please find a quick summary of the kinds of posts you’ll be reading come September.

  1. Style for the over-50.
  2. Reviews and musings on brands that offer “practical luxury” as Sophia from les anti-modernes* would say. With the occasional detour to impractical or even bargain luxury. I defined luxury over on Tish’s blog A Femme d’un Certain Age.
  3. Outfit photos that illustrate a useful principle or approach to style.
  4. Deconstruction of the social and anthropological forces behind what we choose to wear, or are afraid to wear, or refuse to wear. This may often veer into a discussion of career wardrobes or even social class.
  5. Saturday mornings. As I said, the Saturday morning practice involves writing about whatever crosses my mind. This is quite likely to involve my children.
  6. The occasional post on things actually cultural and intellectual, written by my father, Professor C.
  7. The occasional post in which I tell a long ago story of a trip through India. I hope to use this break to do some of that time-and-focus-consuming writing.
  8. Commentary from some of the most interesting readers in the blogosphere. I’m honored by their presence.

Let me add, I try not to be a  jerk.

Finally, for those who like weddings, yes, I’ll post some photos of the shebang when I’m through to the other side. I can tell you now that the Christopher Kane tape dress has been slated for a wedding party dinner the night before, and the deconstructed Romona Keveza 293, joined by a pair of Absurdly Pointy And Diamante At That Jimmy Choos, has solidified its role as my wedding dress.

Have a wonderful last several weeks of summer everyone. I’ll be thinking of you.



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  • You’ll be missed! Just have fun with it all…what more is there to say? See you in September; and yes, I am singing that in my best early 1960s voice! :)

  • Have a really fantastic wedding, and celebration, and will look forward to September.

  • I’m so glad you are taking this time for yourself. Have a wonderful wedding, and I look forward to your return and the posts to come–especially regarding your very special August event.

  • Enjoy your break and best wishes for a wonderful wedding. Savor the moments and we will welcome you back in September.

  • I will miss reading your words Twitter Mom, but I look forward to seeing newsy updates from you on Twitter!


  • You will be the most gorgeous bride!!
    Best wishes for fabulous celebrations and I look forward to your return in September.

  • Can’t think of a better reason to take a break, but we’ll miss you! I feel I can use the plural here.

    9:24 am
    Flo said...

    You may indeed!

  • Have such a wonderful, wonderful, magical wedding — you deserve a very special day! We’ll miss you, but we’ll be even happier than usual to read you when you get back, All Mrs.’ed up. . . . ;-)

  • Best wishes on your upcoming wedding! Our anniversary is August 16, and we’re almost at our 38th anniversary, so it seems to be a good month for this sort of thing.

  • Oh Lisa have a fabulous time away on your honeymoon!
    I’ll miss your posts immensely but knowing you’ll return with thoughts and hopefully images of your wedding I will be patient and wait politely…
    Enjoy every single second of your special day.

  • Best wishes for a wonderful wedding Lisa! Very much looking forward to continuing reading in September.

  • What a special time Lisa…enjoy every second, so happy for you!!
    I wish I was a disciplined as you when it comes to blogging, in posting and in planning away time…you are truly an inspiration.
    xo J~

  • All my best wishes for a wonderful wedding and time off from the blog. I am sure you know how to relax and enjoy yourself so send a wish–may you have hammock time ( or its equivalent –oceanside doing nothing time, live music time, making art time, mountaintop time…) every day, and may you occasionally stay in your pjs til 4. (those are kind of an antidote to the WASPY urge to be productively engaged every minute)

  • Enjoy your special day! I’ll miss your blog, especially those Saturday morning posts about motherhood.

  • Have a warm, beautiful and love filled wedding. Your dress choices are superb. You will be truly the gorgeous bride.

    My love goes out to you and your family. See you soon.

  • Take the month, enjoy your wedding. We will all be here in September and look forward to your return.

  • Have a wonderful month filled with joy and wonder…I’ll look forward to your return in September.

  • Have a beautiful and magical wedding- enjoy it all!!!!

  • Happy wedding to you Lisa! And even more, Joyous Marriage to you! I look forward to September and to posts about your wedding–whatever you want to tell us.

    Susan D., Dallas

  • Lisa, have a beautiful ceremony and celebration. I know you will savor every moment.

  • Have a fab August… we will miss your musings… and huge congratulations… xv

  • Oh, Lisa; those shoes are so…YOU. I love them.

    You and Significant Other (how shall you refer to him once you’re lawfully wed?) have a joyous wedding day. I shall miss you, but I am so, so happy for you.

  • enjoy and best of luck!!!!

  • Have a nice time! Hope toread you in september.Love from the netherlands!

  • Please enjoy your much-needed hiatus. All brides need to look fresh and dewey! We will be counting the days with you and impatiently tapping our feet waiting for pics! Congratulations in advance and much love and forever happiness to both of you!

  • Cheers to you on all fronts! Savor every moment of what’s ahead. I’m already looking forward to your September briefings.

  • Awwww….you will be missed. But I take comfort in knowing that you will be lurking in the tall grasses of the Twittersphere while you are on hiatus. See you when you return!

  • May the wedding be splendid and the honeymoon enduring :)

  • Lisa of course we will be excited to hear all of the details, photos, and I know it be all be artfully planned to the last detail!

    2013 Designer Series

  • Have a fantastic wedding and enjoy your month off. Look forward to reading all about it in September.

  • Best wishes for a joyous August break! You will be missed. Looking forward to hearing all about your beautiful wedding.
    p.s. Those shoes are PERFECT!

  • Yes, definitely take this time off, Lisa. This is all about you and him. Not us. I will be waiting to hear how divine everything was and how blissfully happy you two are. Bon Voyage, my friend…

  • Enjoy your special month of August !!!

  • Oh thank God! Truly a blessing in disguise. A much needed break from being dragged behind the train, barely able to loosen my grip to each and every juicy detail. Exhaustion has set in my friend. The kind that only follows certain cumulative events. Hat’s off to the conductor! :D

  • This is your TIME Lisa,enjoy family life,wishing you a joyous,happy wedding day.

  • Even “Blurgh. Pppfwit. Durrrrrgonsh” is music when rolling off your pen! Enjoy yourself and your life and we’ll see you in September –

  • Best wishes and have fun!

  • We’ll be thinking of you, too.

    Have a wonderful time.

    Looking forward to reports from the other side!

  • Sending best wishes to you and your husband to be. I can’t think of a better reason to take a month off. Hope all goes well. Look forward to your return. I am a regular reader but I don’t often comment.

  • Do so enjoy your special day!

  • Can’t wait to see you on the other side! Have the most wonderful time until then, with family, friends and of course S.O.

  • Have a wonderful break. I hope you have the time to take a break and truly enjoy your wedding celebration. Thank you for including us in your planning, and I look forward to reading all about it next month.

  • Have a lovely #!

  • Have a wonderful time!

  • Really enjoyed this post. Weddings are always special. All the best!

  • Lisa,

    Wishing you the most wonderful wedding celebration, marriage and blissful happiness that your new union will bring. No cookies though?!? I would have loved to have made some for you. :) I can’t wait to see what you’ll share with us. Enjoy your hiatus. You were always one to have your priorities straight and it’s admirable. Much love and hugs to you, my friend. xoxo

  • May all your wedding dreams come true! And if not, may the snafus be minor and make for good stories. See you on the other side.

  • Dear Lisa,

    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and the comfort of always having a hand to hold in the dark

  • I’m sure you’ll have a great break and a lovely wedding! Well done for realising when to cut down and being a good role model for us to do the same.

    See you in Sept!

  • I am wishing you all happiness Lisa! SO very happy for you! Can’t wait to see your photos and hear about the wedding.

    xo Mary Jo

  • Sending you hearts and flowers for your happy blog hiatus ❤

  • Lisa, you’re getting married! I realize you know that already, so it wasn’t a point of information, but more an exclamation of surprise and delight on my part. No better woman to curate such concentrated style opportunities. I wish you joy.

  • A most beautiful bride!
    All the very best from my heart!