A Nice Burgundy.

In Accessories, Fresh Combos, Pastels, Pop of Red on September 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

I have long loved burgundy for chic fallwear.  It’s so rich, so sophisticated, so patently un-child-like.







I especially love the last combination shown here — pastel pink with maroon.  Lightbulbs going off for me.  Makes me want to splruge on this Miu Miu I’ve had my eye on ($2,920):

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With these insane Loubs ($675) and this little YSL crossbody ($995):

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Also loving…

+A simple burgundy shift ($40);

+Pink Loubs ($675 —;

+Cropped Giupure top (Self-Portrait, $280);

+Perforated espadrilles (Circus, $45);

+Sophie Hulme bucket bag ($850);

+Silk v-neck blouse ($118);

+Wool cap ($95);

+Balenciaga tote ($985);

+Burgundy sweater ($30);

+Alice + Olivia mini (on sale for $118);

+Vince silk shirt (on sale for $100);

+Lace skirt (Carven, on sale for $351);

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Nightly Rituals.

In Beauty Products, Dream Wear, Intimates on September 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

Mr. Magpie was originally baffled by how long it took me to get ready for bed — “How does it take you 10 minutes?!  What are you doing in there?!”  But, my fellow magpies, don’t we all have our nightly rituals we need to put on lockdown?  Mine begins by taking the day off with Kate Somerville’s Daily Detox cleanser ($34), which came highly recommended from my sister.  I’ve since learned that people also go NUTS over Tata Harper’s daily purifying cleanser ($58).  When I need a little extra scrub, I used Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate ($22-175, depending on size):

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BTW, after staying at The Carlyle in NYC earlier this summer and becoming obsessed with the uber-fluffy, soft, absorbent towels they use there — Yves Delorme brand (specifically, the Etoile line) — I splurged on a few sets for our home, and I swear to God, they make me happy every day.  Bloomingdale’s currently has select colors on sale here…OMG.


After I thorough cleansing, I go through my rose ritual: a spritz of Chantecaille’s rose water ($65), a drop or two of Chantecaille’s rose facial oil ($185), and Korres’ Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48):

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Then, a big dollop of eye cream (I use Shiseido’s eye cream, $55):

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Now, I often shower before bed (there are few things in life I hate more than blowdrying my hair and I’ll do pretty much anything to avoid it), and my favorite regimen du jour is Oribe’s shampoo and conditioner for beautiful color ($39 for shampie, $42 for condish):

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Is there anything better than climbing into your fluffy bed all clean and moisturized?  I can think of nothing more delightful.  Then its time for some cozy PJs — I love this pair from Equipment (on sale for $139), although new-to-me line Yolke has some pretty stunning sets as well ($350):

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Also love my set from Eberjey ($98) and live in their teddies as well (love this).  Then it’s time for a little reading (currently reading H Is for Hawk below, $16):

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Busy Bee.

In Accessories, Bombshell, Brights!, Cocktail Dresses, Fierce on September 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

I saw this MSGM x Yoox dress (on sale for $103) and had to have it STAT.  Love the busy, artsy, dreamy print.

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PS — They also have a pair of adorable mocs in a similar print for only $52!

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Printed stuff on my radar:

+a classic Hermes scarf ($395):

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+Rentable Chanel bag (Bag, Borrow, or Steal — $350/mo) in a funky graffiti print:

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+A funky dress with a watercolor lip print that I reallyreallyreallyreally WANT (MSGM, $630):

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+A pretty watercolor cami (J. Crew, $98):



+A classic Eres bikini in an updated brush-stroke print ($450 — Eres bikinis are, like, the Rolls Royces of swimwear):

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+Henri Bendel graffiti scarf (love the colors — $148):