The Big Two.

Two years ago today I married Mr. Magpie.  The entire day was a dream, so hazily and deliciously infused with happiness, love, and warmth.  I think back on it in the way you look out across a lake on a bright summer day and see glints of sun beaming off the wave breaks.  A shimmery surface above life-filled depths.

The engagement, the wedding, the honeymoon were all exclamation points — so thrilling, so dramatic, so romantic — and then came marriage, and it’s been the most deep and true thing I’ve ever experienced.  It defies any parse you might foist upon it.

The main ingredient to all of this is, of course, Mr. Magpie.  And though I feel that I could write an entire post about him and all the charisma and strength and intelligence that come so naturally to him, I will save y’all from a cheese-fest and instead just say: I love you, Mr. Magpie!  Cheers to two great years!

And now, we will delight in some bridal-inspired looks just perfect for commemorating the occasion.  First up: a lace housedress by Alice by Temperley ($570).  How darling and retro is this little guy?!  I’d wear it with a sparkly necklace ($135):


I’d finish with these twinkling tootsies (ah, a girl can dream — $775):


I’ll be greeting Mr. Magpie at the door all dolled up with a tray of champagne in hand (lucite tray — $39; coupes — $60 for set of 2):



Or check out the lucite trays from Etsy storefront Tilly Maison — love all the cute patterns!  I’ll be hanging this little banner from Etsy storefront Michie May ($25) above the door — just like mistletoe:

Alternately, I’m smitten with this pearly clustered necklace ($338), which would have made a fantastic rehearsal dinner piece, especially when layered over this glittering Gatsby-era dress by Alice + Olivia ($550):


Finish with some simple, strappy heels from Rupert Sanderson ($725) and this beyond fabulous shell clutch ($569) from hot handbag line Kayu:

You’d be the #1 stunna with that getup!  For day, I like this simple, boxy dress ($285) and a lovely blush stone necklace from Loren Hope ($140):


I’d finish with this monogrammed pouch/clutch from K. Slademade ($48!  What a steal!) and these metallic t-straps from the one and only K. Jacques ($240):


Finally, one last option — a breezy caftan ($150) with white jeans and these awesome studded Zanotti sandals ($595):

Perfect with these Iradj stunners ($345):

I’d ideally finish the look with one of these Sydney Evan love necklaces (swoon — $795 and up, depending on metal):

Oh, and this Alexander Wang tote in the yummiest shade of heather gray ($685):


Happy anniversary to us!  Mazel!  (? Been watching too much Andy Cohen, apparently!)


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