My Latest Score: Navy Supergas.
After blabbing about navy Supergas ($65) 23 times this week, I snagged myself a pair. I already own a pair in gray that I have basically worn into the ground, and these navy beauties feel classic and wear-with-anything. If you need extra proof of their utilitarian chic versatility, just take a gander at Alexa Chung above. (P.S.: More Alexa love.)
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Utility Jacket.
+This adorable eyelet shift dress ($89).
+My go-to post-shower romper (on sale for $44) — ideal for wearing while blow-drying hair and applying makeup.
+My favorite leggings ($110).
+Fabulous monogrammed gift ($30).
#Turbothot: Friends from College.
Have you watched the Netflix series Friends from College yet? About 23 different people recommended the show to us, so we finally tuned in. There were a few hilarious episodes (namely, the one that involves the Brazilian steakhouse), but when I think about the show in total, I’m loathe to label it a comedy. In fact, I feel it was billed improperly–even wantonly?–as a rip-roaring thigh-slapper. In one of its central plot lines, the show famously — and, according to several friends who have been through the ordeal, realistically — portrays the emotional and physical challenges of IVF. I stand and applaud it for that. Too many women live through the dark realities of getting pregnant and staying pregnant in silence and isolation. Based on the admittedly anecdotal experience of myself, my family members, my network of friends, and this community of Magpies, I would venture to guess that though it feels that such challenges are the exception to the rule, they are–in fact–the rule itself. The show normalizes this plight, casts light on it, creating space for empathy and conversation. And for this reason, I would recommend the show to anyone asking.
On the other hand. Mr. Magpie and I finished each episode and looked at each other despondently. It felt so dark! So depressing! Infidelity, infertility, failed ambitions — everything that can go wrong will go wrong in this dark, Murphy’s-Law-driven world. It was the inversion of my beloved Master of None*, where I’d find myself cringing and waiting for the dark kick-in-the-pants ending only to find something delightfully heart-warming instead. Interesting to think about these two shows as complements to one another, as they both, in a sense, explore the concept of relationships and love in the modern, technology-steeped world in which we live.
At any rate, I think I’ll take the charm of Master of None over the grittiness of Friends from College.
What were your thoughts?
Shopaholic: The Linen Popover.
+This linen popover tunic ($48) is the sort of wardrobe basic I tend to reach for season after season. Love it in the flax color or white color with white distressed skinnies and my Oran leather slide sandals. Plus, who doesn’t love a tunic-length top? Covers a whole manner of sins.
+Very Brigitte Bardot ($225). This is my kind of dress — the fit, the timeless pattern.
+The perfect end-of-summer throw-and-go dress (on sale for $100). It’s nailing that Ulla Johnson boho babe vibe.
+IN LOVE WITH THIS LITTLE JACKET ($158). THE BOWS AT THE WRIST!!!
+Not sure I have the body type to pull this stunning dress off, but mannnnnn does it scream chic.