First, I’m going to unapologetically plug an incredible upcoming event for a wonderful cause: if you live in D.C., please consider attending this Gin + Jazz: Taste of the 20s event, in support of The For a Day Foundation, which creates emotionally therapeutic experiences to bring smiles and laughter to children with cancer. I mean, come on — bringing smiles to babies with cancer?! The event is taking place in Georgetown the evening of March 3rd and is being coordinated by my incredibly generous sister, Liz. If you go, you’ll not only be supporting an incredible organization, but you’ll be able to meet the prettier, kinder version of me: my sister 🙂
Second, I have been so touched by all of the comments on this post. I love that so many of my wonderful Magpie readers were standing behind and supporting my friend on such a difficult day. Love love love love love. Love.
Pick No. 1: The Striped Caroline Constas Shirtdress.
Caroline Constas is one of my current favorite brands. The quality of her products are INSANE. I have been getting so many compliments on this blouse I scored on RIDIC sale, and I think I might also buy this lovely dress, styled on the beautiful Aimee in the pic at the top of this post. Also eyeing this fun little top! These sales are killing me!
Pick No. 2: Lake Sleepwear.
I feel like every blogger on the planet has written about Lake Sleepwear, so I’m sorry if this is redundant, but one of these soft cotton robes and coordinating short sets just shot to the top of my lust-list. I have long been a devotee of Pottery Barn’s waffle robes (currently on sale and so fluffy and delicious!), and mine currently has holes in the sleeves. (Bof.) However. Our apartment’s heat is centrally controlled by the building, so it’s either 82398 degrees inside OR we turn our radiators entirely off and it’s freezing. We obviously opt for slightly hot most of the time in deference to minimagpie, which means that putting on a heavy waffle robe sounds absolutely horrible most days. So, I’m looking for something a little lightweight that won’t leave me sweating bullets, and I LOVE the print on the set below!
Pick No. 3: Ornament Storage.
I know the last thing anyone wants to think about is Christmas right now, but HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS ORNAMENT STORAGE THING? I discovered it on Grace’s Instastories and it is GENIUS. Ordering for ornament organization next year. So much better than hurling everything into a box and hoping for the best. Also, now is the time to stock up on ornaments for next year, while they’re all marked down to like 90% off. Pottery Barn has a great selection — I think I need this and these.
Pick No. 4: Lip Balm.
I know I just mentioned this universally flattering lip glow balm from Dior, but a reader wrote in to let me know that this Bobbi Brown stuff is even better. (Thanks, reader! Ordering this thanks to your referral!) I happen to find everything Bobbi does to be the best quality, so I feel like it’s a good bet anyway. I love their eye makeup remover when I really need to pull out the big guns (for everything else, I use a combination of these and this), and have worn their blush in pale pink for the last decade. Unlike other brands (ahem, NARS), the blush palette / formula stays intact without crumbling for a VERY LONG TIME. I think my blush has lasted over two years and I wear it daily! Ridiculous. I also own a number of their brushes and love them.
Come to think of it, maybe I’ll just order this set and the lip balm is essentially free!
Pick No. 5: Printed Flats.
These Aquazzuras might be my top contenders for my spring statement shoe. They’re the definition of a workhorse item: they’d instantly elevate/finish jeans and a basic white tee into something artful and chic.
Pick No. 6: The Statement Earring.
Guys, how darling are these drop earrings ($130) from designer Nicola Bathie?! I love them in all the colors! Bonus: they are apparently super lightweight!
Pick No. 7: The Bow Flat.
I went nuts over these velveteen beauties by Tory Burch earlier this year, and now they’ve been seriously discounted — $299 plus an extra 30% off! How can you not?!
Pick No. 8: The Must-Read Thriller.
I’m ditching all my book list plans to tear through this after my girl Mackenzie said she legitimately couldn’t do anything but sit and listen to the audiobook one afternoon. Mental vacation, I’m ready for you.
Pick No. 9: The Statement Sweater.
A cheery exclamation point the next time you need a pick-me-up. Ganni-esque but under $70! LOVE the sleeves.
Pick No. 10: The New Shades.
These Celines are at the tippy top of my splurge list. Red would be so FUN!
P.S. In case you need to hit the re-set button on 2018. It’s never too late!
P.P.S. Wardrobe basics.