Yesterday’s post was heartbreaking to write, and between the “hot, fat tears” shed while crafting it (to borrow the words of a friend who texted me after its publication) and the fact that I battled the worst bout of food poisoning I’ve ever had on Saturday night, I’m a little helter-skelter. I essentially look like the inverse of the chic, sun-kissed goddess shown above (Stephanie Hill of The Style Bungalow — I have been DROOLING over her posts lately, and she’s been spotted in a bunch of pieces from my girl Pamela Munson). At any rate, today’s post testifies to that truth, and I hope you’ll indulge:
+I had a number of lovely messages from classmates of mine from Visitation after yesterday’s post, including one who sent me this: “…But when I was awkward and the teenage years were so very cruel, she was so kind. Just the embodiment of the little virtues….I read “To an Athlete Dying Young” and I think of her fondly.” This poem, which we all read as sophomores or juniors in high school, is pristine — its marching iambic tetrameter startlingly formal for its tender, elegiac message. Lovely. Thank you for sending, R.!
+On a totally different note, I could not stop laughing at this. Mr. Magpie sent it to me because it is possibly my number one pet peeve in life. I cannot STAND when people do this!
+I love this saucy little Brigitte Bardot polka dot dress. Incidentally, it’s by the same label who made the dress I wore when I terrorized that guy in Chicago so, you know, there’s that. I also love this skirt of theirs, which looks like a Marni to me, and is also available in dress form (ON SALE!)
+My favorite non-designer-but-look-like-designer shades are back in stock! Snag while you can; they keep selling out. I wear them constantly! I favor them over far more expensive pairs from Dior and Chanel!
+I ran out of mini’s stationery after writing all of the thank you notes from her birthday, and had a lot of fun looking for replacements. Etsy has so many precious patterns — I loved these, these (<<if they had an airedale print, I would have DIED), these, and these.
+I wish I could un-see this dress. I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s haunting me. I need it.
+Just ordered this, and am pretty sure it’s going to be the best $28 I’ve spent in a long while. Love the boxy shape and tapered sleeves! I had it in my basket, along with this, which was just released, and then lingered for a day thinking about colors, and — lo and behold — the sweatshirt sold out in my size. I’m so annoyed. They always seems to sell out of its pieces too fast!!! I wanted it in the lavender-blue or bone white.
+This skirt is SO much fun. BUT ALSO, don’t miss their sale section right now — Kule striped shirts on sale (!!!), heeled sandals that look close to identical to the Alexandre Birmans I wear constantly in the summer, and oversized floral studs (<<the LEWK right now).
+Gap is having an extra 40% off plus an extra 10% off (no idea why they have two separate discount codes, but some marketer is having a field day with it) PLUS free shipping, so I stocked up on some goodies for mini. (If I had a boy, this would definitely have been on its way to me. SO cute.) I snagged a few pairs of printed leggings, this flutter blouse, pink jeggings, and this classic raincoat in a size up, since she’s currently still wearing her Petit Bateau.
+I’m disappointed in the direction adult Gap has gone — I feel like I found so many cool statement pieces from there over the past few years, and suddenly it’s all SO boring. The only thing I’m contemplating buying with this great promotion is a pair of these in the khaki — it’s such a trendy shape right now, and you can’t beat the Gap price with the codes!
P.S. What makes you feel good about yourself? Loved all the comments on this!
P.P.S. Words I hate and makeup I love.