My Latest Score: Nicola Bathie Earrings.
As you probably gathered, I have been on Le Hunt for all things floral lately. I had really wanted a pair of these Rebecca de Ravenel flower earrings, but felt like spending over $500 on a pair of earrings for myself was a bit much. I was ecstatic to find these elegant, more moderately sized Nicola Bathie floral earrings for $130. Done! Cannot wait to wear them with everything.
Also, the Leontine Linens monograms above are 100 100 100 100 100. (Imagine those 100s are the 100 emoji.)
You’re Sooooo Popular: Le Chic Hair Accessory.
The most popular items on Le Blog this week:
+The chic-est hair accessory ever. (What an epic Etsy find!)
+Our book club book! IT IS SO WEIRD AND SO GOOD. Pls join! The in-person event on June 6th in New York City now has a long waitlist, but I’ll be sharing discussion questions soon in case you’d like to host a satellite book club!
#Turbothot: This Is America by Childish Gambino.
What I really want to talk about is Childish Gambino’s harrowing, jarring, important new video, “This Is America,” but I don’t quite know what to say or how to say it. Mr. Magpie urgently put it on the TV after mini had gone to bed the other night — “You have to see this,” he said. (Spoiler alert: stop reading if you intend to watch and be surprised.) I don’t think we took a bite of our food until we’d finished watching it, and then we sat in confused, disturbed silence for a minute or three or seven. The incongruity of the messages, the precipitous and shocking violence, the parade of familiar but extracted images from black American culture. It is haunting, pressing — but I’m not sure whether to read it as a warning, or a lament, or an indictment, or a satire. The tone is difficult to parse, and the pace frustratingly implacable: we are forced to swing from a scene of gore to one of dance without a second to gather ourselves.
Have you seen it? Thoughts? Reactions?
#Shopaholic: A Tie-Waist Skirt.
+This tie-waist linen striped skirt is darling!
+I think I might live in this coverup all summer long. It looks so flattering, so easy, so comfortable…true story: I own a simple gray cotton maxidress that I wear almost every other night in the summer. It’s like my version of a muumuu/housecoat.
+This would be the most fun birthday bag ever!!!
+Another option for the fourth of july. I think I have to own it!
P.P.S. ICYMI: the latest installment in my love story.
P.P.P.S. I loved the reactions to this post on breaking up with friends.