My Latest Score: The GG Sneaks.
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Festive Blouse.
The most popular items on Le Blog this week:
+My best friend at night. (Always on my nightstand!)
+I’m very excited to have this in mini’s stocking for Christmas!
+My favorite lip balm ever, in a kit where you can try tons of different shades. LOVE.
+If you don’t have this in your kitchen, you haven’t lived. (…?)
+My new solution to cosmetics organization.
#Turbothot: Wedding Bands.
Do you wear your wedding band? Does your significant other?
I was just thinking, a propos of this post, that I would feel completely naked and ill-at-ease without mine, but that there are tons of women and men who never wear theirs. I have friends who will show up without theirs on and shrug and say, “Oh, I guess I forgot to put it on after I showered,” or “I didn’t feel like wearing it today.” I legitimately never take mine off, unless — apparently — I’m mixing meatballs. Every few months, I will use a solution of water and windex, applied with a toothbrush, to clean it. (…Is that bad? As soon as I wrote that down, I realized maybe that’s not kosher. I should look into that. I’ve probably been unknowingly whittling away at my diamond’s value through this wanton abuse.)
Why do I wear mine? I like the daily reminder of our vows to one another. I like the public declaration that I belong to someone else. I like the way it looks. I like the way it makes me look. I like that when I look down, I recall those awkward teen years I spent daydreaming about my future husband, and I feel so glad that I’ve met my mate. I have made some questionable decisions in my life (would I tell mini to pursue degrees in literature and then not go into academia? hm.), but marrying Mr. Magpie was a no-brainer and the best thing I’ve ever done. We are a unit, and wearing the ring is a testament to that bond. A sacrament, in the most literal of connotations. (Did anyone else have to memorize the word sacrament in Catholic grade school? I can still repeat it, verbatim, simultaneously experiencing the deep-rooted, stomach-turning fear that Monsignor Montgomery would call on me to recite it at will: “An outward sign of God’s grace!”)
I’m sure there are others who would argue that a physical symbol is unnecessary — a crutch, a feel-good, a nothing — and that true relationships don’t need such reminders.
What do you think? Do you wear yours? Why/why not?
#Shopaholic: The Affordable Sundress.
+This well-priced sundress so many of us bought over the summer has been re-stocked in the cutest colors — just in time for winter vacation. I like the blue floral or navy.
+Goop is having a great sale. A lot of the pieces went too quickly for this slow-moving shopper, but these….!!!!
+For your mini — how amazing is this.
+These polka dots are fun!
+You’d be a knockout at a winter wedding wearing this. #SOCHIC