I feature a ton of amazing finds on the blog, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite purchases thus far this year:
+Bumble & Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. I love the scent, feel, and aftermath of this shampoo and conditioning set. It truly works, and it leaves my hair soft and fragrant. Mr. Magpie and I will probably never switch to another product!
+SZ Blockprints Kitty Dress. So many of you have written to express equally rave reviews — but these dresses are the absolute best. They are comfortable, lightweight, chic, and versatile. I wear them while out in Central Park chasing mini, running errands, or just lounging at home. My mom mentioned that when she comes back from playing golf with my dad in the early evening, she doesn’t feel like putting together a whole new outfit — this dress is just the ticket. Casual, easy to throw on, stylish.
+Aerin Lauder Evening Rose perfume. This heady, floral scent makes me feel sophisticated and romantic. It smells like a rose dangling off a trellis in the moonlight in a garden party surrounded by candles and a live jazz band playing Ella Fitzgerald. AKA THE STUFF OF DREAMS.
+ProSource Accupressure Mat. Mr. Magpie uses this daily — sometimes twice daily. I’ve used it when I’ve had knots in my back or just need a release. Maybe the best $20 I’ve spent in a long while.
+Outdoor Voices Dipped Leggings. So fun and different and chic — and such great colors! These do run very small, though — word to the wise.
+Lululemon Back Into Tee. You can’t tell from the way it’s styled on the site (blech, I’d never have bought it if I’d only seen it online!), but this is a super flattering and comfortable workout top. The sleeves are cut trim and snug but the body of it is flowy and relaxed. Love. I own it in the space dye color.
+Chanel Beaute Des Cils mascara base. This keeps selling out everywhere, and it is truly a wonderful product. I hate adding an extra step to my daily routine, but it’s worth it for feathery, full lashes.
+Golden Goose Sneakers. It sounds silly to spend so much on a pair of sneakers, but they’ve gotten a lot of wear and they make me feel just that tiny bit cooler when I’m wearing something straight-forward, like jeans and a button-down. They’re comfortable (a bit heavy, though) and stylish and I like them equally with jeans or a dress. (See how I style them here.)
+Invisibobble. A total upgrade from the Goodys I’ve used forever. These never fall out and don’t leave a kink in my hair. I’m also always shocked that they return to their original coil if you leave them out for ten or fifteen minutes.
+Acrylic Drawer Organizers. These are in virtually every drawer in my house. A tidy drawer does wonders for the mind — I’m not joking. I’ve turned into a complete believer in keeping things super organized and even labeled with my label maker. It simplifies life! Any shortcuts welcome…
+Kule striped tees. These are well-made, come in great colors, and are super soft. I like to layer them under joveralls or with a pair of chino shorts and my GG sneaks for a day of adventures with mini.
+Saloni dresses. I know I talk at length about this designer, but I absolutely adore each and every dress I own of hers (and I now own five I believe). The shapes are elongating and elegant — they somehow make me feel tall and I’m only five feet. My most recent acquisition is the Ruth Dress, which I wore on my anniversary and Mr. Magpie loved.
+Soda can organizer. A game changer for an often over-stuffed fridge. It just love having all of the cans out of the cardboard boxes, lined up neatly. This one is genius because it includes a top so you can stack additional cans on there or use it to stow other items.
+Goyard iPhone cover. Inexpensive and so fun. I got one in white.
+Snaplock storage. Such high quality tupperware!
Not purchased this year, but used heavily of late…
+Annabel Ingall tote and Parker Thatch tote. I use a Goyard bag as my diaper bag, but when the nanny is here or I just need to jet out on my own to walk Tilly or run some errands, I don’t want to have to unload everything, so I tend to just throw a few essentials into a spare tote, and it’s typically my Annabel Ingall or my Parker Thatch. These are such great bags. The Ingall is very well-made and comes in wonderful colors (mine is pastel pink). The Parker Thatch is heavy-duty canvas and looks so chic with my racer stripes and initials. I actually used the latter in the Hamptons quite a bit because I found it was easy to transport from a sandy beach to the chic eateries in Sag Harbor.
+Prada card case. If I am not traveling with the diaper bag, I’d prefer to pack just a credit card and ID and be on my way with this.
+Le Specs Sunglasses. I know I’ve featured these about 34008908 times, but I just love the styling of these affordable shades. I own pairs by higher end designers, but always gravitate towards these — possibly, if I am honest, because I know that if I lose them or they are scratched or crushed by my daughter, I won’t lose my mind…
+Essie Gel Couture in Rock the Runway (bright coca cola red) or Pre-Show Jitters (pinkish-white). This is not “gel” per se — but it lasts a good two or three days longer than the regular Essie formula, which is totally worth it. My salon has a great selection of all the gel couture colors, but these are my favorites.
P.S. These loafers for a little boy are TOO DARLING and such a good price! They look like they are from Tod’s! I also think this tutu dress in the gray/white combo is an affordable and darling little look for a mini ballerina…