The Fashion Magpie Winter Whites

Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 92: Winter Whites + Unexpected Signs.

My Latest Snag: The Winter White Lewk.

I was recently inspired by my chic friend Alison Kenworthy to consider wearing more white in winter.  She showed up to a coffee date wearing white denim when there was still snow on the ground, and it was a breath of fresh air (and also a convenient reminder to shop my own closet).  I like the look of winter whites grounded with camel — so I am layering my favorite white jeans (J. Brand all the way) with my favorite white long-sleeved tee and a camel duster, finished with some smart-looking loafers (ordering these).

Other chic winter white staples (I like to mix different shades of cream/white): my new waffle cashmere mockneck in ivory, these kick-crop jeans in bone, my new house slippers (selling out everywhere quickly…!),  and this bobble sweater.  And if you want to truly ground your winter white look, consider a pair of these.

You’re Sooooo Popular: Le Lip Scrub.

The most popular items on le blog this week:

+Sara Happ lip scrub.  A lovely little gift for a Santa Exchange or an add-on to a gift for a beauty lover.  Or, heck, just a treat for yourself!  I use this weekly in the winter.

+The cutest maternity jacket (<<on sale!)

+The chicest sherpa coat!

+A seriously elegant evening dress for a winter fete.

+This simple and chic Christmas card.

+Who doesn’t want a cashmere wrap?  #yespls #treatyoself

+A dead ringer for Lululemon — at half the price.  (Read the reviews!)

+A very stylish alternative to the Babyzen Yoyo, for 1/3 of the price.

+My go to flats this season.

#Turbothot: An Unexpected Sign.

Not my own writing today; just a clipping my dear friend sent me via email yesterday in response to my post about my Dad, wherein I list the five things I know for sure in this life, and one of them (the first, the primary, the principal) is that there is a God.  She mentioned she was touched by that and appended the following blurb from The Times:

“I was 30 and knew I couldn’t have a baby. Accompanying my pregnant friend shopping one day, I pined over a striped onesie with a craw sewn on the backside.  I told her if I ever had a son, I would want him to wear it. Eight days later, i went to church and saw an infant snuggled in his grandmother’s arms. He was wearing the same onesie.  At the end of that day’s service, the reverend announced that the baby was in need of an immediate home. Two days later, he moved into mine. Now he’s five and my son.”

I’ll just leave that here for you today.

P.S.  More unexpected messages.

#Shopaholic: The Bow-Backed Sweater.

+Dying over this bow-backed sweater!  The greatest color and the chicest bow!

+These boots are super fly.  I don’t use that expression lightly.

+In LOVE with these myrtle wreaths that spell JOY and especially their cheery red bows.  I need them for our apartment!

+I’ve mentioned this before, but these little melamine dip plates are the PERFECT size for mini’s snacks/nibbles/fruit.  I love them because they are chic enough to repurpose for my own needs (i.e., they don’t have childish animals all over them) and they are unbreakable.

+These oversized bow dresses from Roksanda are on sale!  I’ve been eyeing one for awhile…ladylike but fashion-forward.  My cup of tea.

+Have been eyeing these oversized initial pendants for awhile.  Would be so stylish to layer a letter for myself and one for mini on the same chain…

+Who knew Home Depot had stylish ornaments?

4 Comments

  1. I almost wrote you about it, too, as I was touched by that part of the post as well. I like to hear about when you take mini to church, and even what you wear there #churchoutfits. Thank you for sharing her story. xo

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