The Fashion Magpie Lele Sadoughi Headband 1

Things I Love Today.

1 // Lele Sadoughi Pearl Headband.  I mentioned this earlier this week, but it’s typical of me to stumble upon something and then cleave to it with a ferocity I didn’t know I had in me — but I had to have this pearl-embellished Lele Sadoughi headband (seen here on the darling Rocky Barnes).  Apparently they have sold out multiple times since release and I don’t want to miss the boat.  At first glance, it feels outrageously priced for a headband.  But then — it’s the type of piece that can transform your entire look.  Just pull out an ivory sweater and some white skinnies and BAM.  You’ve got a whole new aesthetic happening.  (This is the kind of dubious logic I use to talk myself into buying statement shoes every few months.)  FYI: you can get the look for less with this Etsy find.

2 // Winter Whites Done Right. I have been swooning over this look on the stunning Caroline Issa since I first laid eyes on it about a week ago.  I immediately recreated the look myself, reaching for my cashmere mockneck (this look would also look amazing with a tissue turtleneck), my go-to white jeans, my Loeffler Randall Matildes (why did they stop making this perfect boot?!  You can still score in select sizes on Amazon — if not in your size, these by Vince, these from FP, or these from Steven (on super sale) would nail the look), and my Harvey Faircloth fur-trim army green topper (mine is last season, but I love this style).  Call me a copycat, but…I felt perfect in it.  A couple of other army green hued toppers that are a little closer to Issa’s mark: this insane Jacquemus (a label that is v. hot right now), this discounted Vince, this J. Crew “cocoon” coat, and this sporty Mackage, which I just counseled one of my good friends into buying.  She was looking for an alternative to the Canada Goose so omnipresent in NYC, but wanted to avoid black.  This Mackage is perfect.

3 // Simonetta Ravizza Furrissima Mink Fur Shopper Tote Bag.  I featured this bag earlier this season, but I swooned when I saw the snap below.  I had actually purchased this lookalike bag from Gap earlier this season but was frustrated when it arrived as the arm holes were barely big enough to squeeze my wrist through — and I have tiny hands and wrists!  I knew immediately it would be too annoying to carry, even on evenings out.  Oh how I’d love the Ravizza original, but curious about this lesser priced Kara option or this ultra-affordable French Connection.

4 // Markarian Dresses.  My jaw dropped when I saw this gorgeous bride in a Markarian dress.  I wasn’t terribly familiar with the label and spent quite a long time ogling over her feminine dresses.  I would absolutely love to claim this scallop-necked dress as my own, and this lavender lovely is at once gamine and ladylike in all the right ways.  And this!  In the gingham!  With those sleeves!  All of these dresses are dreamy.  My new LoveShackFancy number scratches a similar itch (and I found a floral Angie dress on sale!), but you can also get a similar look for less with this for Love & Lemons dress (on sale for $108! — more sizes here) or this Alice McCall.

5 // Euro Shams.  Our new bedding from HillHouseHome arrived and I am in love.  I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed by the customer service — and buyers should know that it takes well over a month to receive monogrammed bedding! — but am still enthusiastic about the quality and the styling.  The sheets are crisp, cool, and satin-y smooth, and the monogramming is ultra-elegant.  (The monogramming options tipped me in their favor!)  I am most excited about the enormous euro shams, though — see below for a well-styled Matouk bed (the snap below showcases their Mirasol style).  As shown below, I tucked ours up against our upholstered headboard, behind the sleeping (i.e., standard-sized) pillows.  I had our euro shams monogrammed in block lettering with our initials and then had our two sets of sleeping pillows monogrammed with our names in lower case cursive.  It looks so chic!  A few random tips: the standard size for euro shams is 26×26, but make sure you order 28×28 inserts!  It gives that full, well-styled look you’re going for and ensures there’s no floppy fabric.  I ordered these affordable ones.  They were well-reviewed for the price and I knew we wouldn’t be sleeping on them so was principally interested in them as an aesthetic prop.  However, for our sleeping pillows, I bought these (SweetHome’s top recommendation for the best sleeping pillow).  You can adjust the “fullness” by removing filler, which I did — it was too firm/stuffed at first.  But now I am SMITTEN.  The final touches on the bed?  A St. Frank throw and this bolster pillow.  But mainly — those Euro shams!  They’ve completely changed the look and feel of our bedroom and make me feel like I’m sleeping in a hotel.  (And P.S. — my secret to a crisp bed?  Spritzing this on rumpled pillows between ironings.  Smells like heaven, too!)

6 // Pearl Clutch.  Of course my eye wandered when I started hunting down Lele Sadoughi’s headband — right over to their pearl clutch (shown below).  Fortunately, I found this darling style at a third of the price!  Such a darling accessory for a bride.

7 // Christmas Ornament.  I missed the boat on this, but how absolutely adorable are these embroidered baby’s first Christmas ornaments?!  What a gorgeous keepsake.  Their embroidered ring pillows are also to die for.

8 // Olaplex Hair Treatment.  My hair has never looked as healthy and glossy as the chic pea’s below, but a gal can dream and just READ THE REVIEWS on this stuff, which promises to “strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.”  P.S.  More of my favorite hair products, including the round brush Gisele’s stylist uses on her famous bouncy tresses.

Post-Scripts.

+This striped sailor sweater is darling — love the button detail on the shoulder.  It reminds me of one of my favorite sweaters from last season.

+This zebra rocker is so beautiful.

+Are you reading along?

+THIS BEAUTIFUL COAT.  I wound up ordering this coat for mini (#babyjackieo) and am thinking it would look so darling alongside the PAROSH on me…

+Gifts for all the gals in your life.

+This bow-backed velvet dress is so chic!  Very Michelle Pfeiffer in the 90s.  Love.

+These striped turtlenecks are amazing.

+Intrigued by this touch screen cleaner.  A great stocking stuffer for a tech-loving husband.  (If you’re still stuck on what to get your man, don’t panic!  Check out my recs here.)

+Who do you carry with you?

6 Comments

  1. Your bedding situation sounds ideal — have been curious about HHH and appreciate your insight.

    As a June baby, I appreciate all of the tips on the Lele Sadoughi pearl goodies … though that minaudière from Revolve is even more intriguing! Heart eyes for that one, big time. xo

    1. YES — though I should say I remain disappointed with HHH’s customer service. One of the items (a monogrammed sham) arrived without a monogram on it. I shipped it back and it’s taken them over a month to get a new one to me — so now I’ve been waiting north of TWO MONTHS for something I ordered for our bed. It is really unfortunate and I feel they should have expedited or reimbursed me. So, buyer beware on that front. BUT. Impressed with the style and quality!!!

  2. Is Tilly trained to not jump onto furniture? Or not allowed in the bedrooms? I had a white bed set that I loved but my dog ruined it! I have a beautiful Navy one now so it all worked out in the end but I’m always curious about this topic.

    1. Hi! Tilly does jump onto our bed but we usually keep the bedroom door closed until we are in there and “invite” her up — aka, we have assessed how dirty she is. We also keep our duvet folded at the foot of the bed until bed time, so there’s a gray coverlet that would bear the brunt of an unwelcome visit. Still, the number of times I have had to do a quick emergency wash at her hands (paws?) is a little less than optimal. GRRRR. Navy bedding would be the logical choice! xx

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