Back from D.C. So happy to be reunited with our sweet pup, and to reoccupy our own space, and to have minimagpie back with all her books, toys, and gear — but, in the words of my father, as he kissed mini goodbye: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” I miss my family something awful. How is it that we get to a stage in our lives when it is normal to go a few months without seeing our families?
To cheer myself: ten picks.
Pick No. 1: The Silken Blouse
Pick No. 2: The Cactus Napkins
How amazing would these napkins be ($59 for 4) for Taco Tuesday?! Incidentally — try this taco recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. Mr. Magpie and I are obsessed and make it at least once every two weeks. It’s kind of like the old school kind you used to make with taco seasoning in a kit, but way, way better. (But, you still need the hard taco shells!) Wear these cactus jammies while you do so (too cute!)
Pick No. 3: The New Rollaboard
I am seriously obsessed with the luggage line Away. Not only does each bag include a built-in battery to charge your technology, but it’s apparently “guaranteed” to be breakable, and not overly expensive. I reallllly want one of these large suitcases ($295), and I want to customize it with their cool collection of stickers.
Pick No. 4: The Fluffy Heel
Guys, I’ve had my eye on these funky fluffy heels from Loeffler Randall shown on the precious Grace of The Stripe for a full season and they just dropped to a seriously reasonable price at Shopbop — $157 for the black ones and $270 for the colorful ones.
Pick No. 5: The Umbrella Print Top
While in D.C., one of my cousins was wearing the CUTEST umbrella-print top — turns out it was from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James line, and is available here for $135!
The dress version of my cousin’s top, shown on Reese below, is on serious sale for $159! C, thanks for the inspo!!!
Pick No. 6: The Dog-Lover’s Stationery
Might as well check out the entire Draper James sale selection, because there are some GREAT finds, including a few great little gift ideas, like this adorable bunny key fob for your neice, or these dog cards (on sale for $10, plus free shipping!) for your dog-loving friend…or self. (Also, these gift enclosures are too good!)
Pick No. 7: The Cactus-Print Reusable Snack Bag
While researching gear for minimagpie’s upcoming first encounters with food, I read about Bumkins waterproof starter bibs and discovered these adorably printed reusable snack bags ($6 for large cactus print) from the same brand. Such cool prints, and such a good idea for packing snacks, whether for babies or for adults.
Pick No. 8: The Tassel Earring
Pick No. 9: The Striped Top
I love the structure and clean lines of this striped Banana Republic top ($88).