Bucketing Bronco.

In today’s 10 picks, I’m honing in on a lot of micro-trends I’ve noticed lately — ittybittyminimicro trends, that is.  Things like mini bucket bags, and glen plaid, and mom jeans.  Yes, mom jeans.  I said it.  (P.S.  You can stay on top of my favorite street style trends via Pinterest.  I’m an avid pinner — when I can’t sleep, I pin.  When I’m waiting in line at the grocery, I pin.  Follow along hereeee.)

Pick No. 1: The Micro Bucket Bag

These Simon Miller ring-handled micro bags ($390) have been such a street style cult classic for the last season or two, and I’m digging them.  Other micro bags I love: the Mansur Gavriel mini sun bag and mini bucket bag.  And, this circular one from Clare Vivier!

The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bag Street Style 2

The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bag Street Style 3

The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bag Street Style 4

The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bag Street Style

The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bonsai Bag 1 The Fashion Magpie Simon Miller Bonsai Bag 2

Pick No. 2: The Chanel-Esque Cardigan

Had to re-feature this adorable fringed cardigan I just snagged.  I cannot wait for it to arrive — perfect accent piece for fall.

The Fashion Magpie Tweed Blazer

Pick No. 3: The Statement Earring

How fresh are these bold earrings ($69) from Mochi?!  I was actually dying over the entire Mochi line — so many stunning colorful pieces, including this striped shirtdress.

The Fashion Magpie Mochi Statement Earrings


Pick No. 4: The Bell-Sleeved Blouse

How incredible is this pink-and-red bell-sleeved blouse ($195)? (You can get the look for less with this $40 steal.)  I’m seeing a lot of mock-necks this season, and I dig it: I also love this blouse.

The Fashion Magpie Staud Blouse


Pick No. 5: The Boxy Striped Tee

Another mockneck!  What did I tell ya!  And this one very affordable and in a fabulous shade of petal pink.  If you look up close, you can see how thick the cotton is — such good quality for such a good price!

The Fashion Magpie Everlane Top 1

The Fashion Magpie Everlane Top 2

Pick No. 6: The Mom Jean

OK, what do we think about non-skinny-or-slim-cut-jeans?  AKA The Mom Jean that’s been all the rage on fashionistas?  I’m scared, but also, a little intrigued.  I think it could be a little hard for those of us with hips to pull off.

The Fashion Magpie Mom Jeans Street Style 2] The Fashion Magpie Mom Jeans Street Style 3

The Fashion Magpie Mom Jeans

(Mr. Magpie shudders.)  I’ve been intrigued enough to track down a few options to inspect more closely: a pair of classic Levi’s, these by Frame, or these more-on-the-safe-side Everlanes.  (P.S.  I love that Everlane lets you see the same pair of jeans on multiple different body types and in different sizes!  GENIUS!  Talk about transparency!)

Pick No. 7: The Strapless Satin Top

Talk about elegant + glamorous party dressing — this satin top ($118) is so Jackie O., especially in that fetching shade of gold!  I imagine pairing this with either dark wash denim for an evening out or a narrow column skirt for a more formal affair.  Reminds me of these stunning Sachin + Babi tops, also a fetching find for this upcoming season’s holiday parties!

The Fashion Magpie JCrew Strapless Satin Top 1

The Fashion Magpie JCrew Strapless Satin Top 2

Pick No. 7: The Glen Plaid Statement

I’ve seen a lot of gray glen plaid pieces lately — this chic pea being a prime example:

The Fashion Magpie Plaid Blazer

I also spotted a similar pattern in the Instastories of the oh-so-chic Jenny Walton:

The Fashion Magpie Jenny Walton Instastory

Get the look with either this affordable Mango dress ($70) or this J. Crew blazer ($258) or this Self Portrait romper ($305).

Pick No. 8: The Tibi Fall Dress

This Tibi dress ($395) is a perfect investment piece for the fall-to-winter season: I imagine wearing it with tights and booties or sharp statement flats and feeling appropriate no matter what I’m up to (meetings? playgroup? museum? post-work drinks?  check, check, check, check).  ALSO: note the mockneck.  (Third time in this post alone!  They’re a thing!)

The Fashion Magpie Tibi Knit Ponte Dress The Fashion Magpie Tibi Knit Ponte Dress Gray

Pick No. 9: The Cape

I’d very much like to splurge on this stunning Veronica Beard blanket cape ($650) — how perfect with jeans?! (As an aside, I lived in capes during my pregnancy last year.  I’d throw them on over stretchy maternity tees, slip on my loafer mules, and be done with it.)  However, much more likely: this checked J. Crew capelet for $75. The Fashion Magpie Veronica Beard Cape

Pick No. 10: The Plaid Bow-Front Blouse

Andddd, combining all.the.trends: a) bows, b) fall colors, c) statement blouses, and d) glen plaid, I give you this $80 Madewell find.  Also note that she’s kind of wearing a mom jean situation in this pic!

The Fashion Magpie Madewell Plaid Blouse

The Fashion Magpie Madewell Plaid Blouse 2

P.S.  OK, one more affordable fall find you have to know about!


  1. Oooh, I love this post. I have a mini Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (not the mini mini, though) and I like the size so much better than my full-sized one. I have been eyeing the Simon Miller Bonsai bag for a while now and really love it — I tend to spend less on bags that are trendier/smaller/less of an everyday thing, though.

    OK, Mom jeans. I am fully for this trend, and I definitely have some hips (or, more accurately, a butt. Ha!) I think, if done right, it can be a really flattering look. I have a pair of Levi’s Wedgie jeans that are made from selvedge denim and I LOVE THEM — I got them in June and haven’t worn them too much yet, since they’re made from a thicker denim and I never wear jeans when it’s above 75 degrees, but I think they’ll be a core fall piece for me. I also have a pair of Frame Le Originals and I love them, too — they’re really similar to the pair you posted, just with a clean-cut hem. AND I have a pair of Acne Boy jeans in slightly-faded black and feel that they are the perfect gateway to the Mom silhouette, because the black makes them a bit more slimming.

    I LOVE a good cape and that Veronica Beard number is too perfect! I think the only one I have at the moment is by Black Crane, and I love it because it’s reversible. 🙂

    1. YAAAS to my fierce fashionista MK for rocking them mom jeans! Good for you. I am definitely game to try most trends; it just takes me awhile to warm up to them. So funny how polarizing these jeans are in particular.

    1. ALSO, a friend of mine just texted me and said: “Can you make the mom jean trend go away please?” HAHA

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