Ten things I’m lusting after RN…
Pick No. 1: The Embroidered Top.
Pick No. 2: The Midi Skirt.
I’ve been super into the midi length — so flattering and unexpected. How fresh?!:
Pick No. 3: The Suede Loafer.
I’m thinking these suede loafers ($248) would be the perfect addition to my spring wardrobe…several of you have raved about the quality of M. Gemi’s footwear relative to price. I mean, $248 isn’t exactly pennies, but if it’s the quality of a Manolo or something, I’ll take it!
Pick No. 4: The Custom Silhouette.
Mr. Magpie’s mom had several custom silhouettes made of him at various stages of his childhood, and they are not only adorable but uber chic mixed into a gallery wall. I found this incredible Etsy store, SilhouetteShop, that will create a silhouette from a photograph for you for a great price ($25+ depending on size). Also love their custom pet portraits — I think our beloved Tilden needs one.
Pick No. 5: The Heavy-Duty Hair Mask.
I came across a sample of Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime Oil Hair Mask ($26) buried in my sample drawer and decided to give it a whirl, feeling that my hair looks a little worse for the wear right now. I’M OBSESSED. I’ve been doling out a little bit during every shower for the past few days and it leaves my hair so unbelievably soft and — even better — straight and manageable, without any greasiness or heaviness, too. LOVE. I immediately snagged a full-size version.
Pick No. 6: The Hand Cream.
I’ve mentioned this elsewhere, but the excessive bottle-and-hand-washing going on in this Magpie Nest has left our hands ridiculously dry and cracked. My hands are like crinkly pieces of sand paper. (Sick.) I keep a tube of this hand cream ($6) on our bedside table — it’s the stuff my manicurist uses and it seriously hydrates. But I also wanted something easy to apply right by our sink, and had to go with Molton Brown’s gender-neutral rockrose + pine scent ($34). We already use their hand soaps ($28) in all of our bathrooms (such gorgeous scents, and such high quality soap!), and I’m partial to the rhubarb-rose scent. BTW, speaking of soap — we use bar soap in the shower, and this Fresh soap is my favorite (great, large size and the most luxurious scent). But I recently stocked up on Trader Joe’s Ginger-Almond body soap and am OBSESSED. It has a great, exfoliating texture and a light, clean, non-cloying scent. AND its only about $2-3! I bought a ton to keep stocked in our master bathroom and guest baths as well!
Pick No. 7: The Pom-Pommed Sweatshirt.
Is this not the cutest sweatshirt ($59) ever? I want to wear it all.the.time., and I love the way it’s styled here, over a button-down. And, yes, khaki shorts.
Pick No. 8: The Pastel Spring Dress.
AND speaking of affordable spring dresses, I’m kind of obsessed with this white midi dress ($68) — so sexy in a Jennifer-Grey-in-Dirty-Dancing-kind-of-way.
Pick No. 9: The Affordable Evening Clutch.
Several of you have written to me asking for an affordable, evening-appropriate clutch. I hear ya — we can’t all afford Bottega Veneta and Oscar de la Renta. This $135 Inge Christopher style wins my vote. It looks super Chanel-esque, and I love that oversized ball clasp!
Pick No. 10: The Denim Romper.
I don’t know about you, but I want to live in this easy little $59 romper this summer.