The Fashion Magpie Kitchen Runner 2


Ho-hum, a helter-skelter of fantasies today, beginning with the elegant, lived-in feel of these runner-lined kitchens above and below:

The Fashion Magpie Kitchen Runner

I am contemplating stealing the look with this, thisthis, or this, all of which are under $100 — I figure a kitchen is not the place to splurge on a rug that will soon be dotted with oil, dirt, spills, and I favor the two that can be tossed in the washing machine!

The Fashion Magpie Blue and White

I’m swooning over the Delft blue-and-white china in the snap above — even though I’ve made a personal commitment to sticking with white plates for the most part (I get so bored of patterns!), I’m dying over the look above, and love this set of four vintage plates (only $25!), this Spode collection, or this picturesque set (or this vintage set!).  And speaking of blue and white, how about this set of chinoiserie bud vases (on sale!)!?  Maybe huddled around this ginger jar (also on sale)?  Would make such a chic tablescape!

The Fashion Magpie Tweed Flats 1

For those of us coveting the Chanel vibe without the pricetag, I had to do a quadruple take at these flats (love them in the pink or black and white!), which are currently on sale for under $100 with code FRIENDS40.

The Fashion Magpie Stripes

I love the casual chic of a striped tee.  I now own several Kule t-shirts in the modern long cut (love — also, select colorways and styles are marked down here!), but there’s always room for more, and this is discounted (more sizes here).  I also love this striped t-dress.

The Fashion Magpie Market Tote

I’ve been teetering on the edge of ordering a label-less straw market tote a la Francaise, and the snap above did me in: I’m ordering this or this.  (Read the reviews!)  Debating about handle length…

The Fashion Magpie Polo Oxford

The snap above is a reminder of the timeless style of a classic Polo oxford — currently on sale with an extra 25% off!
The Fashion Magpie Champgne Bowl

If I could only legitimize the purchase of an oversized champagne tub like the one above — this or this would do the trick….

Overall, the moodboard above conjures a full of languid summer days in comfortable, chic duds like this striped jumpsuit, this sweet lace dress, and this striped midi.

Unrelated to anything, I’m on the hunt for a cute dog treat jar — maybe this or this (personalized!) or this?

P.S.  Some reflections on loss.

P.P.S.  Beauty must-haves.




  1. I too only have white plates – I think it’s just easier when setting a table. But! For outdoor dining, I’ll get fun melamine plates in different patterns. There’s something about eating outdoors that beckons for cheery prints. They’re also used less often, so I don’t get as bored of them – and if I do get bored, they’re less expensive so I don’t feel as bad changing them out.

    I’ve been wanting a French market basket for forever, and there are some that have double handles so you have both short and long options on the same bag. I’m sure I have one bookmarked somewhere, just need to find it.

    And my recent favorite for striped shirts/dresses is Joules. They run a bit big, in my opinion, but they’ve held up so far through multiple washes. Picked up a bunch of striped dresses in different colorways for my summer “uniform”.

    1. Ohhh thanks for the tip! Please do send the link to that bag when you find it!

      I agree with you on cheery outdoor plating, too! xo

  2. My parents use that Spode pattern as their everyday china — love! Brings back such good memories.

    Thanks for the intel on KULE — I’ve admired their shirts from afar for a few years and haven’t bought one yet (?!) I love that red-white-and-blue option for the Fourth.

    I have been wanting a French market basket as well! Love these two options … I’m intrigued by the ones stocked over at Food52 — this backpack is cool:

    Think I might need that lavender RL oxford … so classic!

    1. Yes! Keep me posted on what you end up getting…so much goodness (and on sale!) right now! xo

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