The Fashion Magpie SZ Blockprint 2

New Obsession: SZ Blockprints.

I mentioned this in passing in Friday’s post, but while in the Hamptons ordering take away from Harbor Market for the beach, I saw an ultra chic pea wearing a blockprint boho midi dress with birkenstocks, her beachy wavy blond hair in a topknot.  I not-so-surreptitiously admired her from afar and complimented her dress but stupidly failed to source it.  I’ve since been on the hunt for a similar style and am now 90% confident it was an SZ Blockprint Kitty Dress.  I love its description on the site: “Bohemian and airy without trying too hard.  Perfect for summer evenings barefoot in the park.”  Yes!  All of SZ Blockprint’s pieces are hand-made in India, and I love (love!) the bold colors, dramatic sleeves, and splashy tassels.   J. Crew ran a special collaboration with them, and I especially love this dress and this top, and am wondering whether I can get away with squeezing into an XL in this childrens’ style.

They all feel so vacation-ready — so breezy, so effortless — and especially as they are styled below and by the chic pea in Sag Harbor: with loose, beachy waves and minimal makeup!  (She wore hers with Birkenstocks; I’d wear mine with my Hermes Orans or a pair of these, which has a heft vaguely reminiscent of the Birkenstocks, but with a little more femininity and refinement.)

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If you are into this vibe, you might also love these shoes (#dying) and this darling printed top — and, of course, pretty much anything from RRR.

You can get the look for less with this or this.

For accessories, look no further than a pair of these shades in the pink or lavender, these fun earrings, and any of the bags from Indego Africa, but especially this one, this one, and this one.  (I also love Indego Africa’s bowls — like this!  Such great colors!)

The Fashion Magpie Indego Bag 1

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The Fashion Magpie Indego Bag 3

P.S.  Mini at 10 months.  It was hard to read this.  I can’t believe how big she’s gotten…sixteen months now!

P.P.S.  Cooking lessons.

P.P.P.S.  In a similar vein with this post


  1. I admired the SZ Blockprints stuff on a recent trip to Crewcuts in Boston and am kicking myself for not getting a piece! I think I held off because they’re much more “boho” than I usually go, but I love the Kitty dress and the long Kurta in that pink/green print with blue trim. Added to my wishlist!

    1. Yeah, I’m not *usually* a super boho kinda gal, but there was something so appealing about the look. And the way this particular chickadee had styled it, too, brought it from boho to well-heeled. I can’t explain how! xo

  2. I have one of the tunics from the J Crew collaboration and I love it — it’s just very easy breezy vacation-y, even though I have no vacation in sight.

    And I’d say you’d probably be fine in the girls’ size L or XL. I buy girls clothes on occasion and I’m not a particularly tiny person. Worth a shot!

    1. Agreed – I went and tried it on and it fit fine (a size L). My only gripe with it is that the collarline is sort of awkward since it’s cut for kiddos. Eh well — I went with the adult! They had one of the kitty dresses in stock! I’m obsessed!!

  3. These are so beautiful! It’s my chic muumuu dream come true. Emerson Fry also has some lovely pieces similar to these ( but less floral in nature).

    1. Thanks for the tip, Cristina! I absolutely love this style in particular:

      Gorge! But the SZ Blockprints are a touch more affordable…esp if you can find a promo code valid for one at J Crew 🙂

  4. These remind me of my old Calypsos! (There used to be the best Calypso outlet on Grand Street but I think only the St. Barthes store is there now)

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