I write these 10 Pick posts quite a bit, but I gotta say, this one is extra juicy. Lots of affordable finds / ways to get Le Look for less and some unexpected treats for your office. YAHOO.
Pick No. 1: The Tee Dress
How cool does this chickadee look in her aviators and t-dress ($59)? Love the idea of swapping this t-shirt dress situation into the rotation instead of my go-to lounge-at-home outfit (the softest lounge pants on earth and my favorite t-shirt)?
Pick No. 2: The Tie-Front Jumpsuit
P.S. — If yellow isn’t your color, this linen-y-looking jumpsuit in fire engine orange-y-red looks super comfortable and on-trend.
Pick No. 3: The Yellow Romper
And speaking of citrus, I am LOVING the chic eyelet romper ($128) worn by the little lady on the right below — it looks very Miguelina, a label I am constantly stalking for sales. (In fact, I’ve been eyeing this eyelet skirt of theirs, which just dropped to a $144 sale price, and this lace-y cover-up dress, on sale for $225. But the big question is: can I justify a splurge on this stunner, which, while on sale, is still pretty spendy? And P.S. — if you’re into the daisy dress the chic pea on the left is wearing, it’s here, and it’s $158.)
But back to the $128 romper above: it looks strikingly similar to the two-piece set below by Miguelina ($350 for top, $295 for skirt), a look that blends right into my Giovanna Battaglia vacation lookbook (#swoon).
Pick No. 4: The Eyeliner
I read a rave and compelling review of Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock N Kohl eyeliner ($27) — apparently it glides on like liquid but stays put like pencil? — and had to add it to my recent beauty refresh shopping list. I’m ordering it in “Bedroom Black,” but am curious/intrigued by the “Eye Cheat” color, described as “a nude tone for wider, fuller, more awake eyes.”
Pick No. 5: The New Pen
While on the topic of pencils/implements, I have been a lover of Le Pens for.ev.er. Perfect for those of us with precise, minuscule hand-writing (a few people have described my hand-writing as “a font” — OCD much?!) I recently heard that the brand Muji makes an excellent super-fine-point pen ($10 for pack of 9 pens) and may just need to give them a whirl.
Pick No. 6: The Notebook
Speaking of office supplies — I always take notes for work (and for Magpie, too!) in one of these Leuchtterm 1917 squared, hard-covered notebooks ($20). Super high-quality paper and I LOVE writing on “graph paper” / squared or gridded pages. Perfect for my OCD, and convenient for sketches and the like. Like a child, I have decorated mine in the past with stickers — a stickered logo for my company; emoji stickers; and, most recently, have ordered these embroidered sticker letters by Fallon + Royce, on ridic sale for under $3 apiece…sorta dead ringer for Anya Hindmarch’s famous leather stickers, which cost $55 a pop!)
Pick No. 7: The One-Piece
I mentioned this on Insta recently — I’m wearing this Solid + Striped one-piece in the prettiest seafoam green ($168), but I’m a new convert to the one-piece swimsuit. I just discovered the swimwear line Karla Colletto and am DYING over her suits — especially this one with its darling floral bows ($235). (Reese Witherspoon wears her pieces, too!). I also loveeeee this pink one ($306), but feel the asymmetrical style will go out of vogue too quickly to justify the cost, whereas some of the more classic styles are TRUE investment pieces — I’ll wear them now and when I’m 80! That being said, Net-A-Porter has this ADORABLE style marked way down to $143…
Pick No. 8: The Red Mini
Remember how I was drooling over the red mini that one of these street style starlets was wearing ? Well, I found a damn good lookalike for a fraction of the price — $80!!!
Pick No. 9: The Floral Top
Remember when I died over Tory Burch’s Garden Party collection? Well, this adorable top of hers has gone on sale for $279, plus an additional 30% off! Also available in ever-chic white for $209, plus 30% off. While you’re there, check out the whole sale, which is PRETTY EPIC. The East Coast prep in me loves this sailboat dress, and this bold-print maxi skirt stopped me in my tracks.
Pick No. 10: The Maternity Dress