The Fashion Magpie Valentino

On Le Radar.

Can we talk about the recent Valentino collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli that debuted in Paris late last month? I literally died over the dress above. D.I.E.D. Bow, color, shape, proportions. Everything is perfect.

As I will not be attending any balls/royal weddings any time soon, I will now return us to this stratosphere by sharing a couple of items in my shopping cart / on my radar right now that are more within the realm of attainability. But, still. Wow. Valentino. Wow.

+I have been lusting after these oversized medallion necklaces from Alighieri for some time. I like their flashy Versace-ness and think they’d look incredible paired with floaty white sundresses (or this!) and simple slides in the summer for a traveling-on-the-Mediterranean vibe. I am curiously drawn to this particular one with the lion imprint. I’m feeling like micro’s spirit animal is a lion for some reason. (Just added these to my cart.)

+I’m intrigued by the extreme cateye silhouette that’s been all over the influencer world over the last season or two (see them on the chic Arielle Charnas here). At first I shied away from their proportions but I think these Adam Selmans for Le Specs could lend just the edge I need while wearing a maternity swimsuit in FL. (I reallyyyy wanted this hot pink one from Ingrid & Isabel, but it’s temporarily sold out! Hoping they do a re-stock soon. It reminds me in ethos of the pretty LoveShackFancy suits!)

+Speaking of LSF, this heavily-discounted jumpsuit of theirs is currently in my cart (see it here in chic action!). Not sure if it would work with my bump or not but it’s everything I want to wear RN — and think of how comfortable (and practical) it’d be in the summer, chasing after mini! With these!

+In a similar vein, I am in LOVE with these caftans from Frances Valentine. They remind me of Pippa Holt’s ultra-covetable styles, but for far less. Also lust after similar styles from Figue (look for less with this) and Innika Choo (<<I own one of these and LOVE it).

+A couple of other great transition-to-spring pieces for under $100: this gingham jumpsuit, these white shortalls (I’d throw on over a swimsuit or with a simple striped tee and GGs), and this striped OTS lovely.

+Lusting after this blush-and-white awning stripe dress for summer; would wear it with my Pam Munson clutch!

P.S. What are your thoughts on outgrowing friendships?

P.P.S. More warm weather finds, golden hours/golden moments, and a personal kind of beatitude.

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  1. The Alighieri coin necklace is sooo chic, and I love the message of inspiring courage. I would wear it in honor of my Mom, who’s a Leo πŸ™‚

    That Xirena gauze dress is GORGEOUS, too β€” immediately wishlisted. I love that brand; their cotton tops are amazing and so are their underthings! Lots of fun colors/patterns. I have 3 sets. πŸ™‚

    Also: those white shortalls are so cute and well-priced! I wear my denim ones from Madewell a lot in the summer; these would be great to have as well. xo

    1. I’m VERY into everything Xirena! So vacation-chic! And the necklace sounds like a great homage to your mom!! πŸ™‚

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