An eclectic roundup of things I love today, beginning with the rose-trellised home of Brooke Giannetti above. Stunning. A bit closer-in and more accessible, though —
1 // Weezie Makeup Towels. I have destroyed countless sets of wash cloths washing my face or drying my hands after applying makeup. These navy-colored makeup towels are brilliant — the softest, fluffiest cotton and they never, ever show a stain. Brilliant. Weezie sent me a set a couple weeks ago and they are in constant rotation. Love that they are now customizable! Great gift for a girlfriend or lowkey apology to your mother, whose towels you ravaged as a mascara-obsessed teen. (More gift ideas here.)
2 // CPC Kids Shorts. I’ve had a couple of Magpies ask about the shorts mini has been wearing in a few photos I’ve posted on Instastory. She only has CPC Kids shorts this season. I like the cut (short, flattering) and traditional styles (gingham, seersucker), and they hold up well in the wash. (Do note, though, that they require a hot date with an iron after laundering!). My favorite pair she owns is this lemon print style, but her seersuckers are classic, too, and it’s not too late to order this to-die-for print for FOJ. I pair them with polo shirts and Cienta plimsolls.
3 // Nailmatic Kids Wash-Off Nail Polish. This is one of mini’s absolute favorite activities: I do her fingers and toes and then she does mine. This brand of toddler polish washes off with water, so everyone wins 🙂
4 // Lauren Napier Beauty Wipes. I have been on a tear testing various facial wipes from a variety of brands. These are excellent and actually feel like they’re doing something beyond removing makeup and impurities — they are even the tiniest bit astringent? I like them for when I really want a freshly scrubbed feel–especially handy after I have taken the children out to the park in sweltering heat, given them baths, and put them down for a rest. I look in the mirror and say: “Wow. We need to start over.” These are great for those moments. Otherwise, I still love the Billie wipes for end-of-day run-of-the-mill makeup removal. Both are excellent.
5 // Hue Lightstrips. We ran these under some of the cabinetry in our kitchen and they are AMAZING. They totally light up the space and are controllable by smart phone.
6 // StateBags Crosby Fanny Pack (<<I own in this exact color, which is on sale!, but more colors here). I purchased this last summer in an effort to lead a more hands-free life while chasing two small children — and I still use it nearly any time I’m out in the Park with the kids, as it means that I can keep my phone, sanitizer*, key, and credit card on me at all times and therefore feel more comfortable roaming after my children / leaving our stroller area unattended. And I think it can look cute with any of the gauzy/billowy dresses I wear these days — speaking of which, I am currently looking to expand my repertoire with any one of the following similar styles:
THIS BLOCKPRINT BEAUTY (UNDER $80)
THIS ROSE PRINT STUNNER (UNDER $70)
7 // J. Crew Vintage Cotton Tees. Still my favorite. Soft, great colors, perfect cut, and no tag. I have been wearing the navy with white jeans a lot for unfussy day time uniform.
8 // Leuchtterm 1917 Notebooks. Just my favorite for notes, lists, ideas, quotes. I love both the dotted and squared/gridded styles — very European and super-tidy.
9 // Weekly Planning Pad. I am a leftie and I love that there is no crease/spiral to contend with in this weekly planner. Unstructured enough to accommodate nearly anything you want to jot down there, from to dos to reminders to daily gratitudes and more. (Also like this style, with a bit more space for doodling on every day of the week.)
10 // Noodle & Boo Cream Rinse. Adding this to my roundup of children’s bath time gear I love! I’ve noticed that mini’s hair is a little dry these days — this cream rinse is incredible! Left her hair soft, tangle-free, smooth, and shiny.
What are you loving these days?
P.P.S. Most popular items featured on my blog this year: this brush, this mascara (truly the best), this occasional table, this flutter-sleeve top (now on sale with an extra 40% off…?!), this affordable block-print tunic dress, and these storage bins.