Yesterday, I was helping a Magpie find a suitable, bump-friendly spring wedding guest dress. I shared all my top picks here* (none of them are maternity — would work with bump, or without! — and I think she is buying this one!), but in the course of research, learned that SEA has marked down a ton of fabulous pieces, plus is offering an extra 15% off sale prices with code SALE21. This means you can score this gorgeous floral maxi, originally almost $500, for $168. That’s right — Anthro prices for designer duds. Pretty good! A few other pieces not to miss from the sale…
SUCH A FUN FLEECE (SEEN ABOVE)
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH WHITE/ECRU DRESSES, AND THIS ONE IS SO ROMANTIC, AND ONLY $150 WITH CODE
*I should note most of my bump-friendly picks skew towards second trimester bumps as unfortunately I think once you get up to the 8 and 9 month range, you just have to suck it up and go with a proper maternity dress.
On the subject of fun dresses, I had been planning to throw a decent sized party for Mr. Magpie’s 40th (!) birthday this January, but in the shadow of omicron, felt that wasn’t right. We’ll be scaling down and having just a handful of his closest buddies instead, which — frankly — feels perfect, because he doesn’t see them as often any more and I know he’ll have a blast. Still, the occasion calls for something daringly festive, and I don’t care if it’s the dead of winter. My dream pick is this Borgo de Nor, but I also love (!) this Celia B, this Fanm Mom, this Alemais, or — entirely different direction — this feather-trim mini. Fun!
P.S. Thoughts on my sister’s wedding, in the era of COVID.
P.P.P.S. The most popular items on my blog this year.