My Latest Snag: The Solid and Striped Ellery One-Piece.
Now that our summer vacation in the Hamptons has been booked, I am hungry for warm weather and equally excited about a chic summer wardrobe. I had to buy this sweet one-piece from Solid & Striped while marked down to only $50! I plan to wear it under an India Amory pareo or these beachy Madewell pants. (Speaking of beachwear, I’m also eyeing this beautiful, breezy maxi for the summer.)
You’re Sooooo Popular: A Stunning Evening Gown.
The most popular items on the blog this past week:
+A stunning evening gown, marked way down in price.
+SZ Blockprints-esque jumpsuit (on sale for under $50!)
+The best bra — comfortable, pretty, supportive.
+A chic way to scent your clothes closet — or any room in the house for that matter.
P.S. I updated the “most popular” section of Le Shop to share what’s been most popular on the blog so far in 2020.
#Turbothot: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Mr. Magpie and I both found “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (the Tom Hanks movie about Fred Rogers) tremendously moving. I was a little young for “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and so did not grow up with him or know much about him — and I was deeply touched to learn what an incredible human and radical Christian he was. Two notions I cosseted from his presentation in the movie and have been turning over since:
+Being a calm, kind person requires focus and practice. I’d never considered “goodness” in this way, having always unthinkingly assumed it to be an inborn trait. The movie suggests Mr. Roger’s gentleness and empathy were consciously cultivated. What do you think of this?
+There is a scene in the movie where a reporter is attempting to get in touch with Mr. Rogers and, when he gets through, Mr. Rogers says something to the effect of: “I figure if you wanted to speak so badly with me, I should be excited to speak with you.” There was something in this exchange that felt profound to me. How often am I guilty of powering through a seemingly perfunctory phone call to, for example, schedule a doctor’s appointment or ask whether the butcher has guanciale in stock, without really thinking about the person on the other end of the line? I would never describe my interactions as rude or even brisk, but I will admit that I approach those phone calls from the standpoint of: “I need to extract x information” or “I need to accomplish y task” before doing these other 32489 items on my list. Mr. Rogers’ interaction left me aspiring to be more human and empathetic in my daily exchanges.
Has anyone else seen the movie? Thoughts?
Post-Scripts: A Stylish Shift Dress.
+My sister recently raved about these racerback bralettes as the perfect thing to wear with blouses — where your bra straps so often slip off your shoulder. The racerback style prevents that from happening. Bonus: only $15.
+Obsessed with the rosebud print on these heels.
+This embroidered dress is so fun (Cinco de Mayo? Vacation?).
+Your mini can wear this style to coordinate without being matchy-matchy. (Adorable.)
+Swooning over this preppy jumper for mini with a big monogram on the front.
+Sweet ballerina print jammies for a little one (under $15!)
+These teak camp stools would be so cute at the foot of a little boy’s bed.
+Saw a mom carrying this tote in the school pick up line. CHIC.
+My girlfriend Inslee lined her soon-to-be-born daughter’s dresser with these chic scented liners. Copying immediately. These would be cute for a boy’s dresser/bookshelves.
+Love an oversized statement necklace paired with a white tee and jeans.