Three urgent matters of Magpie business today:
- Hill House is launching its Victorian Romance collection today at 12 PM EST. I swear that every time I’ve purchased a nap dress over the last year, I’ve thought — “OK, enough is enough.” And then Nell Diamond goes and invents something new I’m obsessed with. I absolutely love the new lace Ellie (seen above) — perfection for a bride-to-be but equally chic for those of us not imminently tying the knot. It’s unlined so you will need a nude slip beneath. Just gorgeous! I immediately imagined wearing it for my 12-year (!) wedding anniversary this August. HRH Nellie has been styling hers with the lace Millie top for peak Victorian ghost vibes (as seen above). It’s a lot but also perfect? She is so incredibly chic. I also love those cropped Ollie cardigans (perfect for layering over spring dresses / Easter dresses) and the new Ophelia dress looks so flattering, especially in that fabulous pool blue floral. I don’t feel too bad investing in these pieces because I do get a TON of wear out of them. They’re so easy to throw on! The line sheet is below! If you’re new to nap dresses (I know I have a lot of new readers — welcome!), these tend to sell quickly on launch day. The site has great sizing information on each product page and I’d follow their recommendations. For example, they correctly indicate that you can size down in the Ellie but I take my true size elsewhere.
2. Prestige children’s snow gear brand Reima is offering 25% off some of its classic pieces with code SEASON25. These snowsuits (also available in toddler and baby sizes) are particularly well-reviewed. I’ve heard that these are superior to other snow sets for skiing and other winter sports / excursions because children simply stay warmer in the one-piece setup. Plus, it has a hood and looks crazy chic. I’m tempted by the black for mini for next year, when we intend to take her skiing for the first time, while it’s 25% off. They have lots of other great buys, too, including these jackets (also 25% off with code SEASON25 — I just bought mini the ice blue color for next year) and these mid-layers. Note that this brand runs large — they indicate that “All Reima products run about one size larger than traditional US sizes to allow for layering, so ordering your child’s current size is like ordering a size up.”
3. Home furnishing site Christian Ladd is running a major anniversary sale this month. They have beautiful napkin rings, placemats (also adore these for Valentine’s Day!), and coupes on sale for up to 75% off. The coupes would be ideal for serving up that mezcal cocktail I’ve been raving about…
P.P.S. Chic home finds for under $100.
P.P.P.S. Musings on the differences between a background in STEM vs the humanities.