My Latest Snag: The Monogrammed Lunch Box.
I wrote about mini’s upcoming enrollment in a twos program and all of the related supplies in a post not long ago, but wanted to share that I ended up buying one of the Oh Mint seersucker lunchboxes from Saddle Stitches (seen above, alongside a Cecil & Lou dress I bought last year but that still fits mini — they run BIG; similar here), a boutique that does the most incredible monograms on the Internet. Stunning, and with infinite permutations!
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Tropical Dress.
The most popular items on the blog this week:
+The tropical dress I wore to our nine-year wedding anniversary dinner at Rubirosa, one of the best pizza joints in NYC. It’s not a fancy spot, but I felt like getting dolled up and so I went for it. (More on this gorgeous label here!)
+Love the drama of this popover dress.
+I love these fleece jackets for little ones — no zippers, no buttons!
I had an interesting conversation with my sister, husband, and brother-in-law the other day: What is the biggest turnoff in a member of the opposite sex? Provocatively, Mr. Magpie and I essentially said the exact opposite of one another. (What does that mean?)
Mr. Magpie: Lack of confidence.
How bizarre is that?! It made me think a bit about gender norms and what must have initially endeared us to one another back when we were teenagers. (If I seemed confident back then, it must have been posturing? I think back on an eighteen-year-old-me and remember being highly pliable, but perhaps I have been mistaking impressionability for diffidence?)
At any rate: interesting cocktail party fare, or fodder for a boozy night with some gal pals, or just a casual chat with your loved one.
What turns you off in the opposite sex and why?
Post-Scripts: Dresses + Facial Oils.
+OK, this is a dream.
+RDR lookalikes — love the pearl trim!
+Love this plaid bag for fall.
+This highlighter has sold out quickly in the past.
+This bow-shouldered maxi is darling (and on sale for $40).
+A clever contraption for a baby who can sit up but isn’t quite ready for the open waters of the bath tub.
+Covet this satin bag.