My Latest Snag: Staud Garden Balloon Sleeve Dress.
Already covered this in a post earlier this week, but my Staud dress arrived and I am smitten! I shared a few snaps of myself in it on Instastory earlier this week and so many of you wrote to say you’d ordered it, too. The sleeves are super dramatic and of course I love a good toile. (A few of you also asked about the length — I’m 5’0 and I’d say it’s a little bit too long on me as it should hit well above the knee. I don’t usually wear mini dresses anymore but I thought the sleeves and the demureness of the print warranted it. I would say I’ll hem it maybe 2-3″. If you’re iffy on the length, Staud also came out with this tiered maxi version of the dress, which is so fun and dramatic, too! Would also work with a bump!)
You’re Sooooo Popular: My Bedroom Rug.
The most popular items on the blog this past week:
+This chic velvet dress (now on sale!)
#Turbothot: How to Be Happy (?)
It reminded me that happiness, like pressure, is at least in part an act of will. Or is it? After posting this here, Mr. Magpie and I got into a conversation about the plausibility of this statement and determined that it is overly reductive — though a good reminder that, like many hands, a good mood makes light work.
Post-Scripts: A REALLY Really Good Cocktail Dress.
+I’ve begun to buy Mr. Magpie what I call “cooking shirts.” He has splattered and stained so many shirts while elbow-deep in his latest cooking project that he needs an entire category of shirts reserved exclusively for his favorite hobby. These are welcome additions to the roster (extra 30% off!)
+Also — this leopard print maxi! So good. Wear with booties in winter and mules/slides in summer.
+I always find space for faux boxwood plants.
+Very tempting…so fun in that red!
+Really fun pillows to spruce up a living room.
+Super pretty dress for a bride-to-be at one of her showers!
+Adore these shorts.