My Latest Snags: Nicola Bathie Cameo Earrings.
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I am in love with the jewelry Nicola Bathie makes. I have several pairs and just added these stunning blue cameo earrings to my collection. Happy Easter to me!
They are insane! I could not decide on which pair I wanted for about a week — I literally would stare at multiple different tabs in my browser debating. I whittled it down to these blue ones and these green ones, but in the end, I wear a lot more white and blue than I do green, so blue it was.
Love supporting this female entrepreneur during this difficult and uncertain time.
A few other female-run small businesses I love:
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You’re Sooooo Popular: Pretty Pajamas.
The most popular items on the blog this past week:
+My favorite red wine glasses (second week running!)
+A peony pink sweater that transitions right into spring. I’d pair mine with white jeans, per usual.
+These activity trays seem at first glance so frivolous, but they’ve been a gamechanger for me. I like to set up two options for activities for mini and let her pick what she’d like. Sometimes it’s just crayons and some new print-out coloring pages; sometimes it’s waterbeads; etc. It gives her some sense of choice and me peace of mind that crayons are less likely to go rogue. I think it also maps to her Montessori education, where each activity has its own tray and designated spot on the shelving.
#Turbothot: In Praise of a Normal Day.
I wrote about this lovely poem last July — nearly two months into caring for my second baby — and man does this supplication ring true now. Re-sharing it here as we all long for the return normal days.
Normal day, let me be aware
of the treasure that you are.
let me learn from you, love you,
bless you before we depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
let me hold you while I may,
for it may not be always so. one day
I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself tart,
or raise my hands
to the sky and want, more
than all the world, your return.
P.S. Another poem I love.
+This $78 dress looks like Self-Portrait and I’m obsessed with it.
+This toile maxi dress is EVERYTHING.
+URGENT: Matches is running 20% off most of their site, including SALE, which means now is a good time to snap up an on-trend Loretta Caponi, an elegant and versatile Saloni, vacation-ready Juliet Dunn, or a splurge from ultra-covetable label Horror Vacui or Beulah. I personally could not resist this piece from Emilia Wickstead!
+Adore this cherry red skirt. Perfect FOJ wear.
+An easy black dress to throw on at home.
+This dress (which gets great reviews), in the olive green, for $11?! Just added to my next order. Would pair with either GG sneaks or Hermes Oran sandals for a no-fuss summer look.