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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 161: New Earrings + Normal Days.

By: Jen Shoop

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:






You’re Sooooo Popular: Pretty Pajamas.

The most popular items on the blog this past week:

+Pretty, ultra-soft sky-blue pajamas.

+My favorite red wine glasses (second week running!)

+Beach picnic in style.

+I want this entire servewear collection.

+A peony pink sweater that transitions right into spring. I’d pair mine with white jeans, per usual.

+My favorite sweats.

+An elegant floral midi.

+People go insane over these leggings.

+Chic and versatile storage bins.

+Droppers and tiny sea creatures — have heard a bunch of you have been testing the “free the sea animals” activity from Mother Could, just like me!

+La Colombe draft lattes.

+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.


+Would love to pair my new Nicola Bathie earrings with a blue dress like this, this, or this.

+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.

+This pearl-adorned bag is SO me.

+Adding these chic leggings to my loungewear lust list.

+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.


+Spring scores you need to see.

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 161: New Earrings + Normal Days.

  1. LOVE your cameo earrings! So pretty. The blue & white dresses you picked to go with are each so beautiful!

    Reading your blog has been a calming constant during these weeks of isolation. Thank you for continuing to post!


    1. Thanks, MK! It’s been my pleasure and relief to keep up the conversation with you all these past few weeks. I need it.

      Thinking of you all!!!

  2. I was just talking to a friend about how there are echoes of how I felt during the final throes of pregnancy in this present situation—specifically, the desire to stroll into a coffee shop and order a large cold brew without raising eyebrows—but your poem puts it much more elegantly.
    Among the upsides to quarantine (I keep telling myself, firmly), are the opportunity to spend much more time with my children and how wonderful our lives will seem as their vestiges slowly return.
    Anyways, your writing has been such a solace to me this past month — reading it is one of the few parts of my life that hasn’t changed. Happy Easter to you and yours!

    1. Claire – thanks so much for this sweet note. I’m so glad to hear that. On this end, writing daily and interacting with you lovely Magpies has afforded me a sensation of constancy and routine. Happy Easter to you, friend.

      And to your comment – I completely relate to that that. As in the final months of pregnancy, I also have the same sense that I am being propelled towards something — some end I desperately want to arrive! — and yet danger could befall me at any moment, and people are telling me to enjoy every moment I can. It’s such an uncomfortable headspace to be in. xx

  3. Those earrings!!!!! I’m DYING over them. Good pick!
    And that pearl handled bag is way too stylish!
    Wish I could see the $11 Olive dress! No link to see it.
    Be safe.
    Sending special prayers to you all!

  4. Those earrings are beyond. I’m so sad missed out before they went out of stock. I’m contemplating the pink pair.

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