Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 162: New Dresses + Kinder Seas.

My Latest Snag: A Staud Dress.

Did you manage to jump on the Staud runaway train sale earlier this week? So good. I bought this one. Still some incredible scores on offer at Saks. RUN. Will I look like Felicity the American Girl doll? Ha — no. I’ll make it work.

P.S. More fantastic dresses as we head into warmer weather and my spring shopping list.

You’re Sooooo Popular: A Stunning Sunshine Yellow Dress.

The most popular items on the blog this past week:

+This stunning dress, which is currently over 50% off.

+A gorgeous floral from RL. It reads more like a moody LoveShackFancy though. Into it.

+Pretty everyday earrings.

+Fun sub for a classic tee — I’d wear this under white overalls.

+Chic beach chair.

+Micro’s seat. We mainly use it in the living room. So nice to have extra spots to secure him for a time — he is SO mobile.

+Gorgeous tea towels to spruce up your kitchen.

+The cutest little toile skirt (a steal!)

+Classic denim shortalls for a little boy for a Tom Sawyer moment this summer.

+In love with this traditional pattern.

+The world’s best vanilla extract for your next baking project.

+Use this at every single mealtime.

#Turbothot: A Wish for a Friend in Troubling Times.

I have many friends and loved ones enduring particularly stressful situations right now–pregnant friends, doctor friends working the ER in NYC, friends who have had to relocate amidst all of this (can you imagine moving against your will with two children under two because mold has been found in your apartment in the context of this shut-down?! how?!), friends who have lost loved ones, friends who have lost jobs, friends who started new businesses just before the outbreak that are now buckling under the financial pressure they are suddenly facing. I listen to them; I rather uselessly repeat things like “I can’t imagine” and “I am so sorry you have to go through this,” phrases I have at the ready for situations like this. But this might be better-put, plucked from a letter from Emily Dickinson to her own friend nearly two centuries ago:

P.S. I have also sent a few close friends weathering storms of different kinds little gifts over the last few weeks. Some great gift ideas for girlfriends here.

Post-Scripts.

+There is a fantastic children’s sale going on at Ellifox right now featuring so many of my favorite brands — just use code SPRING30! Mini already owns this and this, and I currently have this in my basket for FOJ (and this coordinating jon jon for Hill), this for a summer picnic, this for micro.

+These white leather t-straps are amazing — they fit like a sneaker but are dressy enough to be worn with a jon-jon or dress. Similarly, I buy mini a pair of cotton t-strap sneakers and slip-ons from Spanish brand Cienta every summer and they work with dresses, too.

+I can’t get over this mural. What a clever (and affordable) way to completely transform a room without the exorbitant cost of wallpapering. In an entryway?! Are you kidding?!

+This is a good price for a statement-making lamp — would love this in a room with a more masculine vibe.

+Bought one of these fabric face masks — for each one purchased, A+O donates one to communities in need. I’m dubious about how effective these cloth face masks are but am following my marching orders — New Yorkers are required to wear these.

+Dreamy, easy-to-wear summer dress — perfect and accommodating for an expecting mom at a late summer baby shower. Look for less with this.

+This gorgeous Self-Portrait — which I know many of you LOVED — is now marked down to 50% off.

+In love with the green print on this well-priced quilt.

+Green satin never looked so good. These shoes have all the markings of a Magpie purchase: highly impractical, involving a bow, and in a color that will be difficult to match. HA. Seriously — I love a good frivolous shoe.

+This lilac evening gown is absolutely perfect.

+These trousers are FUN.

+A precious cashmere hat for an itty bitty baby (mini had a similar one), discounted Kissy Kissy, and your son’s Sunday best look, sorted.

+A must for outdoor dining.

9 Comments

  1. Love this “kinder sea” sentiment! So eloquently put.

    I adore that gingham Innika Choo dress! Heart eyes.

    xx

    1. I’m in love with Innika! I have a few of her pieces and wear them season after season. xx

    2. That’s so good to hear, because I bought the linen romper you posted yesterday after messaging you about sizing 🙂 Really excited to wear it, if the weather ever warms up!! xx

    3. Yay!! I have been wearing spring/summer clothes for the past few weeks since I’m inside anyhow…it’s been so lovely to have bare legs again! I always feel most comfortable and most myself in a dress. xx

    4. I love this idea! I may have to try the same on days when I know I won’t be venturing out of the house. 🙂 xx

  2. “I wish you a kinder sea.” Oh how perfectly put – thank you for sharing!! I may just have to borrow this in the coming days and weeks.

  3. Ha! That dress *does* have a colonial vibe, doesn’t it? Or maybe a Jane Austen heroine? But I don’t doubt that you will pull it off. I ordered the mint green number from Red Dress that you linked to last month and I looked like a sister wife so I sent it back! Trying again with a shorter dress from anthro since they are 50% off.

    We loved those white keds last summer! Debating a new pair for this year but can’t decide how I feel about the flower on the strap for the larger sizes.

    Here’s to a kinder sea for us all!!

    1. Yes – YES! Jane Austen FTW. I’ve longed to be one of her heroines for decades now. This is my ticket.

      That’s so disappointing about that Red Dress situation! It was so cute online.

      xx

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