My Latest Snag: New Nightgowns for Mini.
Mini prefers to sleep in nightgowns and I love them, too — not only because they are absolutely precious on a toddler but also because you can extend the life of a nightgown a lot longer than traditional top and bottom styles. Mini is tall and — at just over three years old — typically wears a size 4T, but we still have a couple of 2T nightgowns that fit in the rotation! At any rate, I bought her two new Petite Plumes, a sleepwear brand whose pieces hold up beautifully despite infinite launderings: this floral print and this whale print.
A few other nighties I love right now:
THIS NIGHTGOWN (WE OWN MANY SAL E PIMENTA NIGHTGOWNS — BEYOND)
P.P.S. Ordering this for myself ($20!!). Wish it also came in a midi length!
You’re Sooooo Popular: THE Mason Pearson Brush.
The most popular items on the blog this past week:
+My beloved Mason Pearson brush (currently 25% off — these never go on sale!)
+Tory Burch rose print shirt dress (on sale).
+Another TB maxi stunner (also on sale, with an extra 25% off with code EXTRA!)
+Most stunning Bernadette statement dress, marked way, way down.
+The wonder serum that is sold every 15 seconds (<<currently on very rare sale!). Very intrigued. Who has tried?
Weekend Musings: When Do You Read?
I have so many well-read, book-loving Magpies and I’m curious to know — when do you read? How do you make time for it?
The Kindle has totally transformed my approach to reading in the sense that I find it much easier, physically and mentally, to pop in and out of reading. When I have hard copies on hand, I find I will not read unless the circumstances are just so: a comfortable perch where I can rest the book on a pillow or on the bed, a quiet stretch of uninterrupted time. The Kindle has left me far more prone to read in small snippets on the Subway (back when I took the Subway — possibly one of the only aspects of New York I have not missed at all since the start of quarantine), while supervising mini in the bath, or during the odd couple of minutes where both children are happily preoccupied at my feet. Still, if I intend to make serious headway in my tsundoku pile (i.e., more than one book a month, which seems to be my chelonian pace these days), I find I have to put myself to bed around 8:30 p.m. so that I have a full and quiet hour to read before I find myself drifting towards sleep.
What about you? When are you most likely to read? How do you fit it into your life?
P.P.S. Who is in your personal canon?
+Thank you to the reader who pointed me in the direction of this adorable ($20!) strawberry blockprint tunic!
+Speaking of tunics — how GREAT is this?!
+In a similar vein: this gorgeous airy midi wrap dress (50% off!)
+Also loving this seersucker stripe suit — fantastic color palette.
+A $93 Self-Portrait score — perfect for a casual FOJ with white jeans!
+This ric rac trim dress makes me happy.
+Speaking of ric rac, in love with these pillow shams for a little boy’s room.
+Stylish French tufted bench pillows here!
+Super cute non-maternity dress that would work well with a bump.
+Gap has some seriously sweet diaper sets on offer right now — this looks like Liberty London!
+Vegan and gluten-free cookies safe enough for any school celebration — I love that this brand is run by a family!
+With code EXTRA, this stunning tiered dress is under $200!
+Absolutely obsessed with this scalloped sports bra.