My Latest Snag: New Knits.
I made two knitwear investments this week that I am ecstatic about: this flounced cableknit sweater ($29! — can envision wearing it with my new jeans or a houndstooth skirt) and this bow-shouldered cashmere sweater tank. The latter is so impractical but I couldn’t resist the bows and everyone needs a special “going out” shirt to look forward to in the winter. I’m imagining it for some reason with a large black satin bow in my hair even though I’ve never worn anything like that before.
P.S. Speaking of knits, Target has the most darling knit rompers available for tiny baby girls, and they are all under $20 and selling fast. Get the La Coqueta look for a song! Also love this one (Thanksgiving?) and this one.
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Chic Fleece.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+This casual $30 fleece I have been living in post-workout.
+My favorite eye primer — I often wear this by itself, without eye shadow!
Weekend Musings: Advice from Octavia Butler.
I’ve had a couple of conversations with close friends working through challenging interactions with colleagues and family members in the past few weeks, and have had several occasions in those exchanges to share a quote I read earlier this year that has helped me gain perspective when I have felt hurt, misunderstood, or unfairly treated:
“If you understood how frequently people cope by projecting, you’d learn to take absolutely nothing personally.” — Octavia Butler
What I love about this quote is that it serves both self and other: it makes me feel better, but it is also rooted in empathy and the acknowledgment that other people are coping with their own, often invisible-to-me, troubles. Of course, the sentiment must not stand in for absolution when I have done the wrong thing or put my foot in my mouth, nor should it represent carte blanche forgiveness for unkindnesses at the hands of others. By try it on for size the next time you are on the receiving end of an uncharitable word. I think you’ll be surprised at how much perspective it affords.
Post-Scripts: Parenting Advice + Ballet Flats.
+$13 ballet flats for a little one.
+This cute dress is now available in four colors — I still love the brown for fall with suede boots but the beige and blue are incredible, too.
+I’ve never been big into combat boots (that is, besides those Chanel ones that are sold out everywhere and that everyone looks SO good in) but OMG are these chic or what?! I love the idea of pairing them with a sweater jacket like this.
+These Halloween jammies were just marked down to $30, with free shipping, in case you’ve been holding out for your little ones! (More Halloween pajamas here and more ideas on how to make this Halloween special here. You still have time to plan — but not much!)
+For some reason, this scallop-trim sports bra is only $7.70 in my size! Ordered immediately.
+Doen vibes for $60 — actually, for less than that, since it’s 30% off through 10/4 with code SHOP30.
+Chic storage bins for bulky bags of chips/cereal.
+Loving this $59 ribbed knit sweater.