My Latest Snag: Turtlenecks.
I love a good turtleneck moment (I mean, can you even with Jackie’s Cartier wrist watch and houndstooth trousers?!), and can’t stop stocking up this season. I’ve ordered multiple tissue turtlenecks from J. Crew (the tartan!!!!), one of Everlane’s pima variations, and am absolutely lusting after a Wolford turtleneck bodysuit at the moment. However, I might go for Everlane’s $38 variation or Commando’s $98 style instead.
How many turtlenecks is too many turtlenecks?
You’re Sooooo Popular: The Lightweight Hoodie.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+This running jacket — on sale for 70% off (!) I bought it in ivory but it comes in a number of great colors and I am in love with it. I cannot believe how lightweight and breathable it is given how warm it keeps me, yet I’m never too hot in it. Frankly, I don’t get how it regulates the temperature but it does and I’m smitten.
+AirPods Pro. (Top seller for holiday gifts this year and currently still on sale!)
+This melamine dish set. (The chicest!)
+Janod DIY truck (great gift for children — has already sold out in select retailers).
+Ooly paint sticks — keep selling out! My children (1.5 and 3.5 are obsessed with these and I also just sent some to my nephews!)
Weekend Musings: What Makes You Weird?
The other day, I came across this quote from writer, producer, and film director Joss Whedon (brain behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, and more):
“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.”
I loved that. Some of my favorite qualities in my loved ones stem from their idiosyncrasies. I think, for example, of my older brother, who loved fantasy books (especially Redwall), constructed elaborate Lego worlds, wore a Zorro costume for months on end, and had an imaginary friend (named “Di”) when we were young. He was — and still is — fantastically creative and preternaturally able to grasp elements of character and narrative that are often lost on others. This has in turn led him to become an extraordinary writer, teacher, and academic — and one of the most astute judges of character I know.
What makes you weird?*
*I am anticipating that some of you may take issue with the term “weird” here — why must we “other” ourselves and our differences? I think Whedon is intentionally re-appropriating the word here.
Post-Scripts: The Wreath Serving Tray.
+This wreath serving tray is the perfect holiday cookie plate (and $15!)
+This accent cabinet sells out consistently. So cute (and such a great price!) for housing games in a family room or overflow serving plates in a dining room nook.
+A mom at my school wears this Arcteryx ski jacket on days with inclement weather and I have to say the hood design is genius. I think it’s specifically designed to work with a ski helmet but I am envious of the way it sort of juts out over the forehead, keeping it free from rain without an umbrella!
+In case you’re on the fence about a Dudley Stephens fleece (some divided opinions on the subject from Magpie commenters, though the majority seem very enthusiastic about them), this J. Crew terry turtleneck tunic situation is a lower pricepoint and achieves a similar vibe.
+This concrete table lamp (under $100) is striking.
+Pink, brocade, and bows…50% off…one left in my size. AHHHHHHH. Temptation island.
+Cute stocking stuffer for a tween/teen: personalized pencils.
+Mini is in love with these warm camp socks. She always asks for them!