My Latest Snag: Sweatshirts.
Ah! I’ve never been big into athleisure but I have to say I’ve been living in my expanding collection of sweatshirts this year. I have been loving this J. Crew sweatshirt in the camel over turtlenecks with light-wash denim, this lightweight hoodie for layering under coats, and this Isabel Marant in the ecru color with any wash denim.
P.S. More chic sweatshirts here.
P.P.S. For at-home, this $28 steal gets great reviews and works with modest pregnancy bump, I am told.
You’re Sooooo Popular: Joggers.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+These $10 Target slippers are an Internet sensation. (Also a good stocking stuffer/add-on gift for a teen?)
Weekend Musings: Valarie Kaur, Self-Love, and the Community.
Earlier this week, I stumbled across an excerpt by Valarie Kaur, an author, civil rights attorney, and filmmaker, that I’ve been sitting with since:
“Loving only ourselves is escapism; loving only our opponents is self-loathing; loving only others is ineffective. All three practices together make love revolutionary.”
Kaur is talking about big and sweeping things here that feel a little daunting on a Saturday morning, eliciting something of the backwards stagger I experience when thinking about outer space and some of the mysteries of the Catholic faith. (What does she mean by “loving only others is ineffective”? I strain at that notion, though I understand on a functional level that it would be impossible to entirely give to others without tending to oneself.) But I thought it was a stirring extension to or inversion of something a Magpie wrote in response to my ambling musings on the often co-opted concept of “self-care“: Joyce wrote, “It can feel like we are being told to ‘self care’ our way out of…injustices or simply areas of life where we need outside help. (Personal example: childcare.)”. Both Kaur and Joyce are grappling with the conditions of self-love within a community — but from opposite sides of the telescope.
Any thoughts, or do you need your coffee first? (Ha. Bringing down the hammer at 5 a.m. on a Saturday over here.)
Post-Scripts: The Wreath Serving Tray.
+Uber-minimalist approach to holiday decorating. (Is it a tree or not…?)
+Such a pretty white midi dress — reminds me of LoveShackFancy, but costs $130.
+In love with all of these jeweled mules from Birdies!!! Quick, they are selling out!
+These might be the cutest roller skates I’ve ever seen. Is roller skating back? If so, this is a cute teen gift.
+I can’t stop thinking about this rib knit sweater dress in the oatmeal heather color. Chic chic chic chic. With my Paris Texas boots? Doneeee.
+These beaded burst earrings are incredible.
+I’ve had a lot of sweet emails and direct messages from readers telling me how much they appreciated my re-conceptualization of “chores” as part of the architecture of my day.
+So many of the outfits here would make precious Christmas Day looks for your family.