*Image above via Mary Ellen Becker — absolutely swooning over this stunning entryway. Maybe the prettiest Christmas vignette I’ve seen this year?! Brava!
My Latest (Soon-to-Be) Snag: Bag Strap.
I have been hunting for a chic bag strap for a little gray teddy-textured pouch similar to this that I have so that I can wear it as a crossbody on school drop off days, and I am swooning over the options at Parker Thatch. I cannot decide between this pink/red stripe, this Gucci-esque style, or maybe this patterned one?! All of the stripes are so fun and eye catching. I need help — which one should I go with?! I’m leaning towards the pink/red.
You’re Sooooo Popular: A Feathered Button Down.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+This feathered button-down (daaaaamn!)
+One of my favorite dresses I purchased this fall, now marked down to under $160. Super flattering, super comfortable, and in a breathable, lightweight material.
+Our living room rug. I always get questions about this! Great neutral but with a print/interest.
+I swore by this body tonic while pregnant and have converted at least two dozen expecting moms to its magic. I think that stretch marks are hereditary but this was still unbelievable for relieving the dry, stretched, uncomfortable skin on my belly!
+Great treat for yourself: fun house slippers.
Weekend Musings: Signature Scents.
Do you have a signature scent? My mom is a big proponent of switching out perfumes every few months while my mother-in-law has worn Dior’s J’Adore for as long as I’ve known her, and I can’t think of my elegant grandmother without remembering her signature Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs scent (which my youngest sister now wears in her memory!)
I’m somewhere in the middle, having gone through phases of wearing one scent exclusively, testing a sampling, and now having firmly re-entrenched myself in Narcisco Rodriguez’s For Her scent, which continues to be my favorite scent (on me) of all time. I’ve worn it on and off since college (when I mimicked the chicest girl I knew by wearing what she wore — Chanel Coco Mademoiselle — for a spell, which smelled far too mature for me TBH) and I love the way it is both soft and feminine but spicy — j’adore.
Mr. Magpie hasn’t worn cologne since his early 20s but — is this weird? — I love his natural smell. He always smells clean? I don’t know how, but I married the cleanest man on earth! A reader recently wrote in requesting cologne suggestions and I came up dry for this reason!
What is your signature scent? What scents do you love?
Post-Scripts: Teddy Headband.
+Cutest teddy-style headband for $10! Much more reasonable than the $65 Loeffler Randall headband we were all gunning for…
+This beaded gingham baguette bag is giving me major Carrie Bradshaw vibes and I kind of dig it. Are we headed back toward late 90s fashion?
+I ordered these exact taper candles for our holiday table and they are the prettiest shade of muted moss green.
+If you need a small, last-minute gift for a little one (or a stocking stuffer for your own), these are amazing.
+Now this is a clever investment — works for any birthday at any age!
+Giving me Shakespeare in Love vibes, but modern-grandmillennial-chic? Perfect with tall suede boots.
+I feel like I want to live in this for the week between Christmas and NYE.
+This LSF dress is stunning…and 70% off.
+Gorgeous oversized lidded basket. Great for hiding toys in a communal space!
+Precious removable wallpaper — I’m thinking this would be insane in a little girl’s bathroom, or even her closet…or maybe lining the back of her bookshelf? Reminds me of TBBC’s Belle Meade Bow pattern!
+Speaking of bows: these leggings!
+This dress is so fun — and looks delightfully easy to wear.