Hola, chiquita bananas. A little accoutrement in the form of a blog post for your Saturday morning coffee + pastry…
The most popular items on Le Blog this past week:
+This mini succulent planter ($20!!)
+This excellent book of essays from Rebecca Solnit, described as “the antidote to mansplaining.” I just finished my copy a few days ago and it is a very worthwhile read. It led to a long and thoughtful conversation with Mr. Magpie about “rape culture” on campuses one morning on the way to my maternity check-up, including the charged-ness of the phrase itself — HA, casual, breezy, morning fodder, right?! I think you’ll find this book provoking and important.
+This Vivetta dress of my dreams (OMG OMG, it gives me all the heart eyes). If you are one of the chic ladies who snagged this gorgeous dress, send me a pic!!!
+PS — this TopShop fit and flare dress (so chic) — the most popular item from last week — was again popular this week on Le Blog, and it’s now 40% off, at $60!
This J. Crew lovely ($158) is pretty much summer in a nutshell. Stripes. Bow. Off-the-shoulder loveliness. AHHHH. Pink or blue!? I’m also going nuts over this striped OTS Alexis dress and (OMG) this Nordstrom find (love the cold shoulder detailing), both similar styles.
I mentioned this in my inaugural weekend vibez post, but I know I am mis-using the phrase #turbothot, and I don’t currrrr. I prefer to use it to refer to an intense thought-provoking discovery of the moment.
And this week’s has got to be a little newsletter subscription service I just signed up for called Polar. Each week, they feature a handful of contested topics and present op-eds on both sides of the political spectrum discussing it.
One thing I seriously valued about my undergrad experience at the University of Virginia was the culture of civil, respectful civic discourse it nurtured in its classrooms and beyond. I like that Polar is aiming for similar aspirations. The vitriol in which the current political environment is steeped is alarming.
On a lighter note, these beautifully organized pantries are the stuff of dreams.
And on a sweeter note, this post from the blog The Larson House (from last fall, so it’s a little old!) on a woman preparing to adopt a special needs child from China warmed my heart. In a subsequent post, she talks about this adorable children’s book, I Wished for You, and my eyes instantly welled up. So precious; so moved by the size of this blogger’s heart.
On a more superficial note…ha!:
+These ankle-wrap flats from J. Crew ($138) are so Chanel.
+LE PERFECT white tank ($48). Love the scoop neck and form-fitted-ness.
+The cutest reusable sandwich bags ($12). Probably intended for children, but I want them for me.
+This voluminous polka dot top from Tuckernuck ($78) is so on point RN.
+Ordering a set of these personalized cups ($48) for outdoor summer entertaining.
+Don’t forget to check Le Shop, which I’m constantly updating with great new discoveries.