My Latest Snag: Les $30 Blue Heart Earrings and Les Blues Nikes.
If hearts feel too frou-frou for you, check out this similar (and discounted!) top from Loretta Caponi for 60% off here.
P.S. More shirred/smocked/peplum tops along these lines here.
I also bought myself a third (!) pair of these Nike Infinity React sneaks since they were on sale and in the best shade of blue. (More cute pastel fitness finds I discovered yesterday here. I also ordered this earwarmer and I already own many of the other items linked, including this jacket, which I did not realize came in the prettiest shade of pink!)
You’re Sooooo Popular: Le Chic Maternity Dress.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+Most gorgeous maternity dress for all my expecting Magpies!
+Half-zip pullover for little ones (on sale!)
+Love the color of these Vejas.
+My new bag strap (under $10)!
+The Valentine’s Day jammies I bought for Hill (under $20 and just restocked!)
+The Valentines I bought for mini to pass out at school.
+$30 corded heart earrings. (I bought them in blue.)
I was profoundly moved by Maggie O’Farrell’s novel Hamnet and specifically by the acute portrait of a mother’s grief over the death of her young son. The passage below read exquisite and unbearable to me — so powerfully evocative of loss and the way a loved one’s death can feel irreconcilable with instinct:
“She, like all mothers, constantly cast out her thoughts, like fishing lines, towards her children, reminding herself where they are, what they are doing, how they fare. From habit, while she sits near the fireplace, some part of her mind is tabulating them and their whereabouts. Judith, upstairs. Susanna, next door. And Hamnet? Her unconscious mind casts, again and again, puzzled by the lack of bite, by the answer she keeps giving it: he is dead, he is dead. And Hamnet? The mind will ask again. At school, at play, out at the river? And Hamnet? And Hamnet? Where is he?”
The visual of her catch-less casting lingers, corrodes.
Oh, it is beautiful and truthful work! Please read it!
We chatted on this front recently, but what are you reading now? Anything else good?
Post-Scripts: Les $20 Heart Overalls for Littles.
+You know how I feel about SZ Blockprints — and I love this latest print!
+More pastel blue and white finds here!
+This artfolio is such a cute idea for car trips with little ones.
+Just added this gorgeous tablecloth to my basket as a possible starting point for my Easter tablescape. It’s on crazy sale for only $59!
+Speaking of Easter/warm weather — this hydrangea print dress is so beyond gorgeous…
+This $118 white linen shirtdress is the stuff of my Grace Kelly dreams.
+Darling embroidered floral dress for a little lady.
+These look wonderful paired with your favorite fancy sneaks and a striped tee.
+Do you rock a phone sling?