My Latest Snag: Brock Collection Top.
There have been so many epic deals on the feminine pieces from Brock Collection, one my favorite high-end designers, lately, and I had to snag this pretty bow-shouldered white top (70% off!), also available in the sweetest floral print here. I also absolutely adore this floral print style.
P.P.S. Speaking of Brock, don’t miss out on their recent collab with my favorite children’s swimwear label, Minnow!
You’re Sooooo Popular: Le Cake Stand.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+Chicest electric kettle. (I’m so jealous! We already own a great one but I love the styling and colors this comes in!)
+Merino base layers have transformed my aptitude for running in super cold weather!
+I deploy these appetizer plates daily for a range of uses.
+Still a few of my beloved Rhode dress on sale for under $100!
+Easy, chic, slightly edgy pants to pair with pointed toe flats and a black turtleneck for an unexpectedly cool downtown mom look.
+We have these bookshelves in our living room — LOVE. Recently restocked.
+Bought this stationery for myself!
Weekend Musings: On Gaining Perspective.
There were so many exceptional variations on “The Pep Talk” from Magpies in response to last week’s icebreaker, but I wanted to single out Stephanie’s rejoinder to feelings of anxiety or instances in which we are aware that we are making a mountain out of a molehill:
Will this matter in a day? A week? A year?
Mr. Magpie often asks me this exact trio of questions when I am fretting over something, whether a protracted and heated customer service negotiation or a misstep in the writing of this blog or the shocking forgetfulness I displayed when I did not remember that mini had a half day at school a few weeks ago and showed up an entire hour late to scoop her up. (I was mortified and felt like a wretch for consuming the time of the faculty who stayed with her!)
The provocation invariably yields perspective, usually making me realize that whatever it is does not, in fact, truly matter, or that it cannot be materially changed by my hand-wringing. And more often than not, these questions assist in the crafting of a proportionate response to the incident at hand. In the case of forgetting mini’s half-day, I apologized profusely (through multiple media!), modified my calendaring system (adding a digital alert) for scheduled half-days in the future, and took the time to treat mini to a special afternoon snack to reassure her that she is the center of everything for me. And then I had to let.it.go. It was a mistake, not a symptom of my ineptitude or a pattern of behavior.
How do you achieve a sense of perspective in moments like these?
Post-Scripts: Jayson Home Sale.
+Speaking of children dining on the go, I just bought mini a few sets of this cutlery for her lunchbox. We had still be using these Beaba sets but she’s truly outgrown them as she closes in on four years old!
+Pretty spring dress for a little. Mini has owned this style in a few prints over the years and it’s an effortless style to pair with leggings or tights!
+J’adore these glitter shoes.
+These light wash denim shortalls for a baby girl are just beyond. Giving me major throwback Jordache vibes and J’ADORE.
+Love this floral print skirt.
+A huge drop of Ulla at The Outnet. I love their breezy midis and have been eyeing this dress (also avail in a cute midi) for like two years now! I think it’s time to pounce. (And this jacket means BUSINESS. SO CHIC.)