My Latest Snag: La Ligne Sweater.
I shared this post on where to find La Ligne sweaters on sale last week and was still mulling over a favorite at the time of publication. I ended up with this one, which I think many of you did, too — we sold out some of the sizes! I can’t believe the deal. I am beginning to contemplate a fall wardrobe at the moment, and the main shopping items on my list are new sweaters (so many of mine are several years old) and clogs. A few clogs I’m loving:
THESE PASTEL BLUE ONES ($129!)
THESE EVERLANES (ON SALE FOR UNDER $70)
For sweaters on my super lust-list, I’ve been drooling over this ladylike peplum Alexander McQueen and cool girl Khaite for a long time. I’m going to be sharing a guide to my favorite sweaters at all price points in the next few weeks, as I’ve been on the hunt for my own shopping list — stay tuned!
You’re Soooo Popular: The Clare V. Crossbody.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+This Clare Vivier crossbody (perfection for fall — I guess a lot of us are beginning to think ahead to autumn!). I also love this discounted Clare V. tote for fall — the strap makes it highly functional for momming/working, and the suede is so yummy.
+Everyone loves this Mille dress as much as I do! I think of it as a slight departure from SZ Blockprints, but same general vibe/category.
+This chic striped pullover — apparently La Ligne’s bestselling piece!
+This ByTimo cardigan! Love all the details (exaggerated sleeve, pom poms!) and the versatile camel color!
+It would look fantastic with this very popular J. Crew blouse in the khaki for a little monochrome moment.
+This Horror-Vacui-esque $140 dress, for the third week running!
+Under-$100 plaid dress — great transition-to-fall piece. Could be layered with a cute cardigan and booties/clogs!
+Our reasonably priced outdoor cushions! So smart-looking.
+PERFECT solution for our Duplo collection. Would also be good for collections of Barbies or magnatiles.
Weekend Musings: On Avoiding Danger.
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.“
Wow! What a sentiment, and particularly arresting coming from a woman who faced perils and barriers with which most of us will never contend.
How does this jive, I wonder, with my own reflections on risk-taking? It is both alarming to think that my elaborate precautions as a mother in particular may not matter and — how to put it? — difficult to accept that those who take the path of least resistance in their own career paths may still wind up “caught,” in the sense that I have long romanticized the stability and calm of pursuing a more linear career. Still, I like the empowering subtext: just do the thing, because you may be no better off or more protected by not. In other words: raise your hand, take the shot, make the ask, volunteer for the task, apply for the outsized job, make the move. If you were waiting for a sign, let this post be it.
P.S. Adjacent thought: “No one will advocate for you. You must be willing to advance your own objectives or someone else’s will supersede your own.” (Lots of interesting comments on that post!)
Post-Scripts: Loewe Vibes for Less.
+OK, these $20 throw pillows from Target are AMAZING.
+Ordering these Manebi slides. The bow!
+A few of these very popular mules left.
+This ultra-popular wicker side table ($119!) is back in stock.
+Adore these etched glass goblets. So pretty in the green or pink!
+Most people know of Matilda Goad for her scalloped rattan lampshades, but OMG – check this deal out: $132 plus an extra 20% off this ridiculously chic breakfast set (orig $440). A great gift for an exacting MIL…or yourself.
+Itching to order this pretty Gucci lipstick in the “No More Orchids” color. The packaging is so pretty!
+Currently lusting after: Maygel Coronel swimsuits.
+Chic wrap sandals — love them in the suede blue color.