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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 233: Cruisin.

My Latest Snag: Suede Manolo Lookalikes.

ICYMI in yesterday’s post, thanks to Caitlin, these Manolo Blahnik-inspired suede flats are en route to me. I bought them in navy but also love them in the brown or dusty pink. I am daydreaming of wearing with one of these capes or a belted overshirt.

You’re Soooo Popular: Kitchen Rug.

The most popular items on le blog this week:

+Chic, S&L-inspired kitchen rug. I bought this in two sizes for two sides of our island, but they now have only the 2×3 left — only $15!

+Simple, versatile side table — get free shipping on this with code YOUPICK.

+Tiered floral dress perfect for the fall wedding circuit.

+$30 floral everyday dress.

+Biossance face oil — currently 30% off!

+Face mask chain for your little lady — I swear this will prevent the loss of a million masks over the course of a school year!

+Toddler caterpillar jammies.

+Striped nautical sweater.

+Floral tee for a little miss.

+Waterproof labels for little ones.

+Pastel Bentgo boxes. (Note that a reader wrote in to say these are on the heavy side — so if you are concerned about weight of your little’s backpack, maybe go with these inexpensive and lightweight ones, which I also own and love!)

+Best tights for tiny legs.

Weekend Musings: Cruising.

Mr. Magpie and I have the best memories of driving home from dinners out in Chicago with the music all the way up. Sometimes we’d even extend the ride home and just go driving, listening to music and loving on the city’s spectacular skyline at night. Last weekend, I drove home from a dinner with girlfriends and took the long way home, too, enjoying the long and largely untrafficked curves of Canal Road and Macarthur Boulevard at 10 P.M. I had the windows down and my “Cruise” playlist blasting: music that has flow and soul and tugs at all the right heart strings, and that you can occasionally find me singing at the top of my lungs:

HYPOTHETICALS X LAKE STREET DIVE

STAND BY YOUR MAN X TAMMY WYNETTE

DAYDREAMIN X ARIANA GRANDE

TINY DANCER X FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

TAKE YOUR TIME X AL GREEN FEAT CORRINE BAILEY RAE

STYLE X TAYLOR SWIFT

THERE’S YOUR TROUBLE X THE CHICKS

AIRSTREAM SONG X MIRANDA LAMBERT

CRAZY X WILLIE NELSON

(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS X NAT KING COLE

FLY ME TO THE MOON X BOBBY WOMACK

YOU GO DOWN SMOOTH X LAKE STREET DIVE

LOVE IS LOOKING FOR YOU X MIRANDA LAMBERT

I have a bunch of other playlists calibrated towards different moods — sometimes it feels good to blast “Whole Lotta Money” by BIA x Nicki Minaj. (I love the way she says “bodega” in that song.). And if you need a hype song — I mean, you’re dragging and you need a dance that is impossible not to dance to? — try “This Girl” by Kungs. YES.

What do you listen to when you want to cruise?

P.S. That brand-new-license feeling.

P.P.S. More memories borne of driving around Chicago.

Post-Scripts: Dusters + Dresses.

+A few of these popular dusters are back in stock!

+Love this blue plaid dress! Perfect with clogs…

+CHIC mirror.

+OK, River Island has some really great and on-trend scores ATM: this sculpted rib knit sweater in the forest green (!), this exaggerated collar style, and this embroidered flower pullover.

+Moda is offering an extra 20% off final sale items with code SALEX20, which has me lingering around this Brock skirt, which is sort of perfect for Thanksgiving!? Or maybe this skirt with this matching blouse!?!?!? Some of those pieces are like 85% off…eeeeee

+Speaking of Brock, I am drooling all over this dress. Weep.

+Cute monogrammed sweatshirt for a little man.

+$20 lookalikes for those Ugg boots micro wore all last winter, available this year in lots more colors, including girly ones! We really liked these because they were super-warm (lined), easy to put on thanks to velcro, and pairable with everything from sweats to jeans to khakis.

+More boy fall basics here.

+Into this fall plaid jacket.

+Another v chic fall bag option.

+Love this cropped puffer for a little gal — $30!

+Into the vibe of these belted pants for fall.

+Can’t stop thinking of these bow-topped heels for Thanksgiving/Christmas.

+Such a pretty waste basket!

+Peplum cardigan goals.

+Darling personalized sweater.

+I’ve heard mixed reviews about these Tula eye balm sticks but I think I’m going to finally test and will report back in my next honest review.

+This blouse!!! More chic blouses here.

+Another pair of jeans I’m intrigued by.

+I meant to include this in my children’s book roundup, but mini received one of these books for her birthday and it is another HUGE hit. Each page illustrates a portion of a famous symphonic work — love! I think I’m going to give these to all the little ones on our Christmas shopping list this year.

2 Comments

  1. Normally, I would say that my favorite driving music is DMB or Tom Petty or Bob Seger. But this is what actually happened yesterday: picture me in a ditsy floral jcrew dress, driving an explorer full of baby gifts and hand-me-down baby gear to my cousin’s shower, car dancing to Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin by MC Breed with the bass turned up. It was the first time I’d driven alone in a while and i made the most of it! I listened to an audiobook the rest of the drive, but I thoroughly enjoyed that throwback moment 🙂

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