The Fashion Magpie Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 248: Getting Caught in the Rain.

My Latest Snag: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse + Treatment.

I’ve written about this trending apple cider vinegar rinse (currently 20% off + free ship with code GIFTEASY) a few times, but my products just arrived and I’ve been able to test them a bit. My early review is that I really (!) like the way my hair and specifically my scalp felt after I showered with the rinse — it’s hard to describe, but it felt so clean after, and my hair felt springier at the roots. But the main shock for me, after showering with the rinse and then spritzing on their leave-in treatment, was how smooth and tangle-free my hair was. My hair gets really tangly because I have fine hair and a lot of it, and I’m always working my way through knots for a while after I get out of the shower, even after using conditioner. My comb literally slid through my hair! The next morning, after letting my hair air-dry, the texture of my hair was markedly softer and — I swear — shinier. I am mystified. I am going to continue to test because I do sometimes think that when you switch between regimens/products, you notice an immediate difference just because it’s a shock to your hair the first go-around. But early results are very promising…

If you’re worried, I didn’t find the scent too powerful. I mean, it definitely smells like vinegar when applying but it doesn’t linger.

You’re Soooo Popular: Sequins + Gifts.

The most popular items on le blog this week:

blog best sellers december 2021

WHITE BLOUSON SLEEVED TOP

ZIPPERED POUCHES — MY SECRET TO A TIDY PLAY ROOM

MY CHRISTMAS EVE DRESS — LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF US WILL BE TWINNING IN SPARKLES!

MY GLITZY NEW HEADBAND — SHE ARRIVED AND I ACTUALLY CAN’T BELIEVE THE QUALITY FOR THE PRICE…OBSESSED! I THINK WE BACK-ORDERED THE SILVER BUT I ALSO LOVE THE GOLD OR CHAMPAGNE COLORS

GORGEOUS MARIGOLD COLORED COCKTAIL DRESS (!!!)

J. CREW MOCKNECK (I BOUGHT IN PINK)

GIFT TAGS — IF YOU ORDER TODAY, YOU MIGHT JUST LUCK OUT WITH HAVING IT ARRIVE A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS…AND IF YOU CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG, THANK GOD FOR PRIME’S OPTIONS HERE AND HERE

$25 CHELSEA RAINBOOT (SO CHIC — CAN’T BELIEVE THE PRICE)

SOLID CASHMERE SCARF (AT TIME OF PUBLICATION, AN EXTRA 50% OFF)

PERSONALIZED NAME SWEATSHIRT

TRUCK AND HEART PAJAMAS FOR LITTLES

THE CHILDREN’S GIFT OF THE SEASON — ORDERED ONE FOR MINI FOR HER BIRTHDAY IN MARCH BECAUSE WE’RE ALL SET FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT CAN’T WAIT…!

APPARENTLY THIS IS THE PERFECT YEAR-ROUND, SEASON-LESS CANDLE

CUSTOM NAME SUNGLASSES FOR A LITTLE ONE

A TOY I WILL MOST LIKELY REGRET BUYING BUT KNOW MY SON WILL LOVE

GAP MODERN CREWNECK TEE

Weekend Musings: Getting Caught in the Rain.

There is a wonderful lyric from a Lake Street Dive song:

“Even the weatherman gets caught in the rain sometimes.”

Just a reminder that, despite every precaution and all manners of forethought, happenstance happens.

I write this on day twelve or two hundred of quarantine. Nine days into quarantine (while my husband was self-isolating from the children and I), we learned that my son had tested positive, and, because he was/is asymptomatic, we would have to restart quarantine from day 1. We believe he had two false negatives earlier on in quarantine using rapid results tests and had probably had COVID the entire time we were quarantining because I just can’t figure how he’d have caught it in the interim seeing as Mr. Magpie was fully isolated from us and we did not cross paths. (Lesson learned: trust only PCR.). Trying to focus on the positive: he has no symptoms, praise God; my daughter and I continue to test negative on PCR; and my husband is now out of self-isolation, so he is able to help with the children. We’re trying to rebrand this situation as the coziest Christmas season ever, and we’ve made countless ornaments, baked countless cookies, broke into some of our good wine reserves, and listened to Christmas music the entire time. Still — mama mia, it’s been a rainy season over here!

(Written somewhere between “this, too, shall pass” and “when it rains it pours.”)

Post-Scripts.

+In case you’re looking for a last-minute pair of Christmas pajamas that aren’t too pricey! Love the classic styling and the price is right!

+Perfect tiny snow shovel for little ones. My parents-in-law just dropped of a classic Flexible Flyer (we had the same one growing up!) and I just added two of these discs to my cart for my next Target order. This is the kind of thing that always catches you unaware — the first snowstorm comes out of nowhere, and the local hardware shop will be sold out! (I am confused by the $8 price, though — why are these similar looking ones $45 at LL Bean?)

+Love these 327s in the rose color!

+Isabel Marant vibes. (More chic fair isle here.)

+This embroidered hat is so beautiful! (More chic cold weather accessories here.)

+My M-I-L sent one of these snowman maker molds to mini a few years ago and we loved using it during the snows in Central Park! Now we will have tons of space to make an entire village in our yard!

+OMG this Zimmermann beauty!!! Perfect spring/summer wedding guest situation.

+Love this sleek black jumpsuit.

+Cute and classic sweater in great colors, on sale for $44!

+And this fair isle snowflake sweater is also chic — reminds me of something LoveShackFancy would make!

+Speaking of LSF, they just launched a ski wear collection that is getting a lot of buzz. These ski leggings would turn some heads!

+This wall-mount wine rack would be a great way to forge your own wine cellar area. Also smart for a small apartment!

+Sweet scalloped acrylic frame for prints or memorabilia in a little lady’s room.

+Emerson Fry sequin vibes for under $60. (Or slurge on E.F.!)

+Speaking of sequins, this burgundy sequin midi is beyond chic and currently 40% off!

+Another pair of shoes inspired by the trendy Mach and Mach styles.

+This jacket is outrageously fun.

+This inexpensive waffle cardi looks like heaven to throw on around the house.

+Ordering this stationery for my children. More cute stationery for littles here.

+Bath toys are a great fallback gift for a child. Love these squirties, Glo Pals (ordered these for my son’s stocking), and tub stickies.

+This $99 pleated knit dress is SO fab, especially with a pair of suede boots!

4 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear your COVID home bound situation. Ugh! Sending you lots of healthy wishes.
    I had read about dpHue ACV products and was pleased to see your response on it. I have been making my own ACV rinse and love how it cleans the scalp, and hair.
    If you want to go the homemade route, I also added this shine product and was very pleased with my shiney hair. Put it on AFTER shampoo and conditioner! It’s good!
    https://www.amazon.com/amika-Flash-Instant-Shine-Mask/dp/B0843HJ22Z/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?crid=39BNATTNVS2CA&keywords=amika+flash+instant+shine+mask+sample&qid=1639265669&sprefix=amika+flash+instant+shine+mask%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFQNjYxTUg3UDFYREsmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxNjAwMjQzRFZNN0taV0hWS0Y2JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2Njk4NDgxNExCVVlKOUU0VVJDJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

  2. Jen, I am so sorry that you all are still quarantining, and that micro tested positive as well. I’m so glad he’s asymptomatic and that Mr. Magpie seems to be on the mend! Sending many prayers for you all during this holiday season.

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