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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 262: Oscar Nominees + Spring Footwear.

By: Jen Shoop

My Latest Snags: New Shoes for Mini and Micro.

Well, spring is just about here. My daughter traipsed around in a strange mismatched outfit the first day it hit 70 this week — striped Petit Bateau tee, differently striped Classic Prep shorts, and pink sandals too small for her feet — and I realized I needed to place some orders. I bought micro these sage green Vejas, as a lot of his wardrobe is skewing that way thanks to Minnow’s darling clothing options. He also has these slip-on plimsolls in the canvas/white color for slightly dressier occasions, and I’m going to buy him the next size up in these inexpensive sandals from Target, which are SO easy to put on (velcro in back) and great when kids’ afternoon involves pool/sprinkler. (I especially liked these in NYC, when my children seemed always to wind up in the splash pads of Central Park’s playgrounds. So fun for them. Natives are also a good option for that lifestyle.). Speaking of, I also just added Natives in red for micro and in the beautiful skip blue for mini to my cart. Mini is set with sneakers — she has these Vejas and a new pair of Golden Goose sneakers I found in pristine condition at TheRealReal for a song — but I did order her white Cienta t-straps (<<ON SALE!) and the two open-toed shoes in my cart are these sandals and these ones (in lavender — I know the white or metallic are much more practical but I just love that color so much!) for her for the summer.

More cute spring footwear for littles here.

You’re Soooo Popular: Spring Finds.

The most popular items on Magpie this week:

popular spring fashion and accessories

CLASSIC FLARED TROUSER IN BLACK

GINGHAM SHEET SET — GRAB THESE WHILE THEY ARE OVER 50% OFF

MINT COLORED WOVEN TOTE FROM NAGHEDI

70’S STYLE LOW TOP CONVERSE

FLIP FLOPS WITH BOW DETAIL FROM TARGET — COMFORTABLE AND CHIC!

EMERSON FRY PRINTED MAXI DRESS WITH SUBTLE PUFF SLEEVE

SAGE MOCK NECK SWEATER FROM MADEWELL

MARGARITA SALT TO ELEVATE AT-HOME HAPPY HOUR

SMILEY FACE NEEDLEPOINT KEYCHAIN

FRESHWATER PEARL NECKLACE WITH COLORFUL BEADS — SUCH A UNIQUE PIECE

MONOGRAMMED CUSTOM BASEBALL CAPS

“MAMA” AND “MINI” MATCHING NECKLACES…BOTH ADORABLE AND ON SALE

FLORAL PRINTED LONG SLEEVE PAJAMA SET

ROUND POLARIZED SUNGLASSES FOR THE LITTLES

Weekend Musings: Oscar Nominees.

Have you watched many of this year’s Oscar nominees? I’ve only seen a few, but I did not like “Power of the Dog” (full review here — I know my take is a bit controversial as people seem to love this movie), I thoroughly enjoyed “West Side Story” (the lead gal’s voice!!! — I’d actually never seen the original and so was totally shocked by the plot, though I thought the lead guy was a bit wobbly in acting? I found him difficult to believe), LOVED “Dune” (epic in every sense — setting, music, scope of plot) but doubt very much it will win, and thought Will Smith in “King Richard” was dazzling. I typically find that it’s difficult to overlook the mega-famous, uber-celebrities in lead roles, i.e., “Oh look, it’s Will Smith pretending to play tennis” but I found him absolutely exceptional in this role. I forgot I was watching Will Smith! The movie was otherwise pleasant, watchable, and interesting (I loved learning about the Williams sisters), but I did not think particularly profound in the way I typically imagine Oscar winning films. It did not provoke or push me to think differently about the medium or even the subject matter. But Will Smith! Wow! Hope he wins for best actor.

I’d like to squeeze in viewings of “Nightmare Alley” and “Belfast” before the ceremony on the 27th — any other must-sees or endorsements? Who should win?

P.S. Some possible Oscar snack ideas in this post (scroll down for list of snack/appetizers organized by level of difficulty).

Shopping Break.

+J. Crew’s new arrivals are pretty fabulous —

ANOTHER AMAZING COVERALL-STYLE/UTILITY DRESS — LOVE THE ZIPPERED FRONT

THIS TIE-SHOULDERED TANK IN THE BLUE!

ADORE THESE PADDED SANDALSPUFFY IS IN THIS SEASON!

PATCHWORK IS ON-TREND ATM

+I’ve been seeing a lot of chic peas wearing dramatic quilted coats this spring, and this reversible (!) Veronica Beard has been getting a lot of attention. Also love this one from The Great and you can get the look for less with this (on sale from over $500 to $150! — love those pockets!) or this Target score (also available in a more cropped silhouette).

+Have you ordered an Easter dress yet? I’m planning on wearing this.

+These storage bins are a perennial favorite. Also love the look of these inexpensive ones for a pantry.

+Our dog loves the stuffed toys from Fluff + Tuff. Just ordered her this one.

+Cutest paper plates for a little spring gathering.

+These are must-have for swim/sundress season.

+Adore these fun little earrings.

+In love with all the sweet prints at SunHouse Children at the moment. Love this suit and dress for mini, and these trunks for micro.

+At the other end of the spectrum: every kid needs a little rock and roll in his/her wardrobe.

+People swear by Agolde for denim shorts. Love this pair. Imagine with a blouse like this tucked in.

+These hand-painted birthday plates are so special.

+A few of this beautiful blue and white floral dress (heavily discounted) left.

+Cute little lounge outfit for a little lady for post-bath/post-pool/post-beach. Also love these striped sets for that purpose.

+New spring plates for your little ones.

+Cute Liberty-initial backpack for a little.

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12 thoughts on “Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 262: Oscar Nominees + Spring Footwear.

  1. I highly recommend Coda and Licorice Pizza if you haven’t seen them yet— both heartwarming but not saccharine!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am skittish about LP because I’m not a huge fan of Paul Thomas Anderson but definitely want to see Coda!

      xx

  2. Hi Jenn! I’m searching for dresses to wear for engagement photos near the monuments and Tidal Basin next month. I’m trying to find ones that are somehow classic/timeless but still youthful/fun.. not sure if such a combo exists. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

  3. Oh my gosh – I adored Belfast. Poignant, fab Van Morrison soundtrack, and the little boy (Jude Hill) is so. good. Highly recommend. Report back if you watch!

    1. Hi Virginia! We watched on Friday and really enjoyed it. I love Van Morrison. I found the toggling between the severity of the situation and the bursts of cinema and music disorienting in a really meaningful way — it seemed to in some way mirror the almost irreconcilable violence happening amidst the mundane/everyday/neighborhood. So far, I think Belfast is the top contender for picture of the year. I may have mildly enjoyed Dune more, but I think Belfast is a more deserving candidate in terms of artistry.

      xx

  4. I’m always looking for new work pants, and I’ve never heard of the brand Black Halo before. I might have to wait for a sale and order!
    I actually love the Spanx brand flare pants for professional wear. I was reluctantly influenced into ordering them but I’m glad I did. Thought I would share in case anyone else is looking but might not be able to spend $300!

  5. I’d love to order the little girl lounge outfit but the link just goes to the Old Navy main site. Does the outfit have a name? Thanks!

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