The Fashion Magpie Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 266: Truths in the Trees.

*Image via Marco Mansi.

My Latest Snag: White Denim Shorts.

I think like many of you, I purchased these Parker long shorts this week (more sizes here). So many of you Magpies have raved about the denim shorts from Agolde — a bit longer with more of a perspective. I will report back on length as I am short! I like the idea of pairing these with a crisp white blouse like this or a statement top like this.

P.S. More spring/summer shorts for men and women here.

You’re Soooo Popular: Spring Finds.

The most popular items on Magpie this week:

bestselling spring fashion

HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT IN CANTALOUPE

BRIGHT PINK BRAZILIAN LEATHER STRAPPY SLINGBACK HEELS

SHORT SLEEVE FLORAL PRINTED TOP WITH SMOCKED BODICE AND PEPLUM HEM

BOYS’ ELASTIC DOCK SHORTS WITH EMBROIDERED SAILBOATS

TIERED MIDI DRESS WITH PUFF SLEEVES (WHAT I’M WEARING TOMORROW FOR EASTER!) — LIGHTWEIGHT POPLIN IS PERFECT FOR WARMER WEATHER

BRAIDED BOHEMIAN JUTE RUG FEATURING CONTRASTING SCALLOPED EDGES

TAN LEATHER SLIDES WITH SCRUNCHED STRAP

PERSONALIZED COLORED SUNGLASSES FOR THE LITTLES

LETTERPRESS MAP OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

LIGHT GREEN MIDI DRESS WITH DETACHABLE STRAPS…THIS PRINT EMBODIES SPRING

LIGHTWEIGHT FLUTTER SLEEVE DRESS FROM TARGET

ELEGANT ACRYLIC CLUTCH WITH PEARL BORDER

AMLACTIN FOOT REPAIR CREAM — A LIFESAVER FOR DRY SKIN

LARGE NEOPRENE TOTE IN CORAL — PERFECT FOR BEACH DAYS!

Weekend Musings: Just as the Calendar Begins to Say Summer.

There is a poem by Mary Oliver called “Just as the Calendar Begins to Say Summer” in which she presents the relief and “unlearning” she enjoyed during summer breaks from school as a child, when she could forget “two times two, and diligence, and so forth” and instead dial in on the beatitudes of nature:

“the way the river kept rolling its pebbles,

the way the wild wrens sang though they hadn’t a penny in the bank,

the way the flowers were dressed in nothing but light.”

(That last line, though — !!)

I feel differently from Oliver about school, and have never considered “nature” and “the classroom” as antonyms, but find myself increasingly interested in the natural world: the birds in our yard, the fox that trotted up my driveway (and scared the bejesus out of me to be honest), the types and densities of trees and flowers in our neighborhood. I am aware of the way the screen of branches outside my writing studio shapes and soothes my thoughts. I feel increasingly that — well — there are truths in the trees.

Shopping Break.

+This popular Target dress is currently on sale.

+It’s nearly nap dress summer season! I have to say that I briefly felt tired of nap dresses after absolutely LIVING in my winter tartans (layered over turtlenecks), and when I packed for Charleston, I decided against including one in my suitcase. But then. I can’t explain it — the turn in weather? The sighting of a gal wearing a nap dress when I was sitting outside enjoying wine with girlfriends in Alexandria this week? The pic of this chic pea wearing a nap dress while taking her children around Disney? Suddenly I’m reminded of all the virtues of the nap dress and wanting a new Ellie in a spring print, and this navy shirtdress is SO my vibe, too.

+Some great finds at Outnet: this Ulla top and this Ulla dress, which would be perfect (!) for a Baptism or summer wedding or garden party!

+I cannot believe this top is from Banana Republic. Looks like something from Alexis!

+This dress reminds me of Zimmermann, but is under $150.

+This $20 embroidered bubble for a baby!

+Ordering a few more shorts for micro — these are billed as swim trunks but I think could double as a “play in the park / backyard just in case we get wet” type situation and this fun ice cream print pair. More shorts for little ones here.

+Now THIS is a swimsuit. Oo la la!

+Love this polo in the “outback green” color.

+This floral mini is adorable.

+Sweet invitation for a one-year-old’s birthday party.

+Cute stationery for littles.

+Love these bamboo straws for summer cocktails. (Perfect with this one.)

+Chic, easy everyday dress — would work with bump, over swimsuit, with sneakers, with sandals!

+White blouses are my weakness. This is a good one and under $100.

+Attractive sling chairs for the beach.

+Fun pick if you’re already thinking ahead to FOJ.

+I have been hoping to find this VB jacket on sale for weeks now…more cute patchwork finds here.

+LOVE these linen shorts.

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