My Latest Snag: Pink City Prints Dress.
I have been eyeing this brand for a long time after a reader recommended it maybe a year ago and — wow. They have such incredible styles right now. You can get a few of them at Tuckernuck with free shipping (and 20% off using code YOUROCK), and the brand’s website has even more available. I ordered this one, which has an Agua Bendita vibe, but rings it at under $200. I will say this brand runs roomy — I am going to add a belt over mine (something like this). I also adore this one!
You’re Soooo Popular: Early Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
WOVEN SEAGRASS FILE BOX ORGANIZER
PUFF SLEEVE MIDI DRESS IN AN ADORABLE BLUE PLAID — PLUS A SLIT FOR SOME EXTRA WARM WEATHER BREATHABILITY
LIGHT PINK SWIM SHORTS WITH CRANBERRY SPANDEX LINER FOR THE LITTLES
CREWNECK SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT FROM J.CREW…CAN BE MONOGRAMMED TOO!
BUTTON-UP UTILITY SHIRT DRESS, A VERSATILE SUMMER CLOSET STAPLE
KNIT MINI BAG WITH STATEMENT TASSELS
LONG-SLEEVE BUTTON-UP IN BLUE AND WHITE STRIPE
CROPPED WIDE-LEG PANTS WITH BOLD FLORAL BLOCK PRINT
TIERED MAXI DRESS WITH EYELET FLUTTER SLEEVES — AN INSTANTLY CHIC THROW ON PIECE
BALLOON SLEEVE WHITE BLOUSE WITH FLORAL EMBROIDERY AND EYELET DETAILING
GIRLS’ ACTIVE T-SHIRT WITH BUILT-IN UPF PROTECTION — PART OF THE CURRENT J.CREW SUMMER PROMOTION TOO
CLASSIC BUTTON-UP CHORE JACKET IN WHITE
NAUTICAL PRINTED SHORT SLEEVE PAJAMA SET FOR THE LITTLES
HAND BLOCK PRINTED EMPIRE WAIST MIDI DRESS WITH CROPPED BALLOON SLEEVES
SQUARE NECK TEXTURED ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT WITH TIE DETAILS AT THE SHOULDER
LITTLES’ STRIPED LONG-SLEEVE CREWNECK SHIRT WITH MONOGRAM
I love the musings from gifted writer Rachel Ringenberg on her blog, Erstwhile Dear. It may sound strange given my profession, but I am sparing with blog-reading — I strategically prefer other written forms because I find it is easier as a creative to work with my blinders on, not comparing myself to other folks in my lane. Rachel is one of the few exceptions. Her writing is quiet, intelligent, beautifully-formed, observant. I can’t not read her. She makes magic of the everyday stuff of life. Anyhow, she had a gorgeous little essay on Mother’s Day and the concept of “taking breaks” and I especially loved this insight: “At some point in the day I reflected on Mother’s Days of the past when I genuinely believed that I would in some way feel more treasured and special than I did on other days of year. Lauded was probably the word I was looking for. This expectation was entirely the wrong way to approach the day because it disabled me from enjoying the tiny special things that came about, distracted as I was in seeking my Greater Meaning.”
Life happens between the drumbeats, you know? I realized earlier this month that the heart of motherhood, for me, has not been grand gestures but the quiet repetitions of looking after small children. I would do well to continue to understand those tiny and often exhausting things not as “things to get through” or “things to do perfunctorily” but “things that make up the meat and substance of my life right now.”
+This chic and versatile mirror is 20% off. Would work above a dresser, a sink, a console!
+J. Crew’s latest slides remind me of something by Hermes.
+Fun chairs for a patio.
+A perfect white summer shirtdress. Nancy, this one could up your alley!
+These tailored shorts are so chic — and currently on sale for $56.
+This dress gives me Ulla vibes for under $150.
+For some reason I can’t get this footed bowl out of my head — so simple, so elegant, so…gracious? Like I see it and imagine a heap of cherries or peaches straight from the farm.
+Love these reversible placemats.
+This woven Kelly-style bag is under $70 and SO chic.
+Major drool over this maxi.
+This popular Thierry Coulson dress now out in a great new print.