*Image via Douglas Friedman.
My Latest Snag: New Minnow for the Children.
We are beach-bound the end of this month and I have socked away this suit for mini and these matching boardies for micro — I rarely buy things full price for the children, but I just loved the print! I also set aside matching jammies (these for mini; these for micro — both currently on sale for $30 a pop) for the trip. I’d like to find a few other cute outfits for them to wear anew on the trip and will report back with my finds.
P.S. Swimsuits for littles, all under $31. Southern Smocked Company’s styles are all 40% off ATM!
You’re Soooo Popular: Early Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
PERFORMANCE SHELL SKI JACKET WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH POCKETS — THIS HIGH-QUALITY AND DURABLE SKI STAPLE AT HALF OFF IS WORTH BUYING OUT OF SEASON
ZIP-FRONT HOODED TRENCH COAT FROM BARBOUR IN A STORMY BLUE — ON SALE!
DEEP NAVY CROCHETED CARDIGAN WITH DAINTY SCALLOPED EDGES
ICONIC COLLARLESS DOEN JANE BLOUSE WITH STUNNING BILLOWY SLEEVES IN A LIGHTWEIGHT WHITE ORGANIC COTTON
BEIGE PATENT LEATHER FLAT STRAPPY SANDALS…SUCH AN EFFORTLESSLY CHIC VERSATILE SHOE FOR SUMMER
CLASSIC BREATHABLE LINEN HIGH NECK ROMPER WITH BLACK TRIM AND FRONT POCKETS
EMBROIDERED PINK GINGHAM LARGE ZIP-UP WATERPROOF BAG — THE PERFECT SIZE FOR ALL THE POOLSIDE ESSENTIALS
NEON YELLOW GINGHAM ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT FOR THE LITTLES WITH ADORABLE TIE STRAP DETAIL (MINI OWNS THIS ONE! IT HAS A FUN TEXTURE)
HIGH NECK RACERBACK WORKOUT TANK TOP IN BLACK
PORTABLE MOSQUITO WIPES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY — A POCKET-SIZED LIFESAVER ON WOODED HIKES AND CAMPING TRIPS
LIGHTWEIGHT RUNNING SHORTS WITH WIDE ELASTIC WAISTBAND IN A BEAUTIFUL LILAC
LEAKPROOF FIVE COMPARTMENT REUSABLE SNACK DISPENSER FOR THE LITTLES
SMOCKED DENIM MAXI DRESS WITH TIE STRAP DETAIL — SUCH A SIMPLE, YET CHIC EVERYDAY FROCK
OLIVE POINTELLE-KNIT SLEEVELESS TOP WITH SCOOP NECKLINE AND RIBBED HEM
CRAYOLA COLOR CHEMISTRY SET WITH 50 EXPERIMENTS TO KEEP YOUR LITTLES BUSY ON A RAINY DAY
Weekend Musings: Resisting the Drum Roll.
There was an interesting anecdote in Dave Grohl’s memoir in which he shared that the bassist from his first band sat down to play with him and told him at the outset: “No drum rolls for the next thirty minutes of playing.” About a minute into the session, Grohl reported an irresistible urge to do a drum roll, but he locked eyes with the bassist and persisted in keeping the beat. A minute later, he again struggled through another urge — then another, then another. At the end of the session, Grohl reported himself a changed musician. He had learned to exercise restraint, to sit in a groove, to maintain.
The anecdote bordered on the philosophical for me. I have been carrying it around since — in what areas of my life could I bring this less-is-more mentality to bear? It certainly adjoins the “confidence is quiet” framework. Creatively, there is a lot for me to unpack as well: how I might resist the drum roll in my own work? (Mark Twain: “If you can catch an adjective, kill it.”)
What do you think? Are there ways to resist the drum roll in your own work, life, etc?
Shopping Break: Tons of Fourth of July Sale Finds.
+These popular storage baskets are on sale!
+My best sale discovery this week: a set of three Hanky Panky undies for $28 (when added to cart). Less than $10 a pop! Ordered immediately. I like the colors of that set, but there is also a set of three in a darker color combo for about the same price here.
+Speaking of good deals on underpinnings: ThirdLove is running an up-to-70%-off sale! I know there are a few big fans among my Magpies. Right now, you can get a three-pack bundle of their seamless bras for $30 — usually $135?!
+This is an excellent, well-priced Vitamin C serum, and it is currently discounted. I still think Biossance’s formula is my favorite, followed by Ole Henriksen’s, but if you’re looking for a wallet-friendly option, I can’t rec this one enough. I find a lot of the less expensive Vit C products smell badly — this one does not, and it yields that great glow we all love. If you want to try the serum but want to add enough to your cart to hit the $35 free ship threshold, toss a few of these into your cart! Would make a great stocking stuffer or party favor — or just keep it on hand when you need to de-puff!
+This fun tiered midi dress is on sale! Such great patterns!
+These tapered utility pants are so chic.
+If you like the look of Supergas but are hoping for something with a bit more comfort/support, check out these chic and simple canvas sneaks from Cariuma. They have a memory foam footbed and come in tons of great colors.
+WOW J. Crew — the back of this dress!!!
+Love the neckline of this versatile black top.
+Have been hearing good things about this tinted “miracle balm.“
+This deep hydration sheet mask is in my cart — have heard good things.
+Speaking of Staud: love the colors of this striped ribbed knit dress.