My Latest Snag: Beach Gear.
We picked up a bunch of pieces for our beach trip this week, including top-rated Tommy Bahama beach chairs, this small hard-sided cooler in the fog gray color (contemplating getting a decal made with our last name on it to put on the front), and several beach toys, including these scoops, these sand castle molds, this toy set, and a Frisbee. I also picked up some extra sun protection for my fair haired boy in the form of rash guards from Target and Minnow.
I am kind of wishing we had the space to bring our wagon in our car! (If you don’t have one, this one is so chic!)
You’re Soooo Popular: Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
SUPER COMFY KNIT CREWNECK SWEATER WITH GIANT LOBSTER — SUCH A PLAYFUL PIECE, AND I THINK THE BOXY FIT IS SO CHIC
STRAIGHT-CUT COTTON LONG SLEEVE TOP IN PINK AND WHITE STRIPE PATTERN…EASY TO THROW ON AND A LAYERING STAPLE IN COLD MONTHS
VIBRANT GEOMETRIC PRINTED SLEEVELESS MIDI DRESS WITH PATCH POCKETS
NAVY WATERPROOF LOAFERS FOR THE LITTLES WITH RED CONTRAST LACE
OPEN-BACK COTTON-POPLIN APRON STYLE MIDI DRESS IN WHITE WITH CONVERTIBLE STRAPS — THIS DRESS IS SO VERSATILE AND A DEFINITE WARDROBE STAPLE IN MY BOOK
WOVEN BATHROOM WASTEBASKET WITH LID
SUPER CUSTOMIZABLE COLORED ZIP-UP POUCH WITH INITIAL MONOGRAM
ROSE CLAY RETEXTURING MASK FROM ORIGINS TO MAINTAIN FLAWLESS SUMMER SKIN
HUGE RECYCLED COTTON TOTE BAG WITH INSIDE POCKETS IN A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPE — THIS GROCERY-SHOPPERS BEST FRIEND IS ON SALE FOR HALF OFF AT TARGET CURRENTLY
EVERYDAY BOY’S PASTEL GREEN CLASSIC POLO FROM LACOSTE…40% OFF RIGHT NOW TOO!
HIGH-QUALITY LUMINOUS CREAM HIGHLIGHTER — GREAT AS PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY MAKEUP ROUTINE OR TO THROW IN YOUR PURSE FOR SOME ON-THE-GO GLOW
90s MUSIC TRIVIA CARD GAME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
SUPERGOOP SPF 35 MINERAL SCALP POWDER TO HELP AVOID THE DREADED SCALP SUNBURN BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOUR CHIC SUNHAT IS NOT ENOUGH PROTECTION
Weekend Musings: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus.
Earlier this week, I was reminded of an editorial by Frances Church, who, in 1897, responded to an eight-year-old’s letter asking whether there was a Santa Claus by writing:
“Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.”
The essay is a lovely reminder of the leaps of faith life asks of us. It is one of my father’s favorite little writings. He read it to us as children and the spirit of the letter moves me now.
You can read the entire editorial here.
+Oo this caftan!
+J. Crew’s sale is legit — stock up on kids’ stuff in particular! Micro’s striped shorts are currently $13, as are these versatile athletic shorts — and both go down to $9/pair if you buy more than three items!
+Adore these etched coupes.
+Love the color of this rash guard.
+This seersucker maxi dress is gorgeous!
+These espadrilles are so fun.
+Sweet bow shouldered top.