The Fashion Magpie Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 280: A Poem on Parenting.

My Latest Snag: Bandana Print Dress.

Saks went on a markdown rampage earlier this week and I snagged this bandana-print SEA dress I’d been eyeing. I have nothing like it in my closet and thought it would be a fun option for late summer. A few other great closeout-level deals at Saks…

THIS TIERED COTTON MAXI FROM XIRENA – SO FUN IN THE SUNSHINE YELLOW HUE

THIS $100 PARTY DRESS FROM FARM RIO

THIS YELLOW FLORAL CUTOUT STYLE DRESS FROM FAITHFULL

KISSY KISSY FOOTIES FOR UNDER $25!

CARA CARA DRESS FOR UNDER $130!

THESE TORY BURCH SHEARLING SLIPPERS FOR FALL…LOVE THIS FOR WEARING AROUND THE HOUSE!

You’re Soooo Popular: Summer Finds.

The most popular items on Magpie this week:

popular summer fashion

ROUNDED CERAMIC TABLE LAMP WITH BEAUTIFUL SCALLOPED RAFFIA SHADE

PINK PAISLEY LONG-SLEEVE RASHGUARD WITH FULL BACK ZIP — THIS MARA HOFFMAN PIECE IS ON SUCH GOOD SALE AT NEIMAN MARCUS IT IS PRACTICALLY IRRESISTIBLE

FOREST GREEN SHORT SLEEVE RAGLAN PERFORMANCE T-SHIRT FOR THE MR.

GAUZY COTTON BUTTON-FRONT BLOUSE WITH BAND COLLAR AND THREE-QUARTER SLEEVES

EFFORTLESSLY SIMPLE POPOVER WHITE HENLEY MADE FROM A COMFORTABLE COTTON JERSEY BLEND

STUNNING GODDESS-LIKE CHIFFON PLEATED MIDI DRESS IN PINK OMBRE WITH LONG, BILLOWING SLEEVES

SET OF TWO SHEER MOISTURIZING LIP TINTS FROM BOBBI BROWN — MY FAVORITE “BARELY THERE” LIP PRODUCT

SUSTAINABLY-MADE LIGHT-SUPPORT RACERBACK SPORTS BRA BY NIKE

OLIVE-TONED TAPERED HIGH-RISE UTILITY PANTS WITH PATCH POCKETS — ORDER A SIZE DOWN!

DECKED OUT BLUE PRINTED BACKPACK BEACH CHAIR WITH COOLER AND STORAGE POUCHES…BECAUSE RELAXING ON THE BEACH DEMANDS THIS LEVEL OF LUXURY

SUMMER MUST-HAVE WIDE-LEG BREATHABLE LINEN PANTS WITH THICK ELASTIC WAISTBAND

WOVEN RECTANGULAR VANITY TRAY TO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA ORGANIZATION TO ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOME

STRETCHY ATHLETIC SHORTS FOR THE LITTLES WITH ELASTIC AND DRAWSTRING WAIST — DOESN’T HURT THAT THESE ARE HUGELY MARKED DOWN RIGHT NOW

SMALL BRIGHT PINK CROCHETED TOTE WITH INSIDE LINING, POCKETS AND SNAP CLOSURE

DAILY GRADUAL SELF-TANNING SERUM FOR A NATURAL RADIANT SUMMER GLOW

VERSATILE, UNDER-$20 LIGHTWEIGHT FANNY PACK WITH ADJUSTABLE STRAP AND ZIP-UP POUCH — PERFECT FOR HIKES, RUNS, DAY TRIPS, AND ALMOST ANYTHING THAT COMES YOUR WAY

Weekend Musings: Do Not Ask Your Children to Strive.

This poem by William Martin stopped me in my tracks this week:

Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

How much do I model and mirror virtues, and values, and priorities, in the way I respond to a perfect peach, or pet my dog, or comment on the trees in the backyard? A beautiful prompt to remember that life happens between the drumbeats — and the children are watching.

Shopping Break.

+Currently in my cart

+If you like the look of these trending Loewe shades but not the price tag…voila!

+A great Jacadi sale going on at the moment — I absolutely love their stuff for toddler girls in particular. Mini had so many treasured outfits from them between the ages of 1-3. How great is this scalloped cardigan (so versatile but interesting) and this Liberty floral dress? And how great is this mandarin collar shirt for micro paired with skinny white jeans?

+Speaking of toddler jeans, I already have a few items I’m beginning to eye for fall for the littles. These skinny brown jeans are perfect for micro, and we have good luck with Gap sizing. Imagine with a little vest like this or this.

+I need this crinkled voile coverup. Love the shape and color! Sophisticated! (P.S. – Great coverups under $30 here.)

+These flats are my love language. Love ALL the options, but especially these! SO fun to pair with a dress like this.

+Love this slouchy striped cardigan heading towards fall. (Also: this $130 striped pullover is a great way to get the Toteme/La Ligne vibe for less.)

+Laura Lombardi makes great, timeless gold hoops — so classy. Imagining with a wardrobe in neutral shades.

+A splurge, but how epic is this coat for fall? Have also wanted a Marta Scarampi cape forever…maybe will take the plunge this year?

+For current-season-minded ladies: this versatile striped dress from Marta Scarampi is a slam dunk. I can imagine it working in about fifty different occasions/settings: with elegant sandals for a daytime lunch, with supergas for exploring while on vacation, over a bikini at the beach…!

+My sister recently asked what our favorite snack cups for toddlers are. Honestly, these inexpensive Munchkin ones have been the MVP. They are easy for kids to get hands into and out of, but the lid is entirely removable, which makes them easy to fill (for mama) and clean! We also have some of these collapsible silicone ones, which are more aesthetically pleasing, but more difficult to fill and clean.

+An inexpensive longline (tunic-length) sweatshirt that comes in great colors.

+Oo! This statement pearl bracelet is so fun!

+Outnet has some great white tops marked down from Cinq a Sept — consider this and this.

+Love this new booster seat from Lalo — so chic and can be attached to nearly any dining chair.

2 Comments

  1. I loved that poem so much that I made my husband read it, and he loved it so much that he took a screen shot and sent it to himself! A good parenting principle to revisit often. We spent last week on Lake Michigan, and I do feel like I spent a lot of time exclaiming over the view (which is ordinary in that we saw it every day and vacation there most summers, although the lake itself will never not be extraordinarily). Hopefully a bit of that rubbed off on the children!

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