The Fashion Magpie 11 March Eleven 1

Weekend Vibes: Edition No. 3

Oh heyyy girl.  Happy Saturday!  We made it to the weekend!  I’ll be finishing Big Little Lies and eagerly awaiting the Oscars tomorrow night.  (I hope “Manchester by the Sea” wins.)  Until then:

You’re SOOOOOO Popular.

The most popular items on Le Blog this past week:

+This cute boho dress by BBDakota ($70).

+These reusable sandwich bags ($12) — so cute!

+My favorite striped top from Comme Des Garcons for J. Crew ($128).

+My top reading pick from the last few months — Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me.  YAS, feministas!

+This tie-sleeved dress ($129) — a dead ringer for Tibi!

+My favorite round brush for getting a bouncy blow out ($12).

+These feather marabou slides from SUPAH FLY line Brother Vellies (more on them under pick no. 2 here — I’M OBSESSED).  I love all you little Cher-from-Clueless babes for buying these!

The New New

I was so jazzed to hear about the upcoming (March 11th) launch of Eleven March 11 (see their cool Insta here), the more affordable, contemporary diffusion line from hot label March 11.

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#Turbothot

I could not stop laughing at this list of what not to eat at Trader Joe’s.  Of TJ’s canned Turkey Chili, the author (who wrote this book, which I just added to my reading list): “This is the most depressing chili of all time…It’s the Adam Sandler straight-to-Netflix movie of canned goods. (Did I mention a few bites of this slimy bean parade makes you toot non-stop for a fortnight? Because it definitely does.)”  Dead.

This post on “clean beauty” for pregnancy and kids had me thinking critically about my own beauty regimen.  The author makes some strong points about avoiding products with synthetic fragrances (aka, almost every product I own).  Not sure I’m a convert, but it definitely provoked thought.

Shopaholic

+I’m smitten with this asymmetrical Anthro dress in the most gorgeous shade of Delft blue ($218).

+For your Irish #minimagpie on St. Pat’s day ($15!).

+A happy little polka dot dress for under $60.

+These bunny topiaries would be the cutest tabletop accoutrement for an Easter tablescape.

+Love this letterpress dalmatian print stationery from Etsy store Cow Goes Moo.

+Florals are big right now, and this $58 OTS dress is right up my alley for a late spring date night.

+This lace blouse is so Self-Portrait, but only $118!

+Also: do you guys use any Glossier products?  I swear by their boybrow ($18), a lovely product that keeps brows in place and styled and instantly “finishes” your look, but have been eyeballing their haloscope highlighter ($22), which they just released in a new shade.

6 Comments

  1. LOVE Glossier … I am such an evangelist. My favorites are the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Boy Brow (which I just picked up in Clear at their NYC showroom!) and Generation G (in Zip and Crush).

    I love all of the great dresses you’ve been posting lately … I am in the market for an Easter dress that I can re-wear on date nights and the like, and you’ve served up some great inspiration!

    1. AH! What do you think of the jelly cleanser? I’ve heard SO many people talk about this but haven’t yet tested it. Tell me! ALSO — I have a post going live later this week on my top Easter dress picks, so hopefully there will be some additional pretties for you to consider 🙂

  2. Nothing wrong with trying to live a little healthier, and the WHO recommends investigation into Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, but you don’t want to trade in for something worse.

    BTW, I bought my husband the butterfly barbecue fork and grill book you recommended. He loves both- solid choice, thanks!

    1. Absolutely — but you bring up some good points about truly doing the research before taking the plunge! So glad to hear that your husband liked the grilling gear!! xx

  3. Several of the products she recommends have lavender, which is itself a suspected endocrine disruptor. Studies are iffy, but if you’re avoiding fragrance because of feelings not facts, you may as well go whole hog. At best, it’s a known irritant. I’d trust someone with 8 years of medical school over a random guru.

    If you like lavender, and it doesn’t bother you, use it in moderation. Same with fragrances.

    Also like to point out there is no regulation of the word “natural”.

    Natural doesn’t mean good. Anthrax, poop, and poison ivy are all natural but I don’t want them in my cosmetics. Side note, you’d be surprised how many contain urea.

    Here are actual research /journal articles:

    https://nccih.nih.gov/health/lavender/ataglance.htm
    Henley D, Lipson N, Korach K, Bloch C. Prepubertal Gynecomastia Linked to Lavender and Tea Tree Oils. New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 1, 2007.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jat.2743/abstract;jsessionid=88E2E296F72209CA19EDD141829BB23F.d03t02?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

    1. This is great – thanks for sharing, Xena! This reminds me of something my husband always bemoans in the grocery — the vague “all natural” label on so many foods these days. There’s no consistent definition for that! Annoying and misleading. Thanks for chiming in on this!

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