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