*Please excuse my chipped nails.
Thank you for all of the positive feedback on my first “five quick lists” post. Bringing it back today —
Five Buys for My Boy.
I wrote recently how much joy I take in getting my my boy dressed. A couple of recent finds, including something for him to wear to his first experience at The Nutcracker…!
Four Early Holiday Snags.
I bought this tartan dress when it launched on Hill House two weeks ago (seen above, with my Michelle Wilhite clutch), but it sold out within an hour. Somehow, it was restocked at Shopbop! I also just filled my cart with a bunch of these Elizabeth Harbour ornaments to give as gifts (and to deck my own tree). I know many of you snagged the tree topper! Ceramicist Susan Gordon also just launched a beautiful holiday collection with gorgeous hand-painted ornaments. I’m eyeing this beautiful ceramic angel as a Christmas gift for someone special and faith-filled in my life. Not pictured below, but these Advent cards are on their way to me now.
On styling the tartan dress: my initial instinct was black platforms (mine are Miu Miu — similar current season pair here; look for less here) but it was kind of fun to style with my loud Gucci boots (a gift from Mr. Magpie last Christmas!)
Three Beauty Products to Try.
Did you hear about Goop’s new affordable, clean skincare diffusion line? I immediately ordered this exfoliating scrub, hoping it might be similar to their more expensive microderm facial formula. Will report back. If I like it, I also have their daily juice cleanser in my cart as an option. As I’ve been writing about a lot lately, the wisdom seems to be to spend less money on cleansers, as they are on your face for such a short period of time. I also just added Westman’s mascara to my cart after my friend Mary texted me about it, saying she’d heard good things. I’m such a mascara lover. I want to try them all.
Two Fashion Buys Under $50.
I love these crystal mesh flats as a way to get the Loeffler / Khaite look for less (more on them here — though I do want to note that Loeffler recently restocked their popular crystal mesh flats!), and how cute is this $42 striped knit? The shape reminds me of the styles from Alex Mill.
One Loungewear Splurge.
How gorgeous are these cashmere wide-legs — at time of writing, 40% off?
P.S. If you are a new mom, I organized some of my writings about the early days here. Sending you love.
P.P.S. I’ll never forget when a friend told me: “I want what you have,” she said. “An easy kind of love.”
P.P.P.S. Getting in the mood for fall.