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Florida Discoveries.

By: Jen Shoop

While in Florida, I spotted the chic-est woman poolside at my parents’ country club. She was wearing a black off-the-shoulder one-piece that I believe was this one by Karla Colletto (I also LOVE this one in the white by the same label << on sale!), black YSL LouLou sunglasses (seen at top of Giovanna Battaglia), and a sun hat with a black bow in the back similar to this. She looked like, well, a million bucks.

I’m normally more of a bright color gal (I own a lot of Mara Hoffmann’s brightly patterned beachwear — currently lusting after this and this) when it comes to poolwear (with the exception of my Marysia one piece in black), but she was a vision in sophistication.

Le Sunglasses Hunt.

She also made me want those YSL LouLou sunglasses again. I’d thought they’d be a flash in the pan but they looked just as stylish as ever. I’m now in quite the quandary when it comes to summer eyewear, as I have about five different pairs vying for my attention. What do you think of these contenders for my summer pair?

+YSL LouLous.

+A pair of my favorite Le Specs, but in tortoise (I owned black for many years, but then snapped them in my bag one day!)

+These Fendis. I love the nude/tortoise color combo and the shape. I saw them on the beautiful Lauren Gores (foundress of beauty line Summer Fridays) and died over her entire neutral vibe. More on that below.

+Uber-trendy Adam Selman extreme cateyes. These are definitely flash-in-the-pan territory, but they are so fun!

+I wore a pair of Wildfox Barbie Doll pink sunglasses from a few seasons back (still available on eBay here and there) a lot in Florida and liked the whimsy they added to nearly any outfit. Maybe a new pair of similar shades, like these in the white or these in the clear or these in the pink? (All under $100!)

Neutrals for Spring.

And while we’re on the topic of Lauren Gores, she is majorly influencing me to wear more beige/neutral/taupe/white/cream! I love the Cali girl sophistication she is giving off. A couple of finds:

+DYING over this chic khaki dress. Love the darting, the length, the nipped waist. Must have this. Would look phenomenal with tortoise shell glasses and Hermes Orans in brown.

+This is straight-up chic and would be equally stylish with mules or simple sandals (<<on my lust list) or bare feet. (Under $100!)

+Because we are, after all, in winter: this sweater (love the braiding), this cocoon coat, and

+This stunning gown (on sale for less than $200 — OBSESSED).

+This cinched-waist dress — perfect for everyday and every occasion. Could be worn with slides, leather sneakers, or ladylike flats.

+These LR slides — on sale for $89!!!!

+This blush statement top.

+This $39 gingham jumpsuit!

+This PVC tote! Kinda like my Staud obsession but love the gingham trim.

+These $25 rainboots in the putty gray color.

Totally Random.

+My mom gave me a box of Superfloss to try while down in FL and — have you heard of this stuff?! It’s so much better than your standard-issue floss. It has a fluffy thick side and a thin side and it really gets everything out. Kind of gross to talk about floss but seriously, I don’t know what I’ve been doing the last 30 years of my life when I claim to be “flossing.”

+Lake Pajamas is having a rare sale now through the 24th — a great time to get a little break in price on these wonderful jams. I love these and these.

+Currently reading this and it is SO FUN.

+I got a lot of wear out of a pair of Chanel espadrilles I’ve owned for maybe five years now? I bought them for a trip to Spain with Mr. Magpie and can’t believe they’ve held up until now because they’ve seen HEAVY HEAVY wear. Like most espadrilles, they offer no support to speak of, but they are also crazy comfortable and I’ve never once gotten a blister wearing them. I think I may re-up on a pair (how cool are these?!) because the soles are finally beginning to give way.

+While on the subject of travel: have I given proper homage to the Davek mini umbrella?! It is one of my absolute favorite everyday possessions. It is itty-bitty but incredibly well made and comes with a lifetime warranty, of which I’ve availed myself. It’s the ideal companion for a lady packing for a day (or week!) of potential inclement weather since it weighs next to nothing and takes up virtually no space. LOVE.

+Other favorite travel minis: these toning pads (in the $10 set — they come individually wrapped, perfect for travel); these great-smelling anti-bacterial wipes (come individually wrapped — perfect for wiping down seats and tray tables on planes); Tatcha The Deep Cleanse in the travel size; Marvis toothpaste; Byredo Gypsy Water rollerball (love this scent and keep it in my purse); DryBar Prep Rally mini; Caudalie beauty elixir mini; Fresh Rose deep hydration cream mini.

+On a related note, have been toying with the idea of buying myself this Dr. Sturm travel set just so I can discover some of her products without making the hefty investment first.

P.S. While talking all things Florida: a review of Lauren Groff’s excellent book of the same name and some great beach reads. Also: what to read RIGHT NOW.

P.P.S. I’m done with the lazy man’s load. (And I loved (!!) so many of your comments on this post.)

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9 thoughts on “Florida Discoveries.

  1. I thought of you when I saw Meghan Markle wore Le Specs sunglasses to her bridal shower this week! I love getting style inspiration from chic peas out and about, too – reminds me of some of the ladies I saw last summer when I was on a work trip to Zurich. I kept seeing women wearing a simple black t-shirt dress with sandals. It reminded me of what my Finance professor once told me – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) 😉

    And I am a huge fan of Superfloss! xo

    1. YES! April I came here to comment the same thing about HRH the Duchess of Sussex wearing Le Specs in black to her NYC baby shower.
      I actually ordered myself the tortoise pair from J.Crew yesterday after the snow cancelled our nanny, school for my son, lunch with a friend, and closed the bakery making my cake. Sigh. Obviously there are far worse things than to spend a birthday with all your children trapped inside on a snow day. But still I ordered the sunglasses as a treat to myself. Can’t wait!
      I had previously splurged on a pair of Celine tortoise shell glasses I had had my eye on for over a year. Wouldn’t you know, they kept sliding down my nose (I guess it’s on the smaller side of average?) and I ended up returning for Le Specs which were less than 1/2 the cost! I hope they hold up literally and figuratively!

      1. OMG this made my DAY seeing M Markle in those shades! She looks so chic! Now they’ll for sure sell out quicker than ever…

        And, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 🙂

  2. Love that khaki Mara Hoffman number! So chic.

    I, too, swear by Marvis toothpaste when traveling … I recently got a new set & one of the flavors (Karakum, I believe) is described as “combining peppermint with orange juice” — hold up, whaaa? I haven’t been brave enough to try it yet. Ha!

    So glad to hear that you are enjoying Watching You — it’s been on my list for the past few weeks! I never find myself gravitating towards thrillers, but would give this one a try after I finish my current reads.

    1. Hi! Weirdly, Aquafresh has had an orange mint flavor for years and I kind of dig it…it works somehow? Doesn’t make sense because OJ after toothpaste is DISGUSTING.


    1. Thank you!! I actually did buy these in the pink like a year ago but the quality is so poor — they feel like “party sunglasses” you get in a favor bag or something! Or at least they did to me…BUT they do get the look for very little!


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