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The Magpie Digest: June 12, 2024.

By: Jen Shoop

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Above: red gingham shorts (under $20!), Xirena gauze top (similar here for less), Anthro sandals, Dans La Main tote. We’ll get into this trend below!

A roundup of this week’s launches, sales, and discoveries…

01. Doen’s second summer collection is live and, per usual, exactly what we want to wear this summer. The slightly out-of-left-field sailor dress is sure to be a favorite (will go fast, I’d expect, especially since Courtney Grow spotlighted it on her Instastories yesterday), but wearable ginghams and airy white cottons abound, too. I’m still figuring out my order, because I already had this red drop-waist and these eyelet shorts in my cart…! All my Doen summer favorites here.

02. Heidi Merrick’s new boy short bikinis turned my head. I absolutely love the walnut pair with matching triangle top (so chic with this sweatshirt?!) — I’ve been eyeing brown swimwear lately, I think because I didn’t act quickly enough to snag this wildly popular J. Crew smocked one-piece in the brown. I like it in the other colors, but I love it in the brown. I did instead snag this taupe gingham one-piece (also J. Crew). Obsessed with the ruffled edges! If you’re also on a brown swim track, you might consider the quiet luxury staples from Matteau (this, this), heavily favored by many a Magpie reader, or this chic one-piece from Haight. I have it on good authority (ahem, Laura Reilly) that this swim line is it for the it girls.

03. Back to J. Crew for a second: several Magpies messaged me about this new arrival. The buttons! The butter yellow color! The scallop trim! Reminds me a lot of the expensive styles from Lisa Marie Fernandez (another good brand to stalk on TRR). But I’m really loving J. Crew’s Doen-esque lace trim top and Ibiza-cool-girl crochet shorts.

04. On the crochet shorts: major trend incoming with boxer-style (<<ordered this $15 pair in the red gingham, seen above and below, and might go back for the green!; I took a small) or crochet shorts and a classic menswear button-down. If you want to go full-trend, pair with jellies, or a pair of high-vamp flats.

05. In a similar vein: Donni released a pair of poplin striped pants that have been flying off the shelves. Probably a better buy for taller Magpies based on the photos!

06. We all love Negative underwear, but have you explored their whipped loungewear, too? I just got my paws on a pair of these and they are divine. I already had their henley, which is beyond soft and sexy, too. And while you’re there, check out their new whipped bralette – also ordered to try! Great for layering beneath loose-fit / caftan-style dresses.

07. On the more buttoned-up side of the house: Veronica Beard’s new Baylee dress promises to be the ideal dress for a country club, workplace, or more formal/conservative outfit venue. Can you even?! Also swooning over this striped blazer and matching shorts situation from their latest drop. Like a dressed-up version of La Ligne’s uber-popular and now-sold-out Leo short. (If you’re now dreaming about a pair of striped knit shorts, a few other chic options: Kule, Frame, Rails. And if its striped knit pants you’re after: La Ligne and Mango might do the trick.

08. The Internet’s big sister, Tinx, launched a collab with UBeauty, releasing their fabulous lip plasma in the perfect shade of summer pink, fetchingly called “Rom Com.” I’ve been wearing and loving.

09. New-to-me jewelry label By Pariah has some highly chic earrings on offer, like these sophisticated and on-trend Luna earrings I swear I’ve seen on dozens of chic European women on Instagram.

10. Hotel Lobby released a suite of summer destination-oriented candles: the Hamptons, Capri, Poolside, and Positano. A great way to set the tone and mood for summer at home, and also a fabulous houseguest gift.

11. RMS Beauty launched a new hydra-setting powder yesterday, and I’m intrigued. I’m a big fan of this cosmetics brand — their stuff just really works and is often at the bleeding edge of skincare/beauty technology. They were clean before clean was a thing’ they’ve created lots of first-of-its-kind products that blur the line between skincare and cosmetics. A makeup artist was just telling me that you should really avoid powders with talc in them if you can, and RMS’ is talc-free. As a reminder, they offer us 20% off sitewide with code JEN20. My favorite, can’t-live-without RMS product: their super-serum, which is like a luminizing primer with SPF and other great skincare ingredients in it. I love it as a base layer before makeup (helps makeup go on smoothly, and stick), or on its own while I’m exercising.

12. Lingua Franca is now offering custom sweatshirts! You may remember this brand from their punny and clever sweaters. They reached out and invited me to design one, and I had one embroidered with “onward” over the heart. The Magpie refrain! They also offered us 10% off with code LFJEN10.

Whew! Happy shopping, friends!

P.S. These are the good ol days.

P.P.S. We all know about red flags and triggers. What are your green flags, though?

P.P.P.S. Easy, elegant happy hour snacks.

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8 thoughts on “The Magpie Digest: June 12, 2024.

    1. OMG – such great finds! Absolutely love that little sailor dress. And the Tillie shop! Gorgeous! And, of course, love the name. Reminds me of my Tilly girl.


  1. Hooray for boy short bikini bottoms! I’ve been missing them for the past 10-15 years! Hoping Jcrew jumps on that bandwagon soon…

  2. I just unwrapped the new bralette in navy and now I’m dying for the lounge pants!! Does Negative ever go on sale, in your experience? Because I’m already dreaming of Christmas

    1. Hi Kelly! I know – I think you need them! I’ve never seen a sale but you can score 10% off codes now and then…!

  3. Fabulous ideas here, as always! Has anyone tried the Heidi Merrick swimwear? I would love to hear a real life review.

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