Fashion Trends

The Magpie Report: April 23, 2024.

By: Jen Shoop

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A roundup of launches, sales, and finds I’m into at the moment…

01. Soldout NYC’s iconic (and very popular) Everything Shirt was restocked in all sizes over the weekend. This has been out of stock and then be available for preorder only for weeks now. I’ve written extensively about this shirt, but the quality is insane, and something about the fit/silhouette/material make it look like it could be a prestige designer (Tom Ford?). Trust me, you’ll feel like a million bucks throwing this on with jeans.


02. Sezane launched a beautiful assortment of giftable items over the weekend. I am loving the quilted pouches and bags in the D. Porthault-esque blue heart motif (also comes in pink). So sweet for a new boy mom. Would be great for baby gear (toting pump to/from work?), throwing extra gear when heading over to grandma’s house, etc. Also love this La Mamma tee and these fun gingham socks! All such unexpected, quirky, fun finds to give or treat yourself to.




03. Speaking of Sezane, for my fellow D.C. area girlies, Sezane is opening a pop up shop in Georgetown May 3 through early 2025. (Address: 1211 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007.) Nice to have the option to try their pieces on for size.

04. Veronica Beard added some amazing pieces to their sale section, and I have to say — of all of the pieces I’ve acquired over the past year or two, my VB jackets and blazers are among my most-worn and most-treasured, and there are some great jackets included in the sale. I put mine on with a tee and jeans and immediately feel pulled together, polished, and styled. I was just thinking about this as I moved my fall/winter clothes out of the way for my spring/summer ones, and realized how much I adore each one, and how much wear I get out of them. If I’m uninspired, I pull one out and immediately feel better (part of my “hero dressing” philosophy). Some standouts from the current sale section: this black lace stunner (I own this style of jacket in a different material and it’s probably my favorite silhouette — slightly longer and therefore more elongating on me), this variegated tweed (love the buttons), this navy leather (!!), this cream blazer (so crisp), and this zippered blue beauty.


05. Speaking of VB, I just ordered a few items: their white shorts I wrote about last week with various styling ideas (will style when they arrive!) and one of their classic navy blazers. I’ve wanted a new navy blazer for awhile, and it feels like a smart investment that will stand the test of time forever. I’m imagining wearing with white jeans, a white tee, and leather sandals as we continue through this chilly spring.



06. Pistola Denim is running a Friends and Family sale that launched this morning and will run through 4/29. Inspired by Nicole Cassidy, who told us that jumpsuits are in for the season, I styled this chic jumpsuit last week (seen above). I was stopped by three different women asking about it! I took an XXS and it’s a tad snug. Still works as it has a good amount of stretch, but would probably order an XS if I hadn’t taken the tags off already (oops). In other words, take your true size (don’t size down as I did) in this. I wore with my Dans La Main Seagrass Kelly, La Ligne Jack sweater, and Chanel flats.


I have also been getting a lot of wear out of these utility pants (also come in a basil green and a fun pink. These run a tad north of TTS – they’re a bit big – and have a good amount of stretch. I love them and wore to Mass on Sunday (see below) with one of my VB blazers!


07. G. Label launched in 2016 and they just released a fab collection relaunching their favorite pieces from the past eight years. I own several G. Label pieces and they are fantastic, well-made, elevated wardrobe staples. This belted cardigan is one of my week-in-week-out mainstays. Ultra soft and the belt adds definition/interest. I find this a bit more wearable than the popular Jenni Kayne Cooper sweater since I’m petite — I love the look of the Cooper but the sleeves/shape are so oversized on me. This striped shirtdress from the G. Label collection would also be a forever piece.


08. This is not a new launch, but it is new to me: have you tried Crown Affair’s Hair Renewal Mask? O.M.G. As you know, I’ve been focused on hair health and hair styling enhancements this year. Mally Goldman said at some point over the past year that “the key to a good outfit is good hair,” and I realized how true that was, and how much better I feel when I have a good blow out. I’ve been doing a few things this year to have more “good hair days.” First: I’ve been applying Mielle’s $13 rosemary-mint hair oil and Anablue’s hair serum (15% off with JEN15) every few days. I apply a dropperful of each and massage into my scalp, then an extra bit worked into the ends of my hair. I tie my hair back in one of these terry scrunchies and let it soak in for an hour or sometimes longer if I’m going to workout/run. Then I shower as usual. Second: I’ve been trying different hot styling tools. I like this T3 Airebrush as an upgrade to my Revlon — it achieves a better result than the Revlon because it’s more powerful and I think holds better tension with the hair strands. I’m also eagerly awaiting the arrival of this thermal brush to use on day old hair — a Katie from Beach Reads and Bubbly rec. I plan to treat myself to the Dyson AirWrap after I hit a personal milestone (hopefully soon). Third: I’ve been getting more at-home blow outs using Glamsquad! It is such a treat to head into a weekend when I have a few different plans on deck with great hair / without having to worry about styling it myself. (Reminder that code JenniferS = $20 off for new users with code JenniferS and code JenniferS15 = $15 off for repeat users.) Finally, I just discovered this hair mask that did absolute wonders on my tired, probably over-styled hair. My hair literally changed textures?! It’s so soft and fluffy and voluminous and tangle-free. I’m astounded! Will absolutely be working this into the mix.

09. Laura Reilly wrote a great post on building a “no skips underwear drawer.” So brilliant as I think we all have pairs of underwear we routinely avoid wearing until we absolutely have to, or bras that “are fine, but not great.” She introduced me to a few brands/styles I’d never heard of. I also wanted to re-share this collection of Magpie-reader-recommended underwear and bras to contemplate. I know they’re pricey, but these whipped boyshorts from Negative are my absolute favorite to sleep in, and the number of readers who upvoted Natori’s Feathers bra led me to dig mine out and I’ve been loving them! They are truly the most comfortable underwire, and they give the best shape/silhouette. Several of Laura’s readers recommended Gap’s reasonably priced line of “Breathe” undergarments and I’m going to give those a shot, too.

10. I can’t get these new Loewe straw bags in the fun kiwi color out of my head! Love the oversized straw tote and also the mini bucket. Also released in a punchy strawberry pink!

11. Julia Amory has promised us the Betty dress in new prints for summer — I am watching like a hawk and will buy! I do like their black batik pattern (still in stock) but am holding out for something colorful for the season ahead. I just pulled out my Majorelle caftan and look forward to wearing it a lot in the coming weeks. So lightweight and easy to wear.

12. I’ve never purchased from here before, but I came across this jewelry brand called Luna Skye and I’m obsessed with two of their necklaces — both are fine jewelry, but are somehow on sale at the moment. I love this flower necklace (would be so chic layered in with other pieces) and this diamond-flecked mushroom necklace reminds me of some of the pieces from Brent Neale jewelry, at a lower price point. I feel like both would be so fabulous mixed in with my every day lineup.

13. One of my favorite fashion Instagram follows, Mary Glenn McElveen, just launched a collab with Dillard’s. I know Magpies have had mixed experiences with the quality of these launches, so take that into consideration, but I adore this vest — reminds me of the one I have from VB, or the Posse one popularized by Sofia Richie. You can buy on its own or with the matching skirt. (You can see M.G. styling it below.). Another option for styling white shorts!

P.S. That time Caroline Kennedy made me feel like I was somebody. (A true story!)

P.P.S. If you’re still enduring cold weather (it is currently 38 degrees outside…), I really enjoyed your comments on what you love about winter here.

P.P.P.S. Spring finds for children.

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6 thoughts on “The Magpie Report: April 23, 2024.

    1. Thank you! I agree! I love those shoes. I was just thinking about how much I love a pointed toe when I wore them this weekend — they’re so handy for us shorties. They elongate the leg!


  1. perfect roundup, thank you! now off to peruse the VB sale… i’m with you, their pieces are work horses, well worth the investment. i have that classic navy blazer you’re eyeing and can endorse its utility and value. go for it!

    ps very much looking forward to visiting the new sezane popup too (!)

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