Musings + Essays

Todo a Su Tiempo.

By: Jen Shoop

I was thinking about later-season harvests,

the tomatoes still-now-green on the vine:

these are not the harbinger peas or brave crocuses,

but they have their own time.

They arrive at the right moment in the peak-then-wane of summer,

and they, too, are correct.

Things take how long they take.

Recovery, grief, becoming —

don’t let anyone tie you to a timeline,

least of all yourself.

You might be the slender-stemmed cosmos, waiting for the swell of August to blossom,

or the bristlecone pine of Inyo County,

its roots having grown slowly beneath the earth, outlasting its peers.

Todo a su tiempo.

Post Scripts.

+It’s OK to take the long road.

+The quarterlife roam.

+Full stops and callbacks.

Shopping Break.

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+This dress is absolutely perfect for the Fourth next week — and can still arrive in time. It’s red, white, and blue stripe up close! And an extra 25% off through tomorrow. More of my favorites from this sale-on-sale here.

+This $100 slip skirt turned my head in the fiery tangerine color. So chic with a simple tank, strappy sandals, and wristful of bangles.

+This $40 white set reminds me of Posse.

+LOVE this new fine-striped sweater from La Ligne. (10% off with MAGPIE10.) I’m sitting here in the A/C wearing my cotton mini marina — the best for tossing on over a tank!

+20% off sandals at Freda Salvador! I wish they still had these in my size.

+Loving these jammies from HHH – I actually wear the shorts as a bathing suit cover-up! Very cute.

+Obsessed with these little dumpling bags from NLA for evening.

+F&E just released its popular linen set in a few new colors.

+Loving all the fun, colorful pieces from jewelry designer Logan Tay (now carried at Anthro!) — this would be fun layered beneath a white button-down or paired with a simple strapless top/dress.

+Eyeing this eyelet cover-up from new-to-me label Sitano.

+A great look-for-less for the Malene Birger dress I shared earlier this week.

+Stanley straw covers for my son.

+Obsessed with this eyelet top. Pair with these under-$100 jeans I own and love!

+This dress is so beyond precious for a baby.

+One of my favorite haircare brands, Roz, is offering us 20% off all full-sized, indivudal products with code MAGPIE20 through June 30. I love their air thickening spray for body, their root lift spray for volume, and their milk serum as a primer/detangler before heat styling.

+A few of my favorite summer cardigan left here!

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4 thoughts on “Todo a Su Tiempo.

  1. That Oso and Me dress is adorable! The print reminds me of my Villeroy and Boch Petite Fleur bowls 🙂

  2. Needed this reminder today – beautifully, yet simply written.

    “Things take how long they take.

    Recovery, grief, becoming —

    don’t let anyone tie you to a timeline”

    As I carefully, anxiously, giddily, all the -lys enter the very calculated (aka assisted) process to add another child to our family (hopefully!). I somehow feel noticeably behind and catch myself constantly calculating different age gaps between siblings, my own age at potential times of birth, already thinking ahead to the timing of additional siblings even further down the line (God willing), etc. etc.

    This post was precisely what I needed to read today, thank you.

    1. Ah Erica! I know that must be such a complicated situation – hard not to get ahead of yourself. Glad these words arrived at the right time. Thinking of you! xx

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