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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 227: My Peace Is More Important.

By: Jen Shoop

My Latest Snag: Sal E Pimenta Swim.

I did buy micro and mini matching watermelon swimsuits for Sal E Pimenta on sale — this for mini and these trunks for micro. (Won’t they be perfect against their inflatable watermelon kiddie pool?!) I do find this brand runs really small, FYI. There are also some really good swim sale scores from Sal E Pimenta and other similar brands at JoJoMommy! And speaking of Sal E Pimenta: I did come across this adorable duffel I should have included in my roundup of chic travel gear for the entire family.

P.S. Lots of cute backyard and pool toys here. These blinged out goggles are very popular with the little ladies — I’ve noticed so many of mini’s little friends own them.

You’re Soooo Popular: The Floral Dress.

The most popular items on le blog this week:

+Gorgeous floral dress for $140.

+My favorite wet/dry bags for littles.

+Fabulous LWD from Target.

+Great outdoor cutlery set.

+Amazing J. Crew swimsuit — just love the print.

+I think we all now own this iPhone case.

+Such a fun summer necklace.

+Our teak outdoor dining table!

+This blue floral dress is just SO good (and $100).

+I own this Marysia swimsuit in a different color — one of my favorites, season after season, and currently 40% off.

+Who doesn’t love this striped and smocked J. Crew?!

+This travel steamer is a must-own. I use it almost daily.

+Just the most gorgeous blouse from Emerson Fry. Would look amazing with layered gold necklaces.

+CHIC personalized cashmere sweater for under $200.

+Um, the most gorgeous Schumacher drapes I ever did see.

+A must for traveling with cosmetics.

+Your diaper bag will thank you.

Weekend Musings: “My Peace Is More Important.”

I sent this quote (discovered on the depths of Instagram) to a friend going through a rough interaction with someone in her life:

“Always say ‘my peace is more important’ when you find yourself reacting to something that doesn’t deserve your energy.”

Easier said than done when your emotions are at an eleven, but those words have been helpful to me in the past and I thought I’d leave them here.

P.S. The quote above feels akin to the logic behind “pressure is a choice.” I often revisit that quote, too.

Post-Scripts: Jenny Walton Inspo.

+Ladies, ladies. I saw Jenny Walton wearing this slip skirt in navy with a $39 Uniqlo sweater and I’m not above admitting I am 100% going to recreate this look from head to toe in fall. V. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Jenny wore hers with chunky Church’s sandals, which are not really my vibe (though she totally rocked the look!), so I would probably pair with Chanel captoes or a pointed toe flat like this or this.

+Adorable rainbow smocked top on sale!

+Lots of great LoveShackFancy scores on serious sale here, too.

+Just discovered a cool new drapery company that customizes your order to the dimensions you need at a reasonable price — brilliant! I am actually eyeing these for micro’s room!

+The brand also sells some fun throw pillows — love these. (More chic throw pillows here.)

+We have a great utility room in the basement and I think I’m going to buy a bunch of these racks for the space.

+Still can’t get over these tiny baby Tevas. Meep!

+These pearl earrings are super cute.

+Gorgeous caftan. Would work with bump.

+My most-worn-at-home dresses includes a spectacular embroidered caftan!

+Fabulous off-white dress.

+Gorgeous blue summer dress from Saloni. Actually, moving made me realize I’ve neglected the fleet of Saloni dresses I purchased a few summers ago. The way they cut their garments is *chef’s kiss.* They are somehow able to create the most gorgeous, lean, flattering lines — and I am SHORT! I am currently wearing a navy dress of theirs from several seasons ago and it makes me feel like a million bucks. Love this jumpsuit of theirs for date night (at home OR out!).

+ICYMI: these rattan bon bon earrings are a huge hit this summer!

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 227: My Peace Is More Important.

  1. This is such a helpful mindset to have — a great reminder to set healthy boundaries for oneself!

    My husband uses this as a barometer in a slightly different way — while he is very frugal, he if often willing to spend more on something if it means we have peace of mind. I so appreciate this kind of generosity.

    PS: That Marysia! I’ve been eyeing that Venice style for a while, but my dealbreaker has always been that their suits generally don’t have cups/padding. While I don’t need a lot of support, I do prefer it for modesty’s sake (the headlights!), since I do want to actually swim in it. I feel a bit frustrated when a lot of these beautifully cut swimsuits don’t seem to be designed for actually getting into the water but rather just for poolside/beachside lounging. It seems that this one does (description reads “molded cups”!)? I wonder if this is becoming more common in their newer releases?

    The Outnet has several Marysia styles on sale! I hope one of you Magpies snags the deeply discounted Venice top in this lovely shade of light blue.

    1. I agree with you on the practical concerns with a lot of designer suits. However! I have lots of friends who swear by nipple covers, and they even work in water. I’m not sure which brands are best, but I’m sure you can find some on Amazon!


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