My Latest Snag: Summer Running Gear.
Oh, my on-and-off-again relationship with running! I was into it for awhile this spring, and then a series of colds, sinus infections, ear infections, etc swept through our home for what felt like months on end, followed by end-of-school-year chaos and the lovely visit from my brother and his family, all of which upended my commitment. I am finally clipping back in and mama mia it is a slow start. New running gear always encourages the habit, though. A few of the pieces I’ve picked up recently (will share more in a post this week — have found so many great workout pieces!):
THESE AMAZON RUNNING SHORTS HAVE GOTTEN SUCH RAVE REVIEWS — HAD TO CHECK THEM OUT MYSELF
MORE OF THESE $12 RUNNING TANKS — MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE, AND COME IN TONS OF COLORS; A LOOSE AND BREATHABLE FIT, SUPER-SOFT (ALMOST PERFORMANCE?) FABRIC, AND LAUNDER SURPRISINGLY WELL
ONE OF THESE SWEATY BETTY TANKS — ON SALE FOR OVER 50% OFF!
Eyeing these new sneaks from Nike! Love all three colors!
You’re Soooo Popular: Early Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
SET OF THREE STACKING WOVEN WICKER TRAYS WITH HANDLES
DEEP TURQUOISE CERAMIC OLIVE OIL BOTTLE FROM EMILE HENRY
WOVEN RATTAN FLOWER-SHAPED LIGHTWEIGHT EARRINGS…ADORABLE AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY AS WELL
TIERED SQUARE-NECK MIDI DRESS WITH SMOCKED BODICE IN A CLASSIC BLUE PINSTRIPE — ONE OF MY MOST-WORN DRESSES
HIGH-CUT LILAC SEERSUCKER ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT WITH SQUARE NECKLINE — THIS PIECE IS ON SALE AT NET-A-PORTER FOR 40% OFF
IVORY CROCHETED MIDI SKIRT
SIMPLE FITTED BREATHABLE COTTON SLEEVELESS MIDI DRESS IN BLACK — A SUMMER WARDROBE STAPLE
VERSATILE MULTICOLOR FISH PRINTED SARONG
LARGE HANDMADE BONE INLAY WOODEN STRIPED MIRROR
VINTAGE-STYLE HANDMADE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SHORT SLEEVE MAXI DRESS
LIGHT BLUE RETRO WASHED HALF-ZIP SWEATSHIRT
TIERED MIDI DRESS WITH A SWEETHEART NECKLINE AND TIE-SHOULDER DETAILING IN A GORGEOUS MAHOGANY FLORAL PRINT
ABSTRACT CITRUS PATTERNED CLASSIC ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT WITH BUILT-IN UNDERWIRE SUPPORT
CYLINDRICAL CLEAR ACRYLIC PITCHER…FOR ALL THE SUNSET HAPPY HOURS AHEAD
SMOCKED SHORT SLEEVE MIDI DRESS WITH PUFF SLEEVES AND RUFFLE DETAILING
Weekend Musings: Turning 38.
I turn 38 tomorrow. Each year, on the eve of my birthday, I prod myself: “What have I learned?” Last year, I observed: “I think my main achievements have been in the mental wellness space. I find myself far more emotionally resourceful and self-aware after this past year. Perhaps COVID required this of all of us: Mr. Magpie took up meditation, and I focused on small and intentional ways to make my life feel more measured and less harried. I now find myself in near-constant, self-conscious conversation with myself.”
This year, I am recognizing some emotional well-being breakthroughs relating to apologies and boundary-setting (especially as it pertains to my responsibilities at home and at work). I prefer to brush things off (“don’t worry about it!”) and say “yes” to every request and invitation, but these past few months in particular have entailed a lot of “thank you for the apology” and “thank you for asking, but no / I can’t do that.” This has been difficult for me (I would so prefer to placate!), but in the end has brought me a greater measure of peace. Life is busy and short — I would rather spend it in service of the initiatives and people I love, and as free as possible of sublimated frustrations. So I am learning to become increasingly choosy about meetings, invitations, requests to help, and increasingly adept at communicating hurt feelings as they arise. I am a work in progress, to be sure. But the through-line is this: drown out the noise, not the feelings. Let those feelings breathe.
What have you learned so far this year?
+Hearing good things about this concealer — has anyone tried?
+Name to know: Flora Sardalos. J’adore!
+Emerson Fry’s popular caftan is back!
+Love this on-trend crocheted top from Old Navy.
+Alice Walk just launched some great knits.
+Great decorative mirror for under $75.
+This dress makes me happy.
+Sweetest bridal look.
+Pants appropriate for work that pull-on like sweats? Yes pls.
+Have seen these $12 sunnies on a number of chic peas — the shape is so different and fun!
+These Natives come in such great patterns.
+This Staud bag!