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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 294: There Is a Crack in Everything.

By: Jen Shoop

*Took the photo above from an event on Constitution Avenue this week. Peak D.C. fall foliage, and I was reminded of how beautiful this city can be.

My Latest Snag: Mr. Magpie Finds from Todd Snyder.

We did a big shop for Mr. Magpie at Todd Snyder earlier this week. I’ve mentioned this brand a lot before, but I really love the line they walk between classic and contemporary for guys. They have an excellent gift guide if you’re already beginning to poke around for holiday present ideas. Our order for Mr. Magpie —

CABLE KNIT WOOL SWEATER

MAROON SWEATSHIRT — WE WERE INSPIRED BY THE STYLING ON THE SITE AND WILL BE REPLICATING THIS LOOK! (PS, FOR MY FELLOW SWIFTIES: “IT WAS MAROON…”)

ZIP UP FLEECE

OLIVE GREEN CORDS

FLANNEL

NEW EVERYDAY JEANS

RED WINGS

P.S. A few of Mr. Magpie’s favorite things.

This Week’s Most Popular: Fall Finds.

CLASSIC ECO-FRIENDLY TAILORED COTTON SHAM PILLOW WITH BOLD RED CONTRASTING BORDER — CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 70% OFF

CREAMY MOCK NECK LONG SLEEVE CABLE KNIT SWEATER — A FALL WARDROBE ESSENTIAL

STUNNING BLACK PINSTRIPED EMPIRE WAIST MAXI DRESS

HAND BLOCK PRINTED PAISLEY LONG-SLEEVE BLOUSE IN A RELAXED FIT MADE SUSTAINABLY WITH LOW-IMPACT DYE AND ORGANIC COTTON

VERSATILE FLATWEAVE COTTON AND WOOL SMALL RECTANGULAR RUG IN A CLASSIC BLUE AND WHITE STRIPE PATTERN…ON SALE!

PAIR OF BEIGE TAPERED SPIRAL SMOKE-FREE AND NON-DRIP CANDLESTICKS

CURVED HEM BUTTON-UP SHIRT WITH DRAMATIC FEATHER-TRIMMED CUFF IN NAVY FOR SOME SPECIAL OCCASION FLAIR

POINTED-TOE BALLET FLATS IN BLACK VELVET FABRIC WITH AN ADORABLE BOW DETAIL…WITH EXTRA PADDING ON THE SOLES, THESE ARE GREAT FOR ALL-DAY WEAR

CHIC FOUR-POCKET KNIT CARDIGAN WITH CONTRASTING GOLD BUTTONS AND CROCHET TRIM

SIX-INCH RISE PLATFORM VEGAN LEATHER SLIP-ON CHELSEA BOOTS WITH MEMORY FOAM — UNDER $40 IS A STEAL FOR TIMELESS AND WEATHER-RESISTANT SHOES

HIGH-RISE TAPERED TROUSERS IN A CROPPED FIT MADE FROM AN EYE-CATCHING GOLD METALLIC FABRIC

TINTED COMPLEXION DROPS FROM WESTMAN ATELIER FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT FOUNDATION ALTERNATIVE WITH ALL THE BENEFITS OF A SERUM — 20% OFF IF YOU HAVE VIB ROUGE STATUS

VINTAGE-INSPIRED BLACK VELVET HIGH-RISE CIGARETTE-STYLE PANTS

WHITE AND BLUE CUSTOMIZABLE THREE-LETTER MONOGRAM MINIATURE LAMP SHADE NIGHT LIGHT

RIBBED PULL-ON MULTICOLOR STRIPED BEANIE WITH GREY BACKGROUND TO STAY WARM IN STYLE THIS FALL

Weekend Musings: There Is a Crack in Everything.

Ring the bells that still can ring,

Forget your perfect offering,

There is a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.

-Leonard Cohen

This is the kind of language that just feels good to put on. Words that invite us to do what we can and be who we are. I feel a similar surge of reassurance visiting with Mary Oliver, who tells us:

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your

knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

This is grace, in poetic meter. A benedictio.

Shopping Break.

+J. Crew has a less expensive take on the plaid nap dress phenom! I like the idea of pairing this with a black velvet or suede belt.

+Ordered these to organize my statement jewelry a bit better. In NYC, owing to space constraints, I transferred all of my fun jewelry into clear baggies and had them all in a decorative box. This worked well but now that I have the space, I’d love to be able to see them all laid out!

+We all need this $25 half-zip sweatshirt.

+Well isn’t THIS sweater darling?!

+Elegant way to serve bar snacks.

+Smocked cord blouse — so good.

+This fleece makes me so happy.

+Candle download: I just bought one of these Cire Trudon candles for our front hall. I’ve had their other scents in the past but this is their best-selling one and oh my goodness — it just smells like a luxury. It is described as “a fresh, crisp mint, spicy ginger and peppery clove. Reminiscent of the breeze along the Mascara Coast.” I also wanted to mention that these gorgeous marbled candles would make a great gift (and $36!) wrapped up in cello with a burgundy satin bow and Diptyque just released their holiday scents!

+Excuse me but this fringed Emerson Fry dress is beyond fabulous.

+NYE STATEMENT DRESS CONTENDER.

+I love these little fabric bins from Pehr for organizing specific sets of children’s toys — especially good for things like Maileg mice, Barbie clothes, cars, etc. Also handy for baby stuff, i.e., bibs, swaddles, etc.

+This cardigan looks much more expensive than it is.

+Prettiest tartan dress for a little lady.

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 294: There Is a Crack in Everything.

  1. Couldn’t help but throw some Rumi into the mix 🙂

    I said: what about my eyes?
    He said: Keep them on the road.

    I said: What about my passion?
    He said: Keep it burning.

    I said: What about my heart?
    He said: Tell me what you hold inside it?

    I said: Pain and sorrow.
    He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

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