My Latest Snag: More Summer Fitness!
This week, I picked up these shorts and this tank from J. Crew’s limited edition collaboration with Tracksmith, one of my favorite fitness wear companies. Their pieces are pricey but thoughtfully designed and very well-made. I also snagged this cropped seamless tee to pair with my high-waisted running shorts. As I write this, I am *this* close to ordering Hunza G’s Xandra bikini, too — on sale for $50 off here. I’m guessing I will have purchased by the time this post goes live. I haven’t purchased a bikini in awhile but have heard this one is really comfortable and flattering.
This Week’s Bestsellers.
01. MADEWELL DRESS // 02. LONGCHAMP CROSSBODY // 03. HOODED STRIPED SWEATSHIRT // 04. LULULEMON ALIGN DRESS* // 05. CELINE SUNGLASSES // 06. MESH SEASHELL BAGS // 07. J. CREW DRESS // 08. ELTA MD FACIAL SUNSCREEN // 09. FIRST DAY / LAST DAY FLAG // 10. TEMPTATION POSITANO DRESS // 11. 9SEED CAFTAN // 12. SHELL CLAW CLIP // 13. ZARA EMBROIDERED MINI // 14. VOLLRATH 8-QT MIXING BOWL*
**This bowl may seem like the most random recommendation on the earth, but trust me — you will not know how you lived without it. Makes mixing and marinating so much easier. It’s enormous but really lightweight.
Weekend Musings: On Coming Back from a Mistake.
A few weeks ago, I overheard Mr. Magpie tell one of his team members: “It’s not about the misstep. There are going to be mistakes. It’s about how you respond to it.” We talked at length about this over dinner the other night. How do you handle a dropped ball? How do you come back from a big miss?
We decided that the people we respect most are the ones who handle those moments with a rare combination of cultivated self-awareness and self-confidence. These are the people who own their mistakes, who find the insight in the ashes, but don’t dwell on them or translate them into personal inadequacies. They operate like ball players: statistically, these athletes know they will never have a perfect batting average, but they play as if they might, and they don’t lose their swagger after a few bad trips to home plate. One of my bosses once put it this way: “Be a goldfish. Forget quickly. Keep swimming.”
What helps you come back from a mistake?
+This might be THE most versatile dress of summer. It can be styled a zillion ways, worn over a swimsuit, paired with sandals or flats, etc, etc!
+Fab gold sandals to wear with everything.
+Adorable packaging on these candles. Cute little gift!
+This is not shopping per se, but do you use 1Password yet?! It’s a game changer. Once you get over the fear of forgetting the master password, you never have to remember a password in your life, and it generates super-secure passwords for you. Brilliant. You can also share passwords with family members using it!
+Such fun napkins. All of the patterns are BEYOND.
+Super stylish dining chairs.
+This black woven tote is a great price but gives me Loewe vibes in shape.
+Gorgeous linen mini — $120!