My Latest Snags.
I also ordered a few things from Shopbop: this mesh-top dress, this Agolde tee in brown, this Leset tee so many people have raved about, and this short-sleeved version of the long sleeved pointelle I’ve been raving about. (More layering / long-sleeved tops here.)
This Week’s Bestsellers.
01. TUCKERNUCK MARAIS JACKET // 02. RECHARGEABLE TRAVEL MIRROR // 03. GALVAN MIDI DRESS // 04. KAWECO PEN // 05. MADEWELL BOMBER CARDIGAN // 06. JOE’S COATED WIDE LEGS // 07. DOEN JANE BLOUSE // 08. DORSEY FIVE STONE BRACELET // 09. REFORMATION BOOTS // 10. JEU, SET, ET MATCH CAP // 11. TARGET WOVEN TREE COLLAR // 12. OPT DANNI DRESS // 13. NUTCRACKER STORY ORCHESTRA // 14. NUTCRACKER SENSORY KIT // 15. VUORI JOGGERS // 16. J. CREW WOOL MAXI SKIRT
Weekend Musing: Take Pride in Small Things.
My days are filled with small things: the chased mot juste, the tiny compartments into which I meter sliced fruit and goldfish for my children, the margin in my schedule during which I wrap a birthday gift for my neighbor’s daughter, the confetti of post-it notes that dot my notebooks and the frame of my desktop computer.
I remind myself: tend to these smallnesses with love.
And if you cannot call forth love, find the satisfying discipline of a job-well-done.
I think of the artistic masters – the Didions, the Picassos, the Pounds — and I know that they did not deliver their masterpieces overnight, but brushstroke by brushstroke, draft by draft. How many sketches fell to the cutting room floor? How many erasures will we never see?
As a parent, too: each reassurance, each smoothed forehead, each reminder to use the toilet and close the door and “be gentle with your brother” turn out to be firmer than filament.
When we show ourselves to friends, we do so less often through grand gesture and more routinely through the tininess of a remembered text (“how’d the interview go?”), the selection of cheese at the shop (“I remembered you’re allergic to goat”), the silent affordances (“I knew you didn’t mean to”).
Permit yourself to take pride, and pleasure, in the small things that turn out well. The thoughtfully-selected gift; that rare moment in which you say the right thing at the right time; the bath time gone right.
The little things are the big things;
How you do something is how you do everything.
Onward, Magpies, in praise of small things —
+I’m sharing this metallic cableknit cardigan in an upcoming post on the metallics trend but I had to share now because I’m scared it will sell out before the post goes live! SO GOOD and $59.
+Did you get anything from the Doen holiday collection? My sister and I were texting frantically about it. I’d initially overlooked this frothy black dress since I’m not usually a black dress gal but…it’s kind of calling my name? This is also spectacular and I love this wintry version of the dress I’ve been wearing all fall.
+A lot of you have been asking for boots to pair with the slouchier/wider-leg denim styles currently en vogue. I think the keys are 1) a boot that has a structured, slimmer profile to balance things out, and not look too clunky, and 2) making sure jeans hit around ankle so you see enough of the boot. I think this pair is absolutely perfect for the job. Look for less here.
+Madewell is offering 30% off sitewide! All my top picks for the season here.
+Beauty boutique BeautifiedYou has a great spread of well-priced, Euro-pharmacy skincare basics like Embryolisse and EltaMd, and they are offering us 27% off sitewide with code JEN27. A great time to stock up on basics for your beauty cabinet. (The EltaMD sunscreen is excellent — I use daily.) I just ordered a new beauty blender and this EltaMD hydration mask in anticipation of cold weather. I really love the feeling of slathering on a thick layer of cream at night, especially when I am under the weather. Replenix’s brightening eye cream has also been on my list for awhile — a good chance to snag for almost 30% off.
+This cropped faux leather jacket is unbelievable.
+Best jeans for little boys. Just bought my son a few new pairs from Gap!
+What are your children wearing for Thanksgiving? I shared some cozy/casual ideas for Thanksgiving morning at home here. If you’re doing a formal meal, I love this dress with navy knee-highs for girls and this sweater over a button-down with cords for boys. For something more casual, this jumper and turtleneck for girls and this flannel button-down for boys.
+Cutest bow cardigan.
+These mushroom stocking holders! So fun.
+Cutest fair isle sweater for a little love.
+The definition of “the quiet luxury” trend.
+Into this chocolate brown mini! Imagine with tights and a statement fair isle!
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