Monday Memo No. 101
All things smart, stylish, and adorable.
The brand Girlfriend has a cult following for their leggings made from recycled materials and the now makes SWEATS. That’s right, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hoodies, all in coordinating colors. If you planned to ride out the rest of 2020 in clothing without zippers or buttons, they're here to help you.
You know what’s fun? Remembering we can still buy gifts for people. Indeed, 2020 has not taken this joy from us. Start here, with the cutest AirPod cases EVER via Katie Kime, master of the monogram. Choose from nine case covers and so many different monogram options... honestly good luck to you in making a choice. May our AirPods never be underdressed again.
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about a good blazer. Here, this incredibly affordable blazer option has soared to the top of my shopping list. This double-breasted, midweight blazer in a beige check is instant professionalism to toss on before Zoom, over your athleisure for a neighborhood walk, or anything in between. It's the instant outfit elevator.
I love podcasts, we all do. We’ve all got a queue of who-knows-how-many to listen to while we make dinner, if only we could remember to press play while we make dinner. But one thing that’s missing from the whole pod-o-sphere is a social element, and that’s where Goodpods comes in. It’s a social platform for sharing and discussing all the podcasts you and your friends are into. It’s also just a much more efficient way to find out about new podcasts instead of just... random texts from your cousin in Dallas and the like.
There has maybe never been a better year for gifting loved ones with a photo book—and yet somehow it’s hard to find one that’s DIY, but still super elevated in style. Artifact Uprising is the perfect mix of affordability and aesthetic for your photobook gift giving this year. You might be thinking, um... Mary, it’s October 5th don't you dare start talking about holiday gifting. True, BUT, remember how long these things can take to put together? Remember having to give someone their Christmas present in March? Yeah… let’s get ahead of things this year.
If there’s anything cuter than a floral matching set for toddlers, I’ve yet to discover it. I recently bought this jacket and the matching pants for Colette, and I’m essentially beside myself with how adorable they are. Not sure how I'm supposed to get anything done with something this cute just hanging around. Oh that’s right, she'll probably smash raspberries all over herself in thirty seconds. Cool.
We’re going to do it, we’re going to get ahead of chapped lips this year—they’re not going to sneak up on us and then stick around until Easter, no way. Beneath Your Mask’s Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm is the new gold standard in lip treatments that conditions and repairs the delicate skin on your lips to keep you comfortable all fall and winter long.
Anyone else... umm more than mildly obsessed with British crime dramas? Cool so, Marcella needs to be your next one. I know it’s not new, because it’s been on my list for years just staring at me, trying to get me to come to my senses and watch. I finally did, and IT IS GRIPPING. However, it's very important to include a major trigger warning that it is quite dark at times and the second season of the show I found really difficult to watch because it involves some horrific themes around pedophilia and infant deaths. Definitely not easy for any parent to watch. But! I still think it's one of the best crime dramas I've seen and I'm almost done with season three. Can't stop watching.
May I be remembered for my affinity for belts. *Colette coughs* And hot rollers, sorry. This Loeffler Randall croc-effect leather belt is a Mary belt if I’ve ever seen one, and it adds a cool, classic touch to your casual yet professional enough to meet a colleague for socially distanced coffee outfits. Wear with jeans, wear over a dress, wear over a blazer, just wear it. That's all I ask. This belt deserves to see the world.
If you are in camp “oooh pretty label” and that's how you pick your wine, it’s time to dig a little deeper and learn how to read a wine label. Don't worry, the New York Times has it all broken down for you here. After a quick read, a whole new world of possibilities will open up and those trips down the wine aisle will become a lot less stressful. Yes, I'm facilitating your pandemic drinking problem and I'm not sorry.
As we approach an election (I know, did you hear? There's an election coming soon!) with millions of Americans making voting decisions, not just about the Presidential candidates, but also on critically important local and state elections, there’s a lot of information to consume. But have no fear, Flipboard is about to be your new favorite app. It allows you to curate news and information so you can stay connected to the issues, candidates and stories that matter to you. You can completely personalize and organize your experience to stay on top of all the information you want to read before you vote.