Monday Memo No. 167
Scarves, silk headbands, and the Spanx collection I’ll never get enough of.
I’m sliding in a secret little surprise for today’s Monday Memo readers: early access to my Dana Rebecca edit HERE along with a 10% off discount code MARY10! I put together this special curation of personal favorites from Dana Rebecca’s collection and am so excited for you to check it out. Several weeks ago, Dana Rebecca reached out (since she knew I was a longtime fan of the brand) and asked if I wanted to put together an edit of my favorite pieces to share as a special discounted collection to my readers. This is the result! I have loved DRD’s jewelry for so long because she manages to design jewelry that is eminently wearable everyday, but still feels really special and unique. This curation has limited quantities and my discount code MARY10 is only active for three weeks, so snag them while you can. It's impossible to pick a favorite, but just look at these earrings, this necklace, and this stunning ring. Photos don't begin to do these pieces justice.
Somehow the TikTok of this girl talking about punching her sorority sister in the face graced my FYP and while I can’t say it has inspired me to punch anyone in the face recently, it DID inspire me to immediately order plum eyeliner. I ordered this one from Nars in the Broadway shade and while I’m still getting the hang of it, so far I’m OBSESSED.
I love that my daughters make a lot of art, but I don’t love the mess of wall-papering my house in said art. IT’S EVERYWHERE. That’s why this picture frame is a perfect alternative for featuring their artwork. The wood frame comes in nine shades and provides storage so you can rotate when the next “show” comes through your gallery.
Do I NEED a fuchsia trench coat? No. Has this one occupied my every waking thought since I saw it on Banana Republic’s site? Yes. It’s 50% trench coat, 50% opera coat and 100% guaranteed to make a statement. For a slightly more practical (but no less beautiful) topper, I’m eyeing this suede shirt jacket for my upcoming travels.
The socks from Stance are truly the best everyday socks I’ve ever worn. The socks in this 3 pack are made from breathable cotton with added cushioning for comfort. They’re soft and so so so durable — the only reason you’ll need to buy more is to collect all of the twenty + color combinations they come in. Honestly, I have Stance socks from six years ago (when I first discovered the brand) that still appear brand new.
This silicone brush holder is great for travel but I love having it anytime I need to throw makeup in my purse. It’s lightweight, compact and protects both the inside of my purse and my makeup brushes. When my skin was being super oily recently, I threw some powder and a fluffy brush in my purse and this holder was the perfect solve for keeping my powder brush protected from the lint collection at the bottom of my bag.
Walmart is running a Baby Days Sale event and I stocked up on several our all-time favorite items so we can keep a second set of must-haves at my parents’ house. Especially with baby number three on the way, I wanted another copy of our favorite rocker, pack and play, play gym, etc. so that I don’t have to crate those items back and forth. Everything I bought is linked here. I really can’t believe they’re taking over $100 off the MamaRoo — that’s a top five newborn necessity for us!
I recently took a zoom call from my car and realized afterwards I had a poppyseed in my teeth the whole time. Once I leave the house, the rearview mirror is pretty much the only time I catch my reflection. So, I decided to buy this super-bright portable LED mirror from Riki Loves Riki. It has three light levels, magnets that make it mountable and 7X magnification, in case you want to see what’s going on INSIDE your pores.
Attention: All fans of Spanx’s AirEssentials line (which really should be absolutely everyone at this point). Spanx has added several new styles to the collection. Some personal favorites include this mock neck dress, this jumpsuit (which comes in petite, regular and tall), and this mock neck top, which I ordered in navy and black to go with my Air Essentials wide legs (and the set is so cute). The code MARYOXSPANX is still active for 10% off your order.
Every year I await the Kips Bay Show House Palm Beach with more anticipation than my toddlers waiting for Santa. This is the sixth year that Kips Bay has employed 20 of the country’s most celebrated designers and architects to transform a home in Palm Beach and the results are STUNNING. The home is open for tours, but if you’re not in the area, you can drool over each room in this Veranda piece or in this write-up by Town and Country.
These days, every beauty TikTok seems to start out with the big headband to hold back their hair as they apply makeup, but I can’t help but cringe wondering how it creases their hair and messes up their ‘do. This silk headband is 100% silk, which prevents frizz and breakage without creases (the same reason silk pillow cases are so popular) and still manages to keep hair out of your face.
I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect marigold yellow ballet flats and finally found these beauties from Tod’s at The Outnet. The turmeric yellow croc-embossed leather is topped with a buckled embellishment that compliments the almond toe — these flats put a spring in your step as I step into spring. They also come in a gorgeous cognac brown.
I was recently asked for suggestions on where to find maternity jeans that come in tall lengths and I suggested these from gap! Gap has such an amazing, expansive collection of maternity clothing in general, but their denim collection is especially brilliant since they offer so many options in petite, regular and long.