Monday Memo No. 170
Handbags, hand-painted slides and an early contender for “Perfect Summer Dress.
TOMORROW is the final day of my Dana Rebecca edit and the last opportunity to use my 10% discount code MARY10. In case you missed it, I put together an edit of my favorite pieces to share as a special discounted collection to my readers and this is the result! I love Dana Rebecca’s jewelry because every piece feels special yet is eminently wearable in your everyday life. My discount code MARY10 expires tomorrow (3/28), so if you’d like 10% off beauties like these earrings, this necklace, and this stunning ring, this is your last chance.
It’s been a while since I’ve audibly GASPED upon seeing an item of clothing, but this A-line midi-dress from Shoshanna took my breath away. Maybe it’s the bright blue and green floral pattern or the bow detailing on the straps, but I’m crowning this The Perfect Summer Dress.
I have been traveling a ton in the last couple of months and this sewing kit has come in handy countless times on the road. The compact case won’t take up space in your suitcase and it includes all essential sewing tools you need to replace a button or mend a hem — truly the best $4 you can spend.
Caitlin Wilson has the most beautiful collection of home pieces. She has some breathtaking new arrivals, which include this elegant, bunny-shaped wreath I just ordered for Easter.
My obsession with all things wicker: handbag edition! I love the honey wicker structure of this Serpui bag. It has a beautiful cutout pattern, cane handle and gold detailing, and you can add a strap to wear it crossbody. If that’s not enough, Serpui has another wicker bag that caught my eye, this rabbit-shaped clutch which is like an Easter basket for grown-ups. Like the other Serpui style, it can be worn as a clutch or a shoulder bag with a detachable shoulder strap chain. Both are 25% off right now during Neiman Marcus’s Friends & Family sale!
I love eating salads, but I’ve been sloppily shaking together homemade dressings in old mason jars for way too long. This salad dressing mixer from OXO does it all — it’s a measuring cup and mixer and its leak-proof, airtight design seals tight for storage in the fridge. Now I have no excuse not to make a salad.
I absolutely LOVE the silhouette of this cap-sleeved shirt from Sarah Alexandra. Renowned designer and tailor Renee Bassetti created the original shirt concept in 1989 and her daughter launched Sarah Alexandra to extend their exceptional Italian cotton styles to a new generation of women. The quality and craft of these shirts is truly worth the investment. You can browse all the colorways this style comes in here.
This no-touch infrared digital thermometer is the ONLY thermometer you need. It works for adults but is especially game-changing for kids. When Coco was born we got the thermometer that was popular at the time which you have to drag across a child’s forehead while holding a button. Both of our girls have hated it and it never seemed to work properly. This one is insanely fast, accurate and doesn’t require you to even touch your child, which is amazing if you need to take your child’s temperature while they’re sleeping so you don’t risk waking them up.
The legendary design company Shumacher has compiled a modern handbook on timeless décor style in Charm School. The book dives into more than 250 rooms decorated by iconic designers who’ve put their spin on classics like canopied beds, table settings and more.
Yes, you read that correctly — I was shocked to discover how good Walmart’s in-house line is until I heard that Brandon Maxwell took over as creative director. I did a fashion show of my recent haul here and everything is linked here. It’s all SO good, but some of my personal favorites are this sweater, this peplum top and this jacket.
Warmer weather means beautiful backless styles for Spring and Summer and @LizAdams has a recommendation that answers all your questions about how to look good but still feel supported: these reusable adhesive bras. Made from a hand-washable silicone, these self-adhesive covers last all night and are invisible under backless, braless and strapless designs.
How stunning are these hand-painted butterfly slides from Alepel? Alepel’s leather sandals provide a supple canvas for colorful, one-of-a-kind painting and patterns. Are they shoes? Yes. Are they works of art? Also yes.
Buy it for Easter but wear it all spring. This gingham coat from Kate Spade is on super sale would make an adorable topper for any upcoming occasions where you want to appear seasonally optimistic, while still staying warm. This coat is the perfect transitional piece for those in-between months where you’re shopping for Spring Break vacation sets but it’s somehow still icy outside.
I recently tried this alcohol-free sparkling rosé and LOVED it. French Bloom produces fully organic, 100% alcohol-free wines for those of us who want to to partake in the upcoming rosé season, but can’t due to small humans inhabiting our abdomens.
DeMellier’s Cannes mini bag is straight out of my black-and-white-striped dreams. I love the minimalist construction and the gold chain strap. It also comes in off white and silver, but the black and ecru stripe is absolute perfection, with or without the chain strap.
Tretorn has been a go-to sport shoe for literal decades and they’ve paired up with J. Crew to release their classic style in new, seasonal colorways. I’m dying over the begonia colorway but all three colors are extremely cute given how extremely comfortable these shoes are.
This little champagne cork safe is such a sweet way to commemorate a toast-worthy moment. You can write in the reason, date and spirit and enclose it in the glass case so you’ll never forget the celebratory moment. It’d make a great hostess, engagement or housewarming gift with your favorite bottle of bubbly.
These flowy, floral palazzo pants from Mango are SO chic and they're the answer to the question that is always on my mind: “How can I wear pajamas out of my house and get compliments?” They are so versatile, and would look amazing with a simple black top and the DeMellier mini bag I linked above.
The pearl detailing on this cropped blazer from LoveShackFancy left me speechless. LSF is known for their whimsical, feminine, vintage-inspired style and they’ve elevated this 80’s-inspired washed denim with such intricate pearl embroidery. Wear it with the matching mini skirt or layer it over literally any all-white outfit or dress this summer. Speaking of all-white, where are my brides at?! I want to see this jacket at somebody’s bridal lunch…