Monday Memo No. 172
Great finds and a sneak peek of something very exciting launching TOMORROW!
I am THRILLED to share a sneak preview of my new, special collaboration with Monica Rich Kosann which launches HERE TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 18th, at 9am EDT! After the success of our first collaboration last November, Monica and I joined forces again to co-design a special, limited edition “Mary Charm” that will be available in bracelet or necklace options, in both 18k gold and silver. Each engravable charm can be personalized with a single initial in script or serif font for an extra special touch.
Monica and I bonded over our shared philosophy that jewelry should not just be beautiful, it should mean something, and this personalized piece is the embodiment of exactly that. Every aspect of this heirloom piece is infused with meaningful details and timeless charm that we hope will delight and inspire you for years – and generations – to come.
The quality and craftsmanship of these pieces are unmatched and truly something you will cherish forever. Mark your calendars for 9AM EDT TOMORROW and bookmark this page where you will be able to shop our collection! Fair warning: our last collaboration sold out in less than an hour, so be prepared to act fast if you’re interested. Until then, keep your eyes peeled on my instagram feed and stories today for more details and sneak peeks!
Hear ye, hear ye, Walmart is having a Beauty Glow-Up Event with legitimately crazy savings through April 21st. Unlike the Sephora sale, you don’t have to qualify with a certain status to shop, you can get after it right now. I got tons of savings on so many of my all-time favorite beauty and skincare products — see what I bought here. Spoiler alert: cult favorites from premium brands are insanely discounted including my holy grail hair mask Olaplex No. 3, every skincare junkie’s GOAT hyaluronic acid serum from Peter Thomas Roth and my desert-island lip favorite from Neutrogena in shade Plum Perfect.
My friend Grace Atwood of The Stripe has teamed up with fashion forward activewear brand Addison Bay for a collaboration filled with, well, perfect stripes! Plus gorgeous emerald green hues and beautiful details that you will live in all spring and summer. It drops TOMORROW and I cannot wait to shop.
Last week I shared this SD card reader for iPhone along with some other photography tips in my IG stories (that have now been immortalized in this highlight). Of all the tips I shared, including an unforunate camera pot / chamber confusion, the iPhone card reader was a huge hit. Sounds like there are a lot of people with “nice cameras” that collect dust because there isn’t a quick and convenient way to access the photos in the moment. Even though a lot of cameras (including my nice DSLR) boast “WIFI” connectivity to your device, this functionality is notoriously finicky and unreliable. This card reader eliminates the need to connect via Bluetooth or WIFI, so you can instantly access your camera photos no matter where you are.
As an adult, I don’t usually reach for cereal in the morning because I know starting the day with a bowl full of sugar and/or carbs is not a recipe for success. However, Magic Spoon has reimagined your favorite cereals in a truly magical gluten-free, sugar-free, high-protein, bowl of deliciousness. Use the discount code MARYORTON for $5 off your own variety box of cereal or cereal bars here.
I truly can’t cope with how gorgeous this line is from Varley. Their new collection of DoubleSoft fabric is ultra soft, smooth and breathable—I want to reach through the screen and touch it all. I simply need this high neck tank set, this shorts set and this elevated sweatshirt set. Just take all my money.
Sunny swimwear brand Minnow has teamed up with chef, TV host and stylish mama, Daphne Oz, for a Mother’s Day capsule collection that is too precious to be missed. I legitimately want everything. I am especially obsessed with this suit for the girls and this chocolate brown suit for me. Summer can’t come soon enough.
Two of my all-time favorites have teamed up for the dreamiest bathroom collection. I absolutely love the indigo floral pattern on this robe that has a flat-weave outside and cozy terry cloth-lined inside. I’m also smitten with these sapphire silhouette towels with that quintessential Gracie design showcased in striking relief.
I just purchased my fourth set, so it’s high time I share with you that this multi-pack of wrapping paper is a must-have. The striped paper designs are universal enough that they work for adults or children — boys or girls — anytime of year. For example, I’ve used the pastel stripe for baby showers, little girls’ birthday parties, bridal showers, hostess gifts… everything. They’re just a great option to have in your gift wrap arsenal and they’re also inexpensive (and currently on sale), so when you’re wrapping a lot of things (like Liza’s recent birthday gifts) and don’t want to waste “the nice stuff” this is the perfect default option.
Sephora’s biannual Savings Event is officially on through 4/24. If you have Rouge status, you can shop now, saving 20% with code SAVENOW. VIBs and Insiders can shop tomorrow, 4/18 (VIBs save 15%, Insiders save 10%). I’m stocking up on my favorite everyday foundation from Hourglass, this Fenty lip cream I’ve been wanting to try for ages, a couple new shades of my favorite Armani lip product that I layer at the center of my lips after applying liner and this Buxom lip balm on the outer perimeter, and more of my favorite eyebrow gel from Benefit.
Uniqlo has teamed up with designer JW Anderson to collaborate on a spring/summer line and the results are absolutely beautiful. I was instantly taken with this sleeveless lapel dress. It’s 50% midi dress, 50% trench coat and 100% already in my cart. The linen blend is perfect for warmer weather and it can be worn as a dress or topped over an outfit as a sleeveless layer.
This truly might be the coolest thing I own. There are a lot of rooms we intentionally don’t want a TV in, but sometimes we wish we had the option. That’s when this rollable smart touch screen from LG comes in — it’s insanely convenient to roll into the dining room, for instance, when we want to view a photo slideshow at a recent birthday party. Or when we were playing with the girls in the living room, but Rich wanted to have the NBA finals game on in the background. We also don’t have a TV in our kitchen, so I’ll bring this smart touchscreen in there sometimes when I’m cooking and want to watch the news or a movie. It also works as a second computer screen, so I can make any room in our house an instant home office, which is SO since having two screens is a critical part of my work life.
By now, everyone knows and loves the Stanley Quencher tumbler. And I mean EVERYONE. One of the most iconic things about this water bottle is the truly perfect straw, but, I recently experienced the heartbreak that comes when that perfect straw gets damaged by a toddler biting and cracking it. Thankfully, Stanley has me covered with these replacement straws. They truly think of everything.
I have used this hydrating lip mask from Sigma Beauty every night for the past year plus and finally just used up my last swipe before immediately panic-ordering a replacement. The clean lip mask formula is deeply hydrating thanks to hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E. I’m addicted.
This electric scrubber is changing my life, one room at a time. It has four different shaped brush heads for any/all uses around the house. The dome rush is great for bathtubs and sinks, the flat brush for floors and stoves, the pointed corner brush is amazing with hard-to-reach places like window sills, and the cloth brush is perfect for flat surfaces and drying. This scrubber is portable, rechargeable and currently 15% off!
Whether you’re a coastal granny or simply love a good nautical stripe, this patch-pocket sweater jacket from J. Crew is it. The cropped silhouette is so flattering and I love the polished gold buttons. This is a great lightweight transition layer for spring and summer which also comes in solid red or navy.
I’m not sure how I’m just finding out about these weight-shifting insoles for high heels. These insoles were designed by a podiatrist and engineered by a rocket scientist (literally) to stop foot pain while wearing heels. The design helps distribute weight more equally, making heels WAY more comfortable to wear for longer stretches.
This gorgeous houndstooth jacket is a spring dream. I love the wispy fringed edges and tonal buttons. Last week, I shared my absolute favorite washable cashmere set from Kilte and mentioned you could easily dress it up with a blazer. Well friends, this is that blazer. FYI, my code MARY15 is still active for 15% off anything at Kilte.
These silver wipes are an absolute staple to keep on hand for freshening up everything from jewelry to tableware. The easy-to-use wipes are non-scratch and will rejuvenate your silver, gold, brass, copper and aluminum so they’re shining bright. The wipes are also ammonia-free, so they’re safe to use on jewelry and diamonds.
I can’t think of a single season or event that wouldn’t be made 20% more stylish with this structured coat from MANGO. It’s lightweight (made from recycled polyester) and has the most amazing shape (truly, you need to see it on to appreciate it). A classic lightweight black coat is about as versatile and timeless as it gets.
These blank postcards are the perfect creative outlet for parents and kids alike. The cardstock is thick enough for permanent markers but not so heavy they require more than a standard stamp. Whether you’re sending a note to the grandparents or a letter to a friend, decorating these postcards is a fun opportunity to get crafty and keep in touch. My kids love them.
Now that I’ve made you all aware of the importance of scarf rings, it’s time to find some killer scarves to put through those rings. I know they’ve been making silk scarves since the nineteenth century, but Liberty London still managed to take my breath away with this one. It’s like a frame-worthy kaleidoscope of colors and I especially love the contrasting chartreuse border. BEYOND!