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Jogger-Style Trousers $39.99

Modern Knit Outfits that are Stylish and Comfy

Many of us BA50's want to look chic and fashionable, without sacrificing comfort. We want to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves when we are socializing without feeling restricted and confined in a too-snug outfit. If you are looking for the comfort of a sweatsuit, but the polish of a more elevated outfit, one stylish and trendy solution is to wear knitwear. This season we are seeing beautiful knit dresses, skirts, trousers, and matching sets, often in relaxed, forgiving silhouettes which suit all shapes and sizes....
Felice with friend on beach

The Sisterhood Rhythm

"Any chance you can come the first week in September to visit?" My sister Jane and I were talking just 2 weeks prior and I was sure it wouldn't work. Burlingt...
Book

Capture Your Family’s Stories: Tell Me A Story

Today I interviewed Carolyn Snider and Karen Philip founders of Tell Me A Story and learned how they capture a lifetime of stories in one gorgeous hardcover book. Everyone has a story worth telling. Do you think you have a family history you would like told? This is a fantastic gift for the whole family. BA50s get a 10% discount...
Striped shirts

A Striped Button Down Can Be Styled Oh-So Many Ways

The button down shirt can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Add a stripe, and it takes on even more personality. This season tailored clothing is taking center stage, and we are seeing striped button downs in lots of bright colors. Along with many shades of blue and black, vibrant oranges and yellows are being featured, which look fresh and modern. Read on for my Top 10 striped button downs you will wear again and again....
beach with tire tracks

What Should We Do About This?

I walked off the beach yesterday and my pulse was racing. An enormous jeep truck was spinning its wheels trying to move out of the deep soft sand. Deeper and deeper it sunk into the depths and then it began to spin sideways banging up against my friend's jeep. And the driver didn't stop as we watched shocked from our beach chairs. The bumpers were grinding and the driver kept trying to accelerate his way out of the quicksand like mess....
Holly Eger

An Hour to Pack Before The Flames Reached Us

When the winds changed and we realized we had about an hour to pack and get out before the flames reached us, we counted ourselves lucky. Many people get no time at all. We live south of San Francisco, just west of Stanford and 20 miles short of the Pacific Ocean. The woods in our town are etched with trails that weave through cypresses and manzanitas and spill into grassy meadows of larkspur and purple lupine. The snowy fog, in the cool misty mornings, pulls back toward the ocean as if God is making Her bed....
Words of wisdom

Not So Wise Words of Wisdom

I’m sending out a blanket apology to anyone who listened to my advice when I was twenty-five. I’m so sorry, I was an idiot. My friend Sonia recently reminded me that she got married because of me. I had no recollection of any profound words. We thought, how many bad marriages could have been avoided if people didn’t listen to our shitty WISDOM? ...
Hiking

Age & Agility: A Lesson In Ups and Downs

when my family signed up to hike to the top of Skellig Michael in Ireland, over 600 crumbly steps there and then back, with sheer vertical drops and no handrails, I was understandably nervous. The literature stressed ‘you hike at your own risk, there have been fatalities’. Adding to the anxiety, the only way to reach the island was an hour ride in a small boat, crossing the open seas of the North Atlantic. This almost guaranteed you arrived slightly seasick....

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Words of wisdom

Not So Wise Words of Wisdom

I’m sending out a blanket apology to anyone who listened to my advice when I was twenty-five. I’m so sorry, I was an idiot. My friend Sonia recently reminded me that she got married because of me. I had no recollection of any profound words. We thought, how many bad marriages could have been avoided if people didn’t listen to our shitty WISDOM? ...
Beautiful woman contemplating a beautiful road surrounded by nature

Can I Have a Do Over?

“Georgia, I swear I’ve never seen such a smile.” I hadn't heard Boz Scaggs in years and suddenly all I could see was my younger self, with a whole future of unlimited possibilities available to her. It was a moment in time when anything and anyone was possible.  However,  I think I chose the wrong guy, settled into a mediocre marriage and was now 60 and alone for the first time since my late twenties. Damn you Boz Scaggs, I want a do over!...

Body Shaming: I’m Not Going to Be That Mom Until I Was

I was shopping with my preteen daughter in LuLuLemon.  I was tired and not in the best mood but she wanted to show me this jacket she liked, a trim fit, hot pink zip up.  The saleslady stood outside the dressing room as she tried it on. She zipped it up and I immediately noticed her slight outward curve in the middle. She doesn’t look perfect. What do I say to her? “I think she needs a bigger size.”  I told the saleslady. “Can I come in?” she responded....

Featured on Fashion Friday

Shoes

Flats that Feel Good for Fall

Now that sandal season is coming to an end for many of us BA50's who live in seasonal climates, our thoughts turn to flats and sneakers for the fall season ahead. There are so many great options whether you prefer a barely-there heel, a chunky sole, or a platform which offers a boost in height but with the comfort of a flat. Sneakers have taken center stage in footwear in 2021 and can be worn with almost all of our outfits, from sweatpants to casual skirts and dresses....
Jogger-Style Trousers $39.99

Modern Knit Outfits that are Stylish and Comfy

Many of us BA50's want to look chic and fashionable, without sacrificing comfort. We want to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves when we are socializing without feeling restricted and confined in a too-snug outfit. If you are looking for the comfort of a sweatsuit, but the polish of a more elevated outfit, one stylish and trendy solution is to wear knitwear. This season we are seeing beautiful knit dresses, skirts, trousers, and matching sets, often in relaxed, forgiving silhouettes which suit all shapes and sizes....