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Herno Bracelet Sleeve Puffer Coat $855

Stylish Puffer Jackets are Everywhere This Season

Who doesn't love a fun, comfy, warm puffer jacket? As most designers realize comfort is king, puffers can be found in almost every collection this season. Puffers come in so many silhouettes, some of which are packable in their own pockets and others with dramatic, oversized collars, metallic fabrics or interesting stitching. I have scoured websites and stores and found great puffer options for every style and budget, from Mango, Herno, Uniqlo, The North Face, Free People, Athleta and Avec Les Filles. ...
Interview

What Women In Their 50’s and 60’s Are Worrying About

Attention Better After 50 women -- are you a worrier? Do you or a loved one you know suffer with anxiety? Well you are not alone. Women in their 50's and 60's are worrying. That's a fact. And, according to Lynn Lyons, it's normal. But the way we worry, ruminate, our patterns of how we deal with our anxiety, has been embedded over the years. In her new book The Anxiety Audit, Lynn talks about identifying our patterns and how to shift them. Lynn's book is incredibly helpful for those of us who are worriers. Women over 50 know their roles are changing and we need to pivot. The tools we used as the key player in our families requires new strategies. Lynn's techniques for dealing with anxiety and worry and RPN, repetitive negative thinking, are simple to understand and incredibly helpful. Please listen in to my interview with Lynn and share with those you love and hopefully this will be helpful to you. Felice Shapiro In Conversation With Author Lynn Lyons...
Cardigan

Aritizia Affordable Fashion That is For Better After 50s With Black Friday Sales

Aritizia did not hire me to write this post. I actually got off the subway on Spring Street in NYC and, captivated by their windows, walked right into their store. I couldn’t believe the styles and the prices and I was thrilled to find hip fashion that had plenty of options for BA50s at a fair price. Here’s what I bought and wear all the time. I bought the Wilfred Belize Cardigan in Gray.... See the Products Below on This Newsletter to shop directly and get Black Friday Sales Prices...

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Mother and daughter in field

My Daughters and Me…Next Phase

The mother-daughter bond can sometimes feel close to telepathic, like high alert empathy that’s super sensitive not just to the words but the pitch and the tone of the words being said. For better or worse a raised eyebrow or a deep exhale is decoded immediately. The biggest lesson I’ve learned after decades at this mothering thing is that my worth increases with every word I don’t say. If one of us suggests a new spice…or TV show…or bra, we’re all in. When returning from a trip, we each unpack and go through the mail the first hour we arrive home. We are all currently obsessed with Jeremy Allen White, star of The Bear. Nature? Nurture? Who knows. It’s just kind of lovely. Playing the cancer card (I think it’s legal to accept any perks that come along with that prognosis) they agreed to joining me on a three-day getaway in the Berkshires,...

Sleep Divorce: Can’t Sleep with Him…..Can’t Kill Him

I'm considering Sleep Divorce....It’s three a.m. and the mass lying on its back next to me is emitting unearthly sounds. I awaken, surfacing from a dream in which I’ve tried to weave the snorts, rasps, whistles, and jagged breathing into the plot. Clad only in a polka-dotted bikini, I’d been floating through a field of daisies towards Freddy, my third-grade boyfriend, while my husband lay serenely unbothered by his own tortured cacophony. I love my husband. We spoon perfectly, taking comfort in one another’s warm, pliant presence. Randy and I watch TV shows and tennis tournaments in bed, snuggled with our small mutt Zadie, all of us munching popcorn. Awake, we’re blissful. But turn off the lights, shut off the electronics, and we join the ranks of couples contemplating divorce. Sleep divorce, that is....

Are You Married? Stop Saying These Things to Me about Dating

There’s a scene in the Sex in the City reboot, And Just Like That, where Carrie and her new, career-driven, 50+, single friend, Seema talk about dating. Carrie says, “I think it’s great that you’re still putting yourself out there.” Ugh. Seema points out the insensitivity by saying, “you found the love of your life and had him for many years. And in my eyes, that is something worth still putting myself out there.” Like Seema, since my divorce, well-meaning but oblivious married friends and family say things that make me want to say, “f##k off.”...

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Herno Bracelet Sleeve Puffer Coat $855

Stylish Puffer Jackets are Everywhere This Season

Who doesn't love a fun, comfy, warm puffer jacket? As most designers realize comfort is king, puffers can be found in almost every collection this season. Puffers come in so many silhouettes, some of which are packable in their own pockets and others with dramatic, oversized collars, metallic fabrics or interesting stitching. I have scoured websites and stores and found great puffer options for every style and budget, from Mango, Herno, Uniqlo, The North Face, Free People, Athleta and Avec Les Filles. ...