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Hip Crop Tops and Jackets Paired with Scarves will Elevate your Fall Outfits

This fall, we are seeing cropped everything, including shirts, sweaters, jackets and blazers. Some silhouettes are so cropped that they show a bare midriff, which may look great on our twenty-something aged daughters, but not on most of us BA50's. We can, however, rock many crop styles that are just a bit longer. The trick is to pair them with a pair of high waisted denim or slacks to keep everything covered. To bring your look up a notch further, pair your trendy crop jackets and tops with a colorful scarf....
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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....
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The Bar Cart Dilemma: We Vowed Not To Shop At Walmart And Then…..

Mom would scary-mutter things about unfair labor practices and dismal manufacturing conditions whenever we drove past that store, her opinion proclaimed with such vehemence I could clearly imagine whip-wielding giants standing over kids (just like my friends and I) laboring over assembly of Barbie Dream Houses.  Walmart-avoidance was just a point of fact as I grew up, never something I judged in others. Or did I? I probably could have been quieter about disliking Walmart when the Kids were young.  But like many Mom-isms, the words and explanations of why “We don’t shop at Walmart” shot out of my mouth. The Kids were listening....
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The Trendy Jacket Shop: 10 Jackets You Need for a Fashionable Fall Season!

Your outerwear choice has the power to take your everyday look to the next level and kick off your seasonal style the right way. Whether it's a simple light layer or a jacket with utility, we have compiled the perfect list of trendy jackets to shop. Check out the 10 jackets you need for a fashionable Fall season! Shop our favorite styles here! ...
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The Fall Collection from Sam Edelman Has Me Drooling

I received the Fall Catalog from Sam Edelman this week and I couldn't stop looking at it. The catalogue is filled with beautiful floral dresses, stylish handbags, fun fall jackets and of course, lots of leather shoes, boots and sneakers. There are several trendy loafers, which really caught my eye, some with lug soles that provide a boost in height yet are super comfy. Read on for my curated selection of Sam Edelman's stunning Fall Collection....
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Empty Nested & Single: Uplifting Strategies When Life Gets Too Complicated

It’s not a linear process, my new normal. It still makes me cry when I see families picnicking in the nearby park because I am missing all the family time that seemed so idyllic, so long ago. I realize that I still grieve the loss of my marriage, my children and my former life. Then I get a text from the man I’ve been dating, “Just thinking about you and wanted to say hi ;) “ and my heart skips a beat. I smile and feel happy. People see me smiling and smile back....

When I Can’t Sleep: Hurricane Henri & Late Night Thrillers

"Hurricane Henri is predicted to arrive early Sunday," I said to my kids. Be careful Mom they chimed in from the other coast. I'm so excited. I don't care if Henri isn't well behaved. He's invited, and we will be ready. "I can't wait, I wish you were here. ("OMG, I'm so annoying, I have to stop saying I wish you were here -- but I laugh to myself, since they can't come at least Henri is coming") Guest Henri requires some prep. We prefer a short stay but hope he's not too irritable. I fill the car with groceries, batteries, grab the last flash light from the drugstore and wonder about that bad decision to NOT spring for the generator....