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Everything Shearling for the Holidays!

Gift it to a loved one during the holidays or treat yourself to well deserved comfort! From jackets to vests, slippers to scarves, and chairs to rugs - there are so many amazing opportunities to update your wardrobe and living space with this must have fabric. Here is our ultimate guide to the top shearling clothing items and home goods to elevate and cushion your life with sophistication and style! ...

Dress Like Hollywood: Add Some Sparkle and Shine this Holiday Season

I have been seeing sequins on Hollywood stars everywhere lately. Diane Keaton, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek and Dakota Johnson all wore sequined outfits at the LACMA Art & Film Gala last week. Adele wore a black sequin gown to her tv filming in London, and Kristen Stewart adorned a glittery silver blazer for her Tonight Show taping last week. How do us BA50's incorporate this trend into our own wardrobes this holiday season? The key is to make the look more modern and less "over the top" by pairing the stand-out piece with something less dressy like a pair of denim. ...
Felice talking on the phone

Finding Mom When I Didn’t Expect To

Mom and Dad are gone. I’m not complaining. I know in my 60’s it would be unusual to have a living parent. But still, normal or not,  I miss them. Most recently, I’ve been talking to my Mom who has been gone for 2 years. “I feel like calling Mom lately.” I texted my 3 sisters. “Does this happen to you?” “So much, it happens often.” And then, there I was waiting for my booster and the 95 year old woman next to me introduced herself. My name is Florence Somethingstein , do you live around here?...
Zephyr Zippered Cape $118

Capes and Coats in Warm Fall Colors

Fashion stylists often say that the third piece or top layer completes every look, and I definitely agree. Adding a punch of color to your outfit in a jacket or cape in an autumnal color will add style punch and a boost in confidence as you walk out the door. This fall, we are seeing outerwear in beautiful shades of sage green, mustard yellow, copper brown alongside plaids and buffalo checks. ...
Felice Shapiro watching movies

Couch Slouching and TV Binging For November 2021

Whatever the reason, I thought last year's binging behavior was over -- so over. My couch slouch posture had righted itself and I walked defiantly away from the screen and clicker last May but alas, I'm back with no regrets. I have even upped my binging game this time as the ridiculously short days of daylight and the crazy rains creep in and have kept us inside these past 2 weeks. Armed with the new Disney Plus App and Apple TV access, an ability to caste effortlessly without dialing up the kids on the west coast,  wrapped in my new faux fur blankie from Pottery Barn, I am ever ready for my great escapes.  Ready, Aim, Click.....I dim the lights, aim the  TV clicker and let the stories roll. So here's what I'm loving lately and what my friends are recommending: ...
Woman getting haircut

Why I’m Able to Relax During a Haircut

I was sitting in my hair salon the other day and an extraordinary thing happened. I made it through not one, not two, but halfway through a third New Yorker I'd brought along with me to read...I knew in that brief period of happiness on Saturday that this was a feeling that I needed to pay attention to. To return to. To learn from. To make the rest of my week—or at least my weekends—more like that moment. To somehow build in more guilt-free zones. I'm not sure that will happen. But it was good to feel it and acknowledge it....