By Julie Inzanti
It seems like our carefully curated transitional wardrobe may never see the light of day, literally. April showers have decamped to June, extending or our seasonal affective disorder. We haven’t had the necessary handful of balmy days of May and June to brown our gams for the general public. And we can’t just unsheath our bottom half all at once—it happens inch by inch. For capricious climates, call on these essential ankle-length pieces.
By Michael Gurian
Author of The Wonder of Aging, with Jay P. Gurian, Ph.D.
My 83-year-old father lost every cent he had. It happened slowly, and he never knew it was happening. Neither did his kids (myself included)—nor did his two sisters, my aunts, nor the staff or his friends at the retirement community he lived in. When everything unraveled and the police and I talked, a detective said, “It’ll take a while for us to get this criminal charged. We have so many of these cases a day to deal with. This is going on everywhere.”
Sloppy seconds? There’s something really wrong with a woman who dates her friends’ exes, says Big Ang, star of the hit reality show Mob Wives and author of Bigger Is Better: Real-Life Wisdom From the No-Drama Mama.
It can induce anxiety, just the thought of packing up a family (especially one with young children) and getting them through security and to your destination with luggage intact. These tried-and-true tips from organizing guru and Secrets of an Organized Mom author Barbara Reich will help you skirt disaster.
Vacation season is upon us. For some folks that means serious anxiety. Whether you dread your flight for days before a trip or just get a few butterflies at the airport, this is a great exercise for working through your anxiety. From Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler by Elisha Goldstein.
By Marci Nault
Author of The Lake House
Sheryl Sandberg talks about how women want to be liked so they take a back seat in business, while at home they still do more of the work than men. But I believe there’s something deeper going on than likeability. How can women demand more when we teach each other that our only worth is what we do for others? How can someone who’s already overwhelmed by giving to everyone else achieve her dreams?
By Julie Inzanti
I have been working in “slow fashion” for a couple of years now and am familiar with the consideration and care that goes into designing and producing not only an entire collection, but each individual garment. I work for the small, Brooklyn-based brand Nadia Tarr. We use American-made fabrics and manufacture locally in Brooklyn, which has given me a new insight into the industry and how important each step of the process is.
By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
When you look back at TV’s first truly independent single girls in the city, The Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern, one thing is clear: These ‘70s ladies took far less crap than the Hannahs and Mindys and Jesses of our time. If you really want to master your dating domain, you need do nothing more than ask, “What would Mary and Rhoda do?”
Regardless of how men treat us, sometimes we just have to look at ourselves and our actions and realize, “Oh gosh, I’m being the Crazy Girl,” says Jessica Massa in her book The Gaggle: How to Find Love in a Post-Dating World. Do any of the following sound familiar?
By Julie Inzanti
If I had to pick one current trend that’s easy to wear, looks great on almost everyone, and will definitely carry over into fall—giving our wallets a break—it has to be the black and white pattern. Most of us have B&W pieces (and several shades of gray) taking up major real estate our closets, so here are a few tips and style ideas to help you work this crisp, chic look.