The Edition: No. 279

Aug 31, 2021

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. // William Hazlitt

+ How to gameplan your hybrid workdays.

+ Matt & Nat’s $69 round crossbody bag is unique, stylish and utterly wearable.

+ Money can buy happiness (or at least well-being) if you use it right.

+ This jersey dress and swing tank are mid-section friendly and saved me during IVF.

+ What is ‘tragic optimism‘?

+ The Ottoman Tunics are back (I bought the oyster.), and now in cashmere.

+ Working remotely with friends might be the solution to WFH woes.

+ Plus-Size Outfit: A cool coat + a rust-colored dress + boots.

+ This concealer-application trick is actually genius.

+ Bloomingdale’s has the best cashmere sweaters. Ever.

+ WFH rules to stay productive and avoid burnout.

+ Does your skin have texture issues?  This is the serum for you.

+ The college dorm shopping industrial complex has taken over.

+ You can choose traditional pearls or spectacular pearls, both are great.

Long Read. The wild murder plot involving a cyber-scammer and a college student who wanted to eliminate her lover’s wife.

Well, hey there, September.

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  1. Samantha says:

    That long read – mind. blown. Both of the people involved in that affair need to some serious therapy (among other things).

  2. Shannon says:

    Really don’t understand the dorm room thing. You are only there a short time. You spend most of your time elsewhere. Then you have to move all that stuff. I have a son. Could barely get him to do any shopping. When he got to school, he went to Wal Mart and bought some albums. He uses the album covers as his art, and he’s good to go!

  3. Denise says:

    I can’t decide how I feel about the dorm room article. On one hand, it seems like overkill…and indeed, I recall my freshman dorm being just awful, with cinder block walls and a loft bed that i bought second hand once on campus that creaked terribly and probably could have been considered a safety hazard. It was…depressing. And I didn’t spend a ton of time in there. I also recall my mom telling stories about how she cried for the entire 5 hour drive home after dropping me at such a dreadful place. So….$1K for peace of mind for my child and I? It might not be the worst investment ever, if only for a year…

  4. Lauren says:

    Chiming in to say the jersey dress is very comfortable. Got the dark green and love the color and the fit. Great for flights – even works well for petites! Thank you, Abra!

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