The Edition: No. 322

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. // Maya Angelou

+ I make an appearance in an NYT article about ‘return to office’ attire.

+ Karen Kane has a new must-have relaxed work dress.

+ Need to chill? Listen to a random forest. (Trust me.)

+ J.Crew Factory. A tie-shoulder tank, cute pjs, a maternity-friendly midi-dress.

+ Work Advice. Stop doing office housework; follow Machiavelli instead.

+ Welcome to an all caftan, screw maternity wear summer.

+ How to tell if plastic is trash or recycling before you toss it.

+ Macy’s has nice, affordable business suits. The perfect basic skirt-suit.

+ Inside the life-changing finances of fertility treatments.

+ Bra clips make it possible to wear summer styles sans visible straps.

+ The best strawberry pie recipe, just in time for summer.

+ Eyelet dresses are always a good idea. Love this petite and plus one too.

+ Six pieces of career advice that you may not have heard before.

+ L’Oreal Paris makes the best drugstore liquid liner. It’s amazing.

+ 10 Helpful Makeup Tips for Women Over 40.

+ Easy dresses from LOFT: one in navy and one in cheery lemon print.

+ Recasting motherhood as the hero’s journey. (Powerful.)

+ The best compression socks you can buy for swollen, tired feet.

One Interesting Thing. Italian children will now be given two surnames –mom’s and dad’s–by default.  On the topic of first names, meet the women naming their daughters after themselves.  Hmmm…AbraLeigh Noelle Junior has a nice ring to it.

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  1. Allison says:

    My 10yo daughter and I share a first name! I didn’t know this was a ‘thing’, but I’ve always liked my name and it seemed a good plan to give someone I love a chance to enjoy it, too.

    May 3, 2022/Reply
  2. Whitney says:

    Congratulations on the NYT mention— that’s exciting! You sounded spot-on.

    May 3, 2022/Reply
  3. Cara says:

    The no office housework article talks about a new book by Stacey Vanek Smith, Machiavelli For Women. It it is one of the best career advice books I have ever read, and certainly the one with the most specific, actionable advice. I wish it was around when I was a junior attorney. There are very few books I would recommend to female professionals, but this is absolutely one of them.

    May 3, 2022/Reply
  4. RosaD says:

    Wow love the name news from Italy that’s very cool!

    May 4, 2022/Reply
  5. Leigh says:

    Loved seeing you in the NYT article! I completely agree with you here, “When I go to Bloomingdale’s website and click on the dresses-for-work tab,” she added, “the first five are sundresses, and it’s like, ‘Where do you guys work?’”!

    I feel like that with what my friends and I call the return of “The Little House on the Prairie” dresses, which is ironic, because we actually live in Nebraska!

    May 4, 2022/Reply