This week’s podcast episode is super fun

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So it’s just me and Jenn on the show this week, talking about aging since we both recently had birthdays, and cracking each other up rather a lot.  We’re talking about what happens to your sense of style in midlife, acceptance of our changing bodies, and so much more. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And how about subscribing to our Patreon for all sorts of fun extra content like exclusive episodes? You’ll not regret it.

A better-late-than-never guide to the Nordstrom sale

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This sale ends today, but the good news is there is still a lot of nice stuff on offer, starting with this spiff stand-collar jacket.

A Nili Lotan cashmere turtleneck that looks cozy as all get out.

I love a white overcoat, and this one from Vince is just so well-cut.

A cashmere polo sweater with an alluringly deep V-neck.

This crossbody hobo is quite excellently slouchy.

And I love the clean lines of this leather bomber.

A houndstooth blazer that’s prim in the best possible way.

This velveteen blazer is very slick 70s rock star.

These leather pants are a particularly good buy, and I like that they’re not too high-waisted.

A wool jacket with a cool camo pattern that I’d wear just as shown here, with a hoodie.

A plaid cardi that’s the just-right amount of oversized.

A handsome structured tote for shlepping around your life in.

I’m a big fan of the bright webbed strap on this Clare V tote.

This recycled cashmere and wool sweater dips a bit lower in the back, for when you need a little extra butt coverage.

These nicely laid-back pull-up trousers are a nice, pulled-together alternative to the sweatpants and jeans we’ve all been living in.

It’s the perennially popular Rag & Bone Slade blazer, in a really good miniature check pattern.

A cute funnel neck sweater for throwing on whenever.

Such a pretty, feminine pintuck blouse.

This clog mule from Veronica Beard is shearling-lined and looks divinely comfy.

 

Friday links

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  • A brief and amusing history of onscreen periods. (Vulture)
  • This story—about the first licensed female architect, Mary Mahony Griffin—is pretty fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • And here’s the story of sculptor Augusta Savage—the only Black artist to contribute work to the 1939 World’s Fair, and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (NY Times)
  • An appreciation of children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who died last week at the ripe old age of 104. (Vulture)
  • The 30 best book covers of the year so far. (Print)
  • This week’s episode of Everything is Fine is well worth it, if you haven’t had a listen. We’re talking to author/activist Mia Birdsong about the importance of community and what it really means to have a successful life.
  • On Monday, Arkansas passed a bill that prohibits doctors from providing gender-affirming healthcare for trans kids, which is just atrocious. Here’s how you can help fight it. (Elle)
  • Well this is cool: the Louvre has put its massive collection of art online. (Kottke)
  • 22 notable albums coming out in  April. (A.V. Club)
  • A history of actors playing against type. (The Ringer)
  • This piece—about the Black designer Ann Lowe, who created Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress—is quite worthwhile. (New Yorker)

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I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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