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  1. Loved and moved by the Harriet the Spy article. It was one of my favorite books and now I want to re-read it. Tell me your a Phantom Tollbooth fan, too! (And I am glad you don’t shirk away from sharing how you feel about what is going on in the world.)

  2. Allison, do you have a Spotify account that you have playlists of your music recommendations? I’ve really enjoyed several of the artists you’ve mentioned.

  3. Hi Ali,
    Just wanted to drop a note to say that politics influence every part of our lives and I appreciate you and everything you do. It’s important and political to promote women and minority owned businesses as well as to talk about why these things matter! Honestly, there are many, many places to go to avoid politics but I’m glad this isn’t one of them. Keep doing what you do!

  4. Add me to the readers who are tired of politics and hope that now your candidate is the projected winner you will go back to fashion and just fashion.

  5. Very often I agree with your recommendations but my husband also loves “The Boys”. I watch with him. We are now watching Season 2 and I cannot wait until it is over. I find it has too much gratuitous violence – yes, it is supposed to be a ‘cartoon’ but it is just not necessary. The level of anger in this show seems to be what I consider wrong in this country right now. I think this show only feeds that. Just in my opinion..

  6. Allie,
    I have been following you for years and always look forward to your new posts. You are a breath of fresh and realistic air!

  7. Your political posts are getting tiring TBH. I enjoy the lifestyle, fashion, shopping parts but I am desperately trying to find escapes from the politics rather than find it in a lifestyle blog. This year it seems that the political and social content just ballooned.

    • I love the fact that you stand for something, Alison. If URS wants to go to another blog for lifestyle, fashion, and shopping, they can do so, but I’ll continue to follow you here!

    • I think that Allie has struck as fairly graceful balance: this isn’t a political blog and no one would mistake it as such, but it at least acknowledges the context of women’s lives, which includes politics–especially when the politics in question are as significant as a presidential election. Women don’t get dressed in a vacuum. Our decisions about what we wear, what we project through our clothes, and from where we purchase things both reflect values and have real economic and cultural effect.

      There are plenty of blogs out there who follow the “just the fashion, ma’am” platform if that’s what you are looking for. I, for one, am tremendously glad that Allie has chosen a more comprehensive approach.

    • Politics affect every aspect of our lives. Pretending it doesn’t comes from a place of privilege. I appreciate your posts, Ali–all of them.

  8. Yesterday was the first time I started feeling hopeful! I’m ready for this to be called. It’s well past time. I’m so impressed with the work Stacey Abrams has led in Georgia! Let’s hope other states start putting in that kind of effort—soon. Changing subjects—good TV! Have you seen the series Tehran on Apple? It’s SO good! My husband & I have 1 episode left, but it’s an intense show so I couldn’t take it right now. Basic premise: a female Israeli spy is sent to Iran to hack into their electric grid. Things happen! It was made in Israel & I don’t know if there’s another season coming but I hope so. I love a good spy drama (books too). Happy, happy weekend to you & all the readers here!

  9. The Boys is amazing – give it a second chance when you’re more energized! I just finished season two and the plot twists are epic. I’m all about dark weird shows and this is one of the best I’ve seen.

    • This was the perfect antidote for banishing the funk left in the air after my two teenage nieces argued about donuts…. thank you for sharing!

  10. I’m sorry, i just don’t understand all the Gwyneth Paltrow hate…yes, i get that she’s not mainstream and her taste and price points are often out of reach, but…i see her as a very very successful women who saw an opportunity and seized it. Also please go back and read her involvement in the NYTimes Harvey Weinstein investigation, and think about what her early career must have been like

    • She’s a snake oil salesman. I don’t care if she’s successful, but she’s made millions convincing women they need to drop $$$$$ on bogus crap backed by false health claims. She tried to sell people STICKERS USING NASA TECHNOLOGY (yes, you cannot make this shit up) and NASA was like, nah. She told women to put expensive jade eggs in their vaginas to promote sexual health. She got people to buy pine pollen sex pills. There is absolutely no real peer-reviewed science to back up any of her claims. She is the Donald Trump of women’s “health.” I do think the women who spend all this money on her crappy products bear some of the blame, tbh, but she’s literally making shit up to make more money, and it’s not like she was hurting for it in the first place.

      And just for funsies, here’s a surprisingly generous article about the time she tried to survive on the same amount of money as someone receiving SNAP (food stamps) – $29 a week. She bought fresh cilantro and limes and lasted 4 days.

  11. I too loooved “Red White and Royal Blue.” It was such a delight and I find myself thinking about it months later.

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