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When you read this, I will be in Nashville. Well, the Gaylord Opryland to be more specific as I will be there for Scoop, the cabi conference and 99% of the time I won't be leaving the resort grounds. I am really excited; I went to Scoop the last time it was in Nashville and had the honor of introducing the streaming video of their fashion show. This time I'll only be there less than 40 hours but I know it will be amazing. I will be delving into this in more detail soon, but I'm excited that cabi will be extending their size range to 18 and even 20 in some pieces. I started working with cabi before I made the decision to only work with brands that go at least to an 18 and have been hoping they'd do this. If the average American woman is a size 16, it makes sense for every brand to go up to a minimum of an 18. I found out this won't happen until Spring, so I updated this paragraph. I can't wait to see more of the fall collection and if you will be at Scoop please come up and say hi and give me a hug. This is one of the brands I mentioned in Monday's blog post; I'll have a recap of the trip on the blog in the near future and will be sharing my weekend on Instagram Stories and have a couple of photos also in my Instagram feed.
One of the most powerful things I've read all week and it's by my amazing friend Amanda Miska. Protect the sacred lives of women: To be pro-life, you must change your life. (Salon)
Well, this changes everything that we (at schools that believed in evolution) learned growing up. A Homo sapien skull over 210,000 years old was found in Greece. (National Geographic)
I do believe there needs to be transparency regarding sponsored content, but why are influencers held to a higher standard than TV shows? (The Fashion Law)
Speaking of sponsored content, an interesting read on Sun Bum's latest campaign to have sunscreen go beyond the beach. I always find articles like this interesting, more of “how the sausage is made” to see the intricacies and layers to do a promotion in 2019. (Glossy)
My friend Prerana not only is fierce but looks super fierce in this shoot. I already own the belt, now I want the dress! (Broadcloth)
My beautiful friend Beth wrote a moving post about her husband and cancer. Beth is so smart and strong, she's been keeping her amazing blog and social going strong while all of this has been going on with her wonderful family. I share because I know many of you have experienced similar and because she and her family can use all the positive vibes, mojo, and prayers. (Style at a Certain Age)
We need more Julie K. Browns in journalism. (New York Times)
A great, simple list of five things to keep in mind to stay on track when clothing shopping. (Alexandria Stylebook)
Another newspaper bites the dust… and with it democracy. (The Washington Post)
Gossip, intrigue, money, and fame all in one longread… about a preschool? (The Cut)
I've used Hanah One off and on for years (read my Hanah One review) but never thought of it as “brain food.” Yet it was mentioned in this piece about nootropic supplements which claim to give you a better brain. (Vox)
Read about the badassness that is Pat McGrath. Whether you realize it or not, many things you buy and what you see in stores is because of her. (The Fashion Law)
Sunday morning my sister texted me, “Can you pls write about (or link to an article about) the mall in Stranger Things and how they pulled it off?” Sister, your wish is my command. There are a few articles, but this one has the basic details, the video of the mall for Stranger Things, and links to other relevant articles. (Bustle)
Think you can't show your personality when you have to wear a uniform? Think again. (Man Repeller)
A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process can lead to embryos being destroyed. (Washington Post)
And for a bit of badass woman inspiration for your weekend, meet Elizabeth Peabody. (Brain Pickings)
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I love Sigrid, and have featured her before in Weekend Reads. Her latest video is cute and funny and a great peek into all the work it takes to make such a video. Oh, and the song is lovely too. That director deserves an award. And a vacation somewhere warm.