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The Fall fashion season is in full swing and I love seeing all the colors that are trending, I like to update my wardrobe with a little something from each trend. I always like to update my undergarments a little bit as well, I just can’t resist new bras and underwear that go so well with Fall clothing. Vanity Fair Lingerie has a variety of bras that fit every shape and size but their designs are right on trend for Fall too. I love the classic warm fall colors but I also love the sleek sophisticated silver, grey and blues tones that have been popping up this Fall.

So here are three fashionable looks for your week ahead!  I’ve paired them with a Vanity Fair Bra – because they really are the most comfortable bras ever!

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Momday Mornings

For those grey mornings when getting out of bed might be a little more difficult, Moms can throwon this casual outfit and be in style for the morning drop off. Metallics seem to lighten things up a bit or add a little bit of shine to your day. Leggings and cozy boots are a must for chilly fall days and for winter getaways. We also like this easy grey tote for for the everyday mom on the go. Vanity Fair’s Beautiful Benefits Zoned-In Support Full Figure Bra in Tiffany Silver is not only gorgeous but is a wire free bra that has age defying lift and gives full support for all day comfort, when you are running those errands.

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Board Meeting

For the Mom that has to attend a board meeting, meet a client for dinner or attend a special event this shade of blue makes a powerful statement!  Blue is one of the hottest colors for Fall and it looks so sophisticated and classy when you pair it with black. This blue is definitely a classic jewel tone and it’s one of my favorite colors for a manicure and pedicure. We paired this look with the Vanity Fair Smooth Breathable Comfort Full Figure Underwire Bra which has light airy pads for breathable comfort, has a simple sophisticated style while still giving full support.

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Casual Friday

I like charcoal grey because it’s not as dark as black but can be be very sexy or very casual depending on how you wear it. Chunky knit sweaters and wedge ankle boots are both hot trends for Fall and dark grey nails seem to be the perfect match. Skinny jeans in different washes of grey are also still on trend from last year and when you mix them with a white t-shirt, grey scarf or cardigan it’s simple, casual and cool. We love the Full Coverage Body Shine Floral Underwire Bra from Vanity Fair for this look because it’s sweet and sassy at the same time.

What colors are you loving for Fall? Do you change up your undergarments depending on the season?
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Slow cooker recipes for kids make dinner prep simple

Slow cooker recipes don’t have to be bland. As extracurricular activities start and dinner-prep time turns into driving time, these eleven slow cooker recipes for kids will find a place onto your weekly meal plans. With fresh ingredients and a little planning ahead, your slow cooker will help get a kid-friendly meal on the table no matter how busy your evening might seem. While you’re planning meals, check out these five fabulous freezer meals — easy and homemade is every mom’s favorite combination! Slow cooker recipes

Slow cooker comfort food

Macaroni and cheese is a perennial kid favorite, and the version found at Spicy Southern Kitchen adds a punch of flavor adults will love, too. The Slow Cooker Bacon Mac and Cheese is cheesy, delicious and comforting after a long, busy day. Breakfast for dinner is a quick way to put a healthy meal in front of your family, and making it in the slow cooker saves even more time. Your kids will love the Slow Cooker Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole from All Day I Dream About Food.

Super slow cooker soup recipes

If your family loves Mexican food, don’t miss the Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup from Your Cup of Cake. You can adjust spices and toppings to personalize this delicious recipe to your family’s tastes. Chili is a slow cooker favorite, but chili powder can often be too spicy for children’s tastes. The Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Soup from This Gal Cooks is a lot like chili, without the heat of chili powder, so it’s full of flavor instead of heat. Blue Crab Martini offers Fresh Tomato Soup in a Crock Pot, and it will make your kitchen smell amazing. Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, and this soup is healthy as well as delicious. Try one of these ten — yes, ten! — amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes to pair with the tomato soup.

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Bacon Mac and Cheese
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup
Crock Pot Tomato Soup
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
French Dip Slow Cooker Recipe
quinoa chicken broccoli and cheese
Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
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Crockpot Carnitas

Tried and true slow cooker favorites

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken from The Magical Slow Cooker combines the sweetness of pineapple with just a bit of spiciness. You can serve alone or over rice for a complete meal. Using your slow cooker for sandwich fillings is a fantastic way to transition to fall dinners. The Slow Cooker French Dips from Dixie Chik Cooks are a rich, flavorful meal. Quinoa is a wonderful addition to any meal, with the protein-packed grain taking rice’s role in many recipes. The Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli, and Quinoa Casserole from A Zesty Bite is packed with nutrition and comfort flavors.

Add ethnic flavors to your slow cooker recipes

Tikka Masala is an Indian dish that tastes a little different depending on the cook. The Wanderlust Kitchen’s version uses fat-free yogurt to lighten up the recipe just a bit for an easy-prep and Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala. Crock Pot Asian Chicken from Fit Foodie Finds is a tangy chicken recipe that provides a bunch of flavor in a simple recipe. The Stir Fried Sesame Pea Pods aren’t cooked in the crock pot, but they only take a few minutes and are the perfect way to add fresh vegetables to your meal. If taco night is a favorite in your home, add the Crock Pot Carnitas from Eat. Drink. Love. to your meal rotation. With minimal prep and maximum flavor, the carnitas can be used for tacos, nachos, or salads.

Kid-friendly slow cooker recipes

For even more ideas, follow these food bloggers on social media 1. Spicy Southern Kitchen 2. All Day I Dream About Food 3. Your Cup of Cake 4. This Gal Cooks 5. Blue Crab Martini 6. The Magical Slow Cooker 7. Dixie Chik Cooks 8. A Zesty Bite 9. The Wanderlust Kitchen 10. Fit Foodie Finds 11. Eat. Drink. Love. slow cooker meals for kids

Bonus tip for quick kids’ meals

One of the toughest parts about crafting a quick kids’ meal is getting it warm enough to eat without making it too hot for sensitive mouths. Slow cooker recipes are definitely warm when they come out of the pot, but even on the “warm” setting, kids might find the food too hot. Try the COOLIT bowl to make sure your pre-planned meal isn’t stalled while you’re waiting for your child’s serving to cool (The COOLIT, $10). Store the COOLIT bowl in the freezer, and the food will be ready to eat in less than a minute. Bonus for savvy moms: the bowl is BPA-free and phthalate-free.

Do you use your slow cooker for quick dinner prep?
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When that catalog comes in the mail, or when that ultra-cool style blogger shows her #OOTD, it totally strikes: The J. Crew Envy Attack. But which are the items we can actually afford and we will truly wear day after day?

We’ve got your back.

Here are our top 10 picks from J Crew for fall 2014. We have kept them accessible, affordable and versatile, but also unique and beautiful…just like you.

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1. Toothpick Japanese Selvedge Jean

In a sea of premium denim choices, this special edition of the J. Crew Toothpick stands out. Super lean and slightly cropped to show off your shoes, it is made from authentic selvedge denim (the highest quality of denim craftsmanship) woven on looms from Japan.

$158 at J. Crew

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2. Keating Boy Blazer

The absolutely, positively most perfectly flattering blazer. Throw it on and look instantly French and chic. We love the classic navy, but it also comes in black, camel and kelly green.

$88-$107 at J. Crew Factory

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3. Tipped Ponte Dress

Deep currant/burgundy/oxblood (aka dark red, no matter what you call it) is superduper hot this fall, especially in dresses. The A-line cut will look fab on every body type, and its simplicity allows you to wear it for work, evening or play.

$50-59 at J. Crew Factory

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4. Four Square Scarf

A polished and professional look are easily attainable when you tie on this graphic silk scarf. It is also the perfect accompaniment to a simple tee and jeans.

$69 at J. Crew

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5. Suede D’Orsay Pumps

The d’Orsay was big this spring and is still going strong in fall. It is a seriously sexy shoe, with a heel height you can wear all day. Oh, and J. Crew’s Factory line now offers an affordable alternative to the d’Orsay on the main J. Crew site. Prayers? Answered.

$77 at J. Crew Factory

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6. Classic Fedora with Grosgrain Ribbon

When temps drop, skip that ratty knit cap and upgrade to this menswear-inspired fedora. Be sure to pre-order before they are all gone.

$58 at J. Crew

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7. Cropped Sweatshirt

The color white is white hot this fall and winter, and the luxe sweatshirt trend is still going strong. The architectural cut of this one makes it look like you spent a fortune.

$65 at J. Crew

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8. Trapeze Pendant Necklace

All the It Girls are swapping their chunky statement collars for cool pendant necklaces. This crystal and brass number looks simultaneously vintage and modern.

$22 at J. Crew Factory

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9. Leather Envelope Clutch

“Look at it, I bet you wishing you could clutch that.” Yes, this leather clutch purse is just the way we like it.

$47 at J. Crew Factory

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10. Side Slit Tunic

Obsessed with achieving the perfect half, full, back and front tucks with your tops? This crazy-cool side slit tunic gives you on-point styling and loads of options.

$45 at J. Crew

Which of these 10 J. Crew picks is YOUR favorite?

 

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This is Where I Leave You is a book club hit

With an all-star cast, the movie version of This is Where I Leave You is a must-see movie this fall — we’d watch Tina Fey in anything! Before seeing the movie, gather your girls together for a book club discussion about Jonathan Tropper’s novel. Family dysfunction runs through the character relationships in This is Where I Leave You, giving your book club a lot to discuss — one of the five best tips for a book club.

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Why read This is Where I Leave You?

Relationships are at the heart of This is Where I Leave You, both between parents and their children and between the grown siblings in the story. The intelligent humor in Tropper’s book is a backdrop for important discussions about the lifelong journey of being a parent and the responsibilities parents have to their children — and vice versa. This is Where I Leave You isn’t a women’s fiction novel, which tend to be popular book club picks, but it’s a book that moms will enjoy. The book club kit we received contained notebooks, which I thought was a fabulous idea. It’s a great way to stay organized with thoughts and questions while reading, especially if your book club shares copies of books or uses library books that don’t allow for scribbling notes in the margins!
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This is Where I Leave You discussion questions

Even though some of the best book club discussions are the ones that arise naturally when you and your friends begin talking about the way the book connected to your real life experiences, it always helps to begin with book club questions. Some months I have the time to write my own questions — it’s the middle school language arts teacher in me! — but other months I use the publishers’ resources. Jonathan Tropper’s author page has fabulous reading guides for each of his books, and we used the This is Where I Leave You reading guide to begin our discussion.

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One of our favorite questions concerned the matriarch of the Altman family, because of our own experiences dealing with the wealth of parenting “advice” available via the Internet, books, and family advice givers.

Discuss Judd’s mother and her relationship with each of her children. Do you think that Hillary Foxman was truly a bad mother? Was there any real irony in her being a child-rearing guru? What was your opinion of her character?

- from the This is Where I Leave You reading guide

A September version of girls’ night in

I’ve been a part of several book clubs, and September is always a tough month for moms to engage in book club discussions. With kids going back to school and trying to figure out this year’s extracurricular schedule, moms are still unsure about availability and whether or not they’ll be able to finish the book in the carpool lane. Back to school month means relating to this promo image for This is Where I Leave You, but it also means knowing my similarly-frazzled friends could use a night out to discuss something other than homework struggles and how to get kids to eat more than a quarter of their lunches.

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I kept the menu basic, since we were meeting after our kids’  bedtimes: wine, coffee, tea, chocolate, and cheese. Having friends over is a perfect reminder that our homes don’t have to be perfect to be welcoming. A carafe of decaffeinated coffee — not everyone likes to stay up until all hours of the night like I do — and some kid-crafted mugs can be just as inviting as meticulously planned place settings.

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Next stop: This is Where I Leave You, the movie

Some readers prefer not to see movies made from their favorite books, but I love seeing someone’s visual representation of what I’ve read. I might not always agree with the way a movie’s adapted, but that can simply lead to another discussion! I believe This is Where I Leave You will live up to the trailers — the casting is fabulous — and I can’t wait to see it when it arrives in theaters September 19th. If your book club enjoys the idea of movie-book combos, check out these other suggestions for taking your book club to the movies.

Do you enjoy book to movie adaptations?
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Wedge Ankle Boots for Fall
Wedge Ankle Boots for Fall

For those of you that think wedges are only for Summer, think again!  Wedge ankle boots are on of the hottest shoe trends this Fall. There are many styles and colors to choose from but some of the most popular are the suede ankle wedge booties.  Wedges are comfortable and sturdy, which is why they are a Moms favorite go to shoe. These ankle boots allow you to strut your stuff and still look chic while still juggling your toddlers and pushing that stroller down the street.

Suede Ankle Booties

Suede ankle boots are perfect for fall weather and look best when worn with denim, chunky sweaters, a field jacket or funky skirts and a pair of leggings. TOMS wedges for Fall are gorgeous and come in a variety of colors, textures and styles. The other great things about ankle wedge boots is that they are easy to slip on and off and can be worn with skinny jeans, boot cut jeans or boyfriend jeans.

Depending on what you have in your closet, choose a color that will go well with many things you already own, if you wear a lot of black then go for the black suede ankle boots but if you wear a lot of neutral colors go for maybe a taupe or light brown. I also love the blue suede ankle boots, which can look great next to a variety of shades of denim.

Now if I could only choose….

1. TOMS Burlap Wedge Bootie $84.00
2. AK Anne Klein Torny Wedge Bootie $79.95
3. TOMS Moroccan Cut Out Bootie $89.00
4. ALDO Black Wedge Bootie $100.00
5. DV by Dolce Vita Pellie Bootie $89.95
6. Cole Haan Halley Crepe Wedge $119.95
7. UGG Alexandra Suede Bootie $184.95
8. Sperry Spider Harlow Bootie $99.95
9. Clarks Bell Suede Wedge Boot $139.95
10. DV by Dolce Vita Posie Bootie $89.95

Which wedge ankle boots would you choose?
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With a new season comes a whole new slew of nail polish to try out. Time to set aside the neons and brights of summer and focus on more deep and rich tones. Today we’re sharing our favorite fall nail polish shades.

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Deep Taupe

A good deep taupe nail polish literally goes with everything, and is great for those of us not really wanting to take a huge risk when it comes to our nails. It’s classic and chic and you cannot go wrong. “You Don’t Know Jacques” by OPI is my go-to fall shade that I fall back on time and time again, and would match perfectly with a pair of super cute Sam Edelman ankle boots.

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Deep Plum

I love a deep plum shade for fall. It’s the perfect addition to a sophisticated tweed jacket and tailored pants, and is kind of the quintessential fall shade, don’t you think? Chanel “Provocation” is perfect.

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Navy

Blue nails were big in the summer, and they’re here to stay into fall. Just trade in the mint shades for for a darker navy, and you’re good to go. It is chic and classic for a reason. Navy is a shade that when paired with the right smart outfit will come off as beautiful and even feminine, plus it’s so dark it will go with just about anything! Loving Essie “Style Cartel” paired with this beautiful pom pom scarf from Anthropologie.

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Rich Berry Red

A gorgeous rich red polish that is romantic and seductive is just perfect for fall. Red is always in style. Try Essie’s “Dress to Kilt.”

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Metallics

For a fun twist, paint your nails metallic. This hot trend is perfect for an unexpected pop in the cooler months. Try this Butter London polish in “Bobby Dazzler” and throw on some fun bangles, like these by Free People.

Which shade is your top pick for fall?
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While we are attending the ABC Kids Expo this week and oogling over all the latest and greatest in baby gear we thought we would let you in on some of the fun too!  One of the companies that we are excited to see at the show is this year is TWELVElittle Diaper Bags. These stylish bags are so fashion forward you’d really have to look twice before thinking they were a diaper bag. For fashionable Moms that want to be sure to keep their individual style while navigating diaper changes then you’ll want to see what TWELVElittle offers.

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TWELVElittle was founded by close friends and Parsons and RISD alumnae, Julia Min and Jenny Chang. TWELVElittle’s stylish baby bags are inspired by the Asian zodiac and made from high quality water-resistant materials and genuine leather. With many interior and exterior pockets, these bags are perfect for carrying all of the baby essentials. Because Julia and Jenny each have experience in luxury handbag design in New York City, the TWELVElittle bags can easily transition to a regular handbag once you and baby are out of the diaper bag stage.

TWELVElittle Diaper Bag Allure

TWELVELittle Allure Diaper Bag
  • Water resistant coated smooth nylon with leather trim.
  • Two large pleated zipper pockets, and two side hidden bottle pockets with leather trim.
  • Front leather yolk collar has easy access leather slip pocket.
  • Bag can be worn as a satchel with top handle leather straps with drop.
  • By using the long strap, the bag can be worn either as a hobo or a cross body.
  • Hidden zipper pocket on bottom of back side for dirty item quick storage.
  • Easy access top zipper closure.
  • Logo interior lining is coated with PVC-free water-resistant coating.
  • Two interior elastic top slip pockets for bottles, diapers or wipes.
  • Interior zipper pocket and two easy access slip pockets.
  • Back has large slip zipper pocket.
  • Comes with logo lining nylon changing pad.

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If you are wondering where the name TWELVElittle comes from, as I did. The Twelve Little Wonders is based on the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Depending on the year and month you were born you are assigned an animal, such as the year of the monkey or the year of the snake and each animal comes with unique characteristics and personality traits. So, TWELVElittle has key chain dangles that attach to their diaper bags so you can carry your “inner animal with you”, and to help you to easily locate your keys. I love this little thoughtful feature that helps you express your unique personality.

TWELVElittle is currently sold at Diapers.com and Giggle and is soon to be launching at Nordstrom, Babies R Us, and BuyBuyBaby.


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fall makeup trends
Have fun with fall makeup trends

You might not be able to completely overhaul your closet every season, but makeup trends are easier to follow. Load up your makeup bag with fun colors and on-trend makeup for a fun, easy way to ease yourself from summer to fall. The latest trends in skin, eyes and lips aren’t complicated and keep your look fresh — even when you’re wearing your favorite classics from your closet.

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Start with subtly glowing skin

This fall’s foundation is all about looking luminous. Overly done, matte skin is difficult to achieve and keep perfect all day, and this fall you don’t have to worry about that! Glowing skin doesn’t need to be flawless — though we’d all love to find the secret to impeccable skin. Start with a light-reflecting makeup. Nars Illuminator in Orgasm is a stunning, peachy-pink, but the makeup comes in six luminous shades (Nordstrom, $30).

Embrace eyeliner this fall

No matter which makeup trend you decide to try this fall, eyeliner is going to play a major role.

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The smokey eye has been reimagined in browns, instead of the usual blacks and grays. It’s a look many women will feel comfortable trying, because you can use the techniques you’ve mastered in years past with the neutral shades that play a large role in daytime eyes. The bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 8.0 The Power Neutrals is the perfect palette for the smokey brown eye (Bare Escentuals, $40). Damp application will turn these shadows into soft, blendable eyeliner.

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Makeup lovers know that black eyeliner never really loses its place in your makeup bag. The key to keeping black from becoming boring is to keep up with the most on-trend application methods. This fall, black is making a dramatic appearance in the form of a definite, thick swoop along the lower lashes. You’ll need a steady hand — and a waterproof liner — to keep the trend from sliding from risky to raccoon. Try Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner by Smashbox (Sephora, $20).

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Colored eyeliner is the fall makeup trend that will have the most dramatic effect on your look. If you’re unsure about the trend, start with a rich purple, like the Larger than Life Liner in Bourbon Street (Sephora, $24). Purple enhances and brightens all eye colors, and it’s subtle enough to transition into color from a neutral liner. When you’re ready for something bolder, try the Larger than Life Liner in Khao San Road, a metallic aquamarine (Sephora, $24).

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Extend your lashes

Nothing finishes your look quite like stellar lashes, and Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes are the next best thing to applying false lashes — or investing in lash extensions (Younique.com, $29). The 3-step fiber lash process transforms your own lashes into lush, dramatic lashes. Moodstruck Fiber Lashes are water resistant but wash off easily at the end of the day. Mascara lovers are quickly learning Moodstruck is a makeup must-have!

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Red lips are here to stay

Red lips have been making their way onto the makeup scene for a few seasons, and they’re not going anywhere this fall. Cherry red lips are surprisingly easy to work into your routine. A swipe of Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Everyday Diva will instantly polish up any look (MAC, $22). Just be sure to apply while looking in a mirror in case of any errant wisps of red — it’s not a look you want to attempt in the dark.

Which trends are you excited to try this fall?
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Book club recommendations

Now that the kids are back in school, moms can start checking books off their own reading lists. Book club recommendations for this fall range from the romantic to the thrilling — and don’t forget the ones with movies coming out soon.

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Books from your favorite authors

fall book recommendations

Jojo Moyes practically owns the New York Times best seller list. One Plus One follows Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind, and Moyes doesn’t disappoint with her story about a dysfunctional family and a maybe-knight in shining armor (Barnes & Noble, $18). Frazzled moms will relate to the hoops through which Jess will jump as a mother trying to do the best for her kids after her husband ducks away from their lives.

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No one tackles the hidden tarnish beneath the sheen of suburbia like Liane Moriarty, and Big Little Lies is no exception (Barnes & Noble, $17). An annual event turns deadly, and the homicide investigation delves into the secrets hiding within the families entrenched in the school community.

Book club picks for fantastic discussions

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Taylor Jenkins Reid’s After I Do is written in a fun, conversational tone, but the quick read has a lot of discussion points beneath the whimsical exterior (Barnes & Noble, $11). Lauren and Ryan have the perfect relationship — until they don’t. Their decidedly untraditional marriage experiment offers an alternative way of looking at marriage. Gathering together a group of women is the perfect place to talk about how the traditional expectations of marriage might not work so well for every couple.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes readers from Nigeria to America and London, and back to Nigeria (Barnes & Noble, $11). A young, passionate couple leaves their homeland and end up on separate continents before finding their way back to each other and the land of their birth. Adichie tackles love, skin color, and the idea of home in this stunning novel.

Mysteries and thrillers are better with friends

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Two of Gillian Flynn’s books are hitting movie theaters this fall — Gone Girl and Dark Places — so continue your book club’s thrills with Flynn’s Sharp Objects (Barnes & Noble, $9). The chilling story follows a woman back to her home town, where her questions about the murders of two pre-teen girls take her uncomfortably close to her hypochondriac mother.

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While your kids are diving into the Harry Potter books, check out J.K. Rowlings’ alter ego, Robert Galbraith. Galbraith’s second novel, The Silkworm, has detective Cormoran Strike looking into the disappearance of a novelist who wrote his latest book with a nasty, personal look at the people around him (Barnes & Noble, $17). When the novelist is murdered, Strike’s investigation becomes decidedly more urgent — and compelling.

Revisit the books, then see the movies

fall book recommendations

Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay looks at the tenuous place between life and death (Barnes & Noble, $7). Mia wakes up after a car accident, watching from outside of her body, and she must wade through memories and flashes of the accident to understand the state of her physical body — and the choice she must make about it. Though If I Stay is a young adult novel with a decidedly romantic slant, the quick, poignant read offers a wealth of material for a book club discussion.

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James might have been the most whispered-about book of 2012 (Barnes & Noble, $11). Between the clandestine Kindle downloads and sneaking peeks while waiting in the school pick up line, women had the chance to mentally cast their perfect Christian Greys. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson won’t officially hit the screen until Valentine’s Day, 2015, but the trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is encouraging fans to dive back into the trilogy. Be sure you’re comfortable with the members of your book club before recommending this one!

What is your book club reading this fall?
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Searching for the right bra ranks right up with there with bathing suit and jean shopping. You can only avoid it for only so long, but the joy that you get from finding the right fit is undeniable. Count me in that category. After baby number two, my girls needed some help. The bras I had before just weren’t fitting and, well, I needed a little more support and lift.

So, I joined the Vanity Fair LiftTOUR. Currently, they’re traveling around the U.S., fitting women, just like us, for more shape and support than they ever knew possible. Really, a new bra makes everything fit better.

Bonus. For every fitting they do, they donate a fabulous new bra to Dress for Success – a group that helps women in need prepare for job interviews. And that’s totally something we can all get behind.

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Vanity Fair LiftTOUR

I met up with Vanity Fair and the LiftTOUR bus at my local Kohl’s and stepped for a personalized fitting. Turns out I was wearing a size too small around and too big in the cup. Everything was wrong. They put me in the Vanity Fair Women’s Beautifully Smooth Breathable Comfort Full Figure Underwire Bra. One wear, and it was obvious why this is one of their top sellers. I now own one in black and beige.

vanityfairbraseditedWhen I was done with my fitting, I was able to pick a bra of my choice to donate to Dress for Success and write a personalized message to the woman who would be receiving the bra. I can’t lie. I got a bit teary eyed. While it felt good to give back, I also thought about what it means to feel like a woman, and how most of us take for granted even the smallest things – like having a brand new bra.

Want to give and receive too? You can catch the bus at your local Kohl’s, JC Penny, or Sears, just check the website for times and dates.

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Moms, when was the last time you purchased a new bra?

 

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