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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Trees by Nicki Sebastian

What are you up to this weekend? We are having friends over for pasta and games tonight. Also, thank you so much for being excited about the Cup of Jo Spring Market. Unfortunately, we are moving forward with canceling the event due to the spread of COVID-19. This was a hard decision, but we want to be sure to keep our community safe. Thank you so much for understanding, and we’ll definitely keep you posted on future events. Hope you have a good weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

A near-perfect gymnastics routine.

Why Samin Nosrat’s rice is genius.

Hahaha.

A photographer’s parents wave farewell. (This made me teary!)

Do or don’t: Women’s coveralls.

Are we peak car?

Emma is worth seeing for the hats.

A work/life balance ledger.

If toddlers had Facebook. Made me laugh.

What a pretty blue bedroom.

A cool restaurant’s playlist.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Kristin on 14 great reader comments on parenting: “We have so much to learn from our children, even at a young age. The other night I was tucking my four-year-old daughter into bed. I told her, ‘You are my favorite girl in the entire universe. Out of all the girls in the whole world, you are my favorite one.’ She gently put her warm little hands under my chin, and with the most sincere tenderness replied, ‘But what about yourself?'”

Says Andrea on 14 great readers comments on parenting: “Completely subjective advice for those who will one day have an teenager in their home: There will come a day when you are dropping said teenager off at school and he/she is suddenly in a huff about something that you think is insane and they are thinking, ‘How could you do this to me?’ and you are thinking, ‘Are you serious right now?’ Before you call them an ungrateful (insert name), stop, take a deep breath. This has nothing to do with you. They are in the process of developing their own lives/world/universe and you may feel your place in it shrinking. It will be so much easier to for them to talk to you about it/share in it with you/come back to you if your love remains steady in the meantime. So, instead, just smile, tell them you love them, and have a good day — followed by ‘ungrateful (insert name)’ silently to yourself.”

(Photo by Nicki Sebastian.)

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  1. Janet says...

    How quickly things are moving! Your Friday posts are definitely my favorite, and I’ve gotten behind the past few weeks, so I’m just now getting to this one. The image of Bar Bete, full of people enjoying dinner and drinks together, brought a nostalgic frown to my face! We take so many things for granted, including the luxury of being in a dimly lit, crowded restaurant full of the lovely sounds of multiple conversations, clinking dishes, laughter, and a great soundtrack. So looking forward to getting back to it.

  2. Sasha L says...

    I have Dickies men’s coveralls from Target, they were about $20. I chuckle a little bit at paying over $100.

    As for peeing, you just get used to it. I wear overalls all the time too, it’s the same. For me, all the pockets, no waistband and a big old f you to conventional standards of what women should wear are worth a little wrangling in the bathroom. Beat the socks off of pulling tights or even tight jeans up and down.

  3. Amy says...

    I was so shocked and thrilled to click through and see Deanna’s photos-I nannied for her for three years in college, for that little guy in the photos! I remember her, her parents and even the pup so very well. She is so talented and I’m so happy her work is getting recognition!

  4. Chelsea says...

    The photo series was so simple yet moving. It reminded me of pulling out of my in-laws driveway when my father-in-law had pancreatic cancer. We lived far away and I was pretty sure it would be the last time my kids and I would see him (my husband flew back multiple times as the cancer progressed). Seeing he and my mother-in-law wave goodbye through tears was so heartbreaking. I don’t have a photograph of it but it’s one of those moments that I will never forget.

  5. Laura C. says...

    COveralls for women: Don’t, I don’t know why but definitely don’t.

  6. celeste says...

    No to coveralls. Jump suits are more my speed. But yes, the bathroom issue. Finally started the Modern Love show. Amazing!! And those photography waves, my heart.

  7. Beth says...

    Gah! The photo story of the parents waving goodbye and then the parenting comment about teenagers have me feeling all the feels today!

  8. Grace says...

    Coveralls: a do! I am a sculptor and installation artist which = mess. So nice to pop them over clothes rather than change every time I enter and exit the studio.

  9. Jess says...

    For me, coveralls just have to be a no. How do you pee? I don’t want to strip naked just to go to the bathroom. And snap crotches seem best reserved for those in diapers.

  10. B says...

    The jumpsuit is cute, but why is it only available in sizes zero and two? Are other sizes sold out, or do they just not exist?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      They’re sold out!

  11. Abigail says...

    Yes! Yes! Yes! To coveralls!

    Also, I have determined I am painting my room! I’m done with white walls!

    Finally, when I was a teenager, my parents looked to a slightly more humerons version of the advice. Because my tone sounded like everything I said should end with me calling the person I was talking to an asshole, my parents just tacked it on their heads or mouthed it to each other behind my back to help themselves deal with me! They told me when I was in my twenties, and I died. I had no idea what a pain in the ass I was for a few years, but I did know that parents loved me very much!

  12. KJ says...

    With the Spring Market cancellation, I hope that you are rescheduling with your vendors rather than asking for refunds. My husband works in the event industry in NYC and with all of these cancellations happening, they may not be able to make payroll this month. He’s working extreme hours trying to keep the business afloat over all of this hysteria.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes we are! xo

  13. Cynthia says...

    The photograph of the parents waving good-bye is so sweet. My mother had those exact same culottes! It started as a child, but I always wave good-bye when family leaves. My mom always stood at the door and waved when I left.

  14. Becky says...

    I made myself a pair of coveralls this week and got tons of compliments on them! If there are any seamstresses out there who want to give it a go, I recommend the Thelma pattern from Merchant & Mills. It’s got a million pieces, but goes together well. It is so comfy to wear which I hadn’t expected for some reason. I will never love the having to sit mostly naked to use the bathroom part. Anyone else in high school in the late 80’s/early 90’s who remembers the romper craze?

    • Sara Campbell says...

      Ooh, thanks for the reco!

  15. Sarah says...

    Photographers’ parents farewell is soooo moving. My oatmeal is now salty from my tears.

  16. T says...

    I love a good playlist! Thank you for sharing Bar Bête’s one. So cool.

  17. Natalie says...

    I just bought a pair of coveralls from Alex Mill and I LOVE them. They do make me look like I’m Rosie the Riveter or there to fix your air conditioning, but that’s part of the appeal, right?

  18. Sarah says...

    That photography series! Gah! All the tears. Beautiful.

  19. Lindsay says...

    Great play list….. I love the kinks!

  20. Suzanne Quinn says...

    That 4 year old of Kristin’s – her comment just blew me away. Such a beautiful heart! It reminded me of my 4 yr old g-daughter asking me if my “mommy” was dead. (She had been through her, and our, dogs dying and my father also dying in a short period of time – ugh). I told her yes. She thought for just a moment and told me, “When I grow up, I can be your mommy.” Oh the sweetness!

    • Jo says...

      Reminded me of a moment with my 8 yo son.. I lost my mom early, so he doesn’t remember much of her. One night as I was lying down next to him, he asked me why I looked sad. I said I was thinking about my mom and wished she was still around.. he replied “may be you can close your eyes and hug me and pretend u were hugging your mom?”.. brought me tears and now again as I type this..

    • Escondista says...

      Aww… my mom passed too and I am so grateful for my daughters. My 11 week old has my moms eyes and it’s just magical! I’m glad you have such a sweet soul in your life!

    • Julie says...

      How sweet of her <3

  21. Teddy says...

    As someone who is mid-way through planning an international library conference, I just want to say thank you for canceling your event even though it’s probably crushing to not see the results of all your time/effort as planned. Choosing safety over profits and convenience- and let’s me honest, inertia- makes me love this site even more.

  22. Joey says...

    I’m not sure how the U.S. system works, but if Biden becomes president, can Elizabeth be VP? Then the world will be “right” again, because as we know behind every man, there’s a women actually running things.

    • jane says...

      That would be the best outcome in what’s left of this scenario. . . Biden was definitely not who I expected to make it through and I’m iffy on. Between him and Sanders? Sigh, our only hope is a great VP. Klobuchar? I’d love to see an interview with Tulsi or Elizabeth Warren here if possible ~ would be very interested in what their focus will be now and what they’d think about accepting VP after bowing out of the presidential race.

      Who ARE Biden’s and Sanders’ VP picks?

  23. Kate says...

    The very thought of hopping into the restroom and pulling my coveralls down to my thighs, letting the sleeves drag while my chest freezes makes me shiver. Is it not still winter where you live too? But you do you. :)

    • Sara says...

      SAME. Even in warmer weather though, I’m too paranoid about being walked in on in the restroom half-naked to wear a coverall out anywhere!

    • Krisel says...

      I wear my coveralls in the spring-summer, always wearing a camisole/t-shirt under, never just a bra! I love the instant outfit. :)

      Tip: before pulling it down, I always tie the arms through each other – it never hits the floor, and I’m always mindful of my clothing touching the actual toilet.

  24. rachel s says...

    that story of the parents waving good bye just about slayed me… .pregnant and SO EMOTIONAL right now. reminds me of the “youre gonna miss this” country song by trace atkins (listen for a good cry)

  25. Kimberly says...

    Anyone had luck fi doing the Bar Bête playlist on Spotify? I can’t seem to find it, and really want to listen to them.

    • Tasha says...

      Yeah the link doesn’t work and searching for it yields nada

    • Tasha says...

      Google “Dinner – I nicholas.ferrante” and it comes up. Had no luck in Spotify.

    • KC says...

      I used the copy link on the embedded player then pasted in safari and it took me to it.

    • T says...

      Couldn’t find dinner-II through dinner VII, though. Now I’m so curious!

  26. rachel says...

    i dont think ive litterally ever thought about music playing at a resturant… unless its really good or really bad???

  27. Mimi says...

    That quote about favorite girl in the universe was so touching! Thank you for sharing it!

  28. Alicia says...

    Oh, I loved the photographer’s parents wave good-bye feature. Sioux City, IA is my hometown. I wish I knew what street that sweet red ranch house is on. It looks like most of the houses in the part of town where I grew up. My grandma and aunt (who shared a house together after my grandpa died) would step outside to wave good-bye every time my family left their house after a family gathering. The good-bye would last until we turned off their street. So glad I got to see this article. Thank you for sharing (and it makes me homesick)!

  29. Karen T. says...

    Forget teary. The photographer’s farewell wave series had me crying my eyes out. I saw my family (Midwest, loving and always waving goodbye as I pulled away) in every shot. Especially my mom–gone at 59 from cancer but the memory of her is strong and these photos brought her back if only for a moment.

  30. Rashmi says...

    A lot of Cup of Jo readers today with something in their eyes. Thanks for sharing, Joanna. It was lovely.

  31. Veronica says...

    As someone who had to wear fire and chemical resistant coveralls almost every day for my first three years in the workforce, I cannot get behind wearing coveralls now. They look so cute in photos, but I think if I bought some I would never wear them (also, I would get major side eye since most of my friends are also coworkers who had the same years of forced coverall wearing).

  32. Sarah says...

    Coveralls are cute but I don’t know how practical they are. Going to the bathroom sounds terrible. I saw Madewell’s team wear matching coveralls and they looked adorb.

    • Aya says...

      I have a few coveralls and LOVE them. While they’re a little cumbersome to pee in, I think about how they are comfortable for hours, and only annoying for a few minutes a day. Plus, it’s zero effort to dress yourself and I always feel cute.

  33. Lee says...

    This weekend post had me talking out loud to my laptop!
    First, the gymnastics routine brought me to tears! Watching her teammates do her routine in unison reminded me of what it felt like to be a part of a team where you celebrate your teammates’ victories with the same enthusiasm as your own. It brought me back and reminded me how much potential there is for us all to love one another.
    Two, the Tahdig is as good as it sounds. Make it now.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful series of photographs. I was so moved I plan to start documenting my own parents the same way. The last shot of the house without anyone in front of it took me down. More importantly, this idea of capturing your parent’s looking after you for as long as time will allow, is beyond moving.
    Lastly, if you are debating freeing yourself of a vehicle, I recommend it. My family downsized from two larger vehicles to one compact one. It is not without its challenges once in awhile but overall it has been a decision we are glad we made. We decided it was not really necessary – but rather a bit indulgent – two have two cars. I think their is this narrative in America that every single person needs their own vehicle, but its absurd really. If you take the time to be objective – and a bit creative – you can save money and do a little less damage to their environment at the same time. I’m not suggesting it’s possibly for every family but it was a positive change for ours and I’d love to see more families considering it. The best part is we spend less time apart and do more things together as a result of the sharing a means of transport.

  34. Janet Higgs says...

    The farewell photo series is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with us. You all do such a wonderful job finding interesting articles for the Friday post. Love it.

    • Joanna says...

      I need ‘have a lovely weekend’ posts to have ‘open all links in the new tabs’ button. Is there anybody who doesn’t open all of them?
      Please consider! I think about this EVER week.

  35. Christina says...

    Holy crap, I needed Andrea’s advice today (and every other day since my sweet, beautiful little boy turned into this teenage thing.) I often make the mistake of taking his BS personally. I know it’s not me. It’s definitely him. So, thanks Andrea, whoever you are, for affirming that :) XOXO

  36. Lauren says...

    I recently bought denim white coveralls via online. I was going to wear them for the first time to work today (’cause jean Friday, YAY). I tried them on, but didn’t feel like they were work appropriate. I also was wondering if the coveralls were really ‘my style’, but I truly think you can pull anything off, as long as you have the confidence. That being said, I’m going to rock them tonight during happy hour with friends and to the movies later with my husband. I doubt my husband is going to like them, but let’s be honest, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about half the time when it comes to clothes or style lol

    • agnes says...

      I have one, in denim blue and it is my power suit! whenever I have to speak in public, it’s my uniform. Wearing on sunday for the march for women’s rights in Paris. (just don’t drink on that day!)

    • Frances says...

      I agree that I would have loved some More thoughtful, calm, specific political and COVID-19 engagement to end the week in my favorite online community. I rushed to the Friday links after this long, head spinning week excited to feel connected and be helped in my digesting of it all and felt bummed. I appreciate the insta poem but there is a lot more to share.

  37. Jill says...

    I am 5’9 and love a good boiler suit, so much that have 3 and want more! They are the best for dressing up or staying casual.

    • NH observer says...

      Jill, which brands? Fellow 5’9″ asking!!

    • Harmony says...

      Where are yours from? It’s hard to find them that are long enough in the torso and legs!

  38. Coleen says...

    I hope the Spring Market event will be moved to summer, June/July.

  39. Charlotte says...

    I soooooo hope we’re peak car. I was just talking to my partner this morning about all of the issues that are a result of our car-centric culture. In addition to the obvious one– greenhouse gasses and climate change– the WHO estimates 7 million people around the world die prematurely due to air pollution and over 30,000 people die in car accidents in the US EVERY YEAR. Not to mention all the tangential health effects suffered due to our more sedentary lifestyles AND the habitat degradation and loss of wildlife caused by roadways and vehicles. It’s about time passenger vehicles become a thing of the past! (And don’t even get me started on idling cars– that really makes my head spin!)

    • Alex says...

      Yes! Also, I’ve noticed the majority of public spaces now basically belong to cars! I live in Slovakia and I mean, the cities were planned some decades ago with nice wide pavements and parks etc. which are now all jammed with parked cars. The roads are so full you have a problem crossing the street. Not to mention parents with strollers… walking around a city is awful and stressful as shit because of all of the cars.

    • annie says...

      THIS x infinity. Thank you for saying it. I do not own a car and I get around by bus, bike, and on foot (mostly on foot). I also don’t have children, and I know that if I did, I would probably have to have a car. But as it is, I’m child-free and more than happy to plan to leave my house early to walk to my job (it’s 1 mile from my house and it takes me 45 minutes to get there). especially if it means not having to worry about driving or parking or causing yet MORE pollution (usually not for that great/essential of a reason, either). For folks who can wangle it, getting by with fewer or no cars in your life is a goal very worthy of pursuing. so let’s goooooooo! get off those car buns and start moving! :)

  40. Tracy says...

    The photographer’s farewell is so beautiful, but at the same time, was so hard to look at. The last time I saw my dad outside of a hospital, and three weeks before he passed away, he was standing next to my mom, waving goodbye to me at the door of their hotel room. They had come to visit and would be flying back to their home state the following day. He had been sick and I knew things weren’t going well. I purposely stood there, soaking in the image of him and my mom in that doorway, before I walked away. I don’t have an actual picture, but the image in my brain will always be with me.

    • Mara says...

      That’s beautiful, Tracy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • rachel says...

      </3 i lost my Dad in january. this aricle had me in absolute tears

    • Julie says...

      My mom would wave to me from her apartment window. What I would do to see her wave just one more time.

  41. Clare says...

    Wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick, there, problem solved. Please don’t play into the unnecessary coronavirus hysteria.

    • KarenJ says...

      Yes! And stop buying up all the darn toilet paper!

    • K says...

      I don’t think all these organizations/companies would be willing to lose a lot of money by canceling big events for unnecessary hysteria. There’s a reason the CDC and medical professionals are paying attention to this with concern. Also, not everyone listens and stays home when they are sick. Most people I know do but I know a few who don’t care about how it affects others and more about what they feel like doing, or they may not realize how long they are contagious for. Each of those people can potentially infects others, especially those who are more vulnerable to illness (or they can infect someone who isn’t as high risk who can then pass it on to someone who is that they live with). Better safe than sorry. Bravo to CoJ for making that tough decision.

    • Meg says...

      Thank you for typing my exact thoughts. This fear coercion is exhausting.

    • Diana says...

      Here, here! I would like to point out, if you live in NY, and you have to ride the subway….you can’t really avoid people. Seems a shame.

    • rachel says...

      SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACKKKKK

    • Jackie says...

      Totally agree! It’s a flu. Over 16,000 people have died this year from the flu. Where is that panic?

    • Bailey says...

      Chiming to to say that while I respect Cup of Jo’s decision 100%, I feel compelled to remind my fellow beloved commenters (with great sensitivity for those affected by the virus) that small businesses often suffer major losses during these kinds of national emergencies and natural disasters. Here’s hoping we can stave off the panic and subsequent small business struggles until the need to self-quarantine is more practical and less emotional. I do not work for any of these lovely producers but would urge anyone who is able, or those who planned to attend the event, to take your refund and make a small purchase. SO many of them run by women too! Things have already started to take a turn, it will go a long way!

    • EMB says...

      I wish that people were half as concerned about the climate emergency as they are about Covid-19. Now that’s something to panic about.

    • Laurie says...

      Clare, your comment is very dismissive. I know healthcare professionals in Seattle who are on the frontline of this and they are working tirelessly to protect vulnerable people with limited resources, an unmotivated public and constantly evolving information. This is different than the seasonal flu and it just takes a few moments to do the math to see why. Thanks to CoJ for taking expert advice seriously.

    • Sarah says...

      Yes to what Clare said and Jackie, to your point: I have heard that multiple times (where’s the panic over the flu) and then heard a very reasonable counterpoint. The reasons doctors and medical professionals are so concerned about coronavirus is because it has the potential to be *another* flu. The fact that the flu kills so many people is not a reason coronavirus isn’t a big deal, it’s the exact reason it *is* a big deal. If coronavirus takes root and floats around every year like the flu does, that will mean thousands of additional people lost every year to this on top of the flu deaths. And the difference between coronavirus and the flu is that the flu is established and other than the seasonal flu vaccine and good hygiene we can’t do much about it, but coronavirus is not quite established enough yet to be here long term, and if we tackle it appropriately we can avoid that. Also the mortality rate, while based on early data, appears to be higher for coronavirus. That perspective was really useful to me, who also was initially confused by the response to it.

    • Sarah says...

      Oops! I meant yes to what Laurie said.

    • K says...

      I don’t know anything, but from what I understand, COVID-19 has a greater propensity to turn into pneumonia, especially for at-risk demographics. I’ve also read several compare and contrast charts, and the thing that keeps sticking out to me is that shortness of breath is a symptom for COVID-19 vs the seasonal flu. It also has a greater ability to attach deeper in our lungs and that’s not great cuz like, breathing is everything.
      What’s the harm in being safe rather than sorry? (But I agree with not trying to buy everything at the store so that other people don’t have access or companies shilling miracle products). Especially when it’s not just about protecting our own persons but other people as well. Nevermind the risk of overwhelming our hospitals with “preventable” cases so that people who need the help more can’t get it, as well as exhausting the staff who are after all humans and not robots yet. And even robots need to be recharged.

    • Nicole says...

      You are contagious before you *feel* sick, so once you become ill, you have been shedding virus for days . It’s not unnecessary hysteria to try to contain a virus that spreads more quickly/easily than the flu and has a higher mortality rate.

      From a public health perspective, it would be irresponsible to NOT cancel large gatherings. You may not be worried about yourself, but consider the ramifications for those at higher risk- the elderly and those with immunocompromise.

  42. Ads says...

    Curious why you its a “near-perfect” gymnastics routine, and not a perfect one? It seemed (from my untrained eye) that she was on fire!

    • Molly K says...

      The routine got a 9.975 from the judges, where a perfect score would be a 10? Near-perfect is pretty darn good lol. And I’m not sure why but I got kind of teary watching it! (Maybe hormones, but still. That was amazing.)

    • Elissa says...

      I wondered about that, too, but I’m guessing she wrote near-perfect because technically Nia’s score wasn’t perfect. She WAS on fire, though!

    • Vanessa says...

      My gymnastics knowledge is somewhat limited but I’m sure Joanna said “near-perfect” because the score was a 9.975. A 10 would be considered a perfect score, right?

    • Sarah says...

      Hi Ads, the link says she scored 9.975. So to the trained eye there must have been a little something but I agree it was awesome!

    • Kelly says...

      And she was so happy and her team mates were so supportive!

    • Nadia says...

      I’m guessing it’s just based on her score of 9.975 which is *so close* to a perfect 10.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, just based on her score! she’s incredible.

  43. Heidi says...

    I’ve been wanting to make Samin Nosrat’s rice dish and/or her foccacia recipe ever since I saw Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. I need to do that soon!

  44. Isabelle says...

    Joanna, I think you will really love the first episode of the second season of Ugly Delicious on Netflix. David Chang talks about parenting in the restaurant industry and feeding children. it was a beautiful episode!

  45. Jenn P says...

    The photographers farewell killed me. Both of my parents used to do that when I would leave home. Even after my mom died and I moved my father into assisted living, he would come to his window and wave as I pulled out of the parking lot. God! The things you wish you would have done.

  46. Denise says...

    Those photographs of parents waving goodbye is so tender, and what a great idea! My grandparents both passed away last year at ages 99 & 100 and I inherited giant boxes of family photos. This gives me great ideas about scanning and making memory books for the family with some of those photos.
    Also, I love Samin & Food 52 and I am going to make that crispy rice and eat it with apricots. I don’t know why apricots but that’s what I think of when I watch that video. Sticky rice & apricots.
    Also, the gymnast is flawless! I love that she’s loving her routine and her athleticism is stunningly graceful.
    Also, and lastly, that blue bedroom trend is gorgeous! I’m so glad trends are leaning back into color after a decade of white.
    Great post CupofJo, this one was sheer delight!

    • K says...

      Sticky rice and apricots, I LOVE the sound of that. I love your creativity!

  47. Caitlyn says...

    LOVE women’s coveralls!

    And I love the photographer’s parents link :)

  48. Caroline says...

    Molly Baz (of Test Kitchen fame) has me convinced that coveralls will FOREVER be a do.

  49. Roxana says...

    That gymnastics routine made me cry. She’s not Simone Biles, but there is something about someone doing something really well, or doing “their best” that hits my heart. Plus, it was so joyful!

    In other news: not on board with coveralls. Too costumey for me. But, I know there are some women who can put them on, and own them. To each his own.

    I’m not on FB, but the “If Toddlers Had Facebook” was HILARIOUS.

    Oh, and the photographer’s parents wave farewell definitely made me teary.

    Great round-up. Like a good wedding speech. . . made me laugh and made me cry ;).

    • jules says...

      I have pale pink coveralls that I ADORE so much. I wore them to work the other day and a coworker told me she really liked my “costume.”
      …I honestly can’t tell if she was being sincere or giving me a backhanded compliment haha

    • Roxana says...

      Oh, no! That’s an odd/ambiguous thing to say! I hope she meant it as a compliment. I don’t feel comfortable in them, but like I said, I know there are women who can rock ’em. . . I’m sure you rock ’em! ;)

      I wore a preppy dress to a picnic a while back and was feeling very pleased with myself when an acquaintance very loudly exclaimed “You look like a Stepford wife!” She obviously did not mean it as compliment. I felt embarrassed. Ha! She was/is known to be blunt and I know she didn’t mean it to make me feel badly. We should wear what makes us feel good and confident, right? :)

  50. Taylor says...

    On coveralls/overalls: I’m a not plus/but not easily straight sized pregnant lady (I’m a US 12/14 pre-pregnancy) who would never dream of wearing coveralls/overalls before I got pregnant, but now that I’m showing to the point where it’s less of people being like “big lunch?” and more of “pregnant lady!” I have been OBSESSED with coveralls/jumpsuits. It’s really freeing to me to have these clothes that would usually sit on me in an “unflattering” way read as cute because of my belly. This is one of the few upsides to pregnancy :)

    I’d still never spend $200 on something I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull off after I give birth, but there is something really rad about having a belly that is shown off and celebrated instead of trying to cloth my belly in a way that minimizes, I’m hoping this kind of freedom sticks with me after baby comes.

  51. Lauren E. says...

    I used to work with this super super stylish chef, and she rocked white coveralls all the time. She used to say, “I know, I’m nuts, right? Working in a kitchen in all white” but even with the food splotches she looked so freaking cool. I’m just not sure I could pull it off myself!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      love picturing her with food splotches!

  52. Becka says...

    that gymnastics routine! I’m at work so didn’t have the sound on, which I think made seeing her teammates mimic her moves in the background all the more charming

    and the parent’s wave farewell … send to my husband with a warning to grab a tissue before reading. Wish we had done this with his sweet parents.

  53. Bridgett says...

    Coveralls for women: Definitely a DO!

    • Kristin says...

      Agree! Westerlind in NYC has a great unisex pair I own in an extra small. They are fantastic!

  54. Rachel says...

    The photographer’s farewell is one of the most beautiful things I’ve have seen. What a precious moment. I was also teary! Thank you so much for sharing.

    • sara says...

      That was astonishing and lovely. I teared up, too, Rachel!

  55. hali says...

    Resounding yesss on coveralls! For me, they ride that masculine feminine line no other article of clothing can. Barefoot or in heals, pink or navy, city or country, painting or shopping, they’re great.

  56. Thyme says...

    I’ve been feeling heartbroken about Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ending. It feels so, so personal to me as a woman. We have someone who is SO smart, SO prepared with plans to the details, SO eloquent, without major baggage, and yet…and yet… and still…it feels like nothing is enough. There is no support for women. I want so badly to be seen and represented by a woman in office and every election year, I am drowning in defeat. I was disappointed in 2016. I was absolutely furious by the voting debacle in 2018 in Georgia (my state) and still feel gutted for Stacey Abrams. Now I’m so heartbroken :/

    • Annie says...

      Same, same, same. I was hoping to see something here on COJ about it and am bummed about the omission.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’m really disappointed about Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ending, as well. I adored her. You might like this poem by Kate Baer that we shared on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9YHb89n5PK/

    • b says...

      same, same, same, same

      I’m hoping for a Sanders/Abrams or Biden/Warren ticket. I run a county Democratic Party in Wisconsin (have you heard? this year, as goes Wisconsin, goes the nation) and have to keep an upbeat “vote blue, no matter who” encouragement to our members and followers, but inside I’m crushed that this most competent person couldn’t gain traction in this country and after the most diverse candidate lineup we’ve ever seen, we are left with two old white men. One of whom is not even a democrat, but that’s for another discussion.

    • Tina says...

      I’m thankful she’s no longer in the race. I’m surprised folks who can’t support Trump because of his dishonesty felt at ease supporting someone claiming to be “Native American” for Texas’ state bar.

      Voters didn’t embrace her because of her dishonest nature and frankly a lack of charisma. The latter is, obviously, a matter of opinion.

      I have a hard time believing any Democratic candidate will beat Trump.

    • Meg says...

      I am right there with you. This was heart-breaking and incredibly frustrating and Stacey Abrams was just gut-roiling.

    • Denise says...

      I feel the same, and our primary here isn’t until May so I didn’t even have a chance to put in my vote for Warren. I do hope she’s a VP pick so I can vote for her in that way at least. For 243 years our choices for president in the US have been men only, with the exception of Hillary, and I was looking forward to Warren being a choice for us. I relish the smart, persistent, compromising, boundary-pushing, can-do, work ethic of women that are running recently, and I want to be able to vote for them! I feel like the US still discounts women completely & it’s gut wrenching.

    • Abby says...

      Same, thanks for raising this thyme. Warren is an incredible person and would have made a wonderful president. I was so proud to vote for her with my young daughter. it has been a devastating week and I’ve been looking to women for community and strength.

    • Caitlin says...

      Thyme, I am feeling the same. What will it take for a woman to be our president? It is shameful.

    • mb says...

      I feel the same way. It’s been tough to come to terms with Elizabeth Warren’s departure. I found her to be an exemplary candidate–thorough in her planning, a tremendous amount of integrity, and grit! And her ideas were inspiring! I am so glad to have contributed to her campaign, even if it was cut short. I can only hope she made it easier for the next woman that runs for president.

    • Mindy says...

      @Tina – I am surprised you would equate those two levels of dishonesty.