Hey APW,

Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur (the Jewish day of Atonement, and the end of our High Holidays), and that makes it feel pretty official that fall is here and summer is over (sniff). Of course, fall in the Bay Area is the equivalent of our summer, so we are enjoying the last of the warm weather.

On that note, we’re taking a bit of a break the next two weeks… though it’s one you probably won’t even notice. I’ve gone through our almost ten years of content and dug up some of my favorite posts and essays for a rework to republish over the next two weeks. Many of the essays seemed newly important in the painful political era that we’re living through. Discussions of diversity, privilege, and casual racism seem even more worthy of discussion today than during the Obama era when we published the work originally. So I hope you enjoy reading some of our best over the next two weeks while our team gets to spend some time focused on bigger projects that have been on the back burner for too long.

But, let’s talk fun stuff. We have a family wedding coming up in a week where I’m walking down the aisle (my kids are too little to manage flower girl and flower boy duties alone), so after the last dress I wore at a wedding (which #SlayedAllDay), I decided to rent again. While I think I’m settled on a dress, and am deep in the land of researching stick-on bras, these are the dresses I would have worn if I could have had a few quick changes. This dress is perfect for fall, with a beautiful surprise back (but failed only on full range of motion, since I have to manage a wriggling toddler). And anyone who remembers my wedding dress knows that vintage styles work for me… and the dress above is maybe a thousand times more beautiful in person than you can imagine. And finally, this $3,000 number (bless you rentals), which is without a doubt one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever put on.

And with that, it’s your open thread. Here is to fall!



Image CreditFrom Meg Keene’s Personal Collection

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