Yes, yes we know what’s going on in the world. But if you need a little break from watching the news, we’ve got a new Spawned podcast episode just for you, that all started from a post in our Spawned podcast community. (Yes, we are consistent with naming things, if anything).

Liz got an email from a designer label about shopping for heels, and we got to thinking: are people still wearing heels? Are they even wearing shoes at all? What are people wearing these days?

So we decided to chat about what we’re wearing and buying, what our listeners have told us they’re wearing and buying in these long, pandemic days, and uh… what items in our closets sadly haven’t seen the light of day since last year.

Plus, we chat about whether we should be wearing make-up to feel better (or not!), how the fashion industry is changing, and what all of these changes are doing for body image and self-esteem.

You can listen right now (seriously, take a break from the election coverage!) and then be sure to subscribe to Spawned so you never miss an episode.

This episode’s awesome sponsor

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Our cool picks of the week

Best frozen cookie dough - big dough ball

Kristen: I’m living in these Old Navy Light Support Strappy Sports bras. Great for lounging or pandemic parenting/working-from-home

Liz: The best frozen cookie dough! And for those of you not in New York, a cool pick you can enjoy too: this favorite Etsy shop for handmade kids wear was attacked for selling…face masks (oh no!) so we’re hoping to send them a little more love this holiday. Check them out, we love her stuff!

Cool Mom Picks is a reward style affiliate. 

Top image: Laura Chouette on Unsplash