Blogs

  • Summer, Swimsuits and Body Acceptance

    While it doesn’t quite feel like summer here in Kansas City, with last Friday marking the first day of summer my thoughts turned to digging out that swimsuit and hoping it will fit for another season! (OK, maybe that’s only me?!) Anyway, that got me thinking about body confidence and acceptance.

    When it comes to clothing, few things give me more anxiety than the swimsuit. As women living in a world obsessed with youth, beauty and that ‘perfect body’,

    View Post
  • Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin!

    What’s up with that hair that popped up on my chin overnight? OMG, there’s another on my upper lip? Is that really a 5 o’clock shadow? How come I’m pulling out clumps (OK, maybe a bit of an exaggeration) of hair every time I shampoo and/or brush my hair?! Uncle! View Post
  • It's not just menopause causing these hot flashes?!

    Really? Who knew?! Me, for one!

    I’ll admit my naïveté when I first started alvöru to make clothes for peri/menopausal women, as that was when I first experienced hot flashes and night sweats. There were plenty of websites to provide statistics, facts, and figures that validated a need for clothing to help menopausal women. But, with research and talking with women customers who weren’t experiencing menopause symptoms, I found 

    View Post