Hosted by age activist and style enthusiast Wendy Euler, Cropped is a five-minute podcast for women who don't make their own estrogen anymore. Cropped is short by design: it's shorter than short-term memory or a hot flash or the mini-skirts we're not supposed to wear after 40, which is a dumb rule and you can ignore it. Plug into Cropped every Monday for Wendy's style tips, pointers on refreshing your wardrobe, ways to stay on top of your game, pretty things she's liking and whatever she feels like talking (or singing) about. Will she talk about bangles or belt out The Bangles? You never know. Cropped is meant to be a moment of levity during these cruddy times - and whew! They. Are. Cruddy. So check it out and let these five minutes be the antidote to crud.
Ep. 11 - Holiday survival tips for the menopausal woman
4:27December is overwhelming and nobody’s helped when we become short-tempered and sweaty. So we can head this off by... indulging in every whim. Well. Maybe not every whim. But most of them? Wendy offers her twist on all the things we’re told to do.
Ep. 10 - Supply chain may spoil our holiday. Or so they say.
5:13There’s lots of noise and pearl clutching when it comes to whether we’ll have anything to put under the Christmas tree this year. Hogwash, says Wendy. We have an abundance of stuff and things right in our local communities, so let’s support our local crafters and bakers and candlestick makers.
Ep. 9 - Thanksgiving
5:21It’s someone’s favorite holiday but we won’t tell you who. (Hint: Her name rhymes with Fendi…) Our host gets the warm and fuzzies because she doesn’t let a dropped turkey or a burned casserole throw her off her game. Let it be what it is and raise a glass to celebrate all the good things in your life.
Ep. 8 - Bringing sexy feedback
4:33If you missed episode 5, you’ll still be right on time for this one. But do listen to episode 5 because you’re worth it and this week is an extension of it. Listeners responded to the question: What does sexy mean to you? Your answers were so good that we’re sharing them today. Y’all are fierce and sexy as hell.
Ep. 7 - Who do I think I am?
6:29It can happen to anyone, and it quite frequently does. Wendy wrestles with imposter syndrome and pins it to the mat. She shares some tools to quiet that voice in your head that, if left to its own devices, can rob us of all the incredible things we were meant to do and be.
Ep. 6 - The great divide
5:48Gen Z has spoken, and the side part is out. They say it makes you look old. Excuse us? This one feels a wee bit personal, and Wendy goes to the mat on behalf of The Olds.
Ep. 5 - Heat up the wardrobe with menswear
6:07We of the middle-age set still want to feel a little sexy sometimes and we absolutely can! We must! At this point, we know sex appeal comes from what's on the inside (contentment, confidence, self-love), and the clothes we wear are simply a complement to all of that inner stunningness. We're no longer dressing like 20-somethings, right? RIGHT? Right. So we're gonna lean on a style icon for inspiration today and borrow from the boys this fall.
Ep. 4 - The Basics: The we-are-not-camels edition
5:28When life gets out of sync - and it happens to all of us - it's good to scale back and focus on what you can control. Wendy shares her "basics" or the seven things she does that keep her balanced or help her recalibrate... and warning: this includes lots of water.
Ep. 3 - Is that a...hair...there?!?
4:10Getting older comes with a lot of perks, but it also comes with just a few humbling changes. The errant chin hair that unfurled overnight falls into this category. Let's discuss.
Ep. 2 - So many clothes, nothing to wear.
5:17The last thing anyone needs is to stare down a closet of clothes, only to feel BAD about themselves... nope, not today! I'm going to show you a fun and easy exercise we can use to tap into our own personal style - without struggling, and without limitations.