A month of Maxi’s!

Must have cashmere sweaters…

Must have cashmere sweaters…

I’ve been on the hunt recently for a kind of oversized-super-comfy-boyfriend-looking-sweater that, when paired with skinny jeans, will cover my butt.  I’ve had no luck whatsoever finding this mythical rear-hiding bit of fabulousness… until a few days ago when I received an email from C & C California. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten an email from this company before but somehow they must have heard my fashion prayers and decided to answer them. Right now — this very instant…

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How to wear a maxi dress..

How to wear a maxi dress..

A Year in Review – Day 23 I’m only going to spend one day talking about maxi dresses because in my opinion, there is very little to talk about — except for the fact that they’re wonderful.  They are gigantic sheets of fabric that hide all manner of dangly bits and pooches and things you might not want the world to see.  They are comfortable and with a little added jewelry and some strappy sandals, they magically transform into celebrity…

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Remembrance of dresses past…

Remembrance of dresses past…

Day 31 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… I can’t believe I’ve actually worn a dress every day for an entire month.  Really?  Me?  The person who wore a pantsuit to her prom?  The person who sleeps in really unattractive men’s boxers?  The person who wears shorts in the pool?  Yep.  That’s me.  I did it and even though I have photos to prove I did it, this whole experience seems like one long fabric-y maxi dream. This month didn’t turn…

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Are you a mom style icon?

Are you a mom style icon?

Day 29 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… Recently, my blog friend, Lesia, sent me a great book called, “My Mom, Style Icon” by Piper Weiss.  When Piper was in her twenties, she happened to be looking through her mom’s closet to borrow a purse for a wedding she had to attend, but instead discovered her mom’s secret fashion treasures.  Sarongs, panama hats, belts from trips to Paris – each item was like a clue in the mystery of her…

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Maxi dresses, special times and coffee…

Maxi dresses, special times and coffee…

Day 28 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… My daughter Emerson has been campaigning for some time to have a “girls day” with me.  Being the only girl sandwiched between two brothers, I try to do this as often as possible with her.  In fact, I try to schedule special alone time with all my kids whenever I can and I try to schedule special alone time for my husband to be with our kids too.  That’s three kids, two…

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What is Gamine Style…

What is Gamine Style…

Day 27 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… Congratulations amiable, you are the winner of this dress! Many of you got the answer for what is gamine style correct (notice that I said “many”, not “all”).  Here’s the official wikipedia definition for Gamine — “A gamine is a slim, often boyish, elegant, wide-eyed young woman who is, or is perceived to be, mischievous, teasing or sexually appealing.  The word gamine is a French word, the feminine form of gamin, originally meaning urchin, waif or playful, naughty child. It…

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Take a Fashion Pop Quiz!

Take a Fashion Pop Quiz!

Day 26 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… Quiz Fridays are back with a fashion vengeance.  Today’s prize?   A maxi dress from Ann Taylor! It’s super comfy and there’s plenty of summer left to look fab in it all the time.  It can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flip-flops.  I’ve worn it both to the pool and out to dinner.  It’s not see-through and the straps are wide so you don’t have to wear a…

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Total mom birthday fun…

Total mom birthday fun…

Day 25 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… Fortunately, my surprise birthday yesterday did not include a person in a giant rat costume, a really bad pizza and a germ-filled tube maze that should only be played in if you’re wearing a Hazmat suit. My family actually took me for a day at Coppola Winery, a magical place that has discovered if you combine alcohol with fun kid things, families will visit you by the truckload.  They have an amazing…

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It’s a maxi dress birthday…

It’s a maxi dress birthday…

Day 24 –  A Month of Maxi Dresses… Today is my birthday.  My husband and kids refuse to tell me where they’re taking me, only that it’s really, really fun.  In fact, my kids are so excited about where we’re going that I’m a little worried.  I’m mean, what constitutes as fun for them, doesn’t always constitute as fun for me. I’m just saying, we better not be going to Chuck E. Cheese.

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Two gyms, no exercising…

Two gyms, no exercising…

Day 23 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… During my month of Sporty Chic, I joined a local gym to start my long road back to “mom fitness”. And it was the Sporty Chic clothes that definitely made me do this.  Nothing inspires you to go a six am boot camp class like seeing your butt in broad daylight in stretch pants.  I exercised on a regular basis until July when I hit, “A Month of Maxi Dresses”.  Maxi dresses…

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