A month of Maxi’s!

Maxi dresses and writer’s block…

Maxi dresses and writer’s block…

Day 22 — A Month of Maxi Dresses… I had this totally great post I was going to write today — A post to make you laugh, then get angry, then become thoughtful and then finally, become profoundly enlightened.  A post to print out and stick on your fridge.  A post to laminate.  A post to be buried with. And well, it didn’t happen.  I knew what I was going to write, had it all mapped out in my head…

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Pocketful of Joules meets Proust!

Pocketful of Joules meets Proust!

Today Joules from “pocketfulofjoules” takes The Proust Fashion Questionnaire.  Joules’ blog is about the “Rantings of a type A overachiever with a passion for home improvement projects, marshmallows and the silliness of life.”  And her blog is all that and so much more.  Check out her post called “Is Cookie Butter the new gourmet marshmallow”. Cookie butter is the unsung hero in the sugar section of our pantry and I love Joules’ rating system for how to use cookie butter…

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A maxi dress miracle…

A maxi dress miracle…

Day 20 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… Usually around this point of every month in My Year of Fabulous, I have grown so sick of whatever style I’m trying out that I want to set all the clothes on fire and dance around the flames while wearing a nice, cozy pair of men’s plaid pajamas.  Some months, like Mod, for example, the desire to set my clothes on fire came around day 2.  Other months, like Bohemian or Sporty…

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Anne Sexton, mothering and maxi dresses…

Anne Sexton, mothering and maxi dresses…

Day 19 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… My friend Jen sent me a book for my birthday.  It’s called, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters.  Jen and I spent a good portion of our college years obsessing over Silvia Plath, Truman Capote and Anne Sexton.  We would sit huddled over a CD player in our apartment listening to Anne Sexton reading her painful, sad poetry and feeling like she totally got us. From what I remember, Anne Sexton wasn’t…

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Maxi dresses vs. nature…

Maxi dresses vs. nature…

Day 18 – A Month of Maxi Dresses Okay, here’s another, somewhat obvious warning about maxi dresses.  If the temperature drops below 70 degrees, you will freeze to death wearing one.  It’s been in the 60s here in Northern California the last few days and I have solemnly worn a paper thin maxi dress as if I’m a contestant on an extreme Japanese game show. But yesterday, I gave up and wore a maxi skirt, tank top, long sleeved white…

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A most fabulous summer reading list…

A most fabulous summer reading list…

Day 17 – A Month of Maxi Dresses Wow!  Instead of a fashion blog, I should have started a “Let’s suggest books to each other” blog because you all are readers!  Thank you so much.  I now have enough books to keep me busy until I am old and frail and living in an assisted living “fun center” and raving about Jane Austen.  I started writing all the suggestions down so I could give Buck my official, “Birthday Book List”,…

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How to look smart in a maxi dress…

How to look smart in a maxi dress…

Day 16 – A Month of Maxi Dresses… My birthday is next week and my son Buck excitedly told me he knows exactly what he is going to get me – a book.  But not just any book.  Buck wants me to give him a list of twenty books that I’d like to read and he’ll pick one of them, therefore insuring the all-important element of birthday surprise that he feels is necessary. I was so touched and then, as…

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The only thing you’ll ever need to know about maxi dresses…

The only thing you’ll ever need to know about maxi dresses…

Day 15 – A Month of Maxi Dresses I love this maxi dress.  It’s cute, comfortable and you can spill ice cream on it and it doesn’t stain.  But I hate this — It has no slit. Same with this maxi dress.  Chic, cotton-y and lovely…. No slit.  Shuffling.  Mincing.  Baby steps.  All day long.  Always buy a maxi dress with a slit. Unless you want to feel like this.      

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Merci Blah Blah meets Proust!

Merci Blah Blah meets Proust!

Today the mind behind the hilarious blog, Merci Blah Blah takes The Proust Fashion Questionnaire.  Shannan is a mom blogger like me, and like me, has three kids.  But her kids are all the same age.  That’s right.  Triplets.  And it gets better.  They’re toddlers.  Let’s all just have a moment of silence for Shannan right now.  We’re with you, sister. Shannan’s blog is really funny.  She loves pinterest, she has amazing clothes, great fashion advice and her own wonderful sense…

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How to wear a see-through maxi dress with confidence…

How to wear a see-through maxi dress with confidence…

Day 13 — A Month of Maxi Dresses Today, I have nothing grand to report on the maxi dress front.  At this point, I am completely used to wearing maxi dresses on a constant basis and I hardly even blanche at the thought of putting one on. The only thing that happened to me in this maxi dress was that after nearly eight hours of wearing  it, my daughter said, “You know, I can see your underwear.” I checked and…

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