American Classic

Classic!  On Pinterest…

Classic! On Pinterest…

In anticipation of my book coming out on April 20th (which someone pointed out is Hitler’s birthday), I have decided to put all of the book’s illustrations up on Pinterest. I’ve been on Pinterest since My Year of Fabulous, but I’ve never really been that into Pinterest… You know, there are people that are into Pinterest, really into Pinterest, and then those that aren’t.  I would fall into the second category.  It’s not that I don’t like Pinterest — it’s…

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The sweater knows all

The sweater knows all

My mom brought a pink sweater back from her trip to Ireland for me.  It’s interesting because when I looked at it I realized that it didn’t really resemble anything in my wardrobe these days.  For the last year, I’ve been making all my style choices with  bohemian/California Casual/hippie in mind, so my daily wardrobe is comprised of casual, Earth-tone, peasant blouses and boots, etc.  Not pink sweaters.  That’s more American Classic territory.  But I love the pink sweater and…

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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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And for the worst of American Classic…

And for the worst of American Classic…

A Year in Review – Day 19 Looking over my “worst of” American Classic looks today, I discovered that none of them were really that bad.  I didn’t embarrass myself in public and no one pointed and jeered at me, not even my own family.  So the outfits that made it to the “worst of” list were either too preppy for my taste, just kind of blah, or what I consider a “no style outfit” — unable to be defined…

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An Angry American Classic…

An Angry American Classic…

A Year in Review – Day 18 In May of this year, I chose American Classic as my style.  I really thought it was going to be easy and that I was basically throwing myself a fashion softball.  Oh, how completely wrong I was!  Why did I hate American Classic so much?  After all, hello? White American here.  Shouldn’t American Classic be my “go to” style?  Just throw on an oxford, grab my tartan picnic blanket and strap a canoe…

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May 31st — Fashion Challenge for the Fashion Challenged!

May 31st — Fashion Challenge for the Fashion Challenged!

American Classic — Day 31 Ready for the quiz?  Have you stretched?  Are you full of coffee?  Are your kids firmly placed in front of a video?  Great.  Let’s remember what you’re playing for…  Banana Republic yellow shift dress… size 6… Tommy Hilfiger polka dot dress… Medium… Clarks equestrian boots (size nine, runs small) GO, GO, GO! 1.  If I were to write a hostile letter to the person who invented the bikini — who would I write to? 2….

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How an American Classic made it through May…

How an American Classic made it through May…

American Classic – Day 30 For me, it is with great relief that May is coming to a close.  American Classic and I just never clicked.  I never felt really embarrassed to be in the clothes like I did with Mod, or felt like I was pretending to be someone else like I did with Rock and Roll.  I just felt sort of blah the whole month – like I might as well have been wearing a beige factory jumpsuit…

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Finally, slacker moms can be winners too!

Finally, slacker moms can be winners too!

American Classic – Day 29 Friday is the last day in May, which means it’s my last day of American Classic!  I will have another “Fashion Challenge for the Fashion Challenged” on Friday, but I’m making a few minor changes.  I realized that by having the first person to answer the questions correctly be the automatic winner of my fashion quiz, I somehow created a competition that I myself could never win.  Get up early?  On a Friday?  And expect…

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How to tell the difference between American Classic and Euro chic…

How to tell the difference between American Classic and Euro chic…

American Classic – Day 28 I’ve been asked a few times what is the difference between the American Classic look and Euro chic, so I thought I would explain, to the best of my ability (attention: rudimentary knowledge alert!) the subtle variations of these two styles…. First, I’ll start with two style icons – Jackie Kennedy is American Classic…. Catherine Deneuve is Euro chic… Next, I’ll put them in a story.  Imagine that Jackie Kennedy and Catherine Deuveve are on…

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What an American Classic wears to look for goat testicles…

What an American Classic wears to look for goat testicles…

American Classic – Day 27 When I say I knew absolutely nothing about goats when I got them, I wasn’t kidding.  I could point a goat out in comparison to, let’s say a cow, and that’s about it.  So when I bought two goats from a woman on Craigs list and she began explaining to me how she had “banded” them, I was barely listening.  I was in the midst of trying to figure out how to get these things…

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