American Classic

Meet Jen!  A member of fashion royalty…

Meet Jen! A member of fashion royalty…

American Classic – Day 26 Jen, my oldest friend, has kindly agreed to take the Proust Fashion Questionnaire for me today.  Jen and I grew up next door to each other and some of the best memories of my childhood are my times with Jen.  She’s super smart and wickedly funny and has a leg that should be in the Kickball Hall of Fame.  Normally, I like to pick someone who is struggling with fashion like I am, but since…

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Meet the fashion challenged winner!

Meet the fashion challenged winner!

American Classic – Day 25 Rebecca J.  Congratulations!  The fab tote, sunglasses and hat will be whisking their way to you just in time for summer.  Your almost immediate response to the quiz was very impressive and very American Classic!  American Classic moms don’t sleep in on Fridays, no, no, no.  The week has not beaten them up like the rest of us, but on the contrary, has energized them! I imagine you, Rebecca, in the wee hours of Friday…

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First ever — Fashion Challenge for the Fashion-challenged!

First ever — Fashion Challenge for the Fashion-challenged!

American Classic – Day 24 It’s Friday and that means it’s Quiz time!  Are you ready to think?  Or at least are you ready to Google?  Let’s remember what you’re playing for — Tommy Hilfiger Tote… Sunhat from “The Loft”… Tortoise-shell sunglasses… All fabulous, all free, all American Classic…  All you have to do is be the first to answer these fashion questions correctly and you will win all three items.  Ready? 1.  What is an A-line skirt? 2.  Who…

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How an argyle-lover deals with rejection…

How an argyle-lover deals with rejection…

American Classic – Day 23 I was happily wearing my five-dollar-preppy-short-sleeved argyle sweater yesterday and I made a very interesting discovery — People hate people in argyle.  It’s true.  There were several times when strangers actually stepped away from me upon seeing my argyle.  It was like they were afraid I was going to hand them a “Church of the Latter Day Saints” pamphlet or ask them to sponsor me in a charity tennis tournament. Then I ran into another…

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An American Classic has one of those days…

An American Classic has one of those days…

American Classic – Day 22 When a mom over-sleeps on a school day, it’s never a pretty thing.   Your eyes open slightly as you slowly take in the bedroom and your first thought is, I wonder why it’s so light in here…  Then a sickening realization suddenly hits you… It’s light in your bedroom because school starts in twenty minutes.  Lunches are thrown together, children are roused with a restrained yell and coffee has to be chugged in the shower. …

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An American Classic starts a clothes give-away…

An American Classic starts a clothes give-away…

American Classic – Day 21 I have decided to have a clothes give-away every week!  Well, not quite a give-away — your brain has to work a little bit by answering a few fashion questions that will be posted on my site Every Friday.  The person who answers the questions first correctly gets the loot. And why would I do this?  Because it’s fun and possibly exciting – two things moms don’t get enough of in my opinion.  I’d also…

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An American Classic makes a style decision…

An American Classic makes a style decision…

American Classic – Day 20 Have you ever known you were going to break up with someone, but you just had to wait a little bit?  Maybe the person was sick and if just felt too mean to break up with them while they were huddled over a toilet.  Or maybe you had planned a great trip together and you still really wanted to go so you think, I’ll just wait until after Cancun to break up with this idiot… …

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How an American Classic mom creates “me” time…

How an American Classic mom creates “me” time…

American Classic – Day 19 All moms need a little space every day from their kids.  A healthy boundary.  Some time to think.  When children are babies, this space comes in the form of naptime and moms will go to just about any length to achieve it.  I know most of the world’s global warming problems could be solved if moms just stopped the daily thousand mile driving nap, but I’m sorry, our sanity is at stake.  And when our…

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Meet Bo!   Lover of horses and flannel pajama pants…

Meet Bo! Lover of horses and flannel pajama pants…

American Classic – Day 18 Bo and I have known each other since I was thirteen years old and she and my brother started dating.  When they married I had the great fortune of calling her my sister-in-law and when they divorced I got an upgrade and now I just call her my sister.  Bo and I have traveled the world together and she is an extraordinary person.  While she may not have human children, she is a mother to…

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A day in the life of an American Classic mom…

A day in the life of an American Classic mom…

American Classic – Day 17 Today I’m having one of those mom days that is so full of fabulous, my biggest problem is choosing what to wear…  Just take a look at my dance card — Septic Service — I start off the day waiting for the septic guy to empty our tank.   Not a lot is required of me for this task except to be nauseated, then sign a check, but still, I want to look my best.  The…

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