Arty Slick

It’s a Proust Fashion Questionnaire!

It’s a Proust Fashion Questionnaire!

Arty Slick – Day 22 Finally, I have another Proust Questionnaire to post!  By the way, if anyone is interested in being featured on my Proust Questionnaire day, please send me an email and we’ll make it work! Today’s questionnaire has been completed by my dear friend, Ann.  I met Ann shortly after moving to Northern California and I was pretty freaked out and lonely.  I had two little kids (ages one and three) and I would spend my days…

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Arty Slick – Day 21 ….ekmckeever!  You are the winner of this fabulous Fossil purse! Thanks for all your responses.  Several people really hated the question, “When should a woman stop wearing short shorts?”  I totally agree.  I saw the question in InStyle Magazine and the editors of InStyle answered, “Women should stop wearing short shorts after college.”  I actually found the answer more insulting than the question.  After all, do all women go to college?  Of course not.  And…

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A Fashion Challenge for the Fashion Challenged!

A Fashion Challenge for the Fashion Challenged!

Arty Slick – Day 20 Today’s prize?  It’s a good one… It’s the Fossil purse I carried every day during my Gamine month.  Tons of space… …goes with everything…  Super cute.  Here’s me holding the purse — And the question?  It’s a two-parter.  At what age should a woman stop wearing short shorts?  When was the last time you successfully wore short shorts? My kids will pick the winner at random.  You have until tomorrow.  Good luck!    

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Confessions of an Arty Slick slacker…

Confessions of an Arty Slick slacker…

Arty Slick – Day 19 It happens every time.  About halfway through each month of My Year of Fabulous, I completely stall out on the style I’m sampling.  It’s because I’m already completely bored with all the clothes that I got for the whole month and it seems like a waste of money to go out and get more clothes when the month is already half-way over.  Also, I’ve pretty much decided whether I like or absolutely and totally despise…

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Another day, another field trip…

Another day, another field trip…

Arty Slick – Day 18 As much as I loved my Arty Slick outfit yesterday at the museum was about as much as I hated the outfit that I wore to chaperone my son’s field trip today. I woke up late this morning (7:15) and had about forty-five minutes to do the following — open up the chicken coop, feed the pig, feed the goats and take them to their pen, feed dogs and cats, make four lunches, get kids awake,…

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An Arty Slick goes to the style mothership…

An Arty Slick goes to the style mothership…

Arty Slick – Day 17 Okay, seventeen days into a very arty look and I finally made it to an art museum! My family and I went to the modern art museum in San Francisco today and it was like going to the Arty Slick style mothership.  There were women crawling all over the museum dressed in their arty best — long, dramatic coats, pointy, severe eyewear and extreme jewelry.  I felt like I not only blended in with the…

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The best Mom jewelry ever…

The best Mom jewelry ever…

Arty Slick – Day 16 Arty Slick totally wins in the mom jewelry category — it’s striking, it’s sturdy and it’s cheap.  It literally makes an outfit.  The closest jewelry I can compare it to is Mod, but where Mod jewelry can backfire and send you spiraling into “Mrs. Roper land“, Arty Slick jewelry always manages to stay cool and edgy.  Here are four of my favorite pieces this month — This is the most expensive necklace I bought.  I…

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On Turning Ten…

On Turning Ten…

Arty Slick – Day 15 I’m happy to say that Buck’s birthday party was a big hit and even happier to say that it’s over. However, I’m just sorry I didn’t take one single picture of myself in my arty-slick outfit filling up water balloons.  It was my mom fashion blog at it’s best — doing something silly while wearing something inappropriate.  I will say this for arty-slick footwear though — I had on a pair of black leather flats…

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An Arty-Slick prepares for a birthday party…

An Arty-Slick prepares for a birthday party…

Arty-Slick – Day 14 Today is Buck’s 10th birthday.  I was going to wax poetic about Buck turning double digits, but frankly, there’s just too much to do.  In about an hour and a half our house will be bursting at the seams with sugared up children… large ten year old boys, to be more specific.  Fragile things have to be hidden, a thousand hot dogs have to be made and water balloons have to be filled so that they…

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An Avant-Garde makes a switch…

An Avant-Garde makes a switch…

Avant-Garde – Day 13 It’s official.  I’m switching this month to Arty Slick.  I’d hate to say I’m an Avant-Garde quitter, but it’s just far too impractical for me.  I’d be doing it more for a joke than anything else and that kind of defeats the purpose of my blog, which is to find styles that can actually and practically work for moms.  Besides, I feel like I’ve only hit the mark on Avant-Garde once this month and that was…

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