California Casual

My all organic H&M outfit…

My all organic H&M outfit…

I’ve been really trying to make more eco-friendly clothing choices lately.  My rules are it either has to be organic or fair-trade or “pre-owned” in order for me to crack open my wallet.  And I know that H&M certainly isn’t fair-trade and that it qualifies under the evil heading of “cheap chic” clothing…. But…. They do make cute organic clothes for really good prices.  I feel like I should patronize their online store to buy organic clothes and that will…

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The best place to get fake Birkenstocks

The best place to get fake Birkenstocks

I love Birkenstocks.  In the summer I wear them almost every day.  Not only do I love how they look and feel, but I love that this German company has been making shoes since 1774.  That’s 1774…. The beginning of the American Revolution, King George was on the throne in England and I’m pretty sure people still thought the world was flat.  So I guess the Birkenstock company started as way for people to walk comfortably around our big, flat…

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What I’m wearing these days…

What I’m wearing these days…

I haven’t mentioned anything about fashion forever so I thought I’d talk a little bit about how I’m feeling after “My Year of Fabulous” ended almost a whole year ago (I can’t really believe it.)  I still feel a million times better about myself than before I started my fashion quest.  I still feel like a totally different person (when it comes to fashion).  I also still feel like trying out a bunch of styles to see what worked for…

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What is California Casual?

What is California Casual?

Since I’m trying out California Casual all summer, I thought I needed to return to “The Lucky Guide to Mastering any Style” to review exactly what I’ll be shopping for and wearing.  I still love this book.  Still.  I haven’t actually picked up my Lucky guide since last year when it was my constant companion.  And now, flipping through the pages again feels like I’m pouring over an old photo album — There’s Mod!  And Euro Chic!  Oh, remember Bombshell? California Casual…

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My first week of California Casual

My first week of California Casual

I think I did pretty well for the first week of a new style.  And best of all, it gave me a reason to go shopping.  Having a reason to go shopping is so much better than just randomly shopping.  It gives the whole outing weight and purpose.  It turns a simple errand into a mission.  And, if you don’t examine it too closely, it makes shopping seem necessary and not just something you want to do because it’s really…

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