Euro Chic

Euro on pinterest!

Euro on pinterest!

I just put the Euro illustrations on pinterest for my book, Escape from Ugly Mom Island!  (Shameless promotion).  Maybe I’m excited because I love the illustrations and maybe I’m excited because I had enough time to put something on pinterest!  (Probably both). I also had enough time on pinterest to look at gorgeous patios that my children and animals would ruin, beautiful vacations that were in no way kid-friendly and clothes I would love to wear after I go to…

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When Euro Chic goes horribly wrong…

When Euro Chic goes horribly wrong…

A Year in Review – Day 7 I wouldn’t have thought the Euro Chic look could go terribly awry, but once again, I proved that I can take any style and make it look stupid. The following are some of my best Euro Chic misfires — I call this look, “The Androgenous Banking Associate.” This outfit taught me how hideous brown and black can look together, especially when there are two different browns and two different blacks all worn at…

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All doors open for Euro Chic style…

All doors open for Euro Chic style…

A Year in Review – Day 6 I took on Euro Chic in February.  I thought it was a good contrast to Rock and Roll and Euro Chic has a level of fancy to it that just intrigued me.  Plus, it’s European and I’m American so the style just evokes images of me strolling around Paris looking fabulous while buying baguettes, talking with big, expressive hand gestures and riding the Eiffel Tower.  (I’m guessing that’s what French people do all…

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An outfit mother nature would be proud to wear…

An outfit mother nature would be proud to wear…

Eco Mama – Day 2 Here’s my first attempt at a totally organic outfit.  I believe what it lacks in creativity, it makes up for in it’s in-your-face-saving-the-worldness — I’ll break it down item by nature-loving item — 1.  Peruvian fair trade sweater — I bought this locally and paid a lot (80.00).  Because of it’s price, it will be the only warm cover up I buy this month.  I apologize in advance for how sick of this sweater you…

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Are you going somewhere?

Are you going somewhere?

Euro chic/Day 28 That is the question I have most often received during the month of Euro chic.  Are you going somewhere?  People take one look at how dressed up I am at whatever non-dressy place I am and quickly assume this must not be my last stop.  Surely, after the park, she’s off to cocktails with the President… Euro chic is a powerful look.  It demands respect by way of silk, cashmere and super pointy heels.  Wearers of this…

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Parade of shoes…

Parade of shoes…

Euro Chic/Day 26 No Euro chic outfit is complete without an awesome pair of shoes and I did my best this month to strictly adhere to this rule no matter how much the shoes hurt or how inappropriate they were for what I happened to be doing at the time… like say, pointy cheetah heels chasing children at the park.  One might think that the cheetah aspect of the shoe would make me quicker on my feet, but sadly no,…

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Oh Dryel, we met too late…

Oh Dryel, we met too late…

Euro Chic/Day 25 As far as obstacles go in Euro chic land, there is no larger and more formidable one for me than keeping these dang fancy clothes clean. Here are just a few things I did in this outfit yesterday: Crawled under a folding table to retrieve a matchbox car. Collected chicken eggs. Carried a muddy three year old at least fifty feet towards the bathtub. Sat on a small glob of paint at the pottery store. Ate a…

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I’ve never been more dressed up to buy powdered sugar…

I’ve never been more dressed up to buy powdered sugar…

Euro Chic/Day 24 Normally, on a Sunday morning, if I had to run to the grocery store to buy just one thing, I’d remain in my pajamas to do so.  I would have blended in seamlessly with these Walmart shoppers. But those days are long gone.  I had to make cookies for my daughter’s Brownie troop yesterday and we were missing powdered sugar.  I quickly looked through my closet and assessed that I had absolutely nothing clean to wear except…

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Hey, I actually liked an outfit…

Hey, I actually liked an outfit…

Euro Chic/Day 23 I am proud to say I really liked what I had on yesterday.  This month I have worn things technically more Euro chic, but technically less me.   I felt like I balanced those two worlds with this outfit – it might not be chic enough to wear to Cannes, but I felt fabulous taking my kids to kung fu in it. Here’s the low down: David Kahn jeans – 40.00, consignment I.N.C. t-shirt – on sale, Macys,…

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How to spice up date night in a long relationship…

How to spice up date night in a long relationship…

Euro Chic/Day 22 My husband and I have been together for sixteen years and while we’re very happy, I’ve always secretly been afraid we will end up at a silent dinner.  We’ve all seen them – the couple at a restaurant that has absolutely nothing to say to each other so they just stare lifelessly at their meal and the only sound between them is the noise of silverware scraping on plates.  Fortunately, my fear of this awful scenario has…

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