Gamine

Okay, all the style illustrations are now up on pinterest

Okay, all the style illustrations are now up on pinterest

This is it.  No more posting style illustrations.  I promise. Today I’ve got Slacker, Bombshell, Sporty Chic and Gamine on pinterest.  They all look really great.  My book, Escape from Ugly Mom Island, is now available on amazon kindle.  The printed copy of my book will be available on amazon this week.  Although currently amazon is playing a cat and mouse game with me and not telling me exactly when it will be available.  I will announce it when they let me…

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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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What is Gamine, anyway?

What is Gamine, anyway?

A Year in Review – Day 26 Out of all my looks this year, Gamine style was the most baffling for people.  They had never heard of it.  And before my style quest, I had never heard of it either.  That’s probably because I’m in America and Gamine is a European look.  The word Gamine is equally confusing.  It’s a French word that means, “Urchin, waif, or playful, naughty child.” Okay, so that’s Pippi Longstockings to me and I think…

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Good-bye, Gamine!  It’s been sweet!

Good-bye, Gamine! It’s been sweet!

Gamine – Day 31 Congrats, Bonniejoy!  You are the winner of the wedge heels! The answer to the question, “Who invented the wedge heel?” is Salvatore Ferragamo.  He invented them in 1938 and used cork for the heel since metals were scarce because of war.  I found reading about Ferragamo’s rise to fame to fascinating (born in 1898, made his first shoe at the age of nine!) and I love the fact that his children are still running the company…

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It’s another Fashion Challenge for the fashion-challenged!

It’s another Fashion Challenge for the fashion-challenged!

Gamine – Day 30 Today’s prize? Awesome wedge heels I got from Macys.  The brand is called “Bare Traps”, which I feel is a rather gruesome and corny pun to name a shoe company, but hey, the shoes are great, really comfortable and totally cute.  Size 9. Today’s Question? Who invented the wedge heel, when and why? Good luck.  You have until tomorrow.  

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A Gamine goes to seed…

A Gamine goes to seed…

Gamine – Day 29 Wow, thanks for all your compliments and responses on “when to wear white”.  It seems like some people avoid wearing white entirely because it’s too frustrating a color while others wear white by just lowering their standards of cleanliness.  I like the second approach and think I’ll go for it.  If my outfit gets too dirty I could just hold up a sign that says, “Hey, it’s white. You try it.” I remember once reading a…

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When can a mom start wearing white again?

When can a mom start wearing white again?

Gamine – Day 28 NEVER! Well, at least for me.   I haven’t worn any white clothes in almost ten years.  Before I started my blog, most of my clothes were a kind of a beige cat puke color — clothes you could get serious yuck on and then trick yourself into believing that no one could tell. I wore this outfit for my glamorous Gamine photo shoot.  I felt like maybe I could wear white again, so I put…

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A Gamine grows weary of Gamine…

A Gamine grows weary of Gamine…

Gamine – Day 27 It seems like I’ve come to that point in every month where I’ve run completely out of things to say about the particular style I’m trying out.  I’ve worn Gamine now for twenty-seven days.  I’ve tried to describe Gamine as best as I possibly can and I’ve certainly had my fair share of Gamine experiences.  So what is there left to say?  In Posh Spice’s book about style, she writes a whole chapter on jeans.  I…

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A stylish animal rescue…

A stylish animal rescue…

Gamine – Day 26 The other day, my friend Hassanah sent me a text asking me if I’d like to adopt a rabbit.  I had to laugh.  I mean, aren’t two dogs, three cats, a pig, two goats and twenty-two chickens enough?  What, is she trying to end my marriage?  My husband loves animals, but I’m the one just can’t say no to a rescue.  My husband is the person that keeps me from being a crazy cat lady.  So…

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Birthday wishes and a super scary pregnant leg…

Birthday wishes and a super scary pregnant leg…

Gamine – Day 25 Four years ago today, I looked like this — August looked like this — And my leg looked like this — How totally disgusting is that?  I just found this picture the other day and I couldn’t believe my leg actually looked like that when I was pregnant!  No wonder I’ve been afraid to put on a dress this year!  I was so traumatized by scary pregnant leg that I just assumed people would start dry…

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