Mod

Mod illustrations on pinterest!

Mod illustrations on pinterest!

I’ve got my Mod illustrations from my book on pinterest now.  During My Year of Fabulous, my Mod month was definitely one of my hardest.  The whole colorful mini dress thing was like some sort of nightmare for me.  My look is so hippie  — earth-tones, jeans and chunky belts — that putting on Mod clothes felt like I was headed to a costume party.  And in fact, I looked exactly like I was headed to a costume party many…

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Some Mod-erately Mod problems…

Some Mod-erately Mod problems…

A Year in Review – Day 11 Today, I thought I’d show you the many ways in which I embarrassed myself wearing Mod clothes.  Some of the outfits are just strange, some of the outfits are just bland and the rest of the outfits are just “I’m headed to a costume party.” Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is Mod gone wrong — I know I posted this picture the other day, but since this is the “worst of” Mod…

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A look back at Mod…

A look back at Mod…

A Year in Review — Day 10 Mod was the first look in “My Year of Fabulous” that made me want to hide under the covers for the whole month.  I found almost everything about the look to be challenging — the short dresses, the pastel colors, the ballet flats and all the “Mrs. Roper” jewelry.  I didn’t have enough fashion skill to modernize the look without making it unrecognizable and so I wore mostly retro Mod clothes which basically…

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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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Why I’d chose gathering over hunting any day…

Why I’d chose gathering over hunting any day…

Mod -Day 30 I’m happy and relieved to say the Easter egg hunt was a great success.  My husband swooped in and he-manned a wheelbarrow full of yucky stuff away while three other moms came over before the kids arrived and we hid what seemed like four thousand items in about twenty minutes.  It’s amazing to me how well women work together and multi-task – we quickly and calmly divided up jobs and began working while taking care of two…

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How to look fabulous for an Easter egg hunt…

How to look fabulous for an Easter egg hunt…

Mod/Day 29 I am not wearing this outfit right now because I am still in my pajamas running around the house like a crazy person throwing dishes in the dishwasher, scraping little bits of yuck off the floor and shoving all stray toys in the cabinet under the bathroom sink.   It’s not a time to carefully clean and organize  – it’s commando clean time where things only have the appearance of no dirt and much order.  You just hope no…

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Fun and easy detox methods…

Fun and easy detox methods…

Mod/Day 28 Living in Northern California, I am very familiar with the popularity of purging one’s system of toxins.  At any given time of the year, I could name at least a dozen people I know that are either starting or finishing a cleanse, in the midst of a detox or are starting a cleanse after finishing a detox.  Party conversations are peppered with phrases like “hydro-therapy”, “No, thanks, I’m just juicing right now” and “My colon is so clean…

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Mod and Tim McGraw…

Mod and Tim McGraw…

Mod/Day 27 Emboldened by InStyle Magazine’s stark prediction of an all-Mod future, I decided to spend the final days of March in all my extreme Mod clothes to give myself the best possible whack at the style to see if it worked on me.  Who knows?  Maybe it’s like vegetables or exercise or reading The Berenstein Bears “Learn about Strangers” to your kids – you have to do it a lot to really see any benefits (except for the Berenstein…

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How to try and get back together with your clothes…

How to try and get back together with your clothes…

Mod/Day 26 Just as a broke up with my Mod wardrobe yesterday, I went out and got the April issue of Instyle Magazine only to find this – A huge, feature on how Mod is the only thing you should ever wear this spring!  I felt like I broke up with a boyfriend only to have him win the lottery the next day!  Here’s what Instyle is saying about Mod – “Microminis, go-go boots, beehives, the sixties took trends to…

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