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How to break up with your clothes…

How to break up with your clothes…

Mod/Day 25 Dear Mod, I know we’ve only been together for three weeks, but it’s just not working out.  And it’s not you – it’s me.  You’re colorful, adventurous and bright.  I’m just not ready to commit to so many bows and tights and mini skirts.   Frankly, I’m embarrassed to be seen in you sometimes.   We’ll stay together until the end of the month so I can help you get your things out of my house and to a consignment…

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The pros and cons of looking fabulous…

The pros and cons of looking fabulous…

Mod/Day 24 Moments after I wrote a seething rant about my painful red ballet flats, it was time for me to get dressed for the day.  I grabbed a pair of Mad Men Collection jeans, a silky tie shirt I got at ModCloth and a vintage black leather jacket I found at a retro clothing boutique.  I was all Moddy except the shoes.  I tried on every possible shoe combination until a sad and horrifying realization washed over me –…

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It’s time for the parade of painful shoes!

It’s time for the parade of painful shoes!

Mod/Day 23 Each month I like to highlight the shoes I’ve worn and illustrate the reasons they either worked for me or not, whether they were hideously painful, terribly cute or both.  I hope that this can help anyone who would like to try out a style, but is clueless to the footwear.  For a lot of women, life is all about shoes.  Running countries is great.  Climbing Everest is great.  Curing diseases is great.  Wearing fabulous shoes while doing…

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Dress trendier for better brain function!

Dress trendier for better brain function!

Mod/Day 22 A doctor once told me that by the time men get old they’ve trashed they bodies and by the time women get old they’ve trashed their minds.  And if you’ve ever known an older couple you can see what the doctor is talking about – the older man can barely get out of a chair while the older woman is still buzzing around the house mumbling to herself while looking for her purse and a recipe for a…

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How to stay clean as a mom…

How to stay clean as a mom…

Mod/Day 21 The title of this post makes it sound like I’m going to discuss some handy tips I’ve discovered to avoid the crack pipe while making dinner for the little ones or playing the four hundredth consecutive game in a row of Chutes and Ladders without needing a heaping portion of Oxycontin – both activities I imagine would be greatly improved by powerful, illegal drugs. I’m talking about actual clean – as in, at the end of the day,…

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How to feel fashion vindication…

How to feel fashion vindication…

Mod/Day 20 Yesterday, when I was at the gym exercising while reading a magazine — an indicator as to how strenuously I was exercising.  I might as well say, while I was at the gym exercising while taking a quick nap…  I came across an article in Lucky Magazine, called “Get the layered Look!” Here are the steps they recommend — Start with a shirt and a pair of flowered pants with a concentration of dark, red flowers at the crotch so…

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How to prepare for colorful clothes for spring…

How to prepare for colorful clothes for spring…

Mod/Day 19 The other day in my post, A mod-icum of clarity, I talked about the things you gain and the things you lose when you become a mom.  Since then I seem to mentally adding to that list every day – like everything good or bad that happens to me gets slotted into one of the two places on the list.  Some days I will add several biggies to the “what you gain” as a mom category (riding bikes, eating…

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Mary Quant and Mod…

Mary Quant and Mod…

Mod/Day 18 Mary Quant is a name I’d never, ever heard of before this month.  In Trivial Pursuit I probably would have guessed she was a scientist who did something with milk in the early nineteen hundreds.  But she’s actually a very famous (and still very much alive) British fashion designer who is credited with originating Mod style. Mod, short for modernist, is a style invented in London in the sixties.  It’s the British version of the American hippie –…

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Mod within reason…

Mod within reason…

Mod/Day 17 Since most of this month I feel like I’ve been taking a vacation in tacky-60s-costume-land, I decided to tone down my Mod look yesterday and just wear a mod-inspired accessory – this belt. I got it at a cute, vintage 50s/60s shop, so I know it’s the style I’m trying to hone in on and it has this nice feature of holding up my pants.  My body is shaped in a way (think Olive Oil) that if I…

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Neon clothing and every day activities…

Neon clothing and every day activities…

Mod/Day 16 Neon clothing is everywhere this spring and its roots are definitely in Mod.  The sixties were all about how many bright, day-glo colors one could wear in a single outfit and it seems that trend has reared its (shall I say ugly?) head.  If you want to be in-the-fashion-moment, but don’t want to dress like a street sign, you could just add a neon accessory like one of these cute wallets — Or, if you’re like me and…

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