Clothes

Let’s all wear foot jewelry this summer!

Let’s all wear foot jewelry this summer!

I’ve never worn foot jewelry in my entire life.  Putting jewelry on my feet seems about as strange to me as putting a tie or some makeup on my feet.  Or maybe a small wig on my toes for a beach side puppet show. But I love to try new things.  I don’t care what it is — jumping out of an airplane (check!) or putting on an anklet (almost check!), new experiences are good for the soul.  I believe…

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Finding a bathing suit that doesn’t make me want to blind myself

Finding a bathing suit that doesn’t make me want to blind myself

I was going to write a whole post about where to find organic bathing suits.  The idea about buying an organic bathing suit was something I’d never even thought about until a couple of days ago.  Sure, organic food.  Absolutely.  Organic clothes.  Makes sense.  But an organic bathing suit?  Do people even make organic bathing suits?  And if so, what are they made out of?  Hemp?  I bet that looks nice when it gets wet. I found a comprehensive guide…

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What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

Summer vacation is right around the corner.  Emerson and August are already out of school and Buck has 13 days left.  Which means I’m about to officially take on the full time job of “Mommy Activities Director” for the next three months.  I will be questioned about the location of swim goggles.  I will make ice cream that will taste not nearly as good as the kind you buy in the store.  And I will make a daily ritual of…

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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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A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

Ever since I started working on my style book, I’ve been really thinking about my own style.  I classify myself as hippie because my eye always goes to brands like Free People and Lucky and I do enjoy wearing bell-bottoms so large that I can store groceries and small children up my pant legs.  But that doesn’t reflect my whole personality.  (And as we know, style needs to reflect your personality.) I’d also like the clothes I buy to have…

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5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

I’ve always felt a lot of pressure on Earth Day.  You know, like I should be doing something really major to help the environment to make up for my lack of doing anything major the rest of the year.  I’ll think, I should’ve organized a climate change march or helped replant the rain forest or traded in my car for a walking stick and a pair of comfortable shoes.  I imagine Mother Nature shaking her head, knowing how many ziplock…

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Shopping for fall sleepwear

Shopping for fall sleepwear

I love it when the weather turns a little colder and all the cute, cozy, fall sleepwear catalogs start finding their way to my doorstep.  I got a big stack of them the other day and as I was sorting through them, my eye couldn’t help but catch one in particular — Cuddledown of Maine.  Their sleepwear amazed me.  It delighted me.  And it inspired me to ask Bill to photoshop  my head on a bunch of their nightgowns. Here…

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It’s time to buy sandals!

It’s time to buy sandals!

I know, I know, everyone is really boot-crazy right now, but I’m telling you now is the perfect time to buy sandals — for next year.  Here’s what you do —  buy a couple of really cute on sale sandals and sneakers today and then put them away in your closet until spring.  If you’re like me, when you find them in eight months, you will not have remembered you bought shoes and it will be like Christmas!  I swear, when…

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A great outfit for a picky boy…

A great outfit for a picky boy…

Buck has never, ever been a picky dresser.  Even now at ten years old, I can lay out any outfit for school for him and he will put it on without even looking to see what it is.  He would put on a suit of armor and a tutu and be half way through main lesson before realizing what he was wearing.  And Emerson is great with clothes too.  In fact, she loves clothes, loves to talk about clothes, loves…

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