Monday, February 21, 2011


You know it's the latest trend.  Mixing and matching prints and florals has been around for a while, but I think it will start to catch on in summer 2011.  So, here are my ideas (as a creative, artist chick) about how you can do this look without looking like a bozo.  

I'm going overseas soon (I hope) and I'll be able to see how it's done.  And, I'll be writing about any other trends that jump out at me. 

Just click on the links (the captions below the photos) to learn how to mix and match like an Italian fashion designer.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Okay, everyone in my family has stopped talking to me until I took my critique of Glee down. 

I watched an episode of Glee where the blonde guy became Justin Bieber by combing his hair into a Bieb Bob style.  And it was funny.  Then, I saw some of the other things (via Netflix) and...even though the L still stands for Loser and you HAVE to acknowledge that the L is part of the joke...I can admit when I'm wrong.  Glee was funny.  

So, now my family is talking to me again.  And, I even saw the gumball scene. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Wanna Be a Hippie Slacker Again

Well, I haven't posted for 10 days.  I'm such a hippie slacker. 
I mean, I've been working and writing...mostly the same thing...for 10 days.  I can't believe how much work it takes to write online if you are a type A first born who sometimes becomes a bit anal about photos and links... anyway.  This week I decided to become a hippie again.

Once you've gotten a taste of the good life (working from home, not answering the phone if it's someone you hate), it's hard to deny that you are not a hippie at heart.  So, this week, I've tried to be more spontaneous and not care too much about makeup.  I've been outside showing people what I really look like ala hippie style.  It's truly liberating.  I highly recommend it.  (Actually, I don't look much different than before...but it feels liberating.)

My goal is to be a hippie until 2012.  Then, if the world ends, it won't matter.  If the world doesn't end, I get to tease my husband mercilessly until he realizes that I am the superior being because I am a first born and he's an only child...haha. 

Year of the Hippie Rabbit:
If you want to join me in the Year of the Hippie Rabbit, here are some articles that might be amusing...of course, you might be smoking which case you should just click the music links over and over until you fall asleep.  (This does not apply to my children.  They know I don't smoke anything and they shouldn't either, now get back to work.)

Hippie Trippy Clothes for Old Hippies:
Photo Courtesy of Fifty Plus UK
I'm not trying to put you on a bummer or anything like that, but we are getting older whether we like it or not.  Fortunately, aging hipsters can still rock out.  And...we're not "done for" yet.  There's still time to "save the world".  And, boy, does this world need some big-time saving. Click on my articles:

Summer Maxi Dresses for Women Over 40 & 50: 2011 Sundresses

Summer Dresses for Women Over 40 & 50 - Summer of Love Part Deux

Women's Travel Jewelry With Boho Chic

Boho Chic for Neo Hippies:

Photo Courtesy of Accessorize UK
Is there any chance that young neo-hipsters can do something to carry on the legacy of peace and love without becoming naive wussies?  Let's hope they will continue the legacy.  Boho chic and hippie styles are about more than just fashion.

How to Dress Like a Hippie Girl - Boho Chic Gypsy Fashion Styles

Hippie Clothes for Women: Bohemian Chic for Cool Chicks

Cute Hippie Clothes - Plus Sizes:

I'm not trying to put you down.  I'm a fat chick (from medication).  For most of my life, I was on the skinny side...but my thyroid went nuts and what can I do?  I don't care if I'm fat as long as I look good.

Boho Chic Hippie Clothes - Maxi Dresses for Large Plus Size Women

Summer Floral Prints: Trendy Plus Size Clothing to Mix and Match

Bohemian Chic Hippie Clothes - Cute Women's Plus Size Skirts

Stuff for Rocking Cool Hippie Kids:

We should be investing our time in these little hipster babes.  That is our best hope.

Hippie Baby Clothes for Girls - Boho Clothing for Toddlers & Up

Hippie Baby Names for Girls - Cute Unique Nature Names & Meanings

Hippie Baby Names for Boys - Unusual Nature Names, Musicians, Etc

Hippie Music as Therapy:

Best Top Hippie Albums of the 60s

Best Top 60s Music Hit Songs for a Dance Party

Hippie Wedding Stuff:

Bohemian Vintage Wedding Dresses - Low Cost Marriage Hippie Style

Hippie Music - Bohemian Hippie Wedding Songs - Cool Hip Ceremony

Matching Sterling Silver Wedding Bands: Custom or Handmade Rings

Wow, designers are showing hippie clothes all over the internet...though they sometimes try to confuse people by saying it's "Boho Chic" or "Folkloric Feathered Fashion" or some other term of nonsense.  I say that this calls for a celebratory Twinkie...and, no, I don't smoke pot.  It's just a food flashback.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Mother of the Bride Dress - Frank Usher

I am still holding my breath and waiting to wear something befitting (or not befitting) a mother of the bride.  I'm a 58-year-old Baby Boomer Chick and I can't hold my breath much longer or I shall expire. 

Being the hat freak that I am, I am going to wear a hat when I am a mum of the bride.  And, I'm going to wear a feathery fascinator when the dancing starts.  I am totally obsessed with hats.  I want to be Louise Green or the Royal Milliner or Hatter or whatever it's called in my next life.

Mother of the Bride Hats - Frank Usher

Why do I love hats?  I have crummy, fine, thin hair and it hastn't gotten any thicker over the years.  And, I love dress up.  And, I'm a former hippie.  And, life is short...

Anyway, here are some articles that you might want to read if your daughter has just announced her engagement to what's his face.

Mother of the Bride Dresses: Pictures of Hot Outfits & MOB Rules

Mother of the Bride Dresses: Tea Length

Elegant Mother of the Bride Dresses: Plus Size

Have fun and drink too much - for me.