April 23, 2013

Mom Street Style: Holly’s Year of Fabulous Rocks My World


Are you guys ready for this???? I mean seriously, Mamas, I hope you have a few extra minutes (or an hour) because Holly, above, has the BEST idea for a mom fashion blog. 
Holly's blog is called My Year of Fabulous, and has the following mission statement: 
To look my best every single day for a year or die trying.  I will completely embody twelve looks, one look per month, in my quest to find a style that works for me.  In the process, I hope to rid myself of total fashion intimidation and break free of a life long clothing rut.
She's currently on her boho month, but has tried rocker, mod, and Euro chic.  Isn't that a great idea?  But here's the best part:  This chick is funny.  Check out her blog banner:
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Oh Holly.  That is, indeed, fabulous.
In addition to her fashion experiments (with titles like Bohemian Poncho or Oversized Dinner Napkin?  You Decide!) she also throws down some really sage advice on how to achieve the Bohemian look:
…all you have to do is channel the ultimate icon for Bohemian style Stevie Nicks.  Let Stevie be the poet in your shopping heart and if you can’t picture yourself in something on stage, tambourine in hand, belting out “Landslide” – it’s not Bohemian and it’s not for you.
Holly is craft-impaired (we have this in common) and was recently confused by a Starbucks barista as being her son's older sister, rather than his mom.  (We do NOT have this in common.)  But she's not letting it go to her head.  She realizes that "the Starbucks counter is deceptively wide.  Instead of the standard two feet, Starbucks employees are actually taking your order from space, hence, the fuzzy visibility."
And, BTW, her style is real, practical, genuine, thrifty, and TONS of fun.  One of my new favorite blogs.
Holly, thanks SO much for writing in!!  I'm now a huge fan.
  • Ginny
    April 23, 2013

    Awesome! Except now I going to ignore my children and read from the beginning.

  • JenW
    April 23, 2013

    Oh my goodness! I laughed so hard I was crying and couldn’t catch my breath. Read all the way back to Januart 1st, but it was Mod March that had me in tears. That purple dress! Thanks so much for the recommendation Shana!

  • Allison
    April 24, 2013

    Wow, that blog is awesome. Except for the fact that I now want to read it from the start. Usually I’m not that into the “here’s what I wore every day” fashion blogs, but her spin of trying out different styles for a month each is super interesting.

  • Kathleen
    April 24, 2013

    Her list of universal playground truths made me laugh so hard that I was wiping tears away. I think someone could make a fortune having spa services at playgrounds (except I can imagine running across the playground with a fresh pedi, picking up sand and wood chips along the way). It’s been a tough week here in the Boston/Cambridge area and laughs are good to find!

  • kim
    April 24, 2013

    I read it all and nearly died from laughter. That I’m at work means trying to hold it in and tears streaming down my face while I look ‘very serious.’ What a find!! My favorite entry might be the red pants/pig butt comparison…

  • Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    April 24, 2013

    that is just fabulous and sounds like so much fun. i don’t know if i could pull it off. heading over to check out her blog!

  • Amy v
    April 24, 2013

    Ack! I just lost 45 minutes of naptime to this blog, when I should have been doing something productive. Thanks for the link, she’s great fun 🙂

  • anon
    April 24, 2013

    could NOT stop laughing read the entire thing

  • Kendra
    April 27, 2013

    Oh, what a fantastic way to spend time I should be using to do other things; thanks for sharing! I’m halfway through February, and trying not to read too fast because I want to save entries for bad days 🙂 Hope she gets a book deal out of this.

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