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Lil’ Man Purse

You all know how much I LOVE the man purse. Well, the other day I snapped a shot of this little guy and his lil’ man purse. Boy, his mom is starting him out early!


How cute is this??! I really wish my son was little again so I could make him wear one and there wouldn’t be anything he could do about it. Now that he’s grown he’d only argue about it with me, just like Dude does.

I guess when this kid grows up he can sport his man purse with this T-shirt, cuz it says it all.


Let’s Hear It For Fashion, Dude

Dude loves the Fashion TV channel that they have here in France. He watches that channel (along with Luxe.TV-I do like that one) every freakin’ day! He calls the Fashion TV network a mindless way to pass your time. He’s got a lot of mindless time on his hands! He says he watches it cuz they have interesting stuff on there. Yaah, right! They’re called “Babes”.

I don’t really care for the channel. I think that most of the people that are interviewed on it are a bit too strange and the clothes they show on the fashion show runways are clothes you would NEVER see anybody wear. Granted there are the few and far between fashion shows that have some great stuff, but 99% of what they show is just crap, although, it does provide super funny entertainment now and again. It has given us quite a few laughs, I’ll admit. Especially cuz their tag line is “F People”. They say it all the time and it’s absolutely hilarious! I don’t think they consulted any English speakers on that one. The first time our 15 year old daughter heard them say it, she laughed for half an hour.

So the other day while Dude was being mindless, he actually found a designer that he liked. He told me that he was going to buy some of his items for winter. I told him that the stuff was great if he were in Scandinavia and was trying to bring out his Viking heritage.

Here is the stuff he raved about (and he was serious, too, folks). The guys name is John Galliano:

So, I have to admit the guy is creative but he is also a bit weird, big surprise.

Here’s the problem (for Dude). He is now banned from buying anything this guy sells cuz just the other day John Galliano made headlines in Paris. What did he do?? He was making racial slurs. Big no-no. Now, cuz of that, he isn’t getting any of my hard earned money. I’m sure that’s just gonna break him and he will call me personally to apologize.

Well, now poor Dude has to have some more mindless time cuz now he has to find a new designer to buy from so he can be all chic and French. That’s what he says, anyway. I’m not so sure about that. We live in the French countryside, he would definitely be the only one wearing this stuff especially since the people in Paris don’t even wear this stuff!

Go on with you bad self, Dude. The Fashion TV channel is calling your name. And yes, that’s a tag line too. I don’t really feel that way 🙂

My Backyard Awards- Le Tour de France

In honor of the final day of Le Tour de France and the winners receiving their just rewards, I thought that I would give out some awards of my own based on the fashion sense of the teams.

So here goes

1. Most Fun Award: LAMPRE-ISD: I love these outfits. Every time I saw one of these guys, I wanted to go buy some Bazooka Bubble gum! These were the most eye-popping jerseys, yet. Yummy! (the guys were, too).



2.Most Festive Award: EUSKATEL-EUSKADI: These jerseys made me want to go out and trick ‘o’ treat! Nothing says “it’s Halloween” like black and orange outfits. I know what I’m dressing up as this year. Thanks guys!




3.Most Yuppish Award: AG2R LA MONDIALE: Granted, these are super cute and the colors go nicely together, but seriously, a white jersey with this pattern on it has got “yuppy” written all over it.




4.Worst Color To Wear In The Summer Award: SKY PROCYCLING: What really gets an athlete going? Wearing an oufit that is nearly all black while cycling outside in the middle of summer in France. Yaaah, baby!




5.Most France Patriotic Award: QUICKSTEP CYCLING TEAM: This team really wanted to make a good impression on the French. Red, white and blue outfits just might do the trick.




6.Most Pleasing To The Eye Award: PROTEAM ASTANA: These outfits, hands down, win this award. Nice use of color. They go so well together. The people that choose these jerseys really knew the color wheel.  I might need them to come over to my house and do some color schemes.




7.Best Name Award: MOVISTAR TEAM: Really? The first few days of the race, I had no idea what the commentators were talking about! Movie star? Where? Then I saw the name scrawled across the derriere of one of the team members. Ohhhh! Now I get it……




8.Most Boring: HTC-HIGHROAD: Sorry guys, these jerseys need some sprucing up. There just wasn’t enough here that was eye-catching about them. In order to not be so drab, you should have taken a look inside a crayon box, there is plenty of colors to choose from in there. Better luck next year.




9.Best Use Of Two Colors Award: TEAM EUROPCAR: Green and black. Excellent choice guys. The two colors that were chosen go so well together. They stood out nicely and this team looked very well put together. Hip, Hip, Hooray!




10.Most Use Of One Color Award: COFIDIS, LE CRÉDIT EN LIGNE: Wow! All red, hum. I guess they thought adding the little, yellow sun was gonna make people notice that the rest of their outfits are pretty much one color. Well, that didn’t work for me. I noticed.


Last, but not least, I could not go away without giving the Worst Dress Award to the girls who are on the podium to give the “King of the Mountain” award. Granted the guy who wins has to sport the white jersey with the red polka dots. Fine by me. The jersey has a small area to cover, but please, not the dresses! This year’s was one of the ugliest I have ever seen. If I was one of those girls chosen to wear that, I would have pitched a fit and then called my mom and all my friends and told them not to watch. Please people, do a better job on these next year. Just because you have to have the polka dots, doesn’t mean you have to design an ugly dress!


**Please note, that NO images were taken by me.I take NO credit for them.  I found all of them on Google Images.


Take It Down A Notch

Wow! What do we have here?? Something just doesn’t seem right about this outfit. She should have thought twice before leaving the house this morning with Ashley around. She does look happy, though. I’ll give here that.

Now this is forever imprinted on the frontal lobes of your brain.

Your welcome!

Work It Grandma

This grandma has had some misguided fashion advice. I think it might be time to give this outfit up to one of the grand kids.

Who Said You Could Leave The House Like That!

There is a misconception in this world that French people know how to dress and they always look great. Well the two attachments are proof that this is not always the case.

I snapped these while out on a road trip a couple of weeks ago. Apparently her family didn’t put there well deserved 2 cents in!

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