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January 13th, 2012

Cutting Back The Weeds

Penned by molly in Ombudsman

Hi! How’s it going? Long time no see. I know, I totally fell off the face of the interwebs. I saw on [latest social networking] that you went to [faraway place] and started [a company/composting/a cleanse]. And I love what you’re doing with your hair. Me? Let’s catch up over a cup of tea. Oh you’re so sweet — really, I’ve got mine already. I’ll save some of these wheat-free biscuits for you.

{waiting for Dear Readers to get their cuppa}

Since we last spoke I traveled, sewed and proofread. Thanks for the Cambodia tips — the curried water buffalo was delicious. And it was great to see you for that quick drink in New York. But what really happened since we last got together was

I had a baby. Her name is Mabel. Ted is great and Moxie is OK. I haven’t sewn much and just started writing again.

Now that we’re all caught up, let’s make a date to do it again soon. Oh, [groundbreaking band/cabaret/Regency-era costume event] is at the Fillmore? Well… maybe I can get a sitter. Brunch soon? xoxo

March 3rd, 2008

Feeds Back On Board

Penned by molly in Ombudsman

If you read this site using a feed reader you may have missed some posts. Something went kerfluey. It’s been fixed.

You’ll notice the “See me speak at SXSW” button is gone from my site. I spoke on panels in 2006 and 2007 but decided not to return to Austin this year. I like SXSW. They have free beer there. I need to concentrate on the fashion thing for now. Also: Paris!

January 1st, 2008

Missed You

Penned by molly in Ombudsman

photo via hrlori

Today I weeded out my sock drawer for mismatches and never-wears. Tomorrow I’m back to posting. Happy new year, missed you.

February 27th, 2007

The Truth Behind Fashion

Penned by molly in Ombudsman

Right now I’m not loving retail fashion. This is a tight spot for a style writer. I have paced Maiden Lane, walked through Bloomingdales, sauntered through Hayes Valley and perused websites until my clicker finger calloused. Nothing new excites me. Sure there are lots of pretty things but nothing new. Nothing lights a fire under my custom-made Levi’s. The last thing I bought was a dress from Forever 21 which I hemmed into a tunic. I’ve written endlessly about tunics, pretty short-sleeved blouses and ballet flats. I’ve discussed belts and skinny jeans and the end of the boot cut. These are the things that populate the stores.

So to turn that frown upside down I am going to write about vintage fashion. It is the foundation of what we wear today. Vintage still rocks my world.

January 11th, 2007

Help Wanted: Designer

Penned by molly in Ombudsman

We’re feeling like we hate our digital clothes. A million things in the closet and nothing to wear. Molly Bloom dot com is looking for a new look. Are you a master of mastheads? Are you up to the FUN of working with a mostly agreeable but sometimes picky style monger? Please inquire within. Contact info over on the contact page. Gratzi!

December 30th, 2006


Penned by molly in Fresh Air, Ombudsman


Dear readers I have not forgotten you. It’s just that blogging from the beach isn’t as fun as I thought it would be. I’ll be back next week offering style suggestions for the new year. Until then, my friends, here’s a reminder to accessorize your beachware (thanks for the earrings, mom) and rock that crisp white shirt.

Also I wanted to show off my tan.

November 28th, 2006

Jumping Out Of Windows In Expensive Clothes

Penned by molly in Ombudsman, Written Elsewhere

For the dear readers who asked why I changed my pen name and hopped sites, a head’s up: I’m still writing about life and stuff at mollygolightly. Due to an evil spam attack I can no longer use any email address associated with mgldotcom but the site is alive and about to celebrate its fourth blogiversary. So read on, dear readers.