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About carmen

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Anything Goes

Gone are the days we can only wear skirts a certain length to be in style, in today’s fashion scene we can wear anything from mini to maxi, and from skinny jeans to palazzos. No matter what “they” say is … Continue reading

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I’m a wall flower

I certainly wasn’t a wall flower last night for New Year’s Eve! We danced and celebrated! As some of you may know, I teach dance and lead Ceili-style dances, fun dances from Ireland and Scotland, but also from other countries. … Continue reading

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My New Christmas Coat

Actually, it’s new for me. However, it is per-loved bought for $20 at a thrift shop. Made in Italy and looks like a fabulous designer coat with a whimsical vibe. I love red coats in winter to brighten up my … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFECTIONS: Blue Christmas

I’m delighted to collaborate with Northern Reflections again! I love promoting this great Canadian company! This blue buffalo check sweater caught my eye while browsing through their online store. It also comes in red and black which I love, but … Continue reading

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Sweater Season: chic and unique

One of the things I like about fall is wearing cozy sweaters. This chic sweater with a unique design was from Maggie’s Clothing exchange. It has a velvet turtle neck and a bit of bling on one sleeve. The detail … Continue reading

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These boots are made for walking!

I planned this outfit around these burgundy booties; not only are they pre-loved, they are also vegan. I pulled out my burgundy polka dot leggings, added a burgundy hemp scarf and topped it off with my pre-loved burgundy beret. Another … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas and Autumn Leaves

The photos above were taken in my dear friend Ruth’s amazing garden. She gave me a bunch of hydrangeas and I put them in vases in every room. Beret: Zack’s (Canadian women’s apparel)T-shirt: thrifted – made in CanadaHoodie: Roxy (over … Continue reading

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Faux suede and faux leather pants from CLEO

As my friends and regular readers know, I promote cruelty-free fashion and a compassionate lifestyle. People, animals and our planet should not be exploited and suffer. I’m happy that many companies and businesses are getting on the bandwagon, but it’s … Continue reading

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Orange and White for Autumn

Time for sweaters! This pre-loved sweater is made in Canada. The large buttons are off-centered. I paired it with these white cargo pants that I’ve had for ages. It’s a warm autumnal look and we’re enjoying some lovely autumn days … Continue reading

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The long, lazy days of summer

It’s been a lovely summer filled with adventures, our first summer living in Kincardine by the lake. You never know how many friends you have till you live in cottage country, we’ve had lots of visitors! Garden parties, picnics and … Continue reading

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