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About carmen

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Autumn Days and Fireside Evenings

I absolutely love the vibrantl design of this tunic which looks like an abstract painting. I bought it at Zacks (Canadian Store). It’s like wearing a work of art. Designed by a Canadian artist Claire Desjardins whose work reminds me of … Continue reading

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Faux Leather and Lace: thrifted fashion

One of my favourite looks is mixing rough and refined. Faux leather pants are a tough biker look, but I’m a feminine kinda girl, so I paired them with a pretty lace top. Both are thrifted and my shoes are … Continue reading

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Peplum and a Pencil Skirt

When I started blogging nine years ago, my second post was about my dear mother. She had a profound influence on me. I am truly blessed to be her daughter! My love for peplum started when I was a child, … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather Again!

My cotton sweater is made in Italy and I love this shade of pink. It’s oversized and feels so comfy! First time wearing it was to Crystal Beach to visit our dear friend Maria and go shopping and biking. Maria’s … Continue reading

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The Roaring ’20s

Twice upon a time … Before the world came to a standstill, I was invited to a Roaring ’20s party to teach the Charleston. It was a cool joint with a live jazz band playing tunes from the 1920s during dinner. … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

My BFF is Maggie! We are birds of a feather, whether dancing together or enjoying tea parties with our grandchildren. We love fashion and we love thrift shops. She is more than a beautiful and talented lady; she has a … Continue reading

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Dress Up – Dress Down: La Jolie Molly

La Jolie Molly With a name and sign like this, of course, I had to go in and check it out! First thing I bought was this pretty bamboo and lace shrug, just the thing to dress up jeans. My … Continue reading

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Olive Green Linen Jacket and a Thrifted Scarf

There’s a beautiful old willow tree on the back road of our neighbourhood where I like to go for photoshoots. I grew up in Willowdale, a suburb of Toronto, where the majestic weeping willows grow. I love how they are … Continue reading

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Black and White: a classic look

Maggie is my inspiration for black and white outfits. She has exquisite taste and always looks so chic! Maggie has a gift for thrifting, she finds the best clothes (saves money and saves the environment too). Black and white is … Continue reading

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Tie-Dyed T-shirt and Blue Jeans from Hollister

Summer has left us once again, but given us many memories to cherish! Besides dancing by the lake, we have gone to the Marina in Hamilton five times just to take in the view and meander along the lakefront. This … Continue reading

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