Category Archives: Cruelty-free

Snowing in Seattle

SEATTLE WEATHER NEWSFLASH We woke up to a blanket of snow this morning. Wouldn’t you know it, just after I wrote about sunny in Seattle in my last post, it is now snowy in Seattle! Many flights were cancelled and … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree at Drizzle & Shine

Shopping at DRIZZLE & SHINE is worth the trip to Seattle! Of course, visiting my daughter is the reason Seattle is now my favourite city! My shopping spree included tops, skirts, socks and this grey organic cotton dress (that can be … Continue reading

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Frank Lyman – Canadian designer

I could never stand wool, too itchy and uncomfortable. That’s why I was happy to find this comfortable coat (Canadian designer Frank Lyman, made in Canada). This fit and flare coat is a high-low style with big bold houndstooth in … Continue reading

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Christmas Sparkles

Our neighbourhood sparkles with Christmas lights. Oh, what fun it is to drive along the streets in a warm car listening to Christmas songs on the radio!🎄 One of the churches in our area put a lot of love and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bunny

If you know me, you know I love supporting small businesses and artisans. When Brooklyn Bunny contacted me, I was more than happy to promote this company for several reasons: ♥ designed by artist Johanna Thompson ♥ cruelty-free yarn ♥ made … Continue reading

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The Years Keep Rolling By

Another year has come and gone since I started blogging. That makes 7 years of writing a public memoir about fashion and my lifestyle. Those who have followed me know that I am interested in more than just pretty clothes. … Continue reading

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Leather is not Fabric

I have heard people use the term “fabric” for leather. Leather is animal skin, but I guess people prefer the euphemism—fabric. The little bunny on my sidebar lets readers know that my blog is fur-free. I wear faux fur to promote … Continue reading

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VegFest and a Body Bag

Our city hosted its first VegFest on the weekend. I wore my body bag. Did you know that’s what they call fanny packs in Germany? They use the English words body bag! Apparently, fanny packs are back in style. I bought … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary DRIZZLE AND SHINE

It’s been two years since my daughter Jean opened her eco-boutique in Seattle. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean Coburn learned about major ethical concerns in the fashion industry. The … Continue reading

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The Deadly Cost of Fashion

Tragedy in Bangladesh – Five Years Ago We live in a global village and we all heard about it. Is it old news now? Not for the families of the victims who died and those who were injured. Devastations like … Continue reading

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