Category Archives: Dress Up – Dress Down

Denim and Lace

What I wore for a weekend getaway to Collingwood, Ontario. For our 50th wedding anniversary, my husband bought me this whimsical lace dress. We were on our Niagara Falls weekend and while browsing through a little boutique Lasting Impressions (near … Continue reading

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SLOW FASHION: 30 wears challenge

“The goal of the 30 wears challenge campaign is to encourage shoppers to buy less fast fashion and more slow, quality pieces that they will wear over and over again. The less we buy, over time, the less that will … Continue reading

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Peplum: I loved it then, I love it now

I remember my mom wearing peplum and she always looked so elegant. She had an hourglass figure and this flared-from-the-waist style accentuated it even more. I was excited to see peplum tops make a comeback a few years ago and … Continue reading

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Clothes make the man

And in this case … the WOMAN. What we wear is an expression of our personalities, our likes, our moods. It reflects our attitudes and values. My mom had a profound influence on me, she always looked her best whether … Continue reading

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Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle. The blouse is a slightly … Continue reading

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How to Style a Jean Jacket

Most women own a pair of jeans or two. Just as you can wear pretty much anything with jeans, a jean jacket is just as versatile, perhaps more so. These ladies inspire me. I never owned a jean jacket until my … Continue reading

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How to Style a White Denim Jacket

Everyone needs a white denim jacket, but until last summer, I didn’t have one. My dear friend Elisabeth gifted me with this jacket while we were shopping in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany. A sporty look worn with my cherry red jeans this summer … Continue reading

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Dress Up – Dress Down: FLOWER POWER

When I saw this pretty chiffon blouse on Jean’s blog FLOWER POWER, I was so happy that she had bought it recently on eBay. I immediately ordered one too! I knew this would be a perfect top dressed up or … Continue reading

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My Little Black Double-breasted Blazer

I wore this jacket recently to the One of a Kind Christmas Show in Toronto and the Christkindl Market in Kitchener. Dressed up in my black/white weave, asymmetrical skirt with fringes at the Christkindl Market. I bought the hand warmers … Continue reading

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