Category Archives: eco fashion

SHOP LOCAL – Support Small Businesses

From thrift shops to charming boutiques, I’m sure to find something unique! Case in point … These funky tunics (100% cotton, made in Nepal by an ethical company). Jackie (owner of La Jolie Molly boutique) was wearing one when Maria … Continue reading

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Camouflage: Pink, Black and Gray

Last summer, I was delighted to find a pair of pink camo joggers (lightweight cotton). Now I found a winter version of pink camo, fleece-lined leggings (warm and cozy) in fact, the company is called COZY.  I stayed comforably warm … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution: SLOW FASHION

As my readers and friends already know, I promote slow fashion, sustainable fashion, thrifting, I support local businesses, small businesses, ethical companies, artisans and I especially look at lables to see where the item is made.  This Dolman sleeve sweater … Continue reading

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White Christmas

And just like that, it’s Christmastime again! Time to don our gay apparel with merry and bright colours. I’m wearing my red tartan Christmas blazer, red beret (secondhand) and red booties that I have had for over 25 years. The … 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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Crystal Beach: biking and shopping

Besides enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Erie, Crystal Beach is a charming little town and great for biking around the quiet streets with cute cottages. I wore my Leopard and Roses (ethical company) tunic. I bought two of these … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE: eco-boutique

In May 2016 my daughter opened an eco-boutique in Seattle, Washington. Jean has always loved fashion, even as a pre-schooler. She started her fashion blog in 2011. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. … Continue reading

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Leopard and Roses: hand-crafted by talented artisans in Nepal

On one of our day trips last summer, I bought my first Leopard and Roses dress in an eco-boutique in the charming town of Fergus, Ontario. Since then I bought two more tunics made by Leopards and Roses while shopping … Continue reading

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Winter Wardrobe

April has arrived, the weather is still cool and there’s nowhere to go. All my dance classes are canceled. So I thought I’ll put together a collection of what I wore this winter. Left – skirt from Maggie’s clothing exchange. … Continue reading

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ALCHEMY FASHIONS: ethically made, organic clothing

A recent find in a thrift store was this ALCHEMY FASHIONS dress–CANADIAN DESIGNED * MADE WITH LOVE. Alchemy is sweatshop-free: they pay more than fair and living wages to their garment workers and provide a safe workplace. I had never heard … Continue reading

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