Category Archives: Fashion

Made in Italy

This cool cotton summer top is made in Italy. It’s loose and flowy, comes with this cute scarf that I can wear around my neck, tied as a sash around my hips or worn as a hair band. The top … Continue reading

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Blue skies smiling at me

My life is a song, I always have a song dancing around in my mind. When I see a blue sky, I start singing, even if only in my head and no one can hear. I can hear the voice … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Although my favourite summer colour is white, I love to add pops of colour, like turquoise. My dear friend Josep-Maria featured me on SENSE CORBATA/NO TIE – a fashion blog with mature stylish women from around the world. Turquoise purse and sandals … Continue reading

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White Linen Summer Jacket

While shopping in Stuttgart last summer, I discovered this white linen jacket. (This photo taken by Beate in the shop where I bought it.) White is my favourite summer colour, always fresh and cool. This linen jacket is very lightweight … Continue reading

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My Daughter: the American Eco Boutique Owner

My daughter Jean (from Jean of all Trades: a style guide and Sunshine and Slaughter: Vegan for Life) has had two monumental achievements this year: she became an American citizen and opened her own eco boutique Drizzle and Shine. Jean followed … Continue reading

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Canada Colours for Canada Day

This red sundress was given to me by my cousin Marion from Germany, when she came for a visit. It belonged to her and she wore it in the ’70s. The petite white flowers and eyelet trim add a nostalgic … Continue reading

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Denim Bustier and a White Denim Jacket

A little daring? Perhaps, but definitely cool for hot summer days. This white denim jacket is lightweight and a gift from my dear friend Elisabeth in Germany. We were shopping in Dinkelsbuhl and she bought it for me. That’s how … Continue reading

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Peplum and Lace

Besides lace being romantic and elegant, it has a nostalgic quality. I bought these tops at Ricki’s in two colours (if you know me, you know I often have two of a kind). This shade of magenta has a purplish tinge. … Continue reading

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Paisley Twins

Meet my twin sister. Can you tell which one is me? As a child, I always wanted a twin sister. I was intrigued every time I saw twins.  I was actually a little obsessed with it so much that my … Continue reading

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Embellished Leopard – then and now

These printed skinny jeans from Forever 21 that I bought in San Fransisco have been one of my favourite jeans. Comfort + style.  Then – 2012 The first time I wore them was touring San Francisco with my cousin. This … Continue reading

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