Category Archives: Fashion

DRIZZLE & SHINE: Third Anniversary

It’s been three years since Jean opened the doors of her eco boutique DRIZZLE & SHINE in Seattle and started selling fair trade, vegan, eco-friendly wares. Fair trade for people. We care about garment workers: that they are paid a living wage with … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

It was that moment between being awake and asleep, just as you’re slipping into slumber. We heard a huge thud that shook us into being wide awake. “What was that?” I whispered to my husband who was already sound asleep. … Continue reading

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She Wore Red Velvet

Red velvet is one of my fondest childhood memories. My mom wore red velvet. This is the dress she wore in a modelling show in the 1950s. She also had beautiful matching red velvet dresses (fit and flare style) made … Continue reading

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Black and White Reversible Jacket

It was the style that attracted me to this knit jacket; I love the black and white plaid and when I tried it on and noticed it was reversible, it was definitly coming home with me. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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Style Challenge: In the PINK

Jean and I both bought these pretty pink spring jackets with a military vibe (made in Italy) on our day trip to Snohomish, Washington. They also came is navy blue and grey. There are buttons on both edges on the … Continue reading

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SLOW FASHION: Burgundy and Black

My love affair with burgundy began when I was a teenager and I’ve had this rich colour in my wardrobe ever since. I bought this quality top in Germany in 1982 when I was 30. I wash it by hand … Continue reading

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Diane Von Furstenberg Two-piece Wrap Dress

This vintage dress (made in Italy) has stood the test of time with style and quality. Little did my mom know when she bought it in the ’70s that three generations will be enjoying it for 50 years! This is … Continue reading

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Tattoos

While I was shopping in downtown Seattle I got tattoos. Not the real kind. I’ve always wished there were stockings that looked like tattoos and as I passed by a dress shop, there in the window display, my wish came … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DUCK!

April Fools! It’s NO joke! This is April in Ontario. I was hoping to put away my winter coats for the season but we had another snowfall. There’s a lovely nature trail through the forest behind my house and it … Continue reading

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Flea Markets, Antiques and Treasures, Oh My!

What a pleasant surprise it was to run into a fellow vegan; we noticed the badge on her coat sleeve while browsing through an antique shop and after a little chat I invited Carolyn to be a guest on my … Continue reading

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