Category Archives: Fashion

Styling our Dickies

Layering is a great way to add extra warmth when you need it. However, sometimes wearing a sweater worn over a turtleneck is too warm. The solution when you need a little extra warmth … dickies. I remember having a dickie when … Continue reading

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Check it out!

It was one of those times when I couldn’t decide which cardigan to buy so I bought both of them. Both cardigans have checks: windowpane checks which I showed last time and buffalo checks. Checks have always made their way … Continue reading

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Black and White Windowpane Check Cardigan

This is one of those times when you walk into a store and something calls out your name. Case in point … this black and white cardigan. I love the windowpane check pattern and frayed edges. There was another cardigan in … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

On Christmas Eve, snow flurries were floating through the air like a huge snowglobe being gently shaken and by Christmas morning it was a magical sight indeed! We celebrated Christmas with our youngest son, our oldest son and his wife, … Continue reading

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Last Christmas

During the holidays, I’m enjoying reminiscing about Christmases past. This first photo is from last Christmas with my new Christmas shoes. Christmas 1965, the last Christmas our family of four (Mom, dad, brother and myself) celebrated together. Little did we … 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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Red and Black Buffalo Checks

Or as we call this pattern in Canada–Lumberjack squares or Lumberjack plaid.  I love these big bold checks and they get their name from the Canadian lumberjacks who wear jackets and shirts with this red and black plaid.  While shopping … Continue reading

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Dress Up – Dress Down: Black and Beige Two-Tone Sweater

When I noticed this two-tone sweater on a mannequin, it was one of those moments. You know, the kind when you make an instant decision. Only one sweater left: fortunately, just my size and just my style! I love the dolman sleeves … Continue reading

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Shopping at Simons

Simons–Canadian fashion destination since 1840 When I saw this pretty floral T-shirt and long cardigan on a mannequin at Simons, I immediately decided to buy the cardigan and went back for the T-shirt. It’s not the first time I’ve bought … Continue reading

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Autumn Days and Fireside Evenings

I absolutely love the vibrantl design of this tunic which looks like an abstract painting. I bought it at Zacks (Canadian Store). It’s like wearing a work of art. Designed by a Canadian artist Claire Desjardins whose work reminds me of … Continue reading

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