Category Archives: Jeanofalltrades

The SURPRISE of a Lifetime!

Have you ever been surprised? I mean REALLY surprised! Totally and utterly and completely surprised!! This was the BIGGEST and BESTEST surprise in my entire life! I had just finished teaching my classes for the day, it was 8:30pm. My … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary DRIZZLE AND SHINE

It’s been two years since my daughter Jean opened her eco-boutique in Seattle. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean Coburn learned about major ethical concerns in the fashion industry. The … Continue reading

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Four Generations of Fashionistas

When I count my blessings, one of my first is my dear mom! It seems like such a long time ago since I felt her loving embrace on Mother’s Day! I treasure the memories, but how I wish I could … Continue reading

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The Deadly Cost of Fashion

Tragedy in Bangladesh – Five Years Ago We live in a global village and we all heard about it. Is it old news now? Not for the families of the victims who died and those who were injured. Devastations like … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

 I borrowed Charles Dickens’ famous title with the same cities: Paris and London. Lunch in Paris; Dinner in London Living in Southern Ontario means you can have lunch in Paris and dinner in London because these cities are an hour’s … Continue reading

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Flowers for Easter

No signs of life and no flowers anywhere. The calendar says SPRING but the weather is not cooperating! It’s cold and windy with patches of snow. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have another snowfall in April, after all, this … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Jackets

I bought these two jackets ten years ago. I’ve worn the silvery grey one several times. I wore it when I was a guest blogger on my daughter’s blog (before I even started blogging). It goes with any colour top/pants/skirt. This … Continue reading

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Dress Your Age

Dress Your Age? What is that supposed to mean? I dress how I like, I wear what I want to. We should choose clothes that make us happy, that make us feel good and that suit our personal style and … Continue reading

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Little Red Dress and a Houndstooth Coat

It’s a title I’ve used before, Little Red Dress, this time with a completely different style. My dress from the Fabulous over 40 Model Search was ultra glamorous! This one is classy for everyday and yet can be dressed up … Continue reading

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Sailor Stripes

Stripes have a nautical summery look and remind me of a cute sailor outfit I had when I was a little girl. I bought this top with stripes while in New York City at Anthropologie. I wore it to cross … Continue reading

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