Category Archives: Jeanofalltrades

White Bell Sleeve Cardigan and a Pop of Orange

I’m feeling the same joy as when peplum made its debut on the fashion scene–bell sleeves are so feminine and I’ve bought several tops this summer including this lovely white cardigan. Shopping malls and restaurants always have air-conditioning, so it’s … Continue reading

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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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