Category Archives: Winter

Flowers in February

No chance of real flowers growing in the frozen snow-covered ground of Ontario, but that doesn’t stop me from wearing florals. I’ve always worn florals in the winter and wrote about it a few years ago–Fake Fur and Florals. It … Continue reading

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Why do women wear fur?

Or men, for that matter. Every year since blogging I do a special post for my animal friends (as well as consistently promoting fashion with compassion). My first memories of women wearing fur was my own dear mother. In the … Continue reading

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How to beat the Winter blues – C’mon Get Happy!

When I’m happy, I do my happy dance. When I’m blue, I put on my dancin’ shoes and dance away my blues! I love to dance. I can escape reality while I’m dancing and forget about my troubles. Some people … Continue reading

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Velvet and lace and a pencil skirt

Pencil skirts are so elegant and this one is so comfortable. It’s made by Blue Canoe–an American company–and I love this shade of burgundy. I’ve bought several things from Blue Canoe while in Seattle in September. It was an instant decision when … Continue reading

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Long black and white fringe cardigan

Yes, this is January in Ontario, photos taken on the weekend. We had several milder days and almost all the snow has melted! It was even mild enough to wear my long “wully” cardigan. I call it wully because it’s … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I’d rather be inside where it’s cozy and warm, and I can look at this breath-taking view without having my breath taken away! The forest looks sugar frosted. Let me take you through a walk in the woods behind my house. Bundle … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

L’Chaim! Shalom! Classic black for the New Year’s Eve Ball; always in style, never out of date, forever chic. The skirt (Free People) has a sewn-in lace underskirt to look layered. I’m wearing a black shrug over a lace trimmed camisole. … Continue reading

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Merry and Bright

Nothing says Christmas like red. My LRD was bought several years ago in Florida, made in USA. I wore it recently to a Christmas dinner party, a Christmas luncheon, a Christmas concert and an Old-fashioned Christmas Event with my grandchildren. Cost-per-wear, … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat ’em – join ’em

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of this season, but I can’t hibernate all winter. This sled is not just a decoration on my front porch. It is made in Germany and we bought it for our daughter Jean … Continue reading

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Black and White Plaid

Everything I wear pretty well has a memory and a story woven through its fibres. Case in point–this black and white plaid scarf with matching gloves. I’m a sort of matchy-matchy person, even though my daughter Jean has taught me … Continue reading

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