I’ve started my spring cleaning. First on my list was to get the “treehouse” ready to use. This is a covered deck (overlooking an enchanted forest) shelter from the rain and shade from the sun, with screens all around to keep the mosquitoes and flies out. I’m wearing a little frock and leggings. I like to dress stylish even when cleaning, because I like to. :-)
Vacuuming the carpet …
Cleaning the wicker furniture (I use NORWEX enviro cloths) …
Washing the screens (I use my NORWEX mit) …
Time to relax for a few minutes sipping tea and listen to the birds sing.
This is what it will look like in a few weeks when all the leaves turn green. The early morning sun shining in is so inviting to enjoy breakfast before a busy day begins.
I also go out in this outfit, perhaps that’s why it’s called an OUT fit, because it’s fit to go out. I wear it to go shopping.
It has a lovely asymmetrical floral pattern on one side, a diagonal hemline with lace.
I wore it for crossing the Brooklyn bridge last summer.
And for relaxing in the park …
Happy Spring cleaning!!
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While shopping in Seattle Jean found these cool tunics with diagonal stripes and handkerchief hems. She’s wearing hers with a black chunky chain necklace (wish I has one) and black faux leather leggings and I wore black corduroy leggings.
Jean wore vegan black booties and I wore my red rubber booties, perfect for a drizzly day in Seattle. I prefer my red vintage booties that Jean gave me years ago.
I layered the outfit with a red cardigan with ruffles and added my mom’s black belt.
Scarves are one of my favourite accessories and I bought this one in NYC last summer.
I love the bold look of red and black. I wore this outfit to my dance class today.
I would buy all my shoes in red if I could.
Do you like bold colours?
Two more sleeps!
On March 20th Spring will be arriving. We’ve had a few milder days which have certainly lifted my spirit and hopes that Spring is around the corner.
This designer cardigan is several years old, with unique features. I bought it at a hospital gift shop (of all places) while visiting someone. Earth-tones are still one of my favourites.
Arm candy is new from La Creme and I love adding several at a time for a fun arm party.
I bought my faux suede boots in California in 2006 when my daughter Jean got married on Long Beach. They are still lovely and in style almost 10 years later.
I’m packing away my snowmen …
Some of my best friends are flakes
Farewell and I can honestly say,
I won’t miss you!!!
I got this chic high low dress at Hudson’s Bay in the fall. I’ve bought several high low dresses, skirts and tops ever since they made the fashion scene. The first time I laid eyes on one, I said – that’s for me!
This dress has a lace waist and if you know me – I LOVE LACE!
The cutout design adds a unique detail.
It’s sleeveless, but I have been wearing it with a cardigan and tights this winter.
The back has a zipper and the hemline is a subtle high low.
As soon as it warms up enough, I won’t need the cardigan and tights, instead, I’ll wear sandals. I love dresses that I can wear all seasons. For a different look, I have a wide red belt which covers the lace but adds a pop of colour and then I’ll wear my red strappy sandals for a dressy occasion or red ballet flats for casual.
click photo to see Dana’s shoes
International Home Interiors in Kitchener, Ontario is the perfect backdrop for this elegant dress. This store showcases exquisite, quality furniture and unique art from around the world. It’s worth the drive to Kitchener if you live in southern Ontario.
Do you like the high low trend?
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You know it’s wickedly cold when Niagara Falls freezes over! It’s a spectacular sight (actually, it isn’t completely frozen and the water still flows underneath). Bitter cold temperatures haven’t kept the tourists away, so there’s plenty of photos to view on the Internet. I still hope to see it, before they thaw as temperatures start to rise.
Here’s how the front porch looked just before I left for Seattle in January. Great packing snow!
Now you can barely see the Muskoka chairs.
Colourful winter coats, worn with pretty scarves, help to cheer me and keep me warm on these subzero winter days. Red always brightens my mood and I wear a different scarf every time.
Timeless houndstooth and other bold patterns makes a coat look stylish and impressive. This one is from a thrift shop and cost $20.
Of course, every woman needs a black coat too; goes with all my wild patterned leggings and colourful, printed skinnie jeans.
Pretty pink and florals worn during dreary winter months gives me hope that spring will return. This coat is washable faux suede with a faux fur trim. My earmuffs are a gift from my cousin when she came to visit in October, perfect to keep my ears toasty warm today.
The snow today is too powdery for making snowballs. Knit scarf and gloves are from Reitmans and my faux suede boots are from Payless.
My father told me these encouraging German words.
Es geht alles vorüber, es geht alles vorbei.
Nach jedem Winter, folgt wieder ein Mai.
Everything will pass, everything will be over,
After every winter, comes again another May.