Tag Archives: eco fashion

Guest post by my daughter Jean: A FAMILY VISIT

A Family Visit I recently flew into YYZ – Toronto International Airport for a long overdue visit to see my family. However, it didn’t feel like I was going home. You see, since I’d last visited, both my brothers and … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE: eco-boutique SALE!!!

A message from my daughter Jean After being an exclusively online store for six months now, and as I reflect on the past five and a half years, one thing has become clear: Drizzle & Shine was meant to be … Continue reading

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In the good ol’ summertime!

One of our favourite beaches on Lake Huron is Kincardine where our youngest son bought a house recently. We’ve taken trips to Kincardine and Hanover many times during the past few months, helping our sons who have moved away. This … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE – Online ECO-BOUTIQUE

My daughter Jean learned how bad overconsumption and fast fashion are by watching THE TRUE COST. So she decided to do something about it and opened an eco-boutique five years ago in Seattle. This month she had to close Drizzle … Continue reading

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FLOWER POWER: florals on white

My love affair with florals germinated as a child and blossomed in my teen years during the ’60s. Inspired by my mother who adored flowers; besides having floral prints on her gorgeous dresses and blouses, we had floral drapes in … Continue reading

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FLOWER POWER: florals on black

Flowers are never out of season and never out of style. I bought two floral tops at Simons recently. This one with a black background. It’s super soft and I love that it’s made with an eco-friendly, sustainable fabric. “LENZING™ … Continue reading

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Camouflage: Pink, Black and Gray

Last summer, I was delighted to find a pair of pink camo joggers (lightweight cotton). Now I found a winter version of pink camo, fleece-lined leggings (warm and cozy) in fact, the company is called COZY.  I stayed comforably warm … 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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Peplum and a Pencil Skirt

When I started blogging nine years ago, my second post was about my dear mother. She had a profound influence on me. I am truly blessed to be her daughter! My love for peplum started when I was a child, … Continue reading

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ALCHEMY FASHIONS: ethically made, organic clothing

A recent find in a thrift store was this ALCHEMY FASHIONS dress–CANADIAN DESIGNED * MADE WITH LOVE. Alchemy is sweatshop-free: they pay more than fair and living wages to their garment workers and provide a safe workplace. I had never heard … Continue reading

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