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- Sending love with all my heart!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Merry Christmas! Christmas blessings of peace, joy and love!❤️ #merrychristmas #christmas #snow #whitechristmasBaby, it’s cold outside! Dancing in the Kincardine gazebo!💃🕺🏼#dancing #kincardine #gazeboDecember 1st and all our nutcrackers are ready for Christmas!NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: blue buffalo check sweaterAutumn leaves echos in my mind as the majestic trees are garbed in gold and crimson. A walk on a little country road is a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Kincardine. #kincardine #autumnleavesSunny autumn days! Happy October! ❤️Pre-loved orange sweater made in Canada. #october #thriftedfashion #fashionblogger #slowfashionGingham— as timeless as a white picket fence. Makes me happy and reminds me of my childhood, living in a house with a pink gingham kitchen.Holiday in August at Niagara-on-the-Lake.It’s a lovely day today at Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest flowers in this charming town with flowers everywhere! 🌹🌸🌺🌷🌻Some of my favourite things: a summer afternoon view from the window, vintage decanter from the ‘60s, fashion jewellery, heart mirror and a painting of little beach houses. ❤️Duckie taking a bath.Sunset in Kincardine, another day is over and time to dream…❤️Summer sunsets on Lake Huron make me feel fine!❤️Tweetie our shredding machine in action. She will destroy secret information as well as magazines and unwanted advertising. A very useful little helper.Dancing Sokkie on the beach is a great way to celebrate the summer!Happy Sunday morning! ❤️Jimmy’s back for breakfast!💙#bluejays #thankyoulordJimmy and his friends love coming to our place for breakfast!💙A relaxing winter morning in Kincardine, our new home. #kincardineontario #kincardine #newhome #lifebythesea #lifebythebeachFeeling cozy in my Christmas pajamas from Northern Reflections Check out #northernreflections collection and use this coupon code with an additional 10% off entire purchase - online only. The code is NRHOLIDAYCARMEN and will be valid until December 31, 2021. Free shipping in Canada! #northernfriends
Tag Archives: fashion with compassion
Florals and Pinstripes and a Flapper-style Hat
Pinstripes always make me think of men’s suits. I made my brother a green pinstripe suit in the 1960s especially for performing with his band. It’s a pattern that looks elegant on men and women alike. A touch of pattern-mixing, I … Continue reading
The Years Keep Rolling By
Another year has come and gone since I started blogging. That makes 7 years of writing a public memoir about fashion and my lifestyle. Those who have followed me know that I am interested in more than just pretty clothes. … Continue reading
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
Posted in Cruelty-free, eco fashion, Fair trade, Fashion, Jeanofalltrades Tagged Amour Vert clothing, Blue Canoe, Drizzle and Shine, ethical fashion, fair trade, fashion with compassion, Jean of all Trades, Made in Canada, Made in USA, Salts Organic Clothing - made in Canada, Scrapbook Clothing, Synergy Organic Clothing, Threads 4 Thought, Weston Clothing - made in USA 24 Comments
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
My daughter: the animal rights activist
Jean has always loved fashion and at a young age decided what she wanted to wear. Influenced by Little House on the Prairie at 4, she loved her little Holly Hobbie bonnet and had several dresses that would fit in … Continue reading
Posted in Animals, eco fashion, Fair trade, Fashion, Jeanofalltrades, Plant-based diet, Seattle Tagged animal rights, animal rights activist, Animals, compassion, cruelty-free fashion, Drizzle and Shine, eco fashion, fair trade, fashion, fashion with compassion, heart jewellery, Jean, Jeanofalltrades, NARN, plant-based lifestyle, Seattle, Sunshine and Slaughter, vegan lifestyle 10 Comments
WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?
This is a question I never used to ask. During Fashion Revolution Week in April, my daughter Jean wrote about the importance of buying ethically made clothing. Her dress is by Synergy, a company that specializes in organic cotton clothing made … Continue reading
I don’t mind faking it!
When it comes to wearing fur, it’s gotta be fake! Fake Fur and Florals I wear white after Labour Day and florals in winter. When it comes to fashion, I break all the rules. If something doesn’t make sense to … Continue reading
Posted in Animals, Fashion Tagged angora, animal cruelty, compassion, fake fur, fashion with compassion, faux-fur, feathers, floral skinny jeans, fur, leather, wool 15 Comments