Tag Archives: houndstooth

Houndstooth and Leopard: pattern-mixing

Two of my favourite prints together Just by coincidence, in my previous post, I wore leopard print leggings and houndstooth leggings, which are two of my favourite prints. I love the look of classic houndstooth. Leopard print is timeless, after all, … Continue reading

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How to wear leggings and look classy

Here’s my easy tip to look classy in leggings — wear a long top or tunic that covers your tushie. It’s that simple, yet I see so many women wearing a top that’s too short for leggings. I have a … Continue reading

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Scarf Inventory

Some woman collect shoes, I collect scarves. Before going on my winter holiday in Seattle, I decided to take an inventory of my scarves, I have quite a nice variety that I’ve collected over the years. Some were gifted to … Continue reading

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My Christmas Coat

Every year the little town of St Jacobs has a special Christmas event when the town is dressed for Christmas and sparkles with lights. It’s almost magical. We enjoyed coffee and dessert in the town bakery and strolled along the … Continue reading

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Synergy two-piece dress – Drizzle & Shine

This lovely skirt is one of the skirts I bought in Seattle at my daughter’s store. It came with a matching top and I regretted not having bought the top. Thankfully my daughter (owner of Drizzle & Shine eco boutique) had … Continue reading

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Houndstooth Dress and Houndstooth Coat

Jean and I were walking along the streets of Berlin this summer when this dress called out, “carmen!” It was on a mannequin outside the shop, just waiting for me to pass by. If there’s houndstooth in a shop, I’ll … Continue reading

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Christmas Fairs and Markets

One of the things I like to do during the Christmas season is go to fairs and markets. I enjoy the festivities: the atmosphere, Christmas music, meeting friends, talking to venders and I believe in supporting local artisans and vendors. … Continue reading

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I love houndstooth

Houndstooth skater skirt Houndstooth and tartan are two of my favourite patterns; both originated in Scotland. My mom bought me my first houndstooth coat when I was a teenager, wish I could find a photo of it. My aunt gave … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

I envy my daughter Jean who is enjoying spring weather in Seattle, but we here in Ontario are covered in ice and snow so deep, you can come out in the morning and not find your car!! Spring arrives next … Continue reading

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February Blahs

It’s been a long, bitter cold winter and there are days I just wish I could hibernate. However, getting outside in the fresh air and some sun whenever possible is not only energizing for the body, but it benefits our … Continue reading

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