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In the Mood for Mauve

Nostalgia has a big influence on why I’m drawn to certain clothes. My bedroom was mauve when I was a teenager. I had a bedspread with mauve roses. Mauve, lavender, lilac, violet–these pale shades of purple bring back happy memories … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Elora

Since we are not going away for our holidays this summer, that means we’ve been doing road trips and this time we took a country drive to the charming little town of Elora. It’s a tourist town with a river … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Beach Style

Sauble Beach The west coast of Southern Ontario is dotted with beach towns all along Lake Huron. Summer is the best time for taking a road trip to Sauble Beach. It’s not only one of the most popular beaches in … Continue reading

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Clothes make the man

And in this case … the WOMAN. What we wear is an expression of our personalities, our likes, our moods. It reflects our attitudes and values. My mom had a profound influence on me, she always looked her best whether … Continue reading

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Heat Wave and a Cool Top

What sold me on this cool multicolour top is the unique print which reminds me of Saris: bright and colourful. It’s light and silky. We’re having Florida weather with days hot enough to melt metal. Humidity so high my hair has … Continue reading

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My Canada Colours: red and white

I wore my red and white gingham dress to our Ballroom dance class party. What to wear to a Canadian Barn Dance  Marilyn’s barn is the perfect setting for the festivities. Her county-style decor matches her country-style hospitality. Everyone enjoyed the dance … Continue reading

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Animal Print and Faux Leather Pants

There was a time I thought animal prints were tacky, but I changed my mind many years ago and now I own dozens of animal print items from clothes to shoes, including accessories like scarves and even jewellery. What I … Continue reading

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Dressing Up Jeans

Everyone wears jeans and they are easy to dress up. Velvet makes any outfit look regal. My black velvet blazer and white lace peplum top adds a feminine contrast to rugged denim fabric. (My blazer is another great find in … Continue reading

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Cute as a Button

That’s one of the reasons I love my newly thrifted denim jacket. It has five buttons, each one a different colour. I also like the little multicolour embroidered polka dots. I wore it for our Fun Fashion Friday at dance … Continue reading

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Pattern Mixing: paisley and snakeskin

Never mix prints was a rule I learned early in life, but I broke that rule when I saw my daughter mixing patterns and many fashion bloggers do it too. I’ve tried it before and this time with a paisley … Continue reading

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