Tag Archives: slow fashion

OOTD – second-hand dress by Bala

This was my outfit of the day when I got my hair done last week, second-hand dress from my friend Maggie’s clothing exchange. It’s made in Canada and I can wear it in cooler weather as a tunic with a … Continue reading

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Winter in Kincardine in black and red

I bought this black and red windowpane check coat last autumn and it’s perfect for spring. With temperatures rising after a brutal winter, I love taking a walk into town and stroll along the shores of Lake Huron, my new … Continue reading

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STYLE CHALLENGE: Birch and Birds T-Shirt

Jean and I have been doing style challenges for several years. It’s not a competition, it’s to show different ways to wear something and get more milage out of our clothes as well as creating various looks. I had shown … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: a top with flare

When my new top arrived from Northern Reflections, I felt like a child on Christmas morning! I love the print and handkerchief hem style with flare. It’s luxuriously soft and so feminine. I wore it for Ladies’ Night Out, a … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: holiday apparel

Northern Reflections is a quality Canadian women’s clothing company, I’ve been a happy customer over the years (since 1985 when the first store opened) and I’m delighted to collaborate with a company who cares about our environment and values SLOW … 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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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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My New Year’s Resolution: SLOW FASHION

As my readers and friends already know, I promote slow fashion, sustainable fashion, thrifting, I support local businesses, small businesses, ethical companies, artisans and I especially look at lables to see where the item is made.  This Dolman sleeve sweater … Continue reading

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Faux Leather and Lace: thrifted fashion

One of my favourite looks is mixing rough and refined. Faux leather pants are a tough biker look, but I’m a feminine kinda girl, so I paired them with a pretty lace top. Both are thrifted and my shoes are … Continue reading

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Olive Green Linen Jacket and a Thrifted Scarf

There’s a beautiful old willow tree on the back road of our neighbourhood where I like to go for photoshoots. I grew up in Willowdale, a suburb of Toronto, where the majestic weeping willows grow. I love how they are … Continue reading

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