Tag Archives: thrifting

TWICE as NICE: Turquoise and Fuchsia

What a lovely surprise when my daughter Jean sent me both these tops. They are super soft with 3/4 length sleeves and a cowl neck. We both have a tradition of buying two-of-a-kind when we like something (in different colours) … Continue reading

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Handknit cardigan and thrifted skirt

If you know me, you know I love thrift shops, I’d say half my wardrobe is thrifted or secondhand. I was happy to find this pink and gray plaid skirt for $5.00. It’s an unusual asymmetrical kilt-style wrap skirt with … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS in Black and White

Northern Reflections is one of my favourite Canadian stores. I had a wonderful opportunity to model for this company on the catwalk at a fashion show a few years ago. While shopping there recently, one of the salesladies was wearing … Continue reading

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What I wore to a Christmas Market

I got several compliments on my newly thrifted jacket (made by Parsley and Sage). I wore it for the first time to the Fashion History Museum recently and now to Fair November. Ever since I heard about Fair November, we … Continue reading

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Joseph Ribkoff: Canadian fashion company

You never know what treasures you’ll find thrifting. Case in point–this chic faux suede jacket made in Canada by Joseph Ribkoff. Shopping at Goodwill and secondhand shops is easy on the budget, great for the environment and helps support a … Continue reading

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Wearing Florals to the Florist Shop

If you’re one of my followers, you’ve seen this jacket already a few times. This shade of blush pink is almost a neutral because it goes with so many things I wear. I’ve worn it with blue jeans, white jeans, … Continue reading

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Birthday Adventure on Whidbey Island

This February Jean treated us to a weekend getaway on Whidbey Island. It’s the place I’ve been looking forward to visiting ever since Jean wrote about it on her blog. The ferry crossing Puget Sound was amazing! We drove on … Continue reading

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Autumn Florals

My daughter Jean (Jean of all Trades) wrote an article Floral Dress for Fall and inspired me to imitate her look with my floral mini dress, a denim jacket and red tights, perfect transitional outfit. I get a lot of … Continue reading

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What I wore to the Apple Butter Festival

It was a splendid autumn day for the annual Wellesley Apple Butter Festival. I wore a black asymmetrical hand-knit wrap top which I bought several years ago at a Christmas market. This asymmetrical plaid skirt is over ten years old … Continue reading

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Live a Little

One doesn’t need a lot of money to enjoy the little pleasures in life and to live a little! By live a little – I mean, let’s learn to live with a little less: appreciate what we have and spend … Continue reading

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