My husband and son headed off on a Beaver Scout's camping trip earlier this month. I was left to my own devices. What did I do? I headed off to the Nicole Bridge warehouse sale of course!

I picked up a great purple dress, a black cardigan, peach t-shirt and some much needed underwear. I had a $100 budget. I went over by about $12, because of the underwear. Which I really needed. And is so very soft and comfortable.

Here is the purple dress, which was $50. It appears rather blue in the pictures, but it is a lovely dark purple.  I see this as something easy to dress up for work or down for the weekend. In this case it is dressed down for a day without my boys.

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What else did I do on my solo weekend, besides take pictures with my tripod in the front yard? I went to the movies - twice!! I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and Gone Girl. Both were SO good. And not just because I had popcorn for dinner. I also had a lovely brunch with a girlfriend, and did some closet cleansing.

  • Dress: Nicole Bridger
  • Leggings: C'est Moi
  • T-shirt: Jana
  • Scarf: Winner
  • Boots: Camper
  • Leather Jacket: Danier Leather

I have been thinking about fall trends, and reading various articles in magazines and blogs on the topic. I think Sylvia over at 40 + Style does a fantastic job of summing of the trends as they relate to the over 40 set. Go ahead and read it, then come back. I will wait. Since Sylvia […]

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I was recently invited to the Vandusen Botanical Garden's First Annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic. Interestingly I had just visited Truffles Café for tea with some colleagues, but I had not been in the gardens themselves for some time. A summer afternoon Garden Party seemed the perfect excuse. I pulled out a long time owned, […]

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As we move into the Labour Day long weekend, I feel like I spent this entire summer wandering around on vacation. I didn't of course. I spent the first half of the summer working to a big deadline and finishing a contract. Then I spent a couple of weeks wandering around Ontario from cottage to cottage and city […]

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Last spring there was a lovely event in Vancouver called G Day for Girls. It had some great speakers, experiential groups, and artists all geared at helping girls ages 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. Looking at the agenda for the day, I was jealous that there wasn't something like that for me and other adult […]

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The news on tonight's Emmy red carpet for the 40+ set was white,  cut-outs, bold colours, minimalism, back capes (is that what they are called?), some real curve hugging va va voom, and a few who stood out all by themselves by wearing what they know works for them. There were also the usual plunging necklines, […]

I recently posted about my new bangs and glasses. I am excited about both, but both require some adjustments. Particularly when it comes to my beauty routine. On the plus side, it is easier on those days when I want to just run out the door with no make-up without looking washed out. I haven’t […]

I recently made a couple of changes. One voluntarily, the other reluctantly. The first was bangs. The second was new glasses.... progressives at that. They both have taken some getting used to. But so far I am enjoying both immensely. More on both later. Happy August long weekend to all my friends with today off.

I had the opportunity twice this spring to get away for a weekend with my husband. Yep, that was two child free weekends!! So while many of you are enjoying a very hot summer vacation, I am going to reminisce back to my spring weekend getaways. Harrison Hot Springs The first was a trip to […]

In a recent post I mentioned my new black crops from Banana Republic. I had a gift certificate and after looking far and wide, decided that these were the best black crops for me.  I was originally looking for something a bit slimmer, they were all more like jeans or required dry cleaning. So these […]

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