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 were the ones - the 30% off and the gift card helped make my decision.

The first wearing was for a day in a rather cold air-conditioned office. So I opted for longer sleeves and a cardigan for warmth. And those great new orange Fluevogs. Love how my Keep Cup matches my outfit.


The second wearing was for a very hot Casual Friday. I wore my trusty jean jacket to the office, for that air conditioning, but it got quickly abandoned at the end of the day. These shoes are the Fly London wedges I bought at the end of last season, at a greatly reduced price. They are very comfortable and the colour makes me happy.


Did I make the right choice?


On a recent National Holiday I pulled out my patriotic colours, in the form of a great red sundress,  threw a maple leaf band around my hat, put on my comfortable shoes and headed off with the crowds to celebrate. Beyond the colour, you can't get more patriot than wearing a locally designed and manufactured dress. […]

I had never attended the fluevog sample sale. This year I was free on the sale day so I headed down early Saturday morning to granville street store. I knew most of the samples were size 6 or 7, but they also had 8s and 9s. There was a good sized line going when I […]


When my mother came to visit earlier this spring  we glammed it up for a Modern Glam Experience with Photobin Photography. Tobin and his wife Sarah gave us such a great experience. Hair, make up and some lovely memories on film. I appreciate and accept my beauty, with or without make-up, but there is something so […]


I love reading!! I love all types of books. But I have a particular love for memoirs and biographies. Real life stories are often so much more interesting than those that comes from someone's imagination.  In the case  of North of Normal, it is made all the more interesting to me as I know the […]

Back in late February I popped into a vintage store on Main street and found this vintage skirt calling my name. It is a 60's, wool, hound- tooth, expertly home sewn, lined skirt. It was orange! It fit me like a second skin. It was in perfect condition. It was $40. It was a no-brainer purchase. […]


For spring break we threw on the snow tires, packed up the car and headed off to Calgary. While there were buds of spring in Vancouver, it was clearly winter in Alberta. It snowed every. single. day. I had packed for warmth with lots of layers, but had expected it to be warmer inside. Alas […]


March was an extremely fast month this year for me. Busy at work + spring break, including a trip to Alberta and BOOM it is April. Of course April is my birthday month so that doesn't suck. But it does mean I am playing catch up on some outfit posts from March. This outfit features […]


I am seeing lots of posts about predictions for trends this spring. Who knows which will come true! Will sheer fabrics take off? Will everyone really be wearing crop tops? Or fringe?  I don't know about any of these (and you aren't likely to find me in any of them). But I do have 5 […]


This green tweet Talbots blazer was a recent consignment store steal. It was in the clearance section of the store and was the grand total of $12!! It is like-new condition. I suspect the original owner only wore it once or twice.  I might have the sleeves shortened, or switch around the button, but I figure […]

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