I love plaid. Last fall I picked up a this awesome plaid shirt. I had been looking for a plaid shirt for a LONG time, but I wasn't interested in a tiny shrunken style shirt - they didn't fit usually fit, were too short, and gaped. In the end I found this awesome orange and navy shirt (with gingham white and navy inside the collar and sleeves) in the Men's Wear department at Winners. Yep, the men's department. The only way you can tell is the buttons are on the other side.

The shirt also fits my desire to buy fewer clothes. For me to buy something I really need to love it AND it needs to work for both casual and business. I don't have room in my life for clothes that can't do double duty.

And this plaid shirt has been a great choice. I have worn it consistently through all seasons since. Including at the beach over a bathing suit on a camping trip.

This was a look for work, layered over a tank top, with a jean jacket and a pencil skirt, and finished with Fluevogs (of course).

For the Love of Plaid

I didn't think the image caught the colour of the day (or the plaid) so I added a filter.

For the Love of Plaid

And a closer look to show the gingham details. And my hair to the side to show how much it has grown.

For the Love of Plaid

And here is the same shirt worn, for a weekend visit to Victoria, layered under an orange sweater, with jeans and my weekend standard footwear Blundstones... and a few wrinkles for effect.ff40_3016

I am going to blame the wrinkles on my attention being elsewhere. As my brother was showing my son and I a little archery. I look awesome. My aim... not so much.

For the Love of Plaid

I love the length and the details of this shirt. But mostly I LOVE the colour. Nobody said buying less things meant I had to buy boring things.

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A little Throwback Thursday (tbt) to brighten up a stormy Thursday in Vancouver. This Toni Basil video takes me back to Grade 9 and my first high school dance. It still makes me want to dance. Every. Single. Time. With a vaudevillian performer mother and an orchestra conductor father, it is likely that Toni was born performing. But […]

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I realize it is September and it seems a bit late to be posting about ice cream. And the Vancouver weather has has been less than sunny the past few days. But I don't believe that ice cream is just for kids or summer. I am a 365 days a year ice cream person. Even in the […]

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I rarely quote Hollywood on sage advise on getting older. But I love this particular one from Cameron Diaz. Aging is living. Cameron Diaz It is wise in so many ways.  It is a positive thought and frames aging as an opportunity to live your life. People spend too much energy whining about aging. We need […]

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When I started this blog in 2010 I thought I could always find inspiration to write about style and fashion. Well the dearth of posts over the past year has shown I was clearly wrong. I started to find sitting down to write about what I wore, my favourite shoes, or a new piece of clothing […]

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Way back in July I attended the 40+ Blogger Meet-up in Vancouver. Then there was camping vacation, work deadlines, storms, power outages (32 hours), family funerals, school starting, sick husband, sick kid, sick me, and then sick me again with pneumonia... and all of a sudden it is Halloween. Seems odd to be posting pictures […]

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My hair has made some changes in the 5+ years I have been writing this blog. So for a bit of Throwback Thursday fun here is a hair collage.  

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I am so excited this for weekend. Because in my very own town, is the 40+ blogger meet-up. It is probably my one and only opportunity to meet some of the lovely 40+ bloggers from around the world that I follow regularly. I am talking Patti from Not Dead yet Style (yes the Visible Monday Patti), […]

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A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my first top knot on twitter. I was hesitant at first, as I wondered if I was too old for this style. But I reminded myself that I think it is more important to dress for the occasion and not my age. And I decided this was something I could pull […]

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