Archive for November, 2010

In the last few weeks I've shopped vintage, a grocery store label and major chain stores.  Since starting this blog I have broadened my horizons for where I shop. In the past shopping was much less strategic.  The one area that still alludes me though is online shopping.  Don't get me wrong I browse online endlessly. But I […]

Way back in 1984 there was a little movie with Demi Moore called No Small Affair.  It was the movie that is said to  have launched Jon Cryer, Tim Robbins and Jennifer Tillys' careers.   It isn't talked about much anymore (probably because it really wasn't that great a movie), but it was my first view into the […]

As the Holiday party season approaches we start to think about what we might wear to Holiday parties. To me the best part of the holidays is all the opportunities to get together with friends and family.  I remember back to University when we'd get together with a group of girlfriends and exchange our holiday outfits. […]

My husband's family made the mistake of leaving me in charge of our Christmas Exchange this year.  With 4 siblings (and now 3 spouses) they have  an exchange instead of buying everyone a gift. They are a family that likes to remember that Christmas isn't just about buying stuff.   So we draw names and buy just […]


Over the past year I have discovered several fantastic local boutiques in Vancouver.  I still love my big stores and chains.   But I have a special spot in my heart for the local independent retailer.  I love independent boutiques with a unique approach to style.   And ones that stock quality investment pieces at prices that won't equal your house payment.  Here, in […]


This fall Vancouver Fashion Week was the same week as the Women in Leadership Foundation gala, so I was only able to attend one night.  I picked opening night with Jacqueline Conoir, Valerio Moda, Michel Tudour and Patricia Fieldwalker. Jacqueline Conoir opened her show with some gorgeous black and camel jersey outfits.  They had those unique JC details, […]

The fashion industry seems to be telling me that since I am now older I must start to like prints. I must wear bright colours and obviously the best way to do that is to wear some big busy prints.  Now large prints work for my body shape and size. But I've never been a […]


I don't talk a lot about my son in my blog.  Frankly because this is one of the few spaces in my life that is not about him.  But my having a pre-school aged boy feeds into almost every decision I make about fashion.   This morning I wore my new Green Sapphire necklace. It is made of coconut, tree […]

Last Saturday night the Women in Leadership Foundation hosted their 3rd Annual SuperWomen and Friends Gala.  The event raises funds for WIL's mentorship program.  It was a glamorous night. But what I love is how passionate, fun and smart this group of women really are.  And they are never stuffy - but you probably figured that since […]

The Women in Leadership Foundation always offers a special Early Bird prize for their SuperWomen and Friends Gala.   One of the lucky early bird ticket holders wins a  Dream Makeover.  This year the Makeover included: Personal Shopping Experience at JC Studio with  Designer Rozemerie Cuevas and an outfit to wear to the SuperWomen and Friends Gala. New hair style by Independent Stylist Heather […]

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