Archive for February, 2011

So my winter jacket has been dying a slow death. I was ready to ditch the 8 or 9 year old camel pea jacket last spring, but realized when fall rolled around that I hadn't bought a replacement - and now jackets were full price.  So I kept wearing my jacket, hoping that when sale […]


Early last December I finally had an opportunity to check out the Yaletown location of My Sister's Closet.    The store is a Social Enterprise of Battered Women's Support Services.  It has quality thrift and new clothing featuring local designers and artisans.  I had been looking for something sparkly for the Holidays.  And I had heard from […]


When I think big shoulders, long sleeve, sequined gowns I think about Dynasty.   The ultimate in 1980s luxury and sequins. Powered by their shoulder pads these women fought each other for power and their men.  Krystle Carrington (the sweet one with the great left hook) was so well known for the long sleeve, shoulder pad, […]

It seems to be Blow Out sale season.  I'm rather prone to over spend on "deals", but am trying hard to (1) spend less, and (2) buy less clothing that I  really don't need.  Sales season is an excellent way to get big items on your shopping list, like that new winter jacket that I really […]

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