Archive for October, 2011

This upcoming Saturday, November 5th is the Women in Leadership Foundation's Annual Gala. The evening celebrates the 10th Anniversary of WIL and 10 years of inspiring and celebrating success. I will be attending with my very chic date Alexis from Wave the Stick.   Yup the same Alexis who drove with me on my TraverseTrip to […]


A year ago today, I posted this about my Show Conundrum.    I needed new dressy black shoes for a gala and I had purchased two different pairs.  I needed help deciding which to keep, as I couldn't afford to keep both. Many of you suggested I throw caution to the wind and buy both. Which in the […]

This is another installment in my locals that I love fall series.  Today is casual friday, which in a lot of offices could be called Shlumpadinka Friday (thank you Oprah for coining this perfect word that just rolls off your tongue to describe a sloppy dresser).  I'd like to suggest we rename Fridays Smart Fridays.  A little more casual […]

I'm going to attempt a theme this week and feature a number of great fall items from local Vancouver designers.  I know everyone else has been talking fall trends for weeks already. While September might be back-to-school, I don't really start pulling out my fall/winter wardrobe until after Thanksgiving.   And then there was that week of […]

For those of us that go into an office or have regular client meetings on Fridays... do you participate in Casual Friday?  If yes, what do you define as appropriate? I got an interesting press release from Plum this week with some results of their customer's opinions on Casual Fridays.  Before I spill the beans […]

Sometimes style is about more than just our clothes. Sometimes it also includes our toys.   Tech toys can be practical, convenient and yes - stylish. I recently came to be the owner of a lovely 7" android tablet. I would never have thought that I'd want or need a small tablet.  We had been considering replacing our […]


So apparently this was a What I Wore blog post week. Not a planned theme, but I guess life was just a bit busy.   For next week I'm working on some other content - a review of my HTC Flyer and my pix from Eco Fashion Week.   But for now, another picture of me fromthe […]


This was a black and white sort of day, with just a touch of red lipstick to give it a kick. Black blazer, black vest (Talbots), black and white t-shirt (Joe Fresh), black pants (Banana Republic), white necklace (Fine Finds), black felt hat (C'est La Vie) and black wedges (Nine West). What is evident in this […]

I was in Portland about 7 years ago and stumbled upon a gorgeous navy blue crepe 1940s suit (dress and blazer), that had never been worn.  I bought it, intending to wear it as a going away outfit at my wedding. But I never found the right undergarments (the skin tone lace slip I had […]

On my way home from Spend on Trend a few weeks ago I walked by the window at C'est La Vie on Main Street when I saw the most adorable hat. It was a 1920/30s Girl Friday type hat I've been looking for for years. You know the type, likely last seen worn in a Thin Man […]

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