Archive for December, 2011

I have been in denial.   For the past 30 years I have been a marathon shopper. My mom has always been a marathon shopper.  She can skim sale racks in record time. I'm sure she could be blind folded in a mall and would still find her way to a sale.  So I was groomed to be the same for […]


I know my husband has only just started to seriously think about what to get me for Christmas this year.  I made his life a bit easier this year by purchasing a DConstruct resin cuff and ring for myself, from him, at the One of a Kind Show.  But I am hoping he also picks up […]

In honour of Prince's concert in Vancouver tonight I am re-posting a Fashion Flashback Friday from 2010.  A Flashback to a Fashion Flashback or something like that.  Anyways, I'm jealous of all who have tix for tonight's concert.  Anyone who wants to join an impromptu Prince dance party at my house tonight let me know.  […]

Last week I attended a Client's Holiday dinner party.  The invitation said Smart Casual. Well to me Smart Casual is what I wear on Fridays, so after some discussion with other attendees I decided to pull out a bit of holiday glitz.  I have a bronze sequined top that was a gift from earlier this […]

Today I got an hour to drop into the One of a Kind Show for a quick peek around. Just enough time to visit some of my favourite local vendors and check out a few new ones. If you are looking for unique holiday gifts or a great shopping trip with some friends the One […]


The Huffington Post Canada recently launched a Citizen Style section. They asked style bloggers across Canada to submit street style photos. I submitted a piece and had one of my pictures featured here.   I am so excited that they included this middle aged fashion blogger and love the picture they picked.   I thought I would post here the […]

I don't talk beauty much on this blog. I find it a bit like quick sand, you start to slowly wade in and then you find yourself very quickly being sucked down under the sand.  Beauty is such a personal topic. What we use, how we use it and why we use it varies widely […]

Dear Santa, I know it has been a long long time since you've heard from me (about 33 years).  But over the past year I've blogged about all sorts of stylish items.   And I thought you might find it confusing to know what items I really really really wanted in my closet this Christmas.   I have […]

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