Archive for March, 2013

The weather has been spectacular in Vancouver for the past week.  With a short week for Easter combined with Spring Break, I only had 2 days in the office last week. On both of those days I mixed it up in different ways. Mixing Solids The first was mixing colour. I layered two different purples, […]

Spring 2013 Trends Series Part 2 Bright colours continue to be on trend this spring. Green is the particular colour chosen by those "trend forecasting" folks over at Pantone. Especially the bright emerald green. But  if you aren't a fan of green there are a lot of other options available. There are also lots of […]

Do you do a regular closet clear out each spring? Do you send a big bag of once loved goodies to the thrift and/or consignment stores? But you keep a number of nearly new items because, well they are nearly new. You might have bought these awesome items online and then the size or style […]

As I get older I am less likely to wear short dresses or skirts. When the hemline starts creeping up past my knee I start to get uncomfortable. This is interesting as I grew up figure skating, and ran around in barely there skirts most of my formative years. But today as I edge towards […]

Spring 2013 Trend Series Part 1 The weather may not seem like it is quite ready for spring, but my allergies tell me it is coming. I am so looking forward to shedding some of the winter clothing layers. And in Spring 2013 there really is something for everyone whether it be menswear, lady like […]

For the past few weeks I have been testing out a few products from local company Whistler Naturals. Whistler Naturals is a non-traditional, eco and vegan friendly skin care line.  The company sent me samples of their Naked Apricot Body Butter, Vanilla Silk Sugar Scrub and Rose Geranium Hand & Body Lotion to test drive […]

I am currently prepping for two weeks of Spring Break with my young son. Watching the seemingly continuous rain. Contemplating how I will replace my Google Reader before July. And thinking about introducing you to 3 more style blogs that I love. This month all my links seem to have a vintage/thrifted feel to them. […]

Back in the fall I picked up this vintage 50s polyester house dress at the local thrift store. It was a bit big, but I loved the pattern and the fake accordion pleated skirt. The pleats are just an effect in the fabric, so they don't add any bulk to the skirt. I thought it […]

Today in the US it is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The ladies at Rock the Red Pump want us to wear our red pumps today as a symbol of solidarity, of boldness and to bring attention to this epidemic. In the US every 47 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with HIV. Now […]

I recently finished reading Jian Gomeshi's memoir 1982. For my non-Canadian readers, Jian is the radio host of a national daily cultural affairs program Q on CBC Radio One. He is well known for his well researched interviews and he has won international awards for his skill as an interviewer and talk show host. He is also a former […]

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