Archive for May, 2013

Every year it becomes apparent it is spring when my jean jacket makes its way into regular rotation.  But bright bold colours are on trend for spring and my current blazers and jean jacket are just a bit neutral. So I was hoping to find a piece that I could mix and match as easily […]

Last weekend was Victoria Day weekend and what I consider the kick-off weekend for summer. It was an easy going weekend of visiting the farmer's market, hitting the playground and doing some errands. So my looks were pretty casual. But it was nice enough out to start pulling out the summer hat collection. It was […]

The budget has been tight but I have been able to do a bit of spring/summer shopping.  A quick update on what I have purchased and what still remains. Things I Need to Replace I had already purchased black dress pants from Banana Rebublic when I published the initial list. And I found a pair […]

As Canadians enjoy a Victoria Day long weekend and the Americans look forward to Memorial Day Weekend I thought it might be appropriate to talk about Sun Skin Care. May is also Melanoma Awareness Month. I have a very pale sun sensitive skin. I don't burn I rash. And I have a history of skin […]

I love reading. My Grandmother loved reading. My Mother loves reading. So as we head into this Mother's Day weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to review a lovely book I recently finished. I particularly love reading biographies that tell a woman's story. So The Finding 40 Project was a perfect fit for me. […]

I LOVE the Annual Costume Institute Gala at The Met. To me this is the red carpet to watch. Yes, I also love the Oscars but there is an immense pressure to do be pretty and glamorous at the Oscars. The Met Gala tends to be more over the top, more about fashion. More fun! […]

Before I begin lets remember that leggings are NOT pants. With that said...Leggings are a great item in many women's closets. As a mother to a very busy 5 year old, there are several practical reasons why I love leggings. They are great under a skirt for trips to the park. They are great under […]

In honour of casual Friday, and to help debunk the idea that style bloggers look glamorous all the time, I thought I'd post this cute (but firmly NON-glam) outfit I wore to do school pick-up last week. It was also an opportunity to show off the purple spring jacket I got for my birthday from my […]

Last summer I shared my goal to go more eco-friendly with my day-to-day beauty products.  While I continue to enjoy the DIY shampoo/conditioner which I wrote about, I have struggled with the deodorant. Until now. I tried deodorant crystals (and spray versions of the same). I tried a long lasting 7 day deodorant that my Mom […]

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