Archive for September, 2013

As we start to move into fall I thought I would add a bright pop of colour to my Chic Casual Friday. This fuschia Nygard blazer and yellow shoes seemed to do the trick. For some reason I also thought some pattern mixing wouldn't be too over the top. In the end I like it. What […]

I have to admit I wasn't sure if I was more excited about Neil Patrick Harris hosting or the Emmys red carpet fashions this year. In the end neither disappointed. The trends on the Emmy Red Carpet mirrored what we have been seeing on the red carpet for fall and next spring - cutaways, black […]

How do you stay chic on Casual Friday in a Business Casual World? Casual Friday is a product of a time when professional office dress code was the norm and dressing more "casual" on Fridays was a bit of a novelty. Some called it jeans day. Today many offices are business casual all the days of the week. […]

While I was in Anaheim this summer I thought I should visit the Kiyonna showroom and do some shopping. I figured it was unlikely I would get that close to it again. As my regular readers know I am a reluctant online shopper.  I like trying things on. I am also nervous about knowing my […]


I've written recently about my new full time job and my almost uniformish approach to Casual Friday.  On the elevator last Friday I saw a woman in flip flops, cropped cargo pants (I thought they were sweats at first glance) and a rumpled sleeve plain t-shirt. I was hoping that perhaps she was just going to the Doctors […]

I haven't done an Eco-Wednesday post in a while. So I thought I might do an update on quest to find an eco-friendly, aka non toxic, deodorant that works. Last May I reported that I had finally found success in the form of Rocky Mountain Botanicals All-Natural Deodorant. But that deodorant had not been through […]

I was going through the closet in my guest room recently and re-discovered this summer dress that I had forgotten I still had. I bought this on a trip to Toronto about 10 years ago at a little independent boutique on Queen Street. The last time I had tried it on it was a bit tight, […]

Back in 2010 I posted this Survey about Ironing. As a salute to Labour Day weekend, and my rediscovery of my iron , I am going to re-post.  How do you iron? -------- Last summer I undertook a rather large sewing project with a friend.  I left my iron and ironing board at her place […]

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