Locals I LOVE

Last week I had a free afternoon to try and do a bit of holiday runaround. I did a few errands and visited the Commercial Street Open House. I picked up a few goodies from Lunapads, some for my stocking, some not. And then I visited Trout & Co, where I had a great chat […]


This week is BC Buy Local Week. I know I am a bit late publishing this, but you still have the weekend to participate and buy local. I love shopping local because it supports the local economy and usually results in a more unique gift than something bought at a chain store at the mall. So […]


Sometimes we all need a night out. A girlfriend recently invited me out to a party for her birthday - I was her plus one. It was the first real grown up house party I have been to in a long time. It started with a smaller dinner with friends, and then the house filled […]

In November I committed to buy Nothing New through the monthand possibly through December too. If I could. And I succeeded in not buying anything for my wardrobe through November. My mother did purchase me a Christmas gift in November (that awesome leather moto jacket), which arrived in early December. But I did not purchase […]

Over the holidays we spent a few days over on the island. For those who live outside BC, this isn't a tropical island, but a reference to Vancouver Island or Victoria where my Dad lives. I packed a few old favourites into a massive suitcase to leave room to bring back all the Christmas presents […]

Last Thursday I had a busy work day with several meetings and then an after work blogger event. The Parent Bloggers Unite event was scheduled at a mall, but was not a fashion related event. So I was a bit nervous that my professional attire might make me overdressed. So I added a jean jacket to […]

I was lucky to capture this great shot with one of my favourite local designers, Wendy Van Risen, from Dahlia Drive at Eco Fashion Week. I did a profile on Dahlia Drive a couple of years back and was thrilled to see she was showing again at Eco Fashion Week. Unfortunately I didn't get to […]

I thought it was about time I posted a Chic Casual Friday outfit again. As mentioned in my Nothing New November post, I bought a great coat at the Jacqueline Conoir Sale in August. It has been my go-to fall coat. And while I am wearing it on a Sunday in the photos below, it […]

I have received a couple of messages from people saying they are enjoying this Chic Casual Friday series. That is great to hear. But I will admit I struggle for inspiration for chic casual outfits that will fit in a business casual workplace. Especially on the even more casual Fridays. I am hoping to gain […]

Over the summer sales I purchased another, yes another, polka dot shirt. This black and white polka dot number from Plum was one of the spring trends I featured back in April. I featured it in the coral. But I had always loved the black and white. So when I hit the Plum summer sale […]

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