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I guess it isn't too hard to figure out that I recently on vacation. I had not intended to go on vacation from the blog, I even started some draft posts that I could figure on the go (literally as we went on an epic road trip to Colorado, Vegas and Disneyland). And well... I went […]

I hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying this Canada Day Long weekend. For those experiencing the heat wave stay cool. And if that isn't possible then keep the cold beverages coming (preferably with an umbrella in it). Nicole Bridger held a warehouse sale a few weeks ago. I came home with this great silk […]

According to French lingerie expert and trained corsetiere, Lyne Glanzmann there is a clear difference between North American and European women's approach to lingerie.  Canadians are decidedly more practical. Lingerie is a reasonably basic, comfort item that we like to keep hidden. European women on the other hand often pick style over comfort and are not afraid to show off […]

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 […]

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 […]

I recently had an opportunity to visit Vancouver local designer Diane Kennedy's studio. I came home with this lovely a-line animal print tunic top.I like this tunic shape because, it is very comfortable,  its a-line shape still shows my shape and it is long enough to wear with leggings (because leggings are NOT pants). Then […]

When I started this blog three years ago I couldn't imagine the new friends I would make. In the beginning it was my  mom, relatives and friends who I could blackmail that commented on my posts. Then I started to see new people. Real people. People who didn't have to comment. One of those people […]

I wanted a nice, but not too dress outfit to wear to a small get-together with some friends.  I was tired of jeans, but thought a dress could be too dressy. So I dressed down a favourite purple Nicole Bridger dress.  I have worn this dress before for hanging out with a girlfriend on a weekend.   […]

I have not made a secret of how much I have been coveting FiveLeft purses.  It was on my Christmas list the past two years in a row.   So this year I decided to indulge myself for Christmas.   I was originally looking at this New Girl in Red.   But when I was reviewing the bags […]

In the fall I was sent the Cherlyn Skincare System to try.  I was hesitant at first.  I have very fair and sensitive skin. Am allergic to a lot of scents.  Am allergic to the sun and need to regularly wear SPF on my face.  And I am becoming very watchful of the toxic ingredients in my cosmetics.    But […]

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