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 […]

Part 3 of 4 in a Series on Spring Trends. Florals, dots, stripes, tribal, graphic and more patterns on all over the stores this spring. And we aren't just wearing them alone. We are mixing them together. One of my favourite parts of spring and summer is dresses. So easy to get dressed in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

With a very busy 5 year old in my house I tend to wear jeans a lot.  But there are no Mom jeans in my house.  And while jeans weren't on my "list" this fall, I still jumped at the chance to check out Addition Elle's fall jean collection when invited.  I found a great […]

I had lunch with a friend a few weeks back and she indicated she really appreciated my seasonal shopping lists.  And while we are now in the middle of summer I thought it might be worth addressing what was, and is still on my list. My big goal for this summer was coloured pants.  I […]

June has been rather like a Vancouver winter.  Rain, cold and very little sunshine. So on the first day of the recent Northern Voice blogging conference, when the sun came out I pulled out a summer dress and sandals. What I forgot in my excitement over the sun, was that it would likely be cool […]

Be sure to check out my latest post in the Vancouver Observer on Hot Trends for Dresses This Summer.  I talk about the range of dresses for every body and budget this summer, in brights, pastels, neutrals and patterns.

This is my second piece on the topic of spring cleaning. The first was about spring cleaning ourselves with Stress Less, Live More.  This second is another step under the subject of spring renewal. The bra fitting.   As my long time readers know I believe strongly in a good foundation for my girls.   But it […]

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