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 […]

Last June I started working in an office full time again. It has taken me a while to adjust to wearing professional clothes 5 days a week. And I will be honest I am probably a bit dressier in my attire than many others in my office. But on Fridays I have started adding a […]

The drive through Colorado and Utah on the way to Las Vegas was fantastic. We took all sorts of pictures as we drove. It was like driving through a series of movie backdrops, from something from a train through mountain tunnels, to a red alien planet, to a cowboy movie, to Thelma and Louise. But this […]

While writing my Spring Trends series I did a lot of thinking about what is on my spring shopping list. Originally, due to current budget situations, I had no list. Well I had a list of one - Motorcycle Jacket. Which I have been scanning thrift and vintage shops for since late last year. But […]

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 […]

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 another installment in my locals that I love fall series.  Today is casual friday, which in a lot of offices could be called Shlumpadinka Friday (thank you Oprah for coining this perfect word that just rolls off your tongue to describe a sloppy dresser).  I'd like to suggest we rename Fridays Smart Fridays.  A little more casual […]

For those of us that go into an office or have regular client meetings on Fridays... do you participate in Casual Friday?  If yes, what do you define as appropriate? I got an interesting press release from Plum this week with some results of their customer's opinions on Casual Fridays.  Before I spill the beans […]

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