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fashion

Black Friday: Just a Blip on the Radar?

Did you shop the Black Friday sales? Me neither. Can we hope that the Black Friday frenzy is perhaps becoming unfashionable? Nope. Not yet.

life

Late November Doings

November has been a wonderful month this year. Even late November, which is usually a dark, wet, harbinger of winter. But not this year.

fashion

Courage of Their Convictions. Or Not.

Do “influencers” have the courage of their convictions when it comes to promoting slow fashion and mindful consumption? Maybe yes. Maybe no.

travel

Scenes from a Day Out in Merrickville

This week my friend Liz and I had a day out in Merrickville, Ontario. Sunshine, historic buildings, antique shops. What could be better?

fashion

Essentials in My Curated Closet

I’m digging into my curated closet this week and restyling some essential pieces. To see if I can get excited about wearing them again.

life

On Constraints and Herding Cats

Sometimes getting our thoughts in order is like herding cats. That’s why a little structure and a few constraints can make life better.

fashion

Out and About in Downtown Ottawa

This is a non-travel travel post, my friends. I’m going to walk around downtown Ottawa and go for tea at the Château Laurier. Want to come?

books

More Bibliotherapy and Other Solace

I’m finding lots of solace this week, my friends. Must have been writing about it last week that meant I’m up to my eyeballs in it this week.

fashion

Playing with Fall Fashion: October Vlog

In my October vlog, I’m playing with fall fashion. Trying to style two old sweaters to avoid buying a new one. Shopping my closet. Again.

life

What Does Solace Look Like?

What does solace look like for you? A warm bath and candles? A soothing and engaging book? A sisters’ shopping adventure? All of the above?

fashion

The Fall Blazer Window

I’m loving these weeks of crisp, sunny fall days. Great for wearing blazers as outwear. I call it the brief and wonderful fall blazer window.

books

My Life as a Girl Detective

As a kid I longed to be a girl detective. Solving mysteries with my loyal side-kick. Asking questions. Following up clues. Being smart.

fashion

Building My Jeans Wardrobe

After years of searching for that one perfect pair of jeans, I have given up. I am embracing the concept of the “jeans wardrobe.”

life

I Need to Get My Act Together.

I need to get my act together, to get organized for fall. So I can get done what I must do, and still find time to to do what I want to do.

life

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Turkey, down sleeping bags, travel, chip wagon fries?