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My Blue and Yellow Period

Wasn’t it Picasso who had a blue period? Supposedly inspired by his “emotional turmoil and financial destitution,” partly triggered by the suicide of a dear friend and by his own struggle to survive as an artist, he painted mostly in blue …

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The One Scarf

Weirdly enough, I’ve been quoting (or misquoting, actually) Tolkien a lot in the past few days. Ever since I found the perfect scarf. The one scarf. You know the line I mean, from Lord of the Rings: “One scarf to …

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What To Do When You Can’t Muster a Half-Decent Outfit Post

It’s official. I am declaring that I have been totally out of sorts for at least a week. In fact, I’ve been downright cranky. Not to mention pouty, crabby, grouchy, snappy, and cross. Sigh. I blame mother nature. I mean, …

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Looking for Sunshine in My Closet

Yesterday, I read a post on my friend Frances’ blog, Materfamilias Writes. She talks in the post about wanting a little colour in her outfits while she waits for spring. “Spring,” I sighed. I am pining for spring too. Or at …

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How to Have a Frugal Spring

It’s grey out today. The skies are grey, the river is grey, the melting snow is grey. The wind is raw, and seems to cut right through you. It might be spring, but it’s not the kind of spring day …

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Hat Dreams

  When the weather is frigid, and the snow just keeps on coming, and there’s at least six more weeks of winter, if we’re lucky. Well, a girl has to do something to survive. Psychologically speaking. I’m sick to death of my …

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Old Friends and New

Psychologists agree, the secret to healthy aging is maintaining strong social contacts. Making new friends, and keeping the old. Same with our wardrobe, don’t you think? A healthy, workable wardrobe means that we acquire a few new pieces each season …

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Is It Possible To Be An Ethical Shopper?

It’s the dead of winter here in Ottawa, the dead time between New Year’s and the return of normal life. Back in the day, I would fill this weirdly unreal time (between the craziness of Christmas, and the start of …

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My Geriatric Closet

Despite the fact that I love to cull my closet, I must confess I do have a number of… ah… older pieces. Items which over the many years of culling I have been unwilling, or sometimes initially willing, but in …

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I think my Wardrobe is Over-Curated!

  These days I’ve been feeling as if I need to shop for clothes. Really. No joke.    For those who think they know me… this sounds like a ludicrous statement. I’m always shopping, aren’t I? But my friends who …

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