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Midsummer Wardrobe Fatigue

The middle of July in Ottawa is the heart of the summer. Midsummer, you might say. And everything in our garden is blooming like nobody’s business. We’ve had really hot weather, and then finally a lovely soaking rain over the …

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Fashion Math… Summer School

Fractions. Do they still teach fractions in math, I wonder? Fractions, proportion, percentages. I remember, when I was in school, kids rolling their eyes, or blurting out in frustration… “When am I ever going to use this?” Ah… like… all …

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In Praise of Slow Fashion

Contrary to appearances, shopping is not my favourite activity in life. I know that many people, who think they know me better than they actually do, will gasp in shock when (and if) they read that sentence. I love clothes. …

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Best Dress-ed

Way back in March when I compiled my Spring Wish List, I longed for a new summer dress. An easy, simple, casual-ish dress that I could gussy up with heels, if I needed to, or wear with flats to lunch …

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Getting Out More: The Secret to Healthy Aging for You and Your Wardrobe

I have a friend who is currently participating in a longitudinal study on aging. Conducted by McMaster University, the study looks at various factors in our lives which affect how well we cope with aging. She’s mentioned the study to me …

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My “Curated” Closet: Crunching the Numbers

Last week, I wrote a post about my spring closet cleanse and the benefits therein. Usually I “turn my closet,” as my friend Margaret says, make my lists, send some stuff to the consignment store or to a charity shop, go shopping… and …

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Having a Little Work Done… Or Not

How far will you go to look good?  Are you able to venture into the world bare-faced with only a little lip balm, your hair proudly untouched by dyes, straightening gels, or hairspray?  Or maybe you colour your hair? Wear make-up? …

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I’m a bit obsessed with my hair. I’ve been like this as long as I can remember. Partly because my hair is so very hard to control, always going its own wavy way, frequently frizzy, with crazy curlicues in places …

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Twiggy and Me

I remember clearly when I first became aware of fashion. Not just clothes, I’ve always loved clothes. But fashion, as in what was in style and what was not. Grown-up fashion. It was late 1967, early 1968. I was eleven going on twelve, and …

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Early Spring Dressing: Doing the Math

One of the joys of living in a northern climate is the changing seasons. I love it when fall comes around and I can “turn my closet” and pull out my heavy turtlenecks, boots, and tweed jackets after a summer …

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