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Should I Elevate My Off Duty Wardrobe?

Last weekend I opened an e-mail from MatchesFashion.com which outlined the “essentials” for great weekend style, and offered advice on how to “elevate” my “off-duty wardrobe.” That gave me pause. “Off-duty wardrobe. I don’t have an off-duty wardrobe anymore,” I …

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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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Shopping Diary: Spring Coat Quest

I’ve been on a major quest to find a new spring coat this year. This year, and last year, and the year before that. I’ve done my research. Pinned lots of images. And over three springs, tried on what seems …

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Thinking Aloud About Clothes

I love to read books about fashion. And this week, I’ve been re-reading, in fits and starts, my absolute favourite book about fashion, The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant. I love that book. I’ve written about it here on the …

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Spring Rite of Passage: Wardrobe Inventory

I don’t know about you, but when the end of winter is in sight I regress. I become the small girl who couldn’t wait patiently for the seasons to change, who longed for fall when it was summer, and for winter …

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Anticipation: Pining for Spring Fashion

Sigh. It’s warm here in Ottawa, people. And has been for a few days. Maybe warm-ish would be more accurate, but above freezing, at any rate. With sunshine. And we’re still in February. The past few days have felt like …

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In the Pink. Ish.

To be honest I’m not always a fan of pink. Of course, I love pink spring blossoms like the ones on our flowering crabapple tree below. I almost missed the blossoms this year because both this tree, and our other …

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Needs Must … Dressing for the Weather

You may (or may not) know that I can get a bit obsessive. I often over-organize. I stress too much about my hair. I get excited about something or other, and jump in over my head. Frequently. So, once we …

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Moving On… Style Wise

Spring is supposed to be a time of renewal, of rebirth, isn’t it? And yet this spring I’ve been feeling that I’m stuck in a rut. Not a big rut. Not a huge car-swallowing pothole that I’ll never climb out …

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Spring Fashion Sorted… Sort of

It’s finally spring. And it ain’t pretty, folks. Not yet. The sky is grey with low cloud today. I can hear the rain pelting against my window. And outside, I see brown grass, bare branches, melting swaths of dingy snow. And …

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