uniform

For the past year and a half, I have had a predominantly black dress code at work. Prior to that grey was my ride or die, but not being able to wear it at my job brought things to a stand still. As you know I’m a firm believer in having multi-purpose clothes, which really just ended up meant […]

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stress shopping

                       There is something magic about pumps that even these low block heels can still make me feel wonderfully feminine. Maybe it’s just the classic shape (or the fact that I’ve stepped away from it in favour of booties, sneakers and wedges the past few years) but I am […]

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mind the gap

            As a teenager and young adult I was never afraid of showing a little skin. I worked for American Apparel from age 17 – 20, and the brand  image (plus being surrounded by pretty young things dressing likewise) certainly cemented in me a very bold attitude about what I wore. After a […]

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over the knee boots

            I finally found a good looking + affordable pair of over the knee boots! They aren’t anything fancy (faux suede from Forever 21) but they were a bargain and definitely do the trick. I’ve lusted after a pair like this for years but could never stomach the cost and always had […]

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breaking fashion rules

            It doesn’t take much searching to find a list of fashion “rules” created by well-meaning individuals to save us from ourselves and worst-dressed status. I just discovered my local library has an amazing collection of large, beautifully shot fashion books by various designers and celebrities which I have been tearing through. […]

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home again, home again

         I’m sitting in my living room in Vancouver after 8 glorious days in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The whole trip was awesome – we got a lot of sunshine, some crazy beautiful storms and most importantly so much relaxing. I read 4 books, wore barely any make-up, and ate an astronomical amount […]

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playing with textures

      Three of my favourite textures to work with this fall are suede, denim and leather. The combination of soft suede, tough leather and rugged denim gives a nice variety to this look and is a tie in for a few major things we’ve been seeing for fall. Suede has been everywhere the past […]

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sweater weather

      Right now is the weird twilight zone between seasons where you see pedestrians in everything from shorts and flip flops to winter coats. It’s freaking freezing in the morning and as soon as the sun goes down, but mid day and in the right light it’s almost like summer is still around. I’ve […]

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back to so cool

         I has been years since I was actually heading back to school after labour day long weekend, but regardless this time of year still brings change for all – at least in terms of the season. It all of a sudden got cool (and really rainy) in BC for the first time […]

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