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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

I’m learning how to add and subtract layers to make early spring fashion warm and serviceable, and still look good. That’s not easy.

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My Spring Break-up … with Vogue

When you’ve lived on one Canadian river or another almost all your life, like I have, the term “spring break-up” has very specific connotations. And if you’ve lived along the Saint John River in New Brunswick, where I grew up, ice …

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To Dye or Not To Dye … The Decision

To dye, or not to dye? Should I go grey, or not? That was the question I posed in a blog post a couple of weeks ago. I thought I might be ready to go ‘au naturel.’ Or some variation thereof. …

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Spring Shopping Wish List… A Work in Progress

It seems as if spring has finally sprung here. For today anyway. The ice is melting and great sheets are floating downstream past our house. The geese fly in every evening, land on the water, and then go for a …

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This Old Suit: Updating An Investment Piece from Years Gone By

I’m a great believer in investment dressing. When I can afford it. And when a jacket, or pair of pants, or in this case a suit, fits well, is a timeless classic, and makes me feel like a million bucks, …

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