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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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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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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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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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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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