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Nordstrom Rack arrives in Edmonton
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Nordstrom Rack arrives in Edmonton
Hurray for Nordstrom Rack! The Edmonton store opens this week, and it’s everything we could hope for. For the record, THIS is what an off-price store should be. A great collection of topline designer fashion, and lesser known brands, all at steep discounts. Nordstrom is already my favourite depar...
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The French Girl Style Myth
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The French Girl Style Myth
The world is fascinated by French girl style. After all, who could possibly be more chic? I, myself, have read many books and articles proclaiming to decode French girl style. Why is it so mysterious and perfect at the same time? It wasn’t until I was actually in Paris a couple of years ago that....
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5 things to do today
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5 things to do today
Loyal readers will have noticed it’s been a while since my last post. I took some personal time to deal with a hectic schedule and some health issues. But I’m back and ready to talk about style for mature women. I was recently asked about things that women can do to refresh their style. It’s...Co...
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Discover your style
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Learn the basics of style, shape and colour that work best for you. Stop wandering the mall aimlessly and buying clothes that don’t work for you! Learn how to invest in classics and have fun with of-the-minute trends. This is a foundational course that will help you edit your wardrobe, give you m...
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Stylish fashion for mature women
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I recently came upon The Bias Cut an online store based in the UK that features stylish fashion for mature women that’s neither frumpy nor mumsy. The accessibly-priced clothes are cut to fit a woman’s body and range in sizes from UK 8-16 (US 2-12) in most pieces, although some go to U...
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Where’s the style in fashion?
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Where’s the style in fashion?
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of the street style trend. It works for a comparatively small demographic, yet is pervasive. Isn’t its 15 minutes of fame up yet?! Ripped jeans, graphic t-shirts, ballcaps… fine for a weekend hanging out but not for virtually any o...
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Saks in Canada
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One of the great experiences of my life was my first visit to the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City. The historic building, the gleaming showrooms on each floor filled with the most luxurious brands in the world, and the mind-blowing shoe department that has its own zip code… heav...
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Why I love Paige denim
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Next to swimsuits, shopping for jeans is the ultimate torture test. Ugh. What should be our go-to casual pant becomes our worst shopping nightmare. Nothing fits. Denim is too heavy. Bags at the waist, pinches at the hip – or vice versa. Well, fear no more, gentle readers. Last year I discovered P...
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Dress up!
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With all the talk about Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding, we’re seeing images from other royal weddings and lots of photos of events that Kate, and now Meghan, are attending. What I love about British society is that people know how to dress for the occasion. You’ll never see s...
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Keyboards: the new cloaking devices?
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Keyboards: the new cloaking devices?
One-third of women fear loneliness more than a cancer diagnosis, says a recent Forbes article. This doesn’t surprise me. Allow me to divert from my usual blog about style… because I think this is an important topic, not only for women, but also for society as a whole. Is our dependenc...
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