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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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New Year’s Style Resolutions
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Resolution: (rez-so-lu-shun) n. You got this. We all make resolutions at this time year. Some are overly ambitious, some are incredibly obvious. Some we keep; most we don’t. I’d like to give you a short list of fashion resolutions I hope you’ll be able to keep in 2018. These tips will help you st...
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Where do you shop?
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Where do you shop?
Shopping season is in full swing. As you prepare for Christmas or Hanukkah, I’m interested to know where you shop for friends and family. In most cities, the really interesting boutiques are the small, independent shops in trendy (or not so trendy) areas. Here you will find unique brands an...
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Who are fashion shows really for?
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Who are fashion shows really for?
The September fashion shows have come to an end. This is the time when designers showcase their new looks for Spring/Summer 2018. Well, most of them do. Some showed “see now, buy now” looks ready for immediate purchase. As the fashion industry contemplates the future of fashion weeks, the shows, ...
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Review: Poppy Barley
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Faithful readers will recall that I just posted a story on my latest Poppy Barley acquisitions… but that was before I had a chance to wear them. (Spoiler alert: They’re amazing!) When Kendall and Justine Barber started Poppy Barley in 2012, I and my husband became enthusiastic support...
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