Trend: Waistcoats

Waistcoats are having a fringe fashion moment. This is another nod to the oh-so-on-trend throwback to ‘90s fashion. To recap, a waistcoat is a short and formal tailored vest with front buttons that is usually worn over another layer like a shirt, tee, blouse, knitted top, turtleneck, or pullover.

Trend: Dark Brown

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A New Trench Coat

My much loved citron trench coat finally bit the dust. I got it for my 40th birthday twelve years ago from hubs Greg, so it’s a …

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Link Love: The Evolution of Plus-Size Fashion

Today I’m sharing three articles by Gianluca Russo, a writer who has covered plus-size fashion for publications like Teen Vogue …

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Fab Find: Ilse Jacobsen Tulip Shoes

This is a sublime casual, perforated, slip-on sneaker made by Scandinavian designer, IIse Jacobsen. It’s super soft, very …

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Team Pastels or Team Earth Tones

You are on Team Pastels if you prefer pastels to earth tones, and vice versa. Pastels include any pure colour that has been mixed …

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Fashion News Roundup: August 2022

Renowned Japanese fashion designers Hanae Mori and Issey Miyake have passed away, and other style news that caught our eye in August. …

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Link Love: Good Fashion Reads

I’m sharing three articles on different style-related topics I quite enjoyed reading this week: “The Man Who Amassed 10,000 …

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Adapt Your Wardrobe to a Changing Climate

One of the biggest factors impacting our style is our climate. A wardrobe must reflect our dominant season in order …

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Barefoot at Home: Yay or Nay

I tried something new at home this Summer. Instead of wearing slippers or supportive house-only sneakers, I’ve been walking …

Fabulous Changing Seasons

Spring is my favourite season for dressing and shopping, closely followed by Summer. Autumn is not far behind. I’m not a fan …

Back to Belting

Years ago, when my pants and jeans were mid and low rise, I wore belts most of the time. I tucked or semi-tucked tops to showcase the …

Link Love: Clothing Care Part II

The Guardian continues to post handy tips for clothing care, clothing recycling, and how to buy more durable items: “Laying it on …

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Disappointing Naadam Knitwear

In 2020, I spotlighted Naadam as a sustainably and ethically producing knitwear brand that is committed to making high-quality clothing …

My Strappy Sandal Surprise

Seattle used to have gorgeous warm Summers. No rain, low humidity, sunny blue skies, breezy by the water, and between 23C and 29C (75F …

Team Boutique or Team Department Store

You bat for Team Boutique if you prefer boutique shopping to department store shopping, and vice versa. Online and in brick-and-mortar …

Clinique Volume Mascara

I am prone to dermatitis and eczema, so I’m careful about the make-up and skincare products I use on my skin. One of my …

Link Love: A More Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem

The Guardian asks: “Can we enjoy fast fashion without destroying the planet?“ They also have tips on how to pick a …

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How to Manage an Overly Large Wardrobe

There isn’t a single wardrobe size for everyone, because needs differ. A wardrobe should be large enough to …

Fab Finds: Slippers and Mirrors

Today’s top picks are not the most exciting items, but could be just what you’re looking for. They might save your feet at …

Fashion News Roundup: July 2022

Bourjois returns to the UK, a new fashion documentary, and more news from this month’s fashion trenches. Jewellery brand Bijoux …

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A Small Stitch to Keep Sleeves Scrunched

Nine years ago I shared that I add a small stitch to some of my sleeves so that they stay put when I scrunch them. I think this …