The Expiry Date of a Highly Elusive Wardrobe Item

HEWIs, highly elusive wardrobe items, are items on our shopping list that that take ages to find. Sometimes the specific thing we want simply doesn’t exist, and other times it isn’t available at an affordable price point.

My Olive Capsule for Fall and Winter

I mentioned recently in a post on wild cards that I added olive items to my wardrobe to refresh and evolve my style for Autumn and …

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Link Love: The Tall Boot Trend

One of the F/W 2017 trends I’m super excited about is the return of knee-high boots. I’ve been browsing Angie’s …

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Solutions for Foot Issues

Many of my clients are picky about their footwear in order to ensure foot comfort. Their ages range from 30 to 80 and their foot issues …

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Five Missed Retail Opportunities

I was a retail buyer for many years, and understand that retailers can’t please everyone. Their “open to buy”, or …

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Team Summer or Team Autumn

We’re about to say goodbye to Summer and head into Autumn so we’re taking a poll on Labor Day. Do you prefer dressing for …

Fashion News Roundup: August 2017

A shade of purple in honour of Prince, Target’s new maternity clothing line, jeans from Everlane, and other style stories that …

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Link Love: Clothing Maintenance

Banoffi and I both thought that this New York Times article on How to Take Care of Your Clothes had some good tips. I’m strangely …

Sticking to a Wardrobe Budget

I highly recommend setting a wardrobe budget so that you can track and control the amount of money you spend on this area of your …

Repeating Outfits

There is nothing wrong with outfit repetition. It simplifies your life and increases the cost-per-wear of wardrobe items. It …

Five Laundry Tips

I enjoy taking care of laundry because it’s satisfying to keep clothing looking pristine and new for a long time. I believe that …

What to Wear on a Long Flight

I help my clients put together their travel capsules, which means deciding exactly what they pack for a vacation or business trip. What …

Link Love: The New Bags in Town

If you are looking for a weekender bag that is both functional and fun, then have a peek at this round-up. Versatile good-quality …

My Sunburn Story

As a pale-skinned Nordic teen in the ’80s, I envied the girls at school who were tanned because that was perceived as attractive. …

My Eight Favourite Skincare Tips

I believe in taking care of your skin at every age. My late Mum was vigilant about skin protection and skin nourishment, and …

Link Love: The Importance of Store Design

AnOther Magazine shows us five of fashion’s most remarkable store interiors. Meet Clarisse Demory, the creative director who is …

Appreciating Footwear That Goes the Distance

Today is Appreciate Your Extra Comfortable Shoes Day on YLF.  My low-volume feet need cushioning footbeds, very soft leather, a …

Invisible Belts for Trousers and Jeans

If the waistband on a pair of trousers or jeans is slightly too large, they will slip down. An alteration can prevent this, …