Outfit Formula: Pattern Squared

I like the visual effect of wearing multiple items of the same pattern close together in one outfit. In other words, there isn’t a solid to break them up unless it’s worn on the bottom. I wore a version of this combination a few weeks ago.

Fashion News Roundup: May 2020

A new activewear line, two household names in fashion file for bankruptcy, and more news from the fashion trenches this month. Adidas …

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Checking In: Word and Colour for 2020

Almost 5 months in and I’m reflecting back on the word and colour I chose for 2020. To recap, I like the simplicity of …

Link Love: Comfortable Quarantine Footwear

These days, many of us are wearing house shoes for a large part of the day, and comfortable footwear like sneakers when nipping out for …

Checking In: My Style Goals

2020 has taken and unexpected and unprecedented turn for most of us. My word. WHAT A YEAR. The world has changed and we’re …

Team Shorts or Team Skirt

Today’s poll pits two hot-weather options against each other. You are on team shorts if you prefer wearing a pair of shorts to a …

How the Pandemic Is Affecting My Style

The pandemic of the novel Coronavirus has changed the world forever. We have to embrace change, rethink our priorities, adapt to the …

Happy Mother’s Day

Twenty years ago this month, my Mama passed away. My parents were living in Cape Town where Mama was unexpectedly diagnosed with liver …

Dressing and Make-Up Routines During Lockdown

I loved this: “I’m trying to make working from home as fun as I can” — what readers are wearing in lockdown. …

Fashion News Roundup: April 2020

More COVID-19 fashion industry stories, a 1949 fashion documentary, and other style news that caught our eye in April. With salons …

Team Mid-Rise or Team High-Rise Bottoms

You are on Team Mid-Rise Bottoms if you prefer wearing mid-rise jeans and pants to high rises, and vice versa. To reiterate, the rise …

Link Love: Nail Maintenance During Lockdown

Last time we talked about hair DIY at home. Today, let’s look at how you can keep up with nail maintenance during lockdown: One …

My 2020 Footwear Edit

The more regularly I edit my closet, the easier the subsequent edits become. So I edit and review quite regularly. It helps me to …

Nail Polish Remover As Stain Remover

I bat for Team Naked Nails and don’t wear nail polish. But I do though keep a bottle of nail polish remover in the house, because …

Street Style, Sheltering In Place Edition

Here in Seattle we’re six weeks into working and staying at home with almost everything around us shut down. Time passes slowly, …

Fab Find: Slip Sleep Mask

Some of of my clients and friends swear by the slip sleep mask to help them fall asleep at night. It’s especially effective when …

Link Love: Hair DIY at Home

With salons and hairdressers closed, some of us are probably considering doing some DIY touch-ups at home. Here are tips for what to do …

My Mega Moisturizers

If you have dry and sensitive skin like me, I can highly recommend these moisturizers. Some of them I’ve been using for decades, …

Fourteen Years of YLF

Software engineer hubs Greg lovingly built YLF for me back in 2006, and on April 5 that year published my first post. I was 35 back …

Changes to My Beauty and Grooming Regimen

Staying at home as our communities shelter and isolate has, to some small or large extent, affected our day-to day styles. I …