Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks: Footwear

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a good one for footwear. There are lots of great boots, sneakers, sandals and loafers, and in a wider assortment of silhouettes and colours than what is typical for the NAS.

Twenty-Five Style Tips, Three Years Later

I’ve been in the fashion world for more than half of my life. I’ve learned so much and it makes me very happy to share …

The Shifting Goals of Conventional Figure Flattery

You can think of garment fit and outfit proportions as running along a continuum wit.....onally flattering proportions on one …

51 Years

It feels like I turned 50 yesterday, but here we are one year later. Time flies by faster each year, which is all the more reason to …

Link Love: Dressing for the Job

“200 Years of Newsroom Style.” The Guardian journalists share the role of their outfits in their reporting (and the …

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Team Pack or Team Unpack

If you’re in the US, we hope you had a wonderful July 4, and are enjoying the day off. I’ve just come back from visiting my …

Fashion News Roundup: June 2021

A new clean denim line, a biopic about Florence Griffith Joyner, and other news from the style trenches this month. Tiffany Haddish is …

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Fab Find: Crest Work Travel Tote

I urgently needed to find a suitable form of hand luggage that would do double duty as a work tote when I’m travelling. I took a …

Trend: Clogs

Link Love: 3 Post-Pandemic Retail Trends

Fashionista reports that as people move out of big cities, fashion retail follows. Even though many clothing rental companies saw a dip …

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Linen: To Press or Not to Press

A recent forum thread that raised a question about caring for linen items got me thinking. Given that linen clothing and scarves crease …

How to Prevent Shoes from Rubbing

We try our best to purchase footwear that is comfortable from the get-go. But sometimes even comfortable footwear can rub, especially …

Checking in: Word and Colour for 2021

Back in January, for the third year in a row, I chose a word and colour for the year. I like the simplicity of a single word to keep …

Team Pattern or Team Solid

There has been a large variety of pattern in retail over the last few years. From bold and bright, to quiet and subtle, and everything …

Checking In: Style Goals for 2021

We are halfway through the year and fifteen months into the global pandemic. I can barely believe how time has flown by. In the US, …

Link Love: The Micro-Core Phenomenon

By now, you’ve probably heard of ‘normcore‘ and ‘cottagecore‘, but Refinery29 reports that “the …

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Colours that Look Fab, But You Don’t Wear

I have a colour-rich wardrobe full of my favourite colours. I wear the colours I love because they make me happy. Colour is an …

The Pros and Cons of Three-Quarter Sleeves

Three-quarter sleeves stop roughly midway between the elbow and wrist. They are longer than elbow sleeves, but not quite …