The Power of Alterations

I’ve written about clothing alterations many times on YLF, and it bears repeating. When an item that you adore is a close-to-perfect fit, and alterable, the question is whether you’ll go to the effort and expense of the alteration. For me, it’s almost aways a resounding YES.

Link Love: The Mending Mentality

From the art of visual mending to how to stitch old things to new life, I liked this blog post about the fact that much thought is now …

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Team Teal or Team Blue

Teal is a dark and deep shade of blue-green, and much like the colour of a spectacular ocean. Some teals are more rich and green than …

Practicing Self-Acceptance

I’m generally a happy, satisfied, confident and positive person, but I also have sad, vulnerable moments, and times when …

Fashion News Roundup: April 2021

Plans for the Met Gala, a certain sandal making a comeback, a new suit rental service, and other news from the style trenches this …

Link Love: Aging Your Way

Writer, director, and producer Justine Bateman has a new book out, Face: One Square Foot of Skin, that delves into why she, and other …

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Add Logic to Your Closet Edit with this Simple Question

Forum member Star recently posted about an interesting wardrobe editing question that she found on the blog, Full Life …

Multiples of the Exact Same Item in Rotation

You might have more than one of exactly the same wardrobe basic in rotation. For example, I have four of the same beige bras, six of …

Link Love: Nail Polish Colour

Not sure which colour to pick for your next manicure? Maybe think of a fun movie colour palette and take it from there. Another novel …

Fab Finds: Shorts, Dresses, Hoops and Tops

Here are casual items that have been winners on clients, forum members, and friends recently as they refresh their Spring and Summer …

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Factors Impacting Your Style

This is an update on an important post I wrote six years ago. It gets to the heart of why style is so personal. Our needs are …

How to Tie a Square Knot

Fifteen years ago I shared how I tie a square knot (or reef knot.) It bears repeating because it’s a simple and effective styling …

Fashion News Roundup: March 2021

Sustainable UGGs, a new Netflix series, fungi-derived leather, and more fashion news that made headlines in March. Adidas is planning …

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