Outfit Formula: Maximal Striped Top

Simple striped tops and tees are a fabulous modern classic, and for some a wardrobe essential. This post though, was inspired by my own NOT so simple striped shirt that I’ve loved wearing with white jeans and a citron support act this Summer. Here are the exact components of the outfit, creating a pattern-mixed effect with new lemon mules.

Link Love: Thoughts on Sustainable Fashion

Earlier this year, British publication The Pool published an interesting series called Wear Your Clothes: “An editorial series …

The Pros and Cons of a Small Wardrobe

There’s a good discussion over on the YLF forum about the optimal size of a wardrobe. Of course, there is no one magical number …

Team Waist Definition or Team Waist Surrender

When I ran this poll on YLF many years ago, it was an easy victory for Team Waist Definition. But since then, fluid and oversized fits …

Team Polish or Team Naked Nails in Summer

You are on Team Summer Polish when you paint your toenails a colour all Summer long. You are on Team Summer Naked Nails when you …

The Pros and Cons of Pointy-Toe Footwear

Pointy-toe footwear was at the forefront of fashion for decades, until it completely disappeared in the ‘90s. It slowly made a …

Link Love: Kaftans To Wear Anywhere

I’ve yet to buy one, but every Summer when temperatures start rising above 77° F, I’m seriously tempted by kaftans as a …

Proportions: Skirt, Cropped Blouse & Flats

As I write this I’m wearing a skirt with an untucked top and flats that illustrates a few of the styling strategies I suggested …

Team Bag or Team No Bag

This poll was inspired by a couple of friends who never carry a handbag. This surprised me at first. I thought, how can you not want to …

A Tribute to Summer Style

Autumn used to be my favourite season. I love the textures, jackets, coats, boots, turtlenecks, scarves, gorgeous foliage, and crisp …

Fashion News Roundup: July 2018

A J.Crew plus-size collection, free MAC lipsticks, and more news from the fashion trenches this month. J.Crew has teamed up with …

My Snazzy Summer Sleepwear Update

A few months ago, I recommended Natori sleepwear because the pieces are pretty, practical, covered, substantial, comfortable and …

Link Love: Summer Reading

If you’re looking for some Summer reading material for the beach, your next trip, or just to relax at home on the couch with a …

My NAS Shopping Strategy, 2018

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is perfectly timed for me because I like to shop early in the retail season. I can secure the best …

Your Favourite Styling Techniques

I’ve noticed that there are a few styling strategies that I use frequently in my outfits. The first three pander to my …

Two Pressing Fab Finds

And now for something that isn’t style, but is somewhat style related. I don’t enjoy ironing, but I do it because I like …

Wardrobe Workhorses

A wardrobe workhorse is an item of clothing, pair of shoes, or accessory that gets a LOT of wear. Workhorses can be simple and subtle, …

The NAS Is Here

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 20. Early access, available to Nordstrom card members, started today. The …

Your Spring and Summer Wild Cards

A wild card is an item that is atypical for your style persona, but that speaks to you in some way. Adding a wild card to your wardrobe …

Celebrating Diversity in Style

I turn 48 today and feel extremely blessed. I’m happy, healthy, loved, have dear friends, a wonderful family, the best husband, …

Link Love: The Summer of the Straw Hat

Last time we talked about sunscreen products, but hats are a great way to add an extra layer of sun protection. This time of the year …

Annual Make-Up Update

I love to wear a bit of make-up and do so daily. I find that it adds polish and definition to my physical features. That said, …