Team Earth Tones or Team Jewel Tones

Earth tones are on trend. It’s been years since fashion and retail gave them some love, so it’s about time. A good retail season is one that caters to many style preferences.

Summer Item Duplication

If you’ve had an exceptional run with some Summer purchases, now is a good time to duplicate some of the workhorses and wardrobe …

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My Flat Substitute for Ankle Strap Pumps

I used to wear pointy-toe ankle strap pumps with a two inch heel a lot in warm weather (sometimes without the ankle strap). The pointy …

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Link Love: News From the Fashion Week Sidelines

Starting this season, London Fashion Week is going fur-free, which means no animal fur will be used in any official runway show or …

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Brands That Deliver Consistent Quality

I recently complained about the fact that quality is consistently inconsistent these days, but there are exceptions to this …

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Consistently Inconsistent Quality

It’s getting harder and harder to find quality wardrobe items. A high price point does not guarantee high quality, and a low …

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Midi Lengths and Muscular Calves

There have been comments on the blog and forum lately about not wanting to wear midi skirts and dresses when you have muscular calves …

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Fab Find: Epoch Foot Cream

Epoch Sole Solution is the foot cream of all foot creams because it REALLY works. I’ve tried many things — even Vicks …

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Fashion News Roundup: August 2018

Two brands branching out into menswear, the top lip colour, Old Navy extending its plus-size section, and other style news that caught …

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Link Love: On the Radar for Fall 2018

Here’s a look at some of the Autumn 2018 trends that are starting to pop up online and in Fall editions of the big fashion …

Five Products That Keep Whites White

I wear a lot of white items, which I like to keep pristine, bright and stain-free. I’m careful with laundry, washing whites with …

Stylish Favourites

Just for fun, today we are sharing our stylish favourites. This is all very personal and subjective, so there are no right or wrong …

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 …