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 answers. Categories range from clothing and footwear, to cities, to TV shows.

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 …

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, …