January 2020 retail is off to a good start. Lots of personality, some newness, practical fabness with pizzazz, memorable slogans, and discounts offered too. Some items have been winners on clients, some made it into my own wardrobe, and others simply caught my eye. Be sure to browse the colour and size options.

  • Boden Live Well Graphic Sweatshirt: Boden sweatshirts are usually more polished and structured than the norm, and this one is just that. The slogan is aspirational, the colours are pretty, and the quality is fabulous. How can this not be mine.
  • WASH LAB Long Jean Skirt: If you enjoy denim midi skirts, give this a go with a tucked or semi-tucked top. Cropped or welted regular length tops work well too. Fab in motion, and yummy with cowboy boots. Very nice denim quality. Soft, yet substantial. Runs a size big.
  • ELOQUII Polka Dot Neoprene Pencil Skirt: The polka dot on this body-con pencil skirt makes it more playful and less bombshell. Available from US14W to US28W.
  • A.L.C. Lev Leopard Print Asymmetrical Stretch Silk Midi Skirt: The drape on this skirt is SUBLIME thanks to a bias cut and the magic of diagonal lines. Very lightweight and quite versatile. Gorgeous in motion.
  • Cinq A Sept Tess Grommet Double Belt Crepe Midi Skirt: This skirt is for those who like a hard edge and hardware. Works on a range of body types.
  • VEJA Esplar 3-Lock Sneaker: A glitzy pair of sneakers that works well on regular volume feet. The tongue is a little stiff but moulds to the ankle quite quickly.
  • BOBS From SKECHERS BOBS from SKECHERSRain Check: If you love dogs and need a pair of short rain boots, try these. A donation is made to save dogs with each pair sold. They run wide, so size down for lower volume feet. I also added an insole and now they fit well. Lightweight and comfy. They have Yorkies on them, so OF COURSE I had to have exactly these when I was looking for a new pair of wellies.
  • Blackstone BlackstoneHigh-Top Zip Boot - CW96: Blackstone hi-top sneakers are wonderfully warm, comfortable, and cosy for this time of year. Some of their styles run wide, but these are more regular width. If you find a pair that works, they can be life-changing in the dead of Winter. Insulating and casually polished. Easy access side zipper.
  • Banana Republic Supersoft Cotton Crew-Neck Sweater: This beautiful little cropped sweater earned a place in my wardrobe because it's the perfect shade of turquoise AND cotton-rich. It's excellent for skirts and wide crops because it's short and quite fitted. I love wearing it with bright red bottoms. FINALLY, I have a turquoise top, and it's a perfect match with my turquoise Furla.
  • BP Faux Leather Crossbody Bag: A useful and well made little faux leather crossbody at a good price, and comes in three colours.
  • WASH LAB Long Sleeve Denim Midi Dress: This dress also comes in solid grey and denim. It's VERY well made and the fabric is gorgeous. Soft, thick and substantial. The length can be hacked for petites. The style is tailored, but the skirt part is not too tight. You can move. It runs big. The XS is more like a US2-4 than a US0. It fits a range of body types because the stretch and structure of the woven denim moulds to the body. It would have been mine if they made my size.
  • UNIVERSAL STANDARD Josie Short Water Resistant Puffer Jacket: GORGEOUS streamlined and interesting short puffer with a genius cut. So flattering, although maybe a little short on tall gals with a larger bust. The seafoam gets my vote. Available from US00 to 40.
  • UNIQLO Women Marimekko Ultra Light Down Parka: A unique Marimekko lightweight hooded short puffer that comes in two colourways. Arty and maximal in a fun graphic way.
  • Boden Holywell Tote Bag: A beautifully made casual canvas tote that comes in five happy variations. It lies flat against the body and isn't too heavy. Fits well over the shoulder. Somehow it's quite structured. This earned a place in my beach & pool capsule. I have a navy polka dot bikini that works well with it.
  • Kate Spade New York Women's Lucie Cross Body Bag: I have this darling in fuchsia and it's been a brilliant ultra casual and polished nylon crossbody. Weather-resistant and extremely lightweight. Available in olive, and comes in navy at Shopbop. The strap might be long enough for tall gals.
  • Eddie Bauer Women's Sun Valley Down Parka: A practical puffer in a lovely shade of teal. It has a streamlined silhouette which goes a long way to making you feel polished in a puffer. Runs a size big and is available in eight colours.
  • Banana Republic JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Washable Merino V-Neck Sweater: Try this if you like gently fluid V-neck pullovers in a great shade of turquoise.
  • Club Monaco Asymmetrical Draped Top: Beautifully classic, dressy, and with an architectural edge. You need to enjoy a high neckline to enjoy this top. The cuffs can turn back too. Well made and lovely fabric.
  • Banana Republic Water-Resistant Reversible Jacket: SUPER cute reversible weather-resistant jacket. It's boxy in the best way, and looks super sporty with the bomber-style collar. Runs a size big. Well made.
  • Banana Republic Print Slip Skirt: GORGEOUS '90s-inspired slip skirt. The fit is perfect, and it works well on curvy and straighter figures. Fab on apple shapes too. They got the bias cut just right, and the lining is lovely. Very nice fabric that's machine washable. Very easy to wear with a fitted tee, knit top, jacket, flats, boots or sneakers. It comes in an animal print too.
  • Bailey 44 Andrea Striped Midi Dress: If you enjoy a body-con dress with a bit of personality - try this. It will mould to most body types and is very comfortable. The magical diagonal lines do an excellent job of concealing lumps and bumps. Very streamlining. Comes in red.
  • Ted Baker Bluebell Floral-Print Collared Midi Dress: I've ordered this dress, and will let you know how it fits and feels. My body type likes to wear polo tops so I was drawn to the silhouette. The flared and tiered skirt means I can walk fast and not feel constricted. Love it's unique sporty yet romantic vibe. And it's blue - my colour of the year.
  • Joie Emmalynn Dress: I LOVE the look of this easy and elegant shirt dress. Elegant, breezy and very light weight. Cool, covered, and chic. Beautiful for Summer. I will be ordering it soon.
  • Banana Republic JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Oversized Midi Sweatshirt Dress: Sporty Luxe Fabness. I'm impressed with the Japan Exclusive Collection from Banana Republic, and this item is no exception.
  • Banana Republic Vegan Leather Cropped Bomber: This faux leather jacket is fabulous if you enjoy bomber styles, and especially if you like to wear them over dresses and high-rise bottoms. Very nicely made.
  • WASH LAB Pieced Dyed Denim Trucker Jacket: If denim jackets are a wardrobe essential for you like they are for me, you'll appreciate how unique this darling is. The colourblocking has a fun '80s vibe, and the fit is on the fluid side of tailored. Runs a little big. Comes in grey and black.
  • Standards & Practices Nova Tencel Hooded Dress: I haven't seen this dress in person yet, but it looks fabulous. More Sporty Luxe Magic.
  • Banana Republic JAPAN EXCLUSIVE TENCEL Midi Skirt: GORGEOUS fabric, lovely drape, and very comfy. Wear the right welted top with it, and it's a wonderfully romantic and trendy piece.
  • Boden Modern Classic Shirt: Boden has been making my favourite button-down shirts for several seasons, and this one is no exception. It's beautifully made, and the fabric is luxe. It also has dogs all over it. Go Team Dog!

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