• Advice

    Gift Guide 2020

    The Thought That Counts The holiday season is upon us! Every year I feel like it comes earlier and earlier but that’s another topic… Yes, I truly believe it’s the thought that counts. It doesn’t have to be pricey or fancy, just thoughtful. Let’s your loved ones know that you are listening and thinking about them.  This year feels different… with everything that’s going on in #2020, that’s no surprise. We’re all feeling stretched this year – with our time, our patience and our pocket book. In light of this, I’ve kept my list brief, wallet friendly (each under $50) and reflective of the times.  Hope you find it helpful! Click…

  • Opinion

    Shows S/S 2021 RTW

    Christian Dior Spring 2021 Ready-to-Wear YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUbPO4tzPO0 The Looks …the most important piece! The show opens with easy casual designs in shades of yellow, cream, black, and orange in exquisite prints. Elevated lounge wear. Fitting for the times. Unconventional for Dior. These are my four favourite looks for this part of the show. Give me a maxi dress or a kimono, and I’m in love. The embellishment of these two dresses – MUAH! [Kisses fingertips] While they are see-through, which I often find raunchy, I find these to be elegant and sophisticated. Then the show moves into denim blue shades with off white. Keeping with the pandemic derived theme,…

  • Advice,  Outfits

    Seasonal Transition

    I’m born and raised in Toronto, Canada, but I don’t like the cold. Never have! No matter how much time passes, you never get used to it. So summer is my favourite season for weather. But autumn is my favourite season for fashion! Why? There is SO much you can do with fall fashion! It’s the season for boots and booties, suede and leather, scarves, layering, and rich colours… Satin slip dress: Summer-y with sandals (left). Transition to fall by layering over a bodysuit, patterned tights and suede pumps (centre), or dress it down with a tee, cardigan, opaque tights and ankle boots (right). Let’s start with my top 5…

  • Advice

    Fashion Myths

    There are a lot of “rules” around fashion. Some have existed since the dawn on time – or so it would seem and others seem to change all the time. Can I let you in on a little secret? These “rules” don’t really apply anymore. They’re more like guidelines now. Do certain pieces look better on certain body shapes than others? Yes sure – that will never change. Does that mean you can’t break the rules from time to time? Of course not! Let’s find the truth behind these myths, shall we? Myth: Horizontal stripes make you look wider or fatter. Not true… ok sometimes true. It’s the nature of…

  • Advice,  Style

    Personal Shopping

    One of my favourite “hobbies” besides blogging and writing about fashion is – obvi – shopping! I enjoy finding new and interesting items and working them into my wardrobe.  My long-time friend Claudia, a faithful and engaged follower of mine (thank you sweetie XO) was looking for a wardrobe refresh for the coming spring. She told me she tends to buy the same styles and colours over and over again, and wanted to break away from that. She said to me “How do you do it? Can you help me?” And I was more than happy to oblige.  A little bit about Claudia… she is a professional with a young…

  • Advice

    Accessorizing

    You asked so I’m answering! Accessorizing your look can really bring it to another level. You know when you see in magazine’s those “Who Wore It Best” comparisons…? Accessories – without over doing it – are usually the deciding factor. Previous Next Jewelry Adding interesting jewelry pieces to your outfit is a fun way to kick it up a notch! And it can be very affordable. Personally, I like costume jewelry, especially statement earrings, but I also have pretty, dainty pieces. Depends on the outfit – and my mood! Coco Chanel said that once you’re dressed, to look in the mirror and remove one piece of jewelry. While Madame Chanel…

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    Decade in Review

    Hi Fashion Friends! I decided that in addition to setting goals for 2020+, I would reflect on the last decade of my life. Long time, 10 years…   2010 The decade started off with new adventures. I changed jobs in November 2010. I left the accounting firm after 5 years filled with lots of learning but a heck of a lot of hours and too much travel (I was on a plane almost every week for most of 2010 – it was overwhelming).    That summer my younger sister got married… a little bittersweet for me. Of course, I was happy for her but I was also thinking about not…

  • Advice

    Underwear & Shapewear

    This is an area of wardrobe that is often neglected. I’m guilty of it too. So in 2018, I made the conscious decision to improve my under garment collection. Like outerwear, underwear needs to be functional as well as fashionable (even if only few people see it). Panties Thong: I would venture to say essential. There are few things I dislike more than panty lines especially with pants. I wear thongs with pretty much everything, except maybe flowy skirts & dresses in the summer (just in case there’s a gust of wind – you don’t want to have a Marilyn moment). Full back: For the ladies who don’t like thongs,…

  • Advice

    Skin Care

    In my mid-20s I decided that I needed to start a skin care routine in order to fend off crows’ feet and forehead lines. Because Botox is expensive – and yes, I’ve had a limited amount of Botox a few times in the past couple of years. I’m Italian so I’m expressive with my face (and my hands) More on this later. Before I get into it, I would like to point out that genetics also plays a key role here. I’m no expert in the matter but I’m observant. Cindy Crawford hasn’t aged in 30 years! Why? Certainly her skin care line has a lot to do with it,…

  • Advice

    Body Image

    Body Image Pretty much every woman – and even some men – I know struggles with their body image. By this I mean having a positive body image. Women (and men) of all shapes and sizes, even those who are fit or thin as defined by societal “norms”, deal with body positivity. And I am certainly no different. I have mostly positive days, but those rough days drop in from time to time. You know which ones I mean? Those “I feel fat and nothing in my closet looks good on me and I’m never going out again” days… This is especially difficult in the digital age where we are…