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What is Business Casual?

Hello everyone, With the new way of working over the last several months, online,  that changed for a couple of months into returning to physical office spaces only to revert back to mostly working remotely using various video conferencing platforms, the subject of what to wear is on many minds. Or it should be. Pre Pandemic, North America was leaning more to a resurgence from the dress down culture to more corporate dress especially in traditional businesses.

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How To Dress Up Your Jeans

Well the truth is, there are not too many party invitations being sent out these days but let’s look to the future….. many would have said : dressy casual attire So, this may be good news — STOP before you head online to look for new outfit components. You may be able to create a dressy, fun, festive casual outfit for get-togethers by starting with a pair of jeans that are already in your closet.  Since most of

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PRINTS FOR THE WIN

Wearing Prints for Personal and Practical Reasons PRINTS ARE VERY PERSONAL If there was a lineup of prints, you could quite easily spot one you like and quickly reject the ones you don’t like. Sometimes you’re attracted to a print because it reminds you of a loving person from your past. The thought of wearing that print brings you the satisfaction that can’t be explained.  For me, it’s this shirt of my dad’s that I have

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Boots, Booties, and More Booties!

You’ve seen them everywhere: Ankle boots or booties are still taking over everyone’s fashion feet. Especially this season. There’s so much to love about them. They’re comfortable and easy to walk in depending on the height of the heel. If I could, I seriously would wear them all year round. They’re that awesome, and add to your style and are comfortable when selected properly.   There are so many different looks too – from chunky

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Layering: The Art of it All

If you’ve ever wondered how some people do such a great job of layering clothes or accessories and getting such great results, this is the season to sharpen your layering skills. As you’ll notice, layering is really the magic element in any outfit, especially and more easily in the fall and cooler months.  Here’s a quick guide for you to start layering your way into fall. Layer Colors  As you put an outfit together, see

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Upcoming MasterClass

STYLE WORDS.. the answer to getting ready for your life…. Check out this video where I talk all about my upcoming MasterClass! Message me for more details and to register your spot

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Letting Go

Letting Go.   Yes it is Oh so hard… Everyone experiences opening their closet door and seeing items that they haven’t worn. Could it be that it’s time to let go of some things? Or do you think you should give those items a few more chances?   Some possible benefits of letting go:  Your chances go WAY up for seeing the things you love and want to wear. This just doesn’t cut it! There may

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Transition Talk…..and My Personal Favs.

All of a sudden your favourite summer pieces are looking a little out of place. The temperatures are still warm but fall is definitely on the horizon, leaves are on the ground and that fresh crispness is lofting around. You’re starting to feel a bit self-conscious or doubtful perhaps wondering if what you’re wearing is still appropriate. Or if not, good for you. I get asked this question all of the time. In fact, one

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Undergarments – The Hidden Truth

This is a re-write of an article I wrote for Real Women Canada a few years ago.  I decided to update and share since it is a constant topic in my consultancy & among friends. One worth discussing. As a wardrobe consultant who has been in many a closet and drawer, I am amazed by the state of most women’s lingerie, in this case, I think the term underwear seems more accurate. The looks and

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The Fashion Evolution – Keeping You informed!

This has always been my favourite time of year. Seeing the yellow school buses rolling getting fuelled and the mechanics OK for the inevitable return of school. Fall fashions owning the news, storefronts, magazine pages and our list of Must Haves on our mind. There is no need for me to say that things are different, We are all only too aware, they are. Buses are out there getting ready for their task of safely

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Oh My Gosh! Everything’s On Sale

‘Tis the season….for sales, sales, sales.  Now this can be an amazing opportunity if you need a few summer items. It can also be a time when emotion defeats logic because you see the word SALE and have an immediate need response. And you probably haven’t been shopping much lately so this may just trigger your FUN emoji. Several emergency calls from wanting / needing clients have resulted in calm, clarifying conversations with a ‘what

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MASKING IT

It seems there’s another elephant in the room. Let’s talk about it. Wearing a mask. This is by no means a debate or a judgement piece, this is about wearing a mask and how to do so confidently. Those of you who know me, know that for the last several years I have worn glasses full-time, if it isn’t my regular glasses, I am sporting my prescription sunglasses.So when all of this happened and masks

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Breaking Up Earring Envy

Ouch. When doctor stitched up my ear lobes so I could do it all again… it was so worth it. Big, organic, vibrant earrings were my signature all through university. And then in the early 2000’s I contracted a virus in my eye and could not wear contacts ever again, so glasses became my forever, every day accessory. Necklaces also were starting to attract my attention so the shift was natural. Away from earrings and

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Wear Your Whites NOW

Yes you can wear white jeans. I know it. Patience is the secret sauce on that topic, however….. White jeans are in a clothing category all to themselves. They’re a sign of warm weather and fun, carefree times; a classic that won’t ever go out of style; and a wardrobe staple with all kinds of versatility especially after the long, hazy, warm days of summer……. Going to a party? Dress up your white jeans! Knocking

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GETAWAY ESSENTIALS

GETAWAY ESSENTIALS FOR PACKING: Now that things are a little more relaxed… Finally, it looks like life is resuming. Some of you are still a little hesitant about going back to former practices and routines, as I am, being candid here. While others of you are taking things in stride and getting away, somewhere, anywhere you can. Great. A change is always good. While you probably have packed for many trips in your life, now

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The Thing about DOTS……..

I just love polka dots, you? It must go way back to when I wore polka dot headbands trying to keep my hair in order ( that didn’t really work well) or the little socks my mom would put me in each Sunday as we went off to mass. Or just the overall cheerfulness of them. Here’s my dot story. So back two seasons, when meeting in person was fun and anticipated warmly, I was

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The Arm Stuff…

If you know me then you know that I love accessories and I believe in their value 110%! The easiest and most fun way to expand your wardrobe, once you have the basics, is through strategically purchasing and using your accessories which include necklaces, bracelets, watches, scarves, and earrings. Accessories can include your footwear, gloves and handbags but for this particular article it is all about jewelry. Bracelets for starters.  (How can I resist  a

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Ear caNdY

As I said I loved and wore earrings every single day and then I didn’t. As I moved out of my career as an educator and into image consulting, more into current styles and being more on trend, I moved away from earrings and found myself in a love affair with necklaces– all shapes, sizes, lengths, styles & mediums. Statement necklaces worked well with the simplicity of other basics, I loved that as it suited my classic with

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Brand You.

You are ready for a career transition? A new one as things shift in our new world? Are you pivoting your business to be more inline with the needs of the times? Are you actively interviewing for new jobs? You need to influence people and make strong first impressions. Establishing a personal brand that is consistent across all areas of who you are is vital is sending a strong, authentic message. This is your image.

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Wider & Wider…..

Crop full bottoms are a hot  trend this coming Summer. Will you wear them? Have some from back a few decades? Here are a few looks I snapped a few months back while researching trends in Toronto. As is the case many a things fashion and new styles, it’s all about footwear and proportion And feeling like you #ownthelook.. Being petite, 5’4″ or under may not mean this trend is not for you. Wide legs

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