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August 27, 2010

Top 5 Must Have Classic Pieces – #1

1 The Trench Coat Nothing says classic more than a Burberry trench.  The classic colour is tan (left), but black or navy might better suit those with a fair complexion.  One of the nice things about splurging on a Burberry trench is many come with a removable cashmere-wool lining so you can wear it practically [...]

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August 26, 2010

Top 5 Must Have Classic Pieces – #2

2 The Perfect Jeans Perhaps it’s an oxymoron to say “perfect jeans” in the same sentence, but it can be done.  Understanding that my perfect jeans aren’t your perfect jeans, here are a few guidelines you can follow to ensure success. 1. When shopping for jeans, go to a store you are comfortable in and [...]

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August 25, 2010

Top 5 Must Have Classic Pieces – #3

3 Classic White Shirt This is an important closet staple that is both trendy (worn underneath your fave t-shirt) and classic (worn with a business suit). Head to stores like the Gap for high quality, basic cotton shirts well under $50. Back in January, I wrote about caring for your classic, white shirt. Check out [...]

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August 24, 2010

Top 5 Must Have Classic Pieces – #4

4 The Little Black Dress Karen Millen, Matt & Shine Dress, $380 A classic LBD can take you from the office to a cocktail reception in a matter of hours.  SJP it up with a chunky necklace full of baubles and sparkles or Jackie-O it down with a basic cardi and single strand of pearls. [...]

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August 23, 2010

Top 5 Must Have Classic Pieces – #5

A classic woman always has classic items in her wardrobe that keep her stylish in a given year, decade or lifetime for that matter.  There are 5 classic pieces that I can’t live without and neither should you.  If you spend the money to invest in well made versions of each item, they truly will [...]

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May 18, 2010

To Capri or Not to Capri

A close friend of mine recently got into a debate with her bestfriends about capri pants.  One side was that they are unflattering and out of style and the other view was that they are a classic style. I side with the classic argument and offer you the trump card to all fashion arguments: Audrey [...]

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May 4, 2010

Nana Says: Fashion Inspiration

My Irish grandmother is my fashion inspiration–always has been and will continue to be. When I was a little girl and Nana traveled to Canada to stay with us, each morning I would watch her get dressed and help her select outfits and accessories to wear.  Now, at 28 years old, she continues to be [...]

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March 12, 2010

Designer Fashion on the Cheap: Burberry

Dear Neiman Marcus, Hi Neiman, it’s me again. Once again you sent me a lovely email full of gorgeous models wearing beautiful clothes. I adore Burberry, most especially Christopher Bailey’s work on the Burberry Porsum line.  Hello gorgeous! But once again, your outfits are in a price point very much out of my league, $1085 [...]

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March 4, 2010

Designer Fashion on the Cheap: Blazers and Striped Skirts

Dear Neiman Marcus, Thank you for continually sending me emails filled with the riches and spoils of the expensive life.  I also love getting your magazine full of drool worthy clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. In your email today, I wondered if you knew exactly who I was?  While the girl in the picture is [...]

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February 19, 2010

Consignment Stores

I love getting my hair cut.  Not just because I love the scalp massage and being pampered, but because my salon is next door to my favourite high-end consignment store in Vancouver.  Consignment stores are great for girls who love designer but don’t have the paycheque to justify daily visits to high-end retailers. Last weekend [...]

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