Wardrobe Basics

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The other day a client of mine asked me for a list of Wardrobe Basics to help her revamp her closet. While I’ve always had a mental list, I had never taken the time to write it out. I’d like to share this list with you with the hope that it might be helpful on future shopping trips or in building a solid wardrobe. While I have mentioned some colours in the list, I have refrained from assigning a colour to every single item. Some individuals might be most comfortable choosing blacks and whites for their basics, while others might chose navy blues and whites or browns and creams, etc. Colour choices are subjective and should be based on skin…

Secrets of an Online Shopper

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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Living in a city with limited resources and having a penchant for shopping, it was just a matter of time before I succumbed. And now I’m hooked. Alright maybe I’m a teensy bit addicted. Oh sure, it started innocently enough – a few books here, a couple of toys for the kids there. Of course if I look back now, I could see the signs: the umpteenth pair of black yoga pants (did you know that Lululemon ships for free), the cute little tennis skirt (no I don’t play, but I do plan on taking lessons), the bright pink heels from Zappos (I mean, who doesn’t need 4” high bright pink stilettos)….

Best Places to Shop

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I am a shopper. I love to shop – shoes, gifts, furniture – it makes no difference. So I am always quite prepared when people find out what I do for a living and ask me the following question: Where is the best place to shop? What most people are not prepared for however is my answer, which is typically: it depends. Sure I could tell you to get this particular pair of boots here and that particular jacket there and if you are looking for a specific brand of item, you would be quite satisfied. However, if you are looking for a general “best place to shop” then your satisfaction level might drop a little. You see, it’s just…

Breaking the Rules

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No white after Labour Day. Always match your shoes to your belt. Never wear brown in town. Sound familiar? Throughout the years, there have been many fashion “rules” and while some of these so-called rules have changed, many have endured the test of time. So how is anyone to know which rules to follow and which ones to ignore? While I don’t subscribe to many hard and fast rules, I do find that there are certain guidelines that help people with their decision making process when dressing. More importantly, I find that once people understand the reasoning behind the rules, they learn why and how to effectively break them and still look great. If you were to take a look…