Valentine Colour Tips for an (at home) Date Night

Valentine’s greetings go back as far as the Middle Ages, but written versions started appearing after 1400. Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote the oldest known Valentine that still exists today in 1415 to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. By the mid-18th century, it became common in many parts of…

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The Bare Shoulders Look

When did it start? What did it develop into and why might you want to try it in 2021? (Here’s a super quickie history for people who are interested… but not that much) The off-the-shoulder look began around the 1840s and was somewhat of a status symbol. Dresses with bare shoulders were quite constrictive (remember,…

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Making Your Clothes Last

The fast fashion industry thrives on you not taking care of your clothes. Clothing is made cheaply so that you can buy many pieces for very little money and you won’t mind when they fall apart in the wash. The point is to wear that cute top a few times, toss it and start again.…

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Parenting and Body Positivity

My teenage daughter asked me if I would do a YouTube workout program with her a few days ago. I thought it sounded like a fun way to spend time with her with the added benefit of getting some exercise so I said sure. The 25-day program is touted as an “hourglass” workout. It focuses…

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Crop Tops : Yes You Can!

I know, I know. The crop tops of the early 2000s looked super cute on flat-tummied Britney Spears types with their low rise jeans and maybe that’s still what comes to mind when I mention crop tops. If so, you may think that’s not a look you can (or want to) pull off. Well, the…

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