Category Archives: Clothing

A Year of Clothes Shopping

I have been inspired by Lucinda Sans, who bought no new clothes in 2013, to ‘fess up to what I bought this year! In 2012, I pared down my wardrobe a lot. It will never be minimal, but it’s not

A Year of Clothes Shopping

I have been inspired by Lucinda Sans, who bought no new clothes in 2013, to ‘fess up to what I bought this year! In 2012, I pared down my wardrobe a lot. It will never be minimal, but it’s not

Canadian Winter Wardrobe: Outdoor Edition

Early winter conditions kicked in last week, so it’s time to assess my winter wardrobe. The Nova Scotia tourism site says our mid-December to mid-March temperatures are 0 to -15C. I don’t do any winter recreation. My only outdoor time

Canadian Winter Wardrobe: Outdoor Edition

Early winter conditions kicked in last week, so it’s time to assess my winter wardrobe. The Nova Scotia tourism site says our mid-December to mid-March temperatures are 0 to -15C. I don’t do any winter recreation. My only outdoor time

Toronto: The Plan

Planning a trip and taking it are two different things, and that’s good – to allow the serendipity in! I have been to Toronto about 8 times, half of them for conferences. Everyone knows that in Toronto, you go up

Toronto: The Plan

Planning a trip and taking it are two different things, and that’s good – to allow the serendipity in! I have been to Toronto about 8 times, half of them for conferences. Everyone knows that in Toronto, you go up

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Are Any Clothes Still Made in Canada?

When I was a kid, almost all of my clothes were made in Canada. Now it is rare to find anything made here. In trying to avoid fast fashion and sweatshop goods, I’ve been looking for domestic lines, without much

Are Any Clothes Still Made in Canada?

When I was a kid, almost all of my clothes were made in Canada. Now it is rare to find anything made here. In trying to avoid fast fashion and sweatshop goods, I’ve been looking for domestic lines, without much

Canadian Summer Wardrobe

What does one wear for a Canadian summer? Sweaters and boots? Check. Shorts and flip-flops? Check. Like every place with a northern latitude, our summers are short and the weather variable. I’ve been to a couple of places where it

Canadian Summer Wardrobe

What does one wear for a Canadian summer? Sweaters and boots? Check. Shorts and flip-flops? Check. Like every place with a northern latitude, our summers are short and the weather variable. I’ve been to a couple of places where it

Spring Travel Checklist

One more quick post before going off to London tonight! The weather reports say that London and SE England will be exactly like it is here this week: cool and cloudy with showers and rain. Although I’d love to wear

Spring Travel Checklist

One more quick post before going off to London tonight! The weather reports say that London and SE England will be exactly like it is here this week: cool and cloudy with showers and rain. Although I’d love to wear

Who Do You Dress?

Who do you dress? Do they resist? One thing that always seems to come up in conversation is what our spouses or partners wear and what we think of it. In particular: women with closets full of clothes who complain

Who Do You Dress?

Who do you dress? Do they resist? One thing that always seems to come up in conversation is what our spouses or partners wear and what we think of it. In particular: women with closets full of clothes who complain

Year-Long Wardrobe Project Complete!

Fifteen months ago I made a full inventory of all the clothes I own, and made a few pledges: Try everything on Keep only clothes that fit now Chuck anything I hadn’t worn for a year or more Wear everything

Year-Long Wardrobe Project Complete!

Fifteen months ago I made a full inventory of all the clothes I own, and made a few pledges: Try everything on Keep only clothes that fit now Chuck anything I hadn’t worn for a year or more Wear everything