With all my hearts
Fashion with Compassion
by carmen
2d ago
Hearts are my trademarkPerhaps I’m in love with love I bought this sweater recently and wore it on our weekend winter getaway to Crystal Beach. It’s cozy and warm! Love is patient, love is kind You might say, I collect hearts Sending love with all my heart! Happy February! Jeremiah 31:3 ..read more
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Anything Goes
Fashion with Compassion
by carmen
3w ago
Gone are the days we can only wear skirts a certain length to be in style, in today’s fashion scene we can wear anything from mini to maxi, and from skinny jeans to palazzos. No matter what “they” say is “in” or “out” at the end of the day – or rather, at the beginning of the day – we decide what we’re going to put on. It’s very liberating to make our own decisions instead of being dictated by the fashion industry. My mother worked in retail (Holt Renfrew — high-end women’s fashion) for several years after leaving hairdressing due to allergies. She told me they change styles so that people ke ..read more
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I’m a wall flower
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by carmen
1M ago
I certainly wasn’t a wall flower last night for New Year’s Eve! We danced and celebrated! As some of you may know, I teach dance and lead Ceili-style dances, fun dances from Ireland and Scotland, but also from other countries. Red is a festive and cheerful colour that I love wearing at Christmas. Black is elegant and dramatic, my traditional choice for New Year’s Eve. Both remind me of my mom. She had a gorgeous 1950’s red velvet, fit ‘n flare dress (and had one made for me when I was 8 years old). I enjoyed being her mini-me. My mom also had a black velvet three-piece dress – 2 tops (one sl ..read more
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My New Christmas Coat
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by carmen
1M ago
Actually, it’s new for me. However, it is per-loved bought for $20 at a thrift shop. Made in Italy and looks like a fabulous designer coat with a whimsical vibe. I love red coats in winter to brighten up my mood; psychologically, it makes me feel warmer and so cheerful. What colour do you wear to lift your spirit in cold weather? May your days be merry and bright! Wishing everyone a simply wonderful Christmastime filled with hope, faith, joy and peace ..read more
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NORTHERN REFECTIONS: Blue Christmas
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by carmen
2M ago
I’m delighted to collaborate with Northern Reflections again! I love promoting this great Canadian company! This blue buffalo check sweater caught my eye while browsing through their online store. It also comes in red and black which I love, but I decided to go for the blue this Christmas season. “Here at Northern Reflections, we are on a journey towards more sustainable practices. We are embracing decisions to reduce our footprint and positively impact the world around us.” Northern Reflections Made in Canada 100% cotton It has the five “Cs” that I look for in a sweater… Chic Classic Casual ..read more
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Sweater Season: chic and unique
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by carmen
2M ago
One of the things I like about fall is wearing cozy sweaters. This fabulous sweater with a unique design was from Maggie’s Clothing exchange. It has a velvet turtle neck and a bit of bling on one sleeve. The detail with diagonal trim of lace and velvet makes it chic and unique. I paired it with these pants, also from Maggie’s Clothing exchange. I like the trim with silver studs along the side seams. New faux suede booties are perfect for dry autumn days. My canvas backpack is also pre-loved. Something old, something new: My corduroy cap is several years old and my faux suede booties are new ..read more
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These boots are made for walking!
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by carmen
3M ago
I planned this outfit around these burgundy booties; not only are they pre-loved, they are also vegan. I pulled out my burgundy polka dot leggings, added a burgundy hemp scarf and topped it off with my pre-loved burgundy beret. Another casual autumnal look with one of my favourite colours. Berets are perfect for this time of year and I’m glad I have a collection of colours so I can match any outfit. All but one of my berets are pre-loved ($5 or less). These boots are made for walking the trails of our forest, the sound of crunching leaves is music to my ears. Leisurely autumn strolls along th ..read more
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Hydrangeas and Autumn Leaves
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by carmen
3M ago
Ruth’s garden The photos above were taken in my dear friend Ruth’s amazing garden. She gave me a bunch of hydrangeas and I put them in vases in every room. Beret: Zack’s (Canadian women’s apparel) T-shirt: thrifted – made in Canada Hoodie: Roxy (over 15 years old) Heart necklace: Little shop Whidbey Island, Seattle Houndstooth pants: Maggie’s clothing exchange Vegan Purse: Marshalls Non-leather booties: Pre-loved Hydrangeas: Gift from my dear friend Ruth from Church These pre-loved houndstooth pants have a little stretch and are as comfortable as jeans but more style! Houndstooth will never be ..read more
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Faux suede and faux leather pants from CLEO
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by carmen
4M ago
As my friends and regular readers know, I promote cruelty-free fashion and a compassionate lifestyle. People, animals and our planet should not be exploited and suffer. I’m happy that many companies and businesses are getting on the bandwagon, but it’s the consumers that make it happen. What we buy, they will supply. For example: did you know that the fashion trends of the 1920s saved the birds? What we buy and what we won’t buy makes all the difference. These long cardigans were bought this summer at a sidewalk sale in another beach town on Lake Huron. It’s one of those times I can’t decide ..read more
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Orange and White for Autumn
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by carmen
4M ago
Time for sweaters! This pre-loved sweater is made in Canada. The large buttons are off-centered. I paired it with these white cargo pants that I’ve had for ages. It’s a warm autumnal look and we’re enjoying some lovely autumn days in Kincardine. Leopard skechers are comfortable and neutral, goes with any colour. I don’t start decorating for fall until October. This year my theme is orange and white. I’m almost ready for Thanksgiving, there’s so much to be thankful for! In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. mini pumpkins and pumkin spice candle warmer, such a sweet fragrance fills ..read more
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