Fashion File

Festive frocks

Dec 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Whether it’s an office party, a charitable special event, or formal family dinner, chances are you’ll be getting dressy this holiday season. What...

Faces over forty

Nov 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Around age 40, most women start to notice changes in their facial skin. The top-most layer of subcutaneous fat thins and we lose any last vestige of “baby...

Are designers crazy?

Nov 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

Have you ever seen images from the Parisian catwalks and wondered “who in their right mind would ever wear that, much less pay thousands to do so?”...

Make your leather last

Nov 1, 2018 / 6:00 am

If you follow this column, you know I am a fierce proponent of investing in quality and taking care of it. Leather goods epitomize this principle. Well-made...

Fitness fashion

Oct 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

Sara Smith knows workout wear. The kinesiology grad and head trainer at OrangeTheory Fitness admits to having over a dozen pairs of runners. “I basically...

Holes in your head

Oct 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

A few months ago, my column on tattoos spawned several comments from readers who felt body art is a sign of attention-seeking. It will be interesting to see if...

Sell your style on eBay

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

You may be harbouring a load of dough in your closet. If you have designer duds you no longer wear, convert them into cash by selling on auction site eBay....

Ode to the fall sweater

Sep 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Autumn is on its way, and this season has always been my favourite. In childhood, it brought the return to school (yes, I was a huge nerd!), the bounty of the...

Worth every penny

Aug 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

The maxim “you get what you pay for” isn’t true in all cases, but when it comes to today’s world of fast fashion, there are items worth...


Aug 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

I feel for young women these days. On one hand, it seems society is becoming more accepting of diversity, and yet on the other, the pressure to look...

What's inside your bag?

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

Decades ago, handbags morphed from simple satchels to bona fide fashion statements. While style bloggers wax poetic about the latest trendy leathers, logos and...

WTW: Okanagan wedding

Aug 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

What to wear to an Okanagan wedding 'Tis the season for outdoor nuptials, and we are in the midst of Okanagan wedding season. With sunny days and long warm...

24/7 jewelry

Jul 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

In a previous column on time-saving, I mentioned the concept of wearing certain jewelry pieces every day, all the time. In addition to sparing valuable minutes...

Do you tattoo?

Jul 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

My tattoo doesn't mean I have an unhealthy obsession with fruity condiments. It stands for initials of my son, my husband and I, and if you were to see it...

Pages of fashion

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

Fashion magazines had gotten a bad rap for presenting impossible ideals of feminine form. I used to not be able to flip through one without feeling like a beast...

Your camping wardrobe

Jul 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

It’s an Okanagan summer tradition — hitting the open road, finding a secluded forest, and pitching your outdoor home for a spell of unplugged...

What not to wear

Jun 28, 2018 / 6:00 am

For every fashion “do," there is a “don’t." You’ll see these kinds of negative lists all over the media and on every topic,...

Save smart on eBay

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

I’m a huge advocate of online shopping, especially for finding good deals. One of the best places to do this is auction site eBay. EBay was the first...

Confident nursing in public

Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00 am

It saddens me that this column might attract controversy. The topic of nursing in public is, so unnecessarily, littered with landmines — from the...

Season of the bride

Jun 7, 2018 / 6:00 am

Okanagan summers are made for sunny get-togethers with friends and family, so it’s no surprise that June, July and August are the busiest season for...