Fashion File

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...

Grey is the new blond

May 31, 2018 / 6:00 am

If you are starting to see more white threads cropping up on your head, guess what? You’re in vogue. The past year has seen a huge surge in the popularity...

Thrift shop treasures

May 24, 2018 / 8:00 am

When I was growing up, our family got a lot of its clothes from second-hand stores. At the time, I was embarrassed thinking it marked me a poor. Now I realize...

One-bag travel

May 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

It is possible to travel with one bag. I’ve spent three weeks in Europe, including a cruise requiring formal wear, and up to six weeks in Asia with all my...

Conquer heel hell

May 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

It is a little known historical fact that the first people to wear elevated heel shoes decoratively were men of the European aristocracy. It wasn’t until...

Spring Into local boutiques

May 3, 2018 / 6:00 am

“After a long nasty winter, it’s time to bring out the colour,” proclaims Tatjana Stepanec of the new Morgane boutique in downtown Kelowna. I...

Simplify your morning

Apr 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

The morning is often the most chaotic part of the day. If you have to rise for an early shift or have a hectic household, you may have only minutes each morning...

All hail the handbag

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

Note: The following includes gross sexist generalizations, so if you are a troller, read no further. Some people — I’ll go out on a limb here and...

Colour of the year

Apr 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

Each year, the Pantone Colour Institute picks a hue to highlight, and for 2018 the colour is Ultra Violet. Yes, that is two words capitalized. For those...

Don't throw It away!

Apr 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

We’ve all experienced it. You have a piece of clothing you love, and then due to use or a stain or an accident, it’s rendered unwearable. Toss it?...

Wardrobe in a capsule

Mar 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Selecting your capsule wardrobe It’s the fashion equivalent of the tiny house trend. Stylish women around the globe are skipping seasonal purchases of...

The most humble accessory

Mar 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

For those who only think of scarves as something your grandma knits to keep your neck warm in winter, you are missing out. Though humble in design, this...

Finding your balance

Mar 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

Everything in moderation, right? Balance is the buzzword for managing your time and relationships, and I also believe balance is a guiding philosophy for what...

Safe, stylish online shopping

Mar 8, 2018 / 11:00 am

Shopping via the Internet is booming, and for good reason. Purchasing from home at any time, without battling crowds, parking, and limited availability of...

Does style matter?

Mar 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

Call it soccer mom syndrome. Hair pulled up hastily into a ponytail, yoga pants and runners on the bottom. Who has time to get impeccably dressed each time we...