the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: December 2018

The Shoe Edit

The Shoe Edit

How do you organize your shoes? What is the best solution for your collection of beautiful high heels, kitten heels, pumps, stilettos, platforms, peep-toes, wedges, flats, espadrilles, slingbacks, loafers, sandals, and sneakers? Do your shoes have their own designated closet? Do you employ a hanging apparatus, a tier on the […]

The Sales

The Sales

Oh, the Boxing Day sales! Are you shopping today? Enduring the crush of crowds and the impossibility of parking? Or savvily filling an online cart whilst sipping your coffee? My youngest son mentioned to Santa that he would be well advised to shop the post-Christmas sale for […]

Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

We awoke to glorious sunshine this Christmas morning. And, unlike most of Canada, we have a green, rather than a white, Christmas. Coming from Saskatchewan, land of snowbanks, all I can say is, Thank goodness!  You don’t have to shovel rain. Christmas was a more low-key affair […]

So NYC

So NYC

A vintage wardrobe built on the classics has the advantage of never being in or out of style, but beyond it. Even if I don’t necessarily follow fashion trends, I know what’s in style, and sometimes pull out pieces from my closet that are trending—velvet, animal prints, top […]

Gift It or Keep It

Gift It or Keep It

It’s Christmas party season. This presents an interesting beauty conundrum: you want to look your very best, yet Christmas can be stressful, you are probably not getting enough sleep, perhaps eating and drinking more than usual and exercising less, and there is just no avoiding […]

Christmas Cookie

Christmas Cookie

The problem with getting your Christmas baking done early is that it doesn’t last until the big day (at my house at least, but I have two teenage sons). The Cranberry Shortbread was just too delicious to leave lingering in the tin. Fortunately, I’ve got […]

Now 9

Now 9

Christmas came early. Readers will know my adoration for the MaxMara Whitney handbag. I have amassed a rather sizeable collection in various colours and sizes, and although I have many other fabulous bags in my handbag wardrobe, the Whitney has steadfastly remained one of my favourite […]