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Where to Get Good Wet Weather Wear in Vancouver, BC

Rainy days are here again and great rainwear is an essential part of any Wet Coast wardrobe. Here are my top three places in Vancouver to get good (read: stylish) gear!

1. Lord’s Shoes (women only, sorry guys), Gravity Pope, Nordstrom and the Bay for rain boots. Check out Aquatalia, Dav, Cougar and Hunter brands.

2. Lord’s […]

Getting Dressed on a Dime

I recently did a presentation for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s “Leaders of Tomorrow” program and, as always, offered an opportunity for the first six students who emailed me to get thirty minutes of my time, on me. Aside from the questions on how to network effectively and how to get ahead faster (the […]

Leading for Gender Diversity: Top 10 tips for men who want to be champions

This morning I had the pleasure of attending a Women’s Executive Network presentation where Dr. Elizabeth Croft, an accomplished mechanical engineer and robotics professor at UBC shared the lessons from her personal journey. She made a compelling case for engaging male leadership as a key component of encouraging gender diversity, particularly in engineering. In less […]

When Everything Is a Trend, Nothing Is a Trend

I admit it. I’m tired of the ridiculous trend lists that come out every season, breathlessly trumpeting what everyone MUST have in their closet. When a list of trends looks like this…

Beachy Stripes, Banker Stripes, Rainbow Stripes, Single Shoulder Cutout or Off the Shoulder, Slit or Bell Sleeves, Khaki/Utilitarianism, Bright Yellow, Bright Pink, White Shirt […]

Four Big Mistakes Singles Make That Torpedo First Dates

Believe it or not, single people on the dating scene all wonder the same thing: “What are people thinking of me when I meet them for the first time?” Although we would love to believe that people don’t judge us on our outward appearance, it’s simply not true. We’re hard-wired to make quick judgments about […]

Rainboots for Every Colour Palette

It can sometimes be challenging to find footwear to complement your colour palette – luckily, more and more companies are choosing to produce rainboots in every colour, from whimsical brights to sober neutrals. Here is a sample set from our Polyvore page:

If you are part of the Winter family of colours (True/Deep/Clear) then a lovely […]

Raincoats for All Reasons

Rainy days are here again and with them comes the joy of choosing the right raincoat for you. Here are some of our best tips to help you make a good purchase for the winter weather.

Like these? Check out our Polyvore page for more information on where to find them.

  1. Fit: As always, make […]

Add New Life to Your Old Pieces

Wondering how to give your wardrobe a boost without a budget? Here are the top three tips for making a shift on a shoestring:

Tip #1: Combinations

Try a new combination: One of the most common wardrobe errors is to always wear the same pieces the same way. Instead of always pairing the same blouse with your […]

Handbag Switching Made Easy

Have you ever switched bags and discovered later in the day that a crucial piece was missing from your purse? Whether it’s feminine supplies, a lipstick, your wallet or day-planner, business cards or a packet of tissue, not having that thing when you need it can be frustrating. Sometimes we can purchase what we need […]

Body Shaming and Sexism – A Deeper Image Issue

You may have been following the Olympics these past days, watching athletes excel in their chosen sports, pushing their limits and inspiring countless others to do the same. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to the contest and one that’s been exposed more often since the advent of social media.

Body shaming isn’t new, and neither is […]

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