leopard print

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According to an online article, a leopard's spots (coat pattern) appear to be genetic (I hope that wasn't an extensively funded study). Also, the report went on...serves the purpose of the very large feline blending into it's surroundings, thus having the advantage over it's prey...on the contrary for us females,  when sporting this divine coat. We prefer to stand out and we CAN change our spots! Heck, we can change our minds, our attitudes, our sheets, apparently even our sex!? So many more advantages (and a bit less dangerous) to being a female than a large predatory cat! Here are a few more!


If you're on the hunt for a print coat this year, this should be the one! It's a perfect length to go with the midi, maxi and as well the mini length dresses or skirts. Great layered with a jean jacket or try them with your favourite jeans and combat boots.

ICHI coat with lightweight pile (leopard print) $149


As soon as November hits, the events begin. This is a dress that will be a seasonal forever dress for so many reasons. Comprised of stretch velvet, easy knee length, side slit, black and a 'suits all' cut. Think about wearing it with a destroyed jean jacket and OTK boots for more casual parties, or invest in a pair of embellished pumps or the hot ankle boot trend and (as above) a velvet burnout kimono for more formal events.

B. Young velvet spaghetti strap dress (black or teal) $59

KW velvet burnout kimono (blue or purple) $59


Looking for a little bit of attention? OF COURSE you are! Well, this is the time of year where it's not only ok but you can expect all heads turning your way. Lots of beautiful stretch lace and slight gathers at the side,  an interesting design feature.

Kaffe Claudia lace dress (graphite) $ 109

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Maybe you like co-ordinates instead...you know, they give you more bang for your buck...one day wear with jeans, another day wear with a pencil skirt or wide leg pants. Above are four fun, interesting and versatile tops that very easily go from festive season to functional daytime wear to Friday night out!

Noble Paris London New York beaded t shirt (black or white) $65

Jane Plus 1 guazy mockneck blouse (ivory or teal) $69

Noble pearls knit top (black, white or pink) $59

Cream Selena print blouse (cream/blue) was $99 now $75

This is a perfect season to 'change your spots', so to speak. A style you've been aching to try but just feel like it's, well...too much, too frivolous or not the 'usual' you? Well, who cares! Life is too short to not wear the mini, funky, tight, plush or wild. After all, no one must like what you wear, more important that they like who you are!

Yours in fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

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Attention fellow procrastinators....fear not, there is still time to grab your coupon* here

Attitude, generally, can mean you have some level of arrogance, self righteousness OR it can mean you're spunky, feisty and spirited. Which is not a bad thing! BUT there is no reason you can't have both types of 'tude...gratitude and attitude. Go on...espouse both qualities, it will truly confuse people! Wear your attitude, but be very gracious. Wear your attitude, but help the old lady across the street with her groceries; sure you might look like you might intimidate even Anna Wintour...but you'd provide life saving mouth to mouth on a kitten....the world needs more of you! Keeps us all on our toes!


You really should try on a little bit of 'sass'! (but not with your Mamma)! These jeans are so incredibly hot, and before you let the words 'I can't' slip out of your mouth...try them on! They have plenty of stretch! Super sleek style that looks fantastic with the contrasting angel white...but so many possibilities. Really stand out style!

Lots of time to talk yourself into these...they're coming SOON!


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A bit of a mixture, a simple t shirt dress...with a twist...literally! A high hip level twist and a small slit adds a bit of spice to the usual knit dress style!

Wasabi+Mint side twist dress (black or burgundy) $69


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Abundant with grand style with some echoes of the Marilyn Monroe era. Not strictly to be worn with solids, a new, bold way to wear leopard print is with different patterns, as if it were a neutral. A basic rule of thumb for this fashion forward look is, keep each pattern within the same colour family. Or also great as a topper, layer over a denim jacket for fickle weather patterns.

Be Young asymmetric leopard print coat (black/brown) $139


So maybe you're not that interested in sass-tude! Here are a couple of great sweaters that are lovely with subtle, muted colours to suit. One covers the grommet and lace up trend really well, while the other mimic's a hand made style with a classic scoop neck. Many more in store to choose from.

Miracle lace v-neck sweater (5 colours) $79

Miracle chunky slub yarn sweater (blue or blush) $75

While some say Thanksgiving has been celebrated for nearly 400 years, really...isn't Thanks Giving every day? And having an attitude of gratitude is what helps jell our society, keeps us from caving during turbulent times.

"Clothes aren't going to change the world, the women who wear them will"~Anne Klein

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Sweaters, feels like a hug, but less intrusive! Plum has loads of them (hug not included)! Check them out online (many more in store)

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Hem and haw!

Hem and haw...a very old expression dating back to the 18th century. Giving verbal meaning to the sounds we make when we're unable to commit to something. Which leads me to skirts...I know, kind of a huge leap. 'Not really' says I. When you're moving from one season to the next, it's very hard to commit to pants, when it's been a monumentally scorching summer. Having had weeks of shorts and dresses...who wants to crawl into a pair of pants? Enter the skirt. But where is your comfortable hem line? I like mine near my knees, but longer means you don't need to worry about nylons (do people still wear those?), shorter means you get to show off your runners legs. Hmmmm, another dilemma;)


This head turning skirt should not be overlooked for the every day because of it's specks of glitter. Dashes of glitter have made their way into main stream as a way to liven up or add a tinge of fun to what is usually ordinary. Subtle pleats add a bit of variation to the length.

Be Young Uldora skirt (light grey) $59


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Going up? Well, let's start with the mini. This is so so cute. This faux suede skirt reminds me of the 70's, when I was a toddler (ahem)...Just a fantastic fabric, excellent suede mimic but with ample stretch and fake button down front, leaving no chance of a malfunction.  And unlike suede itself, it's washable! For now, this is amazing as above with flats but as it gets colder, throw on a pair of tights and ankle boots or over the knee boots.

Orb Parker faux suede pull on skirt (black or dark brown) $60 IN STORE ONLY


And what to wear with your fabulous little mini? Go for something equally dramatic; the bold animal print, either wear it alone and add a wide belt or a tank top and open. Fun little flirty twosome!

Ellison leopard sweater (comprised of Cotton/linen) $89


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Perhaps you spend of lot of time on the dance floor. Oh but don't limit yourself to the dance floor, think...cycling, walking or God forbid, sitting and having a cup of tea! This is a great length (model is tall so it looks perhaps shorter on her), however on me it's near my knee. Very functional and substantial, speckled knit fabric.

Soya Concept flared mini skirt (black speckled) $69


A couple of great options for your flippy little skirt. One a sweet, primitive heart print, cross front, 3/4 sleeve and the other a skim the body type t shirt with some added sleeve detailing.

Wink wink 3/4 sleeve cross over top (black or ivory) $48

W+M t shirt tie sleeve (black, hershey, teal or white) $45

You can hem and haw or huff and puff, however, no matter what you do in the long run, even not deciding, is still making a decision, so realize that unlike some life decisions, hem's can be altered.

Suzanne M.

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