Is Mom Cooler Than Me?


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I can't really say... in my case, as my dear Mother is, know...with the ancestors..or...examining the radishes from below, immortally challenged....OK OK PASSED AWAY!! AND it really is not a competition of cool...IS IT? And if your Mother IS cooler than you, well, that's fine too! After all, she's had far more time to curate her coolness! BUT if she's not the avant-garde, funky one, why not bring her shopping, make out like she IS the cool one and seek her advice...'gee Mom, what would you wear this with?'(we love to dispense advice). I'm not taking sides here but...pumping up Mom's ego, kind of makes YOU the cool one!


Why is this cool, you ask? Because you like it, and you're cool. 100% cotton, and the eyelet zig zag pattern on the front mean, it's airy and breathable! The fluttery sleeves add to the feminine feel!

Point Zero cap sleeve shell top (amethyst or white) $65

Cream twill pant (white) $95 (limited sizes remaining)


Turquoise, the stone itself is well known for it's healing powers...that and a mother's warm embrace! Buy this for her and you'll get the win!! Seriously, it's a cheerful, outstanding hue in 100% linen. Another textile imbued with a light airy texture!

Mio Meli crop linen blouse (black, taupe, turquoise or white) $85

B Young crop pant (black) $89



This is definitely, both the epitome of casual carefree and alluring! A varied, open weave top, in a very soft shade stripe, to be worn off the shoulder, or don't! It's nice to sport a look that's both easy and comfortable, yet still fashionable for weekend brunch and varied activities.

Ganji stripe linen/cotton blouse (blue or pink stripe combo) $55

Jag Ainsley Bermuda short (grey, navy or jungle palm) $69


These fresh, light efflorescent dresses would be simply brilliant for Sunday brunch with Mom, for either of you. Completing the look with a hat, has all the appearance of 'I just came from teaching Sunday school'.

Mio Meli oversize printed dress (olive print or white print) $115

M printed dress (white/blue) $95



Sometimes you catch your Mother flirting and it's a jaw dropping experience, even if it's with your Dad! (Am I right?) Come on, that's probably how you came to be! Anyway let her be! Mom deserves to have her fun too! This top is just as cute (if not cuter) from the back! An easy transition piece for office to outdoor patios! Inside where there's AC or outside with a shawl draped over one shoulder!

Soya Concept strappy shell top (sand combination) $45

Soya Concept drawstring pant (aloe green or toffee brown) $85


Skip the flowers, they simply wilt and die! These adorable, and effortless pants are bouquet enough. Needless to say they need nothing elaborate on top. Wear with a simple tank top, add a crop cardi and change of shoes to slides. I love the added belt loops; get creative, wear a scarf through the loops, or one of your necklaces! (Find something on sale right now at Plum).

M printed linen pant (olive) $65

B Young tank top (6 colours) $29


I could totally envision my own Mother having worn this dress, 'back in the day'! And back in the day (abundantly popular in the 50's) the 'house dress' was designed to be convenient, comfortable as well as attractive, while 'Mom' took care of her house duties. Bring this up to current times, with a very red hot pair of Mary Jane shoes, bold lipstick and no other makeup; or even a casual, simple espadrille would work just fine and hair pulled up in a top knot. Maybe add a belt for more definition and a wide brim hat and evenings, add a jean jacket. Regardless of how you connect the dots, the print has ubiquitous appeal.

RD button front dress (black dot) $64

What fun things do you love to do with your Mom? Shop for shoes, makeup or simply shop? Maybe camping or crafting? Or perhaps she likes to clean your clock with a fierce game of Scrabble. Just remember, while both are 4 letter words...C-O-O-L is worth 6 points, where K-I-N-D is worth 9. Something to think about!!

For me, every day is Mothers day!!

Suzanne M.

Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a Mother ~ Unknown

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So valued is the Mother/daughter relationship, yet does not always consist of 'a Mother and daughter'...think...big sister/little sister, best friends, older cousin/younger cousin, aunts and nieces. Thinking the time I was 19 years old and going for my first big job interview, my mother loaned me one of her dresses.  Despite the many many decades age and style gap, she managed to help me look, more like a grown up, ready for a job, woman. Today we are so fortunate; with a multitude of styles that seamlessly cross over the generations. (It's no longer required that a 50 year old, look...50)...current styles are more ageless.  And Plum is THE place where there is no gap; the place for multigenerational shopping where you will both find styles to suit your unique personalities.


What do these lovely women have in common? It's not their size, height or age....other than they're mother and daughters, they all shop at Plum. Our society has become far more ageless, and our fashions reflect that. Although personally, I stay away from mini skirts. But that's just me!



Don't waste your time raiding your mother's closet, just go shopping with her instead. Saves having to explain where 'it' went. Above are some very professional styles; jackets that can move from office, event, meetings to weekend wear, with a bit of tweaking.



These are not 'MOM JEANS' these are jeans that will fit your Mom, (or aunt, or cousin)! Current denim styles suit and fit everyone. They're designed to look great and fit to accommodate a 'real' body and movement. Note the raw, unfinished hem, and harem style work for everyone!


What is your Mother's best quality? Mother's often possess so many wonderful qualities, hard to pick only one. My Mother's middle eastern heritage meant we enjoyed many wonderful meals, she had enviable full lips, that made Molly Ringwald look like Paul Ryan and her love of fashion meant she had quite a charming collection of interesting hats (to name a mere few). If you're a Mother and you haven't introduced your daughter to Plum, what are you waiting for? After all, you're the Mom...the original 'know it all'(and we love that)!

Yours in fashion passion...

Suzanne M...

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Needless to say Mom's job does not end at 5:00pm....try 5:00am, or 3:00am...whenever needed. A seemingly endless job with no salary (preschoolers make more with their weekly allowance). However then of course, there is the 'outside' job that pays the bills, where an entirely different wardrobe is usually required. The workplace of today is far more transverse than in days past and what was once not appropriate (ie: wearing jeans) has all but changed with sometimes unspoken or unwritten requirements. Then to complicate things, along comes summer and we feel compelled to wear our sandals and tank tops....what are the options? What is acceptable, comfortable...YOU!

Lets have a view at some of Plum's great suggestions for the 'out of the home office' choices:


Wanted: A dress that can be put to work, or taken out for drinks later....position filled. This dress easily works for multiple occasions and presents a very polished look.  Perhaps the office air conditioner is unpredictable or you're on the road at different locations, easily add a jacket or a cardigan to accommodate various environments.

Simone v-neck flared with pockets (white/grey or white/navy) $129


Many work environments now accommodate jeans (or jean day).  However, keeping them on the 'neat' side is usually an unspoken rule or offsetting their worn look with a very sleek contrasting jacket and heels. can make it work.  Accessories possibly should be kept to a minimum unless you're working in a creative field. Don't we all wish our office was out in the sunshine! The scarf adds a bit of individuality without being too distracting. And the linen jacket is such a go to piece for this time of year.

Tobias buttonless linen jacket (black, mustard, white) $179


Perhaps your work place is of the traditional nature. In which case, you feel the need to invest in the ubiquitous trouser. Perfect with a blouse or simple button top and flats or possibly slingbacks.

Tobias slash pocket pant (beige, black or grey) $95


Here is yet another work appropriate dress featuring a lovely, abstract light print. Also great for the Mother's day are taking Mom out, aren't you? No pressure! ;)

Numph garland zigzag dress (lavender fog) $145


Not to be outdone by the ubiquitous pant, is the knee length, peg skirt. The skirt is yoga (which is synonymous with comfort). However Plum has other skirt options, pull-on is another great option for ease and comfort, helping retain the feminine feel if this is your goal, along with providing for a day of movement. Paired with this lovely lace blouse, keeps things light and in keeping with the season.

Yoga pegged skirt (rinse indigo) $84

H&D Lace blouse (black or white) $75

Whatever your workplace (home, office or even your car)...finding the right combination of appropriate work wear is important for being able to put your best foot forward and feel comfortable with who you are and where you are. But lets not forget to call Mom to thank her for helping you get where you are, because no doubt she played an important part.

"Being a full time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...since the payment is pure love." Mildred B. Vermont

Yours in Fashion passion....

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