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NEW ARRIVALS ARE HAPPENING NOW!!

Really...who wears shorts in winter? Except maybe your boyfriend or the guy from UPS? I remember my Mother recounting to me stories of my Father shoveling snow in below zero weather... 'maybe' wearing a jacket. Is wearing shorts or short sleeves in winter 'a thing'? Truthfully, the majority of people wearing shorts in winter are heading south...spot them in the security lineup at the airport, fully ready to get out of the cold and into the warm! And if that happens to be you, make a detour to Plum first; well known for having the best selection of resort wear. Get to your destination fully ready to do nothing but sit, enjoy, relax. 

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Forget about digging out, musty old, out of season clothing. Go shopping. Go home, move garments from shopping bag to travel bag...one and done! Easy. If you select well, you can just go with carry on. T shirts are a must have and Plum has an excellent variety to choose from.

Michelle California print t shirt (white) $42

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And then there's the tank dress....easy to put on; belt it if you prefer a more accessorized look. And with a simple change of your footwear, and jewelry, and maybe hair up, moves into evening for dancing or dining.

Wink Wink tank dress with curved hem (black, mocha, mulberry or navy) $79

 

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Wherever you're headed...there will be 'night'! Sundown 'will' happen and you'll need at least a light cover. Comprised of viscose this is so flowing, light and easy. No buttons...and very long.

acapella oversized open shawl (black, natural or navy) $79

 

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If you're a pants person, do not pass these up. With the effortless flow of rayon, these are going to be your go to pants for the entire season, not just vacation. Long, wide legs, pockets and a truly rudimentary print these will be a breeze to co-ordinate.

Stevie wide leg pant 100% rayon (black print) $77 IN STORES NEXT WEEK

I may not be headed south or someplace warm and void of precipitation, but I do love what's new and fresh and this is just a hint of what Plum has received for Spring. If you're like me and do not like missing out on your size and colour of choice, be the first to get in and check out what's new and needed.

Yours in Fashion passion....

ps...enjoy your trip!

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As you know, all spring and summer stock is up to 60% off...head into a location near you to check out the great deals already in progress.

Do you stare longingly out of your office window (if you have one) at the beaming summer heat and those that wander by in flip flops? No, me neither, I really enjoy the air conditioning...But I must say, I envy the casual wardrobe. This morning sadly, I rode off on my bike so quickly I forgot my work shoes. Thus I must hide my feet all day like they were infectious! In most workplaces, it's just not that cool to wear flip flops to work.  However, there are ways to bring the summer into the workplace without creating two distinct wardrobes.

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Blouses are often thought of as something best kept for the office, school or an interview. However, the one above is so pretty, light and offers a wingspan that makes movement (maybe some fun dance moves?)...pretty enticing.

 

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Pencil skirts are such a consistently great option for an office setting. They're easy to pair up and this one specifically fits divinely with abundant stretch. The botanical print is so fresh and summery! And no reason this cannot be part of your weekend wardrobe worn with espadrilles and wide brim hat. (Also has a wonderful matching top)

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Graphic t's have become mainstream enough that they appear more and more often in the office. However, choose wisely... the 'NAP QUEEN' or 'FREE HUGS' won't help promote your credibility. Or, maybe date night; change into distressed jeans and heels and (as above) a funky clutch. Still chic but with a sprinkle of fun.

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Wanting to keep things simple, comfortable, yet stylish, feminine and professional...this dress crosses over the boundary from workplace to weekend so seamlessly (super stretchy fabrication, shirred back and comfortable length). Seen above with sandals; worn with sling backs or Mary Janes and a lightweight blazer or short cardigan, this will get lots of time outside of the closet!

Summer is here, maybe time off is limited. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the levity of the seasonal wardrobe... light, pretty and often colourful. If in doubt about what is appropriate in your office place, observe what your Supervisor wears...unless he's male, in which case, speak to HR!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

NEW ARRIVALS: Some insider info...no photos available yet but I was able to peruse some of the 'new' stock already in the stores and very soon to come...

  • Tencel shirt dresses (one of my fav. fabrics, excellent for this time of year as well)
  • Bomber jackets are hot right now...to come, a wonderful knit fabrication...which looks great with...
  • gorgeous pencil skirts (not the usual plaid print)...print! ;)
  • and a recut of one of the seasons best selling front pleat dresses..new prints!                                                

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"Changes"

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Until Jan.31, 2016 you could win your online purchase. View the resort wear collection and details here.

The year has begun on a slightly sad note with the loss of David Bowie. A visionary, an explorer of sound and style. One lesson passed on by the icon was don't remain stagnant, try something new, explore, investigate. He did this regularly but without loosing his elegance and signature sound! So we begin a new year, January, the month where struggling to zip up our pants is an Olympic event. A perfect time to check out what's new for the season and the year. Change is in the air!

 

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Start off 2016 with a bouquet of yellow carnations and large polka dots. Pump up the happy with sleeves that emulate the wingspan of a humming bird. Great way to knock down the seriousness of your office suit.

Acapella (made in Vancouver) cape blouse (red or yellow) $85

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Speaking of suits, if your staple jacket ends up in the washing machine by a well meaning spouse....(did I say that out loud?), it's likely time to replace it. Rock it up with broken down denim, or put it together with it's matching pants for work. A wardrobe basic.

Tobias (made in Vancouver) 2 button jacket (black or charcoal) $189

Tobias (made in Vancouver) slim leg pant (black or charcoal) $95

 

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The pattern of this blouse hints at the 70's era. A great look for the adventurous. Love it paired with the long vest, but lends a good, bold spark to the suit jacket as well.

Acapella (made in Vancouver) sleeveless blouse (ecru or yellow) $59

Kerisma Percy long cardigan (black or white) $79

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"Time may change me..."....Once again, a basic style tank invites the fun in with the allover print grandfather clock (or cat) print.

Acapella scoop neck tank top (ivory (cats) or blue (grandfather clocks)) $49

Plum has a wide variety of choices, made right here in Canada, which makes spending our bungee jumping Canadian dollars right here, an easy choice.  And if it is time for some change...in the words of the inventor of avant garde himself..."I don't know where I'm going from here, but I know it won't be boring" David Bowie.

Yours in Fashion passion...

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new arrivals...the first hint of fall!

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Note that Plum's dress and jacket designs are produced in limited quantity, do not miss out on your size or colour by pondering too long.

New arrivals. And no, I do not mean the relatives at the airport with luggage, or your sister's new baby. I mean, fashion, fresh new styles to make your mouth water. Remember the smell of the new Barbie or the new car smell? How excited we get when we purchase new makeup and can't wait to get it home to try it on? Well, the wait is over. Fall fashions are already in the store waiting to bring home. Warm weather aside, there are plenty of things to wear now. But maybe you're like me, and want to be prepared for the weather change.

 

 

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I adore this blouse...It has an air of vintage with the stunning botanical abundant rose images. I had to show you the back, it's simply stunning. So, light and airy. A great addition to anyone's wardrobe, this  is very transeasonal.

Plum oversize capsleeve blouse with back button (green or blue print) $ 75

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A dress that is truly fashion fun. This print is so whimsical, a splatter of black and grey colours allover. Fully lined and features an exposed zip back, curved hem and elbow length sleeves. Totally fresh!

Simone shift dress 3/4 sleeve. (ivory/black or black/ivory) $129

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Since it's almost time to put your pants back on.....you know what I mean...since we've been immersed in dresses and shorts all summer! These are an excellent choice. Made of a fabulous rayon combination, they're so incredibly stretchy, feels like you could do a workout in them...(or perhaps just a nice walk)! Zip front, belt loops, ankle length with side insert.

Tobias stretchy pant with contrast side (black or charcoal) $94

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A blouse with so much potential. Just a great length for skinny jeans, ankle length pants (like the above Tobias pants), belted or open with cami and an eclectic necklace collection. Loads of creative style potential.

Plum long sleeve shirt (black, off white, royal) $82

Having recently had to grieve the loss of some great pieces of clothing that I felt would compliment my existing wardrobe, because of waiting too long to make a decision, someone else is loving them now...I don't wish the same fate for you, therefore go and check out what's arrived already. This is just a taste of what is already arriving.

And if loving fashion is a crime....I plead guilty!

Yours in Fashion passion...

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Being first means, usually people will follow you...For me, at least, the only thing better than chocolate, not requiring diaper changes, is new arrivals. Isn't getting something first such a rush? Don't mind people following your lead or looking for a way to freshen up some portion of your wardrobe? Perhaps you are also a first-a-holic...Do you like to be first in line, first to receive something, first to wear the new thing....whatever the case may be? Plum can easily feed that 'new arrivals' addiction. While Plum's merchandiser might not be 'first born' in her family, rest assured, she's definitely first at discovering new labels, capturing new trends, interesting style features, fabrics and accessories.

Below a few of Plum's recent arrivals...

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Hard to tell if this is a dress or a tunic. And so, in trying to figure this out, it's now become 2 garments!  This is such a unique design because it reminds me of a vneck vest, yet has all the makings of a very feminine form fitting dress. Vneck, wool blend, egyptian print with a very defined waist feature is above the knee in length. Just gorgeous! So many ways to incorporate this into your existing wardrobe with it's incredible fall color palate.

Kerisma wool blend Cleo sleeveless dress $ 149

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Fun is the best way to describe this sweater. And no, no combing is required for maintenance! So soft to the touch, be prepared for plenty of tactile attention. Features an open front with hook and eye neck closure.

Beulah style fuzzy sweater in Vanilla Milkshake $ 99

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What a fetching little number! I had to show the back view because frankly, it has pretty written all over it with that back detail. Can you not see this translating from daytime activities (whatever they may be) to evening? Comprised of a simply amazing stretch knit fabric, featuring a very well concealed side zip and a completely easy to match black/white floral print (or solid option). As if the fabrics wonderful stretch was not enough, it features a very stretchy below the waist lining. So, on that note, you can leave the spanx in the lingerie drawer if you wish. ;)

Simone cap sleeve dress black/white or burgundy $ 139

Don't forget Plum's own labels (Simone and Tobias) are designed and made in Vancouver. When they're designed and made so locally, it can take no time to go from conception to arrival (no pun intended).

Stay tuned for more..........

Yours in fashion passion

Suzanne M.

 

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