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NEWS FLASH: I found summer... hidden inside a box in my attic! Some hats, a few pairs of flip flops and some expired suntan lotion. However, no need to climb up to the attic or go into storage; step out of your door and be blasted by oven temperature heat! Being someone who loves jackets, scarves and boots, it's taken this long for me to realize...layering has to wait. But those autumnal lovers of us, can still find some fun with, hats and colourful summer shoes (and a few frosty summer drinks). And of course, at this point, lots of sales are in full swing. Thus a time to venture into a possibly new colour or style that is usually just too far over our fashion comfort zone:

 

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Salt in the air...sand in my hair

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I find life generally so complicated, some days combing my hair is a luxury. Thankfully we have hats and hair bands!! Summer to the rescue... simple blouse, easy sandals or flats and in this case a great hat...easy peasy light and breezy!

Plum button down blouse (aqua, coral or white) now $42

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If this doesn't resemble a whisper in the wind....In any case, this summer, I was coerced into purchasing something in 'turquoise'. Which is as far away as Ontario is, outside my colour comfort zone (pink being like Newfoundland). While I can't say I want to visit Ontario (turquoise) every weekend, I don't mind going there at all. So, learning to venture into other, complimentary colours.

M capsleeve aline silk blouse (turquoise) now $37

 

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This is so sweet I've made a dental appointment! Actually I truly adore the lace edging and insert detailing. Reminds me of picnics in the park. And while it looks great with the rolled up cut offs, I would also pair this with a basic pencil skirt and a long antique locket.

On Twelfth lace edged shell top (white) now $34

 

Have no fear...summer is here!

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This is one of the best representations of summer...a simple dress, in a floral print. Comprised mostly of cotton save the small amount of very welcome spandex...just as great for the office with a cardigan or blazer as with Keds and a jean jacket for the weekends.

Simone sheath dress with pockets (aqua/chocolate, blue or pink) now $55

Summer is full of cold cocktails, suntans, vacations and coffee on the balcony...I might sound like I'm full of baloney when I say that's great.  I'm not a grown up version of Wednesday from the Addams Family, but I do like my blacks and whites although I do still realize, summer is a time to venture into some lighter, more happy shades. I just don't need to move to Ontario to prove it!

Yours in Fashion passion....

Suzanne M.

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5 DAY (starts Thursday to Monday) SPECIAL PROMOTION. Take an extra 40% off the lowest price (fall & winter), exclusions apply*

You know what they say, it's not over until the snow tires come off. Well, that's what I say. And While we anxiously await the end of snowmagedden, let's discuss the pros and cons of shopping online versus in person. We all know shopping online is 24/7 but what about in person? First of all Plum staff are extremely knowledgeable; they know the trends, they know the stock and if you let them get to know you a bit, they can bring it all together. In person, you get to try it on first, get an expert opinion and maybe some different suggestions; make the most of your purchase. Shopping in store...all but one of Plum's store locations contain play areas for kids. I think I just tipped the advantage to in store shopping ;)

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Never mind the snow...Valentine's day is just around the corner...wear your heart on your chest....A subtle but simple way to show you're all heart!

CM long sleeve heart sweater (oatmeal) $79 (in stores and online)

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This is a trend that shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. Incorporating the boho look with needlepoint (a close cousin to embroidery), a fabulous neckline, long sleeves, it eases into spring perfectly.

BLVD embroidered blouse (ivory) $79 (instores and online)

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Here is a wonderful, day to date idea. From the front, makes for a great office piece, yet still adding a bit of change from the ordinary with the vertical stripes...then the back view notes some exquisite lace detailing. Making the back view just as compelling as the front.

Point Zero stripe/lace back shell (white) $64 (instore and online)

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Standard office wear can at times feel a bit stale and lacking the creative edge. Not this! I've spotted several coworkers wearing this wonderful dress and it's just absolutely adorable on, yet, professional, comfortable and a bit edgy. Basically displays the wearer as someone who 'thinks outside the box'.

Simone (black/ecru or ecru/navy) $139

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Just when I think I have enough jean jackets, cropped, long, distressed...then come the collarless and the embroidered jackets. The collarless jacket employs all the standard features of the usual denim jacket with a bit more of a feminine flair, a hidden hook and eye closure, just enough stretch AND pockets! Made for a woman, never mind the boys! And the embroidered trend looks great on the jean jacket.

Point Zero collarless jacket (denim or white) $90

Mavi Alecia embroidered jean jacket (deep rinse) $148

There are just times where getting out of the house is not on the agenda, thus online shopping was invented. On the other hand, there are times where it feels like if you don't get out of the house, you'll start talking to yourself...only time to worry is when you start answering back.

If you'd like to talk to someone other  than yourself, find a Plum location near you, if you're not compelled to venture out...look for a promotion for 'free shipping' coming soon!

YOURS in fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

*Additional 40% off applied at the till; Fall and winter items already reduced 50-70% off.

*Excludes jeans

*Excludes Jewellery

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