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Can you just smell spring coming? Come on! As long as you're not down wind of someone's faulty muffler, surely you can smell it on the horizon. Be grateful that you're not on the east coast where emerging crops of fiddle heads are soon to be buried in another dump of white hell! Someone send Mother nature a memo 'Dear Mom, It's April-please send flowers!' Nevertheless, wherever you are...I believe when the time changes we think, evening strolls, afternoon golf games and gardening! Well...has Plum got a crop of dresses for you! Here are just a few featuring designer Claudia Agusti.
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If any colour shouts spring it's yellow! It's bright, happy,  light and makes your soul feel like it just ate ice cream with a vintage merlot, oops I meant with sprinkles! Regardless, it's a great introduction to spring and welcoming sunshiny days. Designed for superb comfort with classic Claudia style! Well placed darts and gathers AND pockets (to keep your hands out of trouble) Really, designed to be worn and lived in!! ;)
 
Spencer+Shaw v neck knit dress (2 print options) $87
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Just call this a wow dress! Incorporating, modern style with a head turning hue of red. Perfect for spring, but really a great transitional piece that can carry over into multiple seasons. I have long ago abandoned umbrellas (this is Vancouver, we have see-through snow) in favour of hats as I felt I was merely donating them to restaurants or establishments I frequented. If you have not tried a crushable hat, DO! They truly do fold up, to be stored away in your purse or backpack without loosing shape. Serviceability, style and stash away!
 
 
 
 
 
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Another sensational cut! This time, a winner for those with an hourglass figure, including an extremely flattering neckline, and draping skirt length. Abundant ways to style this, or wear it as is, and why not, it's fantastic as is, featuring a vibrant blue or classic black.
 
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Another dress which features Claudia's attention to detail along with functionality. A dress cut that is universally appealing to multiple shapes, comprised of rayon and spandex, pockets, a graceful neckline and an easy length to accommodate a life of activities and movement.
 
 
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Another many times, repeated design by Claudia. Repeated because of it's widely appealing feminine fit. Certainly at this time of year, a jacket is still needed and jean jackets are ideal when you're looking for a pretty, yet casual look. Add a hat and your favourite footwear and that's all that's needed.

Spencer+Shaw sleeveless dress with back shirring (blue print) $120

Mavi Samantha jean jacket (used gold vintage) $98

CH Telly natural mix bucket hat $59

Welcome to spring...brought to you by, flowers, sunshine and an abundance of hope and possibilities of reboot! The official sponsor of internal happiness and optimism. Don't step in that puddle, you might have to change your attitude!

Yours in Fashion passion...

"A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms" ~Zen Shin

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I think we've danced long enough with winter. Winter sit down, it's time for Spring. I find myself so fed up with winter, I'd like to box it up and send it to the east coast of Canada where they know exactly what to do with it. Baltic and Slavic countries have the right idea; every year on the first day of spring, an effigy of winter is burned and thrown in the river as a way to welcome Spring....I say why wait, let's do that now.  Let's have a look at some spring looks:

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Did you hear the one about the cats who went on vacation from their tough lives? No me neither because that's impossible...Bear Dance makes some seriously silly t shirts. Plum has an extensive collection to choose from.

Bear Dance 'cats in Volkswagen van' (ivory) $35

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Trench coats are synonymous with spring. Signifying that it's time to pack away the heavy coats, and now warm enough to put on a lighter one! A great, timeless take on a men's classic.

Soya Concept trench belted coat (sand) $149

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Here are a couple of fresh spring options. The Tobias on the left with it's small polka dot print, brings to mind snow drops, one of the first floral emergence.  A beautifully tailored jacket.  And the tan drape front Tobias jacket presents a neutral alternative to black.

Tobias shawl collar jacket (black or navy) $198

Tobias open front jacket with rolled sleeves (concrete, nougat or olive) $149

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Maybe as an homage to the suffragettes' of a 150 years ago, (white having been a significant colour), you'd like to implement some white into your wardrobe, or to support a cause ;)...the collarless Point Zero jacket is a fantastic choice to lighten up the season.

Point Zero collarless jean jacket (lt indigo denim or white) $90

Mavi Adrianna glam white rinse (white) $118

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Grey is a wonderful transitional colour to springs brights. Not too dark, not too light (as Goldilocks once said). An uncomplicated garment, great for a casual work environment or weekend/off hours. Simple and comfortable, but easy to accessorize.

Ellison slouchy knit tunic (grey or navy) $65

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I aim to create a life that I don't need a vacation from (I like that quote)...however a girl can dream...Bear Dance make some of the most light hearted, amusing and nicely fitting t shirts I've found and I'm a bit obsessed with t shirts.

Bear Dance 'I need a vacation' T (black) $35

Great things happen during transition times. We sometimes notice things we'd not normally notice and thus take a different direction, pause to appreciate what we have or get excited by what is to come ...Spring brings with it so much hope (and some great wardrobe pieces) ;)

"Honor the space between no longer and not yet"~Nancy Levin

Yours in Fashion passion...

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There is still time to take advantage of Plum's spring coupon offer...Until March 13
$20 off a regular priced clothing or accessories purchase of $95. Get it here!

I've come to the thoroughly researched conclusion that wasting a lot of money on my children's attire (pretty this and adorable that) is a bad diversion of funds. Clothing seems to serve as more of a convenient napkin for food spills for them. I, however, love them and have my favourites (not my children...GASP!)...colours, styles, cuts and labels like acapella and Wink Wink...for many reasons (Plum's new exclusive labels).  This week let's have a look at some Acapella blouses taken with the stunningly beautiful backdrop of Bowen Island:

 
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Speaking of favourites, this gorgeous blouse could easily be the star of Plum's most recent spring photo shoot.  This fresh, light blouse worn above with shorts can also be worn with a pencil skirt, vintage finish jeans or ankle length pants making it a frequent wardrobe choice.
 
acapella dolman sleeve blouse (black, lemon or white) $89
 
 
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One of my personal favourite's is black and white, making it very simple to co-ordinate with nearly any other colour. While this acapella blouse is a very practical business attire addition, the varied polka dots provide a bit of retro whimsy.
 
acapella front tie with back pleat (black/ivory or white/black) $69
 
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The usual cut and print is not to be found with acapella. The general theme of acapella designs are, fresh, unique and anything but 'basic'. If you're noticing polka dots are big this season, you'd be 'spot' on. A very compelling and feminine print.
 
acapella cape blouse (red or yellow) $85
 
I can't pretend to be your 'Fashion Godmother'...but I can tell you if you head into one of Plum's locations one of their staff are a pretty close proximity! Ask to see the many, unique to Plum, acapella blouses. Or, if you're in search of new trends and styles to try, Plum staff are happy to help you pull together some great looks for spring.
 
Yours in Fashion passion...
 
Suzanne M.
 
 
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A coupon to kick start your spring shopping. Get your coupon here!

$20 off a regular priced clothing or accessories purchase of $95 (jewellry excluded).

Unless you're new to the planet, you can already tell spring is right around the corner, at least in Vancouver. With it brings a compulsion to clean out the garage, start gardening or resuscitate one's wardrobe. If procrastination is one of your favourite pass times, the latter is probably the preferable choice. Plum is fully ready with some gorgeous and reliable, yet distinct design features, you won't find anywhere else.

Welcome back spring! We missed you.

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The front email dress is destined to be a huge hit this season. I think it captures the freshness of the season perfectly. Very flowey, drapey fabric and a delicate print. But it's also what cannot be seen that's also so great.  Very well structured, fully lined and barely visible pockets. A great, unexpected feature.

Simone sleeveless dress with front pockets (navy or pink) $129

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When spring starts to peak out at us, one of the first things we notice is, the days are starting to get longer...brighter. Plum's Acapella has a uniquely special way of interpreting the spring blouse. This is such a delightful pattern set against an easy fitting, yet sheer fabric. Way to bring back the brightness Acapella!

Acapella dolman sleeve blouse (lemon, white and black) $89

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Tank tops are a great wardrobe staple. They work so well with suits, or as above with jeans etc. And yet, this Acapella blouse has been re-inspired featuring a retro neckline and another touch of the feminine with the small back button fastening...Some small, yet special design features puts this just a step ahead of a basic.

Acapella sleeveless cowl neck blouse (navy, pink) $69

 

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The cut of this dress was such a hit last season, it's been redone with a very fresh, seasonal pattern. Just the right length, cap sleeve and a great mid section design feature that looks just like that, like a design feature but can cleverly disguise the middle (if need be)!

Simone cross over dress (royal, jade, orange or blue/red prints) $125

So you can put away your boots, heavy coats and unpack the sling backs...Spring has sprung and with it comes the great, much anticipated spring wardrobe options. THIS is just the tip of the iceberg...sorry icebergs are so last season....I meant to say 'blossom'!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Don't forget your coupon here!

$20 off a regular priced clothing or accessories purchase of $95

(jewellry excluded).

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Smart, bright, fun....in this case, I'm talking about the Plum label Simone. Have you tried a Simone dress? Attention to detail is key with a great dress, something Plum takes very seriously. And the most important detail of all, is how it makes you feel. The Simone brand is designed and manufactured right in Vancouver with all types of women in mind.  So, not only will you find a fit for you, knowing you're cutting down on the carbon footprint, completes the good feeling. Let's have a look at some new creations:

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This is so fresh and fun. The graphic print has so many colours, there would be no problem matching shoes, cardigans, shawls or accessories. Or pick out one of the colours for nail polish! The cut is loose and easy and features a v-neck and a very accommodating, stretchy back panel.

Simone racer back dress (2 prints) $110

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If you're looking to explore your feminine side, this dress can help. A great dress for a wedding event, or just because (Who needs a reason to feel pretty). Comprised of 97% cotton and a hint of spandex. Exquisite floral print over jacquard texture, with back zip and pockets. Just beautifully fitted to compliment the curves.

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

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This is a darling little number. I love how the addition of the sky high red heels helps diffuse the cute factor. OR go all the way with the cuteness....kitten heels and cropped cardi. It's all in the feeling.

Simone cap sleeve dress with flared hem $129

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There is nothing like jersey to accommodate the comfort needs. However, no compromise has been made with regards to fit, fabric choice or design features. A dress for many types of requirements. Gorgeous blossom print, button front keyhole, neckline and pockets complete this design.

Simone sleeveless dress with pockets (black or navy) $110

Plum's designer, incorporates some clever little touches that make the designs unique while never compromising on fit or quality. This is just the tip of the dressburg; so many more choices in store.

Come into a Plum store and try a Simone dress.  Find something to fit your body and your mood.

Yours in Fashion passion....

Suzanne M.

 

 

 

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