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Curves and cardigans

Perhaps you're aware that the wardrobe staple, the 'cardigan' was the invention of James Thomas Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who employed the design to lavishly outfit his regiment which has continued to outfit men into present time, from Mr. Rogers to Curt Cobain. However, It was Coco Chanel who, tired of forever having her hair messed by the tight sweater collar when donning the pullover, first created the women's (needless to say) fashionable version. Thank you Coco! While I don't have a great 'do' to protect, I still love cardigans. They come in many colours, long or short, and go with everything...maybe more versatile than a boyfriend!

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With a colour selection that mimics a rainbow burst, these crew neck cardigans are the perfect addition to any ensemble. Soft and so well fitting, comprised of 80% cotton and just enough stretch for comfort or to accommodate your curves.

Kersh crew neck 3/4 sleeve cardigan (coral, denim, fuchsia, lilac, pond, turquoise) $55

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Try your cardigan with this sweet as pie, tunic, shirt/dress. Hard currently to imagine 'sandals', however, wear now with tights and ballet flats. Note the ever so slight tuck in the back for definition.

Simone denim print button front dress (blue multi, blue/white or medium blue) $119

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Here's another great combination. A simple tank, a sexy pencil skirt with a slit and your cardigan. Try picking one of the multitude of fresh colour tanks, an equally fun hued cardigan and yet another toned belt. Simple, feminine and easy to pull together.

Plum ribbed tank (black, cobalt, daisy, kelly green, magenta, mint, navy, peach, scarlet, turquoise, violet, white) $18

Orb pencil skirt with side slit (black or grey heather) $55

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Another great thing that will be right at home with your cardigan are these curve hugging, embroidered jeans. And who needs hemming with this great, raw edge denim look. Those lazy or busy of us are just thrilled about this current trend!

Mavi Adrianna ankle embroidered denim $128

Even though the mighty cardigan started out as a gentlemans garment, does not mean 'we' can't share it. After all we both have hearts beating in our chests, feet for walking and like to look good...but like Bob Thaves famously in his 1982 cartoon wrote, 'sure Fred Astaire was great, but Ginger Rogers did everything he did, only backwards and in heels'! We win!! (the cardigan that is)

Yours in Fashion passion....

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Knit picker...

COUPON TIME! There's still time ('til Oct.16).

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

What kind of sweater girl are you...oops I meant woman? Are you the kind that pins a broach on every sweater, a cardigan person or the oversized boyfriend sweater style type? Do you choose by colour, fabrication or design or all of the above? Personally, I think sweaters are just a wardrobe necessity in our climate at this time of year. Therefore, might just as well choose something, pretty, sophisticated, sexy...or ok just warm! From basic to fashion, Plum's got you covered!
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The usual in fall and winter is to grab for the earth tones, which are wonderful, but this white is just so light, happy, fresh and so sexy looking. Try wearing it with a fur vest (very hot right now), above the knee skirt and ankle boots. (sweater also comes in grey which is an excellent alternative to black, making it a wonderful neutral).
 
DO+BE off shoulder ribbed sweater (cream, black or grey)$79
 
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Let's talk about 'cute'. I think after you turn 15, no woman seems to want to be, or have her outfit referred to as CUTE! Ok, well, lets call this fun instead. It's also bright, delightfully fuzzy and if it's not a conversation starter, will probably provoke a few hugs!
 
Le Shop fuzzy daisy sweater (say that 5 times fast) $65
 
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This is reminiscent of Grampa's old sweater vest...or maybe the therapist...which ever one conjures up better memories...I love the loose, casual hi-low style...wear it alone as pictured, add a bold necklace or a string of pearls...or add a shirt, create definition with a wide belt and balance it out with knee high riding boots.
 
Press Hi-low hem vest (heather grey) $70
 
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Some of us are hot one minute and cold the next....this accommodates the erratic furnace that is our body. Gorgeous colour combination, abundant collar and just so cozy...wear a t-shirt or even a jacket beneath for layering.
 
Look jacquard knit poncho (purple) $105
 
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The ubiquitous V neck pullover! There is little else that needs to be said about this style. It goes with everything, it's smart, sophisticated, simple yet easy to pump up the cool factor! And this is just the most spot on fall colour! Another colour that works well as a neutral.
 
Kaffe Majka pullover (dijon) $79
 
The internet says a sweater is a what a child wears when it's mother is chilly, or it's just a blanket you can wear to work...I say a sweater is to your wardrobe what wine is to your diet..........warms you up, makes you look cute fun...better than wine...no calories!
 
Yours in Fashion passion...
 
Suzanne M.
 
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Happy Sweater Day

GET YOUR HAPPY ON...fall and winter sweaters 50 -70% OFF!

Gladly we've made it past the 'saddest day of the year' (Blue Monday). Created by a psychologist at Cardiff University who believed there to be a specific formula to pinpoint the most depressing day of the year. (We need this?)...Seemingly he wasted his brain power concocting this equation because we have lots to look forward to... the Oscars, NASA's spacecraft landing on Jupiter, Rio Summer Olympics, tomorrow...just to name a few. However, right now we have a cheery little thing called a SWEATER SALE! If sweaters make your wardrobe smile...you'll be grinning from ear to ear.  Let's look at a few happy selections:

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Graphic cardigans are a great way to punch up the outfit beneath. As above black and white, all black, or incorporate a graphic t (but keep the image simple and tonal), or add a wide belt.

Cozy casual graphic sweater (black/oatmeal) now $39

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Crop tops and sweaters have made a comeback recently. However, no need to suddenly drag out all of our 1983 Madonna albums and lace gloves...as you can see, this is an updated version with an easy casual look, worn with a shirt or t shirt exposed.

Kersh cropped sweater (blue burst) now $37

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Is this a poncho or a sweater? Perhaps both? Can easily be layered over a jean jacket or stands alone as a pullover.

Look cross stitched poncho (black or tan) now $34

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Simple pullover with stripes. Easy to co-ordinate, wear it with a belt and crop pants or pair it with a blouse and jazz it up with a statement necklace.

Press striped aline sweater (asphalt cream) now $32

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Maybe you need a little bit of print variation. In keeping with the winter tones, this sweater has a multitude of various colours, created with a nice long line and pockets.

Point Zero cowl neck jacquard sweater (black) now $32

If sweaters make you break out in a huge wide grin, or warm up your insides like hot cocoa, Plum has a glee inducing selection AND ON SALE!! What more could you need...A mathematically calculated happy day? I think we've already figured that out!

Have a Happy Sweater Day!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

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'Walk this way..'

I suppose if one more person mentions that walking is good for you, you might want to just throw a shoe at them (not the good ones though). However, it truly does bear reminding because of it's endless health benefits. For instance, did you know, a recent study, showed walking intensity points towards longevity for those who have a naturally brisk gait? But what inspires you to get out there...listening to Aerosmith on iTunes, falling leaves, or simply the cuddly poncho you love most? How about some inspiration brought to you by Plum:

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If there is one trend that must not be missed, it's the poncho/shawl trend. Suited for everyone, there are so many great patterns, colours and textures to choose from. Very versatile piece. This gorgeous one above has the softest texture and a hood.  What else would you need!

Look by M chain pattern, hood poncho (beige or black) $79

 

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Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder why you're not in my closet (fashionista lyrics). Just your basic black v neck sweater with a blast of star quality!

Kersh seeing stars pullover sweater (black) $84

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Nowhere is it written that we must appear as if prepared for a hike in the Himalayans' in Nepal. I love how it's creatively belted. Comprised of ramie and cotton, this is an excellent addition to the natural fibers' lovers wardrobe.

Selfie couture long open cardi (khaki) $89

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I'm fairly certain your last name need not be Stewart to wear this fabulous reversible poncho.  And I hate to keep harping on the 'reversible/you've gained two garments' thing however...it is what it is! You're welcome! I think it cries out for some bright red lipstick or some bold red hunter boots and you're ready for a walk in the Highlands!

Look waterfall poncho double sided (grey, red) $59

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This sweater is made for walking! You can tell it's just the perfect co-ordination of colours, bright but inconspicuous enough to blend in with many of your favourite pieces. Yet another one that would look sensational (if you so choose) to add a belt for a bit of interest.

Selfie couture drapy cardigan (black) $79

"A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk" Christian Louboutin...therefore..."A sweater has so much more to offer, than just to keep you warm" Suzanne M.  

Do not miss the amazing sweater selections currently in stock. I struggled with keeping this to 5 sweaters. Have a look at what's in stock!

Yours in Fashion Passion...

Suzanne M.

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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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