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Was I dreaming of a white Christmas? I guess dreaming is a bad idea (for me!) because suddenly, it appeared a plenty! Snow (or as I like to call it), silent, white road panic inducers. Nature's driving exam... if you will! Let's just say some are not as adept at driving in this as Santa. Although... maybe you dream of an aquamarine Christmas. You know, the kind that includes tropical drinks, cabana boys, crystal blue ocean views and drool inducing pool side siesta's? Maybe you're not so much dreaming, as planning. In which case, add Plum to your list of places to go first. Out of season attire is hard to find at this time of year, but not at Plum. They stock a regular, functional, in style group of fashions that you'll be thrilled to pack and excited to pull out and put on!
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Polka dots are destined to be a big hit this spring, thus, killing two fashion birds with one stone. An airy, cheerful and light top that will go with nearly anything and will be totally in for spring!
 
 
 
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Something about a long flowey skirt for a tripical vacation. Maybe it's the romantic look, ease of wear, or maybe it's simply that shaving ones legs becomes optional! Regardless, they're light and the above skirt has a funky, patchwork bohemian look, with simple to match colours.
 
 
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More on the subject of the small dotted print...this dress is just the ticket for double digit tempartures...unstructured fit, lined and light with the sweet dots on a navy background. Great for cocktails at the beach side bar, with espadrille wedges and a tall stranger!
 
 
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The epitome of a travel dress for a warm climate. Sporting a lively, happy print makes you appear approachable and speaks for you. No translator needed. Just a delightfully easy to wear dress with every colour to match your shoes, flip flops or dangle earrings or the colourful hand crafted bracelet you'll likely purchase.
 
 
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Plum's massively popular Simone dress in a design that's been proven to fit all types. Comes in two sweet, botanical prints, shirred back for extra comfort and fit and a complimentary at knee length.
 
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There will always be a time where more layers are needed, not a heavy cardigan, just a mere bit of extra on your arms or to compliment the co-ordinates. Enter the Kimono. Here are a couple of great selections, one more muted tones, another with slightly more pronounced hues.
 

When you find a fragment of good from a bad situation, that's creative; When you dream something into reality, that's magic; when you turn a desire into a vacation that's motivation! But when you turn 65 and all your body parts are still functioning..THAT'S A MIRACLE!!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

"So come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned" ~ Peter Pan

Happy New Year all!!

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As we say good bye to a potentially abominable year (no I'm not just talking about the snow), we think back. Some of us would rather not, after all, a veritable playlist of musicians left us, questionable leadership voted in, earthquakes in Italy, Haiti getting hit again and newsworthy closer to home, Fort Mac fires happening.  Seemed to be more forgettable news than memorable. Either you 'Let it Go' or....get away and forget it all! If you belong to the 'LET'S GO' camp....here's a bit of packing inspiration.

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Looking like angel wings preparing for winged flight, this beautiful, light cover is just what is needed to ward off a little chill.

Kerisma Eden sheer poncho (6 colours) $59

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Look on the bright side....seriously! Look at this lovely, bright top. If this lively pattern doesn't brighten your mood, your destination surely will. A buffet of colours and patterns which will be simple to co-ordinate.

Wink Wink cap sleeve t shirt (3 colour patterns) $39

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Another bright, lively piece that mimics 2 pieces and looks like a field of flowers. The less you have to pack the better.

Wink Wink tank dress draped top (blue or white/blue) $110

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No question about it, when you think of warmer climates and just hanging out....linen comes to mind. Inevitably, if you're a 'pant' person, this is the best fabrication. Loose, light and casual.

M drawstring linen pants (navy and stripe) $90

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Plum ribbed tank top (13 yummy colours) $18

Bear Dance pugs doing yoga $35

Wink Wink tank top with curved hem (blue or light blue)$55

And then there's a fantastic assortment of tank tops, graphic t's and tops. The possibilities are endless especially if you pack just right, with only a few key pieces.

Pretending 2016 did not happen is no more possible than cake being used as a weight loss method. Since neither is bound to happen any time soon, and you have a great escape planned to plot a successful 2017, make a trip to Plum first and get some good packing karma!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

We must look forward to the future, as that is where most of us will be spending the rest of our lives! ~Charles Kettering~  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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Remember: Until Jan.31, 2016 you could win your online purchase. Just think, your travel wardrobe could be totally covered if you win. View the resort wear collection and details here.

So you have a great vacation on the horizon, nabbed a fantastic all inclusive deal and are ready to go. If keeping the spending smart is another thing on your mind (read some great money saving ideas here), remember, money saved in one area, can be better used in another.  In fact, buying resort wear is like purchasing for the impending season. Let's have a look at what Plum has to offer for a season or a reason!

 

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This fresh, zigzag print is a great find. Easy to pair with any bottom with the wide selection of colours it provides for matching. Also great for various seasons.

Wink Wink batwing top (black/hunter/teal or black/red/pink) $55

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This great, easy tunic is an excellent choice for packing; also with multiple choice of colours for matching. I can also see this paisley print working very well with a cardigan and leggings or cropped pants in spring.

Acapella sheer tunic (black/white, peach/multi) $79

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Something about turquoise that's so enticing. Perhaps that it conjures up images of fields of forget-me-nots! Sweet and pretty, like this top (with a twist). Sheer enough so wearing something, such as a tank dress gives it a little extra something. And yet another piece that will work so well for spring or early summer.

Plum sleeveless top with draped twist front (black, cobalt, turquoise, white) $55

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And of course, there will always be those times when what is needed is, simply a little coverage on the shoulders...this is perfect. Lightweight, a bit of sheer, pretty and practical!

Kerisma Eden sheer poncho (aqua, beige, black, coffee, coral, kelly green, royal blue, teal, white) $59

So if it happens to be that you bring in the new year on a flight to Cancun or sitting on a beach with endless blue sky above, you'll know you're prepared for the right now...and the season to come. Just remember travel is yet another thing you buy, that makes you richer!

Have a wonderful trip!

Yours in fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Ps, don't forget that Plum's boxing week sales continue. Head in to a Plum location near you and check out the amazing deals.

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Admit it. All this cold weather has you dreaming of being someplace else, less 'below zero' perhaps? Well, maybe it's not all bad, after all, they're only single digit negative numbers. Or, maybe you don't have to 'dream', maybe you are planning to head to an exotic locale? Maybe you're just 'done' with winter? Plum has all that in mind. They have put together an amazing early spring collection. So, be it for a last minute get-a-way, a long ago planned escape or you efficiently plan your wardrobe, Plum has a superb ensemble with you in mind.

Let's have a look at some of the dreamy pieces available now to get you ready:

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One of the first things that springs to mind when thinking of warm climates is dresses. Effortless. Makes packing a breeze; add sandals or espadrilles and a hat, and you're set. The above Simone asymetrical hem dress, features a sweet print, with black border neckline and adjustable straps. Very easy jersey fabric makes it simple to pack and care for.

Simone flare dress (black/aqua and black/coral) $ 110

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This lovely gauzy top, reminds me of radiant sunshine. Pixalated rose print is loose fitting, adding plenty of colour to offset any bottom you choose. (as above) Jeans, shorts or skirt. Why wait for warm weather to wear this? No reason this can't compliment one of our bright winter days here.

Plum oversize blouse $ 69 (also in blue print)

 

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This really has a certain sex appeal without showing much skin. The curves are courtesy of you alone. The dress (a comfortable length), merely compliments them.

Simone scoop neck t shirt dress (fushia/seafoam, orange/turquoise, turqoise/grey) $ 85

 

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Nothing really needs to be said about this....but I will. It's a tunic, a dress, a coverup, just lovely! And so translatable for pairing with so many things. If you're looking to pack light, this is a must. Features a below chest fixed gather and peak hole tie neckline as well as a slight slip for minimal coverage. Small gold buttons finish off the batwing sleeves. Truly Goddess wear!

Fate blue print dress $ 99

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While this might seem like quite a simple piece, (which it is), it's also quite versatile. The colours this tank/tunic comes in conjur up images of ice cream. Which, also makes matching with other things, so uncomplicated. Therefore,if you prefer to add accessories, again, easy to add to this simple yet functional jersey. Surprisingly comprised of 96% bamboo.

Emma's Closet $ 39 (mint, black, peach, royal)

I honestly was presented with a rather difficult challenge with what to include here, with so many amazing warm weather options (skirts, more dresses, more breezy blouses etc.). Plum has you so prepared, you'd think they were coming along. In a way, they are. Take some photos and don't forget your sunscreen and sunnies!!

Yours in Fashion passion

Suzanne M.

 

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Start counting down the days! Spring break is nearly here. Whether you’re flying to exciting Disneyland or escaping to tropical Hawaii, here are three smart buys for your suitcase:  

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The Simone printed maxi dress is perfect for when you’re lounging at the beach--just toss it on over your bathing suit. (The shirred top makes it easy.) Then, dress it up for dinner by swapping your flip-flops for a sandal and adding a bohemian necklace and ring.

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Tour the theme park in this Plum polka dot tunic. Worn over the white Mavi boyfriend jeans, the colour combo is nautical and fresh. The tunic also doubles as a sheer cover-up when you’re relaxing poolside at the hotel.

Even though you’re headed south, don’t forget about the evening breeze (or the air-conditioning). Kersh cardigans come in a bright spring palette and can be easily slung over the shoulder for when it gets chilly on the patio.

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If you're not heading for warmer climates this month, start preparing for spring now that we have a limited-time coupon (and before these items sell out)! 

Shop between March 6 and 23rd with your coupon and save $20 dollars off a purchase of $95 dollars or more (excluding jewellery). Plus, if you spend more than $150 dollars, we'll send you a $10 dollar coupon in April!

Get some ideas by checking out the early spring arrivals here.

What is the one piece of clothing that you won’t travel without?

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