Running for office

Today's office setting is changing; cubicles are becoming a thing of the past, the walls are coming down (sorry Mr. Trump) in favour of a more open/collaborative setting. Often attire is less constricted and severe, offering the ability to show a more creative and casual 'you'. Showing more of 'you' brings 'you' into the tasks. That's a very good thing.  Every season Plum creates pieces that can move from event, to function to office and home. Let's look at this seasons great crop of Tobias jackets designed for life:

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Ok so, maybe your office is not a patio on English Bay....(or maybe it is, lucky you). At first glance it looks like the standard 2 button, welt pocket jacket. However, once you see it in person...(and I apologize for drooling on the screen), this is a gorgeous fit! The back has a slight gather feature which I have never seen before in a blazer. It fits so amazingly well.

Tobias (linen/cotton) suit jacket with elastic back detail (soy black or white sand) $195

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Clean, fresh and sleek describe this impeccable, open front jacket.  The textured fabric is substantial, featuring a waist defining placket and hidden pockets. Comprised of cotton and unexpectedly, the slightest bit of spandex.

Tobias open front jacket with waist detail (black or latte) $185

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Just letting you have a peek of something to come. Another uncomplicated yet distinct Tobias design. Simple, no collar to the front, back with beatiful definition detailing and flap pockets. Note that pink is an important emerging colour this season.

COMING SOON

You could certainly be running for office with these jackets in your wardrobe, or simply running to the grocery store and all things in between. Tobias has many jacket options; finding the right fit is as important as finding the right candidate for Presidency (just a bit more complicated perhaps)...

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Tobias jackets are tailored in Canada

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Do not forget about Plum's spring coupon offer and perhaps try the new WINK WINK...Until March 13 $20 off a regular priced clothing or accessories purchase of $95. Get it here!

A wink....generally means, a privately shared secret...or maybe a bit of flirting? In a nearly 20 year old study of what a 'wink' meant to the average person, actors were used to briefly walk by participants giving a wink...While I doubt Dr. Oz will be reporting on this ground breaking study any time soon, these are the results: Thanks was the choice 67% of the time, a friendly gesture 26%, sexual attraction only 11% and other 22%. Other, well that's rather ambiguous...To Plum it's not ambiguous. It's a new, fresh, easy, unique to Plum, line of clothing. Have a look ;) ;)

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Hands down, this dress will be one of (if not the) top seller this season. Another great design that takes into account that we're not lamp posts. We move, we dance, we sit, we run. This dress moves with you and it looks amazing on! Features an easy v neckline which helps elongate (and who doesn't want to look taller), pockets and a really comfortable fabrication.

Wink Wink v-neck sleeveless dress (comes in black/white, blue spot and red floral) $98

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Wink wink is light hearted, fun and easy to co-ordinate and the above column skirt is a great example. Note the other patterns available. Great for the many daily activities that require you get it on and go! Wear with cut out wedges, gladiators or simply ballet flats...smashing!

Wink Wink long skirt with elastic waist band (blue stripe, black/blue/green, black/mocha/grey, black purple pink) $55

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If you're looking for a super fun way to shake things up, maybe mixing complimentary patterns, for the above skirt, this batwing top works really well with it. If that's a touch too busy, think about breaking it up with a wide belt.

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

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Never having been accused of being 'too graceful' myself, I somehow have found, some clothing can help create the illusion for me...like the above Wink Wink loose fitting t shirt. Throw on an eclectic mix of pendants, opt for a scarf and a blazer...match with a pencil skirt, the column skirt or shorts.

Wink Wink short sleeve top (melon, turquoise or white) $48

Wink wink was created as an extension of Plum's other great clothing lines, co-ordinates and integrates into your current wardrobe and is uncomplicated yet still right on with the colour and style trends of the seasons.  And MADE IN CANADA ;)...ok enough of the winking, you'll think I'm flirting!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

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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.

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

(jewellry excluded).

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Anything but basic!

Jeans are like what milk is to your grocery list...a feel good, comfortable basic! Today there are ample cuts and styles with fit and comfort in mind, leaving you with no excuse for ill fitting jeans. Yoga jeans have been at the top of the best denim list for many years. We can brag about them being Canadian made however while they use premium fabric, finishes and washes, they do not come at the same steep price of their competitors. As well, there is Mavi with it's unparalleled eco friendly processes.  Lets have a look at a few of both brands:

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These are Plum's A-mazing...hottest selling jean. The very sought after vintage finish denim with a skinny cut, high rise and just an incredible stretch, these will be your new go to jeans!! (You will have to buy more than one as you will not want to take them off).

Yoga Italy jean hand sanded $148

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Another style to try...Mavi's Alexa used vintage. Great with the basic Tobias blazer (above) but would work easily well with a cable knit sweater and flats.

Mavi Alexa ankle used ripped vintage $118

 

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Here's another great Yoga style, easy peasy pull on high rise legging jean. The comfort of a legging with stretch denim. Designed for a busy, no fuss lifestyle.

Yoga pull on legging style (royal) $99

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An effortless, lifestyle cut, this is the Mavi Emma boyfriend vintage. A looser, casual cut for an uncomplicated, relaxed feeling. Play up the girl part with the heels or throw on the Pimsols.

Mavi Emma vintage dark vintage sporty sale price $59

Denim is definitely a way of life here in Canada and how wonderful is it to find a made in Canada brand like Yoga or a brand like Mavi that puts equal importance on the environment as it does it's designs.  Plum makes sure to align itself with such top brands. Be sure to put these on the top of your grocery list!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

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