Colour in Fashion

The Best Way to Plan Outfits for any Trip


Took this picture from our suite (above) Terreeia and I spent an extra day in Dallas after my Specify Colour with Confidence™ course ended there last week so we did a little shopping (most of my outfit actually). After all, we were only home for two days, in time to pack up for a 10 day vacation in Los Cabos… Continue reading


Fall Fashion in Seattle with Elizabeth & Maria

Fall Shopping in Seattle with Elizabeth and Maria

Elizabeth Jacobs Every Fall, Elizabeth and I go to Seattle for the weekend to do some shopping. It's always beautiful and sunny and we love the restaurants there. We had fabulous meals, everywhere. Plus I introduced her to Chipotles where we had lunch on the way down as well as Sunday! So fresh and yummy. Our first stop was Lululemon at the Outlet… Continue reading


My Favourite Fashion Tips for Fall 2014

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My Specify Colour with Confidence™ course is here in downtown Vancouver starting tomorrow so I decided I needed a couple new items for Fall. My Sisters and I drove into downtown Vancouver for a little shopping and dinner on Friday night and after walking around here is what I've decided will make you look current this Fall. Plaids are HOT.  {source}… Continue reading


Stylish Women Don't Wear T-Shirts: Yay or Nay?


Rowena's Inn on the River (Where we were last night) This week I walked into J.Crew in downtown Vancouver and when I was standing in the fitting room, Kim, the stylist/manager (in town for training from Calgary) came to my room to see how I was doing. She taught me a new trick (for me) that I'm showing you here… Continue reading


Style at Home and Canadian Living on 2013 Fall Trends

Style at Home & Canadian Living on 2013 Fall Trends

Do you ever pull something out of your closet to wear and then soon after you've left the house, decide that you're never going to wear it again? Well, that's how I felt in my purple, ruffled top yesterday when I arrived at this event where the editors of Style at Home and Canadian Living gave a presentation on Fall… Continue reading


My Take on Pantone's 2013 Colour of the Year: Emerald


For the record, I did not predict this colour. I definitely thought it would be blue. Specifically a brighter, more cornflower blue. And I wasn't the only one. Also, there's a big difference between Emerald and Kelly Green, yet every image on Pantone's slideshow announcing this colour shows both, this one being a perfect example (above). Here's another publicity image… Continue reading


My Top 5 Picks for Fall Fashion

Gap sweater

My sister Elizabeth and I were in Seattle this weekend for a little fall shopping. The rain held off for most of the weekend and we loved walking through the streets kicking leaves in between the stores.   Kate Spade We hit the outlets on the way into town and I picked up this purple bag from Kate Spade. My… Continue reading


2012 Olympics: The Most Colourful Ever? Yay or Nay


Have you noticed how huge the exact shade of Honeysuckle pink from 2011 is at the London Olympics? source This is just one of the colourful logos. source Hot Pink and Red: Red is grounding and Hot Pink is Artistic: Great combinations for the Gymnastics competition! source The boring green turf has been ditched in recent years for Electric Blue… Continue reading


I Hate My Closet Contest & Maria's New Closets

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Photos by Maria Killam (partial view from my living room) Chris Isfeld from the Designer Closet Guys arrived the day before we moved in last week to install our closets! He had everything packed in his designer truck. Here's all the boxes, ready to be installed. The orange closet is Cloverdale 7983 or SW 6661. Chris arrived at around noon… Continue reading


Will the Colour Fashion Trend be Dated Next Year?

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I was having a conversation with a friend who said she was resisting buying jeans in a bright colour because 'Really Maria, won't they be out next year'? Pink Peonies I wrote about this last year when Vogue talked about it in their September issue, so read that post if you missed it. Bottom line, this is what it said… Continue reading


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