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The COVID-19 Lesson: Deciding to Be Satisfied

Regret. It’s not the most obvious emotion one associates with emerging from an unprecedented global pandemic. Yet, many of us are feeling just that. Mandated quarantine, aided by social media one-upmanship, has fostered a contagion of its own – the self-improvement guilt trip.

Nail the Working From Home Wardrobe With These 5 Tips

The term ‘remote access’ sounds deliciously deviant. No traffic jams, no interloping co-workers, no distractions (apart from BuzzFeed which will now be your new boss) and, most importantly, no wondering what to wear. In reality, remote access is more of an oxymoron. Sure, ‘working’ from home in your jimjams with Fluffy the Labradoodle asleep on […]

This is What’s Happening to Your Online Shopping Returns

Last December I narrated the audiobook of The Happy Closet. In a classic case of cosmic irony, the algorithm gods dropped an article from CBC.ca in my Google news feed the very day I was recorded my online shopping chapter. The standfirst read: ‘It’s pretty staggering’: Returned online purchases often sent to landfill, journalist’s research […]

I’m crazy about shirt dresses. These are the ones I recommend.

It’s that time of year again: the quest for the ultimate summer dress has officially started. As temperatures FINALLY begin to rise, style seekers are gunning for a great gúna (okay, several) to induce some long overdue wardrobe whimsy.