There’s an old adage that we Canadians need a different coat for every 10-degree variation in temperature. And it’s certainly true that outerwear features heavily in the wardrobe of nearly everyone. After all, our winters are long, our weather conditions are varied, and dressing for the climate is part and parcel of Canadian life. Besides,… Read More Coats, coats, coats for petites
I’ve written at length about the challenges in finding a petite-friendly winter coat that’s warm enough to tackle Canada’s winters. When I heard that Canada Goose, one of the world’s best known and most prestigious outerwear brands, had released a new petite-friendly fit called Fusion Fit, I was intrigued and just had to check it… Read More Review: Canada Goose Fusion Fit
Pockets! They’re the rallying cry by women everywhere. An equality issue if there ever was one. For decades now, men’s clothing sported useful, spacious and functional pockets, enabling them to carry all their stuff with them, while we women have had to make do with handbags and purses because our clothes lacked this feature or… Read More The quest for pockets that function and flatter
I talked about my Canadian Black Friday purchases in Part 1 of this post. Now in Part 2, I’ll give a rundown of what I bought south of the border. For Canadian petites, for whom cross-border shopping is often a matter of necessity, not luxury, it can be the only time of year when prices… Read More In with the new: Black Friday 2017 Part 2
I gave up. After months of hunting unsuccessfully for a new petite-friendly winter coat, I finally succumbed to the cold. It was minus-22 today, with a windchill of minus-27. And I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I went into a nearby store, which sells outerwear by a range of Quebec designers, and bought a… Read More I gave up: The not-so-petite winter parka
Rant time: Why doesn’t anyone make a proper winter coat in petite sizes? A good winter coat is a major investment. A really good one will run upwards of $500-$600, with the top brands running upwards of $1000. It’s something you can expect to wear every single day for months on end, season after season.… Read More Rant: Why don’t petite winter coats exist?
It’s a running joke — with a lot of truth to it — that Montrealers need a different coat for every 10 degrees of temperature. While our winters can be bitterly cold, they can also be unexpectedly mild, and everything in between. I have an ultra-warm puffy coat for the really cold weather. And a… Read More The Little Red Riding Hood Coat