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The One Top We All Need

Supporting small/local makers and businesses is something I’ve been passionate about since first moving out to Vancouver in 2001.  When Jessica from East of Embers reached out to me and introduced herself and her label with me, I instantly knew this was a shop to get excited about.  Her beautiful assortment of ethically, handmade items, are not only pretty, but also items you can feel good wearing knowing you are supporting fair labour. Ok, so why have I dubbed this…

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Let’s Get Ethical

I am, what I like to refer to as, in transition.  I’m not talking about moving from Winter to Spring, I’m talking about moving to a slower, more mindful closet.  There hasn’t been one major “a-ha” moment that pushed me into this new fashion direction, it has been many small things all leading me along the same path. A few years ago I watched the documentary, The True Cost.  This was one of the first times I truly understood the…

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Shop My Closet + Vintage Finds

I did it!  I finally have some fab items listed for sale on my secondary Instagram page @jenpistorcloset !   So what will you find over there?   A few different things. Gently worn items, right from my closet, that either no longer fit me and/or spark joy and are in need of a new home. T-shrits from my previous gig (pre twins).  Before I had my twins, I had a t-shirt line and online shop.  I’m sitting on a…

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silk kimono
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Clothing That Sparks Joy

If you follow me on social media, you may know I have been doing some major purging to my wardrobe.  The absolute best thing that has come from this purge is that I have been finding myself falling in love with some old favourites again.  I bought this handmade, silk kimono when I was vacationing in Maui with my husband.  This was pre-children…hence the silk, and hence the term vacation;).  I love everything about it.  I can smell the Hawaii…

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Local Shop Love: The Sweet Life Apparel

Does anyone else have a thing for really cute t-shirts?   They are just so versatile.  This super cute newly released tee from The Sweet Life Apparel, is no exception.  I wanted to have a little fun styling it, so I figured why not add my favourite tulle skirt with it for a different take on a holiday outfit?  And this colour is everything. The Sweet Life tees are designed at owner Jen’s home in Coquitlam, and printed locally in Vancouver.…

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