Fall Fashion: Back To Basics

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Fall Fashion, Back to Basics - D by denise

With the sunset of summer now a faded memory, many of us think of fall fashion. For me, the feeling of  “back to school” returns each September and I have fond memories of packing away summer clothing and pulling out fall pieces to sift through, before heading out to shop with my mom for my “first day of school outfit” … Read More

Shades of 50s Gray

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Unlike my husband who was full salt and pepper by his late 30s (he claims it was because of me!), I luckily inherited my mother’s genes and didn’t see the introduction of gray until this past year. Now, as pieces of silver begin to peek out, I am giving more thought to this change. I have a couple of girlfriends, … Read More

Old Prints, New Appreciation, Same Middle-Aged Grace

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Spring Office Style - Modern Woman

At one point in time, I used to relate floral prints as something “my mom and her friends would wear”!  Now, whether the visual of budding trees or spring flowers beginning to peek out from the ground, I’ve become obsessed with floral prints in my spring wardrobe! I newly appreciate bold 60s prints in modern silk and breezy cuts. And I … Read More

One Powerful, Middle-Aged Trip Around The Sun… And Here’s What You Told Me, Sisters

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Happy Anniversary - bubbly

This week marks the one year anniversary of D by denise! It’s been an exciting year celebrating all that is the modern middle-aged woman, from lifestyle to fashion. When I originally wrote My “Why”, I wanted to acknowledge being “middle-aged”, but I also wanted to acknowledge our sense of confidence, fitness, and feeling sexy in this stage. It is none the less … Read More

Final Preparation: When is Enough, Enough?

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Holiday boutique shopping

Like most, I’m wrapping up holiday preparations and finding last minute special (but simple) treasures this week. I’m also taking time for Christmas cheer visits over a quick cup of tea or glass of wine. It’s tough to find the “perfect” gift. That said, one of my favourite things to do when looking for that special stocking stuffer or hostess … Read More