Thursday, 12 July 2012

Spring makeover

I ruthlessly weeded my wardrobe yesterday, tossing every item of clothing that didn't fit, that I hadn't worn in 18 months, or that I didn't like. I haven't lost weight, but I have lost fat I guess - a lot of them were too big. Even stuff I bought a couple of months ago is getting to be on the loose side, but still wearable, and too new to part with yet. And yes, there were a couple of items from 2001, the year I swam three times a week and got dumped for another woman, that were too small. Anyway - it's all going to Goodwill or Village or the Salvation Army. Bye bye unflattering clothes! I had a lot of empty hangers when I was done. Then I took myself down to my friend Rina's new full-service salon, RC Beauty Studio at Yonge and St Clair, for a trim. If you're in Toronto and looking for a stylist, I highly recommend Rina. For starters, she's something of an inspiration: she moved here from Hong Kong 14 years ago, and worked at various salons until this past spring, when she fufilled her dream of opening her own. She's living the Canadian dream! More importantly, I trust her with my hair. And she doesn't charge you a mint- you won't be paying $50 a cut, no way. E-mail me if you want location and contact info. Then I went down to the Eaton Centre, to start rebuilding my clothing inventory. I didn't see much that appealed to me, but I did buy two new retro-style skirts - a black full-skirted A-line at Jacob and a funky black-and-white floral print at The Gap. Today: shoes.