You Can Wear White after Labour Day

At this time of year, many of us look at the clothes, shoes and accessories our friends and peers choose to wear and wonder: when is it time to put away our summer styles? In recent years, the “fashion rules” have become more lenient in respect to when we can wear certain items or colours and still look sharp and presentable; for example, fashion experts now say that we can wear white, without fear of their ridicule, well past Labour Day. However, this does not mean we can throw all rules and common sense out the window. There are basic, and often practical, guidelines we should follow to avoid playing the fool, like so many fashion violators we see everyday at work or school. Continue reading

Back to School: Best Shoes for University

I love shoes, especially pretty, cute, impractical ones, but despite attending a medium sized university, I do a lot of walking in a day. You see, my school was build in the 1960’s and, therefore, was build like a maze to aid in riot control – seriously – this, coupled with the fact that I am cheap enough to park half a kilometre further away to save a hundred dollars, equates to a rough day for my feet. However, do to a possible personality flaw, I am not willing to sacrifice my style to wear comfortable skate shoes or flip-flops everyday. For everyone else who is in the same boat as me, hopefully one that comes with a first mate who isn’t stingy with the foot rubs, here are my recommendations for back to university footwear. Continue reading

How to Start a Running Program

The last of the lingering snow has melted out from under us, the spring rains have washed away the memory of the once barren, white landscape, my cat has a bounce in her step, knowing that soon, the windows will open again, my bunny is shedding her winter fluff in anticipation of the warmer weather and my legs are aching for their first run of the season. Spring is in the air. Continue reading