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When Lila and I first met she was just coming out of school (I helped her get a job where I was working at the time). Her "style" was textbook... exactly what she thought she should be wearing. (A lot of us do this, don't we? Especially when we're in a new role and feeling things out.) She definitely looked presentable 

Is the Light Colour Palette Filled with Your Best Colours?


Is the light colour palette filled with your best colours?


If you’re having a hard time deciding if a colour palette is filled with your best colours, try taking some of the pressure off yourself.

Instead of focusing on whether they work well on your skin, try focusing on colours that you’re really, truly drawn to… naturally.

Try to take the colours you’re told to like out of the equation (put black and trendy colours out of your mind) and just focus on the colours you choose over and over for your home and wardrobe.

Is the Summer Colour Palette Filled with Your Best Colours?


Is the summer seasonal colour palette filled with your best colours?


As children, we are naturally drawn to the colours that are most like us. If you put a handful of colours in front of a young child and ask them to choose their favourites, they will pull the colours that coincide with their personal colour palette.

Fascinating right?


You can use this to help you decide if a colour palette is for you, too. …

Is the Spring Colour Palette Filled with Your Best Colours?


Is the spring seasonal colour palette filled with your best colours?


Wearing colours that accent your natural colouring can make all the difference in how you appear to the world. There is a beautiful cohesive look to someone who is wearing their best colours and most people can’t put their finger on exactly what that person is doing well.  They just appear “pulled together”.

If you connect with the traits and colours described below, the colours in the spring seasonal colour palette might suit you perfectly.

What a Stylist Would Wear to Work if She Wasn’t A Stylist


What a stylist would wear to work if she wasn't a stylist | THE REFINERY


My beautiful sister-in-law asked me the other week what I would wear if I still worked in the corporate world.

This started a long daydreaming session about what my life might look like if I’d taken a different career path.  

When I was in school, I had a whole lot of ideas of what I might do with my life, but  the three careers I thought most about pursuing were lawyer, advertiser and marketer.



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