About Us

I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. I grew up madly in love with fashion and beauty, worked in retail fashion, and also modeled. After reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, I was inspired to start a fashion blog to share with others what I have learned over the years. Not wanting to take on this huge task alone, I asked my Boston Terrier Zeke and later on my son James to help me out. On our blog I share fashion trends, great products (and those to avoid), style on a budget, my outfit of the week, funny memes, and much more. In my spare time I enjoy singing, shopping, reading, traveling, making jewelry, writing, and running a home business with my husband – The Rear Gunner Clothing Company. I live in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with my husband Tim, my son James, and Zeke.

Five things you might not know about me:

1. I’m a devout Catholic who loves God.

2. I’m a tea addict, drinking at several cups a day.

3. I struggle with ongoing health challenges.

4. When something goes wrong my first comment is, “Seriousment?!?”

5. I could never be a vegetarian due to my love of hot wings.

Zeke hails from Beaumont, Alberta Canada. Zeke loves to tell others what not to do on his regular column called Friday’s Faux Paw. His spare time is spent eating, playing fetch, eating, taking naps, eating, going for walks, eating, and writing.

James is my three-year-old guest host who has taken over Monday’s Meme because he loves to make us laugh. Each Monday, James posts a funny meme to get your week started with a smile. He loves cars, avocado, bubbles, going to the park, and riding in the car.

So grab a coffee, pull up a chair and let’s hang out for as little or as long as you please. We won’t tell anyone how long you ended up staying! 😉

We hope our blog inspires you to dress better, look better, be healthier, and love life!

Questions or comments? Send an email to joelle@clothesbutnotquite.com or head on over to our Contact Us page.

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