Monthly Archives: May 2012

Advanced Style – The Book

I expressed my love for the blog Advanced Style on my Facebook page a while back, and the just-released book of the same name is now available for $25 at  Advanced Style (by Ari Seth Cohen) is a collection of photographs and stories of the most stylish women around – aged 50 to 100!  These women embrace aging and define their look by their attitude and demeanor.  A common theme is that they no longer dress for anyone but themselves and simply for the joy of it.  Sounds familiar!  It’s so inspiring to see and read.  Here’s a peak at a few pages….



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TO Contributor: Lindsay 2

It’s contributor Friday! Check out Lindsay’s 2nd post…

As I am new to Seven Dollar Pants I thought I would catch you up on all things Lindsay in a few quick points in no particular order.

I love a good deal.
I’m kinda obsessed with interior design and lipstick.
My dream is to own a Great Dane who will believe he is a lap dog and hang out with me on my turquoise couch.
I love a good bun, it always does the trick when I’m having a lazy hair day (the sock bun continually saves my life).
DIY arm swag is my vice.
I’m grumpy in the morning if I don’t get my Capital Espresso.
I wear boots all the time, no matter what season – they are my go to.
My real name is Jennifer, people like to call me Jenny from the block.
Outfit details: Joe Fresh shirt, Gap sweater, Top Shop jeans and boots, arm swag – combination of DIY, Top Shop and The Bay. Favorite new lipstick – Nicki Minaj by MAC.
Vintage Couch
Top Shop
Gap sweater + Joe Fresh blouse
DIY + Top Shop + The Bay

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Purple Aura

As you might have guessed, my favourite colour is purple.  My logo is purple, my iPhone case is purple, and a friend read my aura recently and told me it was purple!  I was stoked to get these purple jeans c/o Level 99.  They’re sleek, tight, but comfortable too.  My floral top is from my aunt’s closet, purse is vintage, and shoes are from Top Shop.  JD


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Wearing Winter Items in Spring + Giveaway from @Sherway_Gardens

As Canadians we have to learn to live with our stubborn weather.  One day it’s sweltering hot and the next day it’s chilly.  On the bright side, it allows me to wear a few winter items right into the spring season.  I actually don’t mind, it gives me satisfaction knowing I get a lot of use out of certain versatile items.

The cream coloured sweater is a trend I absolutely love.  I bought this one at American Eagle Outfitters at Sherway Gardens.  It’s stylish, and keeps me warm on chilly days when paired with jeans and boots, but I also wear it on those in between days (like yesterday) with a circle skirt, bare legs, and sandals – perfect transition for warmer days.

My lace dress from M for Mendocino was a staple item I wore this past winter with woolly tights, flat boots, and anorak jacket.  Now I can wear the same dress in warmer temps with a chambray shirt and sandals.

My Cole Haan menswear inspired boots from Ron White were a great trend for winter and I can’t seem to stop wearing them.  I’ve been sporting them with dresses and skirts sometimes with socks showing at the top.

I’m running a contest for Sherway Gardens!  Win a $100 Cadillac Fairview shop! card. All you have to do is Tweet @JulieDUva and @Sherway_Gardens “I want to win a $100 gift card to buy (fill in the blank) #giveaway

** Contest closes at midnight on June 14, 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on June 15, 2012. Winner will be notified by email or Twitter. Giveaway is open to GTA residents only. No prize substitutions. Prize does not include travel and cannot be redeemed for cash.**

Also be sure to check out Sherway Gardens new blog The Endless Closet.  It’s new and looking good.


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Day Trippin’ – Wine Country Ontario

To escape the city this past weekend, the bf and I took our bikes on the GO train and headed to St. Catharines.  After 2 bike malfunctions and a few wrong turns, we made it to the first winery called 13th Street Winery.  It’s a beautiful and homey place with a bakery too!  From there we went down the road to Creekside Estate Winery for another tasting on their rustic outdoor patio.  We then stumbled upon an amazing cheese store called Upper Canada Cheese, where we hung out eating cheese and drinking vino on picnic tables.  We then headed a bit further into Jordan Village to stroll Main street and checked out Cave Springs winery.  It was an amazing city escape and felt like we were on vacation.  There’s so much do and see in wine country and biking around Niagara in general.  Definitely worth the day trip!  JD

13th Street Winery

Outfit for wine touring – H&M Dress + comfortable shoes c/o Skechers 

Creekside Estate Winery

Upper Canada Cheese Company

Cheese made in house

Cave Springs Winery

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TO Contributor: Lindsay 1

It’s contributor Friday! Here’s a blog post from Toronto based Lindsay

It’s finally time! This week I officially packed up all my winter knits and did a wardrobe change over. I unpacked my favourite summer pieces that have been hiding in Rubbermaid containers under my bed. Do you do that too? It’s almost like getting a new wardrobe without the investment. I was pleasantly surprised to find some things I completely forgot I owned. I found a sweet red floral romper, a couple of white dresses, and this sleeveless blouse I thought had pulled a disappearing act but alas it was just tucked away waiting for the sun.

Outfit details: top – H&M, skirt – F21, silver/black wrap bracelet – Topshop, stacked rings – Philistine, purse – Rebecca Minkoff, boots – vintage from in Austin, TX. LB


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Pink Lady

Speaking of leopard print tights (in my previous post), here I am wearing them again with a charcoal coloured angle cut skirt from Zara and bright pink blazer from Zara as well.  Boots are from Top Shop, and I finished the look off with a vintage belt and necklace.
My sunglasses are a new and exciting addition to my eyewear collection.  I have never owned proper sunglasses because I could never decide what to get, and I’ve always been too afraid of breaking or losing them.  This pair is from an AMAZING eyewear store called Opticianado located in the Junction.  They specialize in iconic unused vintage eyewear (mine), as well as contemporary independent designers. They have such a unique selection that definitely stands out from all the others.  Check it out at 2919 Dundas St. W.  JD

Photography by Tania Alvarez


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