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Baby I’m Burning

I wanted to wear my Joe Fresh maxi dress to work yesterday, but the racer back isn’t office friendly, and it was far too hot for a blazer.  Solution – I threw on my favourite billowy sheer top from H&M.  I kept my top on in the office and ditched it the second I walked outside.

I paired this look with vintage gold accessories and clogs from Banana Republic ($23).  Sunglasses are by Cheap Monday and as my Dad pointed out – they look like John Lennon sunglasses.  I’m really feeling the circular frames this season.  What about you, have you changed up the shape of your eye wear?  JD

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Dolly Would

To kick-off Pride week, we went to the Dakota Tavern for the annual Steers & Queers Pride Party!  It was a tribute to Dolly Parton featuring a variety of acts singing or lip singing to variations of Dolly songs, hosted by a Drag Queen.  Best $6 cover we ever spent.

Everyone in the bar came dressed in country gear and balloons for boobs.  We didn’t know what to expect and regretted our outfits since we had so many other appropriate items we could’ve worn like cowboy boots, hats, and checkered shirts. Next time!

Top from H&M, Bracelet from Banana Republic

One piece cat suit from Esprit, Belt from GAP

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Simple 90s Look

Never underestimate clothing yard sales.  We love them!  I got an awesome purse once from a yard sale on Gore Vale, and this past weekend I bought a top for $1.50.  I gave the woman a toonie and said to keep the change, so it was actually $2.  Always be sure to wash anything vintage you buy (that’s a given), and then you’re good to go.

I paired my new/old top with my yoga jeans by Second Denim ($110), Banana Republic clogs ($23), Cole Haan purse ($165), and Cheap Monday sunglasses ($30).  It was a simple 90s look.  I never thought I would like short tops again, but now that’s all I really like.  It’s weird how fashion shifts and changes, but fun too.  I just really hope flare jeans don’t come back, ew.  JD

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The See Through Knit

I found this thin knit at Winners last week and was attracted to its flimsy draped shape, but the fact that it was see-through made me question if I should buy it or not.  But then I had a brilliant idea to buy an ivory lace body suit from American Apparel, and voila it worked.  I paired it with my cargo pants, striped scarf, and amazing clogs from Banana Republic.  I have to thank CM for these shoes because she discovered them first and was nice enough to put a pair on hold for me because I wasn’t in town that day.  Thanks CM!  They are probably the steal of the season coming in at $23!  That’s just incredibly satisfying.  JD

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Zola Jesus

I was recently introduced to musician Zola Jesus and I’m hooked.  Check out her gothic-chamber-pop via her Myspace.  She has 3 amazing songs and a cover for your listening pleasure.  My icing on the cake today?  I just found out she is playing at The Garrison next Thursday, September 30th for $12.50.  That is a steal and I am there.  Next week will be busy for Seven Dollar Pants.  LouLou magazine has a shopping event on Bloor Street Wednesday, September 29th starting at 5pm.  BCBG, The Gap, Jacob and Banana Republic are the main destinations and to top it off, Joe Fresh is setting up a pop-up store at 151 Bloor Street West.  All you have to do to attend is sign up on LouLou’s shopping event page.  Each store is offering discounts on new fall fashions as well as cocktails, munchies and giveaways.  Who doesn’t love martinis and shopping?  CM

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27 Dresses?

I have had one busy summer.  Approximately seven-million wedding invitations (real number is seven) have come my way and all are taking place within three months of each other.  Two were this past weekend.  The first was for my Western University roommate Liz.  She married her macho man Jeff at the Miller Lash House at U of T Scarborough.  The grounds were stunning and Liz, being a wedding planner, planned and executed the most beautiful wedding.  I wore this dress that I found at The Bay.  It was 70% off for $36.  My bag is an old sale purchase from Banana Republic, wedges are from Pegabo, and necklace was borrowed from my friend T.

The following day the gorgeous Courtney married her math professor beau at Grace Restaurant on College Street.  It was the ultimate city wedding and tres chic.  She requested that her closest friends wear white – what a confident bride!  I wore this dress that I purchased at Lolita when I was a student in London, ON.  Those who went to Western or grew up London know that Lolita is the go to shop on Richmond street.   I decided to give the dress a boho look with big gold earrings from Forever 21 ($6) and strappy leather wedges from Aldo ($90).   Purse is a Cole Haan sample sale purchase.

Today I am off to Ottawa for another wedding…and no, my dress for this one isn’t floral print.  Stay tuned! CM

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Feel It All

I was feeling casual and springy the other day as I wore some new threads I picked up from one of my favourite places – Joe Fresh! Yes, snow is on the ground and we’re still wearing our winter coats, but that didn’t stop me from introducing some lighter colours to the mix. Grey jeans, white t-shirt, and circular necklace all from Joe Fresh. Pearly necklace from H&M, longest chain from my mams, and belt from Banana Republic (sale!). I got this cardigan from Costa Blanca, my sunglasses are from Kensington market ($5), and boots by Steve Madden. I think you should go out and buy something for your Spring wardrobe today. I challenge you to buy a new colour – something bright that you don’t own. Do it. Love it. Spring is in the air! JD

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