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Chillin Out Max & Relaxin All Cool

It’s almost the long weekend and I’m so excited!  Time to relax and be a bum.  When I’m not caring too much about my outfit, I usually wear something like this.  Boyfriend jeans, black v-neck t-shirt, and straw fedora all from Joe Fresh; paired with white canvas shoes from Wal-Mart ($8) and a basic grey cardigan from some random store for $12.  I plan on hitting the beach, reading, and catching up with friends and familia.  What are you up to?  JD

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Night With The Boys

Last Thursday night, Julie and I made our way over to Lifford Wine Agency’s Boys Night Out – a major fundraising event in support of prostate cancer research.  Boys Night Out offers tastings from some of Toronto’s best restaurants as well as some of the best wines on the market.  We were there for work related purposes but would recommend attending next years event.  By “recommend” I mean “ladies get out there”!  The ratio of men to women was probably 15:1. My dress is Rachel Rachel Roy.  I purchased at this event which The Bay had back in March –  I could not resist the colour.  Patent gladiators are from Aldo and purse is Marc by Marc Jacobs.  CM

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Seven Dollar Sun-Dress

C’est moi, staying as cool as possible in this cotton sun-dress.  It was a seven dollar purchase made years ago at the Gap in Banff.  I will admit that the price tag has left me to somewhat neglect the dress.  I feel nothing to lay in the grass wearing it, drag it around the hot and sticky city or throw it into cycle after cycle in aggressive washing machines.  Despite this, it has held up amazingly well and continues to impress.  I just feel oh so pretty whenever I wear it and love how the skirts sways when I walk.  Happy Monday.  CM

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Perfect Party Dress

I found this dress at H&M this season for $29! Everyone thinks it’s a top and skirt, but it’s definitely a dress. The purse was borrowed from CM and it’s a cute little bag from Cole Haan (sample sale). My shoes are a recent purchase from Winners – they are Chinese Laundry and were $79. I love that they’re sky-high and believe it or not – they’re comfortable! JD

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Glorious Grey

My wardrobe is all over the place with the move so my mornings are spent rummaging through piles of clothing and random boxes desperately trying to get things together. It would be so much easier to buy everything new, but that wouldn’t really be budget-friendly. I decided to go for an almost fully monochromatic look with my Joe Fresh grey jeans ($19), shirt from Jacob ($30), and Zara blazer ($89). I have gotten a lot of wear out of this blazer so I don’t feel bad that it came to a hundo. I paired this ensemble with a skinny belt from Joe Fresh ($9), a pair of shoes I bought SEVEN years ago for $19. These puppies went in the garbage right after I took this photo – they just had to go. And my favourite part of the look is my grandmother’s purse that she bought and used only once – for my parent’s wedding. It’s in perfect condition and I love it.  JD

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Blush Baby

We took a stroll through the beautiful U of T campus for these shots and got stuck in a tunnel of wind under the archway. I wore my blush tone skirt from H&M and paired it with this shirt dress top also from H&M. I wore it once as a dress here but I think I like it as a top better now. My moto-inspired jacket is from H&M too! Wow 3 items from one store…didn’t do that on purpose. Lace-up booties are from Spring shoes ($29) and chain necklaces are from my mom and grandma’s collections. Oh and I don’t know if you can see the buttons on my sleeves but those are button covers I got at a thrift store in Port Colborne. Gotta love random finds. JD

The wind crept up on me!

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Flower Girl

Sunday afternoon was spent over brunch at Czehoski on Queen West. I never know how to spell Czehoski when I’m texting someone to meet me there…but I know you pronounce it cha-hos-key. The two piece band played fab jazz music while we ate eggs benny and sipped caesars. I’m actually not a fan of caesars but everyone else seems to live for them. My friend Shab was wearing a darling little outfit, and when she confirmed it was budget friendly I immediately snapped her picture for SDP.  Her floral frock came from Forever 21  for $18, jacket was from a clothing swap, shoes were $7 from a vintage store, and her purse was a gift. I think the floral dress could also be worn sans leggings on a hot day with a pair of chunky heels or wedges for sleek body-con look. Good shopping Shabba! JD

I love these shoes!

Great bow detail on the back

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