I was going to toss this dress to my swap party pile because it was getting boring, but then an outfit I saw on Lookbook.nu inspired me to accessorize it differently. I wasn’t sure about adding browns and tans with a black and white dress but together it worked out nicely.
Polka dot dress – H&M
Floppy hat – H&M
Sunglasses – Cheap Monday
Necklace – Vintage
Floral belt – H&M
Lace-up booties – Spring Shoes
While walking along College street this weekend, I came across an adorable little store called The Arthur. They sell antique home decor and unique vintage items that encapsulate little pieces of history. They opened an online store a year ago and the College street shop opened a month ago. I just loved it. It reminded me of The Drake General Store, but much more authentic….and more affordable. If you’re looking for cute home accents but aren’t the best at antiquing — this is a great place to start. Check it out at 550 College st (at Euclid). JD
On the walk back, I fed my summer nostalgia soul by jumping through every sprinkler I came across. The best.
Jean shorts – Levis 501 from Club Monaco
T-shirt – H&M
Sunglasses – Cheap Monday
Canvas shoes – Payless
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
After spending the last handful of Pride Parade Sunday’s on ground level amongst the 1000’s of sweaty (but fabulous) Torontonian’s and tourists, we upped our game on a friends wrap around balcony overlooking the big show. With spectacular views of the downtown core and Yonge Street (hurray for the continuous delays of One Bloor!) we rocked our rainbow colours and downed Pride Punch. I was excited to wear my sequined rainbow dress which I have come to call the Giving Dress. Seriously though, it is the dress that keeps on giving. Upon its purchase from 69 Vintage, with plans to wear it to the August 2010 Scissor Sisters concert, I was unsure of its fate – would become a one hit wonder, retiring to my closet post concert? But alas it came in handy for Booby Ball’s disco themed party and most appropriately, Toronto’s Pride Week. The dress was a hit amongst party goers and a good ice breaker for new faces. Happy Pride Toronto.
Amazing view of the parade on Yonge Street and the entire city too!
Colourful gypsy – F21 skirt, Suzy Shier top, FCUK headband, Cheap Monday Sunglasses
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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
I don’t drive or own a car, but today a friend and I rented a car to go down to Niagara. While pumping gas in my 4 inch heels, it made me think of that ridiculous section of US magazine called “Stars – they’re just like us!” They grocery shop, go to Starbucks, and *gasp* they even pump their own gas!!! Can you imagine? What a crazy thing! JD
H&M Dress $49
Dollhouse heels from Winners $80
Cheap Monday sunglasses $30