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Dear Santi Claus

Dear Santa, I would like pretty much everything from Club Monaco.  And I want my apartment to look like Club Monaco too.  The soft colours and heritage feel make me happy.  JD

Club Monaco on Bloor is the prettiest of all the Club Monacos.

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The Arthur

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.

Outfit details:
Jean shorts – Levis 501 from Club Monaco
T-shirt – H&M
Sunglasses – Cheap Monday
Canvas shoes – Payless

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Back to Black

When I pull my winter coats out of storage, remove them from their garment bags and hang them in my closet I get excited. Excited because I enjoy creating new outfits from my revived winter wardrobe. “You’re styling two outfits at once!”, I tell my mother. She thinks I’m crazy.

This black jacket is from Club Monaco. I realize Club Monaco doesn’t want to hear this but, I always wait till after Christmas to scour their sale racks for deals on Outerwear and leather. This jacket was found marked down from $300 to $100. Made from 100% wool, it has held it bell shape beautifully over the past 3 years and has become a winter staple for me.

Boots are from Cole Haan. Beautiful non? Headband and stockings are H&M and gloves are BOSS Black. CM

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Zebra Purse

I walked out my door the other day and this woman was setting up a small table of vintage accessories to sell.  Two purses caught my eye within seconds and when she said $5 each – I said “I’ll take both of them please.”  And off I trotted to the grocery store with an extra bounce in my step.  The purse shown here is leather and zebra fur and it reminds me of the Deena & Ozzy Pony purse from Urban Outfitters.  The other purse is a small leather messenger style, and I’ll show that in a later post.  I’m also wearing a skirt as a dress from Club Monaco with a Forever 21 belt and a vintage necklace I got from a market in Belgium.  Are you going to incorporate animal print to your Fall wardrobe?  JD

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Moto-Pretty

If ever you are looking for the perfect outfit to transition from a bikers Harley to the office this is the one.  I was almost hoping, on this particular morning walking to work, that a bad-a#@ biker was going to pull up beside me and say, “Wanna ride sweet thing?”.  I would have put on my pink helmet and been off covering the best three city blocks of my life!  Sigh, it didn’t happen.

Here I am office ready.  Jacket is from Club Monaco on Bloor Street and H&M top was purchased on Bloor.   My skirt was purchased at Suzy Shier in Calgary for $10.  Shoes were found at The Bay in Burlington for $12 and necklace is from Forever 21 on Yonge Street for $8.  CM

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Little Black Riding Hood

After a big Easter dinner, I decided I needed to walk it off. It was so nice and sunny all day but the sun was going down as I approached the Quarry by my parents house in Niagara. So pretty.   

I often get called little red riding hood when I wear this sweater coat. It’s so comfortable and I picked it up for $20! I think it could pass for Club Monaco but it’s really from Urban Planet – I wasn’t going to tell you that! One of those really rare finds.

My childhood friend Julia and I used to fish in this Quarry. We would put hot dogs on the end of our fishing line. Who does that?

I think this looks like something Bob Ross would paint. I used to love watching him on The Joy of painting. So peaceful. He used to say “Happy Trees” as he painted. HAHA

I used to be terrified to walk over these train tracks. You can’t tell from the picture, but this part of the tracks goes over the water and the gaps between the wood are wide enough that your leg could go through. I’m not scared anymore :) JD

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Joe Knows Part 1

We were happy to attend the Joe Fresh Fall/Winter 2010 fashion show last night as part of LG Fashion Week! The Joe show is one of the most coveted of Toronto Fashion Week because it’s fun, functional, and Joe just knows. We especially wanted to attend this show because their pieces are of good quality and always budget friendly – two things we can’t resist.

We have so much to say about the collection and runway shots to share, but that will be part 2 of our Joe Knows post. Here are a few shots of us before the show….

I opted to wear my ballet shoe coloured dress from H&M for the occasion because it’s fun and fancy free. Wearing it as the full dress is a bit much and makes me look like a 6-year-old ballerina, so I toned it down with a basic grey t-shirt from Joe Fresh, my H&M moto jacket, lace tights from Club Monaco, and giant earrings from a street vendor in Soho, NY. JD

In Joe spirit I wore my pink, acid-washed Joe Fresh jeans that were $19.  Shirt was $14 from Winners and jacket is from Zara.  My gold clutch was a $4 vintage purchase from the George Brown College store when I was there as a Fashion student.  Shoes were a $40 Zara purchase on sale, necklace is Forever 21.  I’ve recently developed an obsession for Nars lipstick – specifically their semi-mattes.  Here, I am wearing Funny Face. CM

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