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Faux Vintage

This vintage looking sweater isn’t vintage – it’s actually from Forever 21 but gets mistaken for a handmade sweater quite often.  My wool skirt is from Costa Blanca ($10), but don’t go looking for it – I bought it in grade 10.  True story.  How it’s lasted this long, I have no idea.  My belt is an 80s classic from my mom, and leather boots are by Cole Haan. JD

 

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Battle of the Blades

As CM mentioned, we were recently invited to a taping of the hit CBC show Battle of the Blades.  For those that don’t know what the show is about – it’s kind of like Dancing with the Stars but with professional figure skaters and ex-NHL hockey players.  The show has gained a lot of attention and is aired in the US as well.  Go Canada!  The performances were great, and I especially loved the Bollywood Slumdog Millionaire routine performed by Shae-Lynn Bourne and Patrice Brisebois.  The outfits were vibrant and fun, and Patrice was the nicest to look at of the male contenders.  You can catch Battle of the Blades every Sunday and Monday at 8 pm on CBC.


I wore my new Roots socks to the show and I was quite impressed by them.  Yes, even socks excite me!  I like the look of great socks poking out the tops of boots, and not only did they look good but they were extremely warm too.  Perfect for the studio arena we were in.


I also wore:
* Denim jeggings, Costa Blanca
* Denim shirt, Zara
* Chunky knit cardigan, DEX (Winners)
* Old man driving cap, Kensington Market
* Lace-up boots, H&M

And this is my deer caught in headlights look (wasn’t ready for the camera!)….. JD

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Sunday Lazy Sunday

What is better than a lazy Sunday?  The clothing that lazy Sunday allows.  I enjoyed brunch at Fire On The East Side with friends and then set off to do some shopping at The Bay.  My sister had still not seen The Room so we went for a browse seeing oh so many amazing things for fall.  Unfortunately I did not buy anything that day – I seemed to be conscious of my bank account.  That is so unlike me.  Here I am wearing my $39 Joe Fresh silk tunic, $30 Zara sweater, $10 Costa Blanca leggings and my go to $70 moto boots from Spring.  CM

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Shade of Grey

My fall ’10 shopping expeditions have me on the hunt for comfy staples that are wearable in all walks of life.  All walks of life minus Saturday night dance parties of course.  At LouLou Magazine’s shopping event, I picked up a few items that are going to get me through the winter in style.  Julie and I were both equally excited over these Joe Fresh grey sweater leggings that we purchased for $24.  I built the outfit around the leggings with a light grey H&M cardigan and a pink silk tunic from Joe Fresh.  The H&M necklace and silver Abercrombie &Fitch belt pulls it together for a more polished look.  This green bag will be another staple for me this winter.  Since its purchase, I have received tons of compliments on it and it was just $24 from Joe Fresh.  Booties are from H&M for $10.  CM

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Forever 21 Onesie

I found this versatile onesie at Forever 21 in NYC last fall while CM and I were power shopping on Broadway.  We both agreed we wouldn’t waste precious New York time in chain stores that we already have access to, but Forever 21 was the only exception because it’s just so much better in the states.  I went to the one at Yonge and Dundas square the other day and there was NOTHING good!  Anyway I like that this onesie is strapless, pleated and balloons at the ankle.  I can wear it conservatively with a blazer like so, or in a dressy way sans blazer.  I paired it with my grey blazer from Zara, lace-up booties from Spring, and a collection of vintage necklaces from my mammy and grandmammy.  My shiny yellow clutch is from the Gap and was a gift from my cousin who inspired our blog name – see story here.  I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my double ring, or brass knuckles as I like to refer to it as.  Surprisingly it’s from Costa Blanca ($9), and my dad-style watch is by Casio found in Paris.

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Down In Bedrock

Surprise surprise.  More leopard print… I just can’t resist.  It is my chocolate.  Shirt is $30 from H&M, jeggings are $15 from Costa Blanca and shoes are oldies from Zara.  My necklace is from Forever 21 for $4.  I think the shirt and the necklace combined makes me look like I could be on an episode of the Flintstones non? CM

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Summer Staple

Alright, maybe white boyfriend blazers were the must-have piece of Summer 2009 but I still love mine and wear it all the time.  Here I am wearing my Zara blazer with a $12 Forever 21 tank, $15 Costa Blanca jeggings, $4 thrifted necklace and Aldo wedges.  CM

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