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Swap Party Crop Top

I went to a clothing swap party a few weeks ago and got this vintage crop top that I’ve been loving.  It’s perfectly worked in and just plain rad. There are a lot of layers going on with this outfit, so I’ll break it down head to toe…

Tan floppy hat – H&M
Vintage aviators – my grandfather’s from the 70s
Silk top – Joe Fresh
Army green jacket – Esprit (from one hundred years ago)
Domino jeans – gifted
Vintage gold belt – Print Fine Vintage (College St.)
Vintage coach purse – randomly found at a College St. pop-up sale for $5
Chinese Laundry heels – Winners on Bloor

Photos by Tania Alvarez

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Stolen Crop Top

I’ve been on vacation in sunny California for the past few days, loving life, taking it all in.  I spent a few days in LA and now I’m in San Diego.

I felt very Kelly Kapowski in this outfit yesterday.  I stole this Esprit crop top from my cousin back in ’94.  It accidentally ended up in my suitcase after a vacation we took together, so I just decided not to give it back.  Every time she came to my house, I would hide it.  I never even wore it, I just wanted to have it.  Sorry Camille!

My vintage Levi’s jean shorts are from Penny Arcade; gold belt is from Print Fine Vintage; sunglasses are from Forever 21; and my new floppy hat is by Goorin Bros from Urban Outfitters.  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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Spring Weekend Wear

This is my ‘strolling the city’ weekend look. I pieced together something warm, but not too warm, that married comfort and style. Comfort is key in my world.

Outfit details:
Second Denim Yoga Jeans – Shop Girls Gallery Boutique ($110)
Cropped sweater – H&M ($24)
Army inspired jacket – Esprit ($45)
Oxford shoes – Joe Fresh ($69)
Vintage gold belt – Print Fine Vintage ($10)
Neckerchief – gift from my Mamma

P.S – thank god for Yoga jeans – these pups allow me to be comfortable and still look stylish. Perfect for days I can’t handle wearing tight clothing. I need to get another pair in black or white or maybe every shade possible. JD

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Here Comes The Sun

I spent Thanksgiving day with my family in Niagara and what a great day it was.  I have lots to be thankful for but three things that stood out were:
1) The outrageously gorgeous weather!
2) The fun I had playing with my adorable little cousins, and
3) The great finds I snatched from my Aunt’s overwhelmingly awesome closet (more on that in a second).

I’ve worn this floral dress before here, but this time I added a few layers because of the change in season.
Floral dress and tights are from H&M; army green jacket is from Esprit; grey cardigan is from Liquidation World; flat boots are by Steve Madden; and my purse is one of the great finds from my Aunt’s closet.  Isn’t it great?  Who needs a thrift store when you have an Aunt that saved everything dating back to the early 70’s?  I took about 5 great items that I’ll be showing you in my upcoming outfit posts.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!  JD

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Playing With Patterns

Sometimes I get a bit restless with pairing all my outfits with a solid colour top, so I decided to play with patterns with this one.  At first I wasn’t sure if it looked acceptable, but you can mix patterns as long as the colour scheme is the same, so this does work.
My floral skirt by Kensie was an unexpected find from Liquidation World for $10.  I wore it another way here.  I paired it with a polka dot top that I took from my Mom’s closet (also worn here).  My army green Esprit jacket was purchased probably 7 years ago and I’m glad I’ve held on to it!  This circle scarf is from Spring ($14); horizontal striped tights are from H&M; and my shoes are my favourite black booties from Spring.  JD

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