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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I dig the 70s look, but you’ll rarely find me in wide leg jeans. I’m more of a skinny jeans, cropped pants, leggings kind of girl, but it’s fun to change things up once in a while. These are the widest jeans I own by Seven for all Mankind – they kind of remind me of the jeans my mom wore here. I paired them with this multi-coloured top from FCUK that I bought on sale for $39. I decided to throw on a belt to give the look another layer, and my red Mary Jane espadrilles are the perfect pair of shoes for this pant. They are by Steve Madden and I found them at Winners on Bloor for $60. My gigantic sunglasses are also by Steve Madden from Winners for $12. Next time I want to wear this outfit with my top tucked in. I was feeling bloated this day so the tuck-in was just not happening. JD
Every time we check our Facebook homepages it seems everyone is getting married. How are we supposed to keep up with a new party dress for each one?
The Goal: find multiple budget friendly dresses
Where: Off the top of my head I always recommend checking FCUK, Mendocino on Bloor, Zara, Winners, and Cors Boutique on Queen West. Cors sells dresses by the likes of Catherine Malandrino, BCBG, Nicole Miller, and Betsey Johnston for a fraction of what they’re supposed to cost. I’m not sure how, but I don’t ask questions. I try on, I like, I buy.
The dress I’m wearing here came from Winners on Bloor for just $60. I wore it to my cousin’s wedding and got quite a few compliments on it. I like the fun zipper detailing and the way it bounces and moves when I walk.
Tip of the day: always be on the look out for great party dresses even if you don’t have an event coming up. Another invite is bound to land in your mailbox soon. And if not, throw a fancy dress party. Just be sure to invite us! JD
PS – excuse the band-aid on my leg…I forgot it was there.
It’s amazing how an outfit can make you feel a certain way. If you’re tired of feeling drab in the same old – bust out some new colours! It will make a world of difference. This is my Boss Orange skirt that I got at a sample sale ($40). The material is like a parachute and I found it tricky to find a good top for it at first, but this one from FCUK is a pretty good compliment. It’s on sale now for $39. I paired it with a chunky black belt and comfortable peep toe heels from Feet First. A lot of people think these shoes are vintage and that’s why I like them! JD