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Wearing Winter Items in Spring + Giveaway from @Sherway_Gardens

As Canadians we have to learn to live with our stubborn weather.  One day it’s sweltering hot and the next day it’s chilly.  On the bright side, it allows me to wear a few winter items right into the spring season.  I actually don’t mind, it gives me satisfaction knowing I get a lot of use out of certain versatile items.

The cream coloured sweater is a trend I absolutely love.  I bought this one at American Eagle Outfitters at Sherway Gardens.  It’s stylish, and keeps me warm on chilly days when paired with jeans and boots, but I also wear it on those in between days (like yesterday) with a circle skirt, bare legs, and sandals – perfect transition for warmer days.

My lace dress from M for Mendocino was a staple item I wore this past winter with woolly tights, flat boots, and anorak jacket.  Now I can wear the same dress in warmer temps with a chambray shirt and sandals.

My Cole Haan menswear inspired boots from Ron White were a great trend for winter and I can’t seem to stop wearing them.  I’ve been sporting them with dresses and skirts sometimes with socks showing at the top.

— CONTEST —-
I’m running a contest for Sherway Gardens!  Win a $100 Cadillac Fairview shop! card. All you have to do is Tweet @JulieDUva and @Sherway_Gardens “I want to win a $100 gift card to buy (fill in the blank) #giveaway

** Contest closes at midnight on June 14, 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on June 15, 2012. Winner will be notified by email or Twitter. Giveaway is open to GTA residents only. No prize substitutions. Prize does not include travel and cannot be redeemed for cash.**

Also be sure to check out Sherway Gardens new blog The Endless Closet.  It’s new and looking good.

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Comfortably Dressed Up

Whenever I’m asked how to define my style, I say “comfortably dressed up.”  This outfit is a perfect example of that.  It’s dressy because I’m wearing a dress and mink collar, but comfortable with wool tights and flat boots.
I bought this dress at H&M and it’s another versatile piece that can be worn year round with the right accessories.

The rest of my outfit…
Green anorak jacket – M for Mendocino
Beret – Joe Fresh
Mink collar – 69 Vintage
Purse – Vintage Coach
Tights – Winners
Boots – Cole Haan

Photography by Silvia Drugea

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Stretching The Summer Wardrobe

I normally wear this dress in the summer with bare legs and boots of some sort, like I showed you here.  But I noticed I’m short on dresses from constantly cleaning out my closet, so I decided to turn my summer floral dress into a fall outfit by adding a white button down shirt, black cardigan, and black tights. My belt is vintage, and it’s so tight it feels like a seat belt….in a good way.  My bag and shoes are Cole Haan. The heel is sky-high and sadly I can only last 2 hours max.  Lastly my green anorak jacket is from M for Mendocino.  I want my next floral dress to be midi length, but can’t seem to find a good one.  Let me know if you see one anywhere. Thanks.  JD

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Inspired By CM

I have to credit Christine for this outfit.  On Monday  she wore a cream coloured skirt and a denim bow top.  When I looked in my closet yesterday morning I saw a cream coloured skirt and blue bow top. Thanks for the inspiration! My newest purchase here is my green anorak coat from M for Mendocino.  It was a steal at $99, and the perfect coat to go with practically everything. JD

Outfit details:
Skirt – Zara
Top – Joe Fresh
Coat – M for Mendocino
Scarf – H&M
Bag – Cole Haan
Belt – Vintage GAP (I’m talking 10 years old, I bought it in University)
Boots – Vintage

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Whip Cream and Cozy

I’m not a coffee drinker but I do like a hot beverage once in a while, so I popped by Starbucks for a hot chocolate with whip cream on top.   I felt all cozy and warm, until I had to remove my jacket for an outfit pic!  I was wearing something too skimpy to brave the cold, so I borrowed CM’s awesome sweater from American Eagle Outfitters (Reg. $70 on sale for $30).  I really love it – the cream colour brightened my day.

If you are on the hunt for affordable sweaters, I saw a bunch at M for Mendocino the other day. They had a lot of options and a lot of sales!

I’m also wearing: Joe Fresh distressed jeans $29; grey circle scarf from Spring $16; and lace-up booties from Spring $29.  JD

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