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Pink Hued

The dog days are over.  I realize this may have a different meaning to those who have heard the song, and to the song itself but, as for my dog days, my tan is over.  Julie and I take pictures of ourselves regularly (obviously) and it often makes us take a second look at what we are wearing and how we look in general.  These pics show me I need some bronzer stat!  Gosh I am pale!  I don’t think I am ready to take on the spray tanner but at this point…

I went down to the states over American thanksgiving.  I was there for family so my power shop allowed me to purchase this sweater from Ann Taylor Loft for $50 – I was drawn to the colour.  I wore them with my $19 Old Navy purple cargos.  I opted for an alternative to the army green cargos that are the rage these days as seen on Julie.

The rest of my outfit:
Bag – Joe Fresh
Jacket – H&M
Scarf – Arnold Brant
Necklace – Forever 21
Boots – H&M



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I found this H&M sweater in a random closet at my Mother’s house.  It was a Eureka moment!  How could I have let it sit for four years in bag on the floor of a closet?  Do you ever have those moments where a piece of clothing is discovered after years of hiding?.  It closely compares to a great vintage find.  Since my rediscovery last week, I have worn this sweater way too many times (laundry!)  We have reunited… and it feels so good.

Overcoat – Club Monaco
Jean Shorts – H&M
Tights – Hue
T-Shirt – Gap
Booties – Spring
Belt – H&M
Sunglasses – Joe Fresh
Lipstick – Nars Jungle Red


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You Make My World So Colourful

“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
– Coco Chanel

Cropped Sweater – H&M
Tank – Club Monaco
Skirt – H&M
Belt – Zara
Bag – Joe Fresh
Boots – H&M
Tights – Forever 21


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Wedding Frocktails

These are a few of my favorite dresses from the wedding I attended that was mentioned in my post The Maids.  Starting with the beautiful bride whose champagne lace dress was taken from the sample rack at Yorkville’s White boutique for $100.  I KNOW! That may be the best wedding dress price you have ever heard of and from White of all places!  It was so refreshing seeing a dress of this length – I loved everything about it.

Nude and red is my favorite combination right now.

These shoulders were even bigger in person therefore even better in person!

Sequins. You know how I feel about sequins.  I would cover my body in glue and roll in them every morning before work if I could.  Love this long sleeve mini.

“Something blue” and oh so cute.

Love the 20’s inspired length on this dress and the detailing on the shoulder.

Working the winter white and the black patent belt is the perfect finish.

So sexy in lace with the gold vintage belt.

Representing with the one shoulder.


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The Long Skirt – Finally Found!

I have been on the lookout for a tight long black skirt FOREVER.  On the weekend, my friends’ cousin had just the one I pictured in my mind and she was kind enough to share that it came from H&M (for $49).  I love you H&M, you have almost everything that I’m looking for…thanks for being so reliable!

As in true Julie D’Uva fashion, I had to wear my new purchase immediately so I styled up a look just in time for the H.C. Sanders Launch event at the Thompson Hotel last night.  (H.C. Sanders is a German high-quality bedding company that just opened a Canadian store in Yorkville).

My new skirt is made of a thick spandex material and when I walk, I feel like a mermaid.  For the love of fashion!!
I also wore my American Apparel crop top, H&M moto jacket, H&M lace-up booties, and a selection of chain accessories. Oh, and I topped it off with another chapeau of mine.  This grey fedora came from none other than Goorin Bros.  JD


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The Maids

This past year was a busy one for me. I had seven weddings to attend. Thank goodness my friends have impeccable taste, individual to their own, otherwise I just wouldn’t have been able to deal. Seven is a lot!

For this past wedding, I was honored to be one of my friend Sundie’s ‘maids along with four other of my greatest friends. We all lived together in a house at Western and managed to survive to stand by Sundie on this day.

Our dresses are from J Crew and shoes are my red pumps from Spring. We were able to choose our own accessories so I picked up a necklace and earrings from Forever 21. During dinner I wore this faux fur shrug that I purchased from Charlotte Russe in the US. It was $25 and it is a good piece as I wear it with more casual outfits like jeans and a T’s. Make-up was kept to a minimum because I knew I wanted to do a bright red lip in Jungle Red by Nars. CM


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3 Degrees of Kimmy Gibbler

Last Sunday night, Julie and I attended the taping of the sixth episode of Battle of the Blades.  We brought along the biggest Battle of the Blade fan we know, my mother, who cheered along every female Olympian and “woo-woo’ed” at all the retired, hunky hockey players.  We had a great night!

After the show we were invited back stage.  I just had to get a picture with Valeri Bure, husband of Candace Cameron, a.k.a. DJ Tanner!  Growing up I heard from many, including my mom, that I looked a lot like DJ.  When this picture was snapped, my mother got so excited she just had to tell Valeri of the comparison.  He didn’t seem to care.  Come on Val, I’m sure it isn’t everyday where you meet you wife’s 9-year-old doppleganger!

To stay warm by the ice, I wore my $14 H&M sweater dress and this Mendocino parka that I scored for $100.  CM


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