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Lazy Monday

I was having a blah day and threw this on.  I was tired from NYC and just wanted to be comfortable going back to work.  Flats and a merino wool sweater was it, not to mention a skirt – pants are uncomfortable!  (Were you aware that I live in dresses and skirts and hardly ever wear pants?)  Julie made me take a few pics – I guess comfort can come off looking put together after all.

Sweater – Club Monaco $70
Skirt – Zara $70
Tights – Joe Fresh Style $4
Boots – Aldo $65

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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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The Chunky Knit Cardigan

Do you ever buy the same piece of clothing over and over again until you get it right?
I’ve bought about 5 grey sweaters in the past year but they haven’t been quite what I was looking for – until I found this one.  It has just the right look – a draped effect but fitted too, a nice pattern of knit, and it isn’t too bulky that it looks like a grandma sweater.  It’s by DEX Clothing and I found it last week at Winners on Bloor for $24. JD

I’m also wearing:
* My old man driving cap, Kensington Market $11
* Silk boyfriend shirt, Joe Fresh $39
* Tapered cargo pant, Union Bay from Alloy.com $60 (after tax and shipping)
* Lace-up boots, H&M $69
* Leather moto-gloves, Aldo $24
* Cashmere scarf by Arnold Brant (gift)

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