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Travel: Algonquin

Before I start blogging about life in Shanghai, I’m going to take a look back on the happenings of last year…mainly travel spots. Back in September I went camping in Algonquin. I use the word camping lightly — we actually stayed in a cottage for 2 nights and camped in the woods for one night. Back in high school I joined the Outdoors Club and did a camping trip in Algonquin and absolutely loved it. I thought I was a ‘camper’ from that one trip and I always wanted to go camping again, but it never happened. Until this particular weekend. Let’s just say I’m not a camper anymore. I love the outdoors, hiking, swimming, and even cliff jumping — but I can do without sleeping in a tent.
Algonquin is so pretty and makes me feel very Canadian.

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Algonquin waterfall



Algonquin2Outfit: vintage Levi’s cutoffs | fringe tank from Urban Outfitters



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Polka Dot Grunge

I bought this cute polka dot dress from H&M last week.  It’s feminine and girly but I decided to make it casual with combat boots and a leather jacket.  This look is more me and I was able to ride my bike around town with ease.  I loved this random alley we stumbled upon.  It reminded me of Brooklyn, or a set for West Side Story.  Hope you enjoyed your weekend!  JD

Photos by DT


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Casual Comfortable Cool

I just love being casual!  It makes me so happy.  For a city stroll in the sun the other day, I wore my Second Denim Yoga Jeans in black.  They’re comfortable but not bummy.  The best.  I also wore my fringe top from Urban Outfitters, denim shirt from Zara, and vintage finishing touches – Cowgirl boots from a Thrift store in Port Colborne ($10), cashmere touque from my dad, and aviator sunglasses from my grandpa…they’re from the 70s and I love them.  Hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine and strolling around. I can’t get enough.  JD

Photos by DT


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Wild Horses

As soon as I saw this horse top at H&M I had to have it.  I don’t even like horses, I just liked the pattern, colours, and material.  I’ve since seen a number of gals wearing it around the city so it’s quickly losing it’s appeal, but I’m sure I’ll continue to wear it throughout the fall season. I guess this is as animal print as I get.  CM loves leopard but it doesn’t suit me, so I’m good with the horses.
I paired my new top with a blush coloured skirt from H&M, vintage purse from my mams, socks from Urban Outfitters, and cute new booties by Dollhouse – found at Winners on Bloor. My aviators are my grandpops. JD

Photos by Tania Alvarez


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The Pillow Boot Is Back!

We love these boots!  Canadian boot company Cougar just launched a gorgeous remake of the iconic Pillow Boot that was born in 1976.  Chances are your styling mom had a pair if you grew up in the 80s.  Ours did!
This boot is what we call functional and fashionable.  It’s extremely comfortable, warm, durable enough for our crazy weather, and looks pretty great too.  This boot in particular is a limited edition and retails for $270, but other styles start at $225.  Forget the over done Australian UGG boot, show your Canadian chops with this tan leather, calf-high lace up classic.  The red lining gives it a perfect touch and looks great with the tongue out.  Ah-maze.  JD
PS – Click here to find out where to buy.

Outfit details:
Poncho – bought at a random boutique in Montreal ($68)
Domino jeans – gifted
Floppy hat – H&M
Grey socks – Urban Outfitters
Cougar Pillow Boots – gifted


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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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Annual SMUT Soiree

What a busy few weeks it’s been with parties and dressing up.  Last week, we attended the 6th annual Smut Soiree hosted by Lainey Gossip and her crew of celebrity insiders.  The party organized by The Society keeps getting bigger and bigger each year which means the venue gets bigger.  It was held at the Evergreen Brickworks and what a beautiful space it was.  I love that it’s a mix of new and old and indoor and outdoor.
CM and I wore outfits that coordinated with each other, but we didn’t do it on purpose!  This seems to happen a lot with us, kind of like twins wearing the same thing without consulting each other.
CM’s Marilyn dress came from Betsey Johnson in Maui, and my red number came from Urban Outfitters.  I threw on a little jacket from H&M to add to it’s plainness. JD

Click here to see the SMUT wrap up on Lainey’s site.

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