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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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Swap Party Crop Top

I went to a clothing swap party a few weeks ago and got this vintage crop top that I’ve been loving.  It’s perfectly worked in and just plain rad. There are a lot of layers going on with this outfit, so I’ll break it down head to toe…

Tan floppy hat – H&M
Vintage aviators – my grandfather’s from the 70s
Silk top – Joe Fresh
Army green jacket – Esprit (from one hundred years ago)
Domino jeans – gifted
Vintage gold belt – Print Fine Vintage (College St.)
Vintage coach purse – randomly found at a College St. pop-up sale for $5
Chinese Laundry heels – Winners on Bloor

Photos by Tania Alvarez

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Mad About Shoes

Sometimes the best part of an outfit are the shoes.  I found this pair at Winners on Bloor and I’m glad I bought them.  I wasn’t sure if I’d wear them enough but I’ve been wearing them quite a bit this summer.  The platform toe makes the 4 inch rise bearable…even though I’m convinced I’ll be in orthopedics in 5 years time.

These pants are by Wilfred from Aritzia and I love wearing them because they’re soft and comfortable.  This top was purchased at a thrift store in Belgium for 4 Euro.  I’m actually wearing it backwards because I didn’t feel like sporting a high neck.  See what it looks like non-backwards here.  Belt is also vintage from my mom’s closet.  JD

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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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Zebra Purse

I walked out my door the other day and this woman was setting up a small table of vintage accessories to sell.  Two purses caught my eye within seconds and when she said $5 each – I said “I’ll take both of them please.”  And off I trotted to the grocery store with an extra bounce in my step.  The purse shown here is leather and zebra fur and it reminds me of the Deena & Ozzy Pony purse from Urban Outfitters.  The other purse is a small leather messenger style, and I’ll show that in a later post.  I’m also wearing a skirt as a dress from Club Monaco with a Forever 21 belt and a vintage necklace I got from a market in Belgium.  Are you going to incorporate animal print to your Fall wardrobe?  JD

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I Spy With My Little Eye

After The Stills concert, CM & I stumbled upon a very old and very cool jalopy of a truck in the Distillery District – perfect backdrop for my military green dress.  I got this last week at Winners on Bloor for $50.  It’s actually by the same brand as this dress here.  I like that military green is a big colour for fall because my eyes are a hazel-greenish colour and I’ve been meaning to buy something in this shade for a while.  If you’re tired you’re supposed to wear something similar to your eyes to make you look un-tired.  I think it works too.
My perforated high heel shoes are by Dollhouse also from Winners on Bloor, and my necklace came from a vintage market in Belgium for 4 euro.  The dad-like Casio watch I’m wearing is from a little boutique found in Le Marais quarter of Paris.  I originally spotted it at Collette for double the price — glad I didn’t make an impulse purchase there.  When it gets a little colder I’ll wear this dress with polka dot tights and a leather jacket.  JD

PS – click here to listen to one of my favourite songs – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.

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That 70s Outfit

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

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