December 30, 2011

happy birthday

My Gram, Cecile Fields, celebrates her 99th birthday today. A fashionista herself, Gram has always been an important inspiration. During the late 1970s, when I was a little girl, Gram worked in Detroit. She would frequently return to Canada with neat little dresses and faux furs for me. Throughout her life, Gram made all of her own clothes, too. Her style is uniquely classic. I recall many strangers on the street complimenting her pillbox hats and those great dresses, always cut just below the knee. Much love Gram. Endless thanks for the inspiration. XO

December 29, 2011

one dress, two looks

It is important to make the most of each piece in my closet. So with that being said, I decided that it would be an interesting challenge to mix things up with this dress.

Look #1 - Floor length evening dress. Kids jean jacket. Fitted motorcycle jacket with a feminine spin. Wool knee socks. My favourite wellies. Oversized wayfarer sunglasses.

Look #2 - Floor length evening dress. Faux fur stole. Stiletto bootie.

Two looks that take this dress from day to evening in an instant.

December 27, 2011

the tuxedo

Boys tuxedo pants (Vintage, Salvation Army, Windsor. $4.). Boys tuxedo jacket (Vintage, Salvation Army, Windsor. $8.). Silk tank. Feather cluster (gift from great-grandmother). Deco pin. Cummerbund (Vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor. $18). Leather booties.

December 17, 2011

holiday dress

Satin and velvet Victor Costa party dress (Vintage, Jones & Co., Windsor, ON. $125). Patent shoes. Maroon tuxedo dinner jacket (Photo #2, M. Pearce, borrowed).

December 15, 2011


Angora blend oversized sequins sweater (Vintage, Penny Jane's Vintage, Walkerville, ON. $10).
Leather leggings. Oversized turquoise leather clutch. Oversized watch.


December 13, 2011


Inspiration comes in many forms. Music happens to have a huge influence on me.  

Check out the track “Someone that I used to know” by Wouten DeBacker aka Goyte featuring the stellar vocals of Kimbra.   If you haven't heard either of these artists to date…, don’t walk and have a listen.

Check out their latest collaboration:

December 04, 2011

at the playground

Vintage silk embroidered kimono jacket. (Vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $12). Stovepipe denim. Men's inspired oxfords (Photo #1). Stacked laceup bootie. (Photos #2-4).

December 01, 2011

more sequins

One of my absolute favourite finds last year were these pants.  The original price tag was still attached but the elastic waistband had seen better days.  For about $4, I had the elastic replaced. Voila!! Wool blend blazer. (Zara, Barcelona, Spain). Sequins pants. (Vintage, Value Village Thrift Store, Windsor, ON. $8).