June 30, 2012

miami - hello, good-bye

1 I think that we were taken for a ride, both literally and figuratively.  $82.50 from the airport to our hotel in South Beach, WTF! 2 "The Meatball" at Prime Italia, more food than anyone 1 person should ever eat!!! (We shared and still did not finish it). 3 Loving this dress at All Saints. 4 By the pool, no sign of tropical storm Debby! 5 Larger than life street art in the Design District. 6 Mix and match drinks at SLS Hotel. 7 Sewing fancy at All Saints. 8 Dodge Dart.  The driver was actually pulling away and I stopped him to snap this shot, I'm sure he thought I was nuts, but he did stop! 9 In the sun.

Photos S Mingay

June 24, 2012

how do you wear vintage? tab

WHO: Talbot Ross

WHAT: True Religion jean jacket adorned with vintage pins and charms collected from local vintage and thrift stores (Penny Jane's Vintage, Salvation Army Thrift, Value village Thrift, Holland Consignment & Auction House, Windsor, ON).  Pin on pocket is Dsquared 

WHERE: Windsor, ON

Photos S Mingay

June 23, 2012

dressed up like a bunny

Jeri Modes New York fur jacket (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON $20). Dress (Rubber Duchy). Clutch (Aldo). Shoes (Nine West). Rings (vintage, Flashback Vintage, Kensington Market, Toronto, ON $10; Jones & Company, Windsor, ON $18). Watch (Michael Kors).

Photos A Mingay

June 21, 2012

all that glitters is not gold part II

Enjoying a little vintage shopping at Penny Jane`s Vintage, Windsor ON.

Mirror Room-Hudson Bay Company sequins tank (vintage, Salvation Army, Windsor, ON $8) (last seen here). Leather skirt (Wilfred). Leather necklace (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $4). Shoes (Nine West). Sunglasses (Gucci).

Photos J Mingay

June 17, 2012

neon accessories

Yesterday was busy day. Breakfast with friends, a princess birthday party for a special 7 year old, vintage shopping in the neighbourhood, some floral arranging and a fabulous DIY 'operation jean jacket makeover' for a friend (that I will be sure to post when finished).  It also marked the first blog post that I am not wearing anything vintage or thrifted, although the skirt, a recent purchase inspired by the 1950's could very well pass for vintage.  Sometimes just the inspiration is enough.

I love how the simplicity of a black t-shirt and skirt can be transformed with a serious neon satchel and an 'arm party' of bracelets.  The phrase 'arm party' coined by Leandra Medine of The Manrepeller  makes me laugh every time I think of it. It is the perfect explanation for wearing waaaaaay too many bracelets....Oh, no, I really meant to wear all of these at one time, it is my arm party!

So when you think that you are done layering them on, toss on a few more, after all it is a party!

Another busy day planned today, enjoy and Happy Father's Day!

Skirt (F21). T-shirt (F21). Sandals (Sigerson Morrison). Satchel (Cambridge Satchel Company). Bracelets (Gap, F21, Joe Fresh, H&M). Rings (Queens St., House of Harlow). Watch (Michael Kors).

Photos A Mingay

June 13, 2012

happy birthday abby

My dear sweet photographer (read daughter and slave!) Abby turned 16 today, and although I swore that I would not put her on the blog....I had my fingers crossed! xo

Photo S Mingay


Denim skirt (thrifted, Mother Fletcher's, Ferndale, MI. $10). Blouse (Hugo Boss). Wedges (Aldo). Clutch (Louis Vuitton). Bracelets (Gap, H&M, Mexican Flea Market). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban Meteor Special Series).

Photos A Mingay

June 11, 2012


Snakeskin boots (vintage, Salvation Army Thrift, Windsor, ON $20). Shirt (worn as a dress) (Urban Behaviour). Jacket (American Eagle). Clutch (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON, $28).  Necklace (Rachel Roy). Bracelets (F21, Joe Fresh). Rings (vintage, Penny Jane's, Windsor, ON $15; Flashback Vintage, Kensington Market, Toronto, ON $10). Watch (Michael Kors).

Photos A Mingay

June 07, 2012

floral denim

Denim shirt (H&M). Skirt (Gap). Boots (Steve Madden). Coach purse (vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI $32).  Watch (Michael Kors). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban Meteor Special Series). Earrings ( Marc by Marc Jacobs). Bracelet (Gap).

Photos A Mingay

June 03, 2012

white in the rain

There is nothing I love more than putting on a crisp pair of white bottoms, in this case jeans. The only problem is that every time I wear white, it rains! Today was no exception. Seriously, wearing white is not an invitation for Mother Nature to dirty them up....

Stripped t-shirt (Gap). Jeans (Joe Fresh). Sandals (Daniblack). Belt (vintage Coach, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $8). Tote (vintage Gucci, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $15). I am not quite sure about the authenticity of the bag.  All of the details seem to indicate it is real, but the price, not so sure.  I compared the quality of the canvas to some luggage a friend owns from the same period (80's) and it was the same.  I will keep investigating and let you know! Watch (Michael Kors). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban Meteor Special Series). Bracelets (F21, Joe Fresh, J. Crew, Gap, Mexican flea market, made by me). Ring (Shop on Queen W. Toronto, ON. $5).

Photos A Mingay