March 31, 2012

faberge egg

 Rae Hepburn for One Flight Up dress (vintage, Penny Jane's, Windsor, ON. $35). Holt Renfrew clutch (thrifted, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $4 last seen here.) Booties (Stuart Weitzman for Scoop NYC last seen here.) Sunglasses (Ray-Ban). 

March 27, 2012

in bloom

Victor Costa dress (vintage; Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $18; Alterations $30). Necklace (thrifted; Penny Jane's Vintage, Windsor, ON. $5).  Leather belt (thrifted; Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $3). Booties (Stuart Weitzman for Scoop, NYC last seen here ).

Photos: A Mingay

March 25, 2012

joe fresh

Top (Joe Fresh $39). Jeans (Joe Fresh $29). Gold leather oxfords (Joe Fresh $70). All clothes and accessories on hangers, Joe Fresh.

Joe Mimram (the genius behind Club Monaco) has built yet another empire that is quickly taking its place in the global market.  Joe Fresh was established in 2004, in association with the Loblaw Company Limited grocery chain.  That's right, shop for clothes and pick up your groceries!   
My initial reaction to this relationship was met with some scepticism.  I mean, how stylish are clothes going to be that can be purchased in your local supermarket? Very, as a matter of fact!  They are quality garments and priced smart. Free standing Joe Fresh stores are popping up in major cities all over Canada and in 2011, NYC. 
When in Toronto I always make a point to stop in the flagship store on Queen St .W.  I was there last week the day before the Joe Fresh fashion show, one of the hottest tickets of Toronto Fashion week. During my visit I had the privilege of speaking with the store manager Andrew. We talked about the brand, the Club Monaco days and how bright the concept of Joe Fresh really is.  I left the store energized and with bags in hand (of course)!

March 22, 2012


Dress (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON. $70; Alterations to shorten $18). Holt Renfrew clutch (thrifted, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $4). Sunglasses (H&M). Earring (Forever 21). Shoes (Jessica Simpson last seen here)

Photos: A Mingay

March 15, 2012


Blazer (H&M). Anne Klein for Saks silk  halter top (vintage, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $16). Denim (Levi`s). Python Chanel bag (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON. $250). Bracelet (thrifted, Penny Jane's Vintage, Windsor, ON. $20). Rings (House of Harlow, Aldo, Used Vintage, Jones & Co. Vintage). Belt (gifted from my grandmother). 

Tag from silk top.

March 13, 2012


I've never really felt like I was a girl that could, or should wear pearls; perhaps because I feel that they're a little too proper... and well, I'm not! 

Affectionately gifted to me by a friend's aunt, this necklace has a bit of an edge. I love how the multi-strand of pearls becomes woven into one wide band around the back of the neck.  As I write this, my mind is a flutter with the endless possibilities of layering it with rhinestones, beads, and maybe even a broach or two... on second thought, maybe I'm a girl that can wear pearls... with an edge!

Velvet dress (vintage, Windsor, ON. $22). (Alterations to shorten $14). Polka dot tights (H&M). Booties (Steve Madden). Necklace (gifted, Aunt Joan).

March 12, 2012

pleated pants

Cropped leather pleated pants (Thrifted, St. Vincent de Paul, Windsor, ON. $8). Silk kimono top (Forever 21). Gold rhinestone belt (Zara). Fedora (H&M). Black platform shoes with DIY heels (last seen here).


Photos J Mingay

March 08, 2012


Jeweled chandelier earrings (thrifted, Penny Jane's Vintage, Windsor, ON $30). Rabbit fur jacket (vintage, purchased on the street in Soho, NYC off a rolling rack. $100). Metallic jeans (H&M). Studded clutch (Club Monaco). Booties (Stuart Weitzman for Scoop NYC).

March 05, 2012

seeing spots

Holt Renfrew silk polka dot dress (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $8; alterations to shorten $22). Resin pearl clutch (vintage, $4).