December 31, 2013

a fond farewell to 2013

 Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Coco Chanel

Happy New Year to you!

Dress, shown belted (thriftedThrift on the Ave, Detroit, MI; $15). Mink coat (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON; $60). Jeans (Gap). Boots (Zara). Fur hat (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON; $8).


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December 29, 2013

the leather dress

I found this dress a few years back mixed in with the jackets at a local thrift store.  The fit was perfect but with the bulk of the dress at the shoulders, I could never figure out what to do with my hair (aka 'girl problems'). The proportions were always off. I tried the dress again this week with my new cut and I think that it works much better. Can't wait to mix it up with an over-sized sweater and flat boots.

Danier leather dress (thrifted, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON; $25). Clutch (vintage, Windsor Market, Windsor, ON; $4). Boots (Zara). 

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December 26, 2013

winter whites

Cashmere coat (thrifted, Mother Fletcher's, Ferndale, MI; $20 last seen here). Sequins tank (vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI; $18 last seen here). Levi's (thrifted, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI; $14). Sneakers (Converse). Gucci clutch (vintage, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI; $60).

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December 23, 2013

cocoon coat

Cocoon coat (vintage, Refined Resale, Royal, Oak, MI; $45). Dress (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON). Over the knee Stuart Weitzman for Ingledew's suede boots (vintage, Bang-On, Toronto, ON; $150). Chanel purse (vintage, House of Vintage, Toronto, ON).

I've had this dress for several years and it remains one of my favourites.  I dug up this photo of me wearing the same dress from 2010, when I was in New York for Fashion Week.  Here we are, me and Helena Christensen at the Stella McCartney Party for Fashion's Night Out. (Yep, I almost passed out!).

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December 21, 2013

the before and after

Vintage leather jacket (gift, last seen here). Dress (F21). Jeans (Gap). Yves Saint Laurent Paris shoes (vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $18). Clutch (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON. $38). Bracelets (vintage, Mama Loves You, Toronto, ON $28; $34). 

And just like that, my locks are gone. Thanks @RobertCory of Cabello Hair <3.

Photos A Mingay

December 19, 2013

a fresh cut

This time tomorrow (unless I have a breakdown and chicken out!), I will have cut several inches off my hair and be sporting a fresh new version of the bob. This decision came out of nowhere really, but after several years of having varying lengths of long hair, I have decided that I need a change.  I am hoping for a look that is both feminine and edgy and one that will transform the way I wear clothes.  I am really excited but I'm not going to lie, nervous as hell!

December 09, 2013

pop of color

Red dress (vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI $10). Coat (Zara). Boots (Zara). Tapestry purse (vintage, Windsor Market, Windsor, ON $10 last seen here). Pin (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON $3). Bracelet (vintage, Mama Loves You, Toronto, ON $28).

Photos A Mingay