January 30, 2013

made to fit

Handmade dress, no alterations necessary. Notice the royal blue thread that was used? LOVE IT! (Vintage, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $24). Booties (Steven Madden). Handbag (Henry Bendel). Watch (Michael Kors).

Photos A Mingay

January 27, 2013

store spotlight - the chief salvage co. toronto

WHO: The Chief Salvage Co.

WHAT: I really found a gem of a vintage shop this past week when I visited The Chief Salvage Co. for the first time.  This store has a stellar selection of vintage treasures and jewels displayed to have you looking every way... including up!  The owner, Cody, frequently updates the store's tumblr and instagram pages with her latest finds. So, if you're a quick draw on-line, you can secure great finds faster than you can get to the store.  This makes me happy 'cause I don't live in Toronto, but I do have 'connections' (you know who you both are!) who live up the street, who offered to be there as fast as my little fingers can text!

statigram or search thechiefsalvage on instagram

WHERE: 1493 Dundas St. W, Toronto

see what i bought here

Photos from The Chief Salvage Co. Facebook page

January 25, 2013

accessorized plaid

Plaid wool jacket (vintage, Public Butter check them out here, Toronto, ON $10). Denim jacket (F21). Bodysuit (Talula Babaton). Skirt (Joe Fresh). Boots (Hunters). Hat (American Apparel, with netting that I added). Necklaces (vintage, Chief Salvage check them out here, Toronto, ON $30; L & K Antiques, Tilbury, ON $32). Bracelets (BCBG, F21, Swarovski, Club Monaco, Henry Bendel).

Photos A Mingay

January 21, 2013

my favorite things

It's no secret that I really don't like winter much. I detest the cold and my skin really takes a beating.  So when a friend of mine told me to try her Moroccan Hammam spa products last seen here , I didn't hesitate.
Rooted in the ancient concept of Roman baths, these products left my dry and winter damaged skin re-hydrated and glowing.  My favorite is the Moroccan Lava Clay; a multi-purpose product that once added to water and made into a paste, can be applied to both the body and hair. The results were refreshing (literally).

Creating the perfect Hammam spa experience in my home has now become a part of my weekly ritual, thanks Amal. buy it here

If you want the full Hammam spa experience, her products are used at Shangrila Toronto

January 19, 2013

wrapped up in karl

Karl Lagerfeld print scarf (Yarnz). Leather Jacket (vintage, gift). Sweater (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON $28). Jeans (Gap). Belt (thrifted, Lost & Found, Royal Oak, MI $18). Boots (Aldo). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban).

Photos A Mingay

January 12, 2013

red velvet

Vintage hat (vintage, Vintage House, Windsor, ON $18) Blouse (Zara). Velvet skirt (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON $28). Booties (Steve Madden). Clutch (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON $38). Necklace (H&M).

Photos A Mingay

January 07, 2013

aztec accents

Leather jacket (Zara). Tank (Zara). Jeans (Gap). Belt (thrifted, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $18). Boots (Zara). Beaded Clutch (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON. $24). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban). Bracelets (Gap, Me&Ro). 

Photos A Mingay