Thursday, November 29, 2012

a polar bear belongs in the winter

What I wore: 
Sweater: F21
Blouse: Thrifted, Chez thrift in Bolton
Skirt: Thrifted, Chez Thrift in Bolton
Suspenders: Value Village

How cute it this little polar bear sweater? I went shopping last weekend. My wardrobe was feeling dead and needed some inspiration again. I saw this little guy and fell in love. He's so cute. I got some other golden gems so hopefully will be posting some more photos. It wasn't that chilly today so I snapped a few out door photos. 
I was in Caledon this week for studio hours and some doctor appointments. Ever had a colonoscopy? Not fun friends. Not fun. 

I was decorating my grandmothers house last night with my sister cuz. Here are some photos of what we did. It's always a treat decorating her place. It's nice, we've kind of started a Christmas tradition. We all had dinner together and cut some fresh greener and spruced it up for her party. 

I'm back to London tomorrow to work in the studio on more jewellery. 
I'm having studio shop hours on Sunday December 9th from 1- 4pm in Caledon East, for anyone that can't make the Tuesday evening shop hours.

If you have a chance I invite you to check out my online store. It's filled with pretty and unique things. Check out the under $30 category if your looking for a gift for a secret santa :) 
If you see anything you like email your wish list to and the gifter and name who you would like to receive your list (boyfriend, mom, dad, brother etc). You'll be entered to win an item on your wish list! BONUS. 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Wish List! Win an Item!

Happy Christmas Wish Listing Ladies! 
Lots of new gems on the site. 
Happy browsing and shopping! 
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

fashion show tonight!

You'll have to excuse the lack of outfit posts until Christmas. Hattitude studio is a buzz with fingers turning, and ideas flowing. Jewellery is going every which way in time for Christmas! Check out the latest pieces below or browse my shop online. 

Headed to see a fashion show tonight at Fanshawe College with some local fashion houses in London ONTARIO. It's in support of the rescue a dog program. I'm excited to see another fashion show, since we had our first meeting for our 2013 CF for CF fashion show. For those readers who don't know, this will be our 3rd time running the fundraiser fashion show. We raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and raise awareness for Organ donation. Since I have CF and had a double lung transplant two and a half years ago, this is a show near and dear to my heart. There is 17 girls on the committee and we get nearly 500 people in attendance. It'll be great to see tonights fashion show to get some new fresh ideas. 
Hope your weeks are going well! Will have some new outfit posts up this weekend! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

how to wear old vintage sweaters?

What I wore: 
Sweater: Vintage
Blouse: Lolita (London, ONT)
Pants: American Apparel
Necklace: Chicago Bliss - Available here

I think the key to making an old vintage sweaters work every day is putting a nice soft blouse underneath them. This blouse is a new from a local shop in downtown london. I love the colour and I love the sheerness of it. Putting a pretty feminine blouse underneath a bulky vintage old sweater is the perfect way to wear your vintage 80's sweaters! Of course you need to accessorize these old sweaters so add some jewellery, rings, bracelets, necklaces. I even put a little bow bobby pin in my hair from Weezi creations. 

I'm still trying to figure out the best moves for indoor photos. Bear with me, I think they're turning out a little better then when I first started. It also helps that I got a wireless remote control. This is saving me SO much time. Best investment ever. 

Happy almost weekend. 
Have you got your twilight tickets yet? Tonight we're going to see Cloud Atlas. Two movies in one week. I'm a lucky gal. 
Don't forget to like my FB page for up to date jewels. Christmas shopping local this season! 
Also now introducing gift certificates to my store.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

lavender and yellow

What I wore: 
Hair Bow: Weezi Creations (designer in London, ONT)
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Vintage
Lace top: vintage
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery

Ah it feels good to be back blogging. Christmas season has hit in the Hattitude studio. I'm busy busy busy! If you've been following me on Twitter or instagram you've seen updates of my studio and me frantically trying to take photos in between the grey and rainy days of all the new jewellery. If you have not browsed my shop lately (the last three days) I strongly recommend you do, as there are some beauts just posted in the shop

Now is the time to start ordering some custom work for Christmas. If you have an old charm you want turned in to a bracelet or necklace for your girlfriend let me know. Do you have your grandmothers old brooch and want to give it to your mom in an updated style necklace for christmas. I'm your gal. Let me   help you create a truly unique gift to give this year. 

I hope your week is going lovely. Here's 3 things to catch you up on my life since I took a hiatus from blogging 
1. I've been doing yoga down the street 3 times a week. Lunch time yoga really breaks up my work day. Namaste.

2. I am headed to Chicago over Christmas! Any thoughts or ideas on 'MUST dos' please post. 

3. Twilight comes out on Friday (insert girlish scream). Yes. you read right, I bought our tickets today. I'm still a fan. What is it about Bella and Edward? Swoon. 
Happy Half Week kidiliwinks! 
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day. 

Walking down to see the march in the downtown core was so powerful. It was amazing to see everyone out to celebrate and remember. It was pretty neat to see that almost every person was wearing a poppy (a symbol we wear to represent Flander's Field, and commemorate those who died in the wars). 

At 11 o'clock a jet flew over where the hundreds of people had congregated to remember. It was all very moving to remember all the men and women who gave their lives so that we can have everything we have. We can walk down the street, walk through the park, be with who we want and have our freedoms which we take for granted every day. 
In honour of Remembrance Day we started watching 'Band of Brothers'. It's astounding what these men went through during the war. It's a horrible and devastating show. It's quite a powerful representation of World War II. 
Hope you all took a moment today to remember all the lives that fought for our freedoms and what incredibly brave souls were lost.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

sick, nick?

Here are some of the latest items being added to the online shop this week. Thanks again to all my beautiful customers who came to my studio shopping hours Monday and Tuesday evening. You guys are magical! I'm starting new Christmas shopping hours. Every Tuesday from now until Christmas the studio will be open from 5-8pm. Complimentary gift wrapping is a bonus! 

 Outfit posts are being put on the back burner probably until next week. I am sitting in slouchy pj's, comfy knit sweaters, and polka dot undies. Can you guess it? I am sick with a horrible sore throat. Enjoy some of my latest creations. Christmas and St. Nick are coming soon and now Hattitude is offering Gift Certificates in an monetary amount. Happy days! Time to get Hattified.

I hope you are all healthy and smiling. Have a great week. 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

gettin' our chartiy on

my brother 
Katherine, me, my boyfriend, and sistercuz
brother, cousins

I wore this dress to the SHARE dinner and dance function. It's a handmade dress that I picked up at a thrift store. I've been taking a sewing class so of course I've been looking over all the hems, and stitches and seeing how it was all constructed together. The coat is from another vintage store. The scarf is a nice autumn leaf print scarf from my mom's closet. 

The charity event we went to on Saturday was for the SHARE foundation which helps farmers in third world countries in sending them farming aid. My grandfather was one of the founders. It's a really great organization, doing a lot of good for a lot of people in different parts of South America. I was proud we all went and had a 'cousins' table.

Tomorrow and Tuesday are my studio shop hours. Come on by the studio in Caledon from 5-8pm if you want to get Hattified to beat the November blahs. 
Like my facebook page for a $10 discount coupon to use in my online shop. Christmas is coming!
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