Thursday, March 28, 2013

a hand stitched vintage dress

Outfit Details 
Dress: Vintage
Belt: Gift
Sweater: Thrifted
Bow: Joe Fresh

I thought I would break this dress out one last time before the pastel and bright colours start flooding the blog for Spring. I got this vintage dress in Toronto. It is hand made, you can tell when you flip it inside out all the hand stitching and work that has been done. I love finding an old patterned dress or skirt in the thrift stores that someone has hand made once upon a time ago. It makes the thrill of the hunt so much better. 
I like the little details in this outfit. The bow in my hair, and the bow in the belt. It's all in the tiny details that make an outfit go from blah to hurrah. 

What are you doing for Easter? I hope it's a great one spent with friends and family. If you have not told them you loved them in awhile, this weekend is a great chance to do it! Happy almost Friday. 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mustard walls and mustard skirts

Outfit Details: 
Pink Martini Skirt: Lolitta, London, ON
Shirt: Clothing Swap
Sweater: Chez Thrift

I love this skirt. The colour speaks for itself. As soon as I saw that pink martini has a skirt out in mustard I knew I had to have it. If anyone knows me mustard is one of my favourite colours. I've recently convinced my mom to repaint my parents living room mustard, mind you the rest of the house is neon geen, turquoise and red, so mustard was not a far stretch. 

I booked another bride today. Have you checked out my Bridal boutique. 

Been working away here in the studio. April is a busy month. I have a number of things on the calendar! Winter keeps holding on, but alas today we had 6 degree whether and I did not have to turn the heat on in my studio space. Yippee Spring is coming... thankfully! Those electric heat bills were killing us! 
Have a sunshiney Tuesday.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

busy bee monday

Outfit Details: 
Jeans: Clothing Swap
Sweater: Joe Fresh
Bracelet: Gift
Ring: Barbados gift
Necklace/earrings: Hattitude jewellery shop
Shoes: Kling
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I love these new jeans I got at the clothing swap this weekend. Every year me and my girlfriends have a clothing swap. We bring clothes we're sick of or don't want anymore and we all swap! Sometimes you find some real gems! Isn't the flare fun? The shoes are another gift from Christmas from the spanish clothing company KLING. They're genuis in their work. 

Ah Mondays! I've never been so busy as I am then this Monday. I have so many brides I'm trying to finish up as well as other people's custom work. The Hattitude studio is a bomb shell right now as I busily try to get all the jewellery orders out on time.

If you have not browsed my wedding boutique. Take a look. Click here. Please recommend me to anyone looking for custom jewellery to give their bridesmaids or for themselves.

Have a good week! 
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Friday, March 22, 2013

singing in the rain (or snow)

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Outfit details:
Poncho: Kling
Pants: Vintage
Hat: borrowed from a friend
Brooch: Vintage, gift

Hello lovely blogettes and fellow fashionista readers! I'm in love with this poncho my boyfriends mother gave to me for Christmas. It kind of looks like I'm singing in the rain (or snow) with the hat and poncho style? She got the poncho all the way from Spain! How neat is that? Have you ever check out kling clothing. They have the coolest items. I was lucky enough to get a few for Christmas! 
I love pairing something vintage with something new. The pants are vintage, the poncho new. It creates a more modern fun look without looking frumpy dumpy. I also LOVE the little brooch I pinned on the poncho. It's a basket full of CATS! My older brother bought me it for christmas. So cute. All in the details, right? 

I'm back from the beautiful Barbados. It was such a lovely trip. It's so funny how you just feel SO much healthier down south then cold Canada. We are so stationary here with all this snow and freezing weather. I was hoping when I got back Spring would be here. This is not the case, in fact it seems winter is dragging it's deep claws a little more for a little longer. It's already snowed every day since we've been back (three days ago). 

Two BIG pieces of news 
1. my dear childhood friend got engaged a month or two ago and is getting married this summer. I get the honour of standing up beside her as her bridesmaid. I'm so excited. She is such a dear friend. What a fun summer filled with weddings, working on the jewellery for bridal parties (click here to see my bridal boutique) AND attending them. 
2. My boyfriend got his dream job! He is now a field technician for the Ontario Archeology Museum. It's such a great opportunity and what a wonderful experience. He was offered the job on the spot after the interview... how often does that happen?! So proud of him! He's been working SO hard the last year and a half taking courses in archeology and trying to get in to this field. All he needs now is the hat and the whip, Indian Jones styles. 

What did I miss in your lives? Looking forward to catching up on the blogosphere world this weekend! 

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Monday, March 11, 2013

heading down south

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Lolitta, London, ON
Skirt: Vintage
Tights: The bay
Belt: H & M 
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery. Available in my shop here

I love the vibrant and bright colours of this outfit. Orange and Purple with of course a little mustard belt thrown in, is my favourite. I toned it down with some neutral brown tights. I like the chunky necklace up by the collared blouse. It's a nice touch. 

I've been packing for Barbados. I head there Tuesday morning, so excuse the lack of posts for the next week. I hope you all have a great March Break! 
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Friday, March 8, 2013

pale colours in pale winter

Outfit details:
Pants: Vintage wool
Belt: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery

Winter seemed to have come back for a few days this week, thankfully the forecast says it's suppose to go above zero next week. This bloggette cannot wait for Spring time! Taking photos inside is fine and dandy (thank heavens for big windows) but I always like getting out and exploring new places to take shots.

I love this belt on this outfit. A pattern belt on a pale pair of pants and plain shirt always makes for a fun piece. The necklace adds a touch of spice as well.

How are your friday's shaping up to be? I think we are laying low tonight. A good home cooked dinner and a lovely movie. I did a little "re-decorating" in my store today. I've been working hard away at changing up my shop's decor. Take a look at the new design.
Have a fun weekend! 
p.s. We fly out of here to Barbados in 4 days... Yahoo!
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Monday, March 4, 2013

how to update a vintage necklace

Outfit Details: 
Skirt: Mother's
Denim Shirt: Joe Fresh
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Thrifted
Scarf: Vintage
Necklace: Gift, Vintage 1940's
I love this beautiful necklace. It was a gift for christmas from my boyfriend. It's a real 1940's (?) vintage necklace. It's absolutly so beautiful. It's hard to know how to wear this beautiful piece of jewelry without looking dated, so you throw on some modern clothes, denim shirts work awesome, patterned tops are another great item. As always a belt helps over top of your tucked in denim shirt. A pair of jeans would have worked well with this vintage necklace to update it as well. 

This past weekend I went to the best pot luck I have ever been to! All the food was amazing. I guess you can tell we're getting a little older and learning to cook, everyone brought gourmet pot luck items instead of buying a vegetable platter from the grocery store. We also went to a London Lightening basketball game. It was our first one and it was neat. We're both not huge fans of basketball, but we went with 10 other people and the tickets were free so of course it was a hoot. 
How was your weekend? I'm in Toronto for a few days having a little adventure with my sistercuz. Hope your week is going well!

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