Yeti

Hey Juicettes,

‘Winterizing’ that cute lace tank I found on the sale rack at H&M for $5.00…remember? When the weather takes a turn for the worst, layering is the key to making your summer wardrobe ‘werk’ for you.  My two ‘go to’ pieces for layering a look are: A basic black turtleneck and some sort of vest. When styling up a light summer piece, think about adding a layer underneath and a layer on top to start and see where that takes you. Doing this adds texture and dimension to the look.

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Y4(Tank – H&M; Turtleneck, Boots – Zara; Vest – Winners; Velvet pants – Value Village; Hat – H&M; Purse – Goodwill; Necklace – F21)

A Thrifted Fav

Happy Monday Juicettes!

As I scarf down our leftover Halloween candy for my breakfast dessert…that’s a thing right?…wait, maybe it’s lunch dessert…I have been up since 4:00a.m with a sickly, teething baby; and it’s 9:00a.m. now, so lunch (dessert) feels about right. I digress. Where was I? Yes, I was about to cleverly link my gluttonous state of mind with the below Menswear inspired pantaloons…ha! Who am I kidding? One could barely toast a slice of bread with the amount of brainpower I have right now. I’ll just quit while I am somewhat ahead…and leave you with this…

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xoxox

Vic

I’m Feeling: Track Pants and Heels

Hey Juicettes,

I’m feeling track pants and heels lately and I am not talking about those pretty track pants you can get from Zara or H&M. I’m talking ’bout track pants of the ‘after work’ variety. The ones you wear when you want to let it all hang out. Yup, those ones! Throw on a pair of heels and poof…yer ready to hit the town. Would you?

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I would!

xo

V

Frenchie

Hey Juicettes,

Feeling that French Fashion Editor vibe today in my dress…sans cigarette. Mixing up textures: Chambray, Velvet, and Gabardine to name a few! And what the what…black and navy?? Zut Alors! The French make it look so easy!

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F3I thrifted this navy velvet blazer at the Goodwill a few weeks ago and am very happy with it! It could do with a bit of tailoring but i’ll live with it for now. I am hopefully going to take an alterations course next month which I am very excited about! I have always wanted to be able to tailor my own clothes, especially some of the ones I have thrifted.

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F2Really loving block heel boots for the Fall. Splurged on these ones a few months ago. They are from Zara…..I have to say, Zara footwear is killing it this season!

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(Blazer, Purse, Belt, Trousers – Goodwill; Chambray Shirt – H&M; Necklace – Target; Shades – Common Sort; Booties – Zara) 

xox

Vic

My Mom Style

Hey Juicettes!

Ugh! It’s Monday all ready! Where the heck did the week-end go? My problem is that I ram way to much into a week-end and end up exhausted from it all. Before I know it, I am waking up on Monday morning wondering why it feels like I was hit by a Mack Truck (yes, a Mack Truck – and no they did not sponsor this post…lol) I digress.

I can’t complain though, all in all we had a productive week-end. I was able to scratch a few things off my ‘to do’ list, one of them being…blog photos. Difficult to do ‘sans mojo’…might I add. Oh yeah, did I mention that I’ve lost my mojo?  I misplaced it a few weeks ago, somewhere between the 4:00a.m. night feeds, the thinning/falling out hair, and the dark circles under my eyes. Yeah, it’s not pretty…but it’s real and I refuse to paint a perfect picture like some damn Glitter Girl…(no offence GG’s…love ya!) Don’t misunderstand me, I love being a Mom, but I also love being Victoria, and striking the perfect balance is an ongoing struggle. Any Mom’s out there feeling me?

DV7Yikes! Sorry if that was weird, and depressing….time to channel that stern British upbringing and end  this little pity party. Gulp….emotions swallowed….check! Right…sorted, now let’s get down to business. This is my actual Mom style. My go to uniform for playdates, mommy groups, and trips to the grocery store and/or the park is: a chunky knit, oversized vest, some sort of slim pant and boots…..oh and let’s not forget those full coverage shades.

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DV1(Knit Sweater & Purse – Goodwill; Denim Vest – Trade Program at Common Sort; Pants & Boots – Guess (old); Shades – Common Sort; Claw Necklace – House of Harlow; Statement Necklace – Target)

Thanks for reading!

Vic

 

 

I’m Feeling: Suspenders

Hey Juicettes!

Really feeling Menswear this Fall. Strangely enough I feel more feminine in boyish cuts and sharp tailoring than in a little black dress. Love that relaxed, confident stride that suddenly appears when I rock a pair of mens trousers and an oxford blouse. Throw on a pair of suspenders and watch out! Here are some inspiring ways to wear your braces!

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 Photo by Tommy Tonkaren2photo from the blog Where Did You Get That

Have a great week-end!

ox

V

Tweedy & Lacey

Hey Juicettes!

Happy hump day! This Momma has a lot on the go right now so I’m gonna make this quick! Not quite ready to embrace Fall fashion just yet so I thought I would style up my thrifted tweed pants with an ultra feminine lace top. I’m all garden party on the top with a touch of Autumn on the bottom. (hey that rhymes!)
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I definitely did not inherit her green thumb.

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(Top, Pants – Value Village;  Shoes – Aldo (but thrifted from Plato’s Closet; Purse – Vintage Coach; Bracelet – Stella Luna on Queen Street West; Sunnies – Le Chateau)

Have a great day!

xo V

Keeping it Simple in Khakis

Happy Monday!

Keeping it simple today in my thrifted men’s Ralph Lauren khakis and a basic tee. Bright tangerine accessories dress up the look and a pop of green on my tender tootsies add an unexpected twist. I could also dress this down with a subtle gold necklace, no belt, white converse all stars and aviator sunglasses. Brunch with friends or a casual walk in the park – a pair of classic khakis are a must in any gals wardrobe!

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UP7UP6UP2(Khakis – Goodwill; T-shirt – Joe Fresh; Necklace – Northern Reflections; Belt – H&M; Bracelet – Value Village; Sunglasses – Le Chateau; Shoes – Aldo for less; Lips – Mac Morrange)

ta ta!

V

 

 

Urban Suburban

Hey Hey!
Last week-end Ed and I ventured to suburbia to spend a little time at the parental units. I will always be a bonafide city girl but sometimes it’s really nice to escape the hustle for a few days. No matter how old I get, there is something so comforting about going back to the place where I grew up. Nothing beats a good home cooked meal, doting (grand)parents, and that sense of security I get when I am back home. *insert musical interlude here*
Homeward bound,
Home, where my thought’s escaping,

Home, where my music’s playing,
Home, where my love lies waiting….

Omg it’s on repeat….Eeekkk, earworm city! Anyhoots, let’s get on with it. I hope you’re still with me. In today’s post I am mixing it up. A little city, a little surburby, a little high, and a little low, that’s just how I roll.

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(Shirt, Vest, Purse – Value Village; Skirt – Ralph Lauren; Necklaces – F21; Ring – Aldo; Bracelet – Stella Luna in Parkdale; Sunnies – The Black Market on Queen; Shoes – Alexander Wang) 

Chao!