‘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.
(Tank – H&M; Turtleneck, Boots – Zara; Vest – Winners; Velvet pants – Value Village; Hat – H&M; Purse – Goodwill; Necklace – F21)
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…
A thrifted fav.
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!)
How gorgeous is my Mum’s English Garden?
I definitely did not inherit her green thumb.
(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!
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*
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.
(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)
Good Monday Dear Juicettes!
Let’s hop to it! I am a menswear addict! Something about a slouchy, boyish cut, that when paired with a sassy heel, makes me feel oh so effortlessly chic! Thrift shopping in the menswear department is an absolute must for this frugal fashionista! In fact, the ‘broski’ section is a veritable goldmine of stylish treasure. I can’t help but flash back to that episode of The Cosby show when Denise and Vanessa were headed to the Village wearing menswear separates from Cliff’s closet. Oh how uber cool they were! Cliff was none too impressed with his stylish daughters, as was my Dad when I wore his weathered grey t-shirt to the beach with my girl friends….I guess I should mention that it had a felt playboy bunny logo on it. I digress. That was ages ago but my penchant for menswear still runs strong. In today’s look I am sporting a thrifted men’s oxford shirt and Levis 501’s, I feel ready to hang with the gals in the village or saunter off to Yorkville for a quick bite with my bestie. Cheers!
(Shirt – Goodwill; Purse – Value Village; Levis – The Black Market; Belt – The Vintage Depot; Pumps – Platos Closet; Pearls – H&M; Sunnies – The Bf’s)
Have a thrifty Monday!
I watched Pretty in Pink for the millionth time over the week-end – hands down my all time favourite 80’s movie! The teenage angst, the music, the fashion, the Duckman – it just never gets old! I remember being obsessed with Andie Walsh and her kooky thrifted creations. Andie loved her florals and so do I! That said, I am taking a page out of the characters book today….feeling Pretty in Pink…. Florals….isn’t she?
(Skirt – Value Village; T-shirt – F21; Belt – (old); Jewelry – Thrifted; Jacket – Guess; Shoes – Joe Fresh)
Oh no, where did my leg go? Kind of a weird shot…oh well!
Thus far, this summer has been all about the three R’s, that being: reduce, re-use and re-cycle….especially when it comes to fashion. Maternity benefits do not leave much room for spontaneous spending so I find myself tapping into my creative side and making my existing wardrobe ‘werk‘ for me. My closet has become a revolving door of fashion, spitting out pieces I have had for years. Fortunately I find myself falling in love all over again.
I purchased these high waisted houndstooth shorts from American Apparel last year and never had the chance to wear them…..then I got pregnant…..whooops! Since I looooooves me a good houndstooth print, I am uber excited to fit my booty back into these shorty shorts again! In fact, I am so excited that I have decided to style up these sassy little thangs in three different ways: Street, Night and Casual. This post is the first in the series of three….enjoy!
‘Releasing the hounds’ to the street styled with Ed’s Hendrix tee, a thrifted animal print shirt and DIY booties. The look channels a festival vibe that I just can’t seem to get enough of these days.
Houndstooth Tap Short – American Apparel (in stores now) ; Shirt, Purse, Booties – Value Village; Hat – Aldo; Cuff – Vintage; T-Shirt – Boyfriends Closet)
Hello Juicettes! So how are you enjoying the TSP so far? I am having a blast! Who knew I could get such milage out of a $1.50 (yes friends, these shorts were $1.50!) Today’s look is all about date night. I wanted to show you how to dress up a relaxed Bermuda short for an evening out with your ‘signif-other’. I love the look of a high waisted bottom paired with a tasteful (the operative word here) cropped top. However, this trend can quickly go very, very wrong, so tread delicately dear Juicettes. I have laid out a few ground rules (for myself) when attempting this look:
- Only 1-2 inches of belly flesh must show.
- Refrain from exposing your belly button (you are not Sporty Spice)
- Do not take off that blazer
- Walk tall or not at all
Dare I ask how I did? What are your thoughts on the ‘exposed midriff’ trend?
(Bermuda Shorts, Belt, Purse – Value Village; T-shirt – Joe Fresh (I knotted it at the back); Blazer – Zara; Necklace, Sunnies – H&M; Panther Cuff – Vintage; Pumps – Plato’s Closet)
Hope you are having a fantastic week!
Look One: Relaxed
Good Morning! Welcome to the first installment of the Thrifted Short Project: One Bermuda….Five Ways. For today’s look I decided to go relaxed and casual. The loose fitting denim top allows the Bermuda’s to shine, while the vibrant accessories really pump up the volume and give it a fun and youthful vibe! This look is perfect for a day of shopping downtown, a playdate in the park or a casual lunch with friends.
(Bermuda Shorts – Value Village; Top – Zara (old); Belt – French Connection (old); Bag – Joe Fresh (old); Shoes – Aldo (old); Shades – Gift Shop in Niagara Falls)
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If you follow me on instagram then you may already know about The Thrifted Short Project. If you don’t follow me on IG then, click here, and get on that my friends! Awesome! Right…sorted. Still scratching your lid thinking, “Huh, what is she on about?” Allow me to explain. A few weeks ago Ed, Rooney and I took a jaunty stroll to my favourite thrift store, Value Village. We were on a mission to find a Gatsby inspired outfit for Ed as we had a Garden Party to attend. Now taking an 8 week old infant to a busy thrift store on a week-end is risky business, but our Rooney is a star and we knew she was up for the challenge. Needless to say, the excursion had to be all business! In and out! Ed was sceptical that I would be able to ‘stay the course‘ and not get distracted by the aisles upon aisles of delicious deals in the women’s department. For the most part, I did quite well…..however I couldn’t resist taking a quick stroll down the Women’s Short aisle and I am so glad I did because my thrifty radar locked it’s gaze on a hot pink, striped pair of bermuda shorts….Hello Vicar!!! I grabbed them immediately, threw them in my basket and marched over to the fitting room. Eureka….a perfect fit! $3.99…the perfect price! Oh, and 50% off…it doesn’t get much better then this!
A few days later my Mum was visiting and I showed her my latest thrift. “She stared at the shorts and said, hmmm I suppose those are in fashion now, but to me they look very dated. I would have walked right by them.” Boom Shlaka! Instant inspiration! “Mum“, I replied, “it’s all about spotting the potential! I am going to show you and my readers how to make a $3.99 thrift….werk!!!!” And so the Thrifted Short Project was born! Each day this week I will be styling up these kooky pink Bermudas, showcasing their versatility. That’s right friends, One Bermuda….Five Ways. You won’t want to miss this!
Stay tuned Monday for Look #1