My friend made me this amazing snood for Christmas. It’s so soft and lux I just love it. You can really tell the difference between something hand-made and store-bought. I finally found this knit headband I was looking for from ASOS.
The rest of the pictures are from my home town of Port Colborne. One of my favourite things to do when I’m home for a visit is go for a stroll along Lake Erie – it’s really pretty.
BTW – please ignore the butterfly clip on the top of my head. Sometimes I find random hair tools in my old drawers and put them to use for no reason. JD
This is the marina I used to work at during the summers of my university years. Best job ever.
I’m really into the peter pan collar trend. I bought this dress because I liked the crochet collar and I’m on the hunt for removeable collars that I can add to other outfits. My dress and sunglasses are from Forever 21, jacket and shoes are from Winners. The cupcakes I’m eating are from The Wedding Cake Shoppe on College. They were delicious. JD
p.s – I’m wearing sunglasses inside because I thought I had tired eyes.
p.p.s – My rings are vintage.
Photos by Tania Alvarez
I’m not an animal print kind of gal. I appreciate it and like it on others, but I usually feel like an imposter when I try animal print pieces….until I bought these leopard print boots from Top Shop. I got interested in leopard print footwear from seeing them styled different ways on the fashion blogs I look at. I love the splash of colour on my feet. They’re fun to wear! JD
Rest of outfit:
Jacket – H&M (on sale for $30, reg $100 – deal!)
Silk boyfriend shirt – Joe Fresh
Coral t-shirt – H&M
Sunglasses – Cheap Monday
Hat – Goorin Bros.
Coral scarf – The Bay
Pants – Domino
Photos by Tania Alvarez
I thought of this quote right when I woke up. Not true, my first thought was “I’m so tired, I just want to sleep for 2 more hours.” But then I decided to turn it around. Have a great day! JD
Dear Santa, I would like pretty much everything from Club Monaco. And I want my apartment to look like Club Monaco too. The soft colours and heritage feel make me happy. JD
Club Monaco on Bloor is the prettiest of all the Club Monacos.
If you’re looking for a dope new restaurant to try – you should definitely check out Grand Electric in Parkdale (1330 Queen St. W). I went there on the weekend and loved it. It’s a tiny little spot with good vibes, and most importantly mouth-watering delicious food. It’s tapas style Mexican and we tried a little bit of everything, but not everything so I’ll have to go back. We had tuna ceviche, shrimp tacos, Baja fish tacos, chicken, beef cheek and pork belly tacos, and a few more little plates. The menu is on the chalk board, and items are around $3 – $8. I can’t wait to go back….I’m hungry again. JD
I didn’t have my camera, so the pics are from here and here. Great food blogs :)
JD wrote an article on holiday dressing for The Burlington Post, HER section. Check out five key items to buy for holiday parties…..
We’re in the thick of the holiday season and with every party or festive get-together, comes the most frequently asked question, “What should I wear?” Instead of wasting time staring into your closet and feeling helpless, here are five key items to help boost your look and get you into the holiday spirit.
Adding a fur or faux fur collar to a coat or dress is a great way to look and feel like a classic Hollywood beauty. Fur collars are everywhere this season in vintage and mainstream stores and shouldn’t cost you more than $50. A two-tone brown, black or white collar will go with practically anything. Bonus – it will keep you warm while looking chic.
Leopard shoes are all the rage and the ultimate standout piece to your party look. The slip-on flat leopard shoe from Aldo is a great choice, or the heeled leopard ankle boot from Top Shop. Pair your leopard shoes with black skinny pants that are tight around the ankle to show off your fun feet.
A pair of velvet shorts in a red wine or dark green colour will give off a trendy luxurious look. Treat them the same way you would a skirt – pair velvet shorts with tights, a feminine blouse, a blazer and heels. It’s a great way to mix things up from the ordinary.
Anything sequin is a foolproof way to feel instant glam and get into party mode. A chic black or colourful sequin tank or sleeved top will add a pretty shine to your look. Let the sequin top be your standout piece and pair it will tight jeans, black pants or a dark coloured circle skirt.
Long Tight Skirt
Long and mid-length skirts have made a significant return and are perfect for a night out on the town. Wear a long tight skirt with a free flowing top or blouse and a pair heels. Don’t forget to wear this trend with confidence and it will look amazing.
Tip: don’t wear these items all at once; it won’t work! All items mentioned are standout pieces that work on their own. Treat each one as an anchor piece and build your wardrobe around them. JD
When it’s rainy, dark and gloomy everyone is grumpy. But it doesn’t have to suck, it’s all how you perceive it. My favourite making the most of rain memory is running through a rain storm in Amsterdam with three friends. I was wearing a dress and sandals, my hair was drenched and I ran and smiled through the cobblestone streets until we reached the nearest pub. I suppose it was amazing because I was on vacation in Amsterdam, but still.
Yesterday I came across a beautiful picture of a gloomy day that made me think of that memory. It was shot by a 19-year-old photographer named Remi. His stuff is dope. I’m bringing back the word dope btw. I just have to share it….
This is a great head band CM sports in the winter. It’s vintage H&M from a few years ago and they never recreated it, but ASOS sells them in a few different colours. They have free shipping on right now too! JD
This makes me smile. I’d love to do a shoot here dressed up in something very feminine and proper like a Betty Draper dress. JD