Friday, 24 February 2012

All that glitter

Here are the items I bought from the Chosen Ones Vintage Sale covered by in my last post.

It's funny, I have come to the realization that what I buy is heavily dictated by what I happen to be wearing the day I go shopping.

That day, I happen to be wearing these amazing pieces of accessories.

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The feather hair comb is still one of my most prized possessions. First seen here.

It goes really well with gold flecked items. Such as these amazing Sparkle and Fade shorts.

The rest of the accessories just naturally fell into place. Like these 2 forever21 necklaces.

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Forever 21 multi strand gold and pearl necklace, forever 21 necklace, gold and pearl necklace

And this fabulous golden belt. It was a gift from my boyfriend's mother.

I have been wanting a pure gold belt for a while now.

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The elasticity of the belt allows me wear it on my hip as well as on my waist, and it finishes my outfit perfectly.

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Time to share what I bought at the Chosen Ones Vintage sale with you guys. Just so happens, they can totally be accessorized using these exact same accessories.

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Dropping for design, dropping form design feather hair comb, vintage gold scale elastice belt, multistrand forever 21 gold and pearl necklace, gold necklaces, gold accesories, feather hair comb, sheer tights, black boots, White mini dress with gold detail

Dropping for design, dropping form design feather hair comb, vintage gold scale elastice belt, multistrand forever 21 gold and pearl necklace, gold necklaces, gold accesories, feather hair comb, sheer tights, black boots, White lace tiered dress

Dropping for design, dropping form design feather hair comb, vintage gold scale elastice belt, multistrand forever 21 gold and pearl necklace, gold necklaces, gold accesories, feather hair comb, sheer tights, black boots, pleated dress with gold detail

These dresses can easily be styled in many different ways.

Dresses are also extremely easy to wear and you instantly look very pulled together with little effort.

I highly recommend checking out these types of sales, not only are they easy on your wallet, you will also find one of a kind pieces that you know no one else has.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Chosen Ones Vintage Sale

The best part of having ample sweets for your birthday party is the fact that the next day, they can be eaten as breakfast.

These The Sugah Shack cupcakes taste just as good even the day after.

Yumm!

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Beige shirt, multiple pearl necklaces, roses, the sugah shack red velvet cupcakes

Beige shirt, multiple pearl necklaces, roses, the sugah shack red velvet cupcakes

One problem though, they are seriously too cute to eat.

After food, it's time for my favourite pass-time of all time! SHOPPING!

Graciously, Vancity Buzz informed me of the Chosen Ones Vintage Sale at the Waldorf hotel.

This vintage sale is organized by Daniel Fazio, the Director of Brand & Design at the Waldorf. Collections of clothing are brought together from vintage stores and local designers all over Vancouver. This sale actually happens every few months, and it is always at the Waldorf.

I am so glad I found out about it.

The Chosen Ones Vintage Sale, Waldorf

Excitement grew as I approach the destination. Inside, I am greeted by smiles and the familiar smells. Then, racks and racks of wonderful vintage finds just waiting for me to pluck, like ripened fruits hanging from fashion trees.

The Chosen Ones Vintage Sale, Waldorf, racks of clothing

I can't wait to get started.

The Chosen Ones Vintage Sale, Waldorf, racks of clothing

My arms were quickly filled with amazing items that I could not wait to try on.

The Chosen Ones Vintage Sale, Waldorf, racks of clothing, arms filled with clothing

This is a cash only sale, thus I was not able to take everything with me. Amongst them, I was the saddest to see these two items go.

First is this amazing suede cowgirl fringe jacket.

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Second is this double breasted fur trimmed full length coat.

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But I did take home three pieces delicious treats. Stay tuned for it in my next entry.

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Until next time Waldorf, until next time the Chosen Ones.

Monday, 20 February 2012

The sweetness of progressing in age

Another year in the bag, time surely does fly when fun is to be had.

I must count my blessings as I am surrounded my amazing individuals in my life.

Saturday night, close friends gathered and counted down the seconds to my birthday.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for making me feel so filled with love.

This birthday was extra sweet! Because I had two talented pastry chefs make me birthday goodies.

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The first is a birthday cake shaped in the iconic Tiffany and Co box, in the iconic colour with that iconic bow!

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This was a surprise actually, I had no idea this was coming. It is made by the delicate and talented hand of the cake artist behind Nikikiu's Sweet Kreations. I cannot get over how amazingly detailed fondant work can be. The cake also tasted really good! Sometimes, a good slice of rich chocolate cake is all you want, and this is just the chocolate cake I want!

The second is a litter of surprises!! Cats that is!!

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Aren't they adorable!?!? Plopped over the red velvet (which is my favourite by the way) cupcakes like cats plopped over pillows!!!

They are made by my dear friend and creator of The Sugah Shack. I first had a taste of her Darth Vader ones at another friend's birthday. I was hooked!! I love how her delicate touch makes the perfect balance of flavours! The cake is moist and not too sweet.

She is also amazingly creative. I could not have dreamt that I will be getting 3D cats that looked so playful and adorable. Contact her if you need that sweet cherry on top to make any even that much more amazing.

Her website: http://www.thesugahshack.ca/
Her Facebook page" The Sugah Shack

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Sugah Shack Cupcakes, Sugah Shack cat cupcakes, Redvelvet Cupcakes, Cat and ball of yarn and pawn print cupcakes

Sugah Shack Cupcakes, Sugah Shack cat cupcakes, Redvelvet Cupcakes, Cat and ball of yarn and pawn print cupcakes

Sugah Shack Cupcakes, Sugah Shack cat cupcakes, Redvelvet Cupcakes, Cat and ball of yarn and pawn print cupcakes

It was a happy birthday indeed. What more can I ask for?! Double the sweets and the wonderful people to share them with.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Thrift Shopping Haul video

Happy weekend everyone.

It's currently grey and weepy outside. Sorry for going "dark" this past week, I had good reason.

I was very busy working on this video!



Actually, I lied, Mike was busy working on this video, I was very busy being sick.

Something must be going around.

As promised by my last post I was going to make a video of my Talize Haul. Hope you guys enjoy it! We had a lot of fun, well mostly me.

Still feeling under the weather somewhat, brain is too scrambled to write in a more inspired way.

Sorry, promise I will make it up to you when I am better.

Love <3

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Houndstooth and hippie saloon girl

As I mentioned in my Monday post that Talize my Holy Grail of thrift stores is having their 50% off sale again.

I almost didn't make it. But as timing would have it, a trip out their worked out just fine.

This haul is equally as impressive as my Boxing Day one.

So much so in fact we actually made a video is up (
which will be posted after editing, thank you for your patience) documenting my spoils. In this post, I actually will not go into detail on what I got, but instead will be focusing on one of my favourite outfits born from this trip.

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Fioni clogs and vintage leather brief are both from Talize a while back.
Stockings from Dynamite
Bow tie belt from Forever 21, old

The jacket and the skirt make a very excellent pairing. I love mixing patterns. Even though there is no method to my madness, somehow things always end up working out.

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The belted detail of the jacket gives the outfit the structure it needs by cinching me right at the waist.

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The skirt would look excellent as a maxi-skirt, since with the help of the structured jacket, it would already create the illusion of the mile-long-leg. However, I just couldn't help but do something different to it.

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I simply flipped inwards the front portion of the hem; thus magically creating a hi-low hem skirt. Something I have been coveting for many moons.

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The hi-low hem is fun and flirty, I guess that's why you often see them on Saloon girls.

Hundstooth and hippie saloon girl, yup, I can rock this to work today no problem.

Monday, 6 February 2012

My IFBCon outfit

The #IFBCon Independent Fashion Blogger Conference is happening in 2 days (Feb 8th, 2012) YEEK!

I know I am thousands of miles, or Kilometers as us Canadians would say, away from New York and will no be able to attend this year.

But that doesn't mean I can't live and breathe it via web technology.

I am still having #fashiongirlproblems as I plan my outfits for IFBCon sans attendance.

Let's start with my face.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, vintage looking photo

The allure of the Rouge Allure is too intense, this is the third time I am trying it on. Really, I should probably just woman up and buy it. But I really don't know how to apply it properly. See, conundrum already.

But I really do love how well it goes with the colouring of my skin, all the way to my hair. The outfit I pull, is actually very much influenced by the lip colour.

I wanted something simple but special that can show off the red lips.

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I love the amazing sleeves of this dress. Oh, what dress? you ask?

This dress.

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I have learned to appreciate the magic of candid photos.

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I found this amazing dress at Community Thrift and Vintage, Frock Shoppe. The sleeves absolutely took my breath away! Ever since, I have been dying for an opportunity to wear it. Looks like I will be wearing it on the 8th for IFBCon. I can't think of a better debut, save from me actually being at the conference of course.

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The belt and shoes and purse add the perfect embellishment. The belt and purse are from vintage stores (sorry, forgot which ones), shoes are Roberto Vianni from last year.

white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress, vintage gold detail belt, Roberto Vianni sandals

I love the coin like detail, the best part is that these shoes are wedges, YAY comfort.

Now I just have to replicate this whole thing on the 8th.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress

Yup, IFBCon live stream, here I come.