Dizzy December

Oh dear!  Another month and so few blogposts to show for it. :/

I’m alive, I promise.  It’s been a dizzy busy December!

Let’s dedicate this blogpost to filling you in and catching you up on all the many fun-filled adventures that took place in the Life and Times of Moi this past month….

Holiday Hair with The Proudest Pony

I don’t know about you…but when it comes to my look, my hair-game is weak sauce!!!

So when I was invited to this blogger exclusive evening at The Proudest Pony – wild horses couldn’t keep me away. See what I did there? 😉

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Me with Ashley, Owner and Hairstylist Extraordinaire + Me with the ladies of Main St. CC
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Tah-Dah!!! Final results: Vintage glamour bob

If you’re following me on Instagram (if you’re not – you should – click here) you can see the entire hair transformation there 🙂

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Me with the delightful hair magician, Garlande … she’s a doll!!                                                                                         Outfit Deets: Top, Penningtons (other looks); Skirt, Forever21+

Corporate Holiday Party

I work for a huge company – and haven’t been interested in going to the companywide holiday party in a few years.

But since I got my hair did the night before, and had a dress that was dying to be worn…. I had to make an appearance this year 😉

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Accessories: Ear cuff from Forever21 and Earrings from Your Big Sister’s Closet
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Outfit Deets: Coat, Laura Petite; Shoes, Guess; Purse, Danier Leather; Dress, Kiyonna

This faux fur zebra coat was the first I’ve found that didn’t add extra bulk to my bod …. and fit me perfectly in the shoulders.  It was from Laura Petite – isn’t it lovely?

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I’ve owned this Kiyonna Valentina Illusion dress for a few years now….and THIS was the first time I was wearing it out!!!

Hooray for corporate cocktail parties!!

Toronto Vintage Society’s White Kitschmas

The first weekend of December, Toronto Vintage Society hosted our annual holiday party  – this year with a White Christmas theme.

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12299271_10205442802570483_5667820712286228048_nThese were some of the beautiful homemade kitsch being sold at the event – I may have picked up a few for myself 🙂IMG_0535Here are a few snaps from the TVS Album
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Team Xmas Lunch and Office Party

Remember that fabulous hat I WON from Goorin Bros last month?  Well, I picked up another glittery kitschy facinator from this year’s TVS White Kitschmas…clipped it to this hat, and voila la!

Holiday Amazingness was Born!!!

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…pardon the no-makeup selfie here friends…
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Outfit Deets: Propeller hat, Goorin Bros; Cropped cardi, Old Navy; Necklace, LOFT; Fanny skirt, Tatyanna Boutique (for more click here and here)

It was the perfect for my Team Lunch where festive gear was strongly recommended 🙂

Later that week, our entire department had some mandatory fun with more festive furvolity and general office appropriate holiday shenanigans! 🙂

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For outift deets, click here 😉

Star Wars Marathon – Xmas Edition

12240093_10153283313424072_7338811313585662244_nI’m one of those rare people who only ever saw the Star Wars films as an adult, not as a kid.  But I was an instant fan…and with the release of Episode VII, I hosted a movie marathon…
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Complete with Darth Vader slippers, Lightsaber pretzel snacks and 1/2 the cast on my couch :)
Complete with Darth Vader slippers, Lightsaber pretzel snacks and 1/2 the cast on my couch 🙂

 

Naturally, I HAD to dress for the theme too….

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BOTH of these tees are from Ardene – FYI!!!

I had tickets for THE FORCE AWAKENS Christmas Day –and oh yes, there’s an outfit for that – duh!!!

Outfit Deets: Faux fur collar long sweater, Reitmans; Star Wars tee, Ardene

 Want more Star Wars Fashion?  I got you covered…click here 😉


Toronto Distillery Christmas Market

It never really feels like Christmas until you’ve visited the Distillery’s Christmas Market.

Sadly, it’s not quite the the same experience without snow.  But we made the best of it…

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Eating GIANT Turkey Legs, in the street …. Keepin’ it Klassy. That’s how we do!

Outfit Deets:  Plaid scarf/shawl, Reitmas; Jacket, Danier Leather  

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Can’t leave without the mandatory group selfie in front of that xmas tree 🙂

The Many Open House Holiday Get-Togethers

I’ve got so many lovely friends who open up their homes for some good ol’ fashioned holiday cheer.

I participated in the vintage cookie exchange again this year – click here for the cookie recipe.

But this time baked up a few billion extra and packaged them up as giveaways and hostess gifts 😉
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One of my favourite holiday looks this year was this one:  BLACK & RED!

A pleated black circle skirt is a staple in my wardrobe.  You can dress it up or dress it down.   For an easy house-party-outfit, I chose to wear it with this retro red plaid top, and added  a fun broach/hair fascinator to amp up the christmas-y factor to this look.  Adding that needed festive vibe needed by all holiday party attendees.
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Outfit details: Skirt, Forever21+; Plaid top, Collectif, Loveless Boutique; Shoes suede tie-up flats from Christian S for Payless; Holiday bow earrings Target; Holiday broach/fascinator, handmade kitsch from Toronto Vintage Society
What’s great about this outfit is that the pieces can totally be worn together or separately, paired with other items, throughout the year!

Orphan Xmas Eve Dinner

What was originally gonna be a dinner for two in pjs xmas eve….became a proper grown-up dinner for 6 xmas eve 🙂
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Friends are the Family you choose.
Since selling the house and downsizing to a shoebox of a condo, I didn’t think I’d be hosting many parties ever again.
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I’m very fortunate to have found some lovely new people in my life whom I can call friends.  And am thrilled to be hosting get-togethers again 🙂

NYE 2016

Alas, I’ve yet to make any firm plans for New Years Eve just yet….

There’s plenty happening.  I did pickup this amazing beaded vintage jacket…that will very likely be incorporated into my outfit, once I make a decision on what to do for  NYE.

What are you doing for NYE?  What are YOU gonna wear?  Tell me in the comments section below 🙂

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Found this vintage beaded beauty at The Public Butter – 50% off!!!!

 

Hope you all had a fabulous time off from work, and had lots of time to catchup with family and friends and everyone in-between.

Looking forward to 2016 and all the adventures to be had in life and fashion.

Thank you for following the blog!  Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year ahead! xo

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Star Wars in Fashion

I am one of those rare people who only watched the Star Wars movies  as an adult, but never as a kid.  And I’m proud to say I’ve become an instant fan – owning both sets of trilogies on blu-ray 🙂

My favourite character is R2-D2.  Is there anything this beeping trash can on wheels can’t do?R2-D2-8

He’s a projector, a Swiss Army Knife and tolerator of 3PO, all rolled into one. I don’t even mind that he’s gotten too CG in the prequels, when R2 dropped oil slick on some battle droids and ignited them with his personal jet boosters – he’s a rockstar and can do no wrong.  He helped the Rebels topple the Empire, was X-Wing wingman to Luke and to C-3P0’s Riggs, and then stuck around to help the new Republic grow and prosper. R2-D2 is nothing but cool and reliable.

Any droid that can survive getting spit out by some Dagobah sea whale thing is worthy of winning my heart!

 

In an effort to celebrate May 4th – Star Wars Day – I’m dedicating this post to the awesome fun geeky fashions out there that I’d totally rock for realz (if I could find them)… paying homage to this fab sci-fi cultural phenomenon that is STAR WARS.

Shoes 

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(Above images taken from Pintrest, however no links to actual products to purchase 😦 )

 

Love love love this infinity scarf — you could totally wear this anytime, all the time.

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R2D2 Skirt
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Opening Story Text Crawl Tee

In case you have no idea why this Tee is awesome, check out the clip below….

 

In a galaxy far, far away from geek culture there are some fabulous Star Wars fashion out there to be worn May 4th and beyond!  Check out a few of my faves:

Outfits 

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How amazing is this dress!!! (image from Pintrest, no link to purchase)

 

*Insert Vader breathing sound here* 🙂

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The Yoda Look – Do or Do Not. There Is No Try.

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This hooded jacket is beyond words! (image from Pintrest, sadly no link to purchase)

 

And last, but certainly not least….. are these fantastic Star Wars gowns by Rodarte !

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 Do you own any Star Wars fashions of your own?  Where did you get ’em?  Tell. Me. Everything…. use the comments below 🙂

And May the 4th Be With You!

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THE SouthAsian Princess Leia, Swing Dancing Look:

White Peplum dress from AdditionElle; shoes from Winners; sock buns for hair….Tah Dah!  🙂

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