Summer Shopping Haul

Oooooooo Summer Sales are everywhere friends!!!

Since shopping in Boston was a total bust (click here Boston trip summary) … I was dying for some much-needed retail therapy!

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Lucky for me that I happened to stumble upon some crazy sales over the last few weeks here in The6ix.

Here’s my recap from those Shopping Hauls:

TATYANA BOUTIQUE

Just look at my receipt below from an unexpected shopping trip I made last week – when I got an email from Tatyana Boutique saying that it was THE LAST day to get 50% off everything in store INCLUDING already reduced items!!


What did I buy you’re wondering…?

Here’s a quick snapshot of the frocks that followed me home ….

A total of 3 Tatyana Dresses came home with me:  Floral & Lace (left) $60 and the Golden Tassel (right) $17!!!!!

That gold dress doesn’t look like much on the hanger.  But it’s vintage reproduction at its very best – hugging curves just right and landing at the perfect height without any alterations.

I’ve already worn it to work!

It’s not every day you find a dress with office-appropriate tassels 😉ipadIreneGomes1

And the 3rd dress I got was THIS one!!!!   I have no idea when or where I’m gonna wear this …. but it was just magical…followed by ooo’s & ahh’s upon stepping out of the change room.

Perhaps its time I started my jazz singing career just to wear this dress nightly!!! 😉

This gown was over $200.  But with this amazing sale, it came home with me for $60!!!!!

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This dress has an intricate spider webbed, sexy sweetheart neckline and with a cascading waist with a bow detail in this form fitted silhouette.

A sexy v-shaped back leads to a  zip closuer and ends with a striking slit up the back.  And even at my petite height (when worn with heels) it’ll be floor-length fantastic!!! ❤

FOREVER21+

I try to avoid doing too much shopping at Forever21+ … for fear of looking like every other plus sized babe in the city.

But just look at these sweet colours and patterns!!!  YUP!  They needed to be mine!

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Foxes on a simple sleeved, belted swing dress!  $33

Summer Orange Maxi with ruffles! $22

A semi-sheer maxi dress featuring an all over floral print, a buttoned front, a V-neckline, an elasticized waist, and 3/4 sleeves with buttoned cuffs. $33

Stay tuned to the blog for specific outfit posts styling each of these ones soon! 😉

PENNINGTON’S

OH MAN!!!  I’ve been ranting about bra’s and bra-blems for a few posts on the blog.  With the CAD$ being in the can…it has been preventing me from cross-boarder shopping for over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders.

Being a busty gal…finding my cup size here in Toronto just isn’t affordable. :/

But then … Penningtons had a crazy, stupid sale…making ALL THAT YOU SEE HERE $22 each!!!  Unheard of price for ladies of the big titty committee..right?

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Now, although this retail claims to have G & H cup sizes, they rarely seem to have them when I’m shopping.  Seems they are super popular and sell out immediately.  Sigh..

I managed to find sister sizes (i.e. 44DDDDDD … LOL! you get what I mean) to help compensate for band:cup difference.  At this price point…I was determine to make them work!!! 🙂

Oh, I picked up 2 sweet nightys too…for $15 each!

STREET VENDORS & OUTDOOR MARKETS

Summer brings with it the many outdoor festivals, markets and other fun where vendors are selling their wears street-side.  And fantastic deals and finds can be found!!!

I’m all about the hats in the summer… sun protection is very important … especially for keeping the once face sun-spot free 😉

Hats! Hats! Hats! Sold at Kensington Market.

Of all the many hats I own, I didn’t have a simple black and white one. So when I found this adorable side-bow-button detail on this one….it had to be mine.

$10 – and basically goes with everything!  Whoop! Whoop!

There you have it friends!  You’ve gotten the inside scoop on all the newest pieces in my closet.

Were you able to take advantage of any of these deals yourselves?

Got any favourites from what I’ve showcased in this haul?  Tell me about it in the comment section below.

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Summer Sales, Fall Tales

Oh you feel that crispness in the air … Fall is here friends!

And you know what that means:  Summer Sales!!!

This outfit cost $20!  Reitmans Summer Sales are the greatest!

Yep!  It’s your chance to nab some super cute summer stuff on the cheap.

Stay on the lookout for low-cost pieces in jewel tones that can pull a summer wardrobe into fall.

And the perfect opportunity to try and extend these new pieces you acquire into transitioning weather outfits!  So checkout my recent summer sale finds and how I’m gonna make them work into Fall….

It’s a TWO piece!!!  And the skirt has deep pockets!!!

Winners and Reitmans seem to be my go-to stops for summer sale hunting, especially if I’m in the downtown office.

Purse, old (recently rediscovered it in my closet); Necklace from MyBeadedDesign; Guess Platform sandals, Winners ($29); Matchy top ($10) and skirt ($10) from Reitmans

For cooler Autumn days — simply add tights, trade in open toes for closed toed shoes and a sweater layer in a warm colour, like orange below 😉

Ya’ll know I’m a shopaholic.  It would be really easy to blow your fashion budget on buying new clothes for the fall, especially with so many tempting window displays out there right now.  (I fell victim to it recently after a simple dental cleaning appointment – if you’re following me on Instagram, then you know what I mean). :/

But your Fall Tales doesn’t have to buying a completely new wardrobe. By adding richer textures, darker colours and a little added warmth your summer clothes …and  you’ll be able to wear ’em well into right into winter!!!

So, what do you think of my Summer Sale, Fall Tale here?  You like?

What are some of your tips for transitioning your wardrobe for cooler weather?

Tell me in the comments section below 🙂

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Smart Set


We’re mid-September, but instead of layers-upon-layers to keep us warm, the weather is keeping us in summer dresses!

And I’m loving it!!! 😀

Like this cutie-pie floral one I picked for $10!!!!!!  From a little shop called Smart Set, maybe you’ve heard of it? 
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Smart Set recently had a CLOSING sale.

The Montreal-based retailer said it will shut 107 Smart Set stores over the next 12 to 18 months, including 31 by year end or early next year.  Curious as to why, click here.

Only 31 of the locations will be closed completely. The remaining 76 will be converted to other company banners, which include Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle and RW&Co., as well as Thyme maternity stores.
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When I was in highschool, this was a shop I’d visit often.  But I don’t think I step in one until a few weeks ago, when I saw the closing signs while I was on my lunch downtown.  FullSizeRender-19

Smart Set didn’t carry a plus-size line.  So I was very surprised at finding an XL fit me.

What I really liked about this dress was the criss-cross deep-v back…
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If I had a longer torso, you’d be able to see how the peek-a-boo criss-cross action should work. But for $10, it was coming home with me for sure…and my short-waisted self was gonna wear it anyway!!! 🙂

Oh, the hat … picked it up from Public Butter, on WQW. Click here for other looks in this hat 🙂

Were you a Smart Set fan?  Are you sad about the news that Smart Set having closed?

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How I Got The Look: Hat, Public Butter; Sandals, Berkinstock; Dress, Smart Set

Looking for other summertime simple looks … click here, here, here and here. 🙂

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