Plaid, Pleats and… Pigeons?

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I recently did an unexpected shopping haul from good ol’ Old Navy …and picked up these pieces of Fall goodness…

Booties, Reitmans; Hat, Winners; Plaid shirt and Bird skirt, Old Navy

Late September/early October…we were still having gorgeous, warm, sunny temps.

I was lucky enough to wear this ensemble …. stockingless with all my open-toed shoe and peek-a-poo mid-drift exposed glory!

It was kinda of perfect, just warm-enough-wear to get away with for an entire afternoon out and about.

Think I was off to have lunch with a few friends, before catching the Mirvish production of Kinky Boots.  (Such a good show – Cindy Laupur is totally present without actually being present) ❤

Plaid shirt and Bird skirt, Old Navy; Jellyshoes from Malaysia; Fringe purse, Aldo

This bold pattern mixing of plaid on top, with birds on the bottom got me a ton of compliments!!!

But the most reoccurring of comments was:  How did you know these patterns would work together?

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Here’s my ‘trick’ when it comes to mixing patterns:  match colors, not prints.

If the colors look good together, more often than not the patterns or prints will look good together too.

Notice that the birds of the skirt pickup the reds, blacks, and mustard colours of the plaid shirt. 😉

For some, this might be too bold, but it’s really a matter of personal preference. Matching colours seem to be the safest bet.  That said, you’ll never go wrong with black and white — they go with everything.
  

Adding dark hosiery just changed the vibe of this outfit.

Not only did it help warm up the look (literally), it added a hint of night-time sophistication to an otherwise casual look, don’t you think?

Wore this outfit this way for an evening of outdoor gazebo swing dancing in the Beaches…a lovely way to end a busy work week.

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Want more Mad for Plaid looks?  Click here and here.

Want more Pattern Mixing? Click here, here and here.

Want more Lindy Hop Swing Dancing?  Click here, here, here and here.  🙂

 Is plaid something you’re doing more off in your Fall outfits?

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The Roaring ’20s at Palais Royale

The most familiar symbol of the “Roaring Twenties” is probably the flapper: a young woman with bobbed hair and short skirts, excessive makeup and jewellery, who drank, smoked and said  “unladylike” things … and more sexually “free” than previous generations.

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Some of the lovelies behind the Toronto Vintage Society

The fashions of the ’20s are one of my faves…but sadly extremely difficult to find in my size, and even harder to make look good on my body shape.  The drop-waist isn’t something that I can pull off.

But I love me some fringe & feathers!!!  So when I found this getup on sale at an online costume shop – it had to be mine! ❤

And there was finally a reason to wear it as Toronto Vintage Society hosted a Selfie Photo Booth at Palais Royale’s Winterlicous night of dinner and dancing!

pubeve_2I have to admit, this might be the most glamorous venue in Toronto!!!  The Palais Royale Ballroom has been around for 92-years.  This space is oh-so magical.

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Winterlicious diners enjoying before the dancing begun.

Since I’m not the best with makeup application – I googled what a flapper in the 1920s would do and then tried to replicate it with what I had on hand.  Here’s what I found and my results…image001

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Volia! Me trying my hand at Gatsby makeup: base from PURMinerals, eyeshadows and blush from E.L.F., lipstick from MakeupForever, mascara from Younique 3D Fiber Lashes  (please ignore the hair curlers)

The best part of flapper wear…is all the accessories!!!

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T-strap shoes from Naturalizer; feather headband came with the dress; earrings from Necessities; pearls and bracelets picked up at Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

And…with all the pieces together – TAH-DAH!!!

 

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Swing dancing to Alex Pangman + an excuse to get dressed up in 1920s garb – what better way to end the work week!

The Toronto Vintage Society had a fabulous Selfie Photo Booth set up, complete with fabulous authentic props!!!IMG_6503

Here’s a selection of moments captured “TVS-Selfie-Photo-Booth” style:

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Dapper swing dancers romancing me for the camera – Giddy Up! 😉

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All the fabulous vintage props at the TVS Photo Booth….
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This fab pic of the Toronto Vintage Society gang – at our fab Selfie Photo Booth — tons more on Instagram #palaisroyaleballroom

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Keepin’ It Klassy!!! 😉

 

 

2014: PPMeow in Review

Here we are….the last day of 2014!  And thus concludes my first year of blogging! Yay!!! 🙂

Thank you for reading, following and commenting.  If you’ve got feedback or ideas you’d like me to explore/review in the new year … let me know in the comment section and I’ll do my very best to tackle them as blogposts in the New Year!

There have been 170 blogposts, not bad for the first year!  I only really got the hang of publishing and alerting various social media channels towards the later part of the year, so I thought I’d pick out a few of my favourite posts that were maybe missed, or hidden by Facebook at the time.

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Go Canada Go!  The biggest news worthy thing I remember happening in 2014 is Team Canada winning gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in men’s Olympic hockey!  Canada dominated moving into the finals! And at 6am on this Sunday in February bars everywhere  opened their doors to die-hard Canadians who support our athletes by drinking beers and cheering at big screen TVs with complete strangers in unison.  And to join the hoopla I dedicated an Outfit Of the Day to the win 🙂

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OOTD: Go Canada Go!

Although I often write about fashion – What I Wore – I try to also focus on lifestyle too – What I Did while wearing it.   Just as seeing someone who more resembles your body shape wearing an outfit you never thought to try yourself,  I write about my adventures at trying something new in hopes that YOU might try it for yourself as well.   There have been several specific LIFESTYLE posts around activities I’ve tried such as:

BollyFuze – Now What?  a Bollywood dance based workout designed to get you up and moving! Each class runs an hour-long, blending together elements of Indian Classical, Modern Bollywood & Folk dance with main stream fitness techniques that gives you a full body workout. Best part – BollyFuze is designed for all levels, ages & abilities …and with the energetic beats of Bollywood you totally trick your body into getting fit with hip-shaking-fun!

Yoga  I personally hadn’t practiced yoga in nearly two years before I found Studio Blue.   I was super nervous to go back into the classroom with  a bunch of wafer thin bun-headed girls, wearing nothing but LuLuLemon pants and sport bras that matched with zero sweat on their perfectly manicured eyebrows and likely full make-up faces (Why are People Afraid to Try Yoga?)  But once I got over the initial ‘scare’ it yield a ton of benefits …. AND I even arranged for a  PPMeow! $30 Pass  EXCLUSIVE to YOU – my blog’s readers & followers 🙂

Swing Dancing  I officially got bit by the swing fever bug at my first Rockabillie Concert… I signed up for classes the very next day.  I’ve blogged about my very first swing lesson – describing myself as a hot mess.  It was tricky at first, but week after week I felt more and more confident of the steps, felt myself improving and I couldn’t for class to learn the next big move. And now, honestly I dunno what I did without this fun dancing outlet in my life!!!  There have been a number of different blogpost related to swing dancing … I love it so… simply type the words “swing dancing” into the search bar within the blog and you’ll find them all friends 😉

There was also Country Line Dancing, singing loudly weekly with Choir, Choir, Choir, my adventures in Speed Dating and fun in the sun with my Vacation Recap post to Grenada.   Looking back, this year has been pretty awesome.

the berto - glamour1The saddest part of 2014 was the passing of my pup, The Berto 😦  But, in his memory Maryanne and My Beaded Designs will be donating $5 to the Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue (PSBR)  from every Swarovski PAW you buy.  Have you gotten yours yet?  Click here!

WordPress tells me that the busiest day of the year on the blog was April 10th — the post that day was THE Valentina Illusion Dress.

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THE Valentina Illusion Dress

There have been a ton of outfit posts so I’ve created my first Flipagram to capture my faves ….it’s even set to my personal theme song:  Golden by Jill Scott 🙂

Thank you again for reading, commenting, following and supporting Petite Plus, Meow!  There are some exciting things in store for me and the blog in the upcoming months – as I’m declaring 2015 to be THE YEAR OF TRAVEL in my life.  Stay tuned friends.

Wishing you a fantastic New Year’s Eve tonight, and may 2015 be our best year yet! xo

 

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Swing Out To Victory – 1940s Dinner/Dance

SWING OUT TO VICTORY! is an annual dinner-dance held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  You don’t need to be a dancer!   There are tons who come out just go to absorb the experience in a great museum setting with people dressed in their vintage finery.
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The superb Toronto All-Star Big Band performed nostalgic tunes from the 1930s and 40s all night underneath the famous Avro Lancaster (last in Canada) – the main focus of the event.
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This was going to be my first ‘away’ dance … and I was excited to get all decked out in ALL of my 1940s gear!

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Finding vintage plus-sized pieces hasn’t been too easy.  But I did have some luck at this Spring’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, where I picked up this floral belted day-dress, along with these new-vintage (i.e. never been worn) Celebrity  bow-tie heels. The white gloves are from 69Vintage, and the purse was a vintage gift (thanks JJ!).  The only non-vintage piece was my fascinator, which I picked up from the Your Big Sisters Closet.

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In an effort to make this dress more ‘1940s evening appropriate’ …  I was on the hunt for a fur stole.  Lucky for me, my vintage loving friends (thanks Erin & Joy) discovered that The Public Butter (a vintage shop on WQW) had a ton of them for sale!

I picked up this beautiful mink fur with a patterned, in perfect condition, lining for only $40!

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The beautiful vintage mink fur stole I picked up – in mint condition from The Public Butter, $40!

The hair is always my biggest challenge.  Liz, of The Vintage Inn, gave me a great easy tip and I was able to create this vintage back-roll…which held up pretty well all night!

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A gaggle of us carpooled our way just outside of Hamilton, in our 40s finest …. stopping to have dinner at Swiss Chalet, we be Klassly like dat….yup – classy with a ‘k’.  And then we were off to dance among the planes with uniformed men 🙂

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Lovely 1940s fashions, airplanes and furs with some fabulous ladies! Special thanks to Erin for bringing along her camera to capture some of these fab snaps!
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A little sweaty faced after all the dancing

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At some point in the middle of the fantastic night, a delightful lady handed me a card and said I was her choice for “Best Dressed” of the evening…and would be called up on stage for the competition!  Woot! Woot!

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Geez…check out my Best Dress competition – 7 ft tall goddess with perfect pin-up hair…
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Best Dress Contestants were me, 7ft pin-up goddess and Winston Churchill

 

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2nd prize winner of a giant basket of goodies for the Best Dressed Contest!
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Moi – a la 1940s. Photo credit: Shermette … click the link to see her blogpost recap on this event.

 

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Is there a panda behind my head? “I always feel like somebody’s watching me”….
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Toronto Vintage Society ladies totally ambushed this uniformed crewmen into this shot. He doesn’t seem to mind too much though 🙂

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Dancing to the always magically big band music of Toronto All Star Big Band,  surrounded by the planes at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,  among veterans and friends dressed in vintage finery and WINNING 2nd place in the best dressed contest ….. what a fantastic night!!!    Can’t wait for next year! 🙂

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Lindyworks 2014!

Lindyworks is  Toronto Lindy Hop’s annual weekend of workshop wonderfulness! It’s all about Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz dancing.  Having only begun my own Swing Dancing love affair (began this past spring, click here for that)…. this was my first workshop ever!  I was uber nervous about being surrounded by actual dancers for an entire weekend (three days) of solid dance instruction to challenge and inspire dancers during the day and to practice your newly acquired skills at evening parties that feature the best LIVE swing bands.

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Here’s the only snap I took during the entire 3-day workshop.  Clearly, I was too busy dancing my feet off… 🙂

THE WORKSHOPS:

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The organizers of Lindyworks 2014, along with our fantastic guest instructors:  Evita Arce & Michael Jagger AND Sylwia Bielec & Alain Fragman  Photo credit: KHPhotography
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From NYC, Evita Arce & Michael Jagger
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From Montreal, Sylwia Bielec & Alain Fragman

Moi… in sweaty-workshop-mode … learning new moves and improving on technique

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Not quite sure what I’m doing looking at the ceiling … perhaps that’s my own ‘personal styling’ of a dance move…

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“Please, Lindy gods, make this room a little cooler…” 😉 Photo credit: KHPhotography
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Love this one…. “I saw you…with her… Wag our finger in unison”...  STOMP OFF! 🙂

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Thank goodness for KHPhotograpy for capturing these moments – all I had to show at the end of workshop day 1, was the following Facebook post:

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Lucky for me and for PPMeow! readers that Kahlil Heslop (of KHPhotography), friend and fellow Lindy Hopper, captured the evening and events perfectly!!!
Here are a few perfect snaps that just make my heart oh-so happy with memories of a fantastic 3-days of Workshops, Competitions, Performances and Social Dancing.
THE COMPETITIONS:
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Check out my gf Erin and her partner Luis (our instructor at Lindy Hop Revolution).  She began in Beginner Lessons with me…and now here she is competing in her FIRST competition!!!  I’m soooo proud of her!!
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They TIED for 3rd place I’m told!  Woot! Woot!  I may have been an extremely vocal cheering section – She is my hero! 🙂
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Check out the hip action on my instructor Luis…He’s Spanish – his hips don’t lie 😉  Photo credit: KHPhotography

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PERFORMANCES BY ALAIN & SYLWIA: 
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 FOLLOWED BY PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL & EVITA:

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I just love the look on everyones faces!  Still can’t believe I got to social dance with Michael (Mic) Jagger – ha!  He’s oh-so-very-fantastically!  **swoon**

Lindy Hop – the most fun you can have with your clothes on.   😉

For Kahlil’s full photo album of Lindyworks 2014 shots click here.

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Click here for JT Photography’s photo album for Toronto Lindy Hop

Now that you’ve seen “What I Did”….let’s talk about “What I Wore” to the Saturday Night Lindyworks Dance at The Douvercourt House – hosted by Toronto Lindy Hop.

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This lovely dress was on sale at the time I was looking for my the perfect dress for Tiki Lani Lanai with TVS.

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Plus giant buttons and a lil’ collar…..Too cute, right? Profs II-23

 How I Got The Look: Dress from Cherry Velvet Plus; Belt & Shoes from Winners -these were not wore whilst dancing 😉 – and the 50s vintage sweater was thrifted from Goodwill.

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Outfit photo credit: Lawrence Kerr of LawrenceKerrPhotography.com

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Swing Prom!

If you’ve been following PPMeow! for sometime now, you’ll know that I’ve fallen head-over-heels for Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing!  So much so that all summer I’ve tried to attend as many free, outdoor swing event around the city (click here & here), and nearly every Saturday (since the completion of my lessons with Lindy Hop Revolution),  I’ve been at The Dovercourt House where Toronto Lindy Hop hosts weekly live bands and dances (with lessons).

Well friends, the last Saturday of every month, Toronto Lindy Hop has a fantastic theme night – and August’s was: SWING PROM!

Which means, this chick had an excuse to get extra all dolled up in vintage-esk duds AND dance the night away in a tiara – duh!

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I picked up this teal dress from a Plus Size Consignment Sale I participated in last year — its an ASOS dress — and this is the first time I’ve ever worn it.  The long strand pearls were picked up from the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show a earlier this year and shoes (from Naturalizer) and tiara were from my wedding.  Thrilled to finally have an excuse to wear this prettiness out again!

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To my surprise….making these corsages and  boutonnieres were uber simple.

All you need are some love faux flowers and leaves, a bit of felt adhere the flowers down to, elastic to secure it to your wrists and a hot glue gun to stick everything down into place.  Easy. Peasy. Lemon. Squeezy. 🙂

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These were the ones I created!!! I’m not at all crafty…and was thrilled and how great these turned out! Yay me!
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Tah-Dah! Corsages totally make these prom dresses….don’t you think?
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Swing dancing in poofy frocks just makes your heart happy…. at least it does mine. 🙂
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Gentlemen readers … if you’re looking to meet beautiful chicks in the city…clearly SWING DANCING is where you’ll find them! Meow indeed! 😉
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The Pre-Prom Crafty Team … 50s, 60s and 80s themes represented

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Dancing on the Pier

PierSo long summer ….. the last Dancing on the Pier swing series at Harbourfront Centre took place last week. I kept my outfit of the day relatively simply, yet nautical …swing dancing by the water and all 🙂

What I wore:  a striped high-neck tank (Reitmans); my navy anchor pencil skirt (Old Navy); and my red Airwaks (Payless)

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For other nautical themed looks click here, here and here.

I only got there for about an hour of solid dancing to the fab Toronto All-Star Big Band, who’s tunes revives the spirit, with the style and sounds of the 1930s, 40s and 50s – that golden age of the big bands.Pier1

Checkout a few candid shots from the event taken by Lawrence Kerr of LawrenceKerrPhotography 


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Swing Dancing: LHR End of Year Party

10168131_214404738768612_4908321633900428566_n9-weeks ago…. I began Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons with the lovely instructors, Luis & Natalia of Lindy Hop Revolution.  And I can proudly say that they’ve officially turned me into a solid Beginner Level Swing Dancer!!!

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20140603-222806-80886812.jpgI blogged about my very first swing lesson – describing myself as a hot mess.  My arms did not want to cooperate what-so-ever.  And the constant ‘bouncing’ that is required didn’t  seem to keep the beat in my feet as it should.

It was tricky at first, but week after week I felt more and more confident of the steps, felt myself improving and I couldn’t wait for class to learn the next big move. 🙂

I couldn’t get enough!  In addition to my weekly scheduled lesson, I found myself showing up at the weekly LHR ‘social dances’ …dancing  with swing dancers from all over Toronto …. dancers with varying skill-levels!  These drop-in socials I think were key to my overall improvement and confidence in becoming a better Follower – and just have fun with it! 🙂

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LHR threw a ‘End of Year’ Party last week — as this cute couple is taking summer off to tie the knot in Spain!!!  (Congratulations again you two, xoxo!)  Giving all the students, new and old, an opportunity to swing, swing, swing until the wee hours of the AM potluck style.

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Being silly with the fab LHR Instructors: Luis & Natalia

Erin, fellow blogger of Delovely has been in the Beginner classes with me for the last two months….she’s terrific!  We met up on a patio before the party to get some liquid courage in us before the party began. 😉

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Check out the lovely crafty contribution to the potluck she brought, complete with punny-humor:  Try a Lindy Pop!   Isn’t she clever? 🙂  Definitely check out her blog for more creative crafts friends.

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Natalia & I making silly Lindy Hop faces

Wanna see what 9-weeks of Lindy Hop Lessons looks like?  Check out my debut swing dancing vid below!

Special Thank You to Erin for your steady hand in filming and to Donald for being my patient go-to dance partner 🙂

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It’s official: Swing Dancing is my happy drug!!!

Can’t wait to continue with lessons into the Fall, and beyond with Lindy Hop Revolution!

As for What I Wore … turns out I wore the same dress from my very first lesson – minus the cardi & tights.  Click here for details on that outfit 🙂

So, waddya think of me and my Lindy Hop moves? If I can learn it…anyone can friends.  Would you ever try lessons yourself?  Share your thoughts in the Comments section.

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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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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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Swing Fever!

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Thursday is the NEW Friday after all….sooooo when this invite popped up on #TVS calendar and then again on Facebook, it was clear that I needed to be in attendance.

Swing Fever! is an authentic 1940’s themed dance party that will transport you back in time to a defining decade in history. This epic evening of entertainment  featured a stellar live band, dance performances, classic cocktails, delicious war-time grub and more.   It is a non-profit event, where all of the proceeds raised from Swing Fever!  went directly to the Royal Canadian Legion and the Humber Business School.

The Great Hall apparently is where many of the scenes from the earlier season’s of Bomb Girls was filmed.  It really is a beautiful venue!

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Now, I’m still a total novice/beginner and don’t really know HOW to swing dance (only been to TWO officially lessons so far).  Lucky for me there were complimentary lessons from the Toronto Swing Dance Society.  Plus, a ton of strong Leads on the floor who patiently taught you steps and made you look good on the dance floor (special thanks to David and Joy for twirling and dipping me!) 🙂

The Pickup Swing Ensemble, featuring Toronto’s most talented musicians, performed classic tunes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more!

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There was a specific Dress Code for the evening: Vintage! 1940’s glam, tea dresses, stockings, victory curls, allied uniforms and utility clothing.

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I had my heart set on wearing my recently purchased hi-waisted polka-dot pin-up skirt (that I was yet to remove tags from) and since I finally got a pedicure to show-off my pink toes, my navy & white peep toed heels.  This was sort of pushing the specific time period a bit, so I was determined to study YouTube and get my hair into proper Victory Rolls if it killed me!

 

20140225-194921.jpgNavy & white peep-toe, from Naturalizer

 

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These were taken AFTER I got home from the event… I was dead tired and sore from all the dancing. Notice, my faux bangs stayed intact! What a fab night!

 

For 1940s Hair & Makeup …. I checked out this YouTube vid to help me create a more authentic look for the night.

 

Then I realized, I should probably look for some makeup tutorials for BROWN SKINNED faces 🙂

 

Buuuuut since this was a Thursday night… it meant that I was rushing after work to get to LHRevolution Swing Lesson, then walked home to shower and change for this party.   I ended up having limited time to really apply the teachings in these vids.  (I sadly, also forgot to put a flower in my hair for the evening and pearls around my neck too…sigh) 😦

 

I did however, use Pin-Up Look #4 from this Beginner’s Quick & Easy Vintage vid instead!

 

The hair results below – Faux Vintage Bangs:

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Overall, it was a fantastic night of dancing and fun!  My feet, legs and hips are all so sore this morning, but I’m still smiling – totally worth it! 🙂

Here’s a few shots with some TVS-ers and fun-new people I met last night:

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How I Got The Look:

High-waisted polka-dot pin-up skirt from Your Big Sister’s Closet

Navy & white peep-toed heels,  from Naturalizer

Giant pearl earrings, vintage (gifted to me); Extra long pearl necklace from Toronto Vintage Clothing Show (forget which booth)

Yellow cotton tee from Reitmans

 

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