Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Week in Instagram!

I haven't posted an Instagram pictorial in a while, things got a little hectic in these parts, I found time in the mornings now to update, then I am off to work! This is a mix of pictures from the last few weeks, I went on a very successful thrifting adventure with my mom as you can see our shopping cart was full of goodies! I had to leave the big white fur coat behind, too bad it was 100$ and way to big for me and also really heavy,

Stéphane gave me this lovely nail polish in my Christmas stocking, I love this turquoise shade so much, we enjoyed macaroons for breakfast on Christmas morning and I was packaging last minute orders for my Etsy shop.

Here are a few shots of me coming and going from and to work, Stéphane had to come pick me up one day cause I was not feeling very good. My mom gave me the black and white leggings seen in the last photo, for Christmas, I was not sure at first but they grew on me. 

Stéphane and I went downtown to seek out some last sales but had no luck, he had more luck in the local record shops.

I scored these shoes at the UO on St-Denis for 50% of 50%, I can't wait to style them with  outfits!

Our kitty Paushaï was a happy kitty rolling on the floor sleeping under the heater and I watched Gremlins 1 my fave x-mas movie.

Happy New Years everyone!
Bonne Année à tous!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Looking back on 2011

I don't think I had any resolutions really last year, I usually come up with some before the year is over or during the new year itself. This year I decided to start working out at least 5 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes a day, so far so good. I had a wonderful year, the biggest most wonderful thing is that Stéphane proposed to me and we got engaged back in May. He asked me on one of our New York trips, it was very romantic. We have so much to plan but we are very exited to tie the knot after being together for 4 years.

The Spring and Summer was lovely, many bike rides were taken and lost of hang outs with friends and Stéphane. We traveled to Toronto and New York, I visited my father in Nova-Scotia for a week and reconnected with him. We also took an other trip to New York City with my Mom and her man and had loads of fun and connected with them.

I finally got around to launching a few of my own designs in my Etsy shop, my favorite was the "Bord de la mer" dress, I am thinking of bringing it back for Spring in a printed version with Eiffel tours and polka dots in a
lovely pastel mint color. Oh how I miss Summer! bare legs and fancy free!

I flew again to Toronto to meet up with some fellow Canadian bloggers, I met a lot of inspiring people and it pushed me to put more effort into this blog. When I first started out with the blog I was mostly sharing outfit posts but I think it is beginning to change into something more me, I want to start blogging about how to style  your vintage pieces and what inspires me. I am also trying to write more and beginning to really like it, I was never really into writing before. I went to French school my whole life and was never really comfortable with writing in my mother tongue, maybe because I changed so many schools when I was a kid and grew up a little all over the place. When I was a kid everyone spoke English to me and I just learned from there I guess. But I am blessed to know two languages, it has really come in handy many times in my life.

Stéphane and I don't really have big plans for NYE but we plan on having a mini engagement party/diner on Saturday to celebrate our engagement and appreciate each other and this beautiful journey we are about to embark on :)

Happy New Years everyone out there!
Bonne Année à tous!


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

-Vintage 60s Cape
-Zara hot pink skinny jeans
-Spring wedge boots
-Vintage Lacoste sweater not seen but underneath
-Lip color, In Vogue by Rimmel London

Montreal has become a Winter wonderland  over night, the wind is blowing the temperatures are dropping and my coat collection is getting a pretty heavy rotation lately. I thrifted this cape years ago now, I can only wear it when it's cold outside but not too cold. All you Canadian readers will understand what I mean, on a day like today when it's -30 degrees Celsius with the windshield factor you wear anything so you won't freeze. Alas being stylish on those horridly cold Winter days becomes a big challenge for the Canadian blogger. 

When I do go out on the really cold days my uniform tends towards skinny jeans, layered tights, chunky knit sweaters, a big woolly toque, chunky knit scarf with Wool knee socks and more socks! This year I opted for colorful skinny jeans so I would have the option of color on my legs instead of always wearing a black coat, black boots and black jeans and feeling the heaviness of the cold grey days for the next 3 months.

I got these boots super on sale at the end of last season, I am so happy to have them this year they give me a break from big chunky Winter boots. I was wondering how are all you Canadian bloggers dealing with the intense cold? Do you blog less? Do you blog more inside? How do you get creative in these cold times?

My next post will be about my favorite outfits of 2010, I wanted to do this last year but never got around to it  now is the time yay!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Sparkles and Snow

-Vintage 60s cropped fur coat, Ebay from Thriftwares
-Vintage 60s metallic floral mini dress, Yeye Vintage Boutique
-Necklace, Forever 21
-Vintage leather bag, Yeye Vintage Boutique
-Tights, Winners
-Vintage black leather boots

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we got some snow for Christmas and some cold weather, today was a little milder. I took it pretty easy this year, hung out with Stéphane and our cat. We watched "Les douzes travaux D'astérix", Stéphane's favorite movie from his childhood. 

I was feeling a little icky all weekend and that explains the lack of posting, I feel much better today, I got dressed up all fancy and went shopping for my Vintage shop. The metro was empty and not many people were out thrifting today. 

I came across this dress last year around this time actually, I was not so sure if I wanted to hold on to it but Stéphane convinced me to keep it, the best part is that the sleeves have zippers on the hem. A girl always needs a little sparkle dress in her wardrobe right?

This coat has been on this blog a few times, I never get tired of it, I bid like crazy for it online and was so happy when I did win it. I got it from this lovely Ebay shop called Thriftwares, they actually have a pretty cute cropped fur coat on there right now here. Well pretty soon we will be in a new year and sure am looking forward to it, so many great things are happening and I cannot wait!
 I am  having a week long sale this week in my Etsy shop because it is Boxing week here in Canada, get 25% off your entire purchase with coupon code "BOXINGNOEL" a gift from me to you all :)

pics by Stéphane

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Tights Please Giveaway!

-Vintage 80s red pleated collar blouse, thrifted
-Grey sweater,Zara
-Black short, Forever 21
-Vintage red suede purse, thrifted
-Cette Fun Oslo tights, c/o Tights Please
-Cream and sparkle oxfords, gift from my mom :)

Today dear readers I am doing my very first giveaway, I am giving away a pair of tights from Tights Please, an online shop that specializes in tights and hosiery. Since they sent me an extra pair of these lovely tights seen in this blog post I will send a pair to one lucky winner! They are the same color and in a size small.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on my blog with your email address so I can contact you, follow this blog with blogger, facebook or twitter. As simple as that! This giveaway is open to International readers, I will choose at random on January 3rd 2012 and email the winner.

Merry Christmas and good luck!