Fancy Pants

Pants? Vintage Pierre Cardin Top? Thrifted Shoes? Jeffrey Campbell Woodies (old, search Ebay?)
 Snake cuff? Vintage via Etsy (similar Free People here) Bag? Vintage (similar on Etsy)

These vintage Pierre Cardin pants have been in my shop since the day it opened. I'm not shocked, they come in a set with a head scarf and a quilted jacket and as a suit, the whole thing is a little intimidating. I do love to separate a set to give it new life but I was a bit hesitant to do that with the designer tag. Also, the pleating and quilting in the same suit is pretty clever and I can respect the workmanship enough to keep them together.
And so they hung on the rack for months while the high waisted denim shorts flew out the door (seriously, the key to making the rent are denim shorts... a lesson learned in vintage life, more on that in a later post...). I was about to pack the suit up for a re-merchandise in the future sometime and then... I tried on the pants.

Predictably, I fell in love and I wore them the very next day.
No one is surprised right? I guess I just got myself a new suit.


Summer Loving

Dress? Vintage (exact one on Etsy here but mine had been chopped already when I got it) Shoes? DvF 
Big cuff? c/o Unikati (hereBelt? Vintage (it's falling apart but I will wear it until it falls off...)

This dress was the best find out of a pretty dismal vintage appointment a few months ago. But, on the bright side, I got this dress out of the whole ordeal and after a 3 day soak and some work on the hacked hem, she's a beaut to wear. 
I wore it out last weekend for a perfect summer night out with some friends. 
I'm a little confused on my feelings towards this summer. It has been a little cooler than usual this year and secretly (... well, not anymore) I like it because it's really great weather to landscape in and I have only had to turn on the AC twice at the shop. I also have some great coats and boots going in the shop for the upcoming season... But as much as I am pumped to merchandise for fall and to Instagram the ever loving crap out of autumn leaves, this dress reminds me of all that is great about summer nights...



Dress? Vintage costume Purse? c/o Jess Rizzuti  Jeans? old Zara Shoes? Nine West, thrifted

I could wear this everyday... if I didn't have stupid amounts of other fun clothes that would feel neglected. The dress is a vintage dance costume; the pin tucks in the bodice and fullness of the skirt made my day and pairing the dress with some worn out jeans just felt right...
I wore this out for dinner with Julie (also, her pregnancy announcement was kinda the best...). For old times sakes, we got outfit pics beforehand, struggling a bit with camera issues (iPhone pictures to the rescue...) but we got it done so we could carry on to get some Korean food. 
When Julie and I first started hanging out after meeting on the world wide web, we would meet more often for outfit pictures and dinner or drinks, but now I feel we are much more casual about hanging out. It's kinda nice when friendships move from being planned out beforehand to last minute invites and 'don't judge my house for it's mess but you should come by for a drink now'. Sometimes our hangouts even involve track pants... 
And I am not saying that is a bad thing. There's room for both ballerina dresses and track pants in my life...


Making a Statement

Pants? Trina Turk Shoes? Guess, thrifted Bag? Thrifted (Italian made, pumped about this find...) 
Necklace? Vintage (check out this oneGlasses? Jimmy Choo c/o ClearlyContacts

I wore this to the shop last Saturday. I went to bed Friday night and told Matt I was excited for the next day because I loved the outfit I had planned. Excited about my pink slacks but mostly excited about this stunner of a necklace. I bought the necklace for the shop, at least that is what I told myself (and anyone who would listen to my justifications...) but it may take a little detour at my house first. I'm just such a sucker for the quality and uniqueness of these eye catching necklaces assembled from vintage Czech crystals. Statement necklaces are going to come and go in popularity; one month we'll be loving dainty little charms and the next month we'll want bibs made of wooden beads carved into a zoo of animals (that actually sounds awesome, someone make me that!) but if you have a unique quality piece, you'll be thrilled to wear it whether or not it is 'on trend'.
Seriously, when I talk about purchasing vintage pieces, I sound/read like a an infomercial. I want to apologize for that, but it would be both insincere and so very Canadian... #sorrynotsorry #ilovevintage #ibarelytoleratehashtags #especiallywhenpeopleusethemonfacebook

Ok, done.