Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Some people find it hard to believe that I love sports (both watching and playing) AND fashion. Well folks, it is possible. It’s also possible to be a sports fan AND look fashionable while doing it.
Also, because I believe thrifting shares some of the same ideals as the Olympic spirit (effort, struggle and refusal to give up) I thought I would share with you some of my Canadiana vintage items that I plan on wearing during the Games.
My 1974 off-white wool Hudson’s Bay Coat with sheep skin collar, hand embroidery and chrome details may be one of my best finds ever and was only…wait for it….five dollars. It fits me like a glove, is toasty warm and is a classic Canadiana piece. Perfect for the Olympics.
This is me bundled up on the side of the road somewhere between Vancouver and Whistler. Thanks Marguerite for the photo!
Read about the history of the Hudson Bay Blanket and the blanket coats here.
Next up is my authentic Cowichan Sweater. These beauties are so cozy and scream “hello I’m from British Columbia.”
Read about the Cowichan sweater here.
Last up is my Ol’ English Duffle Coat. I don’t know why this feels sport’s fannish, but it does. I‘ve had this second hand duffle coat in my closet for years. My very good friend Sheila sent it to me when I first moved to Toronto to help keep me warm. It’s been a staple in my closet ever since. Think I’ll wear it with my new Hudson’s Bay toque (see photo above). Any good Canadian wouldn’t be caught dead at an Olympic event without a toque.
Looking for your own vintage, sport's themed clothing? Check out our 1970s ski jacket for sale here. Go Canada go!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
So he's my Valentine today because two years ago I came to him for this Victorian Octopus lady.
and his first gift was this Victorian hair locket.
then he drew this woodland radio.
then he whipped up a logo.
and he collects snow.
he's my Valentine!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So one of our favourite stores on Etsy is having a giveaway:
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It’s true, as Amy mentioned, I love colour. I’m always attracted to greens, blues and yellows. I’ve actually been trying to buy more neutrals lately as nothing in my closet goes together. I’m also always attracted to bright patterns. Particularly stripes. I love the little buggers. Big, wide, small multi-coloured and tonal. I just love ‘em. Here’s a heap of bright things I bought in St. Louis.
By far my favourite item I found for myself was this striped jewel-toned topper coat. Who says you can't wear horizontal stripes? Not me.
“One of these things is not like other” kind of sums up the beige wiggle dress I bought. That being said, I love it and can’t wait to wear it. The detailing around the top is my favourite bit.
Here’s a close-up of the flower detailing. Gorgeous.