4/21/14

A fascination with Fascinators


fascinators

 1. $115 CAD  houseoffraser.co.uk // 2. $41 CAD modcloth.com // 3. $115 CAD debenhams.com

This post was inspired by the previous post, "Cocktail Hour", if you have not gotten a chance to read it, you can find it (here). It looks like the fascinator was a hit, through both blog and in person comments. I thought I would share with you a few that I've been currently drooling over. Fascinators, are decorative hair accessories usually worn to formal events such as weddings. They come in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes and are often adorned with feathers, bows, lace, and various other materials. Some are more like hats, others headbands, and some are just clips. Often, when individuals think of fascinators, two words usual pop into mind "royal family", however, anyone can wear them. From the most flamboyant fashionista on a daily basis to the everyday individual looking to spice up their attire for a formal event, there is a fascinator for everyone. Why are they great? Well, when you find one that best represents an occasion and your personality it transforms a simple dress into something magical. 
So, are you brave enough to rock some of these extreme hair accessories? Which one do you like best?


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4/17/14

TST: Cocktail Hour

Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress
Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress 
Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress
Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress

Although today's theme for Thrift Style Thursday is cocktail hour, in this outfit I feel like I'm doing more than cocktails but heading to the royal palace for some high tea or watching the horse races at the Kentucky derby--which, funny enough, is the occasion I created this outfit for. However, I thought I would share it with you all a bit early. When I think of the Kentucky Derby, I think horse racing, women in pretty cocktail dresses, big hats and fascinators. The big race starts on May 3rd, 2014 and I can hardly wait! Don't forget to stay connected on instagam because I will be sharing pictures! If there is anyone from Kentucky or anyone who has been to the Derby, please let me know how you liked it or if you have any tips for  a newbie!
The dress is an oldie but goodie from H&M, in a pastel/pale yellow colour,  and  works beautifully for Spring and Easter. The fascinator, is my favorite part of the outfit. I have been anxiously awaiting the perfect opportunity to wear it for a second time. I purchased it a year or more ago. The shoes are thrifted, so I may have cheated a little this week. If anyone is interested in joining Thrift Style Thursday, please email me. Next week will be boho chic!
I took a very short break to rest after finishing school for the year. It's crazy how exhausted finals can make you, but I will be back in a couple of days!
Happy Easter! 
So what do you think? Will you be rocking a fascinator to your next cocktail party?
Outfit Information:
Fascinator: China Town
Dress: H&M (old)
Heels: Thrifted
Necklace: from a clothing swap

 See how the other ladies styled the cocktail hour look below: 


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4/11/14

TST: The Edgier Side: Grunge for a day

Grunge
Grunge
Grunge

Although it's Friday and not Thursday, I'm still going to post "Thrift Style Thursday" (TST) today. The theme this week was flashing back to the 90s with grunge style. I will admit that initially I was a bit skeptical about the whole thing, however, the idea quickly grew on me when I found out what it actually was. To be honest, I didn't even know what was considered "grunge", so I took some time to do a little research. I concluded that it's a lot of leather, plaid, and denim. Maybe? 
For those of you who are not sure what thrift style Thursday is, it's a day where some other bloggers and I challenge ourselves to style a given theme with a thrifted item. The advantage is sparking creativity and sometimes adopting a style that you would not normally wear for a day. In this case the outfit came out great, but it's something I don't see myself wearing especially in the spring. I chose to wear heels with it, but a pair of converse type sneakers or milarty boots would also complete the look. Although, I think the look came out well, I will gladly return to my normal style of more colour, and patterns any day. 
The sun is slowly but surely making it's way to Toronto, however it's still fairly cold. I'm still patiently waiting for an opportunity to wear shorts, skirts, and dresses and ditch the winter coat.

What do you think of the look, did I accomplish the grunge look? 


Until Next Time,
Sincerely Miss J

Outfit Information: Vest, Shirt: thrifted// Sweater: Dynamite // Pants: H&M// Heels: Guess// Hat: Blue Notes// Bag: Kijiji


See how the other ladies styled the theme grunge below: 



4/8/14

Back to the Basics With a Hint of Sparkle

embellished blazer, gold and black
embellished blazer, gold and black
embellished blazer, gold and black
embellished blazer, gold and black
embellished blazer, gold and black
As you probably noticed, on this particular day the sun was not exactly "beaming". I decided, even with the cloudy forecast, cold weather, and the wind that I was going to share with you, an outfit that I call "back to the basics". It's causal with a twist. I decided to pair a beaded gold blazer and gold embellished pumps with a basic pair of jeans and a white bottom up shirt.
I'm also excited to announce that I'm almost done my second year of graduate school. One more exam to go, until I get my much needed break until Septemeber. Therefore, that  means more to come for this blog, so stay tuned. I wanted to also announce this because this year has been filled with many physical, emotional and spiritual struggles, that left me thinking, maybe I should just quit.However, I never did, and realized, that when you put your energy into working your butt off to make things better, it's possible to achieve many things regardless of the obstacles.I also wanted to thank you all for the support for the blog and this blog for being that creative outlet that got me through a lot of those rough times.

Until Next Time, 
Sincerely Miss J 
Outfit Information:
Blazer: Thrifted // Dress Shirt: Urban Behaviour // Jeans: Thrifted// Shoes: Thrifted // Hat: Thrifted 

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4/3/14

TST- Pretty in Pink: Pastel Pink

Pastel pink, floral
Pastel Pink, floral
Pastel Pink, floral
Pastel Pink, floral

It's been a while since I've participated in "Thrift Style Thursday" (TST) and have missed some really cool themes, but I am excited to be back. For those of you who are new to the blog, thrift style Thursday is a day where some other bloggers and I challenge ourselves to style a given theme with a thrifted item. This week is pretty in pink, which happens to be a huge trend this season. I don’t always jump on every trend, but work with the ones that work for me. Trends are meant to be inspiring reference points to incorporate into your own lifestyle and styles.I know, "floral and pastels are not ground breaking for spring", as per the Devil Wears Prada movie, however they work so well for the season, so why ruin a good thing.
Today, is my version on how I stay pretty in pink, particularly pastel pink. I'm not at all a girly girl, but this structured pastel pink blazer is certainly my cup of tea. To celebrate the sun shining and warmer temperatures I decided to show a little bit of skin with this embellished crop top. I have worn this top before on the blog, see it here. The pants are old from H&M, and the heels are my new favourite item in my shoe collection. I have now come to realize that I can no longer can wear heels for long periods of time, and that my feet ain’t so pretty anymore. So, when I find something comfortable and stylish. I become obsessed with them. 

Hope you like the outfit!!
Outfit Information:
Blazer: Thrifted
Clutch: Borrowed from Mother
Crop Top: Mode Star (old)
Pants: H&M (old)
Heels: Aldo (on sale, outlet store)

See how the other ladies styled their pink 


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3/28/14

Floral Jacket Pt. 2, Pastels and Funky Shades

Floral Jacket, Pastels
Floral Jacket, Pastels
Floral Jacket, Pastels
Floral Jacket, Pastels
Floral Jacket, Pastels
Floral Jacket, Pastels

My apologizes to everyone for disappearing from my blogging duties, but I have been having some bad luck with technology. Don't get me wrong, technology is a wonderful thing in this day and age. However, you begin to realize how much you depend on it,when it no longer works at your convenience. Firstly, my computer has been acting up and next my camera charger has mysteriously vanished. Unfortunately, without that it makes it really hard to do outfit posts, however, I’m being sent a new one as we speak! In the meantime, I'm currently using a borrowed camera. Thank you for all your support guys!
It's officially Spring, but as you can see from the pictures, it's currently dark, gloomy, rainy, and still cold. The good news, it's suppose to warm up very soon!  In the meantime, I did another go around with my floral print jacket and decided to try a different combo. I'm not a fan of sunglasses on me but these ones were too funky to pass up! The highlight of the outfit is this amazing clutch, which is my mother's. It's so old but still perfect for the Spring.

Until Next time,

Outfit Information:
Jacket: Sears
T-shirt: Dynamite
Jeans: Reitmans
Heels: Sirens
Clutch: Borrowed from mother
Sunglasses: gifted

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