voguestream
a fashion stream-of-consciousness.



(From Your Beloved Narrator), (Who resides here), (in the bustling metropolis that is Toronto).
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A Spring-like winter makes for some interesting combinations. I’ve been feeling pretty blessed to be able to don a leather jacket in Toronto in January and February, and a good wool circle scarf can beat any remnants of cold that seep through an outfit. As a transitional piece, I decided to make use of this thrifted floral chiffon jacket I got the other day and layer it under the leather jacket to add some colour to it. Basically, to make it look less boring. February weather can be pretty drab.
Circle scarf — H&MWhite lace top — Forever 21Black leggings — Forever 21Floral chiffon jacket — thriftedLeather jacket — Sparkle & Fade
A Spring-like winter makes for some interesting combinations. I’ve been feeling pretty blessed to be able to don a leather jacket in Toronto in January and February, and a good wool circle scarf can beat any remnants of cold that seep through an outfit. As a transitional piece, I decided to make use of this thrifted floral chiffon jacket I got the other day and layer it under the leather jacket to add some colour to it. Basically, to make it look less boring. February weather can be pretty drab.
Circle scarf — H&MWhite lace top — Forever 21Black leggings — Forever 21Floral chiffon jacket — thriftedLeather jacket — Sparkle & Fade
A Spring-like winter makes for some interesting combinations. I’ve been feeling pretty blessed to be able to don a leather jacket in Toronto in January and February, and a good wool circle scarf can beat any remnants of cold that seep through an outfit. As a transitional piece, I decided to make use of this thrifted floral chiffon jacket I got the other day and layer it under the leather jacket to add some colour to it. Basically, to make it look less boring. February weather can be pretty drab.
Circle scarf — H&MWhite lace top — Forever 21Black leggings — Forever 21Floral chiffon jacket — thriftedLeather jacket — Sparkle & Fade
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Uniqlo flannel shirts are the best flannel shirts.
Uniqlo flannel shirts are the best flannel shirts.
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thriftmogul:

Ever since last Fall, I’ve been pining for yet Another Black Peacoat. It’s a standard in every closet, and it seems that after every year of wearing the same black coat for seven months straight, you’re ready to start again and buy a brand new one.
But sometimes the money in your bank account doesn’t particularly agree with this endeavor, which was my challenge this season…
So on a random day trip to Belleville to drive home a friend who goes to school there for photojournalism, she recommended her favourite vintage boutique in town: Boretski Gallery. There, I bought a vintage fox fur stole for $10, and after re-sewing it onto the lining (it was only slightly damaged, probably why it didn’t cost as much), I pinned it onto my old black (non-thrifted) Gap jacket and it looked good as new!
Other things of note:
I was surprised at how much warmer I felt with the fur attachment, it really is quite thick and substantial making it a great add-on for winter.
Ironically enough, Toronto Winter 2011/2012 has been insanely mild compared to other years, but this has been working out great in letting me continue to wear nicer coats like these rather than the old parka standby.
Since the fur stole has just been pinned on, I’m looking forward to using it into the spring, pairing it with other lighter jackets and cardigans as well….
Aside from clothing and a wide array of hats, there were also many vintage items, antique furniture, and trinkets sold there, including a silver toy gun from the 50’s/60’s that I bought as a Christmas gift for Ian…. honestly I could’ve spent hours at this place, and I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back.
thriftmogul:

Ever since last Fall, I’ve been pining for yet Another Black Peacoat. It’s a standard in every closet, and it seems that after every year of wearing the same black coat for seven months straight, you’re ready to start again and buy a brand new one.
But sometimes the money in your bank account doesn’t particularly agree with this endeavor, which was my challenge this season…
So on a random day trip to Belleville to drive home a friend who goes to school there for photojournalism, she recommended her favourite vintage boutique in town: Boretski Gallery. There, I bought a vintage fox fur stole for $10, and after re-sewing it onto the lining (it was only slightly damaged, probably why it didn’t cost as much), I pinned it onto my old black (non-thrifted) Gap jacket and it looked good as new!
Other things of note:
I was surprised at how much warmer I felt with the fur attachment, it really is quite thick and substantial making it a great add-on for winter.
Ironically enough, Toronto Winter 2011/2012 has been insanely mild compared to other years, but this has been working out great in letting me continue to wear nicer coats like these rather than the old parka standby.
Since the fur stole has just been pinned on, I’m looking forward to using it into the spring, pairing it with other lighter jackets and cardigans as well….
Aside from clothing and a wide array of hats, there were also many vintage items, antique furniture, and trinkets sold there, including a silver toy gun from the 50’s/60’s that I bought as a Christmas gift for Ian…. honestly I could’ve spent hours at this place, and I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back.
thriftmogul:

Ever since last Fall, I’ve been pining for yet Another Black Peacoat. It’s a standard in every closet, and it seems that after every year of wearing the same black coat for seven months straight, you’re ready to start again and buy a brand new one.
But sometimes the money in your bank account doesn’t particularly agree with this endeavor, which was my challenge this season…
So on a random day trip to Belleville to drive home a friend who goes to school there for photojournalism, she recommended her favourite vintage boutique in town: Boretski Gallery. There, I bought a vintage fox fur stole for $10, and after re-sewing it onto the lining (it was only slightly damaged, probably why it didn’t cost as much), I pinned it onto my old black (non-thrifted) Gap jacket and it looked good as new!
Other things of note:
I was surprised at how much warmer I felt with the fur attachment, it really is quite thick and substantial making it a great add-on for winter.
Ironically enough, Toronto Winter 2011/2012 has been insanely mild compared to other years, but this has been working out great in letting me continue to wear nicer coats like these rather than the old parka standby.
Since the fur stole has just been pinned on, I’m looking forward to using it into the spring, pairing it with other lighter jackets and cardigans as well….
Aside from clothing and a wide array of hats, there were also many vintage items, antique furniture, and trinkets sold there, including a silver toy gun from the 50’s/60’s that I bought as a Christmas gift for Ian…. honestly I could’ve spent hours at this place, and I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back.
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Finally took my vintage Timberland hiker boots out for a walk today, and I wasn’t disappointed.
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up in the air
at Spadina station. 2010.