Monday, April 27, 2009

the littlest things that take me there

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... it is SO good to be home. In all my travels I've fallen in love with so many cities, but Toronto will always be my home. This past week has been full of dinners/lunches out, shopping, hanging with my family and seeing friends. Last night was the farewell party for my best friend/partner in crime Dani who is going to be a hippie in BC for the summer. I am not sure what I'm going to do without her.
Yesterday I went thrifting downtown and stopped in at some of my favourite stores, like 69 Buy the Pound, a vintage store that sells clothes by the pound. It was a gorgeous sunny day until out of NOWHERE the sky turned black and began to downpour. I picked up an awesome plaid shirt and a few dresses.

Deceivingly sunny weather

We took shelter in Queen Mother Cafe on Queen West for some delicious edamame and sticky rice.
I wore a Matthew Williamson for H&M scarf (thank you to my lovely friend who lined up for me while I was stuck out of town - I love you!!), BDG Mens jeans, Cheap Monday top, Free People lace bandeau, AA hoodie and H&M leather jacket.
Thank you so much to Ine at DecafINE for featuring some of my past outfits last week - you can check out her blog here.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend!

113 comments:

  1. I think you can wear anything and still look like million dollars.
    I bet if I would wear your clothes from this post I would look just homeless :P

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  2. I love your jeans! I have a Goodwill outlet by me that sells by the pound, aren't they just BEYOND awesome!?

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  3. I looooooooooooooooooove your blog wooow you are soo beautiful!!!!

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  4. love your accessories as always!

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  5. I loove your ''headband''! so so amazing Vic! <3

    XOXO Jamily.

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  6. I love your laid back look, and the scarf looks great! xx

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  7. yahh your so gorgeous and i'm glad you got a new camera. i haven't been to 69 buy the pound but i must this weekend sometime. the opening was GREAT. soo freaking busy and super stressful but it was a good experience. where did you come home from btw?

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  8. I long to visit America! This makes me want to even more! xxx

    You look very chic and casual!

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  9. I love these!! I a d o r e that scarf on you and this post makes me m i s s Toronto sooooooo much :(

    x
    x

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  10. Oooooh, I wish we have something like that here! I really like your printed headband! It's so beautiful! xxoxoxo

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  11. I Love your outfit...everything!!!..and your hair also:)

    xx
    Julia

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  12. you must be so happy being at home!
    that sale looked awesome, a long with your outfit :)

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  13. The girl back in her home environment. Yah.
    Blog award for you over here: http://katiecrackernuts.blogspot.com/2009/04/mmmmm-cupcakes.html

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  14. That sounds like such an amazing store! Love your scarf. :)

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  15. You look so gorgeous! I love the head band thingy on you

    Please click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!

    x

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  16. I know. I know. Sounds like some weird Japanese saying found on Hello Kitty pens. I didn't make the award, just sharin' the love - weird as it may be.

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  17. haha Home sweet home =) I can't wait till June!! Love your outfit =)

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  18. That headscarf is so amazing! Loving this look!!! And I know, the weather in Toronto was awful, it was like that on Saturday too!! So sunny and then boom out of nowhere a crazy storm!
    x

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  19. OMG I LOVE that store!
    I seem to always find something great there and it totally makes my day. lol!

    mm, i'm kinda missing toronto :p


    -adalia
    clever-disguise.blogspot.com

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  20. That looks like so much fun! I love the cut of the jeans, they look great on you. I'm also a fan of the glossy lids...

    -Hannah

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  21. Such cute pictures!
    Love the outfit, those pants look great on you x

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  22. i love EVERYTHING about this outfit...but especially the scarf.

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  23. I love your outfits. I really love the jacket & the shirt! Peace sign!!
    By the way, I'm adding you to my list of blogs, I love reading about your daily outfits! (And, how on earth do you get hair so nice and wavy?!)

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  24. Nothing better than thrifting in your hometown! You look so awesome, I love that tank!

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  25. You look lovely,and that scarf on your hair,love it..;D
    Hope to see more from you.;D

    http://www.soloden.com

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  26. omgosh. I have a very important question to ask you. I have been wanting to know since forever, how this make-up effect is achieved. I am referring to your 6th photo, where your eyelids look glossy. What is it that you apply, to create that effect? I've seen it on editorials, magazine, simple ads...but I've no idea how such a shine is created. Please, please enlight me!

    Secondly, I love your clutch. The slouch, the gold, the size - all perfect. You cool chick, you. :)

    <3
    Hui

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  27. fabulous.i cant believe they sell by pound! i wish the local vint stores around here would:)

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  28. great head scarf and peace top!

    joelyne
    xxx
    www.thesydneygirl.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the outfif, and i know i always say this but, i want your hair!!!!
    xoxo

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  30. you look fucking rad. seriously. the absolute best thing ive seen on the blogosphere (worst word ever, i know) in so long. awkward if i put it in my inspiration folderr?

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  31. Holy these photos are soo cool!! God you always look great and have like amazing style!!!

    Fashion on edge,,

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  32. Your new camera does wonders!!! It takes such crisp pictures and make you look even more beautiful than you already are. I love the scarf, and you are so adorable.

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    thank you..

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  34. everything looks great on you.

    you're gorgeous.

    xoxo

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  35. You're such a hippie! Love it. ;)

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  36. you look so pretty..=)
    Want to see more from you girl.=)

    http://www.solofoodtrip.com

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  37. I'd love to visit Toronto:).

    I like your outfit and you're beautiful!:)

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  38. looks like fun, adore vintage shopping! hope you snagged some yummy pieces.
    muah x
    marian.

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  39. I have just added yoy to my blogroll. Love the scarf on your head:)

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  40. I love that scarf...it's a nice touch!
    Also, mmmmmm to sticky rice!

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  41. Love the scarf! very keith richards :-) x

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  42. this is SO nicole richie!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  43. You look adorable! I like your jeans a looooooot!

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  44. Wow that sounds like such a cool thrift store, and I love your outfit, especially the scarf! <3

    Thanks for your comment, by the way! <3

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  45. great shopping outfit. the scarf is just amazing

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  46. Love the outfit here, so casual and effortless.
    Hope you found some good things shopping!

    Hayley.
    xx

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  47. ure soo cool
    love the headband
    :D

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  48. U ARE AMAZINGG!!
    lovelovelove the headband tee and pants
    x

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  49. i'm so jelous that u were able to get your hands on a mathew williamson piece. the scarf is amazing.

    xoxo
    mina
    www.thefabulousgirlsguidetofashion.blogspot.com

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  50. oh lady you look amazing! that headband looks great on your hair color, i esp like the print of the scarf. and that store looks really interesting, i'm excited to see your plaid and dress finds! love the jeans with those contrasting flats too.

    and yes, there's no place like home. and i so hate rainy too! but i'm still glad you had a wonderful day! :)

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  51. love the headscarf! wish I could buy clothing by the pound!

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  52. great hippie outfit!B)

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  53. Seems someone gets an H&M MW scarf! Gourgeous!

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  54. Vintage for a pound a piece! Finally an antidote to vintage pieces at designer prices!

    x

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  55. I like the way you drapped the scarf on your hairs!

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  56. so hippie and gorgeous girl!
    kisses:)

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  57. you look good! i love that scarf on your head. not many can pull that off.

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  58. you keep a casual outfit still so awesome.
    nice scarf :)) x

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  59. Ahhh, gorgeous girl... I'm coming to steal your MW scarf and all your wicked bracelets!

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  60. you are amazing!
    i can't stop looking at those pictures :)

    amazing style.
    this outfit is beyond fabolous!

    love it!

    tae care :)

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  61. oooh man that looks amazing!not only the outfit but generally your day!!!!
    jealousy :)
    and there is no place like home indeed! :)
    x

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  62. i love the headband, this outfit is stunning x

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  63. you look great...what a perfect shopping outfit!

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  64. LOVE your headscarf! And whole outfit =]

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  65. i love this laid back look! real pretty

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  66. great plundering outfit, always down with a relaxed look!

    jess s//

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  67. Sounds like you had fun! Even if it rained:)

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  68. You look so pretty as usual. Love the MW headscarf!

    xo, Becs
    http://www.stylewithbenefits.wordpress.com

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  69. ÅH, I've been on tour for a while so havent got any chance to see your pics until now. AMAZING as always!!!

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  70. LOVE the MW for H&M scarf!!! Your clutch is gorgeous too, looking good! ;)
    xx

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  71. The scarf looks amazing as a headband! :D

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  72. Aah you look amazing! That shirt is so cute!

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  73. Love the background and the scarf, you're perfect !

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  74. you look soo cute!! and i am so sick of toronto's weather!! why can it not be summer yet? ps. i want to check out 69 buy the pound!! where is it??

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  75. crazy look :) this store in your pictures remember me a store that i visited in camden town (london)

    kiss from portugal*****

    márcia*

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  76. I just descovered your blog and : Waw ! I love it
    Great pics and cool info. I'll come back for sure and I add you ;)

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  77. Aww I'm glad you had a fun time back home. Adore the scarf!

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  78. OMG you look so great ! I just love your scarve !!!!
    kisses

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  79. ooh u got the scarf! nice..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  80. Such a simple yet stylish look. the scarf looks perfect on your colouring, but then i guess everything would, you're so pretty!

    - frouu

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  81. Belgium has this unexpected weather all the time. U need to have everything with you, 1 minute it's warm and the next one it's raining like hell. I hate it so much!
    The scarf looks great on you!

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  82. absolutley amazing outfit! x

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  83. I loved your outfits are so cute =]

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  84. love that tank top. I am moving to London soon, and hope to go to Toronto at least a couple of times to check out the amazing shopping since I've never been.. I'd love to know some store recommendations (other than these, which look fab)

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  85. awww i love your outfit! the jeans and tank go perfectly! i wish i could find a GREAT thrift shop =\ but i can't haha.

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  86. I love the mens jeans! Your outfit is so effortless and great! Oh and the T by Alex Wang collection is pretty great if you find quality to be a main factor in your purchases. You definitely won't find anything like them, quality wise, in stores like F21.

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  87. Love your headscarf! And I love toronto.. I'm from Michigan and we use to go there all the time to shop!

    <3 Chelsea'sGirl

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  88. i love the scarf! love the it so much!

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  89. and i looooove yours also :) i have a feeling I will be looking at your blog quite alot to see what lovely new posts your have. Have a great rest of the week!
    camille xx

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  90. i love the photo where you are with the hands up.
    do u know what¿? when i've seen the pictures the first time i've thought: isn't she famous¿? i thought you were, do u see "the hills", well, i thought you were Spencer sister, i don't remember her name :)
    you look amazing!
    xoxo
    valentina

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  91. Hi there-thats a really casual chic outfit and well done on bagging the H&M scarf! thanks for stopping by too!

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  92. thank u pretty girl!:)

    i have to linked u.
    have a nice day:)

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  93. thank you for the bday wishes!! you look amazing, love everything , the scarf the tank love the clutch!!

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  94. by the way I follow you :)
    xoxo
    valentina

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  95. Love it! Your jeans and scarf are fabulous, and that store sounds incredible!

    Have a nice day.

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  96. I'm actually turned 18 last Sunday, she just couldn't get to town last weekend :(

    And I love the scarf. I've always been too scared to try it!! :(

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  97. Cute photos! Love that headwrap!

    http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

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  98. You look awesome as always. I love the Mathew Williamson scarf and speaking of which the other night I was at the launch party and met Lily Donaldson and saw Dre Hemmingway in the bathroom lol. So freakin cool.
    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  99. i love the head scarf!! that photo of you adjusting the scarf really shows off how beautiful you are!! :)

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  100. these could be the prettiest pictures ever, you look adorable!

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  101. PRETty in love with this outfit.

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  102. thanks for the comment :)
    LOVE your outfit, you look so pretty & adorable. where do u live?

    Mery
    http://Elastiks.blogspot.com

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  103. i love your face in the third up from the bottom
    you look so lovely in thought haha
    seeing all theses comments made me not want to post one-i get overwhelmed in crowds-even if these are blogger crowds haha
    well nite cutie!
    xxKelsey

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  104. :-D gorgeous as ever - there's no place like home either - can't wait for the summer when i can get back to london... def envy you your by-the-lb store :-D

    xxxc

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  105. ohhhhhh i'm crazy abought this looook perf3ection i love everithing!!!1

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  106. You are so beautiful. You look just like your mother. It took me forever to find your blog and I'm glad I found it again. And who makes the clutch in these photographs? You didn't mention...

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  107. I like what you are wearing in here :)

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