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Thursday, February 23, 2012

South Bound!

Sick leave is over!
My shoulder is a lot better, the extra month did me good!
$700 a month for therapy, you wish it will be worth it!
And it did!

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These pics were taken by Izzy this week
I went thrift shopping at our top secret location
I was brave enough not to wear my coat for this shoot

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Since my last week off is Vacation Time we decided to go south
Catch some sun and relax
I will be back early March -
The giveaway is delayed until March - You have plenty of time to enter!

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I was wearing....

Vintage and new

Vintage shirt
Vintage sweater
Skirt -H&M
Leggings- AP
Boots- Winners
Socks -Winners
Vintage necklace


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This pic was taken by Izzy at Subway Station Champs de Mars - it is close to Old Montreal

Have a great weekend and week

I will see you in March

Je vous fait la bise

Ariane xxxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Something A Little Different...

Hello Ladies!

Mr. D purchased a new lens for the camera - 50mm- f 1.4
So we took a stroll in the neighborhood to take some pics with the new lens!
A takes a lot of patience and practice to use the new lens
Mr. D took the pics
Izzy said he is better than me!
I agree, it is a lot easier than a tripod and remote

Here it goes....

This pic was taken in front of Morgan's Baths
Built by the Dufresne brothers in the early 1900
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Sitting on the edge of the grand fountain at Maisonneuve Market
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Morgan Baths

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This pic was taken just beside our favorite cafe
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Some of the goodies in the cafe - I took those pics!
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On the way back I saw this fantastic shadow and light
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I was wearing for this post...

Jean jacket with faux fur thrifted many years ago
Dress - thrifted at St-Vincent de Paul
Purse - Vintage from Brown Shoes
And of course those boots - H&M

Hope you enjoyed this!

I will be back soon!

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet Mélanie

Today I am pleased to introduce to you one of my favorite Canadian blogger  Mélanie
She  lives in Vancouver
She has a fabulous sense of style and color
She is sweet as pie
She is one of the most inspiring over 40 blogger
Plus the Lady  has an eye for street style photography - Check her blog-  Culture Serf Street Style Photography
I want her to be BIG!
She is so talented!

Check her personal style blog bagandaberet
  
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Here are 10 facts about Mélanie

-I love the sound of crickets in the evening and mourning doves at dawn.
-I like the work of artist Cindy Sherman.
- My nerve-endings spark when I watch a heavy curtain of rain get closer and closer.
-I play the piano badly because showing my emotions in a piece is too personal.
 -When I play squash, my game improves when I channel great women of modern history.
-I have been in movie and TV scenes with George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey because I was the voice in their telephone answering machine.
- I iron clothes and vacuum in long, sweeping strokes, not short, jerky ones.
-I hate to see people ejecting fluids from their heads onto the sidewalk.
 -As a child the only thing that made me like Sunday School was that I could show off a new handbag every week. (Does that make me a bad person?)
 -When I lived in a noisy loft building I made a large soundproof booth and called it Dr. Mel's Screamer.

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

Do not forget my giveaway, all you have to do is tell me which brooch you like and follow me

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Have a good weekend !

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Giveway For My Readers, An Outfit And A Fabulous Thrift Find

Hello Lovely Ladies!

Sorry if i did not comment on your blogs as much these days i have a bit of the flu, feel tired and very lazy...but i will check your fabulous blogs soon

In the meantime....

It is time to give back to you all lovely people
I have  decided to do a Giveaway

I found those 2 lovely brooches for you my Dearests!

You have been terrific and supporting, it is my way to say

Thank you!
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Leave my a comment saying which brooch you would like
In order to participate, please follow me either on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin
I will draw the giveaway Feb 27, by the way it also my birthday on the 27.

 
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This is what i wore today, you have seen the skirt and shirt and of course those boots which are glued to my feet these days

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This is my fabulous find this week, well, one of my find, i was so excited to show you this fabulous vintage wedding or cocktail coat found at that Presbyterian church downtown

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I saw it last week but was not certain, but the more i thought about it the more i wanted it.
I was lucky it was there for me today, Ouf!!!
It needs a little bit of care but it is in good condition, there is a stain, i think the cleaner will be able to remove it or i will ask Izzy she is the stain remover master!
I do not know how i will style this and thinking to maybe giving it to Izzy.

Hoped you enjoyed this

Take care

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Twice Is Good

Happy Valentine Day Dearests!

I made it this week at Visible Monday, check the blog out!

Today i am posting 2 outfits

The first outfit is a vintage dress that i thrifted at a shop called La Gaillarde.

I took me 2 visits to finally purchased the dress, i bought it  because it was half price.
It needed a bit of mending.

I had my seamstress fix the zipper, saw up again the sides and fix seams that had come unstitched.

Total cost $14 ( dress and seamstress)

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I am wearing the dress with my new Doc Martens

New haircut - Going for a bob- It is a start
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Winter- Summer - Why wait? - I wanted to wear that skirt
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Finally, i received last week my prize from Streets And People and plus they send me their magazine

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You can not get this magazine in Canada - It is only available in Europe -
I am proud to be part of it - I only saw a handful of North Americans-Yeah! Canada!!

Plus a victory for the over fifty crowd!
I am 51 for you guys who don't know.

They published 2 of my pics

First pic - Top left side
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Second pic - Bottom middle
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Hope you enjoyed it!

Je vous fais la bise!

Ariane xxxxx


Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Style And My Recent Thrift Finds


Hi Ladies!

First and foremost, please check my daughter Izzy's blog, she was invited to Montreal Fashion Week by  the biggest blogger in Montreal - The Montreal blogging crowd is finally discovering her!
I think she is one of the best blogger in Montreal, now they have to discover the Mom who created such a styling genius:)
This post will be about 2 outfits i wore this week and some thrift finds at that lovely charity shop at the  Presbyterian church downtown i discovered 2 weeks ago. I was on my way last week but it was closed due to the nasty weather we had.

I will take advantage of that marvelous discovery since i will not be able to go back when i returned to work in March -

Be assured that thrift shopping will continue when i returned to work, no way i will give it up! anyhoo, i am addicted, i need my fix!

All those items were thrifted except for the boots which were on sale for $10 at H&M
I wore the skirt before, so versatile and comfortable

Pretty funky,but it is my style!
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Second outfit, all is thrifted except for the boots purchased on sale at H&M

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Now the thrift finds...

80' purse $4
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This is the purse $2 and gloves that will compliment  my dress at Izzy's wedding
The gloves were a bit more expensive $12, but they are one of kind and in mint condition
I need the hat and shoes, still looking!
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This is one fabulous piece of jewelery, there is a maker's mark at the back
The earrings have to be fixed
$4
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This is not thrifted- It was bought at the hospital were i go for physio
Portion of the profits go to the hospital foundation.
This is why i bought it
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Monet brooch - $2

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This is a childhood memory, i found these at the convenience store around the corner
The owner found those in his basement
Do you remember them?
It is made of plastic and the center opens to put in your change.
$1 each

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

More thrift finds to come

I will be back soon!

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxxxx

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Weekend


Hi Lovely Ladies!
This is my weekend in pictures

These $1 umbrellas are Mr.D's thrift finds

These were my favorite umbrellas!

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My best thrift finds this weekend

50's purse

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Vintage Dress that needed a bit tender loving care

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80's or 90's dress ( let me know)

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In love with this art deco lamp
Now in the dinning room

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The next shots were taken downtown - We saw a french movie based on a Marcel Pagnol's story
La Fille du Puisetier - We went for a bit to eat at Juliette et Chocolat and Mr. D purchased my birthday gift - Doc Martens in red! Yeah!

Downtown at one of the winter's multimedia installation
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At Juliette et Chocolat
Cappuccino and Minestrone soup

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At the Doc Martens store
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7 Million $ house- Sherbrooke Street
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Pear, strawberry, goat cheese salad with chocolate dressing
 At Juliette et Chocolat

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Birthday gift
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Shoes at the Doc Marten Place
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Enjoy Ladies!

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxxxx


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