Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ce N'est pas de la Bagatelle ! - The Wedding is in 1 week

Hi Ladies!

Hope you are doing well - Nothing special on this side of the planet this week -

Izzy and myself are finalizing the last  wedding details - It is next Saturday, My Word! time flies!

I am all ready outfit wise,  I am all figured out! Just need to send the dress to the cleanners -

This dress i love - the label is Bagatelle

Bagatelle was originally a Canadian Company based out of Montreal - The sales office and showroom are in New York but the corporate office is in Montreal -

I played with words for the title of the post - Bagatelle in french means of no importance but in this case - Ce n'est pas de la bagatelle -  means  - No kidding! the wedding is in 1 week

The dress was purchased at La Gaillarde - I have put in the link of La Gaillarde - La Gaillarde is a non profit fashion boutique - i go once every 2 weeks  to see what they have in -


The label of the hat is Street Smart - Made in the US -



I  paired the dress with suede black boots found at St-Vincent de Paul this winter -
The boots are not lined so perfectly wearable in the summer !

 I decided to throw in a few pics of the garden - This space will be decorated by Izzy for her wedding -
We will put more lighting, decorations - it should be pretty -



 Next week will be super busy - Wish us luck!

And Oh!  thank you for the comments about the one glove thing i wore on the previous post - I knew i have seen it  somewhere! Michael Jackson of course!



I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxxx

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Georgia And the Hat

Hi Ladies!

It is for us Quebecois a long weekend

Quebec National Holiday St-Jean Baptiste!

La Saint-Jean, la Fête Nationale du Québec, St. Jean Baptiste Day ... it's a day of many names. But whatever you call it, it's one of Montreal's favorite holidays! A chance to honor Quebec's unique heritage, identity and history, June 24 is a statutory day for Montrealers and Quebecers of every creed, color and mother tongue. So if you feel blessed to be part of a culture that affords residents a language and lifestyle unlike anywhere else in North America


I got all dressed up for the occasion

St-Jean Baptiste deserves a special outfit, right?


I found this dress yesterday at Renaissance -  In french i think???  it would be  called une  robe mouchoir - can i translate it as handkerchief dress? 

The hat is from Birds of North America

Did you notice that there was only one glove?

Could not find the other one, that is because my walk in is about to burst!

But after consideration i taught it was rather quite rad!

What do  you think?

i love this hat - it is stylish, easy to wear, ready to make a statement


I purchased the belt as well at Renaissance

It is a  Hollywood film memorabilia belt

Again one of those little special treasure found in thrift shops -


I rather proud of these pics, i got the right light-

Mr. D said - Why don't you go in the garden?

Told him  - I know dearest - the garden is wonderful but the light here is fantastic!


I am being inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe for my next painting -

I will be at Patti's Visible Monday and Monday Mingle

I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Men Like

Hi Ladies!

Again welcome new followers and thanks  again for all your comments!

i love to know what you have to say!

The heat has hit the pavement in Montreal !

Time to get the pretty summery stuff out the closet!


This dress that Mr. D hates was an item i swap at the Swap Event back in April, I think

The reason why Mr. D hates the dress - He says it looks like a tablecloth pattern

Men hate tablecloth patterns  - I have heard this comment many times - What about you?

I think i look like the Female Version of  a Barber Shop's Singers Trio
Is it a bad or a good thing?


I think it is a  very cute dress  - I wore an H&M belt that  i purchased for $2

What else do men dislike ...

Leggings -  Men don't  understand why we wear cut off tights
Harem Pants - Not shapely at all
Leggings and tank top -  You look sloppy
Creepers - not sexy 

What about your males? - What do they dislike? 


These white sandals were a gift from Izzy
They were dead stock
Wearing  them for a photo shoot was fine
Going to work with them hummmmm....

As i was getting to work they started to fall apart
I had one of the technician at work fix them
He used a special glue  that dries in an oven
This is were the sandals went - in the oven
They are glued for ever now!

You take a chance sometimes when you purchased  vintage items -


Great News!

Mr. D. and I are going to Las Vegas in July - We will stay at Le Paris

Never been - I am very excited -

Any good vintage shops in Vegas?

I think i will use Instagram when i go to Vegas -  You will be able to follow me!

 I am stylesudest on Instagram


I got the hat a few years ago - One of my favorite hats

I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Monday, June 18, 2012

What Do You Really Wear?

Hi Ladies !

Hope you  had a fabulous weekend

It was father's day yesterday on our side of the world

Mr. D and I went for breakfast brunch with his children, grand kids and daughter in law -

Happy father's Day !


These pics were taken last week or the week before, can not remember, i was experimenting with winter items that could be converted as summer items -

I was having fun - i do not know if i will wear the whole outfit as you see it , would you?

Are there clothing items you put together only  for pics?

And wear it some another way, or wear some items?

Items i wore this winter -

Boots bought in NY- Vintage suede skirt thrifted at La Gaillarde - Vintage hat thrifted this winter at an Anglican church downtown


Black booties i wore all winter -  along with the leather bracelet gives a grunge look to a girly summer dress


This necklace was purchased many years ago in an Indian shop in Montreal 

Saturday Mr D. got my bike out and did a quick tune up
So -
I went through the neighborhood looking for garage sales

There were  several  around since moving season is approaching

I bought 2 pairs of sandals for $10 at agarage sale and it when for a good cause

Abandoned cats!

Some Ladies are trying to find homes to abandoned cats

There are so many abandoned cats when moving season is on -

People just leave the poor animals not thinking twice how it will survive

I do not understant how people can act that way

Moving season is for us Quebecois in July - Quite unique in North America - Everybody moves July 1 - So you can imagine how the city looks like on June 30 and July 1
Moving trucks everywhere
People huffing and puffing getting their boxes up the stairs
Pizza and beer for sure at the end of the day
Those men need real food!


 This weekend I also ordered the bridal bouquet and flowers for the wedding party at a florist called Bella Italia

The bouquet is made of roses and daisies -

The florist thought we were the bride and groom- We thought it was a cute comment -

Maybe we will be next who knows!


This is an Instagram pic -

I just love that you can take an existing pic, crop it and add a filter

Oh! and I finally saw Izzy's wedding dress - it is beautiful - can say much Stephane my future son in law reads my blog;)

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It Is All About the Ts

Hi Ladies!

Hope all is well on your side of the planet

I would like to welcome my new followers -

And some of you i lost touch with! what happened?

It is hard to keep in touch with everybody and to be honest i first do my best to reply to all comments and then if i have time i try to keep up - but if you are a 9 to 5 working girl, there is always something to do, to fix, to look at, to think of, to get mad at, to smile at, to swear at, to love, to cook, to wash, to mend....to name a few!


This post is about  2 of my favorite T-Shirts

I love a good T

I love a  T that shows who you are

 A T will show what you like

A T will set the mood you will be in

A good T shows your true colors

A good T will say what you stand for

You can not find the perfect T  - it is like an Indian guru,  somehow it finds you !


This is my beloved  Zebra T - It means freedom and confidence to me

I do not why, call me silly,  I am more focused and in charge when i wear this T

The skirt is from H&M - It was on sale for $7


This T is pretty special - The label is from Paris  and the artist's name is Misia

One of kind-  One of those unique thrift shop finds!

I paired the T with a Forever 21 skirt $10


I thought of Vix's wall of misery when i saw this T

This T also reminded me  of a movie i liked - The Innocents with Deborah Kerr


 Some of you Ladies seemed to be a bit concern as to Leo's grooming

It is a common thing here to have your pet groomed that way

Leo is fine, he is not cold and he is very happy -

Leo had quite a bit of hair a some knots so i decided to have it done

As for Izzy's wedding i am not nervous at all - I will probably be nervous the night before or on the morning of the wedding - It is a small affair and well planned, after all we  have the best girls organizing it!

I hoped you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Sunday, June 10, 2012

One White Dress - 2 Headpieces

Hi Ladies
We had splendid weather this weekend
Warm and sunny!
We love our warm weather

It has been a busy weekend -
It started on Friday with Leo's grooming
He has the lion cut - I managed to take a couple of pics -  it is  not easy to photograph a cat

Followed by supper at our favorite restaurant Le Cabotin located in my neighborhood -


This white dress, must be vintage, what year? no idea!  i had for a while - I showed it to you ladies some time ago as my thrift finds of the month  -

Some of guys taught it was a nightie - It could be mistaken for a nightie, but the fabric is too tick for a nightie

It is  a dress -


I looked at it for a long time - i said to myself, does it fit?-  sometimes i do not try what i buy especially  if it is only a couple of $ - I figure if it does not fit i will find someone to give it to or i will give it back to goodwill

The headpiece cost more than the dress - It was purchased in one of my favorite shop downtown
Mia Mix - It was on sale -
The clothes are Asian designs- So you are bound to find something different-

Here' s Leo the Lion Cat!



What do you think? - We stayed with him all through the shaving -
He was very good, did not bit, hisssss or scratch - probably because our presence made him secure
He is so soft now - he is so cute as well -


This headpiece was purchased Friday at Winners -
Winners is a discount store
This headpiece will be worn as well at Izzy's wedding next month -
It is made of feathers, lace and silk flowers -


Izzy 's wedding is in 27 days! - Next weekend i will order the bridal bouquet and the bridal party flowers -
Daisies bracelets for the Ladies and daisies buttonholes for the Gents!

I will also order the bridal cake - Sorry i was suppose to show you a sketch but it was not a good enough sketch to show you -
Lets say it will be a combination of cupcakes and a cake - Should be extraordinaire !
I trust my pastry genius!

I will joining Visible Monday - Monday Mingle - Inspiration Monday


I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bohemian Top For A Fitted Skirt

Hi Ladies!

These are the second outfit pics i took this weekend
I am always concern about this type of skirt  which is very fitted -

But i buy it anyway because it is so easy to wear

This is a paradox if you are asking me!

I do not like to wear something tight on top with this kind of skirt unless you want to look like you have been trust up like a sausage
 Or unless you have the perfect body - which i do not have -

What i wore on top i find very pretty and different

And perfectly wearable for the mature crowd



About the perfect body - I have been on a gluten, sugar free diet for about 2 weeks

But i will not call it a diet - i will say i am changing some eating habits

I eat pretty well but  I have my weaknesses!

Chips! or Crisps for my UK friends

I think i had tried all the flavours and brands known to man!

Bread! - We have a shop around the corner who has the best baguettes in town!

Dipping your piece of bread in olive oil and balsamic vinegar is just heaven!

Cheese!  but i get the low fat kind - 22% fat or less -

Do you have any weaknesses when it comes to food?

I have been good, no chips,  only gluten free bread and minimal cheese intake

I have been eating veggies,  fruits, nuts, eggs, lean meats. In the morning i drink the juice of 1 lemon in lukewarm water - I have almond milk with my gluten free cereals-   One glass of red wine at supper.

One thing i can not live without is my coffee but i have it with soy milk -

Disciplined aren't I!


It paid off, i feel much better,  got my energy and stamina back and lost a bit of weight


I do yoga 2 or 3 times a week

 I  exercise and stretch for 20 minutes every day and walk everywhere

You know what?  it sounds like Vix's  health and fitness strategy
It shows you that you do not have to join a gym or go on drastic diets, it is all common sense really -

Eat healthy and move your gluts any way you like!

I was wearing for this post -

Top - Thrifted
Skirt - H&M
Sandals - Forever 21

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxx

Monday, June 4, 2012

I am Doris Day

Hi Ladies!

Hope your weekend was enjoyable

Back to my routine this weekend

Nothing spectacular happening

It will be a  quiet week

And it will be welcome!

I had a chance to shoot some pics of 2 different outfits this Sunday

This is the first one

Polyester Wonder for $3 purchased at a garage sale in my neighborhood

It has no label so it must be home made
I feel like Doris Day

I look like Doris Day!

I am Doris Day!


I took the pics on the second floor of our house


I purchased those vintage Italian crochet gloves at St-Vincent de Paul for $1

You have seen the shoes before but for your info  they are Enzo Anglioni

I finished my painting

Pretty proud of the results - It is now hanging in the hallway

I will be on an another painting project soon

I already have ideas -


I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mother and Daughter At The GlossyBox Event

Mother and Daughter team blogger extraordinaire attended this week
The Fabulous GlossyBox Event !



What is Glossy Box?
Founded in Germany, GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription service that is revolutionizing beauty regimes across the world. For $ 15 a month, members enjoy a sophisticated 5 - item luxury box packed with a selection of beauty miniatures from boutique.


GlossyBox was celebrating that night their success in Montreal
with  a luxurious evening, which included a variety of beauty bars such as a
Get your make up done Bar
Braid Bar
Candy Bar
Biore Photo Boot
To name a few!
Plus samples from some of GlossyBox favourite brand partners
It was a fun evening- I got to spend time with Izzy and meet other Montreal bloggers -

Izzy got some braids done


Another Beauty Bar
Pink hair and Sumo like hairdo
You see the most interesting crowd in those events


Miniature cupcakes
I had 3 - I am watching what i eat these days
But they were delicious
How many calories a piece do you think?


Montreal Blogger


One of the organizers


Izzy at the Candy Bar


Montreal Blogger Naomi - Fashion is my religion


Another fabulous Montreal Blogger!


Mom (me) got her make up done
Warning - 52  year old face you are about to see
Daring- but proud of every single wrinkles


I have no eyebrows, i was the generation that pluck, pluck away

Now, she performed a great miracle - she gave me eyebrows,  but tell you the truth , i could never reproduce what she did, which is always the case with miracles any professionals does with your hair or face
unless you practice and practice, but who has time?

We left with tons of samples
We met super nice people
We had lots of fun
A very enjoyable evening with my girl

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx