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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Flowers, Fish, Polka Dots and Images of My Neighborhood

Hi Ladies !

Hope you are doing well this week

A few outfits - Different looks - Lets have fun

Plus i included a few images i took of my neighborhood

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This is what i wore yesterday-
Both pieces were purchased in Maine last year
I paid $2 for the tee and skirt
The skirt was shortened



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I love to mix patterns
I think polka dots and flowers go so well together


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This is where i get my hair done
Remember i talked about a hairdresser with a little dog called Bobinette
Well this the place
It is at the end of my street
Sara  and Bobinette live upstairs


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This is my street
This is typical Montreal century old neighborhoods
Notice the typical external staircases and the beautiful old trees
See the vegetation and the small fence around the trees- this another thing we do around here


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This is what i wore at the beginning of the week
The top i had for years, this is an item i can not get rid of, it is too versatile
The skirt is a recent thrift find



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This pattern is so eclectic, you got to love it
I adore as well le drapé of the skirt


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 This is the shop around the corner where we get our veggies, fruits, olives, bread, vegan and vegetarian food
The shop is also a bistro
One of those when i get the OK
I will show you the inside


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Typical century old family home in  my neighborhood
These houses belonged to prominent citizens way back when
Some descendants still live in these houses

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Art at the bus stop


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 Of course i had to have My Hello Kitty moment


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Family coming out of church on a Sunday
I was walking to the library when i saw them - I had to take the pic, it is perfect!


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Having brunch at restaurant Le Cabotin  on relaxed Sunday morning

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I hope you enjoyed that post

I will see you soon!

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx



 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thrift Finds and Guest Stars!

Hi  lovely Ladies

Hope you are having a pleasant week!

It has been a while since i shared my purchases and thrift finds with you Girls!

Last week i went to another of my favorite places

Atelier Vio-Li  which is located in my neighborhood

The shop carries second hand clothing and Eco friendly Fashion

There was a sale! yep again!

This is what i purchased -well... one of the items,  there were several pieces, but who can resist, right?

I found this 60s inspired  dress made with recycled fabrics for $10

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Again  a dress  i  purchased made with recycled fabrics - $10
 
 
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Skirt made with vintage fabric - $10

 
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This is Atelier Vio-Li


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More fabulous thrift finds at Atelier Vio-Li
 
 
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I think it is an interesting way to display earrings


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We have guest stars today ....members of my family- the ones who are not camera shy

JM my son

Sunnies - Ray Ban
Tee- Retail

Gorgeous like his Mom!

 

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 And Clement -  Mr. D's grandson posing for me for the first time
 

He always shows me his latest fashion finds and he is pleased when i agree with his fashion statements

It was back to school shopping for him

He purchased -

Tee and Hat - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - H&M - BTW, I love the color
Belt - Made with safety belts -

 The kid is a natural
 

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Close up of Clement's belt
 
Purchased at a street fair in my neighborhood




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I hope you enjoyed this post
 
Sorry Patti i missed Visible Monday this week
 
I will be back soon!
 
Je vous fais la bise
 
Ariane xxxx

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Office Wear my Way!

Hi Gorgeous Ladies!
 
This post is about what i wore to work these past weeks
 
 I am not the corporate type as you all know

I would die if i had to dress very offish!


1- The Mullet Skirt

I got this skirt at H&M for $5 -  This type of skirt is not popular here - I did not see many Ladies wearing the mullet skirt this summer  - I only bought it because it was on sale and i could not DIY a decent mullet skirt - I am so hopeless! -
 I paired the skirt  with a thrifted top and my comfortable red booties

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2- The Hello Kitty Tee and Tapestry Skirt

I love Hello Kitty - I am always looking out for a Hello Kitty tee and i found 2 lately - this is the H&M version i found at the thrift shop - $4
The skirt is a kind of a tapestry pattern skirt , i wonder if you can see the pattern?
I found this skirt as well at the thrift shop for $4

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 3- The Betsey Johnson dress

I found this dress many years ago at a garage sale in Montreal for $5
It is made out of silk, one of my favorite dress and so easy to wear
The necklace was purchased at a church bazaar this winter
The top is from Forever 21 - It has an Asian feel to it - It was on sale of course - i never buy full retail price for clothes !


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4- The Beatles Tee and Lace Skirt

 I confess i paid full price for the Tee but it is one of a kind special tee found at the Beatles shop in Las Vegas -
On the other hand, the skirt was purchased on sale at H&M for $7

The runner are Ecco - that is an investment - I walk everywhere
 
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5- The Midi Stripes Skirt and Red Hat

Skirt thrifted  a few years  ago  - Hat thrifted this summer
and those booties that i adore!

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Now to conclude this post i will do something completely different
 
I will do a review on those BB Creams we see everywhere

 


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I was very curious to see if it was that good!

 
 
I bought Vichy because it is middle priced and i tried other Vichy products and was more than satisfied - I currently use a Serum from Vichy and like the results -  Plus, i know that Vichy never harmed  my over sensitive, reactive, allergic skin
 
 I had as expected no allergic reactions and my skin did not feel tight, which are the main criteria for me  - It was non greasy, I am bit disappointed because i like a little more oil in my cream - I was a bit worried as well about the the color of the cream, I found it dark - some BB creams have fair and dark tones - This BB cream adjusts to your own skin tone, Ouf ! Did not want to end up carrot faced!  I give it an A for that one -The color of my skin after applying  is just right, not too dark not too light -

I have you might say a light glow!

 Another thing i did not like - I had to use a fair amount of cream to cover my entire face- I use less with my usual moisturizer -

Would  i buy again ? Sorry to say no-   - I think your usual moisturizer with  bit of cheap tinted cream would do the same and probably be cheaper -

Well!  here goes my Vichy sponsorship!

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Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Reversible Bolero - Another Fabulous Thrift Find!

 Hi Gorgeous Ladies!

Thank you  all so much for your  advice regarding the orange sandals - I do not know what i will do with them - maybe I will  try one of the tricks you gave me - 

Sometimes things are too good to be true - you wonder sometimes why some stuff ends up at the charity shop  for example those gorgeous sandals  -    In my opinion things end up at the charity shop because - your are tired of it, it does not fit anymore, or there is a major problem - In this case , the dye was running  , major problem yes!

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This post is about this fabulous reversible bolero i found again at La Gaillarde a while ago

I was roaming through the store trying to find something original and there  it was that little number!

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One side is fabric and the other side  is leather

It is recycled fashion made of  vintage leather and fabric


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The polka dot maxi was purchased for $1 at St-Vincent de Paul

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It is Mr. D's birthday today !

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We all went for brunch yesterday for Mr. D's birthday
He was deeply moved - Mr. D loves to have his family around
Mr.D is a very generous, loving and giving person  -  It was his moment yesterday to be cherished, showered with love and gifts , spoiled and kissed to death

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We went to our favorite place in the neighborhood - Le Cabotin  - we are practically family to them -



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I hope you enjoyed this post


I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Vintage Find - Or i Died and went to Heaven

Hi Ladies

Last week i went to one of my favorite vintage spot  La Gaillarde -  and realized that there was a sale going on!

Vintage sale oh my! I died and went to Heaven!

Some items had a 50% reduction tag

Like this beauty i spotted this spring but found a bit to expensive for my taste

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I do not know what the fabric is, it feels like satin - all soft and not tick like some vintage fabric
The photo shoot was quite comfortable -

The sandals! that was a great find to but there is a problem - the reverse side of the straps are black, the color ran over my feet - result- disgusting black feet - took a brush to get it off - do you know what to do to prevent the dye from running ?

What i shall i do? - need one of your clever solutions ladies!



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I got those fabulous shades as a gift


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Mr. D and I are going to a soccer game this weekend - Our local team is called L'impact - L'impact is a member of the MLS League

I hate hockey too much violence -but i love a soccer game and plus it will be at the New Saputo Stadium

This soccer game is a special humanitarian event for us -  - I might have some interesting pics maybe...will see... maybe with the drop dead gorgeous players!


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ChouChou News
That is my cat for those who do not know who is Chouchou

He is doing fine, taking is medication twice a day- being very docile and cooperative

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Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx


Monday, August 13, 2012

The Rock Star wore Red Boots

Hello Gorgeous Crowd!

Blogging has been slow on my planet- I know!

But i am back now, ready to blow your mind with my fabulous sense of style!

Like Sarah of Misfits  said and i would like to believe i belong in the same crowd as her because i love her blog so much!

I am a frigging rock Star!

But don't take me seriously

I forgot to take me ego pill today !


A question for you Ladies - I have been having problems with my pics' dimensions - they are all the same but it  seems i am having problems - They too big  but are not suppose to be?


Do you encounter problems with Blogger sometimes with your pics?


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I cut my hair- I needed it -  a bit of damaged
To much coloring - I went blond crazy - Well it will teach me and hair grows anyway!


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This weekend was Mr.D and I 2nd anniversary - 2 wonderful years with Mr D. I hope to have many, many more with this wonderful man

We went for sushi at a place near our house

Panda Sushi 

We drank a special wine for the occasion - Chateau Margaux 2001 



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I bought the dress this winter on sale
 I Remember spotting this dress, but $50 was a bit much for what it was
I finally purchased for half the price


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Le bolero ( that's the sleeveless vest can not remember the word in english!)
was purchased this winter  $5
The boots are new - Purchased at Yellow - This is a store that has the best value for your money - It is between Aldo and Payless but lots better than Payless!
I think i will get a lot of wear for the money i spent which is reasonable  $50
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ChouChou News

He has thyroid problem
Poor cat he lost a lot of weight, his sight is not so good
He is on medication beginning today
Hopefully he will get better
Going for a blood test in a month to check if he gets the right dosage

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Hope you enjoyed this post

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

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Heat Wave!

Hello Gorgeous Bunch!

If you are anything like me at the moment i find blogging very difficult- To
nice , to warm, to sunny who wants to sit in front of her PC!

Anyway because i love you so much i managed this weekend a couple of photo shoots under the excruciating heat we have been experiencing these few weeks!

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Vintage dresses shortened
This is one of my favorite dresses
The owner of the restaurant we go for supper at once a week - He, by the way did Izzy wedding reception  told me he liked this dress very much
In a world of boring and monochrome fast fashion it was a refreshing look

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I sweat my little heart out in this wonderful vintage jumpsuit

I swear vintage fabric is not for 40 and over temperature

But it is a wonderful piece -

Sunnies purchased at a yard sale in the neighborhood -

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Sunflower in St-Louis Square

We went biking Saturday - We stopped for a glass of wine at a wine bar called Ile Noire - it is near the Quebec National  Library

This was my biking outfit

You will never see me in an boring biking outfit

We made another stop at St-Louis Square on The  Plateau



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Sitting in St-Louis Square on The  Plateau
Having a break before joining Izzy at a vegan restaurant called Eaux Vivres
I have been there before for Mother's Day
Its is one of the best vegan restaurant in Montreal

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Square St-Louis has million dollars houses
It is prime location
It used to be a poor neighborhood

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 Sparkly biking shoes!

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I am back to work after 3 weeks of vacation -

It has been smooth and relax - lots of work to be done but working for a nice bunch of people -

Yeap! it is a whistle you see there - Why am i wearing a whistle, ummmmm...i intend to transform this whistle...sparkly whistle maybe??? what do you think ?

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Hope you enjoyed this post

I will joining Patti at Visible Monday and Monday Mingle
I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx