January 29th, 2010
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photos by Char Loro


Hi, my name is Kaitlin and I’m a blog addict. Everyday my Google Reader feeds me fashion, craft, art, and design from over 100 blogs around the world. Below are some amazing vintage, thrift and DIY links I want to share with you. Have a great weekend!

Vintage Trendsetters


Lisa

Erica

The Clotheshorse

DissolvedGirl

LeProust

Kelly Lauren


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January 26th, 2010

I decided to do another project from my Cool Couture Remake
Book
that I introduced in a former post. The Flutter Sleeve was
one of my favourite DIYs so I was very excited to do this project.
Mine turned out a little differently (my “flutter” is smaller because I used a small sweatshirt) and even though it reminds me (a teensy bit) of a shoulder pads a football player would wear, I’m happy with the results. Check out my instructions and gallery to see how I re-purposed a casual and boring sweatshirt into a feminine, wearable (and sporty) piece.

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Categories: Blog, Do It Yourself

January 25th, 2010

The Find


I always label these posts as my “latest find” but with thrift shopping I feel these items always find me. You never know what you will discover while sifting through rack after rack of treasures in select sizes. Leather jackets are particularly difficult to find. Thrift stores tease me with the jacket aisle, after shoes I quickly run over hoping to find something spectacular, especially if the shoes let me down. To my surprise, (or not because I was in a smaller center) I found this leather jacket in the perfect size! After thinking over the uncommon colour ie. wearing it around the store, I decided to take it home with me to introduce it to my closet.


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January 19th, 2010
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Fur necklace? Yes you heard correctly. I started this DIY knowing that I would either produce a huge mistake or something super cool. And while I don’t know what you think about the result (though someone I showed referred to it as a “rat”) I’m in love, in fact I’m wearing it today I’m so happy with it. Rat or not, here is how to turn a boring second-hand fur collar into something more wearable and exciting.
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January 18th, 2010

Another set of photos by Char!


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Thrifted


Scarf: Double Take Thrift Store, $3

Boots: Goodwill St. Clair, $12

Not-so Thrifted:


Orange Sweater: H&M $15

Zipper Belt: H&M $18

Dress: Forever 21, $18

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January 13th, 2010

Vintage Shopping!


If you want to spend an entire day sifting through great vintage clothing at great prices, 69 Vintage Collective is the place to go. Gloria, blogger for Urbanebloc, and I stepped into this seemingly small shop to find that the vintage never ended! Along with the main floor and back room, 69 Vintage collective has three vintage boutiques upstairs! Lost & Found, Stacked, and Rozaneh are located in what were bedrooms full of great clothing, shoes, and friendly employees playing oldies on their laptops. Bring a friend, snacks and many reusable bags (you’ll need them!).

69 Vintage Main Floor


Merchandised into categories, the sequin addict, fur fanatic, and fisherman sweater lover (this is a type of person right?) can find their section easily and well-stocked. The back room is Buy The Pound where 1lb of items costs $15. With the cute dresses, scarves and huge collection of shoes, you’ll find yourself recruiting your strongest friends to help carry all your finds. January 21st is the official launch of 69 Vintage Collective so make sure to attend!



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Categories: Blog, Toronto Vintage

January 12th, 2010

Done! Last Tuesday I had asked for your help in deciding which DIY to do and you picked the Tank-Dress! I really enjoyed this DIY from my Cool Couture Remake Book! It was easy and well thought through, especially when they turned in the sleeves to use as pockets! BRILLIANT! I made two of the dresses mostly because I could not decide which shirt to use! I hope you like it!


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January 10th, 2010

I went shopping today with Gloria, blogger from the super cool Urbanebloc.com, to the new location of 69 Vintage Collective/Buy The Pound. I was surprised to find that the vintage never ended! In the back room, up the stairs and through the kitchen, independent sellers set up their lovely shops in the spaces available causing a fashion adventure. Equipped with breadcrumbs, my new vintage pal and I traveled through the house spending over two hours looking through the amazing items and talking to the friendly and knowledgeable staff. We left with many goodies including these boots from independent “Stacked” who are located upstairs for the amazing price of $40 as well as a denim shirt from “Lost & Found” for $20. Visit if you love endless vintage and employees who make the shopping experience a lot of fun. Full store review and pictures to come Wednesday so check back!


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January 7th, 2010

I finally took the time to get some proper pictures taken of one
of my favourite DIYs: The Jaune Sweater! Photos courtesy of
one of my favourite people, Char Loro, (right)who at one point
during this “shoot” told me she would punch me in the face if I
continued to stop smiling whenever I thought she was going
to take a picture (producing the photo below of me laughing to
death). I love you Char! Scroll down for outfit details.


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Categories: Blog, Thrifted Outfits

January 5th, 2010

Hello! I have accumulated a few dress shirts and long-sleeved tops so obviously a DIY from my Cool Couture Remake book is in order! Please vote below for the one you want to see and I’ll post the winner on Friday and show you the results next Tuesday.

Tie-Me Up


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