Today I decided to take the streetcar even further west down Queen Street into Parkdale. When looking for a place to live people didn't seem to think Parkdale was a good option but there's a lot of funky vintage stores up there so I thought I'd see what's what.
I ended up buying two dresses and a jacket, having lunch, buying some groceries and then taking the streetcar back to the Trinity Bellwoods area.
Here's one of the dresses I bought.
Dress: Pi Organic bought at Chartreuse Style
Necklace: Curious Oddities bought at Fresh Collective
Hosiery: Wolford (last worn here)
Shoe: Shoe the Bear (specifically these ones) bought at Heel Boy
First, yes you can buy flats at a store called "Heel Boy". I bought these to walk to work. I just can't bring myself to wear sneakers. I don't even own sneakers other than my sequined ones and I can't wear them every day. I've worn the heck out of these since I bought them. And the brand, "Shoe the Bear"? Such a cute name and logo!
I didn't mean to buy this dress. I tried on another one first which fit me perfectly so I knew I was going to buy it but this periwinkle one also caught my eye. The last time I wore periwinkle was when I was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding. I've always thought that it didn't do much for my pale complexion but I kinda fell in love with the back of this. I like how it blouses out at the top.
And comfortable as heck! It's mostly bamboo so it should be comfortable in the muggy Toronto summer. I tend to be a sweater so anything breathable is thumbs up in my book.
Here's a closer look at my necklace. What a harlot! Snogging with a man with her leg slung over the oar. It spoke to me.
Here's the jacket I bought at some vintage store. I'm not sure the name of it - oh well.
Anyway the tag says "Pant man. Made in Canada". I love the colours and look how perfectly the Zig-zag patter matches up at the button edges. Amazing!
I'll have to have this dry cleaned before wearing it since it has that musty vintage store smell to it. The pockets are still sewn up so I think it might be deadstock.
This next dress is one I bought and I can't wait until I actually wear it out to show it to you.
I'm going to call this my "Merlin dress" since the cat reminds me of my sweet black cat Merlin.
It's by Volt Design and I bought it at Brava on Queen Street.
ERMAGHERD this designer has such cute and creative designs. How would ever think to put a cat on a dress bodice, right between a woman's boobular region?
And then again on her bum-ular area? When I saw this I was all "bhbhbhbhbhbh...must have crazy cat dress." I already have two crazy cat lady dresses but this one takes crazy to a whole new level.
Not sure if I can get away with this at work. I've got to wear it soon though since it's fabulousness should not be allowed to languish in my closet.
In closing, here are a couple of things from around my temporary apartment.