Sunday, April 29, 2012

1922 Fashions

Hello everyone. I feel like I've been away from this blog for months, although I suppose it has only been a few weeks. Since my last post I've finished my exams, moved back home (for the summer), written a 20 page report for one of my courses, and tomorrow I start two summer courses (so that I can graduate a bit earlier). So in short, I've been very busy.

And the busyness is just going to continue I'm afraid. My family is in the process of buying a piece of property, so between that and school I may not have much time for blogging (for a little while anyways). As I have a moment to spare this morning, I thought I would share some fashions from 1922. These are all from Photoplay magazines from that year. Enjoy!

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That's All.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Windy Day

Hello everyone! I am finally done exams!!! Technically I still have a 20 page report to write, but I thought I would take a little break and write a blog post.

I'm moving back home in 2 days, so my friend and I went out for one last latte. It was windy so I wore a headscarf to try and protect my hair (which was curled and pinned up). My friend thought I looked like a grandmother and was embarrassed to be seen with me. I couldn't understand it. Grandmas are awesome!

We took a few photos by the historical train/train station.

Outfit Details:
Blouse: Made by me from a 1940's pattern
Trousers: DangerousGarbs  
Scarf: Gift
Sunglasses: Icings

 We tried a different place for coffee. It was alright, but not amazing. They did however make a heart on my latte.
 And by this point, my "friend" had decided he couldn't stand the scarf anymore and ripped it off my head. Which of course resulted with my hair being ruined. Luckily it somehow managed to retain some of its curl.

One last thing, before I get back to packing/report writing, I've posted two more Youtube videos. So here you go!

That's All.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Antique Shopping in St Jacobs

Just a quick post today, as I am in the middle of exams. Sorry if the writing is not the best, but my brain is fried.
On Tuesday, I went to St. Jacobs for what will likely be my last antique shopping trip before I move. I woke up very early, and hopped on the bus. I decided to start the day with a stroll along the Mill Race trail, and had a quiet picnic brunch. It wasn't much of a picnic but it was quite lovely.

Leftover falafel and a latte. Yummy!

Then I got back on the bus to go to the antique mall. There weren't many people there at that time of the day which made wandering around quite pleasant. I'm trying to save money, so I didn't buy much. However I couldn't leave behind this 1950's/60's wool dress. It's a dark chocolate brown and 100% wool (with a lining). I only have one winter dress so this was very much needed.

Not sure why the colour looks so weird in this picture.
It's actually a dark, dark brown.
My only other purchase of the day was this silk scarf. It's not in the best condition, but it's 100% silk and from the 1953 Coronation. Normally I'm not a big fan of this type of thing, but it was just too cute to leave behind.

One last thing, dear readers. As many of you know, I have started another blog about small business (with some millinery stuff thrown in there). I have been planning to write a post (after exams of course) about why small business is important. I strongly believe in the importance of small business and would love to share my thoughts on the matter. However, what I want to know is why YOU value small business. If you could leave me a comment, or better yet send me an email at, I would to love include everyone's views in a post. I will of course give credit to your answers and link back to your blog or store if you wish.

That's All.