2009-10-24

The 401

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Jacket? thrifted
Jeans? Loomstate, Winners
Booties? Modern Vintage, Winners
Tee? Mossimo, Target

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Jacket? Ben Sherman
Dress/shirt? Aritzia, inherited from her boss
Jeans? ?
Booties? Coach
Fold-over clutch? Club Monaco


I know a few of you faithful readers have already seen this work of fabulousness some call a jacket. I bought it a couple months ago and immediately put it on and did an outfit post. But as explained, I never actually wore it out (which for the record, is the only time I have ever done that... I was just so excited I had to show you...). So, I thought Toronto Fashion Week would be the perfect debut for the jacket. Lin and I were invited to go to Jessica Biffi's show and we were pumped to attend the debut collection of the truly lovely runner-up of Project Runway Canada. But some things are not meant to be... I seem to have bad luck with traffic in my quest to support Jessica (see here).
This time I got off work very early, raced home, put my face on and left my house with enough time to get to my destination twice over. Yup, too bad my windshield wiper broke and I had to get off the highway and drive side-roads, leaning over peering out the passenger side windshield. Thankfully, Matt works on the way to Toronto and I went to his work and switched vehicles. But there was a rainstorm and everyone seemed to be driving like their windshield wipers were broken too and it took me over 2 hours to do a 45 minute drive. Worst drive ever. I said bad words. Linda and I finally arrived at the location and watched people exiting the show. Suckage. Apparently, the show went something like this....
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We still went in for a bit, talked to some old classmates and then went to Winners to heal the pain. New jeans and some quirky shoes later I felt a bit better...

We made it to the after party so we could congratulate Jessica. A few pics...

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Ry-High reunion.

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Linda and another stylish Ryerson kid, Blair. Blair is wearing a hat from her own collection feathered. If one of you lovelies is getting married or just getting fancy, check her out. What can I say? I got talented classmates... whatever, I have a blog...ahaha

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Let them eat cake... and we did.

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Jessica cutting the cake. I asked for and received a big piece of cake. I can pack it away like a Dutch teenage boy but I was no match for all the fondant. I was defeated.

So, cake and Winners were good but I'm still bummed we missed the show. We'll be there next time Jessica! Blame the 401...stupid highway...

20 comments :

Clare said...

Such a great jacket! Looks like you girls had a ball.

Dylana said...

Great jacket! So festive!


xoxo

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D said...

every time i see that jacket i fall in love with it. glad you had fun:)

God Made Me fuNky said...

oooo that jacket...it is the best thing i have ever seen anyone find at a thrift store. absolutely stunning. traffic can be such a bummer at times.

Linda said...

For the record...CHip and pepper, the same ones I ebayed in 3rd year.
My hair is a testament to a much needed cut and ...of course, the rain.

briannelee said...

Awwww, that sux you missed the show but at least you got to go to the after party. I love cake!

Your outfits are so cute!!!! I love the sequin jacket.

Amy said...

Holy balls that jacket is amazing! I totally cheered for Jessica when she was on project runway! It is beyond cool that you are friends with her.

Better luck next time with traffic. That's the GTA for you...

Eyeliah said...

Oh that sequin jacket is awesome, it's great how you styled it with basics in muted colors.

gina said...

Love the jacket paired with the simple tee and jeans, with the partial tuck in front. Great pictures with all the leaves on the ground! Love your friend's key necklace. Too bad about the show. :-(

haute hardware said...

Ahh, Jessica looked familiar to me even before I read your post carefully - my hubby downloaded a couple seasons of PR Canada for me about 6 months ago. Loved her on the show & her collection looks great! As do all of you. :)

Amy said...

So adore that jacket!! OOh love her collection- it is fabulous! Sorry to hear about the traffic, but so glad to hear you made it to the after party.

xoxo
Amy
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Kyla said...

That totally stinks that you missed the show, but at least you both looked totally BAD ASS!

MARISA said...

that jacket is AMAZING!! like i actually am in love with it. What thrift store did you find it at???

and how horrible was that weather. I missed Lucian Matis' show because of it. Looks like you had a fun time afterwards at least!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Your sequin jacket is great.

e said...

In the words of the immortal Rachel Zoe....

That jacket is BANANAS.

I. DIE.

Elaine said...

I am in LOVE with your thrifted jacket. I think all of yours are dying to have it!!!!


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E said...

I'm SO jealous of that fabulousness that is that jacket!!!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

So sorry you missed the show!! I loved that sparkly cardi when you posted it the first time and I love it here too!!! :)

Nerdic.. said...

I love your jacket! AMAZING!
X, fashion-nerdic.

Blair said...

so good to see you guys that night...why am i so late on my commenting!?
thanks for the link to my site!

you girls looked fabulous as always and really...as everyone has alluded to..that jacket..ohmi.