Toronto Fashion

Curvaceous Consignments | Thornhill

Shopping for resale clothing as a curvy woman can be challenging, because in typical consignments shops there is usually far less of a variety of fashions in sizes over 12. Curvaceous Consignments on Yonge Street in Thornhill is the only consignment store in the GTA that caters to the full figured woman. Owner Kathryn McCallum Pipes is a plus-size specialist that curates a beautiful selection of pieces in her warm and welcoming store. There is a beautiful and always changing variety of clothing and accessories in this lovely boutique.

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New Year's Eve Dresses & Parties in Toronto

Whether you call it a party dress or a cocktailklänning, if you have a fancy night out planned for New Year's Eve you probably want to buy a new frock. My favourite go-to boutique is Rescue Vintage on Ossington, which is currently having a holiday sale- 15% off everything online (enter the code "15HOLIDAYSALE" when checking out.) Another gorgeous online boutique I've just discovered is Jenny Joseph. This international dress shop has a stunning selection of sheaths that range from sweet to sexy. I'm loving these two styles particularly:

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Jenny Joseph ships to North America and has weekly specials. Now, let's talk parties. If you are looking for a great New Year's Eve party in Toronto to wear your fabulous dress to, check out BlogTO's guide for some options. And remember the best free New Year's Eve party with fireworks in Toronto is at Nathan Phillips Square, where the show this year features DJ Clymaxxx of KISS 92.5 spinning for the crowd and performances by the funk and blues groups Fathead and God Made Me Funky. And, for the first time our New Year's Eve party in Nathan Phillips Square will be featured live on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Rosie :)

The Tat Patch

I don't think I would ever get a tattoo. My jeans however, that is a different story. A pair of jeans I have had for a couple of years have a huge hole in the knee. I know there are many who would pay a lot for this look, but I refuse to walk around with my knee showing. I also feel like these jeans owe me a few more years, and that led me to the Tat Patch, the tattoo for your jeans. You don't have to sew or iron. Just turn your jeans inside out, stick the patch over the hole, and then throw them in the dryer. You still have ripped jeans, but the hole is covered, and the best part is it won't spread any further. So my jean situation went from this:

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To this!

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They come in several different designs; I got the blue tie die. I found them on Etsy but you can buy them directly from The Tat Patch online store. Rosie :)

Revel & Riot 'God Hates Bags' Bag

As much as I love my Fieldguided Thunder in Our Hearts bag, I am tucking it away for now. My Revel & Riot tote just arrived, and it's pretty cool.

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The slogan "God Hates Bags" is a parody of the hateful signs carried by followers of pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, which promotes an anti-homosexual theology. You can probably figure out what their slogan is. (They hate a lot of stuff- the Phelpses are the ones that protested the funerals of slain American troops.) Revel & Riot created these bags to ridicule the church's horrible rallying call. They are a small independent company based in Montreal that work to promote LGBTQ rights and awareness, and a proceed of their very cool merchandise is directed to underfunded LGBT services and non-profits. Rosie :)

Six as Nine Designer Sample Sale

It was a long winter in Toronto. Seeing as we skipped spring and went straight to summer, closet overhauls are in order, fast. Perfect timing for a Toronto designer sample sale. Six as Nine is holding one for three days next week with some pretty sweet brands. We are talking Dr. Denim (perfect as my raw denim obsession continues) Belstaff (British design house that makes those waterproof jackets celebs go crazy for) outdoor garment clothier Museum and a selection of apparel from Denham. Great chance to pick up some high-end pieces for up to 70% off. So here's what you need to know. The Six as Nine designer sample sale takes place May 15th - 17th from 10am to 7pm at 72 Wingold Avenue, Suite 104 (Yorkdale mall area.) Bring cash; you can only use your Visa or Mastercard on purchases over $300. See you there! Rosie :)

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My Raw Denim Jeans: Do Not Wash

Not washing my dry denim Nudies (found at Holt Renfrew Last Call on sale for $100) for six months. This started a few weeks ago. So far so good. If you spill, spot clean only.

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You are meant to wear them every day. This appeals to my frugal girl sensibilities, as this makes for a very low cost per wear. It also appeals to my loathing of doing laundry. Rosie :)