Sunday, August 12, 2012
• 8:53 PM •

New Dress, New Place

This summer has been anything but relaxing – 40-hour work weeks, summer class, moving, friends and this blog have been taking up all of my time.  Luckily, I’m a city girl and I can’t stand those days when there is absolutely nothing to do!  Today I decided to share an outfit as well as some photos of my new apartment in Mile End of Montreal.  There’s still quite a bit of design work left to do on the place, but I can’t seem to commit to a certain look (ugh WHY are girls so complicated?). An outfit is no big deal – you can dress however you feel like dressing, depending on what you’re feeling that day. I’m going to have to dish out some cash on artwork that I’m willing to keep up for at least a year.  I fear that my taste will change on me, as it always does.




What I’m wearing:

  • Cream Cashmere sweater – Club Monaco
  • Patterned Tank Dress – Thrifted (for 2 bucks!)
  • Gold Chain Necklace – BCBG
  • High-waisted Teal Belt – American Apparel



Here is just a small collection of my boyfriend’s books.  He’s a total Star Wars geek but…



I’m the fashion geek.  I love reading about fashion history and learning where the influence all began.  I can’t say that I’m proud to have bought the magazines, however.  In a way, fashion magazines just make you feel…unfashionable.  I’m sure I’m not the only so-called fashionista that feels insufficient when she sees all these designer clothes at impossible prices.  It’s always about pushing the envelope and coming up with the most fresh and flattering ensembles ever.  It’s always about advertising a dream.  Interior design is even more of a dream.  I once made a blog post where I pretended I owned 5 different houses around the world, and I think I was going psycho that day.  Despite my knowledge of this, I strive on! Maybe I’ll snap out of it one day…but for now it’s too much fun.

I have rationalized my purchases of these magazines though – I’m in the process of making a binder of the most inspirational looks I can find.  These will give me great styling ideas for upcoming photo shoots! Once the ball gets rolling, Susan and I can start focusing on promoting Montreal boutiques and designers. Anything that inspires us in terms of make-up, model poses and styling ideas will be placed in my binder.




You won’t believe how hard it is to find a vibrant and unique rug.  We finally found this one but had to give away our limbs for it.  Still feeling guilty about that…but it’s just SO NICE and really ties the room together! 😛



Confused piggy is confused.


Cute panda is cute.


If you get my style and know what kind of artwork I might like for my walls, I’d love to hear about it.  I’d prefer not to have anything relating to Marilyn, Audrey or the Eiffel tower (lol).  In my opinion, when it comes to design, unless it falls into the category of timeless, there is nothing worse than the expected or the overdone.

If you live in Canada, there is still plenty of time for you to enter the contest to win a $100 gift certificate at Jacob! You can enter here.  Have a good day!

– D


  1. M Fashion Diary

    Love the thrifted skirt! I totally agree that you can get cute finds for $2 one day, then end up spending an extravagant amount on another purchase the next. I’ve found that I can get a lot of interesting tops & dresses for pretty cheap, but I prefer to invest in quality bottoms, boots, and handbags. I think the ability to be thrifty as well as go upscale keeps looks a lot more interesting!


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    • Daura

      Thanks for your comment Michelle! You are so right about getting quality boots and handbags! You have it down perfectly and I couldn’t have said it better. <3

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  2. Chrissy

    Your place seems sooooooooooo great!!! So jealous…I’m still living with the folks and trying to save up for my own place once I start college! I also can’t believe you got that skirt for 2 bucks. It sure doesn’t look it!


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    • Daura

      Hey Chrissy! I know the feeling – I’ve been working since the age of 16 and I’m 22 now. As you can see, having a nice place means spending less on clothes, hence my recent thrifty finds. 🙂

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