April, 2011

April 30, 2011

SALE DAY!  Things were totally and completely BUMPIN’ at the sale today.  I’ll give you a full update tomorrow, but here’s my outfit… originally was wearing a tank top, then my heart almost stopped from the icyness.  So I put on one of the cozy sweater we were selling (note the price tag…):

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April 29, 2011

I had this intense urge to wear a vest today.  I have no idea where it came from, but it consumed me like a demon.  A vest-wearing demon.  So I wore a vest today to satiate it.

Then, I thought: “If I’m going to wear a vest and be all 70’s-lady-ish, I may as well go all out and be all Charlie’s Angels-esque.  Do I look like one of Charlie’s Angels?

NO?  How about now:

Kinda?  Or do I look like I’m about to awkwardly squat in an invisible chair?  Yeah, I agree… invisible chair.

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April 27/28, 2011

Yesterday was a discombobulating kerfuffle – I was out and about in the rain, walking around the city, training, eating, coffee-ing… so I had to grab a pic in some mirror somewhere.  Really, the main story of my outfit is the “bordering on neon” salmon colour of my shirt.  It either made my complexion glow like peaches and cream, or made me look like an anemic grey zombie.  The jury is still out:

But TODAY?  Sigh, today.  I’ve been waiting to break out this amazing and simlutaneously ridiculous collar for weeks.  I bought it in Shanghai, and I’m sorry, but it’s so totally awesome.  It has pearls all sewn all over it?  Whhhhhat, sucka? 

Question: Could I look any cuter?

Answer: No.  No I could not.

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How to Feel Happy…

1. Listen to this song.
2. Imagine it was written about you.

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This chick is my new best friend.

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April 26, 2011

Last night I headed over to A-Balls’ to pick up some more clothing for the sale on Saturday… she is just a non-stop generosity machine, giving me amazing, high collared plaid A.P.C. shirts and all… I love it so much that I had to wear it to work today.

Little known fact… if you tuck a high-collared plaid shirt into a pencil skirt, put on conservative stud earrings, and grey pumps, you are TOTALLY work-appropriate.

Plaid shirts at work AGAIN??? And it’s not even casual day! CORPORATE REBEL!

david bowie – rebel rebel 1974 by scupa

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Sometimes I Want to be Bad…


… because it would make me feel all bad-ass and like, I would imagine that as I walk down the street everyone would have this song playing in their heads, and my hair would be all whipping around my face in the wind, and I’d have this like, bad-ass outfit on, and I would get in multiple fist fights in bars, and sing in a band and all these guys would watch me walk by and be like “She’s an eeeeevil-wo-man! But I still think she’s the shit. I mean, look at her hair whipping around her face in the wind!  BAD-ASS!”

Unfortunately for me, I’m too damn nice for my own damn good.

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April 25, 2011

According to my outfit, it’s SPRING!  You can also tell by the goofy smile on my face.

You remember that vintage Oscar de la Renta silk floral shirt!  I’m also wearing a custom-made skirt from Shanghai and a wicked cool laser-cut western-y belt from BCBG.

Side note: the good thing about losing weight is that I’m no longer a “Jabba-the-Hut-esque” blob of disgustingness.  However, the bad thing about losing weight is that the custom-made skirt I bought a couple of months ago in China no longer fits.  DAMN!

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Time for Vintage Sales!

I know you have all been waiting for this all winter… bundled up in your layers of grey and black clothing, thinking:

“WHEN will Shoebox Vintage have another sale?  I’m DYING here!”

Well, the time has come.  And let me tell you… we’ve been spending the WHOLE winter amassing a veritable mountain of amazing vintage and pre-owned clothing from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.   Girlfriend, your ship has COME IN!

Not really a “vintagey” person, but like affordable clothes?  We have you covered, too!  Tons of high quality pre-owned clothing from Banana Republic, BCBG, Bench, Aritzia, Club Monaco…  anyways, see below for the dilly:

WHAT:See a some of the fantastic pre-owned and vintage stuff for sale below.  Basically, there are over 100 carefully selected pre-owned and vintage items including shirts, pants, skirts, shorts, shoes, boots, t-shirts, accessories… LOTS. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 30th AND Sunday, May 1st, 2011 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm)
WHERE:102 Bellwoods Avenue (one street east of Trinity Bellwoods Park, between Queen and Dundas)
WHO: YOU!  And your CASH!

What kinds of things are we selling?  Well there’s a little something for everyone.  From sweet, adorable girly things:


To wicked-cool 90’s revival stuff:



To 1970’s southwestern amazingness:


Just COME. 


Bob Seger says: “YEY FOR SHOEBOX VINTAGE!!!”

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