All posts tagged: Value Village

A grown up treasure hunt

Walking down Queen Street West, you’ll witness an array of boutiques and fabric shops destined to attract the effortless fashion forward innovators of tomorrow. Ask any of these leather purse carrying, skinny jean-wearing youngsters we call “trendsetters” where they shop now a days, answers will likely be the same. Thrift stores. Shocking? Perhaps. But the moth smelling, itchy fabrics hanging in abundance at stores such as Value Village and Goodwill are the secret to the vintage styles trending around the city. It’s time to embrace the fact – what is old is new again. “I’m the type of person who hasn’t been into brands so I wanted to look for other ways to style and make art without spending so much money,” freelance stylist and thrift shopper enthusiast Patrice America said. She looked at me with excitement; eyes wide open as we sat at the back of her reclaimed vintage fabric store “Preloved” on Queen Street West. With the store showcasing an array of colourful, old-fashioned sweaters and cardigans in one dim-lit room, America was dressed conservatively, yet …

Summer list: 2012

I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS DAY MORE THAN MY BIRTHDAY! The day I present to you my summer list of things to do!! My summer doesn’t begin for another 11 days, but I’m craving some McDonalds $1 iced coffee, wearing cute dresses 24/7, and getting my tanning sesh on with the besties. Last year I completed about 90% of the list, which is a disappointment since I usually complete the list FULLY by September! This year I’m redeeming myself. HERE I GO! EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST WILL BE COMPLETED! BRING ON SUMMER 2012! XO Jessica JESSICA’S OFFICIAL SUMMER LIST OF THINGS TO DO! 1. Spend $50 on Summer apparel. 2. Buy fabrics and design a summer collection. Have a Lookbook made and sell clothes to make minimum $100 from the collection at the end of the summer. 3. Attend a live-taping of the The Marilyn Denis Show. 4. Make a summer playlist. Will post playlist when made. 5. Go to Keswick and canoe/fish on the lake with my boyfriend. 🙂 6. Go to Wonderland and …