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Black and White 60s Mod Look

Here’s a head to toe thrifted look. I got the dress from one clothing exchange and the boots from another. But it’s a look that’s meant to go together. I feel very 60s mod in this outfit. The dress is short enough to belong in the 60s too–yikes! But it isn’t more revealing than shorts, so I’m embracing the look.

retro dress and boots

Dress: Swapped
Vinyl boots: Swapped
Necklace: Florida flea market

I fiddled with the previous shot to give it a vintage feel. But by making a color photo black and white, no matter how retro or artsy it might be, loses the best part of this outfit: the red boots! I love these knee-length, high-heeled boots.

red boots

In fact, I saw them at DSW and almost bought them. I regretted not picking them up. So imagine my delight when my friend Andrea brought hers to a swap. These are even better than the Fluevogs I used to have. I sold them because I was ridding my closet of leather and other animal products. Now I have a fantastic–free–vegan replacement.

graphic dress and tall boots

I don’t manipulate my photos a lot. I want to show the real me. However, I will crop out a cluttered background or edit out a piece of garbage on the ground. For this photo, I removed my house number (hey, I don’t know everyone and I don’t like pop-ins!). I also tried to remove an unsightly security sticker from the corner of the window. Well my second-rate editing tool got confused and cloned MY head into the space instead of matching the rest of the window.

Jean spying on Jean

This might be the best accidental edit ever! I’m leaving it in. There I am, peeping through the window, wondering what I’m doing outside.


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Celebrate International Fluevog Day

Today is International Fluevog Day! According to the Fluevog website, it’s an “international affair that challenges us all to be better Fluevogers, teachers, lovers and neighbours.”

You might know that I have a love affair with Fluevogs. I have five pair (modest compared to some). In fact, the only time I break my vegan shoe rule is when I cave and buy a pair of ‘vogs. However, there are vegan options on the site, and I’ll try to purchase from that department in the future.

I first began lusting after Fluevogs in high school. I was lucky to live in Toronto, where there’s a store. Now, I’m gainfully employed in Seattle, where, coincidentally, there’s also a store. I think all the “cool” cities have Fluevog stores. It’s a great way to decide to live. Portland, Vancouver, Boston. Hmm. There’s an interesting corelation.

Of course, back in high school, Fluevogs were out of my price range. Now can splurge and celebrate: Tax refund? Fluevogs. Raise? Fluevogs. Christmas money? Fluevogs.

I love the unique style of John Fluevog’s designs. And I appreciate how utterly comfortable they all are. They’re hand-made too. Real pieces of art. In fact, one of the things I’d like to do is hang a few small shelves in my bedroom and put my ‘vogs on them. It’s a waste to have works of art sitting in my closet.

Here are my Fluevogs, in no particular order:


My first pair: You can recognize Minis by their heels


I branched out, color-wise, with these Everywears

Minis boots

Minis are so comfortable, I got a pair of boots

blind faith

I bought Blind Faith shoes with a gift certificate I won

red boots

These Hope boots were half price!


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Retro Look: Red and Robin’s Egg Blue

I found this vintage dress at the Punk Rock Flea Market in December and I hadn’t worn it until now. I took a tip from Carmen, the guest blogger who is trying to wear only the things she’s not worn in a while (or, in my case, ever), and pulled this out of my closet. The dress cost only $8, but why should it sit unused?

Speaking of fellow bloggers, check out Natasha’s site, Required 2 be Inspired. Today she added my profile as one of the Canadian Cuties on her Canuck page. Thanks Natasha!

I wore a red belt and a not-so-cheap pair of Fluevogs (yes, you’ve seen them on me before).I don’t always try to match but I figured the dress and boots were a bold combination and it might be good to limit the palette of this outfit. I’m trying to think of other ways to wear this dress. It’s so bright! Maybe with chocolate brown. Let me know if you have any ideas.

vintage dress

dress and red boots

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Fluevog
Bracelet: Claire’s


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Wonder Woman in Red Boots

When I wear red boots I feel like Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (which, by the way, was one of my favorite shows as a kid). I walk a little taller, feel a little braver. Maybe I can leap over buildings and deflect bullets.

These red boots are by one of my favorite designers, John Fluevog. They weren’t cheap, but they were half price. They’re really comfortable and I’m betting, more versatile than they look. Time will tell. denim and red boots red boots reflection

Sweater: Banana Republic
Skirt: Dress Barn
Boots: Fluevog
Belt: Thrifted
Earrings: DIY (for sale on my Etsy page)

What are your “power pieces”?

It’s still April, and that means it’s still National Poetry Month.

Here’s today’s poem:

Love’s Philosophy
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single,

All things by a law divine

In one another’s being mingle—

Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven,

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

If it disdain’d its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth,

And the moonbeams kiss the sea—

What is all this sweet work worth

If thou kiss not me?

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