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Thursday, 12 November 2015

129/ 613 VINTAGE SHOW FALL 2015

I have been attending the Ottawa Vintage Show for years now and I can honestly say that the show gets bigger and better with each passing season. The turnout for this past show was phenomenal - there were people everywhere. If you're unfamiliar with the show (and you're from Ottawa), where have you been!? It's basically a giant market filled with shops from all over that specialize in selling vintage clothing and accessories.

Unfortunately I didn't come home with anything this time around but I had a great time browsing through the shops and talking to their owners. The one shop that I was completely enamored with was Luxe Touch. They specialize in vintage Chanel, but also have a few pieces from Gucci and Louis Vuitton. They have been at the Ottawa Vintage Show for the past couple of seasons and although I'm not currently in a position where I can actually buy anything from them, I always have to stop over so that I can cry over their selection. 

Truth be told, I don't currently have a lot of vintage pieces in my wardrobe. Usually when I dress for the vintage show I like to pull out my best loved throwback pieces but I was at a loss this season. After trying on what seemed like everything in my wardrobe, I went with a modern yet retro inspired look. I decided to make my Ralph Lauren crested blazer the focal point of my outfit, and I'm really glad that I did. This blazer has been one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe for the past couple of years; I adore how timeless it is and how easy it is to wear. I paired it with a white t-shirt from H&M's plus size range, black skinny jeans (surprise, surprise) and a pair of sneakers. It was rather windy and chilly that day so I wore a big blanket scarf to keep warm.

I played it a bit more safe with my outfit this season then I have in the past (my first vintage show, my second show) but I absolutely loved how my outfit turned out. I felt comfortable and confident the entire time, and that's what truly matters the most to me.

SCARF/ Zara BLAZER/ Ralph Lauren T-SHIRT/ H&M+
JEANS/ Forever 21+ SHOES/ Adidas Supershell BAG/ 3.1 Phillip Lim
Photos by Laura Kidd
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  1. I love Vintage show, I find always nice things to buy!
    I'm sure this one was a bomb!




    1. It was pretty great! I wasn't there for too long but I'm still drooling over those Chanels!