Meet Me in St. Catharines

I see women wearing red stockings with elaborate dresses of a different time in movies like Meet Me in St. Louis and Gone with the Wind and always wish I could be like them. I wish I could wear bright red stockings with garters, bloomers, corset, chemise and crinoline, to dance around my Victorian mansion everyday, but I’ll take what I can get: lipstick red nylons at Christmastime.

Dress ModCloth
Cardigan thrifted
Nylons Target
Shoes thrifted

All photos by me.

Thrifty Hike

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They don’t make them like they used to. My husband and I discovered, a few years ago, that the best place to buy warm, well-made and affordable sweaters is at thrift stores. He’s been lucky enough to find some great vintage pieces from the 70’s and 80’s while I’m still kicking myself for leaving without a matching set of classic 80’s ski sweaters (because my arms were already full of other cute sweaters). We’ve found the luxuriously thick, double knit, wool blend, not-quite Cosby sweater my husband wore today, cashmere cardigans, and the not vintage but classic cable knit + pom pom wool blend sweater I’m wearing with my (also thrifted) flannel. We just can’t find sweaters warm and hearty enough to hike in single digit temperatures like this at the mall or online, and certainly not for $6-10 a pop!

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Sweater thrifted
Flannel thrifted
Jeans Modcloth
Boots old
Hat ModCloth

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All photos by me and Matt.