Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the velveteen rabbit

Velvet Blazer Thrifted   Sweater from Joe Fresh   Fur Stole from H&M   Boots from Steve Madden   Bag from Theit

The holiday season is pretty magical if you ask me. Let me take you back in time for just a few seconds. Eleven years back in time to be exact, the time when I fell head over heels for the Velveteen Rabbit. I wished and I hoped and I prayed that my toys would come to life - though by that point I was more of a realist than a dreamer. In the back of my mind, I knew that there was no way my dear stuffed pup patches would ever blink his pretty brown eyes at me. And now this part you have to take my word for because it might sound a teensy bit coocoo. The day after reading that ah-mazing book, was the day I found out my parents friends dog had puppies. Seven puppies to be exact. All black, except the last one, she was white as snow. She was also mine. All mine. That's magic I tell yah. 

Eleven years later, I decided to re-read that book - just a few days ago - and then went for a walk to the local thrift store. I found that gorgeous velvet blazer up there (for 5 bucks!). Now if you didn't believe in holiday season magic before, you probably do now don't cha?

My toy that came to life (she just had her haircut - what a little mouse)

The beautiful (& magical) Christmas displays at The Bay

39 comments:

Katya said...

Love the fur and the jacket. This is definitely putting me in a holiday mood!
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Katya said...

You look FRESH... Cozy... & Fabulous.

Katya said...

What a cute story! Definitely enough to put me in the holiday mood :) Love the fur stole and vest. Heather

Katya said...

hey girly!:) it's really easy.. something comfortable is usually a jacket, a blouse/top, jeans and boots/shoes with no heels. Keep that in mind and buy lots of different jackets/boots in different colours.. basically you're wearing the same outfit, but with different items.. and another tip. Is to invest in good shoes a blazer or a nice bag.. everything else = keep it simple. Jeans, white tshirt, maybe a glittery blazer.. if you don't know what to wear.. keep everything as simple as possible and wear one item that stands out..

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Katya said...

You are so adorable! So happy you found my blog so I could find yours :)

xoxo,
Joelle

Katya said...

gorgeous photos! you look adorable.
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Katya said...

awww, little white dogs are simply the best!
I can't read the velveteen rabbit with out bawling...

Love the velvet blazer too - such a fab thrift find! I totally need to throw on my fur collar with mine.

Katya said...

Love that Jacket! I found a similar one from Gap at my local thrift store. It fit great but the sleeves were too wide for me :-(

Katya said...

So cute! I loove your jacket, it gorgeous! The fur makes it look so .. rich! It's awesome!

Katya said...

You are gorgeous! and i love your bag and dog x

Katya said...

i love the fur vest

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Katya said...

those stories are pretty compelling! i haven't had any magical christmas moments like that so thanks for letting me live vicariously through yours. (i'm also hoping for a dog this christmas, but the real gift will be if my landlord says it's ok).
your outfit looks super cozy. very nice find on that blazer!

xo
kym
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Katya said...

Your dog is so cute! I always wanted my cuddly toys to come to life too, I always thought they did when I was out of the room. I love your coat, the fur is lovely :)!

Sarah
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Katya said...

I just discovered your blog, and am so happy I did! Love your look, stylish but comfortable too - hard look to pull off well! We have the same dogs too, is yours a Maltese?! xxx

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Katya said...

ahhh, the photos of you with your dog are super sweet, also really love that blazer and what a score on the price!!
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Katya said...

I heart Christmas so much! I have got to get me a fur stole ASAP- love that yours is from H&M.
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Katya said...

I love the Velveteen rabbit-it's still to this day one of my favourite stories. Your doggy is adorable and I love your velvet blazer and faux stole!

Katya said...

P.S. Thanks for following-it appears I'm already a follower of your fab style! :)

Katya said...

That velvet blazer is perfect! Happy Holidays :)

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Katya said...

I can't believe that blazer was only 5 bucks, what an awesome deal!! Love it lady!

xo
Lizzie
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Katya said...

Lovely photos... You look beautiful!

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Katya said...

i LOVE all your pictures inside, you always loook so warm and comfy :)
Your dog is super cute. And I can't believe you got that jacket for five buckaroos!

Katya said...

This post is amazing. The velveteen rabbit was one of my favorites too and I would pretend that all my stuffed animals would come alive. I think this story is solely the reason I cry when I see road kill. Oh, and you look gorgeous and this holiday post makes me happy.

Katya said...

Oh my what a stunning, stunning coat!! And your dog is SOO adorable!:)Xx

Katya said...

Your coat is beautiful! I can't believe you bought it for $5, Wow!

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Katya said...

I absolutely love your coat!

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Katya said...

Awww. I don't think you sounds cuckoo at all! I love that velvet blazer, it looks phenomenal on you. Your dog is so sweet. I have a soft spot for doggies :)

I am so glad I came across your blog, I love it. I'm a new follower!
Would love for you to stop by and say hi on my blog sometime :)

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Katya said...

Hi Katya!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love finding other Canadian bloggers to and am for sure following!

I love your story. I think it does all seem so magical :)

xo Ashley

Katya said...

That doggy is so cute. I also LOVE the detailing on this cute. You look so winter cozy! XO Kristin

Katya said...

Thanks for the ah-mazing comment Kassi! I'll definitely be going to check out your bloggy ;)

Katya said...

Thanks for much Krysten! I love blazers that can double as coats :)

Katya said...

I couldn't believe it either. I looked like a spooked owl. Just shows how rarely I find great stuff at the thrift store (I blame our Canadian ones)

Katya said...

You and I are like sisters from another mistah. That's exactly why I cry at any mention of roadkill! You rock my socks right off girly.

Katya said...

Thanks oh so much Ash! I can't believe it either, it was a one time kinda deal.

Katya said...

Thank you lots & lots Ms. Barbie ;)

Katya said...

Great story. Makes we want to read the Velveteen Rabbit again! Love your cute doggie!

Katya said...

Ahh I'm a sucker for a good animal story, your doggie looks like a good snuggler!
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Katya said...

this post makes me so happy=) Love the outfit!

xoxo

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