February 29, 2012

home sweet home

The business secton of Walkerville in Windsor, Ont., shown here on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, features an assortment of restaurants and stores. The neighbourhood was voted one of the best old house neighbourhoods in Canada by This Old House magazine.



One thing that these articles forget to mention about Walkerville is all of the great vintage and thrift shopping!

Hodge-Podge 548 Chilver Rd. Opening Soon
Jones & Co. - 1755 Wyandotte St. E
Penny Jane's 1648 Wyandotte St. E.
Maycourt - 1122 Wyandotte St. E.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift - 1074 Wyandotte St. E.
Ruelland's Antiques - 1668 Ottawa St.
Holland Consignment - 1407 Ottawa St.
Aquarius Vintage - 1298 Ottawa St.
Vintage Witch Shoppe -1201 Ottawa St.

UPDATE....Just got word that Hodge-Podge will be opening March 7. Check out their You Tube commercial:


February 28, 2012

mirror mirror

What was once my husband's office became my closet when he was away for an extended period of time for work. 

Let that be a lesson to never leave a girl alone long enough to ponder and execute the possibilities of a fabulous closet!

Metallic leather peplum top (H&M). Leatherette skirt (H&M). Silver foil clutch (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $3) (last seen here).

February 26, 2012

casual sunday

Denim vest (Old Navy). Leather Jacket (Danier Leather). Rockstar jeans (Old Navy). Motorcyle boots (Piston) (last seen here). Leather satchel (Danier Leather). Ring (thrifted, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON $29).

Photos J Mingay

February 22, 2012


I think that this blouse was definitely half of a leisure suit back in the 70’s.
In an attempt (not really) to not make the blouse feel abandoned in 21st century, I paired it with green skinny jeans, simple lace up boots and a killer eel skin clutch.  I love how the flowers in the blouse are so much more vibrant because of the jewel tone of the jeans. They almost appear three dimensional.

Floral blouse (vintage, Aquarius Vintage, Windsor, ON. $28). Rockstar jeans (Old Navy). Leather Jacket (Danier Leather). Lace up boots (last seen here). Eel skin clutch (vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON. $38).

February 19, 2012

how do you wear vintage?

I received this photo last week in a text and it gave me the idea of inviting you the reader to send me a photo of your take on ‘modern meets vintage’.

Send your photo to ghrlunltd@gmail.com. Be sure to let me know what you are wearing and where you found it so that I can share your inspiration.


Hooded leather jacket (River Vintage, Vancouver, BC. $40). Leather Belt (Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $20).  Jeans (Levi’s Selvedge $30).

Ryan also sent this photo of a recent visit to a barbershop in Vancouver. So cool!

February 17, 2012

grape crush

Last fall I took the afternoon off work with a friend to shop for vintage in Detroit. It ended up being a bit of a marathon. We hit a number of shops on or around Woodward Ave. before making our way into Royal Oak.  We visited a few more of my favourite shops there and finally stopped for dinner. By this time it was !  The day was a great success.  Finding this dress at our last stop was just a bonus.  I fell in love with colour and the tiered sleeves.

Magenta dress (vintage, Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $28). Pony hair belt (Danier Leather) (also seen here) Pony hair wedge sandals (Steve Madden).

Photos J Mingay

February 13, 2012

moto prep

Damn, I love the bow tie!

No longer limited to dinner jackets or black tie affairs, the bow tie still remains smart and classy. Velvet bow tie (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON $34) worn here with a crisp white shirt, denim shorts (both Joe Fresh) and motorcycle boots (Piston).

Accessories: Leather belt (Gucci).

Photos: J Mingay

February 12, 2012

snow bunny

Woodley's (Est. 1904) fur hat (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $50). Gnaedinger Furs Ltd. lambswool coat with fur closures (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $25). Distressed skinny jeans. Long black leather gloves (thrifted, $12). Over the knee leather Calvin Klein boots (thrifted, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $13).

Photos: A. Mingay

February 08, 2012


When a day is this bright in February, it is a fine time to break out some clothes to salute the sun. Peach silk blouse (Joe Fresh), red jeans and gold metallic oxfords (Joe Fresh).

Accessories: Leopard pony hair belt (Danier Leather). Gold envelope clutch (vintage, L&K Antiques, Tilbury, ON $1).

Photos J. Mingay

February 06, 2012

hotel ocho

Built in 1902, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this historic building was the home to several industries and businesses. Painstakingly restored, it has been transformed into an industrial loft-style hotel, restaurant and lounge.  With only 12 rooms, it is an intimate and quaint home away from home.

Located on Spadina Avenue, one block off Queen West, the Hotel Ocho was a perfect choice for a recent trip I took to Toronto to visit some of my favourite vintage shops.