Aug 17, 2011

feels like I can touch the sky

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Been hanging around Toronto showing my friends around like a typical tourist and it's been so much fun! Of course it leaves little time for blogging but since I just bought some incredible items that I'll be wearing all fall I had to share.

I picked up the little black and gold purse fom Value Village for a mere $4.99 and it's barely left my sight since & added a pair of white high-top converse to my ever growing shoe collection (you can never have enough shoes: especially not converse!)

I also found this (obviously) FAKE fur key chain at Ardenes (suprising, I know!) and though many oppurtunities to buy similar ones have presented themselves in the last year I was really hung-up on purchasing this in fake fur. Even when fur is "ethical" so it is taken from road kill or animals that were eaten (not wasted just to take their fur) in the big picture you still promote buying fur because people who pass you on the street may not decide to take buy from a source that doesn't promote animal cruelty.

Question of the Week: Do you own fur? Why or why not? Maybe it's too expensive, maybe it's vintage (your mother's or grandmother's maybe?)?

xx, becca

40 comments:

  1. I love your little bag! its the cutest thing in the world! I have two fur coats, one vintage caramel coloured one and one leopard one with a hoodie (both fake fur. Love your blog & now following x

    http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

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  2. @hayley fake fur all the wayyy! woo :D

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  3. Loving this outfit, and the photographs are awesome. I can't believe that purse was only 4.99! So awesome!

    -Ellie

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  4. You look adorable! I really like the whole look!


    FASHION IMPERATIVE would love you to take part in our first giveaway! I'm sure you will like it!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  5. cute basic outfit! love the foxtail + bag!
    Krissy xoxo

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  6. Love your bag, awesome! :)
    www.vanillamouth.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for your comment on my blog! Great that you'll have a Topshop store in Toronto soon! You won't be able to get out of the store anymore haha :D

    Also your bag is really cool and SO cheap! Wow!
    Love,
    Emily


    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com/

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  8. Following you back hun, thanks for your lovely comment :') your also very pretty & i love this outfit x

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  9. Great bag, I love gold detail!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  10. perfect sized bag, and I love the colour of the skirt

    xo Camilla

    www.intothefoldfashion.com

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  11. I've been after a FAKE fur fox tail key chain for ages...they appear to be non-existent in the UK which is such a shame. The real ones are beautiful but I really don't like the idea of walking around with an animals tail attached to me...

    HARLEY WOOD.

    http://harley-wood.blogspot.com

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  12. I really like the color of your skirt. It's going to be awesome for fall transition! <3 Michele newleafforfashion.blogspot

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  13. you look great in this outfit! the high-tops add a great casual touch.

    I don't own fur. real one creeps the hell out of me, and I haven't run into faux that made me say "I need to have that!".

    new follower!

    jo from slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

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  14. I really love this look! :) xxx

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  15. ahhh, i love pretending to be a tourist in my own city (: fur is such a difficult issue... i could never buy "new" fur, and i don't think i'd buy vintage fur, but if i were given it by a friend as something they'd had in the family for a while then i'd probably wear it

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  16. You're adorable. I love this outfit.



    www.shevahh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  17. cute outfit! super sweetness..


    x0
    annette
    theversastyle.blogspot.com

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  18. Ah, cool pictures! I love that gold and vlack purse. :)SarahD

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  19. nifty kicks! and nope...no fur here :)

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  20. I love this simple and chic look !
    I've bought some recently too, check out my new post.
    xx
    http://fragmentdestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. I love your high tops, this is so cute :)
    I wear vintage fur, my aunts trench coat with a rabbit fur collar, but I wouldn't buy a new real fur piece, they have such good fakes now :)

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  22. It is cool to be a tourist in your home town sometimes. It is fake fur for me too. Xxxxx

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  23. Fantastic photos, I just adore your outfit - your skirt is beyond cute <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  24. great photos, loving the bag with the little fur keychain! Not sure what I think about fur as a whole though, it's an interesting question. I think that maybe if it was vintage I might, but as I don't really think it goes with my aesthetic at the moment I will cross that bridge when I come to it? It's really interesting to see what people and designers are doing with fur these days, vintage, ethically sourced, or not, so thanks for bringing it up!

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  25. I love the way you put 17 candles on your banner, super cute! <3 and lovely photos (:

    http://loretta-blog.blogspot.com/

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  26. this is a gorgeous post!
    love, www.wonderingwolves.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful shots! Loving the faux furry bad edition x

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  28. Such a wonderful simple and chic look! That bag is such a great find for only $5. I love what you can find at local thrift stores like Value Village. Super adorable look and so glad that I stumbled across your blog this morning! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

    --Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

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  29. So for some reason it wont let me comment on you back to school post above about the contest so im just going to do it right here I hope it is ok.
    My top 5 things for bacl to school are one a pair of colored jeans in either red or pinkish marronn. Ankle boots with fringe or in a lofer style.
    A huge oversized sweater with a rather "ugly" pattern. A motorcycle jacket. A white lace top

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  30. Amazing pictures love your converse really want one in white like yours. You look great <3

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  31. I got my fake fur key chain in H&M for about five pounds:) Haven't taken it off my bag since haha

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  32. great photos! you look beautiful! nice blog. :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  33. You look cool girl and the converse is beyond! great look!

    http://www.kirafashion.com.br

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  34. You look adorable!
    Love the Chuck taylors with your skirt. :)

    As I Like It

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  35. Sounds like you had a really fun time :) I am so in love with the Chucks!

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  36. ah, this outfit is too cute. I love the color of the skirt and the way you pair it with the grey top!

    I don't own any fur and I'm pretty much against the idea of slaughtering animals for fashion/ or other crazy reasons. It made sense hundreds of years ago but now that we have other ways of manufacturing warm clothing, its not necessary. However, it you have a vintage piece, I don't think theres a problem.

    attentionsquared.blogspot.com

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