Archive for March, 2011

LGFW tuesday

March 31, 2011

H&M suede skirt, JoeFresh tights, blouse via Mendocino, Aldo wedges, Aritzia belt.
photos courtesy of Leah of Little Red Purse 


Just a quick one! I was a terrible blogger on Tuesday and my camera battery was dead, so I have no photos to share. I have to say, it was kind of nice to see the shows through my own eyes rather than my camera lense!


xo denj


LGFW day one

March 30, 2011

HOLT RENFREW “Can’t Live Without Canadian Fashion”

1. Todd Lynn 2. Jeremy Laing 3. Finale



(I’m wearing: dress, cardi, and belt from Aritzia, not pictured: Hue tights, Jeffrey Campbell shoes and UO bag) photography by me


LGFW! = so much fun. Leah of Little Red Purse and I had an amazing time checking out some amazing Canadian designers in the past few days!  On Monday, Holt Renfrew opened LGFW with a collection of Canadian designers they carry, followed by IZMA and JUMA. I loved Izma’s mix of furs, sequins and shine, while Juma (not pictured) played with flowing silks and with kaleidoscope prints that seemed almost tribal-esque. Beautiful!


xo denj



ps. Thank you all for your comments and feedback! It’s been an incredibly busy few weeks but I will get back to all of you. promise.

candy hearts

March 27, 2011

James Jeans, MinkPink blouse (both via Bicyclette), Asos loafers, H&M sunnies, Urban Outfitters bag.
photography by rsimmen


I was so happy when I found these heart shaped sunnies in H&M that I literally started giggling with excitement.  My boyfriend’s response: ” You aren’t actually  going to wear those in public are you?” Bah ha! Yes boyfriend, yes I will. I guess this qualifies heart shaped sunnies as man repellers? Sweet.


xo denj

cream cheese and carrot dream

March 23, 2011

photography by kari


My little sister Kari is back home from university for the week, which always means an abundance of yummy baked treats! These carrot cake cupcakes are a favourite of ours – they never disappoint!


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups grated carrots

Beat sugar and cooking oil in a bowl. Next, beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Measure in next 5 ingredients and stir to mix. Stir in grated carrots.
Line a muffin pan with muffin papers and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25min until golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean.


125 grams cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups icing sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla well. add sugar gradually beating until fluffy. Spread generously (cause it’s so yummy!) over cupcakes, sprinkle with coconut shavings.


{basic recipe compliments of “Company’s Coming” by Jean Pare, 1986}



March 21, 2011

Aritzia dress and leggings,  boots from Locale, H&M locket, LaurenElan bracelet, Denj scarf.


So it’s finally time to share my exciting news!
Bicyclette Boutique has just opened its doors on Queen Street W. and has picked up my line of scarves!  I dropped off the first shipment on Saturday : )


If you are a Toronto girl, or you are visiting the city be sure to stop by!

Bicyclette Boutique
880 Queen Street West.



March 18, 2011

Aritzia Blouse, Nudie Jeans, Aldo Shoes, H&M necklace, cuff, and sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.

Photography by rsimmen


Ryley is so camera-shy  its ridiculous. Somehow he just knows what a camera is, and whenever one appears he hides; under a bed, under a chair, behind my legs, anywhere but in front of the camera. So silly and so cute.


Happy Friday!


xo denj

mix tape

March 17, 2011

H&M locket, scarf, and dress, Aritzia leggings and belt, Aldo Shoes, rings are Tiffany’s, Bicyclette, and H&M


photography by rsimmen



I managed to incorporate florals, stripes, and cheetah print into this outfit, and for me print mixing is the ultimate of outfit success. That, and the ability to take Ryley for a walk and not have to wear a heavy coat – spring is getting ever closer!

 happy st. patrick’s day!

xo denj

jour du macaron

March 16, 2011

photos by me


I finally tried my first macaron this past weekend at Nadège Patisserie and it was heaven! I’ve been dreaming of them all week; salted caramel, cappuccino, blackberry chocolate? yes please!


This Sunday, March 20th, Nadège Patisserie is celebrating the “jour du macaron” and will donate all profits raised by sales of macarons to the rescue/relief efforts of the Red Cross in Japan. Be sure to stop by for a treat and to do a little good, every bit counts. If you can’t make it or macarons aren’t your thing, you can donate to the Red Cross here.



xo denj




Nadège Patisserie
780 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1G2


March 13, 2011

Zara blouse, Urban Outfitters Skirt, Hue tights, Zara shoes borrowed from my sister, bracelets are vintage, Topshop, and Betsy Johnson.
photography by rsimmen



Time seems to fly by faster and faster lately; is the weekend over already? I have some exciting things to share with you guys soon! The rest of March is looking very, very busy.


xo denj



March 11, 2011

shoes: Mango


My mom told me she used to have a pair just like these when she was in high-school in the 70’s, which makes them even more perfect.


xo denj

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