August 20th, 2018

1920s Gatsby / Daisy Buchanan Costume

1920s Daisy Gatsby Flapper Costume | Sara du Jour
Dress (similar) | Headpiece | Bracelets | Heels

Hello again! I took another little trip through time and thought I’d share it with you! My awesome, fellow-costume-party-enthusiast friend Katya had a birthday over the weekend, which meant: another fabulous theme party. This time? The roaring twenties.

Since I had already done a 1920s traditional flapper costume for a Christmas party a few years ago, I wanted to do something different this time around. Instead of going super dark and vampy, I took cues from Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby film – specifically, Daisy Buchanan’s party costume. Continue Reading →

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June 17th, 2018

1960s Mad Men Party

1960s Mad Men Party | Sara du Jour

I happen to not be the only one of my friends who loves a good theme party. And thank goodness for that! On Saturday, my friend Katya threw a 1960s party at her penthouse condo. It was an absolutely fabulous night, full of cocktails, retro music, and dancing into the wee hours. In fact, I didn’t get home until almost 7 in the morning! Her condo is decorated mid-century modern, with 1960s movie posters and retro Coke ads adorning the walls. It felt like stepping into an episode of Mad Men.

The sixties – specifically the early and mid-sixties – is one of my favourite eras for fashion. I spent hours scouring the internet for the perfect retro dress, but didn’t find anything I was happy with. So I ended up putting together this look with items I already had in my closet, and hoped I could pull it off with the help of accurate 1960s hair and makeup. Continue Reading →

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March 19th, 2018

Postcards from Cancun, Mexico

Postcards from Cancun | Sara du Jour
Canadian winters are long and brutal. When we say “it’s cold”, we’re not talking -3 degrees Celsius. We’re talking -30. I was desperately tired of being wrapped up in layers, bundled against the cold. And after not travelling in almost 5 years, I was overdue for a bit of sun, and a real vacation. I wanted to feel the warmth on my skin and dip my toes in the sea. Continue Reading →

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March 12th, 2018

Mexico Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook

What to Wear to a Resort Vacation | Sara du Jour

I just came home from a week in Mexico with my best friend. We had the most wonderful, relaxing time in Cancun – but I’ll wait to tell you all about it in my next post. I have so many stories and photos to share, but for right now, let’s focus on vacation style, and what to pack for a resort vacation. Continue Reading →

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February 18th, 2018

Night at the Museum: Satin Top + Dress Pants

Night at the Museum | Sara du Jour

Quick Links: Satin Bow Top | Ankle Pants | Heels | DW Watch | Kate Spade Bag

I’ve been going to the ROM since I was tiny. (For my readers who don’t live in Toronto, the ROM is the Royal Ontario Museum.) I used to love the dinosaur exhibit, and I’d marvel at the enormous bones, trying to imagine what it must have been like to live in a time when such monsters ruled the Earth.

This was, of course, before we got to find out, with this presidency. Continue Reading →

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February 11th, 2018

Pink Pasta for Valentine’s Day (Vegan)

Valentine's Day Vegan Pink Pasta | Sara du Jour
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for something cute to make for your boo thang, or a totally instagrammable Galentine’s party food, I’ve got just the trick. This vibrant pink pasta with beets (complete with little beet hearts!) is healthy, vegan, dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious. And if you’re in a time crunch, read to the end – I’ve got a coupon for $10 off your groceries plus free delivery! More time snuggling and less time last-minute stressing at the grocery store. Continue Reading →

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February 6th, 2018

Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways | Sara du Jour

My best friend and I booked a girls’ trip to Mexico in March! I’m so tired of Toronto’s cold winter weather, can’t wait to lay on a beach, soak up the sun, and eat my body weight in tacos and guac. I’ve been so into the vacation spirit, I even signed myself up to a beginner’s salsa class! Turns out I’m much better at eating it than dancing it.

Anyway, if you want to get into the spirit with me and celebrate Taco Tuesday, here are my 2 recipes for easy vegan cauliflower tacos. They’re delicious, quick to whip up, and made with only good things. Whether you’re an omnivore, eating dairy-free, or are a strict vegan – you’ll love these rainbow taco beauties. Continue Reading →

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January 29th, 2018

Hunter Green Jumpsuit + Jasmine Vibes

This past weekend, we got together to celebrate my close girlfriend’s engagement to her wonderful fiancé. Both families and a plethora of friends came together over bubbly and a mouthwatering spread of Indian and Vietnamese food to surround the happy couple with love and well wishes. It was a beautiful event that made me tear up more than once. I care about her so damn much, and couldn’t be happier for her.

Still a little worn out from holiday party dress season, I opted for something a little different. Enter: the jumpsuit.  Continue Reading →

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January 14th, 2018

30 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

30 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues | Sara du Jour

I don’t know about you, but for me, January is bleak as hell. The holidays are over, meaning the decorations and beautiful twinkling lights have been taken down, the festive spirit has evaporated, and the eating pants put away. Without end of year celebrations to look forward to, all you’re left with is the brutal, blistering cold. (At least, here in Canada.) Continue Reading →

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January 7th, 2018

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes | Sara du Jour

I know, I know – the holidays are behind us so this post is a little late. But I made these holiday sides for Christmas Eve, instead of a month ahead of time like a ~*good blogger*~. Sorry, okay!?

All 3 of these easy holiday side dishes are plant-based and super healthy, so you can feel good about eating them all year long, while sticking to any resolutions you may have made. And you can always pin these recipes to make next Christmas! Continue Reading →

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January 1st, 2018

New Year’s Eve Sequin Party Dress

New Year's Eve Sequin Party Dress | Sara du Jour

Quick Links: Lulu’s Gold Sequin Dress | Gold Tassel Earrings | Nine West Glitter Clutch

Happy New Year! I hope you had a marvellous time last night, however you spent it. Since I am basically a magpie in human form, New Year’s Eve is the perfect reason to break out the sparkliest New Year’s Eve party dress I own, or more realistically, a great excuse to buy a new one.

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December 31st, 2017

Why I Stopped Making Resolutions

Why I Stopped Making Resolutions | Sara du Jour

Photo credit: laurenconrad.com

Let me start by saying I think wanting to improve yourself is a wonderful thing. I think learning, growing, and working towards becoming your best self is probably the whole point of our time here, actually. So this post isn’t about bashing self-improvement.  Continue Reading →

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December 29th, 2017

Holiday Hosting: Charcuterie Cheese Board

Holiday Hosting: The Charcuterie Cheese Board | Sara du JourIf you’re looking for a simple way to impress your guests this holiday season (or anytime, really), the charcuterie cheese board is where it’s at. You don’t have to cook for hours or do much prep, just arrange a few ingredients together on a big wooden or marble board – and voilà! It’s Pinterest come to life. Continue Reading →

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December 26th, 2017

Birthday Outfit 2: Metallic Skirt

Birthday Outfit 2: Metallic Skirt | Sara du Jour

Quick Links: Mango Metallic Skirt | Off the Shoulder Top | Black Booties | Gold Earrings

I’m such an over-the-top person, that wearing a metallic skirt and top as my *birthday outfit* felt extremely casual to me. Not a dress!? On my birthday??? Identity crisis aside, I found this gorgeous gunmetal skirt at Mango and needed it in my life. And then needed to style an outfit around it.  Continue Reading →

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December 21st, 2017

Birthday Dinner at Miku Restaurant

Dinner at Miku Restaurant Toronto | Sara du Jour

After the two-night birthday whirlwind on Friday and Saturday, celebrating with friends, it was time for the final celebration with my parents. Having seen the new Star Wars in 3D with my dad earlier in the day (which we both loved!), we picked up my mom and headed to Miku restaurant in Toronto, for a Japanese fine dining experience unlike any other.

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