December 11th, 2017

Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market | Sara du Jour
The holidays are my favourite time of year. I love everything festive: the sparkling lights adorning trees all over the city, delicious holiday-themed food and drinks, Christmas music in every store, and the general feeling of warmth and cheer. And there’s nothing more festive and all-out Christmas-y than the annual Toronto Christmas Market. Continue Reading →

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December 7th, 2017

Holiday Party Style: The Little Black Dress

Holiday Party Style: The LBD | Sara du Jour

Lulu’s Black DressWanderlust & Co. Earrings | Sam Edelman Heels | Nine West Clutch

I love a classic silhouette, and many of the outfits on this blog feature figure-hugging midi dresses. I think they’re beautiful on every body type, and perfect for office holiday parties – particularly if you want to dress a little more conservatively while still feeling fancy and looking great. Continue Reading →

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December 2nd, 2017

Office Holiday Party Dress: Winter Whites

Office Holiday Party Dress: Winter Whites | Sara du Jour

Quick links: Ever New Dress | Nine West Anndi Clutch | Aldo Earrings

I love party season. Mid-November until the first of January is a dazzling whirlwind of holiday parties, my birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. So many reasons to dress up! And as anyone who knows me knows – I’ll take any excuse. Continue Reading →

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October 30th, 2017

Wonder Woman Halloween Costume

Wonder Woman Costume | Sara du Jour

Greetings from Themyscira! So, are you surprised I dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween this year? No? Huh.

Read on for all the details on this costume/cosplay, including all the product links, my tips and tricks, and photos of me pretending to fight things. Continue Reading →

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October 31st, 2016

Snow White Halloween Costume

Snow White Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour
I’m baaaaack! And just in time for Halloween. You didn’t think I’d miss an opportunity to play dress up, did you? I’ve dressed up as many iconic fictional females, from Holly Golightly to Lara Croft to Hermione Granger to Belle. This year, I went for the original Disney princess: Snow White. Continue Reading →

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June 27th, 2016

Navy Striped Wiggle Dress Outfit

Navy Striped Wiggle Dress Outfit | Sara du Jour

Striped dress | Ray-Ban Wayfarers | Red lipstick

Happy Monday! I hope you all had wonderful, relaxing weekends that made the most of the sunshine. My weekend was filled with wine, old friends and new, Italian food, laughter and gossip on patios, and birthday celebrations. Continue Reading →

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June 20th, 2016

Summer Scalloped Style Haul

Summer Scalloped Style Haul | Sara du Jour

lilac tote bag | scalloped flats | studded pumps

Happy first day of summer! This is the happiest I’ve been on a Monday for a while, because I’ve taken a vacation day, and thus have my own, private long weekend. (So #blessed.) I’m happily still lazing about in bed, snacking on grapes and watching a few Youtube videos on my iPad while I put together this blog post. Continue Reading →

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June 14th, 2016

Retro White Dress Outfit + Tobi Haul

Retro White Dress Outfit + Tobi Haul | Sara du Jour

White dress c/o Tobi | Aldo kitten heels | Sole Society ‘Vivian’ sunglasses

This spring I’ve been doing something more brave than usual: I’m wearing white. I love the way white looks in an outfit, but when you’re as much of a hazard to yourself as I am, wearing it is a big risk. Continue Reading →

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June 5th, 2016

Spring Style Haul: F21, Zara, + Mendocino

Spring Fashion Haul | Sara du Jour

So, I meant to post this spring style haul weeks earlier, when spring in Toronto had really just begun. Temperatures were finally warming, meaning Canadians were tentatively peeling off their parkas and poking their heads out the door. Trees were shaking off memories of snow and starting to bloom, lifting everyone’s spirits.

Cut to: today – the weather is gorgeous, and it’s just about summer. I’m running around in dresses most days! But until June 22nd, it’s still technically spring. So onwards with this (delayed) spring haul.  Continue Reading →

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April 24th, 2016

My 10 Holy Grail Beauty Products

My Top 10 Holy Grail Beauty Products | Sara du Jour

While I like trying out new makeup brands and products as much as the next femme, when it comes to my daily beauty routine, I have a few staple makeup products that I refuse to go without. In fact, I’m so attached to these 10 beauty products that as soon as one starts running low, I run and buy a back-up!

I’ve re-purchased most of these products over and over, and they’ve all reigned supreme over any competition, achieving “holy grail” status. Continue Reading →

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April 17th, 2016

Loving Lately: Spring Finds + Favorites

Loving Lately: Spring Edition

I’ve been a little off the grid the last few months (though you can always find me on Instagram), but I thought I’d return to the blogosphere to share a few of my favourite things, ranging from beauty, to fashion and tech.  Continue Reading →

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January 16th, 2016

Kate Spade Home & Stationary Haul

Kate Spade Home & Stationary Haul | Sara du Jour

If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram for a while, you know all about my love affair with Kate Spade, and things with gold dots. Naturally, so do my friends and family. Which is why when it came time for my birthday and Christmas gift giving, it was a very Kate Spade haul-iday for me – which I couldn’t be more pleased about. Continue Reading →

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January 13th, 2016

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe | Sara du Jour

This berry cream soda cocktail might be my new favourite drink. It all started when I discovered Galliano Vanilla Liqueur back in December. I love vanilla everything, from perfume to candles to desserts, so I was fairly confident I’d like this stuff, too. My next task was to design a drink that used it. After some experimentation, the Berry Cream Soda was born.

Some people love the taste of alcohol, and enjoy a glass of whiskey or bourbon on the rocks. I’m the total opposite. I like my cocktails as sweet as possible, with the actual alcohol concealed completely. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, and like to get your buzzed covertly, then this is the cocktail recipe for you. As the name suggests, it tastes exactly like cream soda! Continue Reading →

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January 10th, 2016

Boot and Shoe Haul | Tory Burch & Aldo

Boot and Shoe Haul – Tory Burch, Jessica Simpson, & Aldo | Sara du Jour

Oh, I’ve been very bad these last few months. This boot and shoe haul is a bit delayed because of all the busyness that is the holiday season, but better late than never I suppose!

Forgive me father for I have sinned – there were too many amazing sales around Black Friday, and I am weak. This shoe haul is a collection of footwear I snagged at an amazing price the week of Black Friday, as well as a very generous Christmas present. But fear not! If you are coveting thy internet neighbour’s shoes, all of these are still currently available in stores. Continue Reading →

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January 7th, 2016

My Gym Bag Essentials

My Gym Bag Essentials | Sara du Jour

When it comes to sticking to a fitness regimen, it helps to have the right gear. I know that for me, if my fitness gear is cute, I’m excited to use it and that helps me stay motivated. If you’re striving to keep to your New Year’s resolution to exercise more frequently (or at all), packing your gym bag essentials the night before makes it easier to grab it and go the next morning. And that’s means you have one less excuse to make the day-of!

I am the opposite of a morning person, so I go to the gym straight from work a few days a week. Here’s what I typically pack: Continue Reading →

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