Category Archives for Hairstyles

October 31st, 2018

Belle Gold Dress Costume + Cosplay

Belle Gold Dress Costume + Cosplay | Sara du Jour
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m so excited to finally share this costume with you. I’ve been sitting on this secret for months.

This post is going to be long, because I have a serious bone to pick with Disney. Specifically, the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. But I’ll put that rant at the end of the post. Let’s talk about this Belle gold dress costume first. (more…)

31. October 2018 by saradujour
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October 2nd, 2018

Belle Blue Village Dress Costume – Animated

Belle Blue Dress Costume - Beauty and the Beast | Sara du Jour
Happy Halloween month!! (In this household we celebrate Halloween for a full month.)

It’s October, which means it’s officially acceptable to live out your childhood fantasies and dress up as your favourite characters. If you’re a longtime reader of the blog, you may remember that I’ve attempted this very Halloween costume before – 5 years ago. But two things have happened since then: Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, and my perfectionist tendencies ramping into overdrive. (more…)

02. October 2018 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

20. August 2018 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

17. June 2018 by saradujour
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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.  (more…)

29. January 2018 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

30. October 2017 by saradujour
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October 31st, 2016

Snow White Halloween Costume

Snow White Halloween Costume | Sara du JourI’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. (more…)

31. October 2016 by saradujour
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December 30th, 2015

Retro Glamour Little Red Dress Outfit

Retro Glamour Little Red Dress Outfit | Sara du Jour

Holiday party season continues, as does my love affair with 1950s fashion. It truly is my favourite decade for feminine style, followed closely by the 1940s. That’s why I combined a 1940s Rita Hayworth-inspired hairstyle with a 1950s Marilyn Monroe-inspired little red dress for this glamourous evening look. (more…)

30. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 26th, 2015

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

*Gasp!* An outfit post! I know, it’s been a minute. But every time I do a poll asking which of my blog post types is your favourite, outfit posts seem to come out on top, so I’m doing my best to oblige. Anyway, I recently hosted a Christmas cocktail party at my apartment for some friends from the office, and since I was going all Stepford-y with the food and drinks I prepared (stay tuned for that post), I figured I’d do the same with my outfit of the evening. (more…)

26. December 2015 by saradujour
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November 1st, 2015

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Halloween Costume

Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly) Breakfast at Tiffany's Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour
Halloween is one of the holidays I look forward to most each year. While many people like to embrace all things spooky and dark, I pretty much just love the excuse to dress up as one of my favourite characters. So, maybe that’s not quite the essence of Halloween, but… (more…)

01. November 2015 by saradujour
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December 20th, 2014

A 1920s Gatsby Christmas Party

1920s Gatsby Costume Party | Sara du Jour
The Roaring Twenties. The Prohibition Era. The Jazz Age. This year, our office Christmas party was 1920s-themed. The invitations were delivered, beautifully designed in Art Deco style. The gentlemen and ladies were instructed to pick an alias and “dress to kill” – we were going to a speakeasy. There would be an open bar, catered food, a casino, and dancing. What better way is there to end the year? (more…)

20. December 2014 by saradujour
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October 31st, 2014

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Costume / Cosplay

Lara Croft Cosplay Costume | Sara du Jour

Last year, at Halloween, I dressed up as Disney’s Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The year before, I went as Hermione Granger. This year, I continued my trend of dressing up as my favourite fictional females, and went as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from the video games and films. (more…)

31. October 2014 by saradujour
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December 20th, 2013

Sephora + Drybar Haul

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There were a few things I needed from Sephora, and a few things I just really wanted. My pencil sharpener had fallen apart, so I needed to replace it; and I was nearly out of skin toner – which, to me, is essential. (more…)

20. December 2013 by saradujour
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December 16th, 2013

OOTD: My 22nd Birthday Party

Birthday OOTD | Sara du Jour

I’m still twenty-one! For… two more days. Since my birthday falls on a Tuesday this year, I threw my 22nd birthday party this past Saturday night. (I’ll blog about the actual party later, this is just the style post.)

I wore a slinky emerald green dress you might recognize from my recent Haul-iday Party Dresses post and simple black heels. (more…)

16. December 2013 by saradujour
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November 24th, 2013

Tutorial: The 1 Minute Princess Bun

It’s easy and requires no tools, pins, heat styling, or hairspray. You’re welcome.

This is the simplest, quickest updo hairstyle in existence.  All you’ll need is your hair, a few fingers, and a thin elastic headband. Yup, you don’t even need a brush. (more…)

24. November 2013 by saradujour
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