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October 11th, 2018

7 Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

7 Halloween Costume Ideas for Women | Sara du Jour

Halloween parties are coming up fast, so I thought I’d put together a little post to give you a few Halloween costume ideas. These are some of my favourite looks from years of Halloween and costume parties.

This year alone I put together 4 costumes – the last one will be revealed on Halloween. I can’t wait to share it with you! :)

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11. 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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September 30th, 2018

Yacht Club Commodore’s Ball Outfit

Yacht Club Party Outfit | Sara du Jour
A longtime friend of mine needed a last-minute date to his yacht club’s Commodore’s Ball – a formal dinner and dancing event – and I’ve never been one to say no to an opportunity to dress up. (Or an opportunity for free food and drink, for that matter!) (more…)

30. September 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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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. (more…)

19. March 2018 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

12. March 2018 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

18. February 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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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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01. January 2018 by saradujour
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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.  (more…)

26. December 2017 by saradujour
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December 17th, 2017

The Black Velvet Birthday Dress

Black Velvet Birthday Dress | Sara du Jour

Quick Links: Black Velvet Cutout Dress | Kate Spade Bag | Gold Earrings

It’s my birthday! And this lucky lady had two birthday parties, one on Friday night, and one on Saturday. I celebrated twice last year too, because I have two major groups of friends, each with their own uniquely wonderful and hilarious group dynamic. I find it simpler and more fun to have separate events rather than trying to blend the groups together. (Plus, who doesn’t want two birthday parties!?) (more…)

17. December 2017 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

07. December 2017 by saradujour
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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. (more…)

02. December 2017 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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