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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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!?) Continue Reading →

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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 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. 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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