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Even though we've had a heat wave here in Toronto, last weekend I swapped out some of my more summer worthy dresses for some new & old fall clothes. Something I've been dreading has been putting on pants once again - I've become a monogamous dress lover all summer and this breakup is simply awful ;) We're gonna stay friends though, they'll show up now and again I'm sure....(lol) There are only so many pairs of tights you can wear before it's just too darn cold and you need pants. So, in an effort to not hate wearing pants, I went out on a search for some unique and by golly colourful pants! I got this fantastic pair which almost look like they change color in the light when you walk around in them. A clear winner for the eclectic tastes of the Laura wardrobe.
Pants do mean awesome boots though and I've been dying to wear this thrifted pair of combat boots all summer. They always felt wrong in the heat and the sun so, come these cloudy days, a small part of me gets excited to put on my rain jacket and run around in my bright red jeans and super badass combat boots. Although it didn't rain - or was even the least bit cloudy for that matter - Saturday I work up early, doned my boots and jeans, grabbed a few grocery bags and headed out to the Cabbagetown Festival early morning community garage sale. I found a ton of vintage broaches - one of which I'm wearing in the photos, it's an awesomely huge owl pin and I love it! I'm finding that broaches are my new favourite accessory. They're a great item to have in your purse to throw on to jazz up a jacket, coat or even to synch a baggy shirt or skirt. Plus, they're so easy to find at thrift stores and from garage sales and you can get the most outrageous designs!