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December 2011

    Festive Forever

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    Even though Christmas has come and gone I still feel festive this week and my wardrobe has been my mimicking my emotions. I’m incredibly sad to see the holiday pass (even if I don’t celebrate it) but I’ll be keeping a bit of Christmas with me in my outfits. 
    Aside from mourning the passing of Christmas 2011, I’ve been enjoying the snow and end of season sales. I know that I keep going on and on about my socks but I cannot talk them up enough. Sockdreams if having a 20% off sale on their entire stock. I seriously suggest taking advantage of this sale (code: Goodbye2011) while its still on! 
    Cardigan – Vintage
    Top – Old Navy
    Skirt – Forever21
    Socks – Sock Dreams
    Ring – Aldo
    Necklace – Deer Heart
    Shoes – Walmart

    December 30, 2011

    Brand New Name: Big Hips, Red Lips

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    Ok, I’ve done this before and I swore up and down that it would be the very last but I swear this is the final change! I’ve been thinking for awhile that Garters & Stockings wasn’t really a great representation of what my blog was about. It would be perfect if this was a lingerie blog but its about fashion and my love for lipstick. The name really appeals to me cause, well, I love red lipstick and I have some big hips! I have a fancy new domain so if you’re still coming from you should be redirected.  I’ll be tweaking and changing a few things around (especially the header!) in the next few days so bear with me!

    December 27, 2011

    Merry Christmas!

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    Christmas isn’t a big deal at my house and that is solely do to the fact that my parents don’t take the holiday. I’ve never actually had a Christmas tree or woken up thinking Santa was going to spoil me with presents. This time of year is always extremely gloomy for me but my mother was adamant on getting all of us together for a “family dinner”. I took it upon myself to get a bit dressed up and enjoy what I can of this day. I’m always in better spirits when I know mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey are being served for dinner! Anywho, I snapped a few really cheesy shots of me playing with my ponytail and I thought I’d quickly make a post to wish everyone a very, merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having an amazing day with their loved ones!

    December 26, 2011

    Combat Baby

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    I’m trying to not let SAD kick my butt but this week has been so slow, boring and dull. I’ve spent a lot of my time watching Christmas movies, sleeping and cleaning my room. I haven’t properly put an outfit together in God knows how long so having an opportunity to get a little creative was pretty exciting for me. All I had on my agenda was a trip to the post office so I put on my best casual outfit.
    very blurry detail shots. my mom was in charge of taking these, sorry!
    I feel like all I want to wear these days are my knee high socks. I am probably the biggest baby when it comes to cold feet. The thought of having to endure chilled + potentially wet feet gives me the heebie jeebies so keeping my feet toasty warm is at the top of my agenda. Sockdreams makes the most perfect fat calf friendly knee highs ever and I highly suggest them for anyone looking to add a few pairs to their sock door. 
    Cardigan – Brettisagirl
    Top – Homemade
    Skirt – H&M
    Socks – Sockdreams
    Boots – Lane Bryant
    Necklace – Etsy
    Panty Hose – Gifted
    Coat – Gift from Sadia
    December 22, 2011


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    Baby, it might be cold outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these pieces that SimplyBe has kindly put up for a giveway! Each piece was personally picked out byours truly and I’m so excited to present this contest to my followers!! One lucky winner will win both pieces (UK26/US22) and a little surprise from me! Contest will close on December 31st 2011 and the winner will be announced on January 1st 2012!


    Must be following me (on either blogpost, twitter or tumblr)
    Must be following SimplyBe on twitter
    Reply to this post with your email and name to enter!
    Follow + tweet me (gimme those clothes @LaGrandeFilleTW) on twitter for an extra entry!

    This contest is open to Canadian and US residents only!
    December 20, 2011

    Dressed in (Mostly) Black

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    I haven’t properly updated this thing in ages and that has a lot to do with my lack of outfit posts. I’ve been so bad about timing things lately! 
    A few weeks ago Maxey Day came back down to Toronto for a short visit. I had been planning a big, fancy sushi filled dinner for the ladies who attended Big, Fat Toronto. Seeing Maxey was so lovely but way too short! We dinned in style and spend the entire night chatting away. It felt so nice to sit down with some of the sweetest, funniest ladies I know!
    If you haven’t already guessed, my blog post name is dedicated to the late, great Johnny Cash. I found an Etsy seller who makes just about the coolest silhouette necklaces of some of my favourite icons. I  will defintely be heading back to their shop for Morrissey and Jimi Hendrix! I wanted to play up my longline bra and wear my brand new glasses from Clearly Contacts (which I’m still totally unsure about!). I certainly felt a little Johnny Cash inspired that night!
    Cardigan – Winners
    Longline Bra – Lane Bryant
    Skirt – Penningtons
    Tights – Dots
    Boots – Lane Bryant
    Necklace – Fable and Fury
    Earrings – Forever 21
    December 15, 2011
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