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things to do in toronto this spring April 06 2015

Looking for something fun to do this spring in Toronto? 

I'm hosting a mothers day workshop in Roncesvalles, Toronto on Sunday April 19th, 2015 from 1-3pm.

Come hunt through the treasure chest of jewels for the perfect brooch to turn into a pendant, pick your own chain and ribbon, while sipping on bubbly and eating some sweets.
You design your own necklace and I'll build it as a gift for your mom...

a day in the life of a flower workshop March 31 2015

On saturday I got to attend a floral workshop in west toronto at Becky, owner of Blush and Bloom studio. It was so much fun. Thanks for opening your space up to us Becky and for allowing my mom and I to have a fun creative outlet for the day! Becky taught us that it's all about that floral wave. I can't wait for the next one! 

Special thanks to Jenn Kavanaugh Photography for these beautiful photos...

what to use for decor at a barefoot bohemian wedding? March 25 2015

Take this amazing group of vendors, a cornfield back drop, a wicked headpeice, dream catchers and campfires...et-voila...a stunning bohemian wedding takes place!

This is perfect for the barefooted free spirit bride. 

I love love love every single pieces of custom made jewellery that was used for this photo shoot. To view more of my one-of-a-kind jewellery visit www.hattitudejewels.com 

This shoot was...

how to make your dessert table pop on New Years Eve? December 31 2014

An editorial photo shoot of a New Years Eve party. Here's some dreamy romance and swoon worthy inspiration. We love this photo shoot shot by the talented Whitney Heard. Her dark shadowy photos for this dramatic NYE shoot set off the florals, jewellery, stationary and sweets table perfectly! 

We are seriously swooning in our sparkly dresses and heels. We can't wait for our own NYE party tonight!...

a holiday jewellery party! December 04 2014

Last Sunday was a hopin' and a boppin' as we let people into our studio space for our open house, Holiday Party. We had some amazing sales, tasty treats (by local baker, Crumb and Berry, click here to see their website), some new designs and tons of treasures to find!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my new and returning customers. It was so lovely to meet every single one of you and I am...

We're having a parrtttyyy! November 13 2014

What better way to start the holidays off right then having a holiday open house! 
Get your Christmas shopping done by the fire place, drinking hot coco and eating warm cookies. Beat the mall crowds, shop local and have it already gift wrapped! 

November 30th, come for a day in the country to browse the collections at the studio space in Caledon East. 

What does a halloween wedding shoot look like? a midsummer nightmare... October 30 2014

This was a spooky shoot a few wedding vendors from Toronto, ON put together. It's the perfect scary treat for this All Hallow Eve day. I hope you are eating candy, carving pumpkins, and watching Hocus Pocus. Happy Halloween! 

MUA/Hair: ArrowBow 
Concept: Melissa...

a beautiful enchanted garden wedding October 16 2014

Ever wondered what an Enchanted Forest wedding might look like? Here's a magical photo shoot that makes me dream of summer days, green grass, pink florals and woodland fairies. 

My jewellery is featured on the bride and bridesmaid. I take vintage family heirlooms, and antique pieces and recycle them into new modern pieces. Something old, something new and maybe something blue for a bride to wear on...

top 5 wedding vendors in Toronto... for the vintage chic bride! October 14 2014

Here are the top 5 wedding vendors in Toronto to serve you a dose of beautiful vintage chicness on your special day. I've worked with all of them and can't say enough about their service, commitment and lovely personalities.

1. Bueno Marketmakes the most beautiful stationary. She does wedding...

what does behind the scenes look of a bohemian shoot look like? September 25 2014

These are some behind the scenes photos of a boho beach shoot that we did at my parents cottage 2 hours north of Toronto. What a beautiful day. The clouds were cooperating and made for a breath taking backdrop. Our models were stunning. Michelle of Magnolia studios and I styled the ladies (after much searching in clothing stores and not finding ANYTHING that fit our theme) from our OWN closets. It...

Wandering Wednesday September 18 2014

This past summer has been such a growing experience for my company Hattitude jewellery. I'm honoured to have been apart of so many couples weddings in a small but glamourous way. From the bride's best friends wearing some jewels or the bride herself adorned in Hattitude, thank you to all my wonderful supporters. This summer has been really amazing. 

Since fall has hit I've pulled out my army green...

bringing you some sunflowers July 17 2014

Ahh here is to beautiful summer days, playing in the fields and singing with your loved one. Here's to summer suns, beautiful rays, and living life. 

This post is a beautiful photos magically captured and shot by Samantha Hurleyphotographer. Sam and I worked on this styled creative shoot last summer in my neighbours farm field Davis Feed and Farm Supply. Special thanks to Carly for being our art...

What does a behind the scenes wedding photo shoot look like? June 17 2014

A farm, baby piglets, a pony and a baby lamb?! Who wouldn't want to participate in a creative wedding shoot involving those amazing animals and a beautiful apple blossoms orchard. I was asked to participate with an awesome group of vendors a few weeks ago on Steckle Heritage Farm for a stylized wedding shoot.

We had the whole nine yards, twin flower girls, a pregnant bridesmaids, a beautiful bride...

How to use social media WELL as a small business owner? June 04 2014

Below is some advice I have on branding myself and the ins and outs I've learned while navigating through the social media world. I've gotten a lot of comments about my social media, marketing and branding for my small business, Hattitude Jewellery.I take vintage items, old brooches, earrings, necklaces and other oddities and up-cycle them into new modern pieces. I have an every day collection,...

Are you coming to the drake wedding show? April 22 2014

Outfit details:
Jacket: 80's vintage
Hat: Queen st. ??
Leggings: winners
Dress: Mom's 70's vintage 
purse: Chez Thrift, vintage 
Sweater: Banana republic

It's my first outfit post in months. I am totally diggin' this spring weather! I can finally go outside and shoot without getting frost bitten! Sometimes using a tripod by yourself is not the most ideal situation in the...

How to become an Artist? April 18 2014

Whether you are a photographer, a millinery, a painter, a clothing designer or a wood worker being an artist is tough with a capital T. An artist's work is always on display for criticism and critique. It's hard hearing unkind words about your design.
Handmade bridal jewellery by Hattie Dunstan of Hattitude Jewels www.hattitudejewels.etsy.com
Every time an artist creates, a little bit of their aura...

How to choose the perfect accessories for your engagement shoot? April 07 2014

This past year my bridal boutique and wedding collection has really been growing and I've emersed myself into the wedding vendor world. I am very proud of where my jewellery path has emegered and am excited to see where else it takes me. In February I did a shoot with an amazing group of talented vendors (full list below photos) at the beautiful Berkeley Field house for the highly anticipated Love...

here's the perfect gift to give the woman in your life November 18 2013

It's easy, it's unique, it's one of a kind and it's supporting local...the best part it already comes wrapped for under the tree! She'll love the effort you put in. Customize a piece of jewellery for her this Christmas. Contact me click here for more information! Place your order now to have it in time for Christmas. 

Don't forget tomorrow is Holiday shopping hours at the studio in Caledon East...

a christmas poem and how to wear a statement necklace November 11 2013

Every Tuesday until Christmas 5-8pm
Caledon East studio shopping hours
T'was 44 days before Christmas, when all through the town, 
every person was thinking, about what to do now?
The people were thinking, about their gifts with care, 
should they buy local, and feel all prepared? 

The jewellery was made all pretty in different shades, 
while custom pieces were still being handmade. 
The studio shopping...

infatuation statement necklace October 27 2013 1 Comment

Infatuation necklace click here

Outfit details:
Shoes: England
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Top: Thrifted, DIY
Coat: Thrifted, London, ON, Jackpot vintage
Hat: Queen st. Toronto
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery www.GotHattitude.com

I love hats in the fall. What's your favourite go-to clothing or accessories piece this fall? The autumn is cool enough that your head does not sweat from the heat of the hat, but yet...

an english inspired outfit October 24 2013

Crown Jewels necklace click here
Sweater: Winners
Kilt: Thrifted, Chez thrift, bolton
Necklace: Hattitude jewels www.GotHattitude.com
Collared shirt: Thrifted
Boots: Town shoes
Hat: Queen st. west, Toronto

It's now turned from summer heat wearing dresses to wearing my fleece tights, my kilts and warm sweaters! It sure was chilly today - 5 degrees! brrr. 

This is a Europe inspired outfit. I just got back...

a fashion show fundraiser in your back yard! September 11 2013

The outfit posts have been a little slow over the last few weeks. I've been busy getting ready for the 3rd Fashion show fundraiser on Thursday September 19th, 2013. Find The Lady Team on Facebook by clicking here. 

We have Helene Campbell speaking at our event who was on the Ellen Degeneres show. We have a red carpet, appetizers, signature drinks, live music, an artisans marketplace and a few more...

eighty's crop tops August 30 2013

Outfit details- 
Skirt: Vintage
Top: Sentamentalist vintage clothing in London, ON
Purse: Vintage, Chez thrift, bolton
shoe: Seychelles

I love tie cropped eighty shirts, and long flowy skirts, I guess that's why I've featured two long skirts on the blog this week. This purse is one of my favourite items. I find the shape just really neat. I also love anything navy since it's such a hard colour to find....

a pleated skirt can make you feel so free August 26 2013

Outfit details- 
Loafers/walking on a cloud
Skirt: Forget me not pop up show
Shirt: clothing swap 
Bangles: mothers
Jewellery: Handmade by me from my online shop. Click here
Hat: grandfathers

I LOVE this pleated skirt. The colour is very unique and neutral. I can see it's going to turn in to a staple in my closet. Something I always grab. It's a new vintage find from the weekend. I also adore men's...

win a kensie article of clothing August 23 2013

Outfit details: 
Beach cover up: Kensie clothing 
Necklace: handmade by me, Hattitude jewellery

Do you like this beach cover up? You could win it! 

I was offered to do a review for Kensie clothing and I was thrilled to do one! I must say I am very happy with this beach cover up. I LOVE that is has sleeves on it to protect me from the sun. It is light and...

a cottage sunset photo shoot! August 20 2013

This is what happens when three friends get together and the sun is setting perfectly at the beach....we decide to have a photo shoot. A cottage sunset photo shoot! 

This past weekend was a weekend filled with swimming, laughing, smells of bonfire, delicious food, sandy hair, and flea market finds. How was your weekend? I hope you got to enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having! 


a field full of sunflowers August 12 2013

Outfit Details:
Dress: Thrifted, The Sentamentalist, London ON
Belt: Mothers
Sweater: Grandmothers
Necklace: Handmade by me, Hattitude Jewellery 

I thought my neighbours farm field was the perfect place to take this photo since this outfit reminds me of a farm girls dress. It reminds me of Little House on the prairie a little. My boyfriend bought me it last week at a local thrift store in London,...

it's give away time! August 09 2013

Outfit details
Dress: Thrifted
Shoes: Winners
Earrings: Weezi, London, ON
Necklace: Handmade by me, Hattitude jewels

I love my hair bow. I think these hair bows are the perfect thing to throw on to complete an outfit. You know me, I am always one to accesorize rather then spend a fortune on a dress. I like to spend my money on accessorizing and I think hair clips and...

a vintage man's vest and a cute bow tie August 08 2013

Outfit details:
Dress: Frilly Lizard
Shoes: San Francisco
Vest: Vintage
Necklace: Handmade by me, Hattitude jewellery

This necklace is a faux leather bow tie, with a heart shaped pendant and an old vintage gold button on the necklace. I love this necklace. It's VERY unique and I usually get a lot of compliments on it. 
As for socks...Do you like the sock look that's been trending on the blogs lately? I...

caledonstock 2013 July 24 2013

Here's some photos from Caledonstock. It's an outdoor music fundraiser to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. There was a prize for best dressed hippie and other fun games while listening to bands all night long! The beginning photos, the first collage and the last photo of Tristan and I were taken by the very talented Samantha Hurley. If you want to check out all the photos gathered from...

wildchild hat wearing kind of day July 16 2013

Outfit details: 
Shoes: Seychelles
Shorts: Thrifted, cut offs
Belt: Thrifted
Shirt: Vintage scarves
Hat: Boyfriends
Jewellery: Handmade by me, online shop here.
I love this outfit. Such a wildchild look. I borrowed the hat from my boyfriend (sometimes it works out me taking his clothes! ha) This shirt is made from two vintage scarves. This necklace is awesome for the summer months. It goes with...

a hawaiian punch July 12 2013

Outfit details:
Dress: DNR in Guelph
Necklace: Handmade by me available on my website. Click here
I'm feeling like a hawaiian punch in this dress! This dress is very airy and free. Perfect for those hot and humid days when you want NOTHING touching you. It's just something nice to throw on and not feel constricted in. I love how it looks fun when you throw this flower necklace on top. If you have a...

print mixing at it's finest! July 04 2013

Outfit details:
Skirt: Vintage, Chez Thrift
Shirt: Courage my Love, Toronto
Sandals: San Francisco
Bow: Handmade by Victoria Speirs, click here
Necklaee: Handemade by me, available in my shop. click here
I'm a HUGE fan of print mixing. Isn't this shirt fun how it's double sided? It's two vintage scarves sewn together. I thought this was a nice fun summer outfit. The necklace I handmade goes perfectly...

click your heels together June 26 2013

Outfit Details:
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Mothers
Shoes: Winners
Jean Vest: Thrifted, Banana Republic
Bow: Handmade by Victoria Speirs click here
Ring: Handmade, Hattitude Jewellery
Necklace: Handmade, available in my online shop
I went up to the rooftop yesterday to take photos as it looked like it was going to start to rain and or thunder shower. Just as I was finishing it started to pour! 

I love...

happy first day of summer! June 21 2013

Outfit Details: 
Shorts: Vintage, my moms 
Shirt: Clothing swap
Barette: Vintage
Necklace: Available in my shop here

In honour of the first day of summer, here's a very nautical themed outfit. I hand made this necklace and is one of a kind made from a vintage clip on earrings. Isn't it fun for the summer? Treat yourself to this awesome piece for the beach! 

I took these photos at a...

wild child nature inspired outfit June 19 2013

Outfit Details: 
Maxi dress: Winners
Jacket: Thrifted, Banana Republic 
Belt: Vintage
Ring: DLR, Guelph
Necklace: available in my shop www.GotHattitude.com
I'm really diggin' this outfit. I must be getting in the mood for Caledonstock, dressing loosey goosey and feeling my inner hippie. All my jewellery lately has been very nature wild child inspired.  I hand made this necklace. You can find it at my on...



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