Gussied up for Gussied Up!

This past Tuesday Gussied Up held a meet and greet with America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson. I was kind of indifferent about meeting her but I knew I wanted to take the opportunity to mingle and check out Gussied Up for the first time. It was so dark, gloomy and a incredibly chaotic downtown but it was well worth the trek.
The lovely and incredibly sweet Mélanie Dubuc sent me this houndsooth skirt (2x) after I pretty much drooled over myself when I first laid eyes upon it. It’s so comfortable and just about the perfect length for me. Its stretchy but somehow form fitting as well. Gosh, I’m over the moon about this skirt! I can see myself wearing this skirt once a week, pairing it with different colours and seeing just how many different outfits I can come up with. I’ve already worn this outfit twice!
Mélanie Dubuc has an online shop with a lot of great, affordable pieces. This skirt does run a bit big so I’d suggest ordering a size down if you like your skirts to fit a bit snug. However, if you happen to live in Quebec she has two different store locations!
With Courtney and Whitney / Posing with lovely Karen, Karyn and Courtney
My dear friend Courtney ( and I enjoyed some delicious sushi before heading over to Gussied Up. We were treated to delicious sweets, great conversation and an intimate viewing of the clothing. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to walk away with anything because everything was well over my budget. Meeting Whitney was such a lovely experience and I must say she is even prettier in person! The evening felt like a dream come true and even though I spent a good hour soaking wet, in the freezing cold, waiting for a bus to get me home it was all worth it. I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.. with a warmer coat of course. 
Thanks to Courtney and Karyn for the photos!
Top – Rainbow
Skirt – c/o Melanie Dubuc
Jacket/Shoes – Walmart
Snood – Etsy
Knee High Socks – Sock Dreams
Pins – Various Etsy shops


  1. Aquemini says:


    I'm a new reader/have only been lurking your blog for a week or 2, but I must say, I looooooove your style. I'm too much of a wuss to try a red lip but you pull it off!

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