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Second is the vest

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Vest

MATERIAL : 100% wool

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : October 16, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : OCAD U library vintage sale

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : A whopping $1

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter, when I’m channelling my granny

SPECIAL FEATURES : It’s reversible!

FLAWS : So itchy

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Hello Yellow

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Trousers

MATERIAL : 100% cotton

SIZE : 10

AGE : 2 years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 years

LAST WORN : August 23, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : J Crew

BRAND : J Crew

PRICE : $12

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer

SPECIAL FEATURES : Hello, they be yellow pants

FLAWS : They need to be ironed

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The Molly

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Shirt

MATERIAL : 100% cotton

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 1 month

LAST WORN : November 14, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Mama Loves You Vintage

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : $5

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Year-round

SPECIAL FEATURES : Makes me feel like Molly from The Big Comfy Couch

FLAWS : None

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The Alf

TYPE OF CLOTHING : T-shirt

MATERIAL : 50% cotton, 50% polyester

SIZE : Small

AGE : 27 years old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 4 years

LAST WORN : June 14, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : A box of my uncle’s old clothes

BRAND : Allen Productions™

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : Toronto, Canada

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Anytime, anywhere

SPECIAL FEATURES : Alf, I suppose

FLAWS : Sometimes scares children

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Roomy Blue

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Blouse

MATERIAL : 100% polyester

SIZE : large

AGE : Judging by the huge shoulders pads that needed to be extracted, probably 20+ years old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 6 months

LAST WORN : October 13, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Value Village

BRAND : Alia

PRICE : $5

MADE IN : Korea

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Fall, winter, spring

SPECIAL FEATURES : Extra bloomy and extra roomy

FLAWS : Sometimes too bloomy and too roomy

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Gumby Legs

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Pants

MATERIAL : 98% cotton, 2% elastane

SIZE : 10

AGE : 4 years old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 4 years

LAST WORN : November 13, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : H&M

BRAND : H&M

PRICE : $24

MADE IN : Turkey

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : All-year round

SPECIAL FEATURES : They are gumby green

FLAWS : I fell and ripped a huge hole in the left knee

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Nine 2 Five

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Blouse

MATERIAL : 100% silk

SIZE : 6

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 months

LAST WORN : November 25, 2015

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Mama Loves You Vintage

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : $5

MADE IN : Hong Kong

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Fall, winter, when I’m working 9 to 5

SPECIAL FEATURES : It makes a Dolly Parton kareoke break-out justifiable

FLAWS : It’s dry clean only

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Princess Slippers

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Slippers

MATERIAL : Leather

SIZE : 39

AGE : 10 months old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 10 months

LAST WORN : November 24, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : The Souks in Marrakech, Morocco

BRAND : Undefined

PRICE : 160 dirhams(around $16)

MADE IN : Marrakech, Morocco

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Anytime around the house, especially when I’m singing Disney tunes

SPECIAL FEATURES : They make me feel like Princess Jasmine

FLAWS : Nothing; they are absolutely perfect

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Miss Paisley

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Dress

MATERIAL : 100% polyester

SIZE : 10

AGE : 8 months old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 8 months

LAST WORN : September 25, 2015

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Primark, London, UK

BRAND : Atmosphere (Primark Brand)

PRICE : £10

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer, Spring

SPECIAL FEATURES : People think it’s vintage, but it’s definitely not

FLAWS : The neck is weird cut and makes it feel like it’s always on backwards

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Home Furnishings No.1

TYPE OF CLOTHING : shirt

MATERIAL : Fabric of a sofa cushion

SIZE : Undefined

AGE : 18 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : October 15, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Bought the cushion fabric at the OCAD U vintage sale

BRAND : Alexia Originals

PRICE : $1 for the fabric, and 2 hours of time

MADE IN : My dining room

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Fall, spring

SPECIAL FEATURES : One of a kind

FLAWS : Upholstery doesn’t breath, so it’s freakin’ hot to wear

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Stay Golden

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Shirt

MATERIAL : 65% rayon, 35% polyester + 50% sequins

SIZE : Large

AGE : 2 years old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 years

LAST WORN : 4 months ago

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : My mom; the girls’ sale rack at the Bay

BRAND : Material Girl

PRICE : From my mom

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : New Years parties, the dance floor, Beyonce karaoke nights

SPECIAL FEATURES : The innate feeling of glam, makes me a mobile disco ball

FLAWS : Makes me a mobile disco ball

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Vogue

TYPE OF CLOTHING : hat

MATERIAL : straw

SIZE : One size fits all

AGE : 5 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 5 months

LAST WORN : September 3, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : J Crew

BRAND :J Crew

PRICE : $10

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer

SPECIAL FEATURES : Très Vogue

FLAWS : Très floppy

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Cute as a button

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Sweater

MATERIAL : 50% ramie, 50% cotton, and a random assortment of buttons I found in my house

SIZE : Medium

AGE : At least 20 years old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 6 years

LAST WORN : 3 years ago — I mainly only have it because of the buttons

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : A bin of my mom’s old clothes

BRAND :Unknown

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : My living room in Ottawa

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Currently, almost never

SPECIAL FEATURES : I modified this pullover by cutting the front and adding an assortment of fun buttons

FLAWS : Evidence of my 15-year old self’s poor craftsmanship and sewing skills

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Anet

TYPE OF CLOTHING : infinity scarf

MATERIAL : Wool-acrylic blend

SIZE : Huge

AGE : 1.5 months old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : November 20, 2014

LAST WORN : October 16, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : I actually knit it with my arms

BRAND : Alexia Originals

PRICE : $8 for the yarn, 1.5 hours of my time

MADE IN : My livingroom whilst watching Call the Midwife

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter

SPECIAL FEATURES : It’s a huge cozy monster

FLAWS : It looks like it’s wearing a hammock or a fishing net around my neck

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Le mouton

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Hat

MATERIAL : 100% wool

SIZE : Presumably large, considering the size of my head

AGE : 7+ months old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 7 months old

LAST WORN : November 20, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : From a granny selling her hand-knit goods in Kotor, Montenegró

BRAND : Undefined

PRICE : €10

MADE IN : Kotor, Montenegró

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter, although it was bought in 27° summer weather

SPECIAL FEATURES : Homemade and fluffy

FLAWS : It makes me feel like Lambchop

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Jean & Heard

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Jacket

MATERIAL : 100% cotton/denim

SIZE : Unknown, but presumably large

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 1 year

LAST WORN : December 7, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : From my Grandpa Henry’s collection of identical denim jackets (all in various sizes)

BRAND : Levi Strauss & Co.

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Spring, Fall

SPECIAL FEATURES : I can match my grandpa and my three siblings who now own his other jean jackets

FLAWS : I feel I can’t wear jeans when I wear it (which is almost everyday in the spring and fall)

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Portugese patterns

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Scarf

MATERIAL : Unknown

SIZE : Relatively large

AGE : 4 years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 4 years

LAST WORN : September 23, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : My sister whe she went to Portugal

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : Unknown

MADE IN : Portugal

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Super lightweight, but also huge

SPECIAL FEATURES : Super lightweight, but also huge

FLAWS : None

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Home Furnishings No.2

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Shawl

MATERIAL : Relatively large

SIZE : As a shawl, 6 months old

AGE : 6 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : August 24, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : My house

BRAND : Alexia Originals

PRICE : : I found it in my house, so free

MADE IN : My livingroom

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer

SPECIAL FEATURES : It feels like wearing a cloak

FLAWS : It’s actually a tablecloth, and you can probably tell. There is also a small brown food stain on the back… ya, ew.

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Genie Pants

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Pants

MATERIAL : One-size-fits-all

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : 10 months old

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 10 months

LAST WORN : August 2, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : The Souks/Markets in Marrakech, Morocco

BRAND : Undefined

PRICE : : 80 dirhams(around $8)

MADE IN : Marrakech, Morocco

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer, bedtime, Hammer time

SPECIAL FEATURES : The bloomiest pants ever

FLAWS : The crotch is literally at my knees

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Malibu Ken

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Polo

MATERIAL : 100% cotton

SIZE : Large

AGE : 8 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 8 months

LAST WORN : November 22, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Primark, London, England

BRAND : Atmosphere

PRICE : £7

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer

SPECIAL FEATURES : Pineapples.

FLAWS : None.

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Let’s do the polka

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Blouse

MATERIAL : 100% polyester

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 months

LAST WORN : November 2, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Mama Loves You Vintage

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : $5

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : All-year round

SPECIAL FEATURES : It makes me feels like a birthday party

FLAWS : None

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Shake yo’ pompom

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Hat

MATERIAL : 100% acrylic

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : 1 month

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 1 month

LAST WORN : November 2, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : From my sister when she went to Japan

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : Unknown, from my sister

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter, when I want to feel like a librarian or a granny

SPECIAL FEATURES : It’s cute

FLAWS : None

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Lookin’ Grape

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Blouse

MATERIAL : %100 polyester

SIZE : Unknown

AGE : 20+ years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : October 5, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : My mom’s old clothes

BRAND : Unknown

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Fall, winter

SPECIAL FEATURES : Points for purpleness.

FLAWS : It’s a wee bit short

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La Carmen Miranda

TYPE OF CLOTHING : 100% polyester

MATERIAL : 8

SIZE : 8

AGE : 3 years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : August 12, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : H&M

BRAND : H&M

PRICE : $10

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer, when I want sing La Cucaracha

SPECIAL FEATURES : Ideal for shimmying

FLAWS : It makes me want to shimmy all the time.

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Obrigado!

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Shawl

MATERIAL : 100% polyester

SIZE : Undefined

AGE : 9 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 9 months

LAST WORN : October 14, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : A street vendor in Porto, Portugal

BRAND : Undefined

PRICE : €5

MADE IN : Unknown

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer, spring

SPECIAL FEATURES : Makes me feel like a lady in Spain

FLAWS : The fringe gets caught on everything

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Koolaid Waves

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Knit jumper

MATERIAL : 100% wool

SIZE : Undefined

AGE : 3 years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 months

LAST WORN : November 12, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : My aunt’s husband’s mom

BRAND : Undefined

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : My aunt’s husband’s mom’s home

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter

SPECIAL FEATURES : Warm, and cozy homemade knit sweater; it’s a good ugly

FLAWS : None

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Purple As in Pants

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Pants

MATERIAL : 90% cotton, 10% elastine

SIZE : 10

AGE : 2 years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 2 years

LAST WORN : September 30, 2013

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Gap

BRAND : Gap

PRICE : $12

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Summer, spring

SPECIAL FEATURES : They be purple

FLAWS : They don’t match anything

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Summon the Ugly Gold Fire

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Sweater

MATERIAL : 65% acrylic, 26% nylon, 4% other fibers, 3% wool, 2% angora rabbit hair

SIZE : Large

AGE : Unknown

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 3 years

LAST WORN : At least 2 years ago

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : The Black Market

BRAND : Jacqueline Smith

PRICE : $10

MADE IN : China

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Winter, ugly Christmas sweater parties

SPECIAL FEATURES : It has gold fire on it

FLAWS : It gets kinda itchy, and it’s also really ugly; I don’t know why I bought it. I was probably distracted by the gold fire

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Canary Cardi

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Knit cardigan

MATERIAL : 50% ramie, 50% cotton

SIZE : Small

AGE : 20+ years

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 5 years

LAST WORN : September 9, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : A bin of my mom’s old clothes

BRAND : Canary Island

PRICE : Free hand-me-down

MADE IN : "The British Colony of Hong Kong"

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : All-year round

SPECIAL FEATURES : Masters the chique granny look

FLAWS : All but one of the buttons have fallen off

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The Great Wave

TYPE OF CLOTHING : T-shirt

MATERIAL : Unknown

SIZE : Medium

AGE : 9 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 9 months

LAST WORN : November 14, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : Camden Market, London, England

BRAND : Little Baby Nothing

PRICE : £10

MADE IN : London, England

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : All-year round

SPECIAL FEATURES : Everyone loves a good Japanese woodblock print

FLAWS : None

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A Wee Tartan

TYPE OF CLOTHING : Scarf

MATERIAL : 5% cashmere, 95% lambswool

SIZE : Undefined

AGE : 11 months

LIFETIME IN MY CLOSET : 11 months

LAST WORN : December 3, 2014

PLACE OF ACQUISITION : House of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

BRAND : A Touch of Cashmere

PRICE : £8

MADE IN : Scotland

OCCASION/SEASON OF EMERGENCE : Fall, winter

SPECIAL FEATURES : Soo soft

FLAWS : None

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