Forgive me for being awful at maintaining my site and updates this past year. I really don’t have any excuses. A lack of motivation, mixed with super busyness and an attempt to avoid wasting valuable study time on the internet kept me away from my laptop and Putting on the Ritzz lately. With a couple nudges from friends and fellow bloggers, I am hoping to start off another year on here.
What better way to do it then with my new years outfit?
Apparently, my blog was started a year ago! Sadly, I’ve been to caught up to even realise, let alone stay up to date.
The pictures in this post are from a Sorority dinner we hold at the beginning of each semester. The food wasn’t anything special but the company made up for it. Many sisters came out as did our new pledges for the semester, accepting their bid.
This is only about one third of the table but you get the point.
Work has been kind to me lately, and I’ve been having Sunday’s off more often. I love when this happens! I get to go downtown to a church I truly enjoy going to, with a great community and service. Then I get to explore a thing or two, or have lunch with friends afterwards.
This particular week, I ventured over to St Lawrence Market where on Sundays the food market is shut down and vintage vendors take over.
As confident as I am, there is something about dressing like you “wear the pants” that does it for me.I’ll tell you what I mean inside.
The other night after work, my best friend, her sister and I went downtown to enjoy one of the last few warm nights we’ll have left this summer.
Many many weeks ago (cuz dear ol’ Ritzz has been quite backed up with posts), I was invited to a Toronto Blogger get-together and seminar by the lovely Brenda from SkinnyBish. A pot luck event, Brenda took the time to set an schedule to teach and motivate new and upcoming bloggers in the blogosphere. I definitely learned a few new tricks to use!
Some of the incredibly talented and well dressed ladies I met.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, my blog has been really slow lately. And I don’t think it will get any better as I am out of the country for the next few weeks. I have pictures to post up from a month back! But I will try to get into the swing of things on my free nights.
I love mixing looks. Before I got into vintage and pin up, I was definitely a street wear girl. Skater punk and ghetto glam were the styles I always played around with. I still like to bring in elements of the casual street into my classy pin up style.
One of the joys of being a woman: we can sport men’s wear without much of a funny glance. So I chose to take advantage with an full androgynous look.
One of my closest friends lives so far away! Right across the border in Buffalo, I am blessed to have a friend who travels into Toronto often to hang out. This one random Saturday, said friend Tom managed to get me out during my busy schedule for “a dinner with a bunch of church friends”. Turns out it was a fundraiser event held at one of our churches! I was a little surprised, but had a great time with a great friend.
Tom and I <3
The 50th post on Putting on the Ritzz! I’ve been blogging since November but I still feel like I’m starting out with my blog as I am learning daily. I haven’t gotten into the swing of posting regularly yet, but finishing university for the year will hopefully allow for more blogging. I must catch up with all my posts!
On the topic of swinging 50′s, this post features a pair of repro 1940′s swing pants (ok so they’re not exactly on the same topic, only a decade before).