Blue Collar Red Lipstick

My name is Adina J, and I’m a 30-something professional, wife and mother of two. I’m not a smarty-pants, but I have lots of opinions. I’m also not a fashion insider, but I love clothes. And shoes. And bags. And pretty much everything else that goes into creating that mysterious element called “style”.

Recent Blog Posts

What I Wore: End of June 2024
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Details: Anthropologie dress, Lena Bernard necklace, Coach bag, Brixton hat, cowboy boots (all secondhand) Thoughts: A simple outfit — you can’t get more simple than this — that is ALL about the accessories. I didn’t know how much I needed a black felt hat in my life until...
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A Difficult Decision
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That sounds rather ominous, doesn’t it? Well, don’t worry. I come bearing no bad news — but, as will become apparently shortly, neither am I bearing a clickbaity title. I really did have a difficult decision to make last month. I had to choose one outfit to encapsulate everythin...
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What I Wore: June 2024, part three
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Details: Tahari blazer, Chicwish skirt, Le Chateau belt, Stuart Weitzman shoes (all secondhand) Thoughts: I have been hunting for a black tulle skirt for a while. A specific black tulle skirt. This black tulle skirt. I have the same style in blush pink and love the design; for being fast fashion,...
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Scent Stories: Rose
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After talking about purple frags last time, I felt fairly confident that my personal perfume collection was more or less complete. Hah! As soon as my hunt for the perfect iris perfume was over(ish), I became intrigued by a new note. No burying of the lede here: it’s rose. I know what some of you ...
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What I Wore: June 2024, part two
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Details: Icone shirt (swap), Danier skirt (thrifted), Ralph Lauren belt, turquoise necklace (both Poshmark) Thoughts: Brown and blue is one of my favourite colour combos, and achieving it by pairing chambray and suede feels Ralph-coded to the max. Which I love, of course. This skirt was one of my...
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What I Read: Plantagenet Edition
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As I mentioned in a previous post, I am planning to diversify the focus of my posts and, among other things, start writing about books again. I go in and out of intense reading phases, as time and my other hobbies permit; lately, I’ve been very much in, so the list of books I’ve read […]
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What I Wore: June 2024, part one
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Details: Clover Canyon top, Agnes B jacket (both thrifted), Le Chateau belt (Poshmark), Ricki’s skirt (retail) Thoughts: I started with the top/skirt combo, playing with fire by choosing white as my base colour. I am nothing if not willing to take risks with my outfits! I could have picked ...
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Tales of Home DIY: Workspace Refresh
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You know that meme of the skeleton at the bottom of the sea? I know that’s some of y’all, waiting for an update on our basement renos. As the old lady said, it has been 84 years … in this case, since we started that project. And about 82.5 years since the project achieved 90% […]
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What I Wore: Bonjour, Montreal
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I loved visiting Montréal (and my bestie) so much last year, I decided to make it a family affair this year, so we took the kids and flew out for a week’s adventure in la belle province. We were also there to celebrate my bestie’s convocation (as valedictorian!) from McGill University...
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Scent Stories: Purple Reign
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Over the last few months I have become fascinated with perfumes — the science, the history, the subculture. As someone who is neurodivergent, I have a deep-seated attraction to the ‘rabbit holes’ of niche interests, and perfume is an excellent exemplar. I plunged head-first, lik...
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