Saturday, May 29, 2010

Belts, Belts, Belts!

New belts have finally arrived! From skinny to wide, belts are an easy way to define an outfit. Throw on a wide belt over a cardigan to create a more sophisticated look, or pair a skinny belt with high waisted jeans. Belts definitely add interest to an otherwise boring outfit, so if your outfit is falling flat, belt it!

Belt lines available at the store:

Brave Leather (Canadian Company)
Tali's(American, makers of "The Sex and the City" belts)

For more belt inspiration click HERE.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What's Mabel Wearing????

This week Mabel is wearing the Benette silk tank by Joie. I am loving this tank because it combines two of summer's biggest trends, stripes and tie-dye in one! Over the tank, Mabel is wearing the navy Mackage Kenya leather jacket. It is motorcycle style, but the toughness of the style is softened by being navy. Navy is a unique color for a leather jacket and surprisingly goes with everything!

For jewels, Mabel is wearing 2 Jocelyn Kennedy crystal necklaces and a Claudia crystal chain necklace, all of these pieces are perfect for layering with everything in your wardrobe!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What's Mabel Wearing????

In week 3 of "What's Mabel Wearing???", Mabel is wearing a circle scarf by Sir Alistar Rai, a heather oatmeal silk and cotton tank by Heather, a taupe button-down shirt by James Perse, and a sterling silver charm necklace by Chan Luu. The tank, by Heather, is new to the store this week and is also the first time this brand has graced our store. Heather is produced by the same company that makes Bordeaux. However, in comparison to the more dressy line, Bordeaux, Heather produces more contemporary styles. We certainly like it so expect to see it in the future here at Yu!!!

Bordeaux is known for soft fabrics and fantastic draping, and some beautiful tops have just arrived! My fav is the champagne silk and cotton top. I love the combination of silk and cotton fabrics, as it makes the shirt look more dressy. Add a Karyn Chopik necklace for a more casual organic feel or layer on the bling to really dress it up!

The tanks also have an inner lining that is super soft and holds in everything that you dont want to show.

Cute New Juicy Dresses!

This week's fashion highlight are the two very cute Juicy dresses we got into the store. The first one is called the Pinwheel Posy (pictured on right). It is very pink and girly and perfect if you are looking for a fun and flirty dress. One thing I love about it is that it is a silk/cotton blend, making it feel absolutely amazing. In addition, when I tried it on it made me feel pretty and carefree. I felt like it would be perfect to wear to a dinner party with my girlfriends! The second dress is the Waterlily (pictured on left). It is a black dress with a nude underlay. The black overlay has eyelets cut into it in the shape of flowers allowing the nude to peek through. Both dresses would be perfect for many summer events; such as weddings, dates, and dinners; that you are planning on attending!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Highwaisted Jeans

There has been much buzz on the "highwaisted" jean. We LOVE them here as we feel they are a "dual" purpose style. Firstly, for some of us with that little extra "pooch" or "muffin top," it instantly sucks that in, and voila you have that fit, firm tummy we all like to strive for. Secondly, for the true fashionista, they are the newest, coolest style to add to your denim wardrobe: tuck in (yes, we said tuck in) a great shirt, add a fab belt, great heels, and you're good to go!!! They are not going away anytime soon, and don't worry they don't look like "mom" jeans!!! Seriously, come and try a pair!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


This week we have new shipments of Graham & Spencer and Joie!!

The Graham & Spencer stuff is fantastic! They have done some great silk tie-dye pieces that I am in love with! Also, the linen tops with sparkly studded details are great summer basics with something extra!!

The Joie shipment has great summer pieces, seriously, there is nothing that I don't like in this grouping! There are some great bohemian pieces and a great basic white silk tank and a brown silk dress with pockets!!!

Drop by and take a look!!!

What's Mabel Wearing????

This is the second week of our What's Mabel Wearing? feature.

Mabel is wearing the Free People "My Fair Lady" jacket along with a printed Joie silk tank! I have already blogged about the Fair Lady jacket, so I thought since I love it so much, Mabel should be wearing it!

For jewelry, Mabel is wearing a Jocelyn Kennedy wood necklace wrapped around twice.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What's Mabel Wearing????

If you shop at the store often, you have probably seen our big shoulder mannequin Mabel! Every week she is dressed differently, so we have decided to start a segement on the blog about Miss Mabel, called "What's Mabel Wearing??" Mabel is a fun way for us to showcase what's new in the store, so we thought it would be perfect for the blog.

This week Mabel is wearing a royal blue Central Park West silk tank and a cashmere Vince vest (all brand new this week!). For jewelry, Mabel is wearing a Claudia agate necklace, a Jocelyn Kennedy crystal necklace, a cubic zirconia medallion and snake.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky's have long been a favorite at Yu fashion. The original Hanky Panky sits higher on the hips, and provides fuller coverage at the front ($25), while the low rise thong sits just below the hips ($24). For those of us who feel like a "thong" is a little too risky, Hanky Panky also makes a super comfy boyshort ($46). They come in a wide range of colors and prints that change seasonally, and make excellent gifts. Hanky Panky's are the ultimate little panty and as soon as you slip into a pair you will be hooked for life!

Calling All Jewelry Lovers!

Jewelry is essential to an outfit every season of the year. However, in the summer it sometimes feels more difficult to wear the same jewelry you were wearing in winter. The (hopefully) hot temperature and the carefree attitude of the summer may require accessories that suit this new environment. In this case, why not try some wood necklaces and bracelets, beautiful pink or red coral pieces, or accessories with white, blue, or green turquoise! Jocelyn Kennedy is an Edmontonian jewelry designer who is providing us with these "Must-Haves." She has made great thick wooden bracelets in Ebony and Baywood, wood necklaces with carved wooden beads, as well as wood necklaces that are mixed with smokey quartz. In addition, there is a long white turqoise necklace with gold caps around some round beads and a double-stranded pink coral necklace with silver accents. All of these pieces are drool-worthy and so easy to wear. You won't even think twice about throwing these on as you run out the door to take your kids to their summer camp or to wear to work! Come check them out!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Free People

We just got a new shipment of Free People!! There are some awesome tanks and floral tunics that would pair perfectly with shorts, skinny jeans, or leggings.

My absolute favorite from the new shipment is the My Fair Lady jacket! It totally reminds me of something Olivia Palmero would wear. This jacket would look great with boyfriend jeans and heels or skinny jeans and ballet flats. Or copy Olivia's look with shorts.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Style advice from Coco Chanel

We all have those days every once in a while, where we don't seem to have the energy to put ourselves together: days when we just want to leave the house in sweat pants, a pony tail, and no make-up. However, before actually doing this, maybe think of what Coco has to say: "I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny." Seeing as Madame Chanel is still, to this day, synonymous with style and luxury, maybe she knows a thing or two...wink! Wink!

As an ode to Chanel, pull out your vintage pearls: wear them heavily layered over a basic tee and boyfriend jeans for a classic look with a modern twist, or with a little black dress for a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" moment...Coco would approve!!!
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