Monday, April 30, 2012

New JP

James Perse Summer Collection has arrived at Yu!

Open Stitch Cap Sleeve Sweater in True White
Open Stitch Boat Neck Sweater in Sail

Wide Stripe Side Split Skirt in Aegean Strip Jersey
Sometimes, the warm weather can be bittersweet; while we welcome sunshine and warmth, saying goodbye to all our favourite fall/winter sweaters can be heartbreaking. But no matter how comfy and cute a sweater is, the sun just doesn't want us wearing them...until now! The "Open Stitch Boat Neck Sweater" is the perfect compromise. It is breezy enough for a hot summer day, yet has the slouchy look of your favourite sweater. We received it in Sail, a calm grey, which adds to the relaxed summery feel! Now you can pack away your winter sweaters without missing out on anything!


We just welcomed a great new addition to our collection of 7FAM jeans! In a world of skinny jeans, a flared leg is always original, and the "Jiselle Phenomenal Flare" is an incredible jean for the inner hippie in all of us. A flattering fit, relaxed colour, and a perfect flare...what more could you ask for?

Jiselle Phenomenal Flare in Clean Vintage Blue

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rebecca Taylor

Another small but LOVELY delivery from Rebecca Taylor!!!

The "Summer Blossom Dress" in Poppy (bottom left) is my favourite of the grouping, sooooo perfect for summer. I imagine it worn with little ankle booties and TONS of wooden jewellery, or for a more casual look, flip flops and over sized sunnies should do the trick!


Chan Luu!!!

Our obsession continues...LOVE them all!



Ladies, we just received a massive shipment from Velvet. There are lots of fun colors and prints...great must-haves for the summer season. Here is a small sampling of our favorites:
Tish Tank in Twilight and Kym Top in Spice

Cono Tank in Turquois and Roslyn Tee in Navy

Tolan Top in Jam and Elen Top in Grain

Stop by and have a look for will not be disappointed!!!


I am loving all the bright, and bold colors popping up everywhere this season. This tank especially caught my eye with it's hard to miss fuschia and orange stripes! I can imagine wearing this tank with denim shorts while lounging on a patio...PERFECT!
Scarf Stripes Tank in Rocca


This linen tee is light weight, breezy, and oh sooo comfy. This is definitely a must-have basic, and a great addition to any summer wardrobe.

Drape Side Tee in Rawhide


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jerd's Corner: The Importance of the Handbag

I have always loved purses, if I could change purses more than once a day, I would. Unfortunately, for over half the year I am subjected to an atrocious backpack, but now that school is over, I can change my purse as much as I like :)

A purse is more than just a necessity to hold your wallet and lip gloss, it truly completes an outfit, and can totally change your look. I've compiled a list of my favorite styles that are must-haves in every closet.

1. Colored Bags: The colored bag, notably neon, has to be the biggest trend in handbags for the season. A colored bag adds a hit of color to a relatively simple outfit, and is waaaay fun for summer. These bags can pack a lot of punch, so keep the style relatively small, otherwise you will probably get sick of it quickly. The cross-body bag has been very popular in bright colors. Designer wise, I absolutely love Proenza Schouler ps1 bag (left), another fun version is the Cambridge Satchel (right). Of course, we always have something here at Yu to fulfill ALL style requirements...introducing Rebecca Minkoff's  "Mini Mac" in Bright Orange, Denim Blue, and Neon Pink.

2. Studded Bags: If you're a rock star at heart (or just a wannabe) you need a studded bag. I love them;  added to a simple outfit, you instantly look 20 times cooler. The only downfall is the studs add weight, it can be challenging to find a stylish studded bag that doesn't weigh 30 pounds. I love how Nicky Hilton and Rachel Bilson make their studded bags spring appropriate by pairing them with lighter denim. Both the Alexander Wang "Coco Duffel" and Phillip Lim "Bow Bag," though fabulous, weigh a ton, but Rebecca Minkoff's "Moonstruck Bag" is actually super light in comparison...definitely a must have!

3. Motorcycle Bag: You can't talk about the motorcycle bag without discussing Balenciaga. The "City Bag" by Balenciaga has been the "IT" bag for 7+ years, a bag so popular that fashion insiders have decided to adopt it as a classic. It is the perfect everyday bag, one you won't soon tire of due to it's multi-purpose handles, and simple design. Rebecca Minkoff's "Cupid" is the perfect motorcycle bag at a fraction of the cost of a Balenciaga.

Which bag is YOUR favorite???


Paige's Pick: Short Story

Hopefully summer is right around the corner, as we just received a shipment of awesome shorts! This week, I put together 6 outfits for all the YU girls, and what I think would be their perfect summer look. These are their short stories:


Fay's ideal summer time short look includes leather, booties, and big jewellery. Her look starts off with "Pixie" AG denim shorts that I've paired with a basic white James Perse tee under Mackage's "Onella" black leather jacket. To complete the look, I added one of Fay's favorite jewellery lines into the mix: Chan Luu. I used a Turquoise ring, long multi-chain necklace, and everyone's favorite leather wrap bracelets. For shoes I chose Ash's "Jalouse" booties, which are the perfect pair of shoes to finish off this edgy yet casual look. You can also swap the leather jacket for a denim one in either navy or white for a lighter look. Want a cool look for summer but don't know where to begin? Just ask Fay- she'll put together something you never would have thought of!


Diane's outfit is the perfect pick for those of you who like to dress in a very feminine way. Her "Allover Broderie Anglaise" shorts by Maison Scotch were the first piece I chose out of the entire outfit, and they're what inspired the rest of the dressy yet girly look! To go with the shorts, I chose Joie's "Balsa" tank in Porcelain and Melissa "Patchuli" wedges in Black. The accessories of this outfit finish off the look perfectly, tying together all the pieces to make a very classy, sophisticated look. I used Catherine Popesco crystal strand necklaces, not one but three, House of Harlow bangles, and a Swarovski crystal "Bling Band" bracelet. Finally, I added Rebecca Minkoff 's "Cupid" bag in Black...does this look not scream Diane???


Jessie's short's are the brightest of the bunch, and are perfect for adding a pop of color to your outfit! I put together this outfit starting with the new Maison Scotch "Chino" shorts, and paired them with FP's "Wilded" top. The Doma "Cropped Suede" jacket in Sand is perfect as a little topper, and gives this casual outfit a more polished finish. For shoes, I chose a pair of bronzed Samra flats. Finally to accessorize, I added a Karyn Chopik necklace, Chan Luu wrap bracelets, and an Avant Garde crystal ring. This look is great for summer and keeps casual looking cooler than ever!


My outfit is great for a hot summer day (hopefully one will be here sooner rather than later...)!!! I chose 7FAM's "Roll-Up" denim shorts for my perfect summer short. I added the Mackage "Tank with Lace" top in White to give the shorts a complimentary, simplistic look. For accessories, I used a couple Chan Luu wrap bracelets and a Britta beaded bracelet in turquoise. For the last item, but for sure my favorite, I chose the Ash "Jalouse" booties. They make this outfit a little more fashionable, but keeps the outfit casual and simple, my favorite kind of look!


Kiki's look is for sure one of my favorite looks out of all of these! Her outfit started off with the Free People lace "Scalloped Shorts"in Black. I chose the Functional "Lace Panel" tank top to go with them...tucking in the tank would be perfect for this look. I kept this dressed up look simple, only using a few pieces to accessorize. I added a Linea Pelle "Dylan Zip Clutch" in Black/Amethyst, "Dune" Ash booties, and Catherine Popesco earrings. This outfit is easy to assemble, and easy to wear. Simply great! 


Once a YU girl, always a YU girl!!! Jordana's laid back sense of style never fails a fashion test. I chose AG's "Ex-Boyfriend" shorts in 15 Yr. Soft to start off with, pairing it with a Lauren Moshi "Bridgit Swing" tank, and the "Waffle Knit Cardi" in Cinnabar by Maison Scotch. I also added some Tai and Chan Luu bracelets...there wasn't enough room on the hanger to put all the bracelets you would have liked to have worn with this Jordana!!! Finally, I chose the Ash "Jalouse" booties to complete this look. This casual yet trendy look would have anyone feeling comfy and fashionable!

The End.



Back by popular demand are these "Tiara" bangles by Zirconmania!!! Available in Rose, Silver, Gold, and Gunmetal, these look amazing worn alone, or in and amongst your other favourite bracelets...with grad and wedding season just around the corner, these would make a fabulous gift. Who wouldn't want a blingy surprise?!?

Rebecca Minkoff

Here at the store, we are totally addicted to all things Rebecca Minkoff. The latest shipment has me drooling...LOVE the neon!

Mini Mac Clutch in Neon Pink

Cupid Bag in Black


I LOVE a great printed jean, but nothing beats a pair of your tried and true classics, and these AG "Legging Ankle" in 7 Yrs. Dwight definitely fit the bill!!! Not only is the wash a great one for day to day wear, but the length is also perfection! Hitting just above the ankle (unfortunately, a tad longer for myself), makes these ideal for all desired footwear...flats, heels, wedges, boots, they'd all be fantastic!!!

Legging Ankle in 7 Yrs. Dwight

*Claire, these are just as fabulous as the AG "Stilts" in're gonna love them!
*Debbi, you'll love these almost as much as our former know the ones!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Baaack!!!

Good news, we just received another shipment of AG "Leggings" in Black Foil!!! Not only are these super cool, they're also incredibly comfy! Try pairing these with a basic tank, leather jacket, and platform sandals...

*Call if interested, we have limited sizes available.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Look Of The Day

So, it appears as though I'm not the only one loving Joie's "Elvia" top and Catherine Popesco crystal strand necklaces...

LOVE!!! Looks like this has become the official "Yu Girl's" uniform!


Just in from Splendid! A girly dress, casual maxi skirt, and the classic "Vintage Whisper Tank" in assorted colours!
Maxi Tube Skirt in Nude (also received in Fuschia)

Pop Garden Floral Dress in Wildflower
Aside from lace, floral prints and summer dresses are my number one, and the "Pop Garden Floral Dress" is the best of both worlds! Even if you've never been a huge fan of sweet florals, this strapless tube dress can make a girly girl out of anyone. Curl your hair and pull out your wedges, because this dress is ready for a picnic in the sunshine!

Vince Cont'd

We just received two pieces from Vince that will be sure to make it into your collection of summer staples!
Shirt Tail Sweater in Topaz

Silk Tank in Black
Just as much as a girl needs a little black dress, she needs a little black tank, and just like the perfect LBD, the perfect LBT is just as hard to find; however, with this Vince "Silk Tank," you don't need to worry anymore, this is THE little black tank you have been looking for.


OMG...a few weeks back we received the "Cap Sleeve Silk Tee" in Nude, and it was an instant hit!!! Today, we received the same top in Black, and it's just as lovely...try pairing this top with AG's "Stilt" in Black Foil, or 7FAM's Garden Party skinnies.

Cap Sleeve Silk Tee in Black

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What's Mabel Wearing???

Mabel, what a great outfit! I'm loving the bright Maison Scotch "Chino" shorts paired with the floral "Zoe" top from Alcee, sooo bright and girly! The "Ice Cream Dream" sweater by Free People is a perfect layering piece, and gives the look a little edge. This is the perfect spring/summer outfit for running errands, having drinks with the girls, date night...pretty much anything.


Ella Moss

With Mother Nature's shipment of warm weather, we just received a shipment of Ella Moss! Perfect pieces to get you ready for the sunshine!

Aztec Flowing Cami in Shadow

Wren Maxi Dress

Festival Deep V Top in Sage

Santana Top in Papaya

Santana Strapless Maxi in Papaya
As a kid, nothing said summer was coming more than tie-dyed tees! For a sophisticated twist on a childhood classic, the "Festival Deep V Top" is a great way to keep on rocking tie-dye! Not only is it a fun pattern, but the fit is slouchy and relaxed, without looking too oversized. It will be your favourite top once the sunshine hits!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff

Just in from Rebecca Minkoff is the "Mini MAC Clutch" in Neon Orange...perfect for those wanting a hit of colour!!!

Also received is the "Desire Satchel" in Taupe...the perfect neutral handbag!!!

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