Thursday, June 30, 2016

Canada Day Weekend Hours

Canada Day Weekend Hours

Friday, July 1: CLOSED
Saturday, July 2: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 3: CLOSED
Monday, July 4: 10:00am - 5:30pm

New Brand: Cheekfrills

As always, we're ecstatic to introduce our fabulous fashionistas to another AMAZING brand, Cheekfrills!!! Based out of the UK, this lingerie label focuses their attention on cheeky intimates crafted from ultra comfortable fabrics with girly touches such as lace and adorable patterns. Each and every piece is an absolute dream to wear.

We've received an array of 4-pack sets of bikini-cut underwear in varying colours and patterns. We wish we owned them ALL!!!


Back In Stock: Damselfly Candles

Our first delivery of Damselfly Candles did NOT last long at all, so we're thrilled to announce the arrival of a brand new batch of deliciously scented and hilarious goodies. Again, each soy-based candle has been hand poured in Australia from non-toxic wax, and is the perfect addition to not only your home, but the home of any and all the sassy ladies in your life. LOVE.

IRO: Pre-Fall MUST!!!

"Eline Top" in Multico-Blue Navy

Woven from a luxurious silk blend in complimentary colours, IRO's "Eline Top" in Multico-Blue Navy is an absolute wardrobe MUST. The cap sleeves and slightly frayed edges give this fashion forward piece a slightly casual, easy to wear vibe. Pair with distressed boyfriend jeans, pointed-toe pumps, and a statement making necklace for a simple yet stylish ensemble. As the weather gradually cools, hopefully, not for awhile, layer this beauty over a long-sleeved tee as a great transitional piece.


"Stunner Ankle Step Fray" in Good Girls Do

Received in Good Girls Do, MOTHER Denim's "Stunner Ankle Step Fray" is the perfect casual-cool denim for summer. With a high-waisted cut and asymmetrical unfinished hem, these second-skin skinnies pair wonderfully with this season's cropped tops or tied up blouses.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Style Highlight: Finishing Touch

Jewellery is the ultimate "finisher" to any great outfit. Whether it be a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet, the RIGHT choices can elevate an otherwise basic ensemble; we CANNOT stress enough its overall importance in completing one's look and/or brand.

As pictured, Tolani, a brand known for their worldly prints and boho-inspired tunics and dresses, has been made that much more exciting by a simple pairing of jewels from local artist, Sarah Peyrow of Shakti Jewelry. Using carefully sourced gemstones and charms from around the globe, these layered necklaces add to the overall feel of the outfit, without them, the dress is still perfectly lovely, but with them, even more so.

 Mixing jewellery from various brands is a great way to curate one's own unique style; however, it remains important to stay within a similar framework for thematic consistency. In the picture above, we've chosen necklaces by Jenny Bird, The Right Hand Gal and Jugar 'N Spice. Although all "different", they each contain elements similar enough to each other, in this case choice of metal and use of pearl and bone, that the overall look compliments and "goes". Further touches such as LLR Vintage's "Hopeless Dreamer Stiff Brim Hat" and B-Low the Belt's "Baby Bri Bri" give the overall look added polish. 

Jewellery then, and accessories as a whole, for their dual purpose of finishing off an outfit and as an individual way of storytelling, is a MAJOR component of personal style, one in which we should revel in and take great pleasure in exhibiting.


Free People: Laces

"Lace Up Layering Top" received in Grey and Pink

Back my popular demand is Free People's "Lace Up Layering Top", this time around in Grey and Pink. With a sexy second-skin fit, this long sleeved top features a plunging V-neckline with lace-up detailing and is crafted from micro ribbed jersey for extra comfort. Pair with high-waisted denim and pointed-toe pumps for a casually cool date night ensemble.

Free People: "X"

"Seamless X Cami" received in Black and Ivory

Received in Black and Ivory, Free People's "Seamless X Cami" has us still clearly OBSESSED with the lace-up trend. Incredibly lightweight with a softly ribbed texture, this beauty is the ideal topper to all your favourite denim, both long and short.


Free People: KNITS

"Little Minx Set" in Moss and "Criss Cross Tunic" in Black

Who says comfy knits were "just" for autumn and winter?!! Free People's "Little Minx Set" in Moss and "Criss Cross Tunic" in Black are summer appropriate pieces that will transition perfectly through the next few seasons. The former, in a rich khaki hue, is an adorable top/skirt combo featuring textured fabrication and military inspired details.
The latter is an ultra comfortable and versatile tunic with a criss-cross neckline and dual side slits ideal for wearing as a sweater or pairing with leggings, slip dresses and denim cutoffs. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

Free People: Silky Ruffles

"Sunsetter Dress" in Red Combo

Free People's "Sunsetter Dress" in Red Combo is THE ultimate boho-inspired mini dress. Featuring a detachable slip, split V-neckline with tassel ties and an allover floral pattern, this dress is already ridiculously adorable but, throw in the tiered ruffle accents and you've got yourself a definitive MUST-HAVE!!! Pair with simple jewelry, booties and a wide-brimmed hat for the perfect summer outfit.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yu News: Summer SALE

Ladies, it's that time of year again...SUMMER SALE!!! Come shop in store and online for 30% off most summer stock. Brand faves include Joie, Equipment, Tularosa, Lovers + Friends, For Love And Lemons, Velvet, Free People, Vince, IRO, Rails, 7FAM and MOTHER Denim.


Free People: She's Got It!!!

"She's Got It Slip" in Plum

Free People's "She's Got It Slip" in Plum is a GORGEOUS cocktail party-appropriate beauty!!! Cutting high up on the neck, this allover lace dress features eyelash trim throughout and a beautiful pearl accented button-down back. With its body-con, sexy fit, all that's needed to complete the look  are silver jewels and strappy heels...simply irresistible!!!


What's Mabel Wearing???

Mabel ADORES all of Wildfox's bright and colourful sundresses, and is head over heels in LOVE with the breezy "Grapefruit Back Tie Dress" in Arizona Blush. She's chosen to layer multiple gold and gemstone jewels from Shakti around her neck, and finishes the outfit off with Jennifer Hayley's "Stroll Small Fringe Bag". The boho accessories and high slits on this lightweight dress turn up the heat of this stylish outfit.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Yu News: Shakti Trunk Show

Fashionistas, join us tomorrow for the latest Shakti Trunk Show...Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 3pm-8pm. Bring a friend, sip on sangria and meet Sarah herself, the GORGEOUS and brilliant mind behind Shakti Jewelry.

IRO: All Laced Up

"Steiro Top" received in Black and Ecru

We can't seem to get enough of the lace-up trend and IRO's "Steiro Top" showcases the look perfectly. Available in both Black and Ecru, this linen beauty features a classic crew neckline with lace-up sleeves accented with silver grommets for an edgier feel. Pair with your favourite denim shorts and statement belt for a casual everyday option, or, with leather leggings and pointed-toe pumps for an edgy alternative to a LBD.

IRO: Another Day, Another Tee

"Imaan Tee" received in Black and Ecru

You wouldn't think that a strategically placed "hole" on a linen tee could stir up SUCH excitement around here, but, lo and behold, that's exactly what's happened! Received in Black and Ecru, IRO's "Imaan Tee" is the latest in a loooong string of "hits", and looks fabulous worn on its own or layered under a statement jacket.



"Carene Blazer" in Ecru/Black

HUGE fans of IRO, we're always thrilled when a new shipment arrives particularly when a jacket is included. Available in Ecru/Black, the "Carene Blazer" offers both the structure of a jacket and the coziness of a sweater. Crafted of a melange textured knit with snap button closures and dual front pockets, we love it paired with a distressed linen tee, second-skin skinnies, and, of course, a blindingly bright statement necklace. OBSESSED.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wildfox: Summer DRESSing

"Grapefruit Back Tie Dress" in Arizona Blush

How adorable is Wildfox's "Grapefruit Back Tie Dress"?!! Received in Arizona Blush, this halter top dress features an allover graphic print, dual frontal slits and a flirty back tie closure. Although adorable with wedge espadrilles, we're LOVING it styled with cowboy-inspired booties.

"Cactus Flower Hem Dress" in Clean White

Another gem is the "Cactus Flower Hem Dress" in Clean White, a DEFINITE personal favorite! With an of the moment off the shoulder silhouette, this beauty boasts a feminine ruffle overlay, allover cactus print and an open back with drawstring tie.


Monday, June 20, 2016

MOTHER Denim: "Looker" LOVE

"Looker" in Gate Crasher

We can't seem to get enough of MOTHER Denim's "Looker". Slim to the body with a mid-rise waistband, this best-selling silhouette is now available in Gate Crasher, a faded black with moderate fading throughout. Balance out the wash's rocker chic vibe by pairing it with a feminine blouse and pointed-toe pumps. LOVE.

MOTHER Denim: Charmer

"Double Fray Charmer" in Faded Black

 Completely OBSESSED are we over MOTHER Denim's "Double Fray Charmer" in Faded Black. With a second-skin fit, they boast distressed detailing at the knee along with a frayed waistline and bottom hem. Extreme stretch adds to the denim's overall comfort level and makes for a more flattering fit. Pair with leather jacket, graphic tee, and pointed-toe boots for an edgy, everyday look.

B-Low the Belt: Palladium Belt

"Palladium Belt" in Black and Gold

Available in Black/Gold and Black/Gunmetal, B-Low the Belt's "Palladium Belt" is a total STUNNER!!! The studded detailing coupled with bold hardware on this western-inspired belt make it a great option for jeans and a classic button-up...simple yet BOLD.

B-Low the Belt: Bri Bri Studded

"Baby Bri Bri Studded" in Black/Gold

Our beloved "Baby Bri Bri" by B-Low the Belt is back, this time, cooler and edgier than ever before!!! Received in Gold with baby studs throughout, this truely unique, double buckle hip belt looks AMAZING worn with a front-tucked linen tee and destroyed skinnies. For those fashionistas looking for a waist belt, the "Bri Bri" was also received in Gold with allover studding.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Free People: Criss Cross

"Hoffman Tee" in Black

We're REALLY loving the look of Free People's "Hoffman Tee" in Black. Composed of lightweight jersey, this short sleeved beauty features a plunging neckline with criss-cross detailing. For a semi-casual look, layer over a pretty bralette or lace bodysuit with flared denim and platform shoes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Sangria

This amazing white wine sangria was an absolute hit at our last shopping party. The combination of refreshing ingredients is perfect for hot weather, and we felt worthy of a share...

Cucumber Mint Lime Sangria
1 Cucumber
2 Limes
1 Lemon
1 Package of Mint
1 Bottle White Wine (Pino/Sauvignon Blanc)
6oz Liquer (Triple Sec or Flavoured Vodka)
1L Lemonade
1L Soda Water
1/2 Cup Frozen Limade Concentrate

  1. Begin by cutting up half the cucumber into small pieces, add to blender along with enough lemonade to make a smooth puree
  2. Strain puree into pitcher to separate pulp and juice, discard pulp
  3. Cut up the remaining cucumber, limes and lemon and add to pitcher
  4. Add remaining ingredients to pitcher and stir
  5. ENJOY!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Style Highlight: Boho Chic

Every year, specifically during the summer months, it seems as though one "look" gets highlighted above all others, that look we've dubbed BOHO CHIC. Now, that doesn't mean it is any more important or relevant than the others, but rather just like the season, it seems to evoke an aura of effortlessness and ease that makes it continually popular. 

Within the trend itself, there are numerous ways in which it is manifested from festival-ready gypsy vibes to urban center sophisticate. One could say then, that there are degrees to an outfit's boho-ness, and how high it rates on the boho scale is up to the individual.

The simplest recommendation for someone eager to try out this look is to pick ONE article from which to base the outfit around, too many thematic pieces together runs the risk of appearing too costume-y. Pictured above is Lovers + Friends' "Fly Away Mini" in Ivory, a free flowing slip dress with tonal embroidery throughout paired with Rails' "Elsa Distressed Vest" in Medium Vintage Wash. The lightened wash coupled with distressed detailing on the body and armholes serves to honor the integrity of the outfit's vibe while anchoring it at the same time. A statement making necklace and on trend stacked heeled sandal give overall polish.

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Kimonos, inextricably linked to the bohemian movement, is another great starting point. Used as a "jacket" of sorts, it gives off a carefree vibe without being too over the top. How far you decide to push the envelope is entirely up to you. As THE focal point of the outfit above, Gypsy Soul's "L'assiette Long Kimono" in Ruby, with it's beautiful appliqued detailing and elbow length sleeves, is allowed room to shine by keeping everything else fairly simple. Free People's cropped "Eclipse Tank" in Vanilla and MOTHER Denim's "Looker Ankle Fray" in Guilty As Sin compliment the look without being too heavy handed. Again, a fashion forward crystal necklace and of the moment statement belt (B-Low The Belt's "Rogue Double Belt" in Black) add an element of sophistication to the overall outfit.

These are just 2 of the many ways to incorporate the bohemian trend into an everyday wardrobe...guidelines NOT rules though, so take from the examples what you will and have fun!!!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

What's Mabel Wearing???

This week, going for a casually chic look, Mabel's decided to pair Mackage's "Kera Shorts" in Black with Tularosa's "Kennedy Top" in Chalk. To top off her look, she's chosen a STACK of everyone's favourite jewels by Shaki in bright, beautiful colours...HELLO, spring!!!

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

McGuire: Newton Skinnies

"Newton Skinny" in Como

McGuire Denim's "Newton Skinny" in Como are a faded and destroyed jean great for toughening up pretty blouses and pairing with leather jackets. The second-skin fit has been perfectly accented by a mid-rise waistline and ankle length hem. Absolutely perfect for summer, they're guaranteed to be a key player in your everyday, fashion wardrobe!

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7FAM: Ankle Straight

"Ankle Straight" in Black Sands

7FAM's "Ankle Straight" in Black Sands is a universally flattering, cropped straight leg denim in a deep black shade. With subtle hand sanding throughout and slightly frayed hems for a vintage, worn-in look, these jeans look fabulous paired with a boyfriend blazer, classic button-down shirt, and pointed-toe pumps.

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Rails: Lace-Up Gem

"Rocky Tunic" in Light Vintage Wash

We're OBSESSED with Rail's "Rocky Tunic" in Light Vintage Wash...OBSESSED!!! With an overall relaxed silhouette, this dress features a contrasting lace-up neckline and shirttail hem. Because of its tencel fabrication, this beauty drapes about the body effortlessly and is guaranteed to be an everyday favourite.

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Rails: Beauty Of A Tee

"Lucia Dress" in Dark Vintage Wash

Rail's "Lucia Dress" in Dark Vintage Wash is an ultra-soft, easy to wear tencel dress with a class t-shirt silhouette. Lightweight and breezy, it boasts a slightly scooped neckline and rawedge detailing. We LOVE this beauty styled with a leather moto vest and sneakers...casual and edgy!

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Rails: Lace-Ups

"Grace Top" in White

 Rails' "Grace Top" in White and White/Patriot Stripe is a simple and stylish blouse perfect for popping on with jeans and/or shorts this summer. Slightly cropped with an on trend lace-up neckline, it features an overall relaxed silhouette and long sleeves for balance. For a great everyday outfit, pair with a lacy bralette, frayed hem denim, and pointed-toe flats.

"Grace Top" in White/Patriot Stripe


Rebecca Taylor: Laced Up and Ladylike

"Long Sleeve Solid Silk Top" in Snow

The latest from Rebecca Taylor is an all white vision, the perfect balance of feminine and sass. Received in Snow, the "Long Sleeve Solid Silk Top" features a perfectly pleated lace-up front, billowy 3/4 length sleeves, and an overall airy fit. To play up the top's retro vibe, pair with a dark denim skirt, and cognac booties; for an edgier option, we love it worn with leather leggings and pointed-toe pumps.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gypsy Soul: Pop-up

Thursday June 9, 1pm-9pm


The Gypsy Soul babes are coming!!
Chelsea & Brandi will be bringing their summer collection on the road....
Come sip & shop with us!

MOTHER Denim: BF "Drop Out"

"Drop Out Fray" in Disorderly

MOTHER Denim's best-selling "Drop Out Fray(s)" are back, this time in Disorderly, a faded blue wash with a hint of stretch for comfort. Loose in the waist and thighs with a slightly tapered leg, they feature an adjustable cuff with raw-edge detailing. Dressed up and/or down, they'll be a DEFINITE wardrobe workhorse however you decide to style them.

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MOTHER Denim: Such A Tease!!!

"Teaser Fray Shorts" in Disorderly

In our opinion, one can NEVER have too many denim shorts lying around, especially when they're as fabulous as MOTHER Denim's "Teaser Fray(s)" in Disorderly. A definite summer staple with distressed detailing throughout, they feature a slightly more rigid fit with a raw, unfinished hemline. Wear them casually with a graphic tee and flip-flops, or, dress them up slightly with an airy blouse and strappy sandals.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Nation Ltd.: Love Ya, Ty!!!

"Ty Dress" in Heather Grey

So much love to be had for Nation Ltd.'s "Ty Dress" in Heather Grey. Ridiculously comfortable, this jersey tank dress features a scoop neckline, elasticized waistband, and shirred detailing along the skirt for added effect. Pair with a denim jacket and sneakers for an everyday casual look. LOVE.


Nation Ltd.: Star Light, Star Bright

"Camden Tank" in White/Navy Stars

How adorable is Nation Ltd.'s "Camden Tank" in White/Navy Stars?!! Completely reversible, the print has been put on the inside of this best-selling tank silhouette to create a vintage washed look. With a relaxed fit, crew neckline, and exaggerated armholes, it looks great worn casually with slouchy denim and sneakers.

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Soft Joie: Sunday MUST

Soft Joie's "Naida T-Shirt" in Porcelain/Caviar is a weekend MUST. Crafted from a linen/modal blend, it features a crew neckline, short sleeves, and a semi-relaxed fit...pair with your comfiest jeans for a day of casual errand running, or, with lived-in sweats for an evening at home, either way, we won't judge.

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Joie: Aztec Gem

"Shalyn Top" in Tulum Yellow

Drawing inspiration from Aztec block printing, Joie's "Shalyn Top" in Tulum Yellow features an allover printed graphic, bracelet length sleeves, and split V-neckline with decorative tassels. Relaxed in fit, it looks great paired with distressed denim shorts and gladiator sandals, a very close second would be skinny white jeans and pointed-toe flats.

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Joie: Embroidered Best-Seller

"Leif Top" received in Stone Grey w/ Sunset

Back once again is Joie's "Leif Top", this time available in Stone Grey w/ Sunset. With a relaxed silhouette crafted from a lightweight cotton crepe, this stunner features a halter neckline and contrasting embroidered trim. Absolutely perfect for warmer temperatures, it pairs beautifully with drapey shorts and sandals. On chillier evenings, layer under an oversized cardigan with distressed skinnies and ankle boots.

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Free People: Cold Shoulder

"Show Me Some Shoulder Top" in White

SUCH a big trend this season, Free People's "Show Me Some Shoulder Top" in White is a wardrobe MUST!!! With an oversized, shapeless silhouette, this cotton gem features an elasticized neckline and tie detailing at the sleeves. For a dressed down approach, try denim shorts and lace-up sandals; for an elevated evening option, we love leather leggings and pointed-toe pumps.

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Free People: Crochet OBSESSED

"Circles Within Circles Top" in Oatmeal
OMG, we're seriously crushing on Free People's "Circles Within Circles Top" in Oatmeal!!! Flowy and effortless in fit, this wide crochet knit tank features a very of the moment lace-up front...perfect for layering over a pretty bralette and cut-off shorts. To bring out the top's retro vibe, we suggest pairing it with denim flares, stacked heeled clogs, and wooden jewels.


Lauren Moshi: Graphic Genius

 "Def Leppard Maglan Tee" in Onyx & Faded White
"Maglan Skull Boyfriend Tee" in Faded White & Rose

Still, after all these years, no one does a graphic tee quite like Lauren Moshi. With tried and true silhouettes and an ever changing roster of prints, her tees are still the BEST. Among the goodies received are a slew of rocker tees: the "Def Leppard Maglan Tee" in Onyx & Faded White and "Maglan Skull Boyfriend Tee" in Faded White & Rose. Ridiculously cool and always relevant, both pair amazingly well with distressed skinnies and cut-off shorts. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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