Friday, December 15, 2017

Style Highlight: Throwback Mood

 
Canada's "River City", Edmonton Alberta, sets the perfect stage for this vintage-inspired ensemble. Reminiscent of old photos and film, this look takes us back to the 70's with peach undertones, floral prints, and a visual representation of the dark and moody side of this decade.


Just like an artist working on a masterpiece, we are guided by our inspiration, a central theme, and motivated to present the work in a balanced yet thought-provoking way. In our masterpieces, we always incorporate a thing or two of media mixing. Our opinion? We LOVE it!!! Contributing to this textured love affair is Vince's "Teddy Cardigan" in Dark Camel, or what we call a "teddy coat", a style born from the faux fur trend and donning a resemblance to a beloved childhood teddy bear. This shearling coat has been an ESSENTIAL with fashion powerhouses such as Alexander McQueen. We see this flaunted in an array of colours and variations. 

Just as cozy, it's no secret that velvet and velour have made a serious comeback. A wide-legged velour pant, such as what's pictured, keeps it simple and practical, without sacrificing what makes it great in the first place. We see this trend remaining SUPER strong into the Spring!

But what's a vintage throwback without some iconic throwback trends? C/MEO Collective captures this perfectly; the "Gossamer" top screams RETRO! Its ruffle bell sleeves and navy botanic print has us swooning. Are we back in the 70's!?! As if that wasn't enough, we take on print mixing with tiger slides (SENSO's "Rooney II"). Constructed of pony hair, these mules (also BIG this season and next) feature statement rhinestone embellishments that are TO DIE FOR!

  
With an ensemble that not only looks aesthetically appealing but exudes a moody, vintage, free-spirit, we're confident in saying this 70's look is timeless. Don't think you can pull this off? Think again.

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What's Mabel Wearing???

"Sparklers Tank Dress" in Dusty Rose

For Love & Lemons' "Sparklers Tank Dress" in Dusty Rose is THE party dress of the season! Featuring two tone sequin detailing throughout and adjustable shoulder straps, this simply cut mini is anything but boring. Blindingly bright in tones of pink and gold, what's not to love!?!

Mabel's having a first run at this outfit before deciding on whether to wear it for Christmas or New Year's Eve. She's decided to pair this stunner with sparklers from Jocelyn Kennedy, Leah Alexandra, and CUCHARA. Like we say, more is MORE! 

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ANINE BING: Metallic Jolt

"Stevie Boots" in Metallic Red

UGH! We LOVE these!!! ANINE BING's "Stevie Boots" in Metallic Red are absolutely TO DIE FOR!!! With a slight 2.5" heel and refined pointy toe, these booties are both comfortable and bold. With just enough flash to be interesting, these certainly make a statement with its fashion-forward metallic finish. Pair with a classic jeans and tee ensemble and let the boots do all the talking. 

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

ANINE BING: "Fishbone" Fashion

"Fishbone Blazer" in Dark Green/Beige

Just in from ANINE BING is the "Fishbone Blazer" in Dark Green/Beige. With an old-timey vintage vibe, this woven beauty touts a softly oversized, menswear fit and looks AMAZING paired with a simple white tank and jeans. Definite COOL girl status!

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ANINE BING: Fashion Throwback

"Ysabel Camisole" in Black

With a throwback vintage feel, ANINE BING's "Ysabel Camisole" in Black has us super excited. It's plunging V-neckline with sheer lace paneling, flattering cinched waistband, and adjustable shoulder straps make it an ideal pairing for high-waisted denim and platforms, or, if you're a fan of the pyjama trend, we're loving it styled with wide-legged silk trousers. 




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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ANINE BING: Bra La La

"Rumi Bra" in Leopard

Our OBSESSION with leopard print continues...ANINE BING's "Rumi Bra" in said print boasts a thick under bust band for added structure with gorgeous lace trim throughout. Layer under a loose-fit cami or semi-sheer blouse for a seductive peek-a-boo effect. We're anticipating this one to be an instant HIT!


"Daniella Bralette" in Black

Inspired by the after-hours scene, the "Daniella Bralette", received in Black, is beautifully bold. Crafted of a delicate floral lace, this beauty, again, features a wider underbust band and softly ruched satin straps. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Joie: Ruffle "Reka"

"Reka Top" in Chambray

The perfect mix of pretty and preppy, Joie's "Reka Top" in Chambray has all the makings of a perennial FAVE. Slightly relaxed in fit and crafted of lightweight cotton, this beauty boasts delicate ruffle detailing at the neck and cuffs along with subtle pin-tuck accents at the shoulders. Pair with high-waisted denim and platform shoes for a vintage-inspired look.



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Joie: Sporty Stripes

"Perlyn Pant" in Caviar

A fashionable nod to athleisure wear, Joie's "Perlyn Pant" in Caviar, crafted of beautifully weighted crepe, features an overall relaxed silhouette with a drawstring waistband and tear away bottoms. Tri-coloured stripe detailing down both sides add further interest to an already fashionable pair of pants. Style with a cropped moto jacket, graphic tee, and slip-on sneakers for a spot-on take of a fast growing trend.


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Joie: Fanciful Flutter

"Awilda Top" in Caviar

With a soft, billowy silhouette, Joie's "Awilda Top" in Caviar is an easy YES. Feminine in all regards, this stunner features a loose floral pattern throughout with ruffle trimmed bell-sleeves. Pair with high-waisted skinnies and platform booties for an effortless day to evening look.


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Joie: Flowers Galore

"Ayako Silk Top" in Dark Navy

Cut from drapey silk, Joie's "Ayako Silk Top" in Dark Navy features a delicate floral pattern throughout coupled with a soft empire waist and feminine flutter sleeves. Pair with distressed denim and suede ankle boots for an easy, no-fuss look. On cooler days, layer under a chunky cardigan with second-skin skinnies and OTK boots.



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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Style Highlight: Downtown Luxe


We've mentioned time in and time out... it's ALL in the details. Nothing rings more true than when the luxe details typically associated with that of an uptown style intersects with the raw edginess of downtown's.


We LOVE this look as it is unexpected, yet completely practical. It takes a nod from many current trends and flawlessly blends it into one. Turtleneck sweaters have been around forever; even through the many waves of fashion, they have remained true. However, this staple has seen a resurgence in recent years and has never been STRONGER. Pictured we have Iro's "Dalos Sweater" that touts a chunky, textured knit (another look we're seeing), with added accents of distressing throughout.



With this as a perfect base, nothing is more perfect than fur this season. Playing with lush details of lined fur and trimmings in outerwear, the boojee colour of burgundy drives the argument home. Tied into this element, embellishments such as the rhinestones on SENSO's "Jamie I" provide yet another dimension of richness.


Mixing and matching is HUGE! But who would have thought that polished, refined, and an ambience of luxury colliding with street style--casual, distressed, and undone made for a WINNING combination? Like we say, it's ALL in the details, and opposites do attract.

View the Fall/Winter '17 Lookbook
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Friday, December 8, 2017

ANINE BING: Radiant "Sunburst"

"Sunburst Tee" in Black

Back in stock, ANINE BING's "Sunburst Tee" in Black is popular for a reason! With a relaxed silhouette, this beauty exudes a rocker vibe in both print and wash. Faded throughout for a lived-in feel, we're loving it paired with high-waisted, cropped flares and metallic boots. LOVE.


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Kendall + Kylie: Sequin OBSESSED

We're not sure if you've picked up on it, but we're OBSESSED with sequins! A little sparkle and shine adds an instant POP to any statement outfit this festive season.

"Giselle 11" in Silver

 Deck the night out in these STRIKING heels by Kendall + Kylie. Received in Silver, "Giselle 11" couldn't possibly be any more perfect. Finish your LBD off with this number or, for a contemporary look, opt for trousers and a tailored blazer for a sleek and sophisticated look. New Year's Eve, anyone?

"Haedyn 5" in Silver

Just as eye-catching, Kendall + Kylie's "Haedyn 5" in Silver is a cut above. Wrapped in a bed of sequins with a 3.5" block heel, there's something positively MAGICAL about these booties. Pair with a bomber jacket and frayed denim for an elevated, undone look. Seriously, we CANNOT get enough!!!



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Kendall + Kylie: Towering "Tanya"

"Tanya 6" in Black

Popularized in the '90s, Kendall + Kylie's "Tanya 6" gives the platform trend an instant update! Featuring gorgeous sequin detailing throughout with a sleek pointed toe and contrasting platform sole, what's not to love?!! Pair with a leather jacket and slip dress, or, simply play up any casual outfit for a balanced, style-focused look.


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Kendall + Kylie: Charming "Chloe"

"Chloe 2" in Black

Received in Black, Kendall + Kylie's "Chloe 2" is a Marabou DREAM. Comfortable and sleek in form, the burst of feathers add whimsical charm to each and every step. A versatile sandal, embrace the pyjama trend by pairing it with a silky cami/culotte combo. For a casual alternative, an oversized tee and distressed denim would bring your outfit game to the NEXT level!


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

Tis the season to be merry! Christmas can be a stressful time. In the midst of everything, we want to ensure that you're taken care of while you're taking care of everyone else.

Here are our top 10 ideal gift picks for you and your loved ones!

3-Tiered Scented Candle
1. From "Bye Felicia" to "Cute but psycho, but cute", these Damselfly candles are giving us life... and a laugh or two along the way. Hand-poured in Australia, these exceptionally sassy candles will let your loved ones know how you really describe their personality.

Pom Pom Hat
2. Stylish yet practical, the pom pom hat keeps your head warm while looking fabulous at the same time! Lyla + Luxe, a small label Canadian brand, boasts knitted Pom Pom Hats with a removable pom made of real raccoon fur. With so many colours to choose from, it's hard to get just one!


Pajama Sets
3. A gifting classic, stay cozy in the softest pajamas we've ever met by PJ Salvage. With playful prints that suit everyone, this is a can't-go-wrong gift.
Bodysuit Basic
4. For the fashion gals in your life who love to tuck their shirts in, this is a MUST-HAVE basic. Free People's "Oh Me Oh My" bodysuit is soft to the skin, fitted and casual. This piece is a no-brainer and especially looks great paired with a lace bralette and jeans! 
Tiger Lily Choker
5. A trend-worthy piece, "dingle dangle" chokers like CUCHARA's "Tiger Lily" choker is a sure winner. Available in Gold and Silver with delicate stars and balls, we HIGHLY recommend this one!

Lace Bralette
6. A little lacy, a little fun, lace bralettes have integrated into our basic intimate collection. If you're thinking of adding a new delicate bralette to your rotation, we think ANINE BING's lace bralettes will steal your heart. Who says you can't treat yourself?

Lace Cami
7. Boudoir-inspired apparel has made its way out of the bedroom. Take the lace silk (or velvet) cami for example... eye-catching, sexy, yet basic enough to be an everyday luxe staple. Our pick? CAMI NYC's camis are to die for...

Detailed Locket
8. Keep your loved ones close... a locket is a timeless jewelry piece that anyone will appreciate. Canadian jewelry designer, Leah Alexandra, has come out with a thoughtful collection of lockets that's just as beautiful as it is sentimental.

Sassy Wildfox
9. If you ever wanted to wear your thoughts on your sleeve, Wildfox's sweaters are perfect for the sassy. Super soft and lounge-worthy, what you see is really what you get.

Namaste!
10. Yu's newest addition- Alo Yoga leggings has us in a frenzy! These thoughtfully designed leggings are the real deal and are perfect for the yogi in your life. Moreover, we're spotting celebs donning Alo as an athleisure statement outfit.

View The Gift Guide

*Christmas Exchange Policy: exchanges will be accepted from December 27, 2017 - January 8, 2018. All items purchased on sale are final. Sorry, no refunds.



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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rails: Buffalo Beauty

"Larsson Buttondown" in Crimson Jet

Bold, and, most definitely beautiful, Rails' "Larsson Buttondown" in Crimson Jet is an absolute WINNER. Ultra relaxed in fit, this woven gem features a striking buffalo check pattern coupled with double chest pockets, embroidery down the back and sleeves, and a raw, unfinished hemline. Fully buttoned, or, left open as a jacket, this classic will be a forever fave.



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Rails: Meditterean Vibes

"Val Shirt" in Athens Stripe

Crafted of lightweight rayon, Rails' "Val Shirt" in Athens Stripe is an adorable MUST. Slightly cropped in fit, this beauty boasts a tie-front and single chest pocket. Striking with its contrasting blue and white striped pattern, it pairs beautifully with high-waisted denim. LOVE.


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Cami NYC: All Tucked In

"Allison Bodysuit" in Pearl

Cut from luxe silk charmeuse and available in both Pearl and Black, Cami NYC's "Allison Bodysuit" straddles that line between sexy and sophisticated. Featuring a dramatic plunge neckline with single snap closure and covered button cuffs, this beauty is screaming out for a pairing of ankle length skinnies and pointed-toe pumps.

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Cami NYC: Velvet Crush

"Racer Velvet Cami" in Ballet

Newly received in Ballet, Navy, and Charcoal, Cami NYC's "Racer Velvet Cami" is a timeless classic that will NEVER go out of style. Luxurious yet lightweight, this gorgeous singlet has been trimmed with delicate lace and features a drapey silhouette. An absolute NO-BRAINER, it'll be a constant grab season, after fashionable season.



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Cami NYC: Velvet Upgrade

"Charlie Cami" in Black Cherry

Available in Black Cherry and Black, Cami NYC's bestselling "Charlie Cami" has been given a seasonal upgrade in velvet. Incredibly sumptuous to the touch, this seductive stunner can be worn with the lace accented "plunge" both forwards and backwards depending on mood and time of day. Pair with second-skin skinnies, pointed-toe pumps, and oversized hoop earrings for an always winning, always stylish option.


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For Love & Lemons: Metallic MUST

"Luella Layering Coat" in Metallic Jacquard

Softly structured in fit, For Love & Lemons' "Luella Layering Coat" in Metallic Jacquard could NOT be any more perfect this time of year. With contrast embroidery throughout coupled with a single button closure and side patch pockets, this beautiful topper provides the perfect finishing touch to any and every outfit from a jeans and tee ensemble to a sexy LBD. LOVE.


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Monday, December 4, 2017

MOTHER Denim: The "Cha Cha"

"The Cha Cha Fray" in Not Guilty

Slip on your dancing shoes in MOTHER Denim's "Cha Cha Fray" in Not Guilty. Slim in overall fit with a high-waisted rise and ruffled "kick" at they ends, they are absolutely IRRESISTIBLE! Pair with a silky cami and delicate jewels and dance the night away! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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Equipment: Floral Femme

"Essential Silk Shirt" in True Black Multi Floral

An absolute essential, Equipment's "Essential Silk Shirt" in True Black Multi Floral features a vintage-inspired wallpaper floral print that you need to see on to believe! Somewhat slimmer in fit, this beauty boasts an inverted box pleat at the center back and is universally flattering. Pair with distressed denim and layer dainty necklaces to complete the look.


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Equipment: Black and White Belle

"Signature Silk Shirt" in Bright White

Received in Bright White, Equipment's "Signature Silk Shirt" features a playful heart thumbprint print that is to die for! Slightly oversized in fit for that perfect boyfriend slouch, this beauty makes for a delicate black and white contrast that is equal parts flattering and effortless. Pair with high-waisted trousers and pointed-toe pumps for an elevated, casual look.


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Joie: Pretty in Porcelain

"Jaelin Top" in Porcelain

As pretty as it gets, Joie's "Jaelin Top" in Porcelain boasts an all-over floral embroidered design set on a delicate tulle backdrop.  Ruffle details topped with fun "polka dots" make this a complete STUNNER. Balance out the top's overt femininity by pairing it with edgy leather leggings and stacked heeled booties. LOVE.

Shop "Jaelin Top"

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Joie: Pretty in Velvet

"Adorlee E Blouse" in Cabernet

Received in Cabernet, Joie's "Adorlee E Blouse" is a fashionista FAVE! Featuring subtle pleating at the front and back with airy cold shoulder sleeves, this beauty is as seductive as it is classy. Always in, this signature Joie piece has been updated in luxuriously rich velvet. Don't think twice about this one.



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Tularosa: Sunny "Sabrina"

"Sabrina Dress" in Mixed Floral
 
Slip into Tularosa's "Sabrina Dress" in Mixed Floral when you want to look as pretty as you feel.  Covered throughout in a delicate floral print, this dress features gentle ruffles on a cold-shoulder design, accented by a back keyhole and drawstring waist. We LOVE this paired with suede OTK boots and an oversized knit cardi.


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Tularosa: Merry in Marigold

"Shilo Blouse" in Marigold

Received in gorgeous Marigold, Tularosa's "Shilo Blouse" is an absolute SENSATION. Textured and utterly romantic, it features ruffle trim detailing down the open-shoulder sleeves coupled with keyhole openings at both the front and back. The velveteen ribbon across the neck is a major focal point and clearly sets it apart from numerous other "holiday" options. Keep this blouse in the spotlight by pairing it with classic trousers and/or dark denim and dramatic earrings...not much else is needed.

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ANINE BING: Tiger Beauty

"Blair Silk Shirt" and "Piper Silk Pants" in Navy

ANINE BING's "Blair Silk Shirt" and "Piper Silk Pants" in Navy have taken the pyjama trend by storm. Crafted of slinky silk, the "Blair" is statement-worthy with its vibrant hues and GORGEOUS tiger print. Wear it open over a casual tee with jeans, or, fully embrace the pyjama trend and pair it with its coordinating match, the "Piper Silk Pants".

With a relaxed silhouette and drawstring waist, the "Piper Silk Pants" is an easy day to night option. Pop on a blazer and drapey, white tee combo for a work appropriate look, and leather jacket and satin cami for after work drinks. LOVE.


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Style Highlight: Always In


We've seen it everywhere... shades of Bordeaux gracing the magazine covers, coveted by fashion enthusiasts, and hitting the floors of our favourite boutiques. Bordeaux (think wine, burgundy), has become such a popular colour that it has, without fail, made an appearance every Fall and Winter. 

Pictured above, we love the idea of this colour on a leather medium, which we don't see everyday. Its rather matte element lends itself as a great foundation to build on other styles such as partnering with what we think is a TIMELESS staple: leopard print.


Animal print has always been popular but the exotic allure of leopard has been warmly embraced by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Isabel Marant, and Dries Van Noten. The Holy Grail of prints, leopard is something we'll never tire of. We're especially seeing this on coats and blazers that instantly transform an outfit to the NEXT LEVEL. From leather, faux fur, to velvet, options are endless and while we are completely for this print on other variations (leopard loafers, anyone?), we strongly suggest the beginner leopard wearer invest in a coat. Why? For the new fashionista on the block, a leopard coat is an easy, nearly fool-proof way to wear this style.  Incorporate it with a laid-back style such as a white tee, dark jeans, and ankle boots and you're set! The key is this look is as bold as you make it.


Layered underneath is also a HUGE YES this season: embroidery. Styled in the For Love & Lemons "Dove Embroidery Mini Dress", this beauty boasts delicate details consistent with the oriental-inspired designs we've seen on the runway, a contrast to its embroidered denim jacket and sweater counterparts.

Blending in all these components makes this ensemble stand on its own, effortlessly. Feminine, romantic, yet balanced out with an edgy, chic feel, this never-going-out-of-style look can't get more STUNNING!

We discuss OTK boots in an earlier Style Highlight, click here to read more
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