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
View the Fall/Winter '17 Lookbook 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ANINE BING: Classic Beauty

"Classic Fit Blazer" in Black

A DEFINITE wardrobe staple, ANINE BING's "Classic Fit Blazer" in Black is a timeless beauty. Softly structured, this woolen topper features front button closures, dual side pockets, and deep back vents. For day, we're loving it layered over a feminine silk blouse with a pencil skirt and heels; for evening, with a lace bodysuit, high-waisted jeans, and pointed-toe pumps.


MOTHER Denim: Flirty & Frayed

"Swooner Ankle Fray" in Losing Control

Also received in Losing Control, MOTHER Denim's "Swooner Ankle Fray" hits it out of the ballpark in terms of fashion and function. Higher in the rise for optimal comfort, these second-skin skinnies have a lived-in/well-loved aesthetic. With heavy distressing at the knees and back pockets, these will be a constant wardrobe grab season after season.


MOTHER Denim: All Buttoned Up

"Pixie Fray" in Losing Control

Received in Losing Control, a vibrant sand-washed blue, MOTHER Denim's "Pixie Fray" has all the makings of a wardrobe fave. Ridiculously stretchy for maximum comfort with wear and tear markings in all the right places, these second-skin skinnies takes the style quotient up a notch with its on trend exposed button closure. Pair with a varsity jacket, textured tee, and sneakers for a winning off-duty look.


Free People: Dusting Darling

"Atrium Striped Duster" in Navy Combo

Simultaneously effortless and dramatic, Free People's "Atrium Striped Duster" in Navy Combo is a definite STUNNER. Oversized in silhouette, this silky kimono-inspired topper features hip pockets, self-tie waist belt with fringe detailing, and a beautifully embroidered back. A statement all its own, it pairs perfectly with a classic tank and skinnies. LOVE.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Free People: Merlot MUST

"Nightingale Cardi" in Merlot

Slouchy and dramatically oversized, Free People's "Nightingale Cardi" in Merlot is a MUST for every day wear. Complete with pockets and symmetrical side vents, this cotton gem pairs amazingly well with anything and everything from a classic jeans and tee outfit to that perfect LBD.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Online Holiday Shopping Party

With a portion of each sale benefiting the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society and 20% off your purchase, we're all winning.

Only today, only online. 


Monday, November 20, 2017

Style Highlight: Layering Trends

Pictured above, we've taken cues from different trends that make this outfit a true KNOCK-OUT wonder! We've weaved in print on print, use of different media, present with themes of texture and dressy-casual elements. While we've mentioned how texture is a big YES in a previous Style Highlight, a great way to include this is through mixing media. Unreal Fur's "Dream Jacket" in Charcoal, Rails' rayon "Hunter Buttondown" and Yu Fashion's metal "Boho Necklace" create so much depth and dimension that we could almost stop here. But since when have you known Yu Fashion to not go that extra mile? 

What's PERFECT about each piece is that they are multi-purpose. Combining the faux fur coat with a rather casual flannel and rocker tank, and then topped with a GLAMOROUS statement necklace keeps the dynamic fresh and everyone guessing. Moreover, Junk Food's "'Jimi Hendrix" tank and Rails' buttondown play footsie with the sometimes-hard-to-get print mixing. 

It is no surprise that even the biggest fashion lovers tend to avoid mixing prints. That's because not all prints, with their patterns, colour palettes, and make, all put in consideration, look good together. That's not to say they fall short on their own... but when combining print on print, there are a few key elements that should always be used as a rule of thumb. When deciding your outfit, pick out pieces that, from a colour stand point, are either in the same colour family, or are colours that are complementary to each other. Colours in the same family create harmony, while complementary colours create appealing contrast. Consider the outfit as a whole; Is it balanced? Is it fluid?

Trending now, we are seeing the classic striped print, with the pyjama trend being strongly influenced by it; the floral print, pop culture artwork, and all the way back to retro prints are evident in fashion powerhouses like Prada, Gucci, and Alexander Wang. In the look pictured, we add retro and pop culture elements through the buttondown and tank, respectively.

Layering these trends has not only made this look a merry symphony, edgy and visually stunning, it's inspirational. If you're not quite ready to dive right in, pick out components that call out to you and work from there. We can't say enough good things... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Yu Event: Holiday Shopping Party

Join us on Thursday, November 23rd for our signature customer appreciation event! Receive 20% off regular priced merchandise including jewelry and footwear!  

This in-store event will include:
  • Hors 'doeuvres & beverages will be served
  • A portion of each purchase will be designated to benefit the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society
  • You are entered to win a prize pack giveaway with your purchase
  • A great opportunity to shop for gifts for loved ones
  • Stop in any time between 12-8pm and bring your friends for a great time!
Our hope is to make a difference for our girls, sisters, friends, mothers, daughters and grandmas. The funds will be designated to benefit the Edmonton, Alberta community. We hope to see the positive advancement and equal access for health of all women. For more information on the cause, visit the Lois Hole website. 

We can't wait to see you all! xo

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rails: Camo Cool

"Maverick Jacket" in Sage Camo

Lightweight and incredibly cool, Rails' "Maverick Jacket" in Sage Camo has us super excited for off-duty wear. Slightly boxy in fit, this softly structured topper features an allover camo print, front flap pockets, and drawstring hem. Throw over a distressed linen tee with faded boyfriend jeans and sneakers for the perfect casual ensemble.


Rails: Perfect "Piper"

"Piper Blouse" in Ocean White Stripe

Received in Ocean White Stripe, Rails' "Piper Blouse" is absolute perfection with its softly ruffled trim and tie front closure. Slightly cropped in length, it pairs beautifully with higher-waisted denim...booties to dress "up" and sneakers to dress "down". LOVE.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Style Highlight: Texture & Shine

From Chanel, Saint Laurent, to Versace, metallics are proliferating the catwalks this season. A surefire holiday HIT, this silvery and gold trend offers a fresh option for day and nighttime looks and we can't get enough of all the ways it can be worn. As we know, luxury is ALL in the details. Metallic hardware and embellishments on workhorse staples such as button-ups and shoes convey an edgy yet grounded look. This has garnished a faithful following and has been a recurring element on the high fashion scene. 

For a sexy and elevated look, all-over metallics STEAL the show. Pictured above is Free People's "Sequin Romper Dress", decked in detailed rustic gold sequins. If you're not quite ready to part ways with your LBD this holiday, add an ounce of familiarity by combining the best of both worlds. With the romper dress pictured, we styled it with Vince's "Long-sleeve Turtleneck" to add dimension and texture (more on that shortly). Think of this look as the cooler cousin of the LBD.

Silhouettes we are seeing are clean-cut, fluid, and thoughtful and a trend that flawlessly complements this is making style choices rich in texture.

No longer a taboo to be donning faux, pictured above is Kendall + Kylie's "Faux Fur Mink Coat", now in its third restock. Aside from its obvious element of warmth, this stunner offers a NECESSARY opportunity to truly complete the picture. We see texture recently dominate in velvet fabrics, ribbed knits, and the ever classic faux fur. Taking this and metallics is a guaranteed fashion-envy masterpiece. While it's important to mention that not all intersecting trends result in the perfect harmony, fashion lovers like you and I know sometimes it just takes some experimentation for a fashion-lottery win.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Vince: Liquid Jade

"Maxi Dress" in Frog

Received in Frog, a GORGEOUS colour reminiscent of jade, Vince's "Maxi Dress" is a versatile wonder. With thin shoulder straps and a flatteringly drapey silhouette, it's the perfect backdrop or main attraction to any ensemble. Throw on a knitted fur bolero with strappy heels and a statement necklace for a wedding or holiday party, or, layer over a fitted turtleneck with a leather jacket and combat boots for a slightly more casual option. However this beauty is styled, it's sure to become a wardrobe favourite...LOVE.


MOTHER Denim: "Faux" Real?!!

"High-Waisted Looker" in Black

Received in Black, MOTHER Denim's "High-Waisted Looker" is a MUST for all those craving an option other than denim. Similarly cut to all your favourite skinnies, this particular pair is crafted of ultra luxurious microfibre giving off the look and feel of genuine suede. Cut slim throughout with a higher than average waist, this beauty pairs perfectly with all of this season's TO DIE FOR blouses.


MOTHER Denim: Not So Basic Basic

"Stunner Ankle Fray" in Whattcha Got Cookin'

MOTHER Denim's "Stunner Ankle Fray" in Whattcha Got Cookin' has the broken-in, well-worn look we love, but without a visible rip or tear in sight. Cut high in the rise for comfort, these ankle skimmers boast a second-skin fit and an allover distressed wash. Pair with a classic button-down shirt and pointed-toe flats for a look both uptown chic and downtown cool.


MOTHER Denim: Bite, Bite, Chew

"Honey Chew Shirt" in Bite The Big One

With weathered markings at the fold over collar and front flap pockets coupled with a frayed shirttail hemline, MOTHER Denim's "Honey Chew Shirt" in Bite The Big One has all the makings of a wardrobe favourite. Lightweight and relaxed in fit, this bleached out topper is an absolute no-brainer paired with this season's crop-legged silhouette. LOVE.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Style Highlight: Sets and Camo

Making its way in and out through the decades, we can definitely say camo is back- and with a BANG! This "blend-in" print is nothing short of making you stand out. An increasingly popular colour, military green, versed with its iconic sand and golden hues makes this print a go-to piece time in and time out. While we are fan of the classic military jacket, we love this trend in all its fun forms from wide-legged trousers, OTK boots, to overcoats. If you haven't already invested in a piece, we strongly suggest you do, as camo is becoming as timeless as the little black dress. We are especially loving this trend paired with an equally as HOT trend: coordinating sets. 

Trickled down from couture, such as the likes of Gucci and Marc Jacobs, coordinating, or an all-in-one piece takes the guesswork out of styling. We see this played out on supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, along with our favourite fashion bloggers. While coordinating sets were once deemed too "matchy matchy", the key for a risk-free outfit is blending in other style elements for a seamless effect. With athleisure continuing to be a game-changer, this combo is a no-brainer. Styling an athleisure-influenced set with a bold print, like camo, will ironically tune down its "in your face" persona and transform it into a statement-making, EYE-CATCHING ensemble.

Giving off a laid-back, "cool girl" street vibe, this casual yet forward look makes this a MUST-HAVE for every fashion-lover's wardrobe.

View the Fall/Winter '17 Lookbook 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Hours: Remembrance Day Weekend

Remembrance Day Weekend Hours
        Friday Nov 10                               10-5:30PM
        Saturday, Nov 11                              CLOSED
        Sunday, Nov 12                                CLOSED
        Monday, Nov 13         Regular Hours Resume

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Monday, November 6, 2017

n:PHILANTHROPY: Fine in "Felix"

"Felix Sweatshirt" in Black Cat

Received in Black Cat, n:PHILANTHROPY's "Felix Sweatshirt" combines velour with trendy grommet accented ties on the side. Relaxed in silhouette, this pullover sweater will be a constant go to grab on off-duty days for a low key, yet fashionable outfit. 


n:PHILANTHROPY: Pretty in Paris

"Paris Mesh Tee" in Black Cat

n:PHILANTHROPY's "Paris Mesh Tee" in Black Cat has us in a daze! This semi-sheer topper touts a classic crew neck silhouette with distressed detailing at the collar. Pair with a lacy black bralette for a sophisticated combo and add vintage cropped denim for a chic grunge look.


Kendall + Kylie: Silvery Stunner

"Metallic Puffer" in Silver

Kendall + Kylie's "Metallic Puffer" in Silver is a definite SHOWSTOPPER!!! Crafted of down for incredible warmth, this lightweight silvery stunner boasts a detachable hood, exposed zipper front, and a subtle hi-lo hemline. A simple knit and denim ensemble provides the perfect backdrop for this incredible jacket...add heeled booties and statement sunnies for extra oomph "if" needed.


Kendall + Kylie: Glossed Out

"Glossy Puffer Jacket" in Black

Kendall + Kylie's "Glossy Puffer Jacket" in Black combines the classic styling of a traditional puffer but with edgy, street-style cred. Designed to fit oversized, this gem features an exaggerated fold-over collar, O-ring front zipper, and boasts dramatic allover shine. Pair with a chunky knit and second-skin skinnies for an every day look, or, with a patterned dress and combat boots for an unexpected combo.


Kendall + Kylie: Bali Beauty

"Bali Micro Suede Tall Boots" in Black

Received in Black, Kendall + Kylie's latest OTK boot, the "Bali Micro Suede" is a knock out hit! Featuring a slim almond toe, trendy 4" block heel with slip on styling for easy wear plus, padded soles, the "Bali" is an obvious choice when it comes to both style and comfort. Pair with anything and everything for an instant trendy update from a LBD to a classic jeans and tee ensemble. LOVE.

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