Still Falling for Summer Fashions

Every year we’re faced with a weird, in-between season. Fall. For Edmontonians, fall ranges from one week to three months thanks to our reliable weather. So us fashionable women are faced with a problem: how do we bring our summer fashions into fall?

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{Line, Gypsy 05, Jocelyn Kennedy, Hudson, Steve Madden}

Summer-y Tops

Bring your silky, bright coloured, pretty tops into fall by pairing down the girlies with some tougher touches: leather jacket, waxed jeans, white-bottomed sneakers.

mak4.jpg{Theory, Jocelyn Kennedy, Chinese Laundry}

Shortie Dresses

Give your thigh skimming dresses into fall by pairing it with a shoe that doesn’t need a beach or sun. These booties are sleek and slim enough to pair with a dress, but aren’t too summer so that you’re looking out of season.

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{Theory, Chinese Laundry, DL1961}

Boyfriend Jeans

A smash hit this summer, the boyfriend jean is a comfortable option to keep in your wardrobe. Pair with lighter materials so that you’re not overwhelmed with bagginess… no one wants to channel their inner soccer-mom look! Give yourself that extra spring in your step by matching with a simple pump to tie the whole look together.

Model: Mak Irwin, Author: Berkley Lamb

Ripped Denim Do’s

 

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Ripped denim is so in right now. Everywhere you look, everyone’s sporting holey jeans, acid wash jackets, and frayed denim vests. Besides from being your most versatile items, ripped denim just oozes cool. So tap into your inner badass/coolgirl vibes and wear yours today!

 

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 {Gentlefawn, Bailey 44, Sam Edelman, Mackage, One by One Teaspoon (new brand!)}

This combines two of the biggest denim trends this spring/summer: boyfriend jeans and rips, rips and more rips. Boyfriend jeans are one of those things you have to try and will immediately fall in love with. They’re sweat-pant-comfortable, but on trend and acceptable dressed up or dressed down. Pair with a blazer and wedges to make a cleaner polished look.

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{Central Park, Black Orchid, Blank NYC, Sam Edelman}

Denim vests are so versatile, and give another denim option besides a jean jacket in your arsenal. Easy to throw over a long t-shirt or sweater to make a layered affect, such as what Kennedy is wearing here. Paired with a comfortable but cute pair of Sam Edelman ballet flats.

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 {Nicole Miller, Rich & Skinny, Jocelyn Kennedy, Michael Kors}

Denim shorts can easily replace your jeans for nights out, but are better balanced with a flowy top – not paired with a tight top (too much tight-fitting clothing can quickly become a bad thing!). This bright pink provides enough pop on it’s own, so pair down with a neutral wedge and neutral jewels.

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 {Lauren Moshi, Rich & Skinny, Alice & Olivia}

These boyfriend jeans are similar in fit and comfort as the pair posted above… however they’re in that nice light spring colour everyone is craving this season. Paired down with a girly, graphic Lauren Moshi tee, and white-bottom sneakers.

Neutral Territory

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Spring is known for being the season to unveil your brights, which is true, but we’re also all about embracing a palette of pale greys, baby pinks, and soft beige. These shades are appropriate all spring and summer long, so tear yourself away from the safe black and white combos and embrace your neutrals this season!

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{Blank NYC, Theory, Soia & Kyo, Jocelyn Kennedy}

Everyone owns denim shorts. Transform yours into a dressier outfit complete with a crop jacket and tear-drop necklace. This pale pink jacket is also convenient to throw on with pretty well anything to keep warm on those cooler summer nights.

 

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{Theory, Mackage, Jocelyn Kennedy}

This Theory dress can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. The cinched waist is also a flattering detail on every body type!

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{Bailey 44, Soia & Kyo}

An animal print dress is a must-have in every woman’s arsenal, but change it up from cheetah print to snake skin! Bailey dresses feel like pyjamas but are sure to be an eye catching piece for any occasion. 

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{Britta, Jocelyn Kennedy}

These pieces are a nice alternative to bright and bold cuts and colours which we have seen a lot of this spring. These dainty creations in light colours go with most anything!

How-to: Spring Maxis

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Amen for maxi dresses. They’re comfortable, dressy or casual, and allow you to prolong not-shaving your legs for another day or two. This spring we’re embracing the maxi-trend, as they make a return this spring in beach-inspired patterns and colours. Whether you’re enjoying a beach vacation, are attending a wedding, or are hitting up the grocery store, we’re sure the maxi dress will be a reliable piece to throw on!

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{Red Haute, Jocelyn Kennedy, Britta, Michael Kors}

This beautiful tie-dyed number begs for sand and waves. Dress this maxi up with layered gold accessories to give a boho-vibe. Maxis pair perfectly with wedges to give an elongated look, while also being very easy and comfortable to walk in. These Michael Kors wedges are a summer staple for our store every year – we swear by them!

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{Nanaveetee, Theory, Britta, Jocelyn Kennedy, BCBGeneration}

For a more casual maxi dress look, opt for a simpler colour or pattern, such as this cotton dress, paired with a cropped denim jacket. Wood accessories are a staple for summer, and are a unique option to thrown on for day-to-day, rather than your usual gold or silver accessories.

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{Alice + Olivia, Michael Kors, Nine West, BCBGeneration}

This water-colour-inspired dress is ideal for spring and summer weddings. The beauty of maxi dresses is that due to their length, they can be matched with several footwear choices (as pictured here, metallic wedges, neutral colours, or flats).

Timeless Stripes

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Our favourite timeless pattern? Yeah, you guessed it… shop stripes with Who Cares? Wear. This always classic cool-girl pattern begs for a denim crop jacket and colourful sneakers. The sailor vibe is back again this spring, and is here to stay!

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{Theory, Blank NYC}

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{Charli, John & Jenn, Blank NYC}

Sunny Colours on a Snowy Day

So we’re enjoying ‘Second Winter’ in Edmonton right now, but here are a few vibrant dresses we have in store to spark your spring dreaming. Despite the cold, spring is right around the corner… and for those of you who want to wear spring trends early… what better time then when on vacation? These dresses have us dreaming of pina coladas and tanning oil! C’mon spring!

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{Plenty by Tracy Reese, Laundry by Shelli Segal}

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{Gentle Fawn, Alice + Olivia}

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{Plenty by Tracy Reese, Nicole Miller}

New in Store: March 2014

The weather is getting warmer, the snow is melting… and we’re getting our spring stock in by the shipload! This week we’ve received new jewels from Jocelyn Kennedy… featuring ‘The Evil Eye’, sparkly neutrals, and Grad gems… and several new spring style shoes! Go get your pedicures cause you’ll be sporting these sandals soon enough!

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{Jocelyn Kennedy}

These beautiful blues are a real stand-out colour this spring! Layer up these dainty gold necklaces with a longer one to give a lengthening affect to your neck!

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{Jocelyn Kennedy}

These gold and pinks pair well with any colours!

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{Jocelyn Kennedy}

These earrings are perfect for Grads! Each piece are as eye-catching as the grad dress itself!

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{Chinese Laundry}

These D’orsay style flats are a great neutral flat to have in your closet, but are a nice alternative to the ballerina flat.

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{Melissa}

These cute bow flip-flops are great for day to day wear, or stash them in your purse to switch into when wearing heels!

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{Chinese Laundry}

We’ve brought this style back from last summer! These sandals are functional and cute with any maxi dress or skirt. What girl doesn’t love a little sparkle?

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{Michael Kors}

We love wedges! Give the same lengthening affect as heels, but are comfortable to walk in! These neutral colours can be worn with shorts, skirts, jeans, or dresses!

Come on sun!