Monday, November 18, 2013

here's the perfect gift to give the woman in your life

It's easy, it's unique, it's one of a kind and it's supporting local...the best part it already comes wrapped for under the tree! She'll love the effort you put in. Customize a piece of jewellery for her this Christmas. Contact me click here for more information! Place your order now to have it in time for Christmas. 

Don't forget tomorrow is Holiday shopping hours at the studio in Caledon East from 5-8pm. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

a christmas poem and how to wear a statement necklace

Every Tuesday until Christmas 5-8pm
Caledon East studio shopping hours
T'was 44 days before Christmas, when all through the town, 
every person was thinking, about what to do now?
The people were thinking, about their gifts with care, 
should they buy local, and feel all prepared? 

The jewellery was made all pretty in different shades, 
while custom pieces were still being handmade. 
The studio shopping hours were ready to go,
5-8pm every Tuesday in Caledon East for show. 

When out of the blue you thought ah yes,
I want to avoid the congested mall crowds and all of the jest,
Shopping hours I shall head to in a flash, 
Not a moment to lose, I must dash!

You're thinking so hard about what to give and receive, 

ah-ha that's easy, one of a kind gift it will be. 
Here's a way to wear the statement necklaces that are so hot this season. Try it with a jean collared shirt, a textured neutral skirt (is a dress underneath) and a knit pullover sweater with this snakes and ladders statement necklace hand designed by me. You can view it in my shop. Click Here. 
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

infatuation statement necklace

Infatuation necklace click here

Outfit details:
Shoes: England
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Top: Thrifted, DIY
Coat: Thrifted, London, ON, Jackpot vintage
Hat: Queen st. Toronto
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery

I love hats in the fall. What's your favourite go-to clothing or accessories piece this fall? The autumn is cool enough that your head does not sweat from the heat of the hat, but yet warm enough that you don't need a wooly hat to keep your ears warm against the snow and wind. Fall is a great time of year for layering. I love the little details, like rolling up pant legs, with big socks. With vests and statement necklaces. Statment necklaces are the number one essential piece you MUST have in your wardrobe this year. I think they are amazing and take any outfit from a blah to a zing! Autumn is the perfect season to get your fashion on. 

I just got back from England 5 days ago, and it was my first time in Europe. I had goosebumps the entire time. No one prepares you for the majestic feeling you have walking into a building that is over a 1,000 years old. It was incredible.

I loved how everyone dressed in London, in fact one of my favourite things to do was just sit on the tube and watch all the different people that would get on and see what they all were wearing! The men in europe are so stylish, every single man in london was dressed to the nines. I hope you all had a wonderful past two weeks. What's your favourite place in Europe? England? London?
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

an english inspired outfit

Crown Jewels necklace click here
Sweater: Winners
Kilt: Thrifted, Chez thrift, bolton
Necklace: Hattitude jewels
Collared shirt: Thrifted
Boots: Town shoes
Hat: Queen st. west, Toronto

It's now turned from summer heat wearing dresses to wearing my fleece tights, my kilts and warm sweaters! It sure was chilly today - 5 degrees! brrr. 

This is a Europe inspired outfit. I just got back from spending two weeks in England. I just adore this floppy hat. Something about putting on a floppy hat and instantly your outfit goes from a 1950's grandmother's outfit and turns into a modern day fashion look. High boots are also important in this type of look. If you don't have knee high boots, that is shame and that must be remedied for this season! I think high boots modernize any outfit and are great for longer wool skirts, that COULD be frumpy but updates them to be stylish.
The three patterns on this outfit all work well together because they are either small pattern or they have a lot of cream or solid colour background to compliment it. Throwing on a statement necklace is also important when trying to modernize pullover sweaters and below the knee length skirts. Statement necklaces look awesome over collared shirts and pull over sweaters or cardigans. Do the buttons right up, leave your shirt un-tucked and wear a long cardigan with a statement necklace from my online shop with some jeans for a more casual look if you don't think you can pull of this english inspired outfit. 

Are you all ready for Halloween? Tristan and I are decorating this weekend. We are having a halloween party and the guest of honours are Mr. and Mrs. skeleton and their family. They'll be residing at our dinner table for the evening. (Can you tell I love halloween and can't wait for next weekend's party, strobe lights, fog machine, dry ice, guts, blood and more!) 

Tristan and I are having some troubles figuring out what we should be. Here's our last two year outfits. 
What are you going as? Do you celebrate halloween? What was your favourite costume you ever dressed up as?
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

a fashion show fundraiser in your back yard!

The outfit posts have been a little slow over the last few weeks. I've been busy getting ready for the 3rd Fashion show fundraiser on Thursday September 19th, 2013. Find The Lady Team on Facebook by clicking here. 

We have Helene Campbell speaking at our event who was on the Ellen Degeneres show. We have a red carpet, appetizers, signature drinks, live music, an artisans marketplace and a few more surprises for the night of the show! Come join us for an unforgettable evening as we raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and Give 2 Live. The Artisan Marketplace starts at 6:00pm and the Fashion show starts at 8:00pm. If you would like tickets you can purchase them from the button on the right hand side or from any member of the lady team. We have 9 local fashion houses and 20 volunteer male and female models! 

The 17 girls on the committee and I, can't wait to show you what we've been working on since last November! CF for CF fashion show round 3 happening on Thursday September 19th in Caledon East at the Royal Ambassador. 
See you all on the 19th of September! For more updates and to see a video releasing on Friday visit our facebook page by clicking here. 
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Friday, August 30, 2013

eighty's crop tops

Outfit details- 
Skirt: Vintage
Top: Sentamentalist vintage clothing in London, ON
Purse: Vintage, Chez thrift, bolton
shoe: Seychelles

I love tie cropped eighty shirts, and long flowy skirts, I guess that's why I've featured two long skirts on the blog this week. This purse is one of my favourite items. I find the shape just really neat. I also love anything navy since it's such a hard colour to find. This is a very summery outfit and makes me enjoy the last day of August. I really don't want the summer to end, but I heard September is going to be hot, which is good, since August was a bit of a rip off with how chilly it was. 

 I spent all this week preparing for the wedding show that I am in next weekend. As well I spent this weekend hunting down fifties attire for a creative I'm working on, an engagement editorial shoot. I'm super excited for this shoot, as of course I love the fifties! We are shooting at an old retro diner and a carnival fair. FUN. 

I hope you are all headed to somewhere with a beach this weekend with the heat! My lad and I have special anniversary plans out of town. 
Have a wonderful long weekend. 

p.s. don't forget to check out my bridal boutique click here or my regular jewellery online shop click here for some new vintage upcycled pieces that went up on the shop this week. I'm quite bug eyed for this necklace (wink wink)
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Monday, August 26, 2013

a pleated skirt can make you feel so free

Outfit details- 
Loafers/walking on a cloud
Skirt: Forget me not pop up show
Shirt: clothing swap 
Bangles: mothers
Jewellery: Handmade by me from my online shop. Click here
Hat: grandfathers

I LOVE this pleated skirt. The colour is very unique and neutral. I can see it's going to turn in to a staple in my closet. Something I always grab. It's a new vintage find from the weekend. I also adore men's fedoras and they often pop into my outfits. Old man loafers AND old man fedoras + a pleated skirt...a girl can feel extra special wearing that fierce combination!

It's humid again, I don't even mind it for this last week of summer. I would do anything to hold on to the summer heat and fresh corn on the cob. I think that is my favourite thing about August. As little kids we used to eat corn on the cob EVERY single night at the cottage during the summer months. It was the best. Now my extended family farm has started growing human corn so we get to enjoy the deliciousness of FRESH corn thrown in the pot. 
What's your favourite summer time vegetable or summer tradition? Are you trying to squeeze anything in the last few days of summer?

p.s. thanks to everyone who has liked my page and helped my small business grow! I am now up to 300 likes. I am blowing air kisses at all of you. Big smiles. 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Click here to go to the blog post. It's a kensie beach cover up, valued at $54.00. I just ADORE mine. It's so nice to have a cover up a bit longer and something that has sleeves to cover up your arms during the heat of the day. Click here to enter the giveaway. 
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