There are so many great spring dresses coming through the Fresh Collective doors these days, but with the winter chill still in the air it’s hard to wait… FEAR NOT! You don’t have to! Pair a great new dress with some warm tights and your favourite cardigan and you can start spring early!
Hard to imagine when the weather is this dismal, but Spring IS just around the corner (we must keep telling ourselves that)! So I put together a look with some hot seasonal trends featuring great new Fresh Collective arrivals!
TOP: The Joan Cowl top from Paper People Clothing adds a bright colour pop to an otherwise black and white outfit. It’s a great way to introduce spring brights slowly (but boldly)!
PANTS: These cropped pants from Brenda Beddome are one of my favourite new arrivals of the season so far! They perfectly capture two of the hottest trends of the coming season: Black & White, and Bold Prints!
CARDIGAN: It’s still too soon to go sleeve-free so top of your look with a smart black cardigan like this one from Mandala to stay toasty.
BOOTS: I would ideally pair this outfit with a cute pair of flats for spring, but today I couldn’t fathom it, so instead, added weatherproof Hush Puppies boots, and I think it’s an unexpected footwear choice that really makes the look!
EARRINGS: These cute studs from Curious Oddities compliment the printed pants just right and really complete the look with a touch of vintage flair.
The most glamorous night in Hollywood is just around the corner, but why let the celebrities have all the fun? Many people host fancy nights in with friends and family to watch the big show, gaze longingly at the stunning gowns of the evening and cheer on their favourite films!
Wear a gorgeous dress in a classic cut like this new number from Michelle Carey, and pair it with a great pair of heels or wedges (Hush Puppies pictured). Top off your look with some hollywood red lips and your most stunning statement jewellery (necklace by Elementals) and you’re ready to rock the red carpet!
We’ve put together a Pinterest board of fun Oscar party ideas:
Not up for hosting and don’t know any friends having a screening? There are many events popping up at nightclubs and restaurants across the city, including this one at Riverside Public House on Queen St E that I plan to attend in my red carpet finest:
(click the photo for the Facebook Event)
It’s been a great year in film and I’m really excited to see who comes out on top. Personally I’m rooting for Les Miserables – it’s always been one of my favourite musicals and I think they did a stunning job of it – I actually went to see it twice I loved it so much!
Which film do you hope to see celebrated this Sunday night?
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just kick it – breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair… minus the angst… plus fritattas.”
Sooooo the perfect Galentine’s Day outfit? It mixes comfort and a little sass! Wear your favourite pair of comfy black Yoga jeans with a brand new Kollontai tunic (just arrived THIS WEEK!). This tunic is flirty and romantic, but still manages to be casual over jeans and paired with sweet Chaste Skimmer flats from Hush Puppies (also brand new)! Toss a Mandala cardigan over top to keep warm and you’re ready for a night out (or in) with your best gal pals!
Unsure of what to do for Galentine’s? Why not grab a girlfriend and bring her down to Fresh Collective Queen St tonight at 7:30 – You’ll have a blast shopping with our style coaches, seeing our new spring arrivals and meeting even more great gals!
Even more fun: We’re GIVING AWAY 2 pieces from the Kollontai spring collection!
Click the photo below for event details and to RSVP!
All You Need is Love… and a sweet outfit for your Valentines plans! Whether you’re going out with that special someone, or having a wine night with the ladies, the Vanessa Sweetheart Dress from Mandala Design is the perfect choice!
Pair it with a cute pair of Pique wedges from Hush Puppies that are the perfect mix of cute and comfortable, and a stunning statement necklace of freshwater pearls from Elementals Jewellery and you’re all set for a lovely evening!
What are your plans for February 14th?
Black. I could write a love story, a poem, a ballad about my love of black. Don’t we all? It’s slimming, it’s sleek, it’s classic, it’s always appropriate. I’m wearing all black today (with the exception of some fun red boots) and feel confident and stylish, and so I decided today’s WTWW would pay homage to the queen of shades!
Top: Studio Fresh – Okay, so this isn’t all black, but I love the structure, the interesting contrast of fabric and texture, and I’m a sucker for anything involving lace…
Jeans: Yoga Jeans – by now you know these are the best jeans around. I love them in the slimming, flattering “sky-rise” cut. No more muffin top!
Boots: Hush Puppies – These Moorland boots are cozy, comfy and weatherproof! With a peek-a-boo grey plaid lining, they’re a great all purpose black boot you can dress up and down all fall/winter/spring long!
Earrings: Odd Bird – A pair of geometric dangling earrings add a touch of modern glam to this outfit. Best part? Odd Bird is now a whopping 50% off!
Well… it’s a bit brisk outside, wouldn’t you say? I kind of wanted to put together some sort of head-to-toe down-filled ensemble (can someone design me one that’s still chic?) but instead this adorable number will have to do!
Top: This Alexi Isla Knit top from Studio Fresh is great for winter layering. It’s lightweight knit makes it great for transitioning from outdoors (don’t you hate when you bundle up in a heavy sweater only to find yourself overwhelmed and overheated when you get to work?)
Jeans: Our beloved Yoga Jeans are great for an active winter lifestyle. These jeans move with you and form to your curves so you can look great while you skate! Available in several colours, this merlot tone will bring a warm glow to the winter cold.
Boots: I’ve overlooked these little Miz Mooz ankle boots for awhile now, and I can’t figure out why…they’re adorable! Maybe not perfect for trudging through snow, but my goodness, if you’re indoors – try these on for size!
Headwear: Last but not least, keep yourself toasty with a bit of Paper People Clothing winter style. A fashionable alternative to your normal knit cap, this headband/turban hybrid made from repurposed wool is a stylish way to stay warm!
Today’s WTWW outfit proves you can have it all. You can have a structured, professional, stylish look without feeling constrained, suffocated or uncomfortable. IT CAN BE DONE!
Blazer by Brenda Beddome: I will admit, I might have a use for Blazers Anonymous. They are a must-have piece. Whether paired with slacks and a blouse for work or over jeans and a tank top with some sneakers they ALWAYS pull an oufit together. They create a waist, add structure and style and can go anywhere! (check it out in our online store)
Wrap Top by Bionic: I just bought this top yesterday in a floral pattern. It’s sleek and stylish but so comfortable in it’s soft jersey. We’ve got them in so many colours and the best part? They’ve just been marked down to $30! Snatch one up now! (online store)
Yoga Jeans: We love them – need we say more about them? I mean, jeans you can do yoga in? They have this wonderful memory stretch that just molds them to your figure perfectly without cutting you off and constricting you. Love at first pose?
Shoes by Hush Puppies: I just adore these little oxford-style shoes. They give a touch of vintage whimsy to any outfit and are at once comfortable and stylish, professional and fun! (online store)
Necklace by Blackjam: Objects of Designed Happenstance: The statement necklace is a staple piece. Get one. Get lots (like me)! This particular beauty is a one of a kind, hand beaded creation from designer Jennifer Morris.
I’m not so sure about this global warming thing, because it’s FREEZING outside right now! Winter in Canada has arrived at last and as I thawed out at my desk I knew there was only one way to go with today’s What to Wear Wednesday – WARM WARM WARM!
Today’s outfit features the classic black skinny Yoga Jeans (20% off until Jan 31st) paired with the Alexi cowl-neck top from Studio Fresh (20% off until Jan 31st). Keep toasty with a cozy headband and pair of armwarmers from Paper People Clothing (40% off until Jan 31st), and brave the winter elements with a pair of lined, waterproof Moorland boots from Hush Puppies (Originally $235 but now on sale for $141 – almost one hundred dollars in savings)!
Be sure to check our online store for more great winter savings!