The festive season is upon us, and it marks a fashionable time of year when we get to dress up and add a little extra to our outfits each night out.
Today I’ve spruced up this little black stretch wool dress from Betina Lou with some bold red accessories. The Martine dress is proudly made in Montreal and retails around $170. I love the subtle details in the sleeve, darted bust, as well as the modest dip in the back.
Clean Care is set to raise the standards when it comes to chemicals and toxins in our cosmetics. They wish to make a positive impact by nurturing our bodies with superior quality personal care products and cosmetics free of toxic chemicals. They already have three labels by their side and this is only the beginning. Their website is so informative, it’s exciting to hear their commitment and scary to hear what’s really in our cosmetics ( read about the “dirty dozen!”).
For details on the event Saturday at Chartreuse Style, click here.
Going Canadian-made is the way ladies!
If you haven’t been yet, you should go! Take a couple hours and absorb all that there is, from clothing to jewellery to food and cosmetics, you can spend DAYS at the One of A Kind Christmas Show. If you need help making your way through the Christmas show, follow my map to quickly find some of my faves when shopping for fashion at the OOAK show!
Last weekend, the huzz and I did some local shopping at the Nathalie-Roze Crafternoon Tea. We also enjoyed some delicious tea and treats in support of local women shelters.
This weekend Nathalie-Roze is hosting another Holiday Pop-Up Sale in the east end of Toronto at The Ceili Cottage Yurt. Not to be missed, as it will be a great spot to get started on those holiday gifts!
Rainy Monday’s like today call for a cozy casual outfit. To effortlessly spruce up any cozy casual outfit, I usually go with a funky Headmistress piece, whether it’s a floral crown or my bold hippie band. What keeps this outfit comfy are my Lilikoi bamboo leggings, I have had them for so long, worn them SO many times and the color has never faded and the silhouette has remained.
Every time I wear this Montreal-made top from Lustre I get so many compliments. I love it’s loose shape and the bold pink and black print. It has a dramatic asymmetrical hem that swoops longer in the back.
The pressure of Black Friday is enormous and if you feel the need to shop today, please take time to support local. Canadian-made fashion companies are doing their best to compete with the mass-market fashion industry as it is extremely tough. However, I’ve rounded up some ideas for your Black Friday fashion fix:
Chartreuse Style, everything in their store will be on SALE. 10-50% off select items including shoes, toiletries and clothes!
Locally-made clothing from MEG will be 30% off all weekend at their locations.
Girl Friday Clothing will have 20% off everything all weekend long!
Ottawa boutique, Workshop will be having a fun mystery Black Friday box night in which you can win discounts and gift cards to their store!
Soia & Kyo will have up to 50% off select items!
Looking to shop - Made in Canada - fashion? You must hit up the Toronto One of a Kind Show happening Thursday November 28th till December 8th.
See this dress in action on my latest fashion segment with Daytime Toronto.
Toronto label, Desserts & Skirts is all about effortless style and playful design. Known for her fun colors and prints, this season you can also find the Florence dress in solid colors like this basic black version I’m wearing today. Everyone needs a great go-to black dress, especially one that is Canadian-made. I love the unique detailing in the asymmetrical sleeve, it brings a little drama to this effortless dress. It has a flattering silhouette with a cinched waste and soft aline skirt. See Desserts & Skirts next week at the One of A Kind Show at booth H26.
The Black Box Boutique is moving out of their Yorkville area shop, to pursue online sales and host Pop-Up shops. Designer and store owner Lila is known for supporting Canadian-made and will continue too in all of her endeavors. Until the end of November, shop their brands from 30-80% off! Headmistress pieces are now 40% off. Continue to follow The Black Box boutique via twitter and facebook. Lastly, see several pieces from the Fall selection of The Black Box Boutique on my latest segment with Daytime Toronto.