So here is how I see exposed zippers: exposed zippers are to fashion right now what bobby-pins and bra-straps were to the late-90s/early-aughts. Before that it was a major fashion faux-pas to show your bra-straps with your tank-top, or for anyone to see the engineering marvel that was holding your perfectly twisted hair in place. (Just ask Buffy and Willow!). Same goes with zippers: I remember the day -back when I worked in an office- when my colleague came to work in a mustard-yellow top from Anthropologie that had a toothy, exposed zipper in the back.....and I actually thought her shirt was on inside out! Ha! But now I love exposed zippers; they are an unexpected embellishment that give delicate pieces a bit of edge, casual pieces some added structure, and dressy pieces a hint of your secret identity as an international spy.
At first glance, this satchel just seemed like your run-of-the-mill "OMG I must have it!" bag. BUT WAIT! This bag, by the Canadian spouse-team helming the brand Pixie Mood, is actually a cruelty-free vegan bag!
A perfect chambray shirt-dress:
Ok friends, look closely at this pouch.....it's hilarious!
This great dress from Anthropologie features another amazing back!
Remember when I said we have loads of size 10 shoes in the store? Here are a couple great examples:
I love Gentle Fawn, friends. First, what a great brand name! (It's up there with "Birds of North America", am I right?) I'm loving this great summer tank, complete with the Gentle Fawn brand-splotch and unique combined tank-top/halter-top straps!
I picked up a pair of these super-cool sunglasses for myself (they also come in a black frame):
Get ready for me to geek-out for a bit, friends, because I found another hand-made item to explore! This great skirt is so well crafted that I didn't realize right away that it was made by hand....
....It has great hard-ware, like the contrasting coloured zipper and top hook closure so that it lays flat when it's done-up....
...And it's lined!
These hats are not our regular DeLux hats, and they have a bit more depth to them...
Remember this one from our peek in the back-room last week?
A classic peplum shirt:
Elegant flip-flops from Italy:
This Vera Moda cardigan has some of my favourite details....
Yes! Wee buttons!
This up-cycled halter top has some really unique details that I've never seen before....
...notice how each these decorative buttons purposefully have loose tread hanging from them. (They are all secure, I checked!)
And a contrasting up-cycled Iowa State basketball shirt for the back!
This hat has cute beading around the crown, and the scarf is silk and hand-painted by a local artist!
The sheer edging on this Babaton top adds a bit of romance:
This lacy top looks like a capelet, but fear not the strong breeze: there are sleeves and side-seams built in!
As I was taking pictures this week I kept walking past this guy from last week. He still cracks me up! Look at his hilarious face! He's so annoyed!
And a quick pass through the back room: