Friends, how can we start with anything but this breathtaking burgundy dress? I'm loving everything that's going on with this dress: the brocade, the sweetheart neckline, the gold piping.....*swoon*.
We always love Miz Mooz, don't we? Well, these adorable mary-janes are....
.....flats! Like, heel-on-the-ground flat! I'm not sure I've ever seen Miz Mooz flats, but these are fabulous!
Yes, friends, this Anthropologie dress is FOR REAL!!! This one narrowly escaped my clutches because it didn't fit, otherwise I would be wearing it right now while typing! Vintage cut (with an actual crinoline layer!), boning in the bust, adjustable straps AND, the best part of all, a leopard!!
Sabrina O'Donnell is the creator of long-time Edmonton standard Sabrina Butterfly. These brushed cotton pants are so well constructed and....
...check out the totally lovely print! It really elevates the pants!
(Hey friends from Avonmore/King Edward Park/Argyle/Ritchie neighborhoods: I met Sabrina once [you know I love that!] at the Train Park! She knew the provenance of the Train Park and passed the secret on to me!)
So there are some brands that I love, but I can't wear (side-eyeball to you, Frye!), and there are some brands that always work for me and whose pieces I have had in my closet for ever and they are still my faves...like Yumi!
This dress looks so simple, but the details are what make it so fun and unique, like the print on the lining and the buttons that have little bows etched on them! Here's the super cute back:
This shoe looks just like the original Dr Martin 1460 boot, right down to the yellow welt stitch...but this is a new canvas bootie! I love that DM stays close to the classic! Hey, obscure sustainability note: when first designing the inner "air" cushion sole, they used disguarded army boots; so really each pair was unique while applying a sustainability model way ahead their time! (OK, for them it was probably more about saving money than saving the planet, but you get where I'm coming from!)
Edmonton artist and maker Natasha Paterson of Whiteout Workshop silk screens all her nature-inspired pieces by hand with love, so each piece is piece is an original!
Want more from Natasha? Go see her booth at the Old Strathcona farmers market (or click here for her out of town markets)!
This sweet house dress by Betsey Johnson comes complete with distressed hem .... to show it's not taking itself too seriously!
Matching tote and wallet set:
I think I might like the back even more than the front!
Actually, my favourite part might just be the label!
So the Crowded Teeth label is cute, but I think the winner for me this week is this label:
Just too funny, I love it! This label comes with a beautiful tunic attached to it:
This great dress is from local institution Maggie Walt. The asymetrical neckline is stunning!
The turnover in the shop is nuts these days, friends! And there is tonnes more new stuff hanging in the back room waiting to come out!
Is that?.....a?.....yellow toast?...print???
Yes. Yes it is.
Remember this dress from last week? How great does it look on Robin?! (Sidenote: look at her cool watch! A girl after my own heart!).