Friends, this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time! It’s a purse that looks like a take out box!
I feel like this is the type of unique and original find that shopping independent is all about! And what makes this purse even more special is that it is constructed with care: the exterior is resin, and the image choices are not trying to be too cheeky or sweet.
(Just realized this ^ is the back of the purse, not the front. The front has a lovely faux-button)
The top handle is wrapped and attached to the body of the purse, and check out how purposeful the opening is: magnetic closure and double flap. There are no cutting corners here!
Inside is also an attched strap to wear cross-body, but I like it as a stand-alone hand bag. This won’t fit your knitting project, but you WILL get lots of compliments on it! Sadly, there are no tags or origins clues on this one, which is too bad because I definitely want to know more about it!
Weeeeeeeeee, a comic book dress!! Friends, this dress is the exact opposite of February 2019, right?
Plus, the comic panels are all about making your own dresses, so it’s also a meta dress!
I’m not sure if it’s the material (or the colour?) of these overalls that make them seem sophisticated and very adult, but there is something all over mature about them. Maybe it’s because they are from Frank and Oak, which for some reason I associate with serious/contemplative clothes; their approach to sustainable fashion is definitely well thought out and multifaceted (and they’re Canadian, so that makes us love them more)!
It seems like a while since I’ve talked about my love of clothes from some futuristic, sci-fi alternate universe, so I’m excited to jump back into that love with this dress that is so from a glass dome habitat on the moon and worn by a robot!
I love the sharp geometry of the skirt…..
….and this deep V with a choker band is becoming one of my favourite necklines! Dramatic and space-y!
Why, yes, friends, these are Campers! These lovelies with their speckled heel also look like they are from the future and/or are worn on robots, but I’m pretty sure these are brand new and have never been worn!
These laces tell me that these are peu boots!
So, you know how I’m going through this new love of velvet, right? WELL, check out this amazing aqua blue velvet skirt wiiiiiiiiiiiitttthhhhh micro pleats! I love it! PLUS it has an elastic waistband, which is always handy after you’ve spent a week visiting your friend and eating spreadable goat-cheese on baguette for 2 out of every 3 meals.
I’m showing you this Anthropologie top because…..well, because I wants it!!!!! But, this is not my, ahem, size (see above re goat cheese). So I’m just staring at it longingly across the store, and I’m pretty sure it loves me back, but it’s too shy to say. And, friends, how great would this top look with the pleated velvet skirt? Yes?
Check out the subtle asymmetry across the top, and the single band on the arm, almost like a Preloved top. Sigh. I’ll never forget you, beautiful pink top!
Our special treat this week are these BEAUTIFUL Nanette Lepore embroidered boots! They are like an incredible dress in boot form!
I love the soft (not soft), light wood heel. These also look like they have never been worn!
Did you see that Star Trek tee we had on Instagram last week? It has sold, but here’s its cousin!
Pfffffffftttttt!!!!! I love this!!!!!
Although this strapless top might be propelling us too fast to warm weather, I had to share it because it’s from one of my favourite Canadian brands (and brand name): Gentle Fawn!
And, look: can you see the little Gentle Fawn charm? Awwwwwwww, I would get this top just for that little dear!
Not a regular jean jacket, friends! Look closely…..
Notice how the zipper runs right along the button band AND on the other side are faux button holes?! I think that is super cool and different!
Zippers on the cuffs here, too, which give it a real late-‘80s-early-’90s retro vibe!
From our friends up the avenue at Workhall:
I found this in the mens section:
How incredible is this silk scarf?! The vintage look of the peacock, the feathers in the tail, the flowers…..all of it!!
And from the sales section this week…..an Adidas puffy coat on for $34!
I had a great time in Saskatoon visiting my friend Laura last week, knitting in little coffee shops, watching the entire first season of Orphan Black (it was awesome, friends!) and did I mention the goat cheese?!. Naturally I embarrassed her everywhere I went by asking very cool looking strangers if I could take their picture! I had them up on the Instagram, but if, like me, you are very confused about Instagram, here’s a couple of the cool ones….
These incredible mismatch lucite earrings by Canadian designer Warren Steven Scott:
This patch on this vintage jacket that looks like an enamel pin (I know I’m late to the Enamel Pin Party, but I am VERY enthusiastic about pins now) by artist JB Brager:
Laura was knitting doll dresses, so she actually brought a Journey Girl doll along (for measuring) on all our outings! Keep being you, Laura!
It’s fun to be away, and it’s also good to be back (I do love routine!). I’ll be in this Saturday and I missed all of you so you should all come down to the shop and we can talk about goat cheese, enamel pins and Orphan Black!