I hope you like patterns, friends!
I mean, this blazer is everything! This goes beyond my love of prints like vintage curtains, this one feels like actual wallpaper that you might actually put up on a wall!
I love how the lines are well defined and the images are crisp. This is what sets it apart from pastel wash impressionism type blazers; here it’s almost photo realistic, which is a thing I love (should I make this s new category of things I love? I feel like the field might be getting a bit crowded….because I love all the things!)
From our friends down the ave at Workhall is the complete opposite of the Smashed Lemons blazer: a minimalist skirt from the future!
This one has micro pleats! (Another thing that I love!)
Ooooo, now here’s a treat that we don’t often get in the shop: Sabrina Butterfly! I kind of think of Sabrina Butterfly as the matriarch of locally made super clothes since she has been around for so long, and I think she paved the way for some of our other local makers and market faves like Fridget and Cinder+Smoke. Also, friends, I met her once at a playground! I KNOW HER! In the shop this week we have the penultimate Sabrina Butterfly favourite, the one that we immediately think of when we think of Sabrina Butterfly, the Bella pant!
This dolphin pin is part of the eighties vibe I am feeling! I mean, the gold, the pavé crystals……this thing is taking itself SO SERIOUSLY, and I loooooove it!
Now, when I say the magic words, we are going to lock eyes and nod our heads in unison. Ready? Rag and Bone!
Generally I’m really into the minimalist’s staple chunky loafer, but I’m left wanting a little, um, more. But these ones have just the right embellishments to scratch that itch!
There are jems, but not flashy jems, so it still counts as minimalism (or maybe not? What do I know!).
Can you see the line of silver piping where the sole meets the upper?! I think I now need silver piping on all my shoes!
That sound you just heard was the sound of Our Laura -who you can find working at Red Pony- crashing through a wall leaving a Laura-shaped hole to get these pants RIGHT NOW! It’s about the colours (lovely, rich yellow and pink combo), the print (very grown-up bohemian) and the super comfy shape.
And can you see how there is a slit going up each leg to just below the knee! And they are tied at the bottom! These are sweeee-eeeet, friends! Come get them before Our Laura does!
Want more yellow bohemian? This awesome wrap skirt has no origin tags, but it feels distinctly hand-made to me and I’m pretty sure this is a one-of-a-kind!
But wait, this skirt gets more and more special because it’s reversible, friends!
And this also means that as you walk around in your wrap skirt, occasionally you’ll get a flash of the contrasting side!
Hmmm, this one you’ll have to come check out in the shop, friends, because it is also super 80s! The shape of the pendant is formed just a little bit deeper and thicker than contemporary pendant necklaces. Maybe it was to compliment the shoulder pads so the style had to be just a bit larger and chunkier while still trying to read as feminine?
The way this shirt ties in the front is adorable! Someone asked me how to wear this and I suggested you tie the front and you *tuck it in* in the back.
But, yes, ok, ELEPHANTS!
From the men’s section this week:
Ooooooo, this week’s scarf is so pretty! If those yellow pants aren’t your thing, this scarf feels like a subdued version.
And here’s what’s waiting for you in the sale section: the Marc Jacobs cat (mouse?) flats that we saw a few months back. I can’t believe that these are still in the shop! And now they’re 50% off!
Friends, did you hear the very important fashion news that came out this week? Girl Guides of Canada have unveiled their new uniform!
I am so into these, friends! The previous uniform shirt was blue with a different sleeve and collar colour depending on which unit you were in. So in Sparks it was a blue shirt with pink edges on the sleeves and neck. Brownies had the same shirt, but with brown contrasting, and Guides have it with the blue contrasting, Pathfinders green etc. you get the idea. This meant you had to buy a new shirt each time you changed units. Oh, hey, I just happen to have a picture of the current Girl Guide shirts as an example!
Part of the thinking behind the new simple shirts is that you don't have to keep buying new ones when you change units, thus making it more accessible to families (and also more sustainable!). And they’re made in Canada! Kids can still wear the current uniform shirt no problem; some kids even wear their mom’s vintage uniform (that dress)! Respect.
Plus they are offering more style options, such as a long sleeved version, to be as inclusive as possible. And I like the big leaf on the back! It really IS “bold in its simplicity”!!
Anyways, that's the latest from the intersection of Girl Guides and fashion, and I like it!
I’ll be in on Saturday if you want to hang out to chat more about Girl Guides, accessories from the 80s or hear the story about the time I met Sabrina Butterfly!