Everything has a personality this week, friends, and that personality is “OMG I love this so much!!!!!!”!
This great tie-top is from American Apparel. Hmm, who knew? American Apparel: more than a see-through catsuit! Haha, kidding. Ok, anyways, for real, I am surprised by how non-plain this top is! I LOVE the oversize print with the slightly cartoonish feel and the retro-summer vibe. Get ready for compliments from strangers when you wear this one!
Weeeeeeee, something with YEG on it! I know we’ve had something from Canadian sweethearts Ole Originals, but I can’t quite remember what…..? Anyways, Ole Originals makes vintage graphic tees that are all lovingly silk-screened by hand in Vancouver.
This is an oil drop, right? Friends, up until maybe this year, I did not realize that the Oilers logo was shaped like a drop and that it referred to oil! Possibly only until this exact moment of typing the word “oil”, I also did not compute that “Oilers” had something to do with oil. Like, seriously, I thought Oilers was just a word. Like Hufflepuff, or nubbin.
Ooooo, friends, I’m struggling here; I love this necklace sooooo much and totally want to make it mine (although not sure what I would wear it with, as it is neither vintagey or from outer space, and those are the only ways I know how to dress myself, haha!). You may or may not know that I am dedicated to a very strict, totally made-up and self-imposed Red Pony code of ethics: I am vigilant about giving you ONE WEEK before I scoop the treasures up from under you. This necklace is really testing this rule, though!
Love these scallops and how they make a kind of “collar” at the neck. You have to see it on a human (like, let’s say, myself!) to really get how cool it is.
If, like me, you spend a VERY NORMAL amount of time strutting around listening to the Homecoming soundtrack and pretending to be Beyoncé, you will be needing these:
Or maybe these white Levi’s cut-offs are more for you:
Kennedy -who you can visit at Red Pony on Mondays and Wednesdays- loves this label because it is cute and stands for sustainable denim production (she IGs about it all the time). Originally, in the 19th century (when I was born, har har), the label with the two horses pulling the jeans in different directions was meant to represent the strength of this new, hard-wearing garment that was reinforced at tension points with rivets. But, more interestingly, it was also designed in such a detailed way so that, at the time, people who could not read and/or did not speak English would be able to recognize the logo or ask for the trousers with the two horses. Pretty woke for 1886, although I’m thinking capitalism was more of a factor here more than inclusivity, but still
Friends, I was thinking about how we have lots of super cool jewelry, but many pieces seem to go unnoticed. So guess what? I pulled out the green cabinet we had at Garneau Pony from the backroom, removed the door and then filled it up with our jewelry and then *I* started to notice a bunch of pieces that I hadn’t even noticed before myself, like these teeny tiny (I love things that are wee!) silver cupid earrings!
Then there is this awesome dress…..
…..with this exaggerated bow on the front! I love this! If this one had fit me it would be mine! (In one week, of course.)
We’ve seen this delicate silk blouse from Aritzia before, but always in one colour (usually dusty pink, which is lovely). This one is so special because of the beautiful wash of soft water-colours.
So dreamy and gorgeous!
Oooooooo, also from one of my favourite Canadian brands (with the evocative name), Gentle Fawn! Two soft and simple tees!
And a quick winter peek because I could NOT resist the mustard yellow!
Mustard yellow AND this super soft ,shaggy, cozy texture!
Gah! I forgot to make a pick from the men’s section! Sorry, friends!
But this week we have a special scarf by local maker Natasha from Whiteout Workshop! We’ve had her stuff before, and it’s always something inspired by nature.
Tags with special messages like these are why I love handmade items. “Original design silk screened by hand and sewn in Alberta, Canada….Hang it to dry if you love it”. Awwwwww!!
And another one of our local faves hanging out in the sale section! This Cinder+Smoke top totally reminds me of Preloved! Anyways, now it’s 50% off!
So we went to K-Days last weekend -don’t worry, the story gets better- and we were inside the packed convention centre looking for a water station. There were lineups for all the vendors, and as I scanned to see where the water was I saw…..someone with a Cambridge Satchel!! It was their classic satchel in maroon, 11 inch model (my eyeballs would not lie about this mythical beast!). I immediately freaked out and pointed it out to Rod and the kids, but for some strange reason they were not TOTALLY EXCITED like I was. They, like, kept walking as I was drawing out my phone to take a picture of a stranger 50 metres away like a crazed stalker (which, in this case, I was). But we kept moving with the flow looking for water (*eye roll*, priorities). K-Days is woefully unprepared for hydration needs, so we kept moving through the crowds for quite a while when I saw the Cambridge Satchel dead ahead of us, so close I could maybe touch it, just as Rod called out “there it is!”. “I KNOW” I squealed excitedly while reaching for my camera again. I was so happy that Rod was looking out for the satchel and ready to work as a team to find a way to take a picture! But, actually, he meant that he found a water fountain, so I had to pretend that that was also what I was super excited about, and that I wasn’t reaching for my phone, I was just getting my empty water bottle out. And that was it; I never saw the satchel again.
Friends, I will be in this Saturday. Not to stress you out, but I’ll be away for the next 2 Saturdays after this one (Red Pony will of course be open, and Sara will be there with her wicked sense of humour), so you should definitely come in for a chat. We can talk about you’re adventures at K-Days and we can look through all the Red Pony jewelry together!