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Fashion Jobs – Five Ways to Style a Sundress

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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After a long chat with fellow fashion lovers, style bloggers & clothing fanatics on Twitter, I discovered that the majority of us consider the “summer dress” the ultimate summertime must-have.  As a personal style blogger, I am constantly looking for new ways to mix and remix my wardrobe, and this summer I am dedicated to making the most of my favourite summertime go-to: The Sundress.  (*this post will show how to style a single sundress for 1.The Office 2.Date Night 3.Attending a Wedding 4.Meeting the Parents 5.Exploring the Marketplace)

OFFICE STYLE

FOR THE OFFICE:

 

When you’re taking your beloved sundress into the office you need to make sure you’re styling it in a professional way. Add on pieces like a blazer, sophisticated jewelry, a structured handbag and a smart looking pair of flats or wedges to “office-ify” your go-to summer dress.

Items: J.Crew Embroidered floral racer dress, $119.99, Topshop Boucle zip blazer, $116, Seychelles Thyme Metallic Wedge Sandal, $95, available at Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade Sedgwick Place Phoebe Tote Bag, Cream, $478, available at Neiman Marcus, Lee Angel Lee By Stone Statement Necklace, $78, available at SHOPBOP, Aurelie Bidermann Nympheas Cuff, $905, available at Barney’s New York 

DATE

DAYTIME DATE:

 

Heading out on a hot date but not sure how to dress up that sundress? Try adding in some strappy sandals, a cute handbag and some feminine gems to liven up your casual summertime favourite.

Items: J.Crew Embroidered floral racer dress, $168 $119.99, Schutz Celina Ankle Strap Sandals, $180 $90, available at SHOPBOP, Kate Spade ‘hawthorne Lane’ Tote, $198, available at NordstormBaublebar Crystal Plasma Drop Earrings, $34, Tory Burch Stacked Logo Stud Cuff, $215.14, available at Monnier Freres

 

WEDDING LOOK

WEDDING READY:

 

If you’re heading out to a wedding but would rather just remix your favourite sundress instead of purchasing a whole new outfit, then you’ve come to the right place! Try remixing your sundress with prim pieces like a clutch handbag, strappy sandals, and elegant jewelry.

Items: J.Crew Embroidered floral racer dress, $168 $119.99, Big Buddha ‘Orlando’ Minaudiere, $60, available at Nordstorm, Jimmy Choo Lance Wavy Strap Sandal, $850, available at Neiman Marcus, Adia Kibur Link Chain Necklace, $70, available at SHOPBOP, Elizabeth and James Windrose Pave Ring, $150, available at SHOPBOP, Suzannah Wainhouse Jewelry Pyramid Cuff, $315, available at Barney’s New York

MEET THE PARENTS

MEETING THE PARENTS:

 

We all know that meeting the parents can be a bit of a nerve-wracking experience. The last thing you want to worry about is what you’re wearing, so sticking to your favourite sundress may just be the way to go. Adding in simple accessories like classic stud earrings, a simple cross-body handbag and a simple pair of flats are all great ways to have approachable style while sharing your personal flare.

Items: J.Crew Embroidered floral racer dress, $168 $119.99, 3.1 Phillip Lim Devon, $395, available at Barney’s New York, Tory Burch Thea Chain Cross Body Bag, $375, available at SHOPBOP, By Boe Red Leather Knot Ring, $19, available on AmazonBaublebar Crystal Poker Face Studs, $24, Majorica Champagne Solitary Pearl Drop Necklace, $105 $63, available at Neiman Marcus

 

MARKETPLACE

MARKETPLACE EXPLORATION:

 

One of my favourite pastimes has to be exploring the Granville Island marketplace; it’s a place you can find oodles of little gems and typically I walk out with the bag full of tasty treats and a hand full of plush and pretty flowers. If you’re heading out to the marketplace in your city to do a little shopping then chances are you’re already grabbing your go-to summer sundress. Adding in some practical pieces like a cross-body purse and some basic slip-on’s will ensure you look stylish (and feel comfortable) while moseying around the flower filled aisles.

Items: J.Crew Embroidered floral racer dress, $168 $119.99, BaubleBar Slim XO Cuff, $28, Fornash Sweetie Pie Collection Earrings, $20, available on SimplySoles, Jeffrey Campbell In Love Studded d’Orsay Flats, $130, available on SHOPBOP, Mother Stretch Cotton Love Drunk Snap Jean Jacket, $380, available at StyleBop, Leslie Danzis Cushion Marquise Bib Necklace, $98 $55, available at GiltFossil Preston Crossbody, $155

 

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – Still Going For Gold

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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2. BLONDESALAD-GOLD13. DG-GOLD1

5. ASOS dress6. nastygal tank

7. Rachel Zoe Shoes8. f21 skirt

 

The Olympics may be over, but that doesn’t mean Canada’s golden haul has to stop there.  These metallic items will set you apart from the pack and give your outfits a punch. Rock these gilded pieces loud and proud, and although you might not have an Olympic medal yourself, you’ll surely be standing on top of the fashion podium.

 

For a casual look, pair gold clothing with dark neutrals and let the shine stand out. You can also pack a punch with some golden accessories, piling on the jewellery or with a statement metallic shoe or bag. On the other side of the coin, for something more formal, step out in a statement gold dress for a winning night out.

 

1. Style Inspiration: Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast, Image courtesy of Fashiontoast

2. Banana Republic Gold Python Tote, $185.

3. Style Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 RTW Collection, Image courtesy of Style.com

4. Style Inspiration: Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad. Image courtesy of The Blonde Salad

5. Oasis Sequin Gold Dress, $127, available at ASOS

6. Nastygal Gold Tank, $38.

7. Rachel Zoe Gold Slip On Shoes, $202, available at Shopbop.

8. Forever 21 Gold Skirt, $22

 

By: Helena Yeung, @hhyyeung, Instagram 

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – All Cuffed Up

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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The sweet summer season is all about the bright, bold coloured accessories filled with jewel tones and pastels.  While that is the classic staple for summer accessories, the season of Fall calls for something slightly different and when I say different, I mean really different!  Earrings are always a great piece of jewelry to wear to show off your personality or dress up for an event.  But if you’re really looking for something dramatic and bold to stand out or you just simply don’t have your ears pieced, these cuffs are the perfect accessories.  This new piece of jewelry first made its debut last year on some of the top designer runways, including Thakoon’s 2013 Fall collection.  One of the features of it was the beautiful rich floral leaf cuff that wrapped around the ear to accessorize.  It wasn’t until this year when these bold ear cuffs made it into the trendy and popular side of fashion that we all know.  While you have the bold and dramatic ones that cover your entire ear with jewels and crystals, there are also others that are more modest and simple for people with minimalistic taste.  Either way, just pair your outfit with a gold or brass copper ear cuff and you have the perfect Fall look for the upcoming season! Cuff away!

 

1. Style Inspiration: Thakoon Fall 2013 Runway, image courtesy of The Gem Standard

2. Style Inspiration: Cara Delevingne The Serepentine Gallery, image courtesy of Zimbio

3. BCBGeneration Tough Love Ear Cuffs, $21, available at Nordstrom

4. Mania Mania Idol Ear Cuff, $182, available at ShopBop

5. Urban Outfitters Skull Triple Chain Ear Cuff, $5

6. Nasty Gal Turquoise Ear Cuff, $20

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Bright in Blazers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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When it comes to clothing, the classic blazer is undeniably my fashion weakness. I’m a sucker for a comfortable, well-tailored blazer to quickly throw on and instantly transform a casual day outfit to a professional and sophisticated look. While the neutral dark shades of blacks, blues and greys have always been the traditional “go-to” colours for blazers, the fresh season of summer is the perfect time to break out of the norm and play around with bright colours and prints. Rather than going for the comfortable, monochromatic shades, opt for the lighter-weight blazers with bold, eye-catching patterns. This timeless piece with a daring twist makes a perfect statement piece to compliment a basic, simple outfit. Keeping it fun, casual and refined for the bright summer days, these coloured blazers are a definite must-have in every girl’s closet!

1. Topshop Pixelated Floral Blazer, $147, available at Nordstrom
2. Rag & Bone ‘Jefferson’ Contrast Panel Blazer, $232, available at Nordstrom
3. Nasty Gal Power Play Blazer, $78
4. Jenni Kayne Shawl Blazer, $326, available at ShopBop
5. Sea Leather Insert Blazer, $305, available at ShopBop
6. Zara wide Stripe Blazer, $69

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Summer Blazers

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

In the summer we tend to pare down on our clothing layers. High temperatures lead to simpler outfits that don’t involve so many heat-trapping pieces. While we want to stay cool and collected, there are still occasions where we are required to wear a jacket that either cover up our shoulders or provides some structure to our outfit. Summer outwear is the perfect way to round out your office wardrobe, protect from the elements or top off an evening look. Pick blazers made with light fabric and consider choosing something bright to make your outfit really pop.

1.  J. Crew Maritime Blazer, $138

2. alice + olivia floral blazer, $428, shopbop

3. BCBG MAX AZRIA Metallic Blazer, $258

4. Zara Zebra Print Blazer, $99

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto 

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Spring Sequins

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Typically a festive Winter embellishment, sequins are making a debut this season as designers highlight their clothing and accessory collections with sparkle and prove a little bling is in for Spring! Ideal for adding visual interest and a sense of glamor to your warm weather wardrobe, sequined looks are fresh, feminine and boldly beautiful, truly reflective of the daring attitude of the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion season. Shine on with our favorite adorned pieces – featuring subtle color palettes, streamlined silhouettes and understated designs these items are Spring sequined stunning and worthy of glam fashionistas everywhere.

1. J.Crew Sequin Cami, $484

2. Parker Spaced Sequin Open Back Top, $330, available at Shopbop 

3. Diane Von Furstenberg Izzy Sequined Printed Silk Dress $600 US, available at Net-a-Porter

4BCBG MaxAzria Edna Sequined Pleated Skirt, $150

5Gap Sequin Stripe Tote, $50

6. Tommy Hilfiger Slub Jersey Knit Tank, $45

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Game On

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Straight from the Spring/Summer 2012 ready to wear collections of designers like Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang, it is game on this season as sports inspired fashion takes to the streets. A hot topic on trend reports everywhere, fashionistas will have to draw on their competitive nature to stay on trend with these refreshingly edgy, unexpectedly high style looks. To balance the sporty with the chic, mix and match your athletic pieces with your favorite designer items and keep the look underdone – you’ll be winning the fashion game in no time.

1. Style Inspiration: Alexander Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear courtesy of Style.com 

2. J.Crew Cashmere Isabel Sweatshirt, $286

3H&M Harem Pants, $15

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Rock Chronograph Watch, $311, available at Shopbop 

5. T by Alexander Wang Paneled Mesh and Jersey Tank Dress, $285 US, available at Net-a-Porter

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver 

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – A Modern Prep

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Chic, sophisticated and glamorously demure, preppy fashion has long been a timeless style influence on designers, socialites and aristocracy around the world. Ideal for Spring, when clean lines, crisp color blocking, and light accessories drive the style must-haves of the season, prep influence has evolved to blend long-standing staples of the look – sleek pants and skirts, oversized sunglasses, elegant handbags and lady-like tops – with the modern fashion trends, colors and prints of the moment. The result? Classic, preppy elegance with a current, updated feel perfect for uptown, downtown, all-over town wear. Are you prepped for Spring?

1. J.Crew Minnie Pant in Stretch Twill, $103

2. Tory Burch Amanda Flat Thong Sandal, $258, available at Shopbop

3.  Burberry Large Woven Raffia Tote, $2,295

4. Mulberry Metallic Crepe Peplum Top, $600 US, available at Net-a-Porter 
5. BCBG MaxAzria Origami-Print Scarf, $58 US

6. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Somerset Square Sunglasses, $440

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – The Sweet Notes

Friday, February 24th, 2012

 

This season the hottest hues are pure pretty, straight-off-the-runways wonderful. C’est sorbet, s’il vous plait! Crisp yellows, soft greens, bright blues, delicate peaches and perfect pinks, Spring style has never before been so delicious. Ideal for your versatile warm weather wardrobe, fresh, flattering sorbet hues are stunning accents for your neutrals, yet they mix-and-match flawlessly with one another for a flirty, feminine look. Need further convincing? Sorbet tones have long been the signature colors for some of history’s most prominent fashion icons – think Jackie O., Princess Diana and now… you! How sweet it is.

1. Parker Ruffle Side Dress, $205, available at Shopbop 

2. Tibi Tapered Silk-Crepe Pants, $350 US, available at Net-a-Porter

3. Tommy Hilfiger Paisley Print Button Front Shirt, $88 US

4. BCBG MaxAzria Brynn Studded Tote, $298 US

5. J.Crew Lia Mid-Heel Sandals, $276 US

6. H&M Blazer, $70

7. Burberry 38mm Rose Gold-Plated Watch, $620

8. Jacob Leather Belt, $35

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Peplums Are Pretty

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Designers like Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli, Marc Jacobs, and Proenza Schouler embraced peplums in 2011, and this feminine shape is sure to be a major trend heading into spring. Celebrities like Emma Stone and Jennifer Hudson have flocked to peplum dresses for walking the red carpet, but this curve-loving style is also easy to wear during the day. Just choose a peplum top! Thankfully this trend is flattering on all figures, because the hourglass silhouette can both camouflage a tummy and highlight a teeny waist. Try a flowy blouse for a subtle take on the trend, or choose a more structured fabric for a high-impact look.

1. Parker Strapless Top, $130, available at Shopbop

2. Marni Contrast-Trimmed Silk-Blend Top, $227, available at OUTNET

3. Colourblack Peplum Top, $22, available at Forever 21

4. ASOS Top With 40s Peplum, $45.69, available at ASOS

5. Carven Cotton-Jersey And Silk-Organza Peplum Top, $265, available at Net-a-Porter

6. Emma Lace Blouse, $40, available at Nasty Gal

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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