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Cocktails & Cashmere by AMHstyle

Holiday time is just around the corner and no better way to kick start the season than with dresses and drinks!

Our favourite consignment store AMHstyle is having a cocktail party Friday, November 23rd from 6-9 pm and it is not to be missed! They have stocked their dress section with glitzy and glamourous selections and have sparkly accessories to boot. Grab a friend (or a few!) and start your Friday night off right, you may even start checking off that Christmas list!

See you there!

Your fashion fairies,
M & R

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Discovering the wonderland of Alice and Alishka

Lucky for us, finding our new favourite local designer didn’t involve a trip down the rabbit hole, Alice and Alishka is a clothing line that is dreamt up and created right here in Ottawa.

We saw Alice show at this past season’s Ottawa Fashion Week and immediately fell in love with all of her feminine pieces.  Her watercolour and  pastel palette and prints are reminiscent of an Impressionist painting and the custom fabrics are a clear example of what sets this designer apart from the crowd. Her background in textile design is evident in the fabrics, all are eco-friendly, custom dyed and printed locally. Alice uses a software that allows her to create individual, unique garments through a digital design process; the sewing is done either in Brampton or Montreal.

Alice and Alishka can be purchased online at her etsy account or at one of Ottawa’s favourite boutiques, Victoire. The price point is generally under $200, which makes it a  local luxury you can definitely afford.

Unlike the white rabbit we won’t be late for her spring collection release, we suggest you don’t be either.

Your fashion fairies,

M & R

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Flower Power

There’s no better way to enjoy the summer than in a floral print.  I know, florals for summer, how innovative but the fact is, florals never get old – just find the pattern in one of this season’s silhouettes and you are good to go.

Dresses, shorts, blouses, shoes, bags… you get the idea.  There are many ways to display your favourite floral print, both subtle and bold.  Here are a few runway and casual options to get inspired:

And check out this little number I picked up this week at my favourite consignment store AMHstyle!  Nanette Lepore for half the price – doesn’t get much better than that Ottawa!

Get your wildflower on and wear floral to your next BBQ!

Stop and smell the roses,
Your fashion fairy,

M

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Friday Favourites: The Maxi Dress

I caved. I finally gave in to the maxi dress. My only mistake was not giving in sooner since it is now a favourite of mine, especially in this unbearable heat, and will be worn many times this summer. For the longest time, and perhaps like many, I was under the assumption that since I’m on the shorter side that a maxi dress would drown me (clearly I wasn’t paying enough attention to Nicole Richie) so as comfy and lovely as they looked I hadn’t even bothered to try one on. However, while shopping one day with my mother in Toronto I came across one too cute to pass up and have been a lover ever since.

They are the incredibly comfortable, and a perfect style for the summer heat. You can find one almost anywhere in any fabric, colour and pattern and are easily dressed up or down. I usually wear mine with flip-flops but if you have a wedge heel or a gladiator sandal, it will look equally as chic. Keep hair and jewelry simple and enjoy staying cool!

Here are a few inspirations:

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

Maxin, relaxin all cool,

R

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AMHstyle turns 1!

Do you have plans for Thursday, June 21st? You do now!
Our dear friends at AMHstyle are celebrating their first anniversary and you’re all invited! Our favourite consignment store has racks and racks of all your summer fashion essentials so come celebrate a successful year with champagne and appetizers and of course some shopping (with everything 20% off for the evening).

June 21st, 6-9 pm
AMHstyle, 1440 Wellington St. W (at Island Park)

Hope to see you all there!

Your fashion fairies,

M & R

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Standing Tall: My New Favourite Shoe

Surprisingly I haven’t bought new fun shoes in awhile, not for any particular reason, just haven’t been on my shopping priority list. I’ve bought new summer work clothes, end-of-season sweaters, and of course scarves but no shoes. Ok, a small fib since I had to buy a new pair of comfortable flats for a work trip but I don’t count those. However, last week I had to buy a pair for a bachelorette party and now I’m sensing a new obsession.

Usually I wear flip-flops or flats during the summer, I tend to stick with comfort in the heat but these shoes have sparked what may become my summer staple. 

The colour  surprisingly compliments most of my wardrobe, and the platform makes walking a little easier. A platform or high-heel sandal can be an ideal summer shoe (granted you can walk in them) since they can transition from shorts or jeans and a t shirt, to flowy summer dresses or a night out. Make sure to give them a good test walk, anything that pinches or is too tight won’t get any better! I, myself have been guilty of thinking once I “break them in” they’ll be fine and they never are.

 

 

 

 

 

As for price points, all shoe stores carry these so no need to break the bank. I tend to spend less on these then something I’ll be wearing a lot like a fall or winter boot. 

Happy Shopping!

Your fashion fairy,
R

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