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Down with Denim

May 14, 2013

Since today is “National Denim Day” (to help support the cure for breast cancer) I have put together a trend I’ve noticed resurfacing. I never thought that I’d say this but the denim skirt seems to be a hot topic lately.  From work to the streets I’ve taken note of people rocking the denim skirt trend. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but bloggers like Aimee Song from Song of Style (wearing #7) make it look so chic. . Here are 8 different styles of denim skirts from the mini to the maxi for every body type for you to decide for yourself if your daring enough to try it!

PS: You can watch the National Denim Day campaign video here and make a donation here


1. The skater skirt: Topshop $59.29

2. The denim pencil skirt: Zara $59.90

3.  The tied denim skirt: Christian Wijnants $190.88

4. The denim maxi skirt: Blank Denim $92.26

5. The chambray fit and flare skirt: Paige $138

6. The denim look mini: Topshop $25

7. The unexpected denim mini: Cameo the label available at Biscuit General Store in Halifax 

8. The denim mini with lace accents: Free people $98

Halifax Fashion News

June 5, 2013


For today’s post I wanted to share a few quick tidbits of information I have read recently in regards to the Halifax retail scene. So here we go:

-Mic Mac mall seems to be targeting the younger adult market with stores such as Justice, Bench, Stance and the infamous Forever 21, all set to call the the mall home in the near future.

Samuel & Co. in the Mic Mac mall is closing after many years of patronage. This is only the second Store in the Samuel & Co. division to close after almost 20 years in business. The new store that will be taking it’s place is also targeted towards young adults. Journey the urban street style footwear store.

-Saturday unveiled a soft opening for the new Mills store in the Shops at Spring Garden. the 9000 sq. ft. store has two levels consisting of beauty, accessories and handbags on the first level and fashion on the second. Mills also introduced a  new shoe department consisting of  brands such as Sam Edelman, House of Harlow and L.K. Bennett.

-Property owner Mickey Macdonald is planning on developing the old Mills location but is just looking for the right fit for the vacancy. He says he is trying to find a retailer that mixes well with the  Lululemon store that is next door. Names such as H&M, Forever 21 and even Aritzia are being tossed around.

Hope you enjoyed the first edition of Halifax Fashion News, I will keep you updated as regularly as possible!

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Down by the (Mahone) Bay

June 12, 2013

mahonebay1 My family and I have been to Mahone Bay countless times. In fact, it has slowly started to become one of those traditions you don’t even realize is a tradition until you find yourself back in the same spot, at the same time year after year by complete coincidence. On this particular trip, we found ourselves back looking at the same old stores, and discussing amongst ourselves how over priced some of these “vintage” shops are. Becoming somewhat tired and hot (and sweaty) we started to make our way back down the road, stopping for a brief second to take a few family photos. It was at this time we looked to our left and noticed a sign that said “Peacocks Antique-Vintage.” How was it that we had never noticed this sign before? I mean, we had walked this street about 15 times privy to this. As we were still looking for prom accessories for my sisters we decided to make our way up the long driveway to a little green house with blue trim and a white screen door. Upon entrance we were greeted with the smile of a lovely lady in a bright yellow coat by the name of Jill. She was honestly the nicest lady we had come across in all of our trips to the Bay. She was genuinely interested in what we were looking for (clutch purse and jewelry) and she wanted to share all of her stories of how she acquired her vintage finds. She knew all about the history of fashion, and had a story behind basically everything in her store, and there was an abundance, (every dresser drawer in her shop filled with jewelry). She was one of those people you come across and are amazed by how much they love what they do. We ended up going on a treasure hunt of her shop and learning about things like steam punk, which Jill says is one of those things that, when you hear it, you’ll hear it all the time (she was right). We ended up finding a beautiful beaded, cream coloured clutch for one of my sisters and a pair of drop earrings for the other. I found an amazing sequin hat (seen here) from the 1920’s that made me feel like Daisy from The Great Gatsby. What I loved about Jill, was that she seemed almost shocked that anyone would want to purchase her pieces (that really are treasures), and that she was genuinely sad to see them go. However, she felt satisfied that they were going to a good home. Her final words to us were, “and don’t forget ladies…STEAM PUNK”. Thank you Jill, for taking us back in time and mesmerizing me with your knowledge and love for what you do. Enjoy the photos! mahonebay13 mahonebay8 mahonebay3 mahonebay12 mahonebay6 mahonebay4 mahonebay11 mahonebay2 mahonebay14 mahonebay7 mahonebay9

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