how beautifully blind we are
to ignore the smallest things
in us, for it’s the smallest
parts in us that give us the
power to do the most brilliant
Friendship is one of the greatest gifts you can acquire; forever cherish your loved ones.
Floral Flutter Sleeve Dress
This past week Keely & myself had the opportunity to show off some of Tonic’s newest spring clothes! There are so many pretty prints and silhouettes this season– be it red floral slips or flow-y chiffon trenches, there is something for every girl this spring. I hope you like them as much as I do!
On Keely: Black leggings, Crop Top, Lace Kimono, Velvet Hat, Fringe Earrings & Embroidered Handheld Bag.
Finding your own look for spring is easy after a long white winter. We are always looking for something that stands out, even if its black we look for a soft texture or shiny fabric. this kimono is the best example, it has so many tassels that make it fun to wear and move around. Sometimes it takes a few weeks for us to wrap our head around the seasons changing, dig out your favourite dress from last summer and find something fresh and new to wear with it, you can never go wrong with a fun kimono, but there are so many cute bombers available this year so if you feel like you would get more wear out one go for it, pop it on over your favourite dress. Browse our new arrivals to get inspired.
Long lace dresses that let you move freely are essential for freshening up your winter wardrobe. These lace dresses have shorts underneath instead of a slip and a deep v in the front that makes them so fun to layer with lace bralettes or velvet tanks.
Kimonos and bombers are everywhere this spring so we like to wear them with anything. Part of expressing your personal style is to wear what you like.
We had the cutest customer in the shop yesterday, looking for a red dress to wear to her Chinese New Year celebration. She was telling us all about her families expectations for her and how she was reluctant to follow their traditions. Yet, there she was, going out of her way to hunt for the perfect dress. She may have pushed the boundaries on her hair colour and accessories, but she wanted to make her family happy.
So much of who are is based in us either following these expectations or running from them.
It’s when we take a stand and do what works for us, but still borrow from these deep traditions that we really become our own person.
This is the sparkle in someones eye, the extra glow they have that make them one of a kind, the type of person who loves who they’ve become. So make sure you are you!
We love dresses!
Sometimes winter has us in a mood, and it seems only appropriate to dress to match. Luckily for us, it’s impossible to go wrong with black- it goes with everything, and is appropriate for pretty much any occasion. Our little black dress is always there for us, but there are a couple other pieces we couldn’t live without.
A black hoodie is a major staple in our wardrobe- although a typically casual piece, it can be dressed up when paired over a silky romper with heels.
The black hoodie is also a great piece for layering- we love the look of hoods hanging from underneath black leather jackets or silky bombers (not to mention the extra warmth that it adds is a major bonus).
Black leggings are also a definite wardrobe staple- pretty sure everyone owns a pair of these!
We love these particular leggings because the knee slit adds an extra bit of edge to any outfit, without sacrificing comfort. Pair it with this black turtleneck crop top (or white if you want to change things up!) for a simply chic look.
We also have amazing fleece lined leggings for those who need that extra warmth in these chilly months.
Thanks to Serena Liu for the photos
Model: Sarah Luenga-Woo (Stray Model Management)
Stylist: Bailey Kilburn
New Years is a celebration of finally being done with the old and ringing in the new- for many it means a fresh start or maybe a new chapter in their life. Exciting!
There are aspects of New Years Eve that can be stressful though- where to go, what to wear, etc. are all important aspects of how the night will turn out.
But if we put aside the stress, we can see that NYE gives us the perfect excuse to dress up! There’s something about the sparkle, bubbly champagne, and promise of a new year that makes us want to look (and feel!) amazing. For some, this means silky off the shoulder tops, luxurious faux furs, and glitter eye shadow!
For many others, it’s important for comfort and style to collide on a night that may very well be filled with dancing until dawn- this is one of the many reasons we love these stretchy velvet leggings!
Another comfy and fun option is a silky bomber jacket with dramatic makeup and your favourite jeggings! We love this pale pink one, but we also have a classic black one for those who don’t stray far from their uniform colour.
Above all, NYE is about having fun with your best friends- even if that means being cozy on the couch in your favourite hoodie and sweatpants, snacking on chocolate til the clock strikes 12!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thanks to Insomniak Media for the photos
Style by Farminista