Planet S Best Of 2016- Thank You Saskatoon!

Every year Planet S creates a poll where you can nominate and then vote for your favourite businesses (or persons!) of Saskatoon in a number of different categories- I know, it’s pretty fun, right?

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We love voting almost as much as we love reading the results- it’s a great way to find out where the majority of people like to go for certain services (and who the majority thinks is the best!).

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That’s why we were so excited to be notified that Tonic had won a spot in Planet S Best Of Saskatoon 2016 (once again, yay!). We are honoured to have won Best Of in three different categories- and it’s all thanks to you!

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Best Locally Owned Boutique

We are happy to be an independent, locally owned business in Saskatoon. We also love to carry lines by Canadian designers, including local designers when possible- but that doesn’t stop us from exploring the world to find our favourite pieces!

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We love that so many of our customers are busy travelling the world, yet always make an effort to stop at Tonic when they are in town! The best is when they tell us they recognize things in our store that they’ve seen in their travels- from Moroccan leather purses, to hand-poured Canadian candles, to sequined dresses and furry coats from the UK.

We also won in the categories of Best Boutique Fashion Store and  Best Women’s Casual Clothes!

We meet new people everyday that inspire us with their passion for photography, makeup, style, travel, and creativity in all aspects- we love to collaborate, which is how these gorgeous pictures came to life.

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Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us through the years, and thank you Saskatoon!

We are throwing a shopping party to show our customer appreciation, on Thursday, November 10th, 5-9pm at Tonic, 122 2nd Ave N.

Hope to see you there!

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Thanks to Insomniak Media for the photos

Styling by Tonic/Farminista; Anh Pham 

 

The Fall Tunic

Is it winter yet, or is it still fall? For a lot of people, November means winter- but since there’s no snow on the ground (knock on wood) we can, for a brief time, ignore the Christmas decorations popping up and just enjoy the fall weather.

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This is where the long sleeved tunic comes in! We shot these pictures on a particularly nice fall day, but we suggest our absolute favourite leggings (for when it gets undeniably colder), that can be paired and layered under anything. Tunic + Leggings= instant fall outfit that transitions nicely into winter.

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This forest green tunic foregoes a waistline to give us a sophisticated baby-doll cut. The crochet lace detailing along the neck is a major feature, but we also love the 3/4 length crocheted bell sleeves.

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We love this button down rose printed tunic for its feminine, yet casual cut- it’s easy to dress up with some jewelry and the right shoes, or dress down with your fall boots and and blanket scarf.

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And for the boho babe in all of us, there’s the tunic dress in burgundy, with a slightly rustic feel to it.

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This one has an elastic waistline and is super comfortable- the lace up neckline complete with hanging tassels is our favourite detail.

 

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Another bohemian inspired piece we love is the deep purple paisley printed tunic!

Or, my personal favourite, the classical drapy black tunic.

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Photos: Emma Loewen and Keely Montgomery;

                Haddy Kamara and Boehmer Photography

Styling: Tonic/Farminista

 

 

A Word On Retrospectives

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Timidly, I am choosing the limbs and breastbone of one,

 

A man who isn’t much for spoken words,

 

But whose touch resounds on me

 

With the impact of Halley’s,

 

Falling,

 

Landing,

 

A whisper into the ground.

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These images mark the end of a season and the beginning of a very new period in my life. Late this past summer, I chose to try joining the journey I’m on with that of someone else and I’m learning that this kind of thing – a relationship – is intricate and case-specific.

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Men with short beards, softer sides and hearts that are a rich basin of complexity. This has been my jam for years and the variety of men like this with whom I’ve crossed paths have helped to teach me lessons each in their own turn. However, what I’m learning now is that, despite a wealth of lessons that develop later on into wisdom, relationships can’t be tamed and constrained by algorithms and lessons learned.

 

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My dad said recently of relationships: “[he doesn’t] think that anything is natural or normal”. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this statement came up during a time when I was having difficulty establishing some sort of standard to which to compare my relationship. Since mulling on the truth of my dad’s words, I’ve been learning that generalities and norms won’t bridge the risk or heal the uncertainties that come with caring deeply for another person. The more familiarized I become with the beautiful and simultaneous contradictions that make up the man with whom I spend my time, the more I realize that there isn’t any reason for applying these general rules where close observation is merited. My boyfriend does things differently from me, and the more I learn his language, the more I’m able to recognize and feel the depth of his caring towards me.

Timidly, I am choosing the limbs and breastbone of one, a man who isn’t much for spoken words, but whose touch resounds on me with the impact of Halley’s, falling, landing, a whisper into the ground.

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Photography by Matt Lowden

More Maxis Please!

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PSA: Maxi dresses are in- and they’re here to stay! Finding the right style can be challenging (especially when taking into consideration your height, shape, etc.) but these days there are so many different cuts to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

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We did a fun photo shoot with our favourite floral maxi, which we adore for its feminine, vintage vibes (i.e. fabric covered buttons, tie up waist line, dreamy cherry blossom print).

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Maxi dresses are probably so popular because they make us feel beautiful- there’s something about wearing a floor length dress, adorned with lace or floral prints, that can make you feel extra special.

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Long sleeved maxis are a great option for winter fashion as well- you can hide some warm leggings underneath and no one will know  better. We also love finding a maxi dress that is not only flattering, but also incredibly comfortable!

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We like to let this type of dress speak for itself, so we pair it with simple, elegant jewelry.

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If you love the idea of a floral maxi dress, but long sleeves just aren’t for you, we also have some beautiful strappy style maxis.

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Photos: Boehmer Photography 

Model: Keely Montgomery 

Styling: Farminista

 

 

The Endless Expanse.

The Endless Expanse.
Vast skies wrapped in colours
Speaking, changing, unafraid.
Raw emotion
Revealing the Artist’s tale
Masses one by one
Together cover the land
Blooming, swaying, unity.
Alive, flat, grand.
Far and wide
The eyes see
The lungs breathe
Unlimited space.
-Olivia Stephen

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“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” -Psalm 19:1 (NASB)

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I grew up in the prairies & they will always hold a special place in my heart no matter where I live. There is a sense of belonging & acceptance attached to them for me, whenever I come back it’s as if I’ve never left. I’m thankful to have been raised in such a beautiful place.

-Olivia

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Oh hey there!  It’s Kelsey!  I’m back, and so excited to share this gorgeous wine red maxi dress with you all.

My jaw dropped when I first saw this dress, and I instantly fell in love with the rich, red-purple colour.  I knew that I wanted to style it in our orchard, with our beautiful plum and pear trees in the background.  The floral lace overlay exudes such a wonderful, boho, feminine vibe, and the romper underneath ensures that you never have to worry about your slip riding up!

The dress dips nice and low in the front, so I paired it with a soft and lacey, purple bralette underneath.  What a dream!

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Now I just need to find a last minute summer music festival to attend, because this is the perfect outfit for one!

-Kelsey