Prairie Bohemian

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blogger fashion shootFinding 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.

lace maxi dressLong 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 bombersKimonos 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.

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Fresh Spring Makeup

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Meet Cassie, she is young and fun! Her makeup is fresh and beautiful enhancing her unique features.

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Have fun with your makeup! Less can be more sometimes. But always say yes to lashes. Put on some fluffy lashes to make your eyes pop!

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Spring lip colors. Cassie is wearing blush pink pink pink! Keep your lips moist and plush by staying hydrated, exfoliating your lips and adding some balm before wearing your favorite lipstick color.

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Cassie’s makeup is light and easy to wear. Keep it fresh. Rock it with confidence.

Spring is coming and we are ready!

xoxo

Happy Lunar New Year, Red Dress Shopping

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.

red_floral_dressSo much of who are is based in us either following these expectations or running from them.

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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!

 

 

 

Travel……BUG

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After Christmas and New Years celebrations the weather always seems to take a turn for the worst and we end up in a deep freeze.  Not only is it too cold to walk the dog, but the sun sets before dinner and life begins to feel like it’s on repeat. Working in the shop becomes dangerous for our bank accounts.  The only customers braving the wind chill are stopping by while they wait to pick up their passports, or popping in to see if we have any shorts in yet so they can finish packing for the beach.  This is the time of year where we daydream about a tropical escape- well any escape, we would take Europe too!  A vacation in the dead of winter seems to speed us along into summer.  Even a week of running on the beach, or fresh cut grass makes the daily grind in winter seem more bearable.

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A holiday is a time to explore and grow as a human, and it’s the time where you can wear a dress that stood out a bit too much in your small town, or try a new look with your hair and make up. We love helping people shop for their dream vacations.

Laila had people crowding around her in Paris while her friend Alan captured her beautiful lace dress in front of the Eiffel tower.

 

Ashley tried on a few different looks for her trip.

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One of our longtime staff members, Kelsey, took this lovely lace dress on her Euro adventure. She made this dress uniquely her own though when she added personal touches- she laced up the deep-v neck so that this piece was day-time/cafe ready!img_6711 A maxi dress is always a great piece to have when you’re travelling- they are versatile enough to be worn on a day excursion, but also easy enough to dress up for a night on the town. We love this Venechia maxi wrap dress for its comfort and super fun pattern- this mama-to-be is wearing it in New Zealand!

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Joshua Tree Wanderlust

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There is something about the desert that calls to me. I long for it whenever I am not there, and that happens to be very often. I love the landscape, the purples and pinks of the horizon. I can breathe there, openly.

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The desert makes me dance. Where do you want to go? Are you an ocean or a desert kinda gal?

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Come away with me..

clothes by Tonic//Farminista

photos by Tammy Zdunich of Meraki and Light

and Karly Woolsey of Karly Woolsey Photography

All Black Everything

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.

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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.

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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).

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Black leggings are also a definite wardrobe staple- pretty sure everyone owns a pair of these!

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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.

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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