Popping Up In A Flower Shop

10376140_681793495208723_7176620698588191384_nWe love a little pop up, especially when its in our favourite flower shop, and our favourite photographer stopped by to snap a few pictures.

rustic_flowersThis store always smells amazing, fresh flowers and so many candles making it extra special.

pop up funWe might have had a few mimosa’s.

10363524_681792145208858_3779689131530255858_n10303878_681792828542123_3563951820934353237_n10313572_681791395208933_2406916232695516436_n

October at Tonic and Farminista

With October slowly starting to fade out, and the transition into November begins (the month that I believe is socially acceptable to start playing Christmas music).

This month at Tonic has been a great one, seeing all the new fall fashions come in and seeing the joy and excitement for the most scenic month of the year makes me want to latch onto this month to ensure it doesn’t simmer away too fast.

I’ve gathered a few of my all-time favorites of this month to show you.

12081188_512324645592071_1503340048_n

First, I want to talk to you guys about our jacket obsession. If you live anywhere in the prairies, you know jackets are a must.

12081117_386698748195214_522198335_n

Make an impression with your last layer!

The Jenny Wool Jacket makes it easy for you to do that.

Check out some of our other jackets!

11910396_1143999138963581_1251886115_n

This is a classic twist on any cardigan, and easily has been our best seller this season. It perfectly fits on any body type, and gives you a bit of extra length in the back so you can wear it with leggings!

12070618_594419910696553_717156956_n

Here is a quick link to check it out online:

http://www.farminista.com/products/gisellegrandcardigan

11351693_477824679055494_2007078203_n

We wouldn’t be Farminista if we didn’t include any of our head turning dresses. This dress is the definition of fall.

http://www.farminista.com/products/forrestshortdress

12080454_1183593288321326_18087273_n

And finally- we are excited to be starting our very own line! Right now, we only have coffee mugs. But, we are working very hard to release more Prairie People goodies! Show off your prairie pride!

 

Constructing Your Fall Best

The leaves are continuing to fall, which means it’s inevitably going to get chilly. The thing I always seem to struggle with in the fall is how to continue to wear the summer dresses that I’ve grown to know and love all throughout summer. Finally it dawned on me. Whenever it starts to get cold (especially in the prairies, it seems we start to get colder here right after August ends), my mom would always tell me to layer (although layering to my mom is sweater, after sweater, after sweater). So, I forced my sister out of her busy life- working full time during her practicum as well as away from her study time (sorry sis, thank you and love you.) and took her to my favorite spot (and if you ask me, one of the most beautiful places in this city) to help me help you show how to wear dresses during this season.

DSC_0017

Some dresses are made for this transition season (which makes my troubles slightly easier) just like our Estella Dress. As soon as I saw this in our store- Tonic, I fell in love immediately and knew I had to share it with you.

DSC_0020

They can easily be worn as is, or can be paired with accessories such as our favorite hat, the Carmen HatDSC_0024

Another simple way to elevate your outfit to the next level in fall is a scarf. The thing I absolutely love about scarves is how versatile they are (if you’re anything like me, you watch those YouTube videos on how to transform your scarf into 50+ different outfits in absolute awe). This scarf, our very own Agnes Weaved Scarf is perfect for any outfit, with its neutral colours and pattern.

But, there’s another way we can further elevate this dress…

DSC_0045

If you’re anything like myself, autumn automatically means cardigans. I adore cardigans-practically living in them all seasons (even the summer, I’ve just slowly allowed myself to adapt to the extra heat I’m forcing myself to withstand.)

DSC_0050

And cardigans with this dress looks absolutely amazing, creating the perfect outfit while staying cozy.

Our Mae Cardigan is perfect for fall, its seriously the coziest thing I’ve ever worn.

 

DSC_0056

Plaid is huge every fall.  A good way to wear your favorite plaid shirt is slightly less traditional. Wear it around your waist. Doing this, it cinches in your waist while still looking awesome.

 

DSC_0062

Or, if you’re slightly more traditional, wear it as a regular shirt!

The Erik Semi Long Plaid is another one of my fall favorites this season. The best part about it, is that its longer than most shirts (which makes it easier to pair with dresses!).

 

DSC_0073

Another thing that has been huge this fall (and for good reason- they’re awesome) are poncho scarves. They add the perfect touch to any outfit-fancy or casual. It seems we went for the fancier approach for this outfit, which worked well in our favor as you can see, after about 40 minutes of taking pictures and 10 minutes of my sister frantically changing in the car while I tried to find a secluded area that people wouldn’t see her change, the sun set and we were going berserk trying to finish these pictures.

For this outfit, we paired the Stuck On You Dress with the Kirin Poncho Scarf to make this (accidental- but it works) “heading out on the town while still keeping warm and looking (as my sister would say) sassy” outfit.

 

 

DSC_0077

 

The Simple Bride

When my fiance and I decided to tie the knot this year… we decided on a simple “at home” private ceremony between us and our two children. It seemed silly to go out and buy a fancy big wedding dress… but I still wanted to look like a bride. I guess you could say that because this was a simple wedding… I needed a simple look.

I ventured out ALL over the city and tried to find a simple off-white dress.  I didn’t know what it needed to look like but I knew if I saw a certain type of dress, it would be “the one”.  I found a simple one, but thought it needed something to dress it up a bit.

The search continued for all the fun stuff like finding accessories and I thought of no other place other than FARMINISTA and TONIC.  I had had my eye on a this lace kimono weeks ago.. and thought it would look gorgeous for a wedding. Sure enough it worked perfect with my dress and the rest is history. It was easy finding earrings at Tonic/Farminista and I found the perfect pair that worked with an existing large pearl necklace I had.  I made my own flowers with greenery from Anthology…. which worked perfect with my dress choice.

Take a glimpse into my simple wedding look. Images by Boehmer Photography.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

new local duo tries on tonic, farminista & banjo

The Mission

Put together a portfolio of Promo Shots for the new Saskatoon duo, Major Millie (comprised of Camille Schroeder and Dale Kary). Also, model the deliciously fabulous clothing from Farminista, ,Tonic and Banjo Outpost.

The Inspiration

Taylor Swift in Marie Claire 2012. Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham pre-Fleetwood Mac. She & Him (the ever adorable Zoey Deschanel!). A mish-mash of Boho, Rock, Country and Vintage.

The Stylist. (and MUA. And Photog.)

Carine is a happily married mom of 3, who enjoys expressing her creativity through her makeup artistry business, styling, photography and interior design.

The Final Product

 

Look One. Grungy Alley meets Rocker Chic.

1b 1d 1e

This fabulous top can be found here

The absolutely essential pencil skirt can be found here

And… the killer necklace that our stylist Carine was OBSESSED with is here

1h

Dale’s wardrobe courtesy of Banjo Outpost. Doesn’t he look FABULOUS?

 

Look Two. Psychedelic Groovy Jungle.

2a

Yeah. Totally felt like a model here. Not sure about Dale.

2b 2c

And… here’s where I felt like a true rockstar.

2e

The killer orange necklace can be found here

 

Look Three. Bohemian Country Rockstar

3a

3b

3c

3gg

Guys, I LOVE this DRESS. Made me feel like a MILLION bucks.

Get it here

3d 3e 3f 3last

Major Millie will be performing live in various venues across Saskatoon in 2015. Their style can be described as acoustic soul/blues and jazz. Follow them on facebook for videos and upcoming events