Monday, March 10, 2014

tiaraiconbabes n gents

I love to support local, from working part-time as a Shop Gal at twiss & weber, to attending local craft shows.  When Amir of Babes n Gents asked me if I would be interested in styling some of their pieces, I was thrilled to be able to support an Ottawa based clothing company.  

Babes n Gents pieces range from $10-$190 so there truly is something for every babe and gents budget! Free shipping in Canada for orders over $150 and they just released Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto specific collections. 

They use American Apparel blanks (made in USA) and the printing, packaging and labels (made of organic twill cotton) are made in Canada.

My favourite part about Babes n Gents is the charitable component- they donate 10% of their net profits to UNICEF on a monthly basis.


Concert Chick (Canada Crop Tank in black- $32)

 Crop Tank- Babes & Gents; Pants- Thrifted; Necklace- Lia Sophia; Fedora- Zellers; Bracelets- Joe Fresh & Thrifted; Ring- Thrifted; Shoes- Max's Footwear

Dating Diva (Love Birds Crop Tee in Fuschia- $20)
Crop Tee- Babes n Gents; Dress (worn as skirt)- Sirens; Belt & Hair Flower- Thrifted; Bracelets- Aldo; Shimmery Tights- Forever 21; Shoes- Target

Lunching Lady (Love Birds Big Print in White- $10)
Tank- Babes n Gents; Skirt- Labels; Blazer & Gloves- Thrifted; Belt- United Colors of Benetton; Necklace- The Dunes PEI; Hat- Simon's Montreal; Shoes- Max's Footwear


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dress- DressLily (c/o); Lace Top- Sirens; Belt- Peacock UK; Purse & Shoes- Vintage; Headband- Forever 21 (gifted); Sunglasses- Aldo; Earrings- Norwegian Cruise Line; Rings- Gifted & Urban Outfitters

Sparkly, bejeweled & flouncy, everything I could want in a dress.  Thanks to DressLily for making my dream dress come true! When I was choosing the dress I wanted to review (which was a very difficult task as they have hundreds of adorable pieces), this dress caught my eye because of the subtle glimmer, embellished collar and bell skirt.  I didn't read the dress description closely enough so when I received the piece in the mail I was disappointed there was no lacy long sleeve. Until I remembered I had a black lacy leotard that would do the trick!

This is my new career to cocktails dress because you can jazz it up (like I did here for dinner & drinks with friends) or wear it with a blazer for the daytime.