A sale!

We get tipped off to all kinds of fun things and sometimes we like to share with our readers. Better Styled is having their annual fall/winter blowout sale and it’s a great time to grab some fab pieces at super prices.

Check it out and thank us later.

Fall/Winter Blowout Sale
50 to 80 per cent OFF
Three days only

Friday, February 4 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 5 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 6 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Brands include:
Gerry Weber
Mac & Jac
Margaret M
Jewelery, accessories, belts, and coats included
Sizes 2 to 18

150 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 806
(1 Block West of Mt. Pleasant, North side of Eglinton)
Phone: 416.485.5100, ext. 0

Debit and cash preferred.

A visit from….Better Styled

Even though we like to think we’re fairly up to date with fashion, sometimes we need a little help to steer us away from bad trends, and stick to classic shapes. To help us groom our closets for this fall, we invited Erin Nadler from Better Styled up to the fourth floor. She happily gave us her top tips for looking classic, but working in a few fun pieces. 

Better Styled is like a personal shopper, stylist, seamstress and fashion trend watcher all in one. Erin & her team at Better Styled are there to help you keep your wardrobe fresh and updated for your day to day life.
Better Styled carries a private label selection, as well as over 15 (mostly Canadian) lines to choose from, all within their on-site warehouse and showroom. They can provide custom alterations and home delivery – perfect to help everyone from corporate executives to busy stay-at-home moms. A complimentary preliminary consultation with a stylist will help determine your preferences and needs, and what looks best on you. Their cozy and chic consultation space makes finding the right clothes for you a relaxing and satisfying experience.

With the fall season upon us, and as we tuck our spring and summer clothing away again for another year, it’s time to think about updating our fall wardrobes. Every season, we are inundated with the must-haves for the season, so I’m here to simplify it for you, tell you what you really need, and what is just a passing fad.

I firmly believe that every woman needs a closet full of essential pieces. The perfect black suit (if black is not your colour, choose grey, navy, or brown), the perfect white blouse, the perfect jean, the perfect trench coat or fall layering jacket, and the perfect black pump.

The word “perfect” is subjective. If you look best in a wide leg pant, but the trends lean more towards straight or skinny, go with wide. The cut and style on you is what makes it “perfect” for you. Sprinkle in some trends to keep your essentials current, but don’t feel you have to replace your favourites just because they aren’t splashed all over fashion magazines right now.

Here is my list of key pieces for this fall/winter season. Choose the ones you love, and work them into your closet:

Heeled boot – either a bootie, to the knee, or thigh-high – a true fall must-have.

A timeless look from Dolce and Gabanna. Image source

Long cardigan – fitted or oversized, a long cardigan is a great layering piece.

For a more casual look, go oversized. This one, from Urban Outfitters, is a lovely neutral.

To make office-appropriate, something fitted looks more polished. Again, Urban Outfitters has a solid option.

Ruffled top – a great style of blouse that I love layered under a suit jacket for a feminine twist.

This beautiful Oscar De La Renta blouse is perfect for layering beneath a suit jacket. An instant classic.

Dark leg – tights are big, and keeping a dark silhouette is a good option for more corporate workplaces. Pair dresses and skirts with dark tights and darker boots or pumps. It’s a trick to keep a long lean shape.

DKNY Fall 2010 does it right.

Embellishments – sequined shoulders, zipper details, fur trimmed collars, and leather are all big trends. Try picking one on a top, tights or jacket, and incorporate into your wardrobe.

Shearling jackets are timeless, trendy and warm! This one from Zara is great.

Sleigh Bells in August

People who don’t work in journalism, magazines, PR or other similar industries are a little, well, astonished to hear about our recent holiday media preview. “Why are you talking about Christmas already?!”, they exclaim. But, for the 60+ publications that paid us a visit last Wednesday, it was perfect timing for planning their holiday gift guides.

rock-it promotions held its second annual media preview on a sweltering August 4, and it was a smash success. Holiday tunes were playing, Santa was jingling bells and people were buzzing excitedly about the cool products and services on display from our clients. Here’s a peek:

Erin Nadler from Better Styled was on hand, offering personal image consulting tips and a preview of gorgeous fall clothing to be found in her warehouse.
A great fitted blazer on display, and a cozy, yet chic, belted sweater.
Joyce from The Drake General Store showcased a ton of unique gifts for everyone.
 Best ideas included a children’s make-your-own designer T-shirt kit, a festive garden gnome statue, Navajo-inspired throws and Jeff Koons-esque balloon animal bookends.
Luxurious nighttime foot massage spa Red Door offered heavenly foot rubs for everyone after they’d made the rounds. Imagine coming home in January after a long day of trudging through slush and snow, and remembering you received that gift certificate Red Door – time to warm and soothe those tootsies with a foot massage!

You Name It Baby has so many great, personalized products for babies and children. They definitely had the cutest display.
You Name It Baby can customize paintings, stuffed animals, blankets and robes, among many other items. They even did great custom lunchboxes on the spot for attendees.

Marla Brown Home offered up a glorious holiday inspired tabletop, minus the clichéd poinsettias and green and red colour scheme.

The event designers extraordinaire also highlighted their flower arrangement and concierge services by giving everyone a very cute Star of Bethlehem hostess gift to take home.
Come As You Are had the friskiest display, showing all sorts of fun sex-related goodies. gill and Holly were there as experts on everything from organic, locally sourced lubricant to the luxe gold-plated Lelo Earl products.

President’s Choice Home had a stunning display. Decorations, ornaments, cute penguin statues, baking supplies, photo frames–PC Home has got every holiday need covered.
The acrylic reindeer is pretty and classic.
Finally, Toben Food By Design created a globally inspired holiday menu that featured mini-Pho soups, Ahi tuna cones with wasabi, cheesecake lollipops and amazing beignets with injectable fillings.
There were also mini risotto balls, slivers of smoked salmon on potato latkes and freshly made Bellini mocktails. Wow!
We had so much fun at our preview that thoughts of snowy days and blustery skies are welcome now. So excited for the 2010 holidays! Thank you to everyone who came to make this such a great success.