Purses to Cure all Curses

Fashion week has inspired us to look beyond clothes and shift our focus on something even more exciting and fun…HANDBAGS. By now we all have that one favorite bag that we end up carrying everywhere but can’t seem to find anything in it. So, this week we are here to help you make some radical decisions about having a clutter free bag and still be fashionable to work, school or just running errands. We gotcha! Coming up is a list of some practical yet stylish bags that are sure to make you happy and keep you organized.

THE 9 TO 5

For the gal that’s on her toes from morning to evening, you need something that weighs less but does the job. You need something that doesn’t strain any more neck muscles than your boss already does 😉 Look for a tote style bag with medium-length straps, we found great options.

hudsons BAY: SFW classic Snap-Top Leather Tote $139
Easy to clean with compartments to help you stay organized
 
H&M Reversible Shopper $29.99
Available in 5 different colours

DON’T TOSS THE CROSS

A cross body is an essential for woman. Whether you are a mom on the go or a student, a crossbody bag always saves the day! You want the bag to be classy, versatile and most importantly easy to wear. The biggest benefit is that they help distribute the weight evenly across your body.

DKNY Sullivan Flap Crossbody Bag $198.00

 

URBAN PLANET Faux-Leather Mini Envelope Crossbody Bag $14.99

WAIST PACK IS BACK

Now this is a very controversial trend but literally the easiest way to dress down and still look chic especially in this cold weather. You can throw on a long teddy coat and just wear a waist pack to add a hint of chic to your whole look. They are perfect when you are shopping or simply going to brunch.

ARITZIA Leather Snap Belt Bag $98
FOREVER 21 Zippered Fanny Pack $22.90

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

The backpack is not only trending right now but it can also make your life easier. We found pieces that will look sophisticated so you don’t get the horrible flash backs of being back in high school. It’s one of the most practical trends where you can easily fit everything you will need for the day or perhaps the night too.

ARDENE Faux Leather Backpack $14.90
ALDO Craspedia $ 31.98

Remember to keep the runway trends practical because as we all know, not everything we see in fashion shows can be worn in our daily lives. The list is a guide to show you the latest handbags while keeping budget, use and practicality in mind. Happy Shopping!

Dior Backstage Event at The Bay: February 11-17

Dior is synonyms with beauty, class and prestige. Have you ever wanted a chance to book a one-on-one consultation with an expert that can customize your whole look for you? If so, then THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. You can book a personalized consultation to MASTER YOUR MAKEUP that is solely designed by keeping your style and needs in mind. This one-on-one consultation promises to be a unique experience with brand new techniques for you to master.

DIOR BACKSTAGE SERVICES

You can choose from the following list of services by calling Charlene at DIOR BAY KINGSWAY: (780)479-7100 ext 280

INSTANT BEAUTY SOLUTION

An express experience to maximize your beauty in a flash. 5 minutes

COUTURE LIPS

Give your lips the most beautiful smile with the perfect shade & finish for you. Choose among Glossy, Matte, Satin. 10 minutes

CATWALK EYES 

 A flash makeup focus on the eyes to transform your eye look. Choose among Smoky & Neutral. 10 minutes  

SEASONAL BACKSTAGE LESSON

A seasonal flash makeup to discover Dior’s latest trends. 15 minutes  

LASH & BROW STYLING

 Expert diagnosis. Choose among Volume & Care and Brow Shaping. 25 minutes

PERFECT SKIN ESSENTIALS

Indulge in a unique experience to achieve Dior perfect skin immediately & over time. 30 minutes  

FLAWLESS FACE CONSULTATION

 Discover your ultimate complexion perfection products and application tips. 30 minutes

BEAUTY ONE-TO-ONE LESSON

Private and made-to-measure makeup lesson with your DIOR Makeup Artist. 60 minutes

These one on one lessons will help you choose the right products for your skin type, while you learn the best way to optimize the products according to your needs . Call now! 

Leather for every Weather

A leather jacket is your best friend when it comes to having a well styled and practical wardrobe. It’s sleek, chic and can be worn throughout the week. (sorry for the bad rhyming). But really, it’s a piece that can be worn in every season, and yes even on those cooler summer nights ahead, or just as a statement piece over your shoulders. Good news is that, contrary to popular belief you DON’T have to spend your whole paycheck on a leather jacket. Over the years, so many retailers have come out with trendy and affordable options whether its color, design or pattern.

Head down below to see our picks and let us know what catches your eye!

THE CLASSIC

THE BAY – TOPSHOP: Rosa Faux Leather Moto Jacket $115.00

This is the basic yet the most classic style that majority of people like. The zipped cuffs and front with the ribbed detailing are what make this style stand out. The details give it a distressed look making it look less stiff.

THE DIAGONAL ANGLE

H&M: Biker Jacket $69.99

The diagonal zip is a perfect addition to the regular biker jacket, which adds a bit of an edge when its zipped up. The jacket looks super cool when paired together with some straight legged pants. The cut of this jacket is also what makes it very feminine so it accentuates ever body type.

FAUX WITH FUR

FOREVER 21: Plush-Trim Faux Leather Moto Vest $59.90

This next piece is edgier, sassy and literally a game changer! It can be worn with turtle necks or even a laced-cami for that sexy outfit detail. This will add a elongating silhouette to your outfit giving you that extra hint of chic.

CAMEL TONES

DYNAMITE: FAUX LEATHER MOTO JACKET $17.50

As much as black is what we are used to seeing in a leather jacket, other colours can sometimes add versatility and uniqueness to our style quotient. A brown leather jacket is a little less serious and can be a transitional piece in your closet.

LEATHER AND FLORAL

TORRID: Pink Floral Embroidered Moto Jacket $96.67

YES YES AND YES. This is a perfect piece that should be in every gal’s closet who loves to experiment and is a true fan of statement pieces. This is a head turner for sure, and you can totally expect to get a lot of queries on it. The floral details soften the leather look making It extremely feminine.

5 Wardrobe Essentials You Should Own

Hot and happening trends are fun to follow but having a few classic essentials can make your every-day life much easier. Your wardrobe should definitely consist of timeless pieces that you can dress up and down with, once you have those figured out you will notice how easier it really is to get dressed and head out. Pieces can vary from person to person and taste in fashion as well, hence we are including 5 items that can fit every individual and their style. Scroll through and see our must haves to build your capsule wardrobe and never say “I don’t have anything to wear” again.

SPILL’IN THE TEE

When we say NOTHING, we really mean NOTHING is more important than a perfect white tee in your closet. Heck, it’s totally worth to have a few in case you have missed laundry day. This is the *most* versatile piece that can literally be worn with everything you have; from jumpsuits, to dresses, to skirts, to pants and shorts. The one thing you need to keep in mind is the fit and the quality, so we have listed our favorites!

(From left to right: ARITZIA Wilfred Free Esther Shirt $45, FOREVER 21 Plus Sized Semi-Cropped Tee $7.90, DYNAMITE Crew Neck Basic Tee $7, GAP Vintage Short Sleeve $17.99)

STRIPED OUT

Mixing stripes with different patterns can instant make your entire look easy and breezy. Whether you pair the striped shirt with denim, skirts or bright solids your outfits will always look classy and chic. It’s the perfect must have to have!

(From left to right: GAP Softspun Mix-Fabric Hi-Lo Top $54.95, ARDENE Ruched Striped Top $24.90, ARITZIA Sami T-shirt $45, H&M T-shirt $6.99)

BLACK TROUSERS

No surprise here! We all need a perfect flattering pair of black trousers that can transition from work to a night out. It’s definitely a staple in every gal’s closet and a go to from Monday-Sunday. The classic black trouser has transitioned into many different fits and has evolved over the years. We are listing the ones that are both classic yet versatile.

(From left to right: ARITZIA Dexter Pant Terado $148, DYNAMITE Karlie High Rise Pant $17.50, LE CHATEAU Ponte Paper Bag Pant $35.00, H&M Pull on Slacks $29.99)

WHITE BUTTON DOWN

This one piece can be worn with endless options. It is a must have for layering during fall, and perfect for a hot summer day with shorts or a midi skirt. A well fitted or a relaxed fit are both great for any outfit. You can wear it tucked in for a polished look, or simply tucked out for a less formal look. It is one thing that can be worn a million different ways.

(From left to right: ARITZIA Atlas Shirt $24.99, FOREVER 21 Button-Front Vented Shirt $29.90, GAP Fitted Boyfriend Texture Stripe Shirt $35.99,THE BAY Haggar $35.90) 

THE PERFECT FLATS

Comfort is key, and looking fashionable doesn’t have to hurt! Having that perfect pair of flats can make you look chic and poised while keeping you at your comfiest. Investing in good pair will leave you happy and your feet even happier.

(From left to right: THE BAY Core Life, Alex Pointy Ballerina Flats $29.99, H&M Ballet Flats $14.99,  ALDO KAYE $55, CALL IT SPRING Borevia $17.49) 

We hope these suggestions help you narrow down your closet and keep it less cluttered! These essentials will come handy every day and you can make many different outfits combining them with other pieces in your closet. Our picks will have you ready from brunch to dinner and anything else that might come up. Here’s hoping for less of those “I have nothing to wear moments” and more of “I got ready in 10 minutes”. GOOD LUCK and as always – Happy shopping!

StyleFile: Current Winter Trends

This season there is a rise in a lot of new styles, prints and cuts but many of us tend to stay away from the latest in fashion because we simply feel “oh, I can never pull that off”. This week, we have decided to bring you the coolest and edgiest in winter fashion while giving you options that are not over-whelming. Our goal is to keep you looking trendy but with tips that keep your style classic. We are keeping fashion practical, enjoyable and most importantly wearable.

DON’T FROWN THE BROWN

Brown is definitely the new black in town! The different shades of brown especially when paired together can totally add the extra oomph to your whole look. We are sharing some of our favorite BROWNS you can find easily at our retailers.

(From left to right: H&M Fine Knit Turtle Neck Sweater $14.99, DYNAMITE
The Front Long Sleeve Blouse $34.95, FOREVER21
High-Wasted Ankle Pants $24.90, FOREVER21
High-Wasted Ankle Pants $24.90)

KEEP IT SLOUCHY

Slouchy boots can actually make or break an outfit, they are extremely versatile but if not worn correctly they can completely turn around an outfit. Currently, they look really chic with a midi skirt or a long dress. An added bonus is that they are so easy to tuck pants or trousers into!

(From left to right: FOREVER 21 Slouchy Knee-High Boots $33.99, ALDO Galaonna $85, THE BAY Lexi and Abbie $41.30)

SKILLED IN SILK

Bold prints and busy patterns or just plain silk blouses and dresses are all the rage right now! Though they can be a daunting style for some, knowing how to pair these prints can help you look polished and fashionable while feeling your comfiest. 

(From left to right: THE BAY Ganni $209.99, DYNAMITE Clynched Satin Dress $10.50, FOREVER 21 Satin Geo Print Lace-Up Top $15.99, FOREVER 21 Geo Print-Satin Wide-Leg $22.99)

Here is a little helpful guide to keep you looking stylish on these cold days. Be sure to give these hot trends a try and do give us your feedback on Instagram! All these pieces and more can be found at Kingsway, Stay tuned and enjoy our upcoming posts.

Amp Up Your GYM Look For 2019

Every January the most popular resolution is to start working out and stay on a healthy path, but somehow, we end up losing the sight of our goal rather than the weight we wanted. We strongly believe in the mantra of “looking good, and feeling good” hence we have selected some of our favorite workout looks and activewear for you to help you stay on track and achieve your goals while looking fabulous. The cuter your gym clothes, the more motivation you’ll have at the gym!

THE BEST LEGGINGS

The search for the perfect pair of workout leggings can be daunting. You want to make sure you look for leggings that keep everything in, without digging in. Do a little dance, squat and a couple of jumps in the fitting room when you’re trying them on to make sure they’re the perfect fit.

Here are our fave leggings for working out:

(From left to right: FOREVER 21 –Active Mesh Cutout Leggings $22.90,  HUDSONS BAY-Adidas Original $41.25, AMERICAN EAGLE – High Waisted Keyhole Legging $31.83, GAP- Colorblock 7/8 Leggings $54.95, ARDENE- Side Stripe Camo Leggings $9.95)

YOUR PERFECT SPORTS BRA

When shopping for a sports bra remember that there are 3 main types: racerback, crisscross and tank top.

Racerback: Provide good support for medium- to high-impact activities, but they’re usually not adjustable so it’s important to find a correct size.

Crisscross: Provide good support for low-to medium-impact activities, and the straps are often adjustable so you can fine-tune your perfect fit. 

Tank top: If you’re new to working out, this style is perfect for you as this strap is most similar to your everyday bra. Bras with tank top straps usually have a back clasp, which offers additional adjustment and support.

Regardless of the style you choose, keep in mind that wider straps provide more support than thin straps but thin straps are easier to conceal under your shirt.

Here are our top SPORTS BRA PICKS:

(From left to right: FOREVER 21 –Medium Impact-Caged Sports Bra $19.90,  ARDENE- Rib Knit Crop Top Bralette $6.45, GAP- GapFit Low Impact Sports Bra $23.99, PINK- Ultimate Racerback Bra $9.99)

WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS?

Rather work out in shorts? Make sure to grab ones that are quick drying to keep you moving through your workout.

Here are our the best shorts for working out:

(From left to right: FOREVER 21 -Active Dolphin Shorts $19.90, PINK-
High Waist Track Short $29.95, GAP- Quick-Dry Shorts $24.99, ARDENE- Move Running Shorts $5.97

ACCESSORIZE YOUR GEAR

Complete your workout look with these trendy gym bags and colourful water bottles!

 

A healthy body doesn’t happen on its own. We can all use some extra style and fun gear to turn up our gym game and make all our work-outs count!  Here’s wishing you a very Happy and healthy New year. Make sure to get all your fitness fits from Kingsway and step it up!

 

 

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for under $20

Have you finished allll your Holiday shopping? Orrr do we dare ask… if you have started your Holiday Shopping??? Whatever the case may be, one thing we know for sure is that we will all still be making that “quick, last-minute” trip to grab that one last stocking stuffer because we all know the big presents have already been bought ….or NOT. We are listing our favorite stocking stuffers for everyone on your list and we made sure to keep everything under $20 so you get the best for less!

CRUNCH IT IN

We all end up crunching last minute! and this year…scrunchies are literally what every gal in your life wants right now, TRUST US! They are trendy, fun and oh so IN.

(From left to right: , LE CHATEAU- Floral Print Pleated Scrunchie $12.95,  DYNAMITE- Satiny Scarf Scrunchie $6.95, GARAGE- Velvet Scrunch $3.95)

SLIP IT IN

Who doesn’t love a new pair of slippers? Our favorites will have the women in your life swooning over the pom-pom deets and the velvety feels.

(From left to right: ARDENE- Faux Sherpa Lined Sequin Slippers $12.90, LA VIE EN ROSE- Slipper Socks $9.99, VICTORIA’S SECRET- Pom-Pom Slipper $10.00,  )

QUICK FIXES FOR HER

(From left to right: SEPHORA- CLINIQUE GLOSS AND GO LIP SET $16, SEPHORA- Enchanted Sky Eyeshadow Palette $9, THE BODY SHOP- Shea Christmas Treats $10.00, HUDSONS BAY- Power Trip Charging Cord $13.00, HUDSONS BAY- Minimergency Kit $10.97 HUDSONS BAY- Pretty Useful Tools $9.00)

QUICK FIXES FOR HIM

(From left to right: LE CHATEAU- Flower Lapel Pin $15, HUDSONS BAY- WAHL Cordless Beard Trimmer $18.74, HUDSONS BAY-Velvet Drawer with Charging Station $12.49, THE BODY SHOP- MACA ROOT & ALOE SHAVING CREAM $11.70, SEPHORA- CLINIQUE FOR ME OIL CONTROL KIT $19)

FOR THE YOUNG LADY

(From left to right: JUSTICE-Koala Earflap Beanie $9.95, JUSTICE- Just Shine unicorn body mist set $14.90, THE BODY SHOP- Festive Hand Cream Trio $20, THE BODY SHOP- Vanilla Marshmallow Shimmer Mist $11.70)

FOR THE YOUNG MAN

(From left to right: GAP– Logo Crew Socks (3-pack) $14.95, Children’s Place-Boys Braided Belt $7.77, HUDSONS BAY-Holiday Nutcracker Ceramic Mugs $9, HUDSONS BAY-28 Piece Dominoes Set $11.90)

Wishing you all a stress-free Holiday Season and here’s hoping this list comes in handy to all the ones who are still on a hunt for some last-minute stocking stuffers for their loved ones! Be sure to stop by Kingsway and avail all the last-minute deals and steals!

 

Christmas Morning PJs for Everyone

Whether it’s wearing Holiday themed pj’s or inspired “jammies”, having that special pair of pajamas on Christmas morning has slowly become a tradition for many families. The best way to calm your little ones might even be to give them a little gift of pj’s that they can open on Christmas Eve to keep them from attacking the rest of the presents under the tree! We have made a list of festive and affordable pj’s for everyone in your family, so be sure to shop your favorites before it’s too late.

PLAID TO MEET YOU

(From left to right: The BAY: Petit Lem: $21.60, Sleep Nation: $41.40, Sleep Nation: $26.40, Sleep Nation: $39.99)

STRIPES FOR ALL TYPES

(From left to right: The GAP: Crazy stripe Union Suit: $102.00, Crazy Stripe PJ Set: $24.00, Stripe Long Pj Pants: $48.99, The Children’s Place: One Piece Sleeper: $13.98)

RED, WHITE AND ALL RIGHT

(From left to right: H&M: Patterned Pajamas: $29.99, Pajama Shirt and Pants: $34.99, The GAP: Heart PJ Set in Fleece: $39.00, The Children’s Place: Santa PJ Set: $7.98)

SNOW WITH THE FLOW

(From left to right: The GAP: Snowflake PJ Dress in Fleece: $30.00, Snowflake Hoddie Rob: $39.00, Snowflake Sleep Top: $41.00, Cozy Flannel PJ set: $72.00)

THE GREEN SCENE

(From left to right: The Bay: Joe Boxer Plaid Flannel Pants $27.00, Victoria’s Secret Thermal PJ: $39.50, The Children’s Place: One piece Sleeper $15.98, The GAP: Plaid PJ set in Fleece $39.00)

We wish you a season full of happiness while staying warm, cozy with your loved ones. Make sure to stop at Kingsway during our extended mall hours and get all your shopping done using tips from our blog.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Look Book 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … or is it the most stressful time of the year? If your answer is the latter, we want to make sure we change that by providing you some of the most helpful tips to make your holidays easy, fun and memorable.

            December is all about parties, parties and then s’more parties (pun intended). With so many things happening, finding that perfect outfit for a work party or a family get together can truly be a hassle! This week we are putting together some fun and festive looks for you while keeping comfort in mind! Read on to see our hottest picks of the season!

LOOK 1: LEATHER WEATHER

Leather pants should be a staple in every girl’s closet. They are extremely versatile and can be worn with many different tops to create a chic look in minutes. This is a very casual look with a chic touch. It is simple yet stylish and the touch of red adds the right amount of oomph.

(From left to right: Aritzia: Daria Pants $135, Isabelli Sweater $110, Forever21: Bow Drop Earrings $7.90, Dynamite: Pointed Heel $49.95)

LOOK 2: TOUCH OF SPARKLE

It is hard to stay away from glitter and sequins during the holidays but the best thing to make your look stand out from the usual is adding just a hint of sparkle in your outfit. Rather than wearing an all sequin dress that we have seen for nearly a decade, opt out for something like a skirt or a pair of pants with a simple detailed blouse with a colourful fitted blazer.

(From left to right: Forever21: Boxy High Low shirt $19.90, Double Breasted Blazer $25.99,  Iridescent Sequin Jeans $38.99, Strappy Metallic Heels $27.92)

LOOK 3: MIXING SEASONAL PRINTS

Mixing and matching different patterns and prints can be a bit challenging but if done right, it can totally elevate your outfit to a new level of chic and style. One thing to keep in mind is to choose two patterns that look good on your body type and from there you can start mixing! This outfit is perfect for moms on the go at family parties or just a casual secret Santa party.

(From left to right:  Forever 21: Zebra Stripe Brushed Net Sweater, Torrid: Ponte Stretch Pull-On-Pant $28.69, Ardene: Faux Leather Pointy Loafers $19.90)

LOOK 4: THE LBD

The simplest and easiest look for any event is a classic little black dress because it is easy to style and you don’t have to worry about putting pieces together and making them sync. We have rounded up our fave LBD’s that are in style yet easy and comfortable for you to move in. Whether it’s going for a second plate or simply dancing the night away these dresses will keep you looking stylish all night long.

(From left to right: H&M: Calf-Length Lace Dress $59.99,  Le Chateau: Foil Dot Print Chiffon Tunic Dress $169.95,  H&M: Short Velour Dress $34.99, Dynamite: Mock Neck Sweater Dress $59.95)

LOOK 5: A VELVETY TOUCH

Nothing says Holidays more than a touch of velvet whether it’s the whole outfit or just a pair of heels. Velvet is luxe and looks extremely fashionable especially in darker shades.

(From left to right: Dynamite: Velvet Dolman Dress $59.95, Forever 21: Velvet Flare Pants $16.03, H&M: Sequined Velour Dress $59.99,  Le Chateau: Velvet Shawl Collar Blazer $169.95, Velvet Ankle Strap Pump $44.97)

We hope this Look Book helps you in every which way when you are getting ready for a party! You will be sure to turn many heads at all your events and remember “Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu”.

THIS WINTER: Know How to care for your Hair

Our skin is not the only thing that suffers during these extra cold and dry months. Our hair can get frizzy, damaged and just really rough during this time as well. Having a hair routine and actually sticking with it can save you from those dreaded “bad hair days” and keep you away from having to wear hats inside. This week we are here to the rescue with our favourite hair products so you can let your hair down, LITERALLY!

COCONUT OIL HAIR SHINE – THE BODY SHOP: $6.00
*This hair balm tames, smooths and conditions hair. The amazing scent goes a long away and leaves your hair looking shiny and healthy*
BANANA TRULY NOURISHING HAIR MASK – THE BODY SHOP: $9.60
*Using this mask will instantly leave your dry, frizzy hair nourished and shinier. This mask is 100% vegan and is made from natural ingredients such as banana puree and nut oil from Peru*
FUJI GREEN TEA SHAMPOO – THE BODY SHOP: $6.60
*This shampoo is without silicones and colourants which refreshes and purifies your scalp, it removes impurities and cleanses your hair leaving it fresh*
DAMAGE READY SPLIT END REPAIR – AVEDA: $46.00
*For healthier looking hair try this product, and achieve fast results without having to go in for a trim *
SMOOTH INFUSION SMOOTHING MASQUE – AVEDA: $38
*This product will add volume while cutting out the frizz from your hair, it softens hair and helps to seal in moisture*
ROOTS HAIR TREATMENT – LUSH: $22.95
*This treatment is made with peppermint and spearmint oil with extra virgin olive oil and honey which softens and conditions hair to shine without weighing it down*
JASMIN & HENNA FLUFF-EAZE – LUSH: $26.95
*For frizzy, dry and out of control hair, this treatment will moisturize and bring back the shine with its’ organic ingredients such as brazil nut and extra virgin olive oil *
SHAMPOO BAR – LUSH: $11.95
*These package free shampoo bars are concentrated pucks of shampoo that last up to 80 washes! They’re also packed full of essential oils and fresh ingredients leaving you with shiny every wash*
LIVING PROOF- PERFECT HAIR DAY 5-in-1 STYLING TREATMENT – SEPHORA: $37.00
*This is the IT product for any type of hair because it helps smooths, add volume, condition strengthen and polish any type of hair whether its straight, wavy or curly*

We hope this list is useful when you are visiting us for all your hair care needs and helps you have better hair days so your tresses can easily grow, glow and flow.