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Celebrate in Red and White

POSTED June 29th, 2015

It’s only one week till we celebrate Canada Day and we’re sure you plan to ring in 148 years in style. Whether you’re hitting up a patio, BBQ or hosting friends, be sure to do so in our country’s colours: red and white. Stumped on what to wear? Here are some ideas we love:

 

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Off Shoulder Blouse, H&M, $49.99 Disney Slip On, Vans, $75.00 Cape Dress, Zara, $89.90 Bryn Watch, Michael Kors, $300 NARS Lipstick, Sephora, $37 Coach Turnlock Bag, The Bay, $395 Crop Top, H&M, $19.99 Louise Et Cie, Thong Sandal, The Bay, $120 Canadian Baseball Cap, The Bay, $30

8 Things I Won’t Live Without This Summer

POSTED June 23rd, 2015

You’ve likely got your go-to basics down pat for spring but with summer around the corner, do you have your wardrobe staples selected? If you’re on the fence about what to snag for summer, here are 8 items I plan on wearing out this season. What are you go-to’s for the summer temps?

Open Stripe Sunhat, Banana Republic, $62 Pendant Necklace, Banana Republic, $55 Stripe Tee, Aritzia, $45 Runway Watch, $335, Michael Kors Boyfriend Shorts, $37.46, Gap Ray Ban Aviator, $215, Sunglass Hut Embellished Sandals, Zara,  $79 Jet Set Tote, Michael Kors, $298

Travel in Style

POSTED June 16th, 2015

With the school year almost wrapped up and summer plans on the go, travel is sure to be on your docket before September rolls around. Whether it’s a short jaunt to the cottage or a summer abroad, ensuring you’re stylish yet comfortable while travelling is always key. From the perfect tote to the carryall weekender and the perfect travelling kit, all that’s missing is the road trip or the passport! Enjoy!

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Prada Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut, $320 Gap Jean Jacket, $79.95 Bruni Dress, Aritzia, $60 Frends Headphones, Indigo, $199 Stripe Floppy Hat, Forever 21, $22.90 Chuck Taylor’s, Journey’s, $49.99 Roots Weekender Bag, $688 Jet Set Tote, Michael Kors, $278 Pinch Provisions Kit, $22 Ted Baker Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Set, $49.99

Styling your Baby Bump

POSTED June 12th, 2015

Pregnancy is an amazing time of life and you no-doubt want to look just as good on the outside as you are feeling on the inside. That being said, being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. As an expecting mother myself, I believe that the two are interchangeable and with the right amount of forethought you can look just as gorgeous during your pregnancy as you did before your growing baby bump. A great pair of skinny, white maternity jeans from Gap are a summer essential that can be paired with a variety of tops from classic tee’s to this beautiful, generously-proportioned blouse from Artizia. What will you wear to your baby shower luncheon? While the pickings can be slim for feminine, sophisticated maternity wear, why not broaden your scope and look for full and flowing shaped non-maternity dresses such as these stunners from BCBG.  When it comes to footwear, comfort does tend to rule, especially with the back pain commonly associated with pregnancy. However, for those special occasions or even date night, try wearing a neutral, chunky-heel sandal that will add sophistication to your look, and keep you safe and stable at the same time.

Have fun dressing the bump!

Candace – www.themintedmama.com

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BCBG: McKayla Sleeveless Print-Blocked High-Low Dress BCBG: Kailene Printed High-Low Dress Gap: 1969 Inset Panel Resolution True Skinny Skimmer Jeans Browns: Mimosa Heeled Sandals Aritzia: Wilfred Cypres Blouse in Milk/Iceflow Hudson's Bay: Alex and Ani Mom Charm Bangle Coach: Baby Bag Tote in Saffiano Leather

Men’s Style Guide with Johnston & Murphy

POSTED June 9th, 2015

Mapleview knows that style is just as important to men as it is to women. While we may not show the gents as much love on the blog with our tips and tricks, we thought we’d specifically focus on some of our favourite pieces from the spring collection at Johnston & Murphy. A relatively new retailer to Canada, Johnston & Murphy oozes classically cool styles for the modern man. Recognized for their shoe collection, the brand has expanded to include sport jackets, chinos, eyewear, leather goods and more. Here are our picks for the stylish gent:

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Slim Fit Square Clip Shirt, $188 Red Pocket Square $48 Windowpane Blazer, $310 Dot Bow Tie, $65 Ellington Wing Tip Shoe, $109 Laces, $4.00 Tailored Fit Gingham Shirt, $98 Seersucker Blazer, $238 Round Readers, $78 Carry-On Duffle, $648

Gift Giving Ideas for Dad

POSTED June 3rd, 2015

Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 21) and we know you plan on showing that special someone a little love. Trying to find that perfect gift can be tough at times but we’ve selected some sure-bet ideas that are bound to delight. Here’s to all the great Dads out there! We hope you have a great holiday.

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Original Wayfarer, RayBan, Sunglass Hut, $194 Good Meat, Indigo, $31.98  Tailored Slim Fit Shirt, Banana Republic, $95 HORST Pre Tied Bow Tie, The Bay, $29 The Art of Shaving Kit, Sephora, $144 Striped Wide Tie, $35.90, Zara Michael Kors Luggage Leather Watch, The Bay, $300 Number Cap, $19.90, Zara Cuff links, Johnston & Murphy, $148 Commodity Whiskey Cologne $120, Sephora