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Lululemon Layers Are Designed to Keep you Toasty in the Cold

POSTED October 24th, 2014

It seems like only last week we were chatting about the perfect transitional items to take you from summer to fall. Well that all changed this week now didn’t it? With single digit temperatures on the horizon, it’s that time of the year when Canadians start thinking about knits, layers, wools and other articles of clothing we pile on to keep us toasty while we bear the cold weather.

Typically known for their work-out gear, Lululemon has emerged as a one-stop destination providing you with the clothing, accessories and outerwear to take here and there around the city including your workout gear. Don’t believe us? We’ve rounded up some of our personal favourites from the fall collection. Be sure to swing by the Lululemon at Mapleview Centre to try these items on for yourself!

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Skinny Will Pant, $98 Two Times a Yogi Bag, $128 Miss Misty Pullover, $128 Brisky Biker Jacket, $228 Sattva Pant, $98 Noir Jacket, $118 Vinyasa Scarf, $58 Puffy Blanket Jacket, $248

Here to There with Lululemon

POSTED October 20th, 2014

We’ve all come to know and love Lululemon for their athletic wear tailored to yoga, running and working out. What you may not think of them as is your go-to outfitter for all other elements of life. Whether it’s Sunday morning errand running, grabbing groceries, making a pit stop at Mapleview Centre or taking the kids to and from activities, we know that looking stylish is vital but that doesn’t mean you can be comfortable at the same time. Recent expansions to the Lululemon line of womenswear has left us wanting to leave the high-heels, skinny jeans and buttons up at home for four-way stretch fabric, cozy knits and breathable materials.

Since we’re visual learners, we thought we’d give you an idea of two outfits we’re currently crushing on from the latest fall collection:

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Good to Go Skirt, $98 Front Racer II, $48 Flowin with my Omies Tote, $95 Brisky Biker Jacket, $228 City Skirt, $68 Noir Jacket, $118 Love Tee, $58 Two Times a Yogi Bag, $128

Rainboots, umbrellas and hats: Oh my!

POSTED October 15th, 2014

Love it or hate it there’s no denying that fall is here. And while the temperature this season so far has been agreeable, the fair share of rain days in the fall season are sure to hit. There’s an art to dressing for the rain while remaining stylish. We want you to embrace the idea of bright colours, prints and more as you take on the day with a smile instead of blending in with the doom and gloom.

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Felt Hat, Zara, $39 Leopard Print Floppy Hat, BCBG $113 Birdcage Umbrella at The Bay, $40 Dotted Ruffle Umbrella, Forever 21, $9 Aldo - Rain Boot, $50 Rain Boots - The Bay, $40 Hunter Original Boots, The Bay, $165 Kate Spade Umbrella at Indigo, $38 Converse All-Star Rainboot Sneaker, $65

Keeping Warm in the Fall: The Perfect Fall Jacket

POSTED October 14th, 2014

Ask any Canadian what items are essential to surviving the cooler temps? And it’s likely they’ll tell you a pair of boots and a coat. For many, a  coat is one of the biggest purchases they’ll make this season and if you happen to be one of them, then this post is for you. We know you’ve already started your hunt for the perfect look so we’ve listed our personal favs. What we love is that these jackets can do double duty between above and below temps so feel free to start wearing them now and into spring.

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The Girly Girl: Zara $169 The Minimalist - BCBG $344 The Pattern Player - Topshop at The Bay, $160 The Rebel - Rudsak, $645 The Traditionalist - Aritzia, 265 The Tomboy - Aritzia, $275 (Detachable hood)

Sweater Weather has Arrived

POSTED October 3rd, 2014

It’s official: the first day of fall is behind us which means Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and temps cool enough for sweater weather! With chunky knits varying in size, color and length this winter, we thought we’d give you the long and short of this season’s trend with a roundup of our personal favourites from the retailers at Mapleview Centre. Have some fun with this season’s hot item by pairing it over a white oxford shirt for a preppy vibe or top it off with a wool fedora for chic look:

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Long Open Cardigan Sweater, Dynamite, $79 Logo Crewneck Sweater, $37, The Gap Intarsia Pull Over, $189, Hudson’s Bay Long Cardigan with Pockets, Zara, $59 Colorblock Lightweight Sweater, $59, RW&Co Cowlneck Poncho, $79, Zara Fair Isle V-Neck Cardigan, $45, Gap Angelica Cardi Wrap, $287, BCBG Wilfred Montpellier Sweater, $185, Aritzia

Denim Decoded: Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

POSTED September 22nd, 2014

You can dread it as much as going to the dentist. You avoid sweets and carbs for days, make sure you’re in your best mood before you head out and always have a plan of attack for stores with the best lighting. What am I talking about? Denim shopping! As comfy and easy-going as these wardrobe essentials can be, finding a brand and a shape that best suits your figure can often be tricky. But no need to worry, we’ve decoded the age-old myth with a round up of great styles you can find at Mapleview Centre.

 

If you’re pear shaped…

Pear-shaped figures tend to carry weight in the hips, rear and legs – the lower half. Consider searching for a mid-rise style that will not only flatter your shape but can also work to lengthen your legs.

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Aritzia Mid Rise Skinny, $125 Gap Canada Perfect Boot Jean, $79.95 Gap Canada Perfect Boot Jean, $79.95

If you’re apple shaped…

Apple-shaped ladies should seek out denim with some extra stretch in the waistline to best show off their assets as they tend to carry their weight in the middle. Consider a straight leg that will best compliment your stems.

 

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Gap Canada Mid-Rise Straight Skimmer Jeans, $62.99 424 Fifth Light Washed Jeans, $27.60 424 Fifth Light Washed Jeans, $27.60

If you’re curvy…

Ladies with a curvy figure need to be mindful to select a style of jean that will create a slimming effect in all the right places. Accentuate your best assets by picking a pair that hugs your curves with a dark rinse and a fabric that offers some stretch. Lucky for this body shape, the high-rise can be ultra-flattering and is a popular style for the fall season.

 

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High Rise Skinny, $125, Aritzia Guess Curvy Sophia Jeans, $69, Hudson’s Bay Guess Curvy Sophia Jeans, $69, Hudson’s Bay

If you’re petite…

While most cuts can be flattering on petite girls, what’s most important is to ensure that the style of jeans elongates your torso and your legs to give the illusion of added height. A pair of low-rise jeans can often do the trick for this build!

 

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Paradise Mine Low Rise Skinny, Artizia, $125 Guess Low-Rise Dare Devil Jeans in Reller Wash, $68 Guess Low-Rise Dare Devil Jeans in Reller Wash, $68

If you’re athletic…

For the girls rocking a toned, athletic body, consider looking for a pair of jeans that can help to create curves while evening out your shape. Flared or boot cut style jeans can assist with this but be sure that they’re fitted in the thighs and bottom but relaxed around your legs.

 

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Gap Long and Lean Jeans, $69 Guess Mid-Rise Boot Cut in Snyder Wash, Guess, $68 Guess Mid-Rise Boot Cut in Snyder Wash, Guess, $68

Trends may come and go but the fit of a great pair of jeans will never go out of style. Enjoy shopping for your next pair with these tips!