Holiday Window

Shop B holiday window

Well it’s the time of year when I’m sketching and brainstorming for the holiday window. Every year it seems to be more of a challenge to think of something fresh, new and inspiring. I loved last year’s window so much… I thought… I’m going to go with a simple, clean, pretty winter white vibe.

After I was done with sketching the idea out on paper, I made a list of props and supplies.

I liked the idea of adding a very soft dried floral wreath into the mix this year.. to change it up from my traditional greenery. So you know I had fun making that!!

Yesterday morning I painted the backdrop and installed the window. I added simple light wood panels to display the ivory & white pieces and topped off with white lights (my favourite)

I’ve also added a little collage to this post with some of the pretty pieces displayed in the window.

Fa la la la!


Fall Outfit

Happy Thursday! We’ve got some super cute new pieces in the shop… which inspired..of course a new ensemble. Here’s a little outfit inspiration with the coziest faux fur statement jacket. We are loving the navy & rust combo.

fall outfit, denim, faux fur coat, accessories,

Shop B turns 15

Shop B is 15!

by Bianca Jamieson


I vividly remember the day I first saw the store.   I was home from university for the weekend, walking by the Bookshelf.  I looked across the street and saw this little blushy-pink canopy. There was a chic mannequin or two in the window and these glamorous chandeliers lit up a space that looked like it could be full of cute clothes.  I did a double take and crossed the road, sure I had stumbled upon a mirage in downtown Guelph. It ended up being a true and rare gem. For 15 years it’s been a constant source of friendship, joy and style for me and many others.  


While celebrating this major milestone at the store, I spoke to some loyal customers about their first Shop B purchases.  The energy was infectious and soon enough everyone was chatting about their favourite fashion moments from the shop. I took a few notes. 


On First Purchases and First Impressions: 


Deb- “I think it was probably a whole bunch of things at once. I remember this pink sweater with a pink velvet bow that had a pearl and rhinestone sort of thing on the lapel- oh! And these velour pants with stripes down the sides!” (oh 2004…) 


Ali- “It was a beaded belt. And I still have it!” 


Lori: “it was a long, chocolate brown peasant skirt with tiers.  It was very boho chic. I held on to that for so long. I do remember the first time I laid eyes on the store and I thought to myself, ‘Now what have we here? In Guelph? What in sweet fancy moses…”   (EXACTLY!) 


Marg: “It was a long, black knit dress with a ballet back.  I still have it and I still wear it. It’s one of those pieces that whenever you don’t know what to wear, you pull that one out and put it on.” 

(I think I want this dress too?) 


Steph: “I think it was this khaki coloured blouse. I was really cute!”

Michele: “It was a Ted Baker skirt with butterflies”

Steph: “THAT’s what it was! And it started my love affair with Ted Baker.” 

Michele: “Do you still have it?”

Steph: “oh yeah. I still have it.” 


Robyn- “it was this really cute fox shirt.” 

(Later that evening Lori struck up a conversation with Robyn and said ‘I remember the first time I met you, Robyn, and you asked me where I got my shirt– it was this shirt with foxes on it from here.”–  bit of a full circle moment)


Cami– “These Fidelity jeans. I think I wear them 80% of my life” 


As for me, I too remember a pair of jeans from Shop B that I lived in when I was about 22–they were Rock and Republic with a flared leg that made me feel like Victoria Beckham. I also remember the first item I EVER got from the store- a Christmas gift from my parents in 2004- it was a pink sweater with gold thread running through it.

I also remember this purse I bought  a few months later that Michele actually made. 

I have a lot of fond memories wrapped up in Shop B that could fill a very long blog post (let me tell you about a time she parked a pink Vespa in her display window!).  I remember the first day I showed up to work at the store and Michele was wearing a full, bright pink skirt with a white blouse, a wide raffia belt and espadrilles. To me, she was straight out of Sex and the City, and as a 21-year-old university student who was mostly interested in wearing clothes to ‘fit in’, she inspired me to just go for it and wear what I truly love..  


Happy Anniversary, Shop B!  Here’s to 15 more! 


Photos by Camilla Brenchley

Florals by Blooms & Flora 



Pinstripe cutie

New pieces keep rolling into the shop every week. This little pinstripe cutie arrived and I just had to style it up. It would be a great top to pair with white jeans and sandals right now.

Think ahead to early fall and we love the idea of teaming it up with a cognac cropped cord, flats and your natural handbag… maybe even with a little front tuck!


pinstripe top, cords, outfit

Fall Sneak peek

Happy Wednesday! Just in case you wanted a little preview of what will be in the shop this fall…’s a peek.

Think…. rich rust tones, gorgeous florals, animal prints, high waistlines, straight and wider leg silhouettes &  super soft corduroy. That’s a good start to the season. We will fill you in as we get new deliveries. Stay tuned!

fall 2019 colours

Cute Outfit

Happy Tuesday! As you may have noticed some of our new transitional fall pieces are starting to arrive in the shop. Which means gorgeous florals in rich colours like this piece from Des Petits Hauts!

It’s lightweight so we’ve styled it with our summer pieces in the shop. If you aren’t sure how to wear a lovely bold floral like this.. just keep your other styles super neutral and classic.

The outfit

Green floral top

ivory button skirt

basket round bag

neutral espadrilles

cute outfit 4 pieces,