Getting Creative!

It’s that time of year when Art on the street comes to Quebec Street. Lots of talented people gather and set up their booths and display all their creations. It happens this Saturday June 22nd right on our street.

As you know.. I love to get creative at the shop and to be inspired by other creatives. I asked my long time friend Ali who many of you know from working here over the years to come in and help me out with the window. We used to brainstorm and design the windows all the time together.

A couple of months ago Ali designed some really cute stickers to update our online packaging. I thought it would be super fun if she would paint the backdrop in our window inspired by the stickers.  Of course.. she was as excited as I was to dream up a new Shop B window.

This morning she came in and got right to work. Mixing paints, making templates and painting the backdrop. Take a peek or walk by to see how cute it all turned out!

planning window displaypainted window backdrop, new window display,

Sun’s out!

Happy Tuesday! We had a little pop up shop this past weekend with D’Blanc sunglasses! The glasses are lightweight and Italian made acetate frames.

Honestly there are so many super cute styles…. cat eye, round, tortoise, pearl & soft pink. It’s a tough choice. It’s definitely a fun way to show a little personality and top off your looks.

We are excited to be keeping the sunnies for a few weeks in shop. Stop by and see what your favourite style is.
sunnies pop up shopstriped romper & sunnies, sunnies pop up at Shop B,

Signs of Summer

summer display linen & cotton summer piecesespadrille sandals & tie shorts

Happy Wednesday!

We love the first signs of summer… the linen and lightweight cotton pieces arrive at the shop.

We switch our accessories up for gorgeous woven basket bags and effortless comfy slip on flats.

That’s the beauty of Summer dressing.

 

 

On Motherhood and Style

 

By Bianca Jamieson

 

Motherhood has taught me many valuable life lessons about unconditional love, patience– and the importance of function in fashion.  As my body and lifestyle have changed through pregnancies, nursing, and life with toddlers so too has my sense of style.

 

When I was first pregnant, I was excited to celebrate my growing bump but I also quickly realized I wanted to be comfortable.  I remember feeling particularly hot and swollen that summer and buckling my sandals at nine months pregnant was next to impossible.  Breezy sundresses and slip-on sandals all the way!

 

Here are a few Shop B options for moms-to-be:

striped dress

 

 

 

In my experience, dressing after giving birth was even harder than dressing my pregnant body.  I REALLY wanted to get back to my old clothes and just feel put together. But my body was healing and I still REALLY wanted to be comfortable.  I was also nursing and that required a certain level of accessibility from my clothing. Apart from being kind and forgiving to myself during that time, I found it worthwhile to invest in a rotation of  button-up shirts for layering over nursing tank tops and some soft, comfortable pants.

 

Here are a few Shop B options for moms post-pregnancy:

 

 

 

I’m now settling into life as a mom of two busy little ones.  There are sticky fingers and games of leap frog and a host of other reasons why I can’t wear silk shirts, short dresses or high heels the way I once did.  That’s ok. Being comfortable is great. Being able to throw your clothes in the washing machine is also very convenient. Plus, I move much faster wearing flat shoes.  

 

Here are a few Shop B options for the mom on-the-go:

 

 

 

Wishing you all a happy, stylish, and comfortable mother’s day with the ones you love!

 

Effortless outfit

Happy Friday!

We are sharing an effortless look just in time for the springy weather we are expecting this weekend.

The pieces *white top * linen long coat * levi’s wedgie * neutral slingbacks (4 easy pieces)

If you want to see the look on… take a peek at our instagram today.

xx Michele

linen coat, denim, kitten heels,

Shop B’s Spring Style Tips- Part 2

 

 

Shop B’s Spring Style Tips- Part 2

by Bianca Jamieson

 

Welcome back to Shop B’s Spring Style tips.  Transition dressing is not always easy to pull off but we’re showing you some ways to style your spring wardrobe for single digit temperatures.  This week we’re looking at how to wear your cropped and wide-leg pants without freezing your ankles off.

 

Here’s a little inspiration:

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Easy, simple style tricks for wearing cropped pants right now:

 

Boots: You may be feeling tired of your winter boots but a lighter-coloured neutral ankle boot, looks and feels refreshing after the dark days of winter. I also love the look of a high-top sneaker with everything from denim to wide-leg dress pants.

 

Socks–but make it fashion!: For the last few seasons, we’ve tried desperately to hide our socks away but now I say, embrace them!  They add some quirk and interest to a look while keeping your feet warm; it’s a win-win.

 

Layer with leggings: Wide-leg pants look great but they’re drafty.  However, they’re also roomy so you can sneak a cropped legging under there and no one will even know the difference.

 

Inspiration collage pics found on Pinterest – Atelier Dore, Tokyo Fashion, hairstylism.com, Until the Very Trend, Vogue Spain, Telegraph.co.uk