Holiday Gift Guide – Canadian Made for Him

Im not gonna lie, finding quality mens products made in Canada ended up being a difficult task just because I really had never made it priority! Luckily I was up for the challenge and ended up finding some great Canadian pieces for those hard to buy men in your life!

All of the products listed below are Canadian made/designed, as mentioned in my kids guide and women’s guide, its so important to shop local even if it takes a bit more effort!

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Sarah xo

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Top: Herschel WalletGo Wood SunglassesStrong Body Workout Apparel

Middle: Rocky Mountain Flannel Company Robes & PJS, Herschel Backpack, Mammoth Beard Products

Bottom: Wings + Horn SweaterSorel SlippersBrave Leather Belts

 

Here are a couple other Canadian companies with some great items for this hard to buy for guys!

Buttercream Clothing

Muttonhead Apparel

Needs & Wants

Raised by Wolves

Roots

 

1970’s Inspired Fall Look

I could easily say fall fashion is my absolute favourite, not only for the comfort, textures and rich colours but for the layering! When I was putting this look together I was inspired by the era of hippies and flare jeans, with an modernized, edgy & boho vibe! I am such a huge fan of ponchos (especially ones that can double as scarves) and styling this one in particular with an edgier criss cross t shirt from Tobi and flare jeans worked flawlessly! Each piece really complimented each other and it is an outfit that would look good and compliment any body type!

I have linked all of my outfit details below and hope this look inspires any of you to have fun with your fashion<3

Sarah xo

Outfit Details:

Tobi Criss Cross T Shirt

Jackson Rowe Poncho (Last Season) Similar here, here & here

Citizens of Humanity Jeans (Old) Similar here, here & here

Johnston & Murphy Ankle Booties (Old) Similar here & here

Eliasz & Ella Ear Crawlers

Lipstick: Lipsense Berry by Kissable Lips by Sarah Pankiw

Warehouse One Giveaway

I was absolutely elated when Warehouse One approached me to partner with them to showcase some of their fabulous new styles for fall! If you are not familiar with them, Warehouse One is a Canadian retailer that specializes in jeans and offers a huge range of sizes to fit all body types including ladies’ jeans in sizes 24-36 and 14+-22+ and ladies’ tops in XS-XXXL! They have 129 stores throughout Canada and also offer online shopping as well at http://www.warehouseone.com.

I really resonated with their styles and their goals to give their customers fashion forward pieces that fit well, flatter and are affordable. As women and moms it is so important to our self confidence that we feel good in the clothes we are wearing. I could not say enough good things about the selection, fit and comfort of the clothes I tried on at Warehouse One, especially their jeans!! I tried about 4 different pairs and besides the length of one, I loved every single one of them. I ended up choosing the Bottoms Up Skinny Jeans, that are cut and sewn to give a little boost to your bum! I mean what women doesn’t want a little extra lift back there that doesn’t require the gym!! They also have a beautiful stretch in them, I don’t know about you but I won’t buy my jeans without a little stretch, it makes them more comfortable and flattering! I also instantly fell in love with this olive relaxed tee and floral bomber. Both styles are so cute, comfortable, flattering and super affordable, each piece giving you endless possibilities when it comes to working with your own wardrobe! I have added the direct link for each piece below!

And now to the Giveaway!!!!!!! Warehouse One has been generous enough to give TWO!! of my followers free jean gift certificates so you can nab a pair of these fabulous jeans!!

To Enter The Giveaway

On Facebook (Considered 1 Entry)

  1. Like Boots & Bassets & Warehouse One on Facebook
  2. Share the Giveaway Post (here)
  3. Comment and tag friends you would go jean shopping with!

On Instagram (Considered 1 Entry)

  1. Follow @bootsandbassets & @warehouseonejeans on Instagram
  2. Like Post
  3. Comment and tag your friends who you’d go jean shopping with!

A winner will be selected on August 16th. Open to Canadian Residents Only!!

 

Outfit Details: Floral Bomber, Skinny JeansV Neck Tee

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Overalls

I have been absolutely loving wearing my overalls lately and have been on the hunt for some cute shortfalls so I thought Id share my great shopping finds with you all!

I love wearing my overalls with a loose fitting tee, Z Supply are my absolute favourites! Z Supply can be bought here in Edmonton at Miss Boss! Another dressier option would be an off the shoulder/peplum sleeve top like this one!!

Hope you enjoy!

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Abercrombie Denim Shortalls

American Eagle Olive Shortfalls

Forever 21 Distressed Overalls 

Anthropology Pilcro Overalls

Forever 21 Skinny White Denim Overalls

 

 

 

Easter Stripes with a Pop Of Colour

With Good Friday tomorrow it is time to celebrate Easter with good food and family! With Easter usually comes dinners, brunches and an excuse to get a little dressed up! I have teamed up with Miss Boss to bring you a beautiful option for an Easter outfit this weekend!

Monochromic stripes are such a great option, in my opinion, for any outing casual or dressy and this BB Dakota Jaxson Striped Dress is utter perfection. A thick and stretchy material, it is perfect for a comfy laid back option with sneakers or a dressier look like this one that we have put together! (I also love that its not tight especially if you are conscious of your mid section like this mama!!) It allows you an easy to pair base with any other piece in your wardrobe, patterned (floral would be adorable too) or colour! (It snowed the day we took these photos so I added some leggings and boots however a cute pair of ankle booties without the leggings would be a great option too if the weather is warmer where you are!). Also keep in mind I am 5’10 so the dress came a bit high on me but for anyone smaller it would be a great fit without the need to wear anything underneath!

Now lets talk accessories! This coral Matt and Nat Abiko clutch is the perfect pop of pink for this Easter weekend! I love the clutch handle and the three pockets that allow you to fit everything you need! I paired this outfit with knee high boots and a sparkly necklace and earrings to dress it up a bit (all accessories are linked below), you could also get away with a pop of colour with your accessories too. See what I mean, the options are endless!

Lastly lets talk about this bomber. I mean what can you say, this BB Dakota Troy Jacket is perfection! I loved the cropped length, perfect to be paired with a dress like this one or a t-shirt and jeans! I also love the beautiful silver detailed zipper and drawstring bottom. This is a jacket that will transition flawlessly from spring to summer to fall and the neutral black colouring will compliment any outfit! Definitely a wardrobe staple for sure!

Ive posted the remaining details of my outfit below, I hope you all have a wonderful Easter filled weekend with yummy food and much love!

Sarah xo

 

Note: Dress, Jacket and Clutch were provided to me by Miss Boss.

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Outfit Details:

Jacket: BB Dakota Troy Jacket

Dress: BB Dakota Jaxson Striped Dress

Clutch: Matt and Nat Abiko clutch

Leggings: C’est Moi Bamboo Leggings

Boots: Vince Camuto Over The Knee (old)

Necklace: Stella & Dot, similar here

Bracelets: Eliasz and Ella Bangin Bracelets

 

 

Mint Obsessed Spring 2017

Is anyone else ready for spring?! This year more than ever, I am so excited for the coming spring and summer season because I am on maternity leave and will get to enjoy the entire summer off with my little love, something I have not done since I was a teenager!! I am so looking forward to spending our time 0utside, enjoying the sun, being active and sharing in new places and adventures with my little man!

I am also a huge fan of spring fashion, the pastel colours, bright patterns and I am currently so drawn to that light blue/mint colour in literally every piece of clothing and accessory so I have put together my favs below for you to enjoy!!

Hope you have a great rest of your week & weekend!

Sarah xo

Collage_Fotormint2.jpgEliasz & Ella Meteoric Aqua Studs

Old Navy Mint Peplum Blouse

Old Navy Mint Skinny Jeans

Eliasz & Ella Green Agate Double Horn Necklace

Eliasz and Ella Bracelet Set

Jackson Rowe Chilko Scarf in Mint

Matt & Nat Sari Wallet

Forever 21 Off The Shoulder Top

Converse Mint Shoes

Miss Boss Holiday Gift Guide

I have teamed up with Miss Boss to bring you guys the gift guide of the season!!! It is so important to support local Canadian businesses especially around the holidays so I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in December than sharing this gift guide with you! We have brought you the best of the best in Canadian brands all available right here in Edmonton at Miss Boss!

I have linked all of the pieces below in case you are an online shopper like me!

Hope you enjoy! Thanks so much for reading!

Sarah xo

 

Piperwest Watches

Minimalist Collection

Marble Collection

Mesh Collection

 

 

Up first on our Holiday gift guide is Piperwest Watches!! Piperwest watches are based in Vancouver BC (yay Canada!) and offer minimalist, unisex watches crafted for versatility, style and quality! They are distinguished between three beautiful collections, Classic Minimalist, Marble Minimalist and Mesh Minimalist.

The Minimalist collection features 6 beautiful colour combinations all designed with genuine Italian leather details and lining, a polished stainless steel bezel, base and casebook and mineral crystal glass lens. The Marble collection, with four colour options, stuns with real marble stone face and the Mesh collection adores in stainless steel mesh and swiss ronda quartz movements.

These timepieces are sure to withstand the test of time and would be a beautiful gift for that special someone this holiday season! Want something more personal?! Have it engraved!  Ive added one to my Christmas wishlist!

 

Love Fresh

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Based in Eastern Canada, Love Fresh is a luxury line of beauty products designed for the everyday women looking to attain that fresh, glowing skin. With all natural ingredients, this beauty line offers, washes, scrubs, lotions and body butter in an amazing array of scents that are sure to send you to paradise. Love Fresh is a great addition to any beauty routine and also a great stocking stuffer idea for the beauty lover in your life!

 

Olive & Piper

 

Looking for the perfect piece of jewelry for that holiday party? Or have a fashionista on your shopping list?! This is the jewelry line for them! Olive and Piper is another Canadian company based in Vancouver that carries a stunning line of fun, playful jewelry for the ladies who love a little sparkle! Necklaces, bracelets, rings or earrings, Olive and Piper pieces are sure to add a pep in your step and sparkly magic to your wardrobe!

 

Clothing

 

Miss Boss carries a range of beautiful, quality and functional brands including Jackson Rowe and Matt and Nat, both Canadian designers pictured here.

This Jackson Rowe Buffalo Plaid Coat is an absolute stunner, comfy, cozy and dressed up or down looks flawless (lets just say if it fit me (thanks baby!) it would have already been in my closet! Onto the stunning Matt & Nat Vegan Cork Bag. I am obsessed with this bag!! The recycled cork is so unique, is stands out in any crowd. It can also transition from the work place to a night on the town without fault. I also love that the neutrality of the material makes it such an easy pairing with any outfit!

Miss Boss also carries lines such as Gentle Fawn, Z Supply, BB Dakota and Rebecca King (I am dying for one of her pieces!!) Sure to meet the needs of any of those beautiful women in your life!!

 

Greeting Cards

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Last on our gift guide are these adorable Art + Soul Greeting Cards. There is nothing like a cute Christmas card and these Canadian made cards are accompanied by a 100% recycled hard paper envelope!