Ever since The Bay revamped their Signature Collection a couple of years ago, I’ve been obsessed. The lovely combination of green, red, yellow, blue, and white stripes is a perfect way to add a touch of Canadiana to any outfit (or home), and this spring, the brand has added new pieces to their usual line-up. On my wishlist is a striped Evans Tray ($95) for my coffee table, the striped Isabella Maxi ($85), and the adorable Eggie Egg Cups ($20). Super cute, non?
There’s a ton of new Hudson’s Bay Collection pieces available on The Bay’s website – these are just a taste of what’s out there. So which pieces are your fave? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: HBC
Style Blog, May 14th 2013 |
Fall is the most dangerous time of the year…for my wallet. What with gorgeous coats, boots, and leather pieces all over the place, I can’t help but drool over so many (too many) things. And while I try to be good most of the time, some things are just necessities. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
Above are just a few of those “necessities” of mine. Curious to know what yours are. Share in the comments!
Full list after the jump!
Style Blog, October 11th 2012 |
This weekend, le bf and I went to the CNE, to play silly games, eat Tiny Tom’s donuts, check out the food trucks, and just enjoy the annual fun fest. And let me tell you…it was FUN-tabulous!
I tried to win Super Domo in the Bowler Roller game, but couldn’t get to the 5th upgrade, so we took home a pink flamingo instead. Le bf also won me a Minion from the Despicable Me movie – I’ve always wanted one! Nothing like two stuffed toys to make this blogger happy.
After the games, we made our way to the International Pavilion, where I found an amazing life-sized cut-out of Fabio, which in retrospect, I wish I’d bought…because who wouldn’t want Fabio in their living room every single day? The store also had Elvis, Harry Potter, Batman, and others…but sadly, no cut-outs of Ryan Gosling or Michael Fassbender. But I guess those two’ve got nothing on Fabio.
What about you? Are you taking advantage of the last sunny days of summer? Let me know in the comments.
Snapshots from the CNE after the jump!
Style Blog, August 27th 2012 |
Some days all it takes to make me happy is a burst of color on a blah day, and these banana yellow H&M trousers do the trick every time! Also, how cool is my new HBC Signature Collection watch by Timex?! I get compliments on it everywhere I go…and I don’t have to look for my phone every time I want to know what time it is…there’s a watch for that!
So tell me, do you wear colorful trousers to work? Or is your office too conservative for that? Share in the comments.
More after the jump!
Style Blog, August 21st 2012 |
Just read on my bulding’s elevator news that HBC MAY BE BRINGING BLOOMINGDALES TO CANADA!!! See, elevator ads are actually effective!
But seriously, folks. This is excellent news. The Globe and Mail also confirmed that “The move to provide space to Bloomingdale’s as a “store within a store” would represent a pre-emptive strike on the part of HBC chief executive officer Richard Baker, who is aiming to grab a bigger piece of the high-end fashion retail market before other foreign players arrive, industry sources said.”
At this time, The Bay is considering putting Bloomingdale’s shops within its Toronto store on Bloor Street West as well as inside one store in Vancouver and Calgary, according to G&M. Bloomingdale’s could begin rolling out in-store boutiques in Canada as early as the fall of this year! As in…FALL 2012, people! Bloomies. In. Canada.
This is happening. I think. Are you excited about this? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Bloomingdales, HBC
Style Blog, May 1st 2012 |
With only a handful of days left until Mother’s Day, the clock is seriously ticking. And just in case you’re all out of gift ideas for the woman who gave birth to you, check out some of our latest picks below. From the Aldo tote that can hold all of her essentials, to the rose gold MOM necklace from Tiffany’s, there’s a present on this list for any budget and taste. All you have to do is pick one.
What are you planning on giving your mom this Mother’s Day? Share in the comments.
1. Bathing Suit – Old Navy ($29.94)
2. Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir – LCBO ($30)
3. HBC Signature Cashmere Travel Set – The Bay ($174.99)
4. “Mom” Heart Pendant – Tiffany ($330)
5. Nokia Lumia 800 – Telus ($529.99)
6. Hearts Initial Necklace – Etsy Seller PTInspires ($30)
7. Nespresso PIXIE – The Bay ($249.95)
8. diptyque Candles – Holt Renfrew ($60)
9. The Other Bag – Aldo ($25)
10. Hugs and Kisses – You (free)
Style Blog, April 30th 2012 |
Back in July, I attended The Bay’s Holiday 2011 Preview, showcasing amazing gift ideas for the holidays. Now that the holiday season is actually upon us…and Christmas is but 6 days away, I thought I’d share some last-minute gifts that you can easily pick up at The Bay store near you. From colorful Toy Watches, to Lucia mini soaps, to Polaroid cameras, to all things HBC Signature (coats, doggy sweaters, snowman kits, travel pillows…), you can find a gift for anyone and everyone! Seriously, these beat any gift that you can find at the gas station on Christmas morning. Hands. Down.
As for me…I think I might actually be done! Started a bit late this year, but nevertheless, have managed to pick up prezzies for everyone on my list. Feels good to be done. And if you’re still searching, shopping, and trying not to lose any remaining bits of holiday cheer (and sanity) - I wish you short line-ups, huge discounts, and bundles of patience. You’ll need it.
For more gift ideas, check out our Gift Guides!
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, December 19th 2011 |
Earlier this week, HBC unveiled its 2012 Official Canadian Olympic Team replica apparel…and I want it all! Especially the three pieces above: denim jacket with Canadiana patches, the 2012 version of this Cowichan sweater, and of course a pair of red mittens to show my rah-rah patriotic support (and to keep my mitts warm!).
I really can’t get enough of those retro patches. I would seriously wear this jacket all the time! Not to mention every time I travel…which is soon! Ok, I just decided…gotta get this jacket stat, before they are all gone! So much for my spending ban.
Have you had a chance to take a look at The Bay’s selection of Olympicswear yet? If so, what are your fave pieces?
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, November 4th 2011 |
Being Canadian is really de rigueur nowadays. It’s incredible what a little marketing can do. The Vancouver Olympics, of course, have a lot to do with it. But, credit should be given to HBC for really marketing the crap out of their Canadiana apparel. From Wayne Gretzky and Glee guys, to it-girl Rachel Bilson – The Bay clothes are all over celebs and athletes, and are selling out in stores everywhere! Over 3 million pairs of red mittens were sold to date…and still going.
As for this Smythe HBC blanket coat – I do love this coat on Rachel. Such fun colors and so very Canadian. Hmm, perhaps the All-Canadian look will catch on in the rest of the world soon enough? Until then…Go, Canada, go!
Photo Credits: www.laineygossip.com
Style Blog, February 24th 2010 |
So unless you live in Alabama under a rock, you know that Canada is where it’s at! And by it, I mean the Winter Olympics! Go, Canada, Go! And because of that, The Bay and Zellers stores have been selling the official Olympic merchandise, including clothing and accessories. Not of the flag-waving-maple-leaf-wearing kind, I didn’t even pay much attention to the line, until I came back from my little Cuban getaway to discover that my mom had bought something that I liked very much!
Now the thing about my mom and I, is that she tends to steal borrow my clothes all the time, while I usually don’t go exploring in her closet – too conservative for my taste. Well, I’ll certainly be stealing borrowing this sweater from her! The whole reason she even bought this particular one, apart from her affinity for the Canadian flag-waving, was also me. Well, not me, but my shopping habits. All women’s Cowichan sweaters were sold out, and my mom bought a men’s sweater instead! Way to go mom! I am so proud!
And now that the photos of Wayne Gretzky rocking the exact same sweater have resurfaced, I think I’ll be scoring some sweet brownie points by wearing this sweater around le boyfriend. Stylish, patriotic, and Wayne Gretzky has the same one…it’s a win, win, win situation. Don’t you just love those?
Photo Credits: www.laineygossip.com
Style Blog, February 18th 2010 |