Archive | July, 2012

Statement Jewelry at it’s Best!

28 Jul

Bracelets are a fantastic fashion accessory for any fashionista! The perfect piece of jewelry can complete any outfit! We’re so excited that one of our favourite jewelry collections, Noir Jewelry is now available at PAVLYN!  Leeora Catalan is the talented creator behind Noir Jewelry, the beautiful designer jewelry line worn and coveted by A-list starlets including Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce, just to name a few! Inspired by the dynamic life of New York City, the collection strives to introduce new materials into timeless design to create exaggerated classics with a sense of humor and modernity. Throughout the years, Leeora has collaborated with numerous fashion industry icons, like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson to create alluring and ultra-chic pieces!

We’re absolutely loving these Solid Brass Rhodium Pleated Pyramid Bracelets from Noir Jewelry!  What a bold fashion statement these babies make! These bracelets are the perfect mix between edgy chic and classy punk rock, this fashion accessory will go with any outfit – no matter how classy or distressed! The pyramid bracelet is currently a hot fashion staple for Summer ’12! Need some style inspiration!? Stack the gold and silver bracelets together to match any outfit! They’re the perfect accessory for the day or night!

Noir Jewelry pyramid bracelet

Noir Jewelry pyramid braceletThese Shaka Laynard Bracelets are a blast from the past! Who doesn’t remember making these adorable bracelets at summer camps as kids!? Noir has created a grown up and sophisticated version of these childhood bracelets, that are so much fun to wear! With friendship bracelet trend in full swing these pieces will be a perfect combination to your other  arm candy! Available in so many vibrant shades, these bracelets are definitely an easy way to add some variety to your wrist!

Noir Jewelry Lanyard Bracelet

Noir Jewelry Lanyard bracelet

The best part about these bracelets is that they’re so much fun to mix and match with every outfit! The Laynard bracelets can be easily worn with casual denim shorts or your conservative business suit! These bracelets are a must-have fashion accessory in every gals wardrobe! Wear ’em alone, stacked, or layered with other fabulous bracelets! With so many ways to mix and match, how are you going to wear yours!?! Get them now at www.pavlyn.ca!

Noir Jewelry Nightfall Cocktail Ring

For all your nighttime appearances, the Noir Nightfall Cocktail Ring will add just the right amount of sparkle to brighten up your look with its beautiful, large Swarovski crystals!  This sparkly ring will transform any outfit from drab to fab in no time! Make colored jeans and a blouse look instantly chic by adding this ring and a pair of pumps, you will be dazzling all night long and will be simply irresistible! Get this shiny fashion accessory now at www.pavlyn.ca!  

Square Pave Earings by Noir Jewelry

We’re absolutely in love with these Square Pave Earrings by Noir Jewelry! These understated earrings add a little sparkle that goes a long way, to any outfit. Whether strolling around town or heading out for drinks with the girls, these earrings are perfect for any occasion! These square earrings are available in solid brass plated in either Gold or Rhodium! Get these classic and timeless pair of earrings now at www.pavlyn.ca!

We can’t wait to see how everyone wears these must-have fashion accessories!

XOXO

 

Pavlyn Girls meet Nat & Marie

21 Jul

This week we had the honour of being featured on the Nat and Marie show season finale. It was such an amazing experience! We loved meeting the girls in person and all the people behind this show. When we were first contacted by them, we were very flattered that they heard of us! After all Pavlyn Boutique is still a baby in the internet world of online fashion stores.  But, we were no strangers to Nat and Marie. These saavy ladies truly know what is trending on the internet and have heard about us only a couple of weeks after the official launch. Soo, when we were invited to be on the season finale of their show, along with the incredible fashion inspiration, Myles Sexton, we thought Ah-mazing!

Nat and Marie cover everything viral on the internet and sometimes they are ‘ahead of the headlines by as much as  a year!’ So, if you want to stay on top of what’s trending, and have a few good laughs, you should definitely check out their show – www.natandmarie.com!

Here are some pics from backstage the show and you can check out the complete episode with our interview  at www.natandmarie.com


Pavlyn Girls with Myles Sexton and Nat and Marie

Backstage nat and marie show with Myles Sexton

Myles and I look a little bit like we’re in love in this pic….and its true, we are! His creativity is contagious and he is such an inspiration to us!

Marie wearing Paper Crown Twain Skirt in Navy Garden Bloom

Nat wearing Pavlyn Keepsake Lost without you dress in mustard yellow

Of course, we just had to dress the girls for the season finale, so you can see Marie wearing the beautiful Paper Crown Twain skirt and Nat in the Keepsake Lost Without You Dress. The girls looked so gorgeous!

Thank you so much for having us! We can’t wait for the next season of the show!

XOXO

A&M

What fashion blogs to follow? Here are our Top picks!

20 Jul

With the increasing amount of fashion blogs in cyberspace, there are so many great blogs to read out there! Like all fashionistas, we check-out hundreds of fashion blogs daily to keep us up-to-date on the latest styles, celebrity trends and emerging fashions! There are so many amazing fashion bloggers in Canada and today we’re going to tell you our top 10 favourites…and they are superb! From red carpet events to best dressed celebs, these blogs will cover all of your fashion needs! Drum roll please….!

1. Jak & Jil

With gorgeous photographs of superb street style fashion, who wouldn’t love Jak & Jil? Tommy Ton, a one-of-a-kind Canadian photographer, created Jak & Jil in 2005. Today, Ton has successfully captured the trendiest fashionistas and couture designs through his unique photo blog! Tommy’s photographs will give you the inside scoop into the glamorous world of fashion! Get ready to be absurd by his brilliant photography skills inspired by style that is nothing short of perfect! It’s no wonder why Ton’s detailed-orientated shots have been a favourite in the fashion industry!

Jak & Jill Blog

Jak & Jil Blog

We are absolutely smitten over this blog! In 2010, Alexandra Grant created To Vogue or Bust, as a personal style album and uncensored diary…and today it’s our daily must-read! Having recently joined FASHION Magazine’s Style Panel, Alexandra’s take to some of the panel’s style questions on her blog is one of our favourite features!  This Vancouverite’s natural beauty and great style makes for a killer combination which will guarantee to leave you inspired.
To Vogue or Bust
To Vogue or Bust
To Vogue or Bust
To Vogue or Bust
From daily fashion picks to the hottest “it” items, Monika is a fashionista at heart that never misses a beat! Monika, a Vancouver fashion blogger, is empowered by following her heart, passion, dreams and is always reaching to learn more! From discussing floral pants, pretty pastels or peplums, Monika will keep you updated on the hottest fashion trends and products! This blog is so captivating you seriously stand the risk of becoming addicted (or spending a lot more time on it than you originally intended). We especially love reading Monika’s advice on how to spice up your Monday outfit…which according to her, can easily go from drab to fab! Check our her blog to find out how!
Monika from the Doctors closet
The Doctor's Closet by Monika
Cara is the brilliant and stylish Vancouver fashion blogger behind the creation of A Fashion Love Affair. If you love dressing effortlessly chic, this is the perfect blog for you! It’s impossible not to love Cara’s laid-back, West-Coast style! Cara knows the fashion is the best way to express personal style! Whether you need outfit inspiration for a special brunch, casual work day, or night-out with the gals, Cara’s photographs will leave you with great ideas on how to create ultra-trendy looks!
A Fashion Love Affair
A Fashion Love Affair Neon Mix
Her Waise Choice is a superb personal style blog by Jen that will keep you up-to-date on the latest fashion must-haves from a business girls’ perspective! Jen is a Vancouver girl who believes that you can be stylish without being superficial (we couldn’t agree more!). Jen is a recent BBA Marketing graduate who aspires to use that philosophy in her work and life. Jen finds great style in fabulous colour combinations, so it’s natural for Jen to mix colours to create beautiful and fresh looking ensembles!
Her Waise Choice
Her Waise Choice
We wish it was that easy! Do you love reading about the latest product reviews, GTA sample sales, fashion show news, Toronto events and hot designer trends!? If so, this blog is calling your name! Anita Clarke is the editor and founder of  I Want I Got which focuses on everything shopping, fashion and Toronto! We LOVE the main concept of this blog…it is brilliant! The blog discusses hot fashion products and sizzling accessories that the bloggers “want.” From colorful wedges to gorgeous handbags,  ‘I want-I got’ will leave you wanting so many extrordinary fashion goodies that you will just have to go out and get them for yourself!
I Want I Got blog with Casey Wedge
I Want I Got Fashion Blog
I Want I Got NARS nail polish
I Want I Got NARS nail polish
Kristine Diane Faustino is the face behind The Girl With The Messy Hair! Within four months of KD moving from the Philippines to Alberta, Canada, her blog was featured as one of the top 15 Canadian Fashion Blogs of 2010…now that’s impressive! KD’s blog is about real-life fashion, her personal inspirations and everything in the world of fashion! We love the way KD is undeniably chic when creating urban boho-style outfits! With so many adorable creations, we can’t wait to see what KD pieces together next!
The Girl With the Messy Hair
The Girl with the Messy Hair
The Girl with the Messy Hair
Julie created Pop Champagne back in 2009 when she first moved from Taipei to Ottawa. Pop Champagne was a way for Julie to meet some friends in her new city…and eventually it turned into the success it is today! If you’re ever in the mood to browse some fashionable lookbooks, Pop Champagne will not disappoint! We’re completely infatuated with Julie’s unique and creative DIYs! From creating your own ombre denim shorts to a dazzling shoe makeover, DIYs never sounded like so much fun!
Pop Champagne DIY friendship bracelet
Pop Champagne Friendship Bracelet DIY
Pop Champagne DIY Friendship Bracelet
Pop Champagne DIY Friendship Bracelet
She Shops the City is a Toronto fashion blog for the discerning fashionista looking for upscale options in the heart of Toronto! You can always count on SSTC to provide the best information on fashion trends, fashion shows, shopping parties, secret discounts and the best personal styling advice! SSTC will embark on the fashion hunt for only the freshest boutiques that true fashionable city girls will appreciate!
She Shops the City blog
She Shops the City Blog
Last but not least!  If you love learning about influencers in Toronto, Vancouver, New York  & North America, you’ve come to the right place! An influencer is an individual that has an authoritative voice and knows the ins and outs of their industry! We can always count on StyleDemocracy influencers to bring us the latest information, whether it be shopping, style, events, people, parties and much much more! Plus, StyleDemocracy will never fall short of providing you with exclusive designer sample sale listings, the latest insider events and the hottest new fashion updates!
StyleDemocracy
StyleDemocracy
We hope that everyone is loving these Canadian fashion blogs as much as we do!!
XOXO

Greylin’s Magic Shorts

18 Jul

Ever since this Summer’s pleats trend kicked in, the Greylin Cobalt Blue Kristen pleated shorts have been a personal favourite of mine! They are a perfect combination of fabric, colour and style. I love my pair so much, I had to let you ladies know all about them. As if the pair we have featured on Pavlyn isn’t enough! Actually, its not enough, because one  can’t actually feel the fabric and see the movement created by this amazing piece, which deserve so much praise and admiration. Greylin’s shorts are slightly longer in the back and feature an elegant high waist line with micro pleating extending into accordion pleats at the hip line. The sheer fabric and chic design make these shorts sway slightly at the sides and back while walking, creating an understated-sexy silhouette!

Greylin Blue Pleated Shorts

Noir Jewelry Solid Brass Rhodium Plated Pyramid bracelet in Gold

Noir Smooth Pyramid Bracelet and JJ Winters Black Croco Envelope Clutch

Greylin Pleat shorts with H&M Lace top

Pleated Shorts by Greylin with JJ Winters Black Croco Clutch

My outfit:  Greylin Kristen Pleated shorts, H&M Lace Top, Marc Jacobs Gold Watch, Ralph Lauren Gold Chain Bracelet, Noir Jewelry Smooth Pyramid Bracelet, Black Croco JJ Winters Envelope Clutch.

Greylin Cobalt Blue Shorts

These flirty shorts work great for the hot Summer days because they are so light and airy. Yet the versatile colour allows them to be worn all year round, and I am fully planning to wear mine with black tights in the Winter! You need to get a pair for yourselves to experience how awesome these babies are! But, I have to warn you, be ready to get a tonne of compliments!

XOXO

M

Pastel Dreams

16 Jul

Denim has always been a staple, but it seems that the world of fashion has moved on from the traditional denim colour into all colours of the rainbow. From neons, to prints and pastels, the world of denim has been rattled with the addition of colour and we love it! Our favourite denim trend is the pastels – these soft and dreamy colours are both romantic and feminine and we just can’t get enough of them. From romantic pinks, beautiful lavenders and minty greens there is a colour for every mood (and being girls, we can get quite moody!). This trend is best worn in a slim or straight cut, and the key is to keep the rest of your look soft and neutral. Our favourite denim is, of course, J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny and we promise that once you put a pair on, you will never want to take them off. These jeans are soft and comfortable, and seem to contour to the shape of your body in the most flattering way possible! Its no wonder that 90% of ladies who try a pair of J Brands on will end up going home with them – now how is that for a statistic?!

So, regardless of the tone of your skin, complexion or even hair colour, you can be sure that there is a hue out there for you. And if you haven’t gotten your pastel fix yet, do it! Feeling apprehensive as to how to rock this look? See how our favourite celebs and bloggers style this pastel trend.

Alessandra Ambrosio in JBrand 811 Mid Rise Lilac Skinny jeansAlessandra Ambrosio looks effortlessly chic rocking J Brand 811 Mid Rise Lilac Jeans! This fabulous colour and perfect fit make these jeans an unforgettable piece, no matter where you wear them! White is a great neutral colour for summer and a go-to choice with your pastel denim.  We love the way Alessandra wore these jeans for a casual day when strolling around town!

How to wear J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in lilac

Photo Cred: Song of Style 

Fashion blogger, Aimee Song paired her J Brand lilac jeans with a sequin tank and denim shirt…this outfit couldn’t be more perfect! Although this outfit may be a little riskier for a pastel beginner, Aimee nailed it by glamming it up with a touch of sequin, and neutralizing it with earthy-toned heels and bag.

How to wear pastel purple J Brand Jeans with black

Photo Cred: Pink Peonies

The lovely Rach from Pink Peonies created an effortlessly chic outfit with her J Brand lilac jeans! We love the way Rach paired her superb jeans with a flowy top and black heels, creating a sophisticated yet flirty look! We totally adore this look for date night –  the black bag, shoes and top really highlighting the lilac colour and dressing it up.

How to wear J Brand skinny jeans in lilac with pink

Photo Cred: Atlantic-Pacific

You don’t have to keep your look limited to neutral colours. As you get more comfortable with pastels, you’ll become more creative with your outfits, like fashionista Blair from Atlantic-Pacific. Blair  created an oh-so adorable outfit by combining  her J Brand Mid Rise Pastel Skinny Jeans in Lilac  with other pastels.  The mint scarf and aqua jacket add a burst of spectacular colour to her outfit, while the romantic pink heels and blouse soften it up! These feminine and flirty jeans feature lightweight stretch denim for a perfectly flattering fit from hip to ankle!

For more ideas on how to wear your light pink denim, here are a few outfits:

1. Swept Away: Spending some time by the water this summer? Faded pink looks with nautical white and blue stripes and creates a new spin on the traditional nautical look. Just picture yourself strolling around the Hamptons in this little outfit – you’ll fit right in!

J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans light pink

2. Pretty in Pink: What better way to tell the world that you’re a girly-girl than with pink? And don’t stop there, adding some lace to your outfit will make for one darling date look. These J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny in Romantic were made for romance!

Soft Pink Denim Look idea

3. Its Ladies Night:  Love these must-have jeans on a girls’ night out! Pair these darling J Brand 811 Mid Rise Pastel Skinny Jeans in lilac  with nude pumps and an adorable blouse! Add some cute bangles and fun earrings!

J Brand Skinny Jeans in Lilac outfit idea

4. Lazy Sunday: We love the cool look of the J Brand 811 Mid Rise Pastel Skinny Jeans in Aqua! For an effortless look, pair it a white tee and some neutral accessories, and you’re ready for a lazy Sunday Brunch.

J Brand's classic 811 Mid rise pastel skinny in aquaFor this trend and other celebrity looks, shop celebrity style at www.pavlyn.com

With so many amazing ways to wear J Brand’s coloured jeans, the big question is….how will you rock yours?!!

XOXO

Style Icon: Lauren Conrad

12 Jul

Laguna Beach darling Lauren Conrad is our current style crush! We love her chic southern California style! This fashionista can always be spotted rocking a casual outfit with a touch of glamour! Whether strolling around town or appearing on the red carpet, Lauren knows exactly how to keep it sweet and sophisticated, with a dash of sexiness!  In 2011, Lauren launched an oh-so adorable LA-based label, Paper Crown! The line is inspired by Lauren’s love for fanciful design elements that go beyond the boundaries of everyday fashion, while focusing on fabric and quality.  The greatest thing about this line is that it embodies Lauren’s very own style, so its not surprise that LC is so often spotted wearing pieces from the collection. Whether you’re seeking a playful cocktail dress, cute blazers or a flowy maxi, Paper Crown is a fabulous collection that carries must-have designs for your closet!

It seems that Lauren always knows how to put together a winning outfit. Although some may call it safe, we like to think of it as timeless!  Here are a few lessons from LC’s style:

LESSON ONE:  Lauren’s go-to outfit is a fitted pair of pants (she loves her leather!) or shorts with an adorable loose blouse. We’ve come to learn that this is a Lauren staple! We love the perfect balance that this look creates, combining a feminine silhouette on top with a hip-hugging bottom!

Lauren Conrad wearing floral print blouse with leather pants

For an evening look, we love the way Lauren adds some edge to an otherwise romantic, good-girl look with these leather leggings:

Lauren Conrad wearing black leather pants with Rebecca Minkoff MAC clutch

Lauren’s casual style is on the same trend, pairing fitted skinny denim with a looser sweater or blouse:

Lauren Conrad in Skinny Jeans and a Top

In the warm California summer, Lauren tucks her leather away and opts out for a cute pair of shorts balanced with loosely fitted top:

Lauren Conrad wearing black bubble shorts with white blouse

Lauren Conrad in white shorts and beige blouse

LESSON TWO: A good blazer is a staple in any girl’s closet, and especially in Lauren’s. The girl knows how to pull any look together with the perfect blazer. We adore blazers because they are so versatile – dress them up or wear them casually, they are just perfect! Lauren has shown us just how versatile blazers can be, with her effortlessly chic pairing of blazers with anything from pants to cute dresses and shorts!

Lauren Conrad wearing blazer with striped shirt and jeans

We love the way Lauren paired this casual outfit with a blazer! A slightly oversized blazer with the sleeves rolled up is the pinnacle of a relaxed, chic look!

lauren conrad wearing floral print skirt with black blazer

Lauren Conrad wearing blazer with sequins

Lauren Conrad in PAPER CROWN PAROS BLAZER IN OATMEAL

 This magnificent Paper Crown Paros Blazer in oatmeal was worn by Lauren this Spring! Every gal needs a go-to linen blazer for the summer! This blazer is the perfect item to rock a casual day-time look and a glitzy night-out outfit! We especially adore making our short shorts look elegant by throwing this blazer overtop! Get this must-have summer blazer at www.pavlyn.ca!

LESSON THREE: Being the ultimate sun-kissed California girl, its no surprise that Lauren’s signature style includes oversized sunnies, bronzed cheeks and of course long, flowy maxi dresses. Whether rocking the red carpet, strolling around town, or heading out for the night, we can count on Lauren to always look fabulous and fashionable in a maxi! We adore maxi skirts and dresses because they elongate the body and create a slender hourglass silhouette while creating that beach chic look that we all crave!

Lauren Conrad wearing a grey maxi dress

Lauren Conrad in a tie dye blue maxi dress

The following two skirts are from Lauren’s Paper Crown Collection – How amazing is it that you can now get Lauren’s style in your closet?!

Lauren Conrad in Paper Crown Twain Maxi Skirt

Lauren Conrad in navy floral print maxi skirt by Paper Crown

Paper Crown Floral Maxi Skirt

When we saw this skirt, it was love at first sight, and we knew we had to have it at Pavlyn! The Paper Crown Twain Maxi Skirt in Navy Garden Bloom is now available at www.pavlyn.ca The floral print on this dress is really a work of art. This skirt is ultra feminine, flirty and sexy. We love the side tie bow which accentuates the waistline and elongates the form, creating a beautiful silhouette!

LESSON FOUR: Lauren’s style is so feminine and classic, it is no wonder that she so often turns to dresses! Whether she is rocking a darling summer dress or an exquisite evening dress, Lauren always keeps her look clean and classic, making her oh-so elegant!

Lauren Conrad wearing blue Valentino frock

We just loved this Valentino number that Lauren sported to the wedding of her ultimate frenemy – Speidi! Lauren just seems to never disappoint! The a-line skirt is so feminine and sweet, combined with some killer black pumps and a classic Channel.

Lauren Conrad in sequin evening dress

Lauren is all about balance – if we see her legs, there is no cleavage – and we live by that same rule! This dress is no exception – the full coverage in the front is balanced by showing off her legs and a glimpse of her back.  Is  it just us or is this look somewhat  reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glam?  Lauren is definitely a darling for Old Hollywood and the girl knows how to do it well!

 Lauren Conrad wearing lucca dress

Tall pumps, big bags and oversized sunnies dress up any simple summer dress.

Lauren Conrad Wearing Monet dress by Paper Crown

This dress is totally exquisite! The gorgeous black lace Paper Crown Monet Dress is a perfect example of Lauren Conrad’s love for old Hollywood glamour. The  intricate lace details allow for glimpses of skin, while keeping it perfectly elegant.  This vintage-inspired LBD is now available at www.pavlyn.ca!

We can’t wait to see what Lauren is wearing next!

XOXO

Cottage Weekend Essentials!

5 Jul

With summer officially underway, it’s time to escape the city for a weekend get-a-way to cottage country! We understand the importance of being comfortable, casual and stylish when relaxing! Who says you can’t look ultra-chic while making s’mores around the bonfire!? It’s officially time to throw away those ripped sweat pants and slip into something more glamorous for the cottage weekend! Don’t fret, we’ve got your cottage wardrobe essentials covered!

Southern Heart Baggy Beach Jumper by Wildfox

Get comfy in this oh-so adorable Southern Heart Baggy Beach Jumper from Wildfox, it is a fashion must-have for the cottage! This vintage-inspired sweater is cozy yet fashionable to throw over on a breezy cottage night! Pair this stylish jumper with Hollywood’s favourite fashion accessory, a Linen Tassel Scarf from Love Quotes! Made of soft Italian linen and viscose, this scarf will keep you warm while looking ultra-glam! Add some cute bangles and flip flops to your outfit, and you’ll be looking trendy while keeping warm around the bonfire! Get this adorable Baggy Beach Jumper and Love Quotes scarf now at www.pavlyn.ca!

Darling Buds of May sundress by MinkPinkWe absolutely adore this ultra-feminine Darling Buds of May sundress by MinkPink! This dress is just perfect for the cottage! The trendy, all-over floral print and lace detailing makes this dress a gorgeous wardrobe must-have! It is feminine, light and ultra-versatile! It is perfect for sitting on the dock, walking around town or wearing to dinner! This dress is super comfortable and totally chic, so it’s perfect for adding a touch of modern cool to your cottage wardrobe! Get it now at www.pavlyn.ca!

 Roza Dress by BB Dakota

This breezy Roza Dress by BB Dakota is waiting to be worn for a cottage getaway!  We love the white and blush stripes, making the dress appear ultra-feminine! The dress comes equipped with a stylish faux leather brown belt that is absolutely adorable and can come in handy for pairing with other outfits! This dress is so functional for the cottage – it is perfect for a shopping trip in town or a casual dinner! Pair it with a stylish cross-body and some colorful bangles, and you’ll be ready to go! Get this stylish number at www.pavlyn.ca!

We’re so excited for our cottage getaway! With so many comfortable yet stylish options, which outfit will we wear first!?

XOXO

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