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Military Style: Combat Boots

24 Nov

Finally, a boot that a girl can be comfortable in and still look hot! Lace-up ankle high army boots are a perfect winter companion. In the past, these babies have been privy to army soldiers or punk rock kids, but not anymore. This season, they are finally making their way into the mainstream fashion world and boy are they making a statement! Wear them over your skinny jeans, leggings or even with a mini skirt and a leather jacket for a biker chic feel. They look ultra cute with some soft socks peaking out or with untied shoelaces, plus you can also roll your jeans above the boot or tuck them in for a more laid back look. Basically, the way you choose to wear your pair is totally flexible!

Sometimes we wish we carried footwear at Pavlyn…these would definitely make it to our online store!

Military Glam

Blaque Label Leather Cut-Out Dress

21 Oct
We’ve got the perfect way to work this season’s hot and edgy leather trend into your wardrobe! The Blaque Label Leather Cut-out Dress features a 100% leather panel that accentuates the curves while adding a modern edge to this basic LBD. With just the right amount of leather detailing, this dress is hot, chic and classy! Blaque Label Leather Cut-Out Dress | Pavlyn Boutique
Alexa Vega in Blaque Label Leather Cut Out Dress

Osheaga or Veld – Music Festival Style Tips

5 Aug

The Civic Long Weekend has finally approached and we couldn’t be more excited! With summer festival season hitting Canada, it’s important to jump on the festival style wagon! When heading to these amazing festivities including Osheaga and Veld, its important to look stylish (hello cute boys!) while being able to dance to the fabulous music! Don’t fret! We’ve got the hottest festival approved style that will keep you looking fabulous when rocking out to The Black Keys and Metric! By combining boho-chic and downtown cool, we guarantee that you’ll be rocking the perfect festival street style!

Greylin Gemma Lace Skirt

Greylin’s Gemma Lace Skirt is the perfect touch to add to your stylish festival outfit! The fresh white looks stunning with any colour combination, making it this season’s must-have! Pair this lovely skirt with a distressed denim vest, black studded booties and a fierce fringe cross-body! We expect to see lots of leather, lace and super edgy styles at Veld and Osheaga, so this outfit is absolutely perfect for the music festivals! Get this oh-so adorable lace skirt now at www.pavlyn.ca! 

NOIR JEWELRY SHAKA LANYARD BRACELET

We absolutely love the Noir Jewelry Shaka Lanyard Bracelet, they are a blast from the past! Who doesn’t remember making these fun bracelets at summer camp as kids! These bracelets are the perfect arm candy to rock at the festivals! These bracelets are the ultimate mixture of bohemian air and urban sophistication! Pile them on or wear them alone for a style that is all your own! Grab a cute pair of faded jeans with a bright bralet! Add a vibrant cross-body and you’ll look fabulous rocking out to the hottest tunes!

J.J Winters envelope clutch

Get your dose of animal print with this elegant, J.J. Chain Envelope Croco Clutch! The clutch features elegant snake-print  leather details with hints of silver and a silver chain! Lightweight, slender and versatile, this clutch is equipped with a chain which lets you sling it over your shoulder, perfect for dancing the day and night away at the festival! Pair this sleek clutch with a mini lace dress, cute bangles and hip sunnies, and you’ll look ultra-chic! Add the perfect shade of nail polish to brighten up your outfit, we’re loving neon yellow!

LA MER COLLECTION CHARMS COLLECTION GOLD PARIS WRAP WATCH WITH BROWN LEATHER

The La Mer Collection Charm watch with brown leather is the perfect fashion accessory to wear to the music festival! This pretty watch is perfect arm candy to accessory with a simple shorts and tee look! What a statement this watch makes! We’re so thrilled that it’s now available at www.pavlyn.ca! 

We can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing this weekend!

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

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

Casual Friday: Me and my Zoey

15 Jun

Sometimes Fridays can be one of those days when you just want to leave your heels behind  and be comfortable in your flats, and why not? After a long week of all work and no play, you deserve it!  To create a bit of distraction, I opted out to pair my flats with a bright red pair of denim jeans by J brand. For those of you who have never worn J Brand, I should probably warn you that when you try your first pair on, you’ll realize the injustice that all those other brands have been doing to your figure!!! J Brand makes jeans that are not only of the highest quality, but are also soft and comfortable, and unquestionably flattering. They will fit you like a glove! I am absolutely obsessed with my pair of the Zoey Mid Rise Triple Zip Skinny in Lipstick (how adorable is that colour name?). The vibrant lipstick red can be spotted from a mile away, and the three zippers at the hip line give this pair just a touch of edge.

J Brand Zoey Mid Rise Skinny Jeans in lipstick Red

While I really like to dress up this red with a white or black blazer, or even a crisp white dress shirt, today was all about being casual, well nautical casual to be exact. Red is a great colour for a killer nautical combination, I just love the way it works with the navy stripes on my sweater.

How to wear Red Jeans by J brand

What I’m wearing: J Brand Zoey Mid Rise Skinny in Lipstick (available at www.pavlyn.ca now!), Club Monaco striped sweater, Massimu Dutti loafers.

Casual Nautical outfit with red jeans by J brand

Happy Friday Lovelies!

xoxo

Outfit Inspiration: Animal Prints

26 Apr

Who said you can’t wear leopard print to work?

I would like to take it upon myself to try to dispel the rule that it’s not appropriate, once and for all! I am not just favouring my leopard print stuff because I am ga-ga for animal prints, I say this, because I genuinely think that animal prints have become the new black and are a total staple to any girl’s wardrobe. Ladies, we should embrace this trend with open arms …or should I say wallets?… and start accumulating animal print merch like its nobody’s business!

Trendy work outfit with leopard scarf and red lips

Leopard Scarf with Red Lips


Trendy work outfit with leopard scarf

Leopard Scarf with Leather Jacket and RayBan Aviators

There is something chic about animal prints. Adding a touch of patterns creates a certain fierceness and certainly goes a long way if you’re trying to look on-trend. Obviously, you don’t want to overdo it with animal prints by wearing too much of them or something tight, like a leopard dress – should probably save that one for the clubs  ;)

I can proudly say that, at this point, my animal print collection consists of a leopard belt, zebra and leopard print scarves and leopard peep toe pumps!  I wear these items all the time and am always on the prowl for the more perfectly printed wild goodies. Today, I made what would have been a pretty basic office outfit look that much more fun and trendy with my leopard scarf. I like to tie the ends and wrap it around like an infinity scarf and wear it with my leather motorcycle jacket…the result – a perfectly professional office look that is both elegant and stylish. Add red lips and you’re ready for after work drinks with your girls!

Trendy work outfit

Women's work outfit with leopard scarf and leather jacket

Leopard scarf to work

My outfit: Michael Kors leather jacket, Calvin Klein Blouse, BCBG skinny zipper pants, BCBG Generation Patent pumps, Ray Ban Aviators,  Michael Kors oversized watch and …Vintage leopard scarf

Hope you like the look :)

xoxo

M

Inside a Toronto Fashionista’s Closet

24 Apr

Ever wonder what other Fashionistas like you have hidden in their closets???  We definitely think about it every time we meet someone ultra stylish.  Just like when we stalk our favourite bloggers for style ideas, these people can be a great source of inspiration. After all, fashion and style are not only for those who work for fashion magazines and runways! So, we set out on a mission to get a closer look at the everyday style of Toronto’s most fashionable personalities, covering everything from their favourite clothing pieces to their home décor.  For our very first feature, we chose one of the most stylish people we know and one of our closest friends, Lee –Anne!

Sparkly Crop Top Party Outfit

Fashionista Profile

Lee-Anne is a girl with a big style and an even bigger heart! We met Lee in University and have known her for about 10 years now.  And let us be 100% honest here…she has never stopped being stylish! A true coquette, she always pays attention to the details, from her hair to accessories – everything seems to just effortlessly fit together with a  sort of whimsical femininity! Well actually… part of the reason why her hair always looks so fab is that Lee works part-time at a hair salon, which is where she gets her weekly dose of style!

In the corporate world, business attire is like a uniform.  In a salon, I get to make bold, elegant fashion statements! Working at a salon entails more than just being current with latest hair creations but also serves as a source of inspiration for style.”

Aside from being an eponymous fashionista, Lee- Anne is completing her doctoral degree at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. I bet you she is the most stylish girl in her class!

Fashionista Closet

We caught up with Lee just as she was coming back from a trip to St. Lawrence Market .. Wearing a beautiful shearling vest over a cashmere beige turtleneck, she takes off her brown leather riding boots and starts showing us her place…which is very cozy for how small it is. Then, she starts hovering around the kitchen, unloading her grocery basket into the fridge and telling us all about her wine party plans!  Lee Anne is clearly an avid party planner and we realize that we should hurry it up because she has a lot of plans for the rest of day, aside from our little photo shoot.

Casual Style in Sherling Vest, Turtleneck and Brown Leather Tote

Casual Style with Sherling Vest and Riding Boots

Here, Lee’s wearing a Jessica Simpson Shearling Vest, Anne Klein Brown Leather Boots, Vintage Cashmere Sweater and Zara Jeans.  We should probably mention that over the years, Lee has become an expert vintage shopper. She never seizes to surprise us with unique accessories, which (unfortunately for us) were purchased at vintage shops around Toronto, and can never be found again.

We asked Lee to pull 3 of her favourite looks for us. She had named and created an outfit for every occassion!

An afternoon in Paris

What is more Romantic than Paris? Lee-Anne recently got back from Paris and was so inspired by the feminine  style of Parisian women that she had to include a reflection of her love for the city of lights in one of the looks!  A Crochet top layered over a mauve pink silk blouse definitely says romance….We can just imagine Lee wearing this little number out on the cobble-stone streets of Paris, yes, it would truly be Le Vie en Rose!

I often like to be adventurous and push the envelope with my style. But trying to fit the perfect outfit with the perfect event /location is not easy”

Romantic Date Look with Crochet Top

Romantic Look with Crochet Top and Mauve pants

Romantic Date Look inspired by Paris

Sweet Romantic Look with Black Crochet top with Mauve Pants

Black Crochet Top with Mauve Tank

Black Crochet Top – Urban Outfitters, Silk Zipper front Mauve Pants from a Boutique in Paris, Silk Zipper back Cami Zara, Vintage Brown Leather Clutch (told you this girl likes vintage!).

This look is so adorable, one doesn’t need to be in Paris to own it…Pretty sure you can wear this in Toronto Lee! ;)

Rockstar Groupie

Lee Anne loves to pair contrasting pieces such as masculine leathers and with feminine silks. “ I am big on mixing different textures”. she admits. Here is a perfect example of her style.

We just love the contrast between the femininity of the silk blouse and the masculinity of the leather vest! Only a girl like Lee would think about this unexpected combo, which looks so perfect for a rock concert!

What to wear to a rock music concert

Rock concert outfit with leather vest

Rocker Chic Style

Leather Vest with Silk Blouse

Vintage Black Leather vest, Kensington Jeans, Silk Blouse from Zara, Sterling Lace up Booties.

Hell’s  Angel

Lee’s next look was somewhat more on the edgy side, with Leather Tights, a Biker Jacket and ankle boots. We absolutely love how she accessorized it with various necklaces for a  rocker chic appeal.

Military Chic Style

Leather Jacket with ankle boots and layered necklaces

Leather Jacket with Ankle Boots- Military Chic Style

Ankle Boots and Vintage Casio Watch

MIlitary Chic Style with Danier Leather Jacket

Danier Leather Jacket

Layering Necklaces

Danier Leather Jacket, Cole Haan Boots, Pants from Zara, Blouse purchased in Paris, Necklaces from Mendocino.

We know we said that we only asked for 3 outfits, but Lee had to get ready for her wine and cheese party and we just had to snap some pics of her with her birthday balloons as she got ready!

Party Girl is Getting Ready

Party Look with Sparkly Crop Top and High Waisted Pants

Party Girl Look with Green Balloons

Fashionista Home Sense

Lee-Anne is a true fashionista at heart, but her style sense doesn’t just end at her closet…Lee’s  cozy little apartment has such a big personality! The girl was able to make the space looks so elegant, with quaint decorations of glass vases, paintings, French Golden Era posters and fresh flowers. There is almost a rustic feel to it, which is offset by feminine accents that scream Lee-Anne!

Paris Inspired Home Accessories

French Antique Inspired Wall Decorations and Hooks

Art Deco White Wall Clock

Antique Jewellery Box

Interior Design done with vintage bad and quote toteLife is too important to be taken seriously! – Love the quote tote! We TOTALLY agree!

Crystal Chandelier

Bathroom Decorations

Blue silk blouse Zara

We hope you fall in love with Lee-Anne’s style as we much as we have! She has incredible taste when it comes to clothes and knows how to add a chic element to everything she touches.  Lee Anne is truly a Toronto fashionista!

Stay tuned for more special blog features as we raid the closets of Toronto’s most fashionable personalities!

Xoxo

A&M

Coachella: Leave with a Bang!

18 Apr

For those of you who are following Coachella, you know that its gearing up for its last weekend of performances! If you’ve been lucky enough to attend, you  must be feeling so worn out by all the extreme fun, amazing music, and beautiful fashion that happens over there! Unfortunately, we’re left to only dream of being there and hoping for next year… So, we’ve dreamt up an outfit that we’d wear on the last weekend of Coachella – if you need some inspiration, here’s how you can leave the festival with a BANG!

Coachella: Love Child – If you’re a romantic type of girl, this look is for you. Its feminine, its soft, and its the perfect 70’s love child look!

Coachella Outfit

Coachella: Rock Chick – if you’re a bit rough around the edges, you will absolutely rock this look!

What to wear to Coachella 

Style Watch: Coachella 2012 Celebrity Fashion

15 Apr

coachella fashion 2012- by pavlyn boutique

Every year thousands of people gather to embrace their love for music at the Coachella festival in Indio, California. Celebrities and music lovers of all ages are united for 3 days with their favourite artists whether its rock, indie, hip hop or electronic music!

Aside from the amazing musical performances, we see incredible creativity in fashion during this time. Celebrities and spectators literally revert back to the hippie days of the 70’s, taking boho-chic to a whole new level. People dress specifically for the occasion – sporting clothing you’d never ever see them wearing otherwise. We see celebrities dressed in crop tops, bikini tops, ripped up jeans, rock n’ roll leather skirts, bohemian dresses and print trees in the craziest colours! One cannot really define these looks under any particular style category. There is only one way to say it – its Coachella festival fashion baby!

Here are some of our favourite Celebrity looks from Coachella:

Kat Bosworth in silk flowr print dress at Coachella 2012

Alessandra Ambrosio wearing crochet top at Coachella music festival 2012

Whitney Port print mixing at Coachella 2012

We love how Whit Whit mixed the patterns here- her look is so fun and edgy! You go girl!

Isabel Lucas in boho-chic maxi skirt at Coachella 2011 music festival

Isabel Lucas looks so 70’s in that boho chic maxi skirt and beaded headband. We told you headbands are SO in!

Vanessa Hudgens in prints and a cute hat at Coachella 2012

Diane Kruger in neutral maxi skirt at Coachella 2011

Alessanda Ambrosio boho chic style at Coachella 2011

Nicole Richie wearing a chiffon tunic and round sunnies at Coachella festival

Kate Bosworth being patriotic in a US flag tee at Coachella 2011

Alexa Chung looking army chic at Coachella music festival 2012

We love Alexa’s military chic style! The army jacket looks great with the light pastel romper underneath.

Kate Bosworth in neutral crochet dress at Coachella 2012

We just couldn’t wait for the crochet trend to come back- and here it is! Finally! Thank you Kate! You look phenom!

Nicole Richie in print shirt at Coachella 2012

We wish we could go to Cali too and rock out with the celebs, but we’ve been so busy with Pavlyn that it’s not even an option for us right now. Luckily, the Osheaga music festival in Montreal is just around the corner! We are fully planning on making an appearance there this August and will be using the Coachella style as inspiration for our outfits! In fact, we already have our ideal outfit picked out, and it goes something like this:

What to wear to a music festival- look inspired by Coachella

We hope you like our outfit choice and will be joining us at OSHEAGA in August!!!

Xox0

A&M

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