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What to wear, what to wear? Wedding season has begun!

1 Apr

What to wear to a wedding

The wedding season is upon us and with it come loads of engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding receptions. It’s hard to keep up with all these formal occasions for both our social lives and our closets! Especially when each of these occasions requires a different kind of outfit depending on the time of day, venue and formality of the event! We follow a simple set of rules when choosing our outfits:

  1. No White – No matter how good it looks on you, it’s the bride’s special day/time and you don’t want to be mistaken for the bride or steal any of her thunder. Even when it’s not the actual wedding, like an engagement party, there is a high chance the bride will wear white, so it’s better to avoid the color all together.  
  2. No Sequin – Unless you’re heading to a bachelorette party at a club, sequin is a big “no-no”! It will make you look really flashy and overdressed.
  3. No Jeans/Casual wear– Even if you’re going to an informal event, avoid being too casual. Wearing a feminine sundress will always be the winning option over a pair of jeans and t-shirt.
  4. No Short dresses to a Wedding –  Although wearing a cute short dress to an engagement party is totally appropriate,  weddings are a special occasion! Day time and evening weddings require you to look more or less formal. Avoid anything that will make you look too sexy! You want to look elegant and be respectful to the wedding party, so the length of your dress should be appropriate, meaning just above the knee or a maxi.

A simple LBD will normally do the job for any formal occasion, and never seems to disappoint when you’re in a real ‘pickle’ and haven’t found a dress in time.  If you have some time, and want a cute summer dress, then shopping online is the best way to find the right style in a hassle free way! It’s fast, comfortable and there are lot’s of options to choose from! We’ve collected a few great options from our on-line store for every wedding occasion!

Colours, Florals and Flirty skirts are ideal for a daytime party! But remember if you opt for a short hemline, make sure the top part of the dress is covered.  Here are some great styles from Pavlyn.com that we think are perfect!

Paper_Crown_Madame Dress

Paper Crown Silk Madame Dress – $159

Blaque_Label_Cute_Kick_Pleat_Summer_Dress

Blaque Label Kick Pleat Dress – $75

Conrarian_Byrdie_Dress_Silver

Contrarian NYC Byrdie Bow Dress – $305

If you’re looking for a more formal attire for an evening event or a wedding, these are some great style options!

Keepsake say_you_will_dress

Keepsake Say You Will Dress – $178

Keepsake State of the Art Dress

Keepsake State of the Art Dress – $165

contrarian_barb_bibb dress navy

Contrarian NYC Barbara Bibb Dress – $405

The best thing about all these looks is that you will be able to wear them over and over, not only to a wedding party, but to any of your other summer events! We hope that these outfits and our 4 rules for surviving the wedding season help you out. Please share with us if you too have a special way of coping.

xoxox

A&M

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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

Trend Alert: Skeletal Style

4 Nov

Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing dress up! This might seem like a really strange trend but bones and skulls are hitting it really big right now!  The bones trend started way back in 2009 with Alexander McQueen and his trademark skull scarves, but is becoming more and more popular and is definitely here to stay! Some celebrities rocking this trend include Vanessa Hudgens, Cheryl Cole, Emma Roberts, and Kat Graham –  Don’t they look so hot?!

Emma Roberts in Skeleton Sweater

Emma’s style is so casual chic in this baggy Skeleton Sweater

vanessa Hudgens Wildfox Sweater

Kat Graham in Skeleton Tights

Totally awesome skeleton tights!

Cheryl Cole in Red Wildfox Bones Sweater

Cheryl is looking like a cute British soldier in her Wildfox sweater

So, for those of you who are ballsy enough to have some fun with your outfits, scoring a skeleton inspired piece for your wardrobe is an absolute must! You can really have fun with this trend. Skulls, skeletons, and bones and the more of them, the better! We love the Wildfox Inside Out  Baggy Beach Jumper because of the ultra soft and cozy fabrics and the rad skeletal design.

Wildfox Inside Out Baggy  Beach Jumper

Wildfox Inside Out Baggy Jumper

Style it with your leather leggings or a skirt and some combat boots and you’ll be rocking the cutest outfit around! What do you think? Is this trend Spooky or Stylish?

Ways to wear the skeleton trends

Alicja Zielasko, Jennifer Grace, and Marcella Lau.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Alice Point, Native Fox, and Fashion Distraction

xoxo

M

Lauren Conrad’s London Coat

22 Oct

Lauren Conrad has done it – she’s created the perfect trench coat and we can’t get enough of it. Her line, Paper Crown, has designed the London Coat for the Fall 2012 Season and its gorgeous! What makes this coat so special is how perfectly it turns from a fitted top into a skirt bottom. Lauren herself has recently wore the Coat and looked uber chic in it, as she combined it with some red lips and a channel purse.  The coat is now available at Pavlyn Boutique, but hurry, this beauty won’t be around for long!

Lauren Conrad in Paper Crown London Coat

 

Lauren recently had another spotting in another Paper Crown piece. Again from the Fall 2012 Collection, Lauren was seen in the Madame Silk Dress in Polka Dot pattern. Looking perfectly sweet, this dress offers a healthy dose of flirtation! Want to transition into Fall? Combine the dress with black stockings and pumps and throw a blazer on top. The dress is now at Pavlyn Boutique – we bet you won’t be able to resist.

Lauren Conrad in Paper Crown Madame Dress

 

 

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

BattlePink: Help Conquer Breast Cancer in Style!

14 Oct

For those who haven’t heard of BattlePink, its a not-so-friendly battle between some of Canada’s top beauty editors and bloggers. And while the winner of the battle gets some major bragging rights, the real win is the value of funds raised for the battle to find a cure against breast cancer. For every vote cast in the competition, $1 is contributed. Yes, you heard right – all you have to do is check out the participating campaigns and cast your vote with just a click of a button! So how did Pavlyn get involved? Well, when we were approached by Beauty Connexion to participate in this amazing campaign, we were thrilled!!!! We pulled a few of our favourite pieces for Fall 2012, which was then combined with some unreal hair styles, amazing makeup, one very talented photographer and a drop-dead-gorgeous model and the rest is history!

So, please take a look at the winning campaign and don’t forget to cast your vote right here,  for this very important cause! Although only the top three shots made the final cut, we had so many other favourite shots that we couldn’t help but want to share with you…

What You Were Dress by Keepsake

Model is wearing the oh-so-sexy What You Were Dress by Keepsake  Isn’t she gorgeous?

Keepsake What You Were Dress

BattlePink Rages On in Keepsake What You Were Dress

Blaque Label Sheer Wood Blouse

Kourtney Kardashian isn’t the only one rocking this sheer Wood Blouse by Blaque Label paired here with the Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

Blaque Label Wood Blouse with Paper Crown's Serena Leggings

A cell phone break….

Blaque Label Sheer Wood Blouse

Blaque Label Wood Blouse with Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

Hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek behind the scenes of the shoot and that you feel inspired to vote!

And of course, here is the team that made it all happen:

Hair: Anthony Ingraldi at Hair on the Avenue hairontheavenue.ca
Makeup: Taylor Byers taylorbyersmakeup.com
Photography: Clifton Li cliftonliphoto.com
Model: Roxanna Dunlop at Sutherland Models sutherlandmodels.com
Clothing: Pavlyn Boutique pavlyn.com

Shoppers Drug Mart Fall 2012 Fashion Show

9 Oct

Just in-time for Fall, we were approached to help out with the Beauty Boutique Fashion show at a local Shoppers Drug Mart to show off our Fall trends. Why not, we thought… After all, it’s always such a fun experience for us to show off our favourite pieces.  The models got a full makeover, courtesy of  Smashbox and Dior, and proceeded to strut their stuff in some of our top trends for Fall 2012. What can we expect this Fall? Lots of  leather, Lace, Soft Blazers and Army Jackets all the way! Here are some pics from the event, courtesy of our amazing photographer, Anat Moshkovich. Don’t these ladies look totally gorgeous?

Greylin Tracy Blouse with BB Dakota Leather Mini

Tracy Contrast Blouse by Greylin paired with a Leather Mini Skirt

Blaque Label Leather Cut out Dress

Leather Cut-Out Dress by Blaque Label

For Love and Lemons Lace Scarlett Dress

Scarlet Lace Dress by For Love & Lemons

Greylin Bond Blazer

Bond Tuxedo Blazer by Greylin paired with Serena Faux Leather Leggings by Paper Crown

J Brand Palisade Skinny Jeans and Mink Pink Anorak Jacket

J Brand’s Palisade Skinny Jeans with Anorak Jacket by Mink Pink

Mink Pink Working Girl Blazer in Rose

Working Girl Blazer by Mink Pink

Naven Pop Pink Blazer

Naven Blazer in Pop Pink

Paper Crown London Trench Coat

Paper Crown’s London Coat

Paper Crown Monet Dress

Monet Dress by Paper Crown

BB Dakota Fur Vest with Blaque Label Wood Blouse

Scotlyn Faux Fur Vest by BB Dakota with Wood Blouse by Blaque Label

BB Dakota Zane Blazer with Mink Pink Flip and Style Skirt

Leather Band Skirt by Mink Pink

Behind the Scenes

Pavlyn Girls

Anat Moshkovich Pavlyn Photographer

Shop all of these amazing looks at www.pavlyn.com for the latest Fall Must-Haves!

Thank you so much to all the girls, who looked so stunning in our Fall fashion and did such an amazing job modelling all the pieces!

XOXO

M

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