Danielle Sipple’s (aka @FierceKitty on The Twitter) “all recycled tshirt punk as f*ck scarves” : $20.
In lieu of the shining beacon of light that is the sun, I ascribe to the belief that the best way to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder and beat the grey weekend-weather-blahs consists of doubling my vitamin-D intake and perusing end-of-season sales.
Ain’t nothing like a little retail therapy.
The lovely Christie Clayton with her Carny Love design, purchased by yours truly for under $50.
In lieu of a January Blim market I toddled on down to the old Dominion building (Hastings @ Cambie) last night to check out 10 Designers, 2 Days, 1 Sale. Designer Kim Cathers‘ (Project Runway!) was the hostest with the mostest, turning her studio space into an oasis of fashionable fun-times (nibbles! music! adult beverages!). A number of local designers were on hand and the prices are pretty good. If you’re looking for jewelry or knit-wear you should head on down today. Take a look at the event page HERE.
$20. For reals.
A lovely evening spent chatting with the ladies, who were more than happy to make sure I found the ultimate birthday present to myself. The Carny Love dress I bought is adorable and I can’t wait for spring, as I plan to live in it for several months. Cotton, lined, exposed zipper in the back and properly darted(!) this dress was a steal and more than 50% off. Christie (who was on the same season of Project Runway as Kim) also talked me into getting a very “edgy” jersey (rayon made from bamboo – sustainable!) cowl-hip skirt for $20 – not something I would have ever even thought to get myself, but she was wearing one and looked adorable. Even though it was outside of my “comfort zone” I decided to take the plunge and I am so glad I did.
Iman would totally approve.
A gorgeous handmade knit scarf ($50) from Pip and Pin, aka sisters Katie and Megan Williams.