Summer Layering - Hillberg & Berk

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Summertime is all about having fun layering multiple pieces of jewelry; as the outfits become more minimal, the accessories can take on a life of their own. I've been playing my favourites lately by pairing different Hillberg & Berk pieces together.

I love starting with the turquoise Sirocco necklace as base piece and adding in some complimentary silver such as the extra long Elodie necklace or the textured Nashira chain. As for bracelets, I'm quite partial to the the semi-precious stone clustered Salma paired with the rose gold Mira chain. When I'm really looking to make an outfit pop though, the Sparkle Balls are the icing on any look. Choose between any colour in the rainbow or stick to the natural gems like pyrite or hematite (my personal faves).

Hillberg & Berk is a Canadian jewelry line started by #girlboss Rachel Mielke in 2007. The Saskatchewan based company not only makes gorgeous baubles but also gives back to the community by supporting charities that empower women - how amazing is that? Read more about them here and shop their Spring/Summer '15 collection here. As a special offer to my readers, enjoy 10% off your purchase by entering promo code PRETTYSECRETSsparkle when checking out! Happy layering dolls!


Photographs - Michael Borchert
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Men's Shirts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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OUTFIT
Hat - c/o Aldo (similar here) // shirt - thrifted Armani // white tank - Target // Levi's jeans - thrifted (similar here) // clutch - thrifted (similar here) // jewelry - c/o Cradle Jewelry // heels - Alexander Wang (available here)

I think I might live in one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Edmonton; in the next 3 years it's going to look completely different and I hope to have captured the change accordingly in the background of my ever-evolving style. Men's shirts however, have been a main stay for my lazy day looks. A few years ago I would find XXL men's dress shirts (long sleeve only) belt them, and wear them like a dress. These days, I prefer to treat them like a sweater or a coverup. 

Photographs - Cecily Carlyle

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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I may not be going to San Francisco this weekend, but I will be in Calgary for Sled Island. Thanks to Oh Dina!, I'll be ready to get my flower child vibes on. 

Nicole McInnis, another fellow Ryerson University alumni, has been a busy bee growing her millinery company, Oh Dina! since we graduated and is now offering DIY kits in addition to her custom made fascinators and headpieces. It's a foolproof kit with everything you'll ever need to make a flower crown. Check out her store here.


Photographs - Cecily Carlyle