All The Pretty - Adorn's 2018 Holiday Gift Guides December 03 2018

Wether you're buying a gift for your mom, daughter, sister, friend - or just sending some hints to your man - we've got something pretty for all of the ladies in your life this Holiday Season! We have genuine leather bags and beautiful jewelry for the luxury lovers, and cozy sweatshirts and super soft socks for our Mountain Girls! We also put together a Gift Guide with everything priced under $50 for those of you looking for pretty pieces at bargain prices! And almost everything you see below is Canadian!

under $50 local gifts calgary alberta canada bargain finds

1. Olive & Piper Jewelry (Designed in Vancouver – In-Store Only) Starting at $25// 2. Sloane Tea Loose-Leaf Tea Caddie (Made in Canada – More Flavours Available) $18-$22// 3. Lollia Bath and Body Products (Lotions, Bubble Bath and More and Can We Talk About the Stunning Packaging?!) Starting at $32// 4. Little Gold Initial and Rose Charm Necklaces (Designed in Victoria – Gold Filled – In-store Only)// 5. Loren Hope Studs (Sale Price!) $32// 6. Amarin Co Passport Holders (Two Sizes, Locally Made, More Prints Available) $25-45//7. Amarin Co Pouches (More Prints Available – The Perfect Makeup Case) $25// 8. Matchstick Wax Candles (Locally Made and They Smell AMAZING – Night in Paris is a Staff Fave) $25// 9. State of Grace Wine Cup Set (Designed in Vancouver) $30// 10. Co-Lab Vegan Leather Cross-Body Bag (Designed in Montreal, More Colours Available) $45.
local gift ideas calgary canada 1. Adorn Collection Mommy-and-Me Matching Sweatshirts (Available in “I’d Rather Be A Mermaid” and “Unicorns Are Real” – Designed in-store and Printed in Canada) $42-$78// 2. Melanie Auld Jewelry (Designed in Vancouver – In-Store Only) Prices Vary// 3. Brunette the Label Holiday Sweatshirts (Designed in Vancouver) $88// 4. The Lemon Collection Socks and Slippers (Tons of Different Styles!) Starting at $20// 5. Cluse Watches (From the Netherlands! We are obsessed with the new square style! In-Store only) Starting at $135// 6. Sarah Mulder Jewelry (Designed in Vancouver) Starting at $70// 7. Status Anxiety Genuine Leather Bags and Wallets (Designed and Made in Australia) Prices Vary// 8. Midnight Paloma Bath and Body Products (Made in Canada, Cruelty Free, Natural and FABULOUS. In-store only.) Prices Vary// 9. Adorn Collection Sweatshirts (More Sayings and Colours Available – Designed in-store and printed in Canada) $78.

Holiday Looks to Love November 14 2018

How are we already halfway through November?! We are so excited that the holiday season has begun! Holiday trends have taken many shapes over the years, and this year is full of both classic favourites and some fun new trends! Below are a couple of favourites as well as some ways to style them for the holiday season! You can shop all of these looks (and more) in our Holiday Shop!

Velvet is a huge holiday trend this year, and we are fully on board! If you’re going for something classic and timeless this season go with Velvet.

Velvet top // Velvet Jumpsuit // Black Dress

  1. One of our favourite pieces of the moment is this velvet top, which is available in both Bordeaux and black – talk about versatility. Pair it with a skirt (we used our classic tulle and a fun gold polka-dot print) or wear it with high-waisted black pants. It’s the perfect piece to take you from event to event this season.

  2. The velvet jumpsuit is a fun twist on an old favourite. Throw on a suede shoe and a sparkling earring and, not only are you comfortable, but glamourous, as well.

  3. The perfect little black dress with a fun twist – velvet makes everything look more luxurious, and we love the fun tie detail on the front.

Don’t be afraid to incorporate bold colours into your holiday look. Keep the tones rich – think fuchsia and deep purples. Even floral prints can work for holiday, as long as they follow the right colour palette.

Pink Dress // Floral Dress // Ruffle Dress (short)

  1. This floral dress from For Love and Lemons has a ruffle detail and subtle print that will make you stand out in the crowd, and the gold spots really drive home the holiday factor.

  2. This long-sleeved dress with ruffled details is feminine and fun, while still being conservative enough for a work party.

  3. The wrap dress trend is still going strong, and we can’t get enough. They’re waist-defining, perfect for any type of event, and can work on women of all ages. This silk maxi in a bright pink hue is a more formal take on the trend; however, we have a large variety of wrap styles in-store.

For more holiday trends, stop into Adorn Boutique in Inglewood, and we’ll find the perfect look for you!

Styling and wardrobe by Adorn Boutique. 
Photography: Brooke-Lynn Garrioch Photography
Styling and Wardrobe: Adorn Boutique
Makeup: Megan of Blush and Bronze YYC
Hair: Delaynie Golinoski of the Vanity Vault
Venue: Calcutta Cricket Club
Models: Lindsay and Rachel

Adorn Fall 2018 Lookbook October 11 2018

Fall is here! Or is it winter? (We really aren't sure with this crazy weather). Either way, we are thrilled to share our Fall/Winter 2018 Lookbook! Last week we teamed up with some amazing local talent (see credits below) and put together some of our favourite new arrivals (including jewelry and accessories), to bring you one of our prettiest lookbooks yet! Everything is available to purchase both in-store and online! Just click the links below each individual outfit to shop them!

We were also featured on the Dote Magazine Blog here.

And The Ace Class Blog here.

Photography and Photoshop Design on Image One: Brooke-Lynn Garrioch//Wardrobe and Styling: Adorn Boutique//Florals: Fleurish Flower Shop//Venue: The Wedding Study//Makeup: Something Borrowed Beauty//Hair: Delaynie Golinoski//Models: Taylor Muir, Natasha Kwong and Jasmin Shannon.

Outfit One: Lace Blouse//Skirt//Hat//Boots are Steve Madden.

Outfit Two: Dress//Hat//Clutch//Boots are Models own and Heels are Steve Madden. Jewelry is Leah Alexandra and Melanie Auld (Available in-store only at this time).

Outfit Three: Dress//Hat. Earrings are by Olive & Piper (Available in-store only at this time).

This stunning hat is available here.

Outfit Four: Sweater//Skirt//Boots are Steve Madden.

Outfit Five: Dress//Boots are Steve Madden.

Outfit Six: Jacket//Striped Shirt//Trousers//Bag//Sweater. Heels are Steve Madden and Boots are model's own.

Outfit Seven: Dress//Hat//Sweater//Boots are Steve Madden.

Shop this Adorable Sweater Here.

Shop this Hat Here.

Outfit Eight: Cardigan//Camisole//Sneakers (In-Store Only)//Earrings are In-Store Only.


Stampede Pretty - What to Wear to the Calgary Stampede June 21 2018

We can't believe that the Calgary Stampede kicks off in just two weeks! It always seems to sneak up on us, but this year we got a head start with our outfits and we are keeping it #stampedepretty! If you're feeling like your plaid shirt and jean shorts just won't cut it this year we've got tons of pretty ideas below - styled by us and shot by local photographer Brooke-Lynn Garrioch.

Shop our Stampede Capsule here!


Spring 2018 Lookbook with Sarah Vaughan Photography - Part Two May 24 2018

If you haven't checked out Part One of our lookbook yet it's a must! Part two features the prettiest floral wrap dress, a little jacket with the most amazing detailing and the most flirty little two-piece set by Show Me Your Mumu!

Our lovely Jan wears the prettiest floral wrap dress by our newest Australian brand Auguste the Label. We paired her dress with a Melanie Auld choker and Lisbeth lariat (perfect for those low necklines), as well as some gorgeous Sarah Mulder hoop earrings. 

The pretty floral print on her dress is also available in a number of other styles here!

Mikaela is wearing the sweetest little skirt and top from Show Me Your Mumu with a flirty slit in the skirt, feminine ruffles and a hint of sparkle in the pinstripe fabric! Her moonstone layering necklace is another favourite by Melanie Auld and her earrings are by Laurie Fleming.

Finally we have London in our favourite little cropped jacket with tassel fringe. The amount of detail on this little jacket is insane, and it pairs so perfectly with her braided crown!

Florals: Flowers By Janie 
Hair and Makeup: Meg and Delainey from the Vanity Vault 
Models: Numa Models
Photography: Sarah Vaughan

Spring 2018 Lookbook with Sarah Vaughan Photography May 06 2018

This is one of our favourite lookbooks to date! So many fun pops of pink, pretty florals (thanks Flowers By Janie), romantic hair styles and makeup (from our girls Meg and Delainey at the Vanity Vault) and the prettiest gals from Numa Models! And of course all of it was brought together by the super talented Calgary wedding photographer Sarah Vaughan who captured our spring looks perfectly!

And speaking of pretty and pink - how about the gorgeous trench coat (with adorable bow details) on our girl London?! Probably our number one spring piece, and it's so versatile! We styled it here with denim and an ultra-feminine high-neck blouse, but it would be perfect with a little dress as well. It would even work great with cocktail attire!

London's blush suede clutch is available here. Her ring is from Melanie Auld Jewelry (available in-store only) and her delicate threader earrings are by Laurie Fleming (also available in-store). Her jeans are by Part Two, one of our favourite Danish brands, they're just $139 and are available in a number of washes in-store.

Now let's talk about brunette beauty Jan! She's styled in our favourite blush bomber from Rails, with the prettiest floral crop top (also Rails) and our best-selling mid-rise skinny denim from Black Orchid. Her necklace is by Melanie Auld, her ring is by Leah Alexandra and her hoop earrings are by Sarah Mulder Jewelry. And in case you didn't know - ALL of our jewelry is Canadian made and designed. How cool is that?! 

Jan's bag is currently sold out, but we will be restocking it in early June (in black and grey)!

And finally we have Mikaela looking stunning in our favourite silk floral dress of the season by Danish brand NoaNoa. Paired with a loose updo, this look could go from work to date-night in a flash! She's wearing our favourite Laurie Fleming mismatched earrings with two pretty moonstone rings by Melanie Auld.


Mother's Day Gift Guide - Under $100 May 06 2018

1: Olive and Piper Assorted Statement Earrings $46-$60//2: Sloan Tea (Made in Toronto) starting at $18//3: Lollia Hand Cream (Large $30/Medium $20/Mini $10)//4: Melanie Auld XO Necklaces (and assorted other charms) starting at $65//5: Locally Made Matchstick Wax Candles (Mini $20/Large $25).//6: Loren Hope Coloured Studs SALE $30 (Regular $44)//7: Locally Made Amarin Co. Passport Holders in Blush Pink (Long $45/Regular $25)//8: Brunette the Label Graphic Sweatshirts (More Styles Available) $79-$98.


Adorn Holiday Gift Guide 2017 December 02 2017

If you're looking for a little guidance with your gift list this holiday season you've come to the right place! We have so many wonderful gifts in-store and online for all of the ladies on your list! Below we're sharing great ideas beginning at just $20! 

1: Olive and Piper Tassel Earrings $50-$60//2: Sloan Tea (Made in Toronto) starting at $18//3: Lollia Hand Cream (Large $30/Medium $20/Mini $10)//4: Olive and Piper Bracelets $40-$60//5: Coal & Canary Candle $30//6: Loren Hope Coloured Studs SALE $30 (Regular $44)//7: Locally Made Amarin Co. Passport Holders in Blush Pink (Long $45/Regular $25)//8: Lemon Loungewear Toques $48//9: Bando Assorted Drinkware $18-$30//10: Locally Made Matchstick Wax Candles (Mini $20/Large $25).

1: Assorted Graphic Sweatshirts $79//2: Melanie Auld Jewelry $66-130//3: Part Two Turtleneck $148 and Genuine Leather Mittens $98 (Best Seller!)//4: Lisbeth Jewelry starting at $44//5: Leah Alexandra Anniversary Collection Studs $175 and Necklace $170 //6: Cluse Watches starting at $135//7: Status Anxiety Genuine Leather Purse $299.95 and Wallet $109.


Holiday Trend Guide November 29 2017

The holiday season is upon us, which means it's time to find the perfect looks for all of your upcoming events! Our manager Jasmine has put together some of our favourite holiday trends accompanied by inspirational photos as well as images of the pretty pieces we have in-store!

#1 VELVET

From shoes and tops, to dresses and blazers - velvet is everywhere this holiday season! We love paring a black velvet dress with ankle booties for an edgier look, but if you are hesitant to wear velvet all over you can add a velvet shoe or handbag for a pop of interest to your holiday ensemble! We are swooning over these blush velvet pumps!

Shop our velvet pants and For Love and Lemons Velvet Dress in-store or online!

#2 SEQUINS

No holiday season is complete without sequins! This season try something different and go for a knee-length sequin skirt and pair it with a ruffle, or bell sleeved sweater and drop earrings; it’s a great look for a holiday work party or dinner. If you aren’t a skirt gal, slip on a long sleeve sequin dress with a low back for a subtle yet sexy look, we love this dress by Wyldr!

Shop our sequin favourites in-store, or online!

#3 BURGUNDY

Shades of red are always popular over the holiday season, however we prefer a rich merlot or burgundy color this season - especially when done in a lace fabric. A fitted lace dress, or skirt with a nude underlay is just the right amount of sexy! We love how Candice Swaenpol matched her lipstick and heels to her dress for a monochromatic look!

Shop lace dress (top left) and skirt in-store, shop embellished dress here.

#4 LACE AND METALLIC

Metallic hues are no longer just meant for your accessories! This season we are seeing them on jackets, skirts, pants and tops! We love a metallic gold or silver pleated midi skirt with a sheer lace top or a lace dress with pops of metallic, like this For Love and Lemons lace ruffle dress. Both looks work well with tights and booties or a simple pump!

Shop our For Love and Lemons Lace dresses with metallic detailing here (long sleeve) and here (sleeveless) as well as the Jaylyn crop (new champagne colour coming soon!) and this pretty peplum metallic lace top here. Click here for more pretty metallics available online and visit us in-store for even more selection!

#5 TULLE

We think every woman needs a little bit of tulle in her wardrobe and holiday events are the perfect excuse to wear it! We like the look of a long-sleeved crop top with a midi tulle skirt. The skirt is high waisted so it meets perfectly with the crop top, and shows little-to-no skin. If crop tops aren’t your thing we recommend wearing a bodysuit with lace detailing. Complete the look with a red lip and pumps and your holiday party ready!

Shop our tulle skirts in-store, or online here!


Fall Favourites From Adorn November 15 2017

We pulled together some of our fall and winter favourites and had Calgary lifestyle blogger Brittany of Life Set Sail model them for this pretty shoot with Justine Milton Photography. Some of our favourite fall 2017 trends are below, including suede, silk, floral prints and lots of the softest knits.