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.
Last week we teamed up with Katie Lynn Kerr Makeup, Numa Models and Kristyn Harder Photography to style and shoot some of our favourite stampede-appropriate pieces with an Adorn twist - keepin' it pretty of course! Outfit details are listed below and all of the pieces pictured can be purchased online, or in-store! (We also have a lot more fabulous summer pieces in-store that aren't pictured online and new arrivals weekly, so be sure to come down to Inglewood and check us out if you live in Calgary)!
Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top & One Teaspoon Cutoffs
As for our *giveaway* - make sure you don't miss out! All you have to do is snap a pic of yourself wearing Adorn at any of your stampede events, tag us (@adorncalgary) and use the hashtag #stampedepretty to be entered to win a $150 Adorn gift card! A winner will be chosen on the last day of Stampede! 🐴🐮🍩🍺
Lace Off-the-Shoulder Top in Blue and Ivory
For Love and Lemons Gold Star Dress
White Embroidered Romper
Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top and Button Down Midi Skirt
Free People Ruffled Crop Top with Bell Sleeves and High-Waisted One Teaspoon Shorts
Show Me Your Mumu Ruffled off-the-shoulder Floral Top and One Teaspoon Shorts
Show Me Your Mumu Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top and Ruffled Floral Shorts
Show Me Your Mumu Seafoam Cold Shoulder Dress
By Kayla Pearcey
It's no secret that here at Adorn, we're completely and utterly obsessed with all things feminine and romantic. So, our recent shoot with local photographer Kristyn Harder Photography speaks to exactly that aesthetic.
We got together with Evan Brown from Whiskey Weekend along with her gals from Three Way Clothing one evening to bring a boho bridal party to life. All while dodging summer thunderstorms!
The lovely models were pampered from head to toe (literally) by the talented girls at the Vanity Vault Calgary with hair, makeup, nails AND tans all done. The whole shebang! The gorgeous florals in this shoot were provided by Amborella Floral Studio.
For the outfits, we had the bride (Evan) wear two different For Love and Lemons dresses. Her first option was a midi length white lace dress with a nude bodysuit underneath and low-cut front. This style really gave us the bohemian feel we were looking for in this shoot.
Evan's second look included a sweet feminine off-the-shoulder mini lace dress paired with a loose braid.
For the bridesmaids' outfits, we styled the girls in pretty delicate blush pieces also from For Love and Lemons. The first bridesmaid wore an open lace v-neck blush romper with sweet ruffled sleeves and waistline details.
The second bridesmaid wore a stunning blush dress with peep hole and intimate lace details.
Together these pretty blush and lace outfits equal boho bridal perfection! Don't you agree?! Enjoy some more shots from this romantic shoot below.
This shoot involves a whole lot of local lovely! Captured by Southern Alberta photographer, Sarah Jozsa Photography. We worked together with Claudette Marie Events, Modern Menswear, Simply Me Canmore and Flowers by Janie to create a magical engagement photoshoot session that will be sure to inspire you and your fiancé!
The most important thing is to wear something you feel comfortable in and reflects you both as a couple. In deciding what to wear for your engagement photos, keep these 4 tips in mind:
1. First off, don't be afraid of colour, prints or fun textures! These elements can help make your photos look dynamic and appealing to the eye.
2. Try to choose silhouettes that flatter your figure and photograph well. Dresses that are too billowy can look gorgeous in person, but are not always flattering in photos. Dresses that are fitted at your natural waist are usually the most flattering!
3. Coordinate with your man - We love how the green florals in Ali's romper match Aaron's pants! It's just the right amount of coordination without being too "matchy-matchy".
4. If you are shooting two looks, use your first to represent something you would normally wear (keeping it classic will give you timeless images!) Use your second look as an excuse to dress up (and to buy a new outfit of course!)
Here are some more shots of this oh so pretty shoot to fill your own inspiration board!
We collaborated with some seriously talented Calgarians for this latest look book and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you! This season at Adorn we're seeing plunging necklines, low backs and a ton of pretty maxis and rompers! See our full flip-through look book captured by the amazingly talented Justine Milton Photography over here.
Florals by Amborella Floral Studio and Makeup by @megvondee.
Our gorgeous models for this latest look book were all local Calgary bloggers and designers! We asked each of them to give us some insight into this season's trends!
Adorn: What are some of your favourite pieces this season?
Brittany (@LifeSetSail): I’m really loving rompers, especially the cutout ones that tie at the front, like the Show Me Your Mumu ones at Adorn! I also am really loving strappy lace up sandals like brown leather sandals, and as always, oversized sunglasses!
Adorn: Are there any items you absolutely CANNOT live without this spring?
Ashley (@ashleylnesbitt): An item I can't live without this spring is rompers, because you can dress them up for an evening out with heels, or dress them down for a casual day with a jean jacket. And, I’m really loving bangles with gemstones. I love that - they’re just so dainty and work with everything!
Adorn: If there was one thing you would suggest to buy this season, what would it be?
Lindsay (@elle.peters): I think it’s a great season to kind of have some fun with different graphic prints and patterns. Always balancing them with neutrals and more statement pieces. But, it’s a great year to experiment and be a bit more fun!
Adorn: What’s your favourite trend this spring? (ie. off the shoulder tops and dresses, fringe, bell bottoms, bodysuits, etc.)
Dayna (@withlovedayna): I definitely would say bodysuits! They’re really great for wearing with anything. A bodysuit in a neutral tone creates a really grown up approach to spring!
Adorn: What inspired you to start your own clothing company?
Evan (@whiskeyweekend): Well, I’m really into fashion and basic white tees is a major staple for me. I love the trend right now of bold sayings on tees. I could find similar products but could never find one with a quality tee and a nice blend. Liking a saying isn’t the same as wanting to wear it so I decided if I can’t find one, I’m just going to do it myself.
By Kayla Pearcey
During our last collaboration with local blogger Haley Salomons, we got to work with her two adorable boys to celebrate the launch of Vancouver-based littleCITIZENS’ new spring line.
When the boys weren’t running around between shots, Tara Whittaker Photography captured the sweet essence behind the littleCITITZENS’ brand. The playful leggings, adorable little vests and simple shirts definitely speak volumes on these little guys! Not to mention, the casual fit allows them to move freely during playtime and that’s first in priorities to Haley when she styles her boys.
Read more from Haley’s interview below and keep scrolling to see her boys rock littleCITIZENS' apparel!
Adorn: What's your approach when styling your boys? Where does your inspiration come from?
Haley: I basically style my boys in mostly things I would feel comfortable wearing if I was playing all day, which is what they are doing! Grey barely ever wears jeans because he doesn't like them. I dress them in fitted trousers because I don't love the whole baggy cargo pants look that you see a lot of small boys wearing- if I wouldn't wear it I wouldn't dress my boys that way! I'm very inspired by the trends over seas, specifically Scandinavian and Japanese approaches to design and functionality of clothing.
Adorn: Can you tell us some of your favourite trends in baby fashion right now?
Haley: I love love drop crotch (or harem) style pants right now! Slouchy beanies, sportswear (white sneaks, oversized fleece sweatshirts), above the knee shorts for boys, oversized t-shirt dresses for little girlies, and always always cool accessories like backpacks personalized with pins, mirrored sunnies, and fun bracelets to let the kids express themselves on a day to day basis.
By Kayla Pearcey
Being a mom is hard work, but who says you can't look fabulous while chasing your babes around?! In a recent collaboration with Haley Salomons and Tara Whittaker Photography, we prove that moms can absolutely look cute too!
If you don’t know Haley, she’s a family, design, fashion and lifestyle blogger here in Calgary and mamabear to the cutest boys you’ll ever meet! She’s also a frequent blog contributor at Calgary's Dote Magazine.
Haley gives us a look into her personal, everyday style below.
Adorn: How would you define your personal style as a mom?
Haley: My personal style is very simple, the whole capsule wardrobe thing you know? The same idea on repeat with only a couple new trends each season. I think it's important to have a strong sense of what you like and only subscribe to the seasonal trends that you actually love and that fit into your existing wardrobe. I love blacks and greys for winter, and whites and blush for summer.
Adorn: Would you say your personal style has changed after becoming a mom? If yes, how so?
Haley: If it has changed at all, it is only because I'm still so young and my personal sense of self is still evolving and strengthening. I feel each year I come closer on the outside with my style to how I feel on the inside and how I really perceive myself. I still wear whites, dirty hands be damned- you just have to find a good cleaner!
Haley's first look has a more casual vibe and the second is slightly dressed up for a date night witch her man! Patio drinks anyone?!
Outfit 1 – Casual
Blouse: Harris Wilson | Knit cardigan: Des Petits Hauts | Handbag: Status Anxiety | Necklace: So Pretty Cara Cotter | Rings: Foe and Dear
Outfit 2 – Date Night
Dress: Free People | Handbag: Nice Things | Hat: Fallen Broken Street | Bracelet: Adorn Boutique
By Kayla Pearcey
We don't know about you, but lately we've been dreaming of warm spring hues and prints! With such warm weather in the midst of February, we've already started making that shift from winter to spring by opting for lighter layers.
So, how do we go about transitioning our wardrobes to accommodate this warm weather? Use these suggestions to help you get the most out of your winter wardrobe.
1. Add a pop of colour.
The easiest way to transition into spring is to pull out more vibrant colours to give your winter staples a quick refresh. Easily step up your colour game with a light handbag or shoe!
Details: Cupcakes and Cashmere (top left), Hello Fashion (bottom left), Des Petits Haute (middle), Nany's Klozet (top right), Party Skirts (bottom right)
2. Play with layers.
With mornings remaining a little chilly in the spring, layers are your best option in conquering such weather fluctuations. That way you can add or remove layers as you feel the need!
Details: Unknown (top left), Gentle Fawn (bottom left), Coutu Kitsch necklace and Free People shirt (middle), Cupcakes and Cashmere (top right), Free People (bottom right)
3. Mix in prints and patterns.
Incorporate fun florals, stripes and more bold prints and patterns to add a little more to your look. We are in love with the floral Cupcakes and Cashmere blazer below!
Details: Gentle Fawn (top left), Part Two (bottom left), Cupcakes and Cashmere (middle), Des Petits Haute (top right), Show Me Your Mumu (bottom right)