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
We have the prettiest pinks and purples in the store right now! And any of these pieces would be perfect for engagement photos, or bridesmaids - heck even wedding guests could rock these looks! You can shop these outfits at the links below!
From Left: Layered Lace Crop Top (more colours available!) paired with the Kelly Maxi Skirt in Millennial Pink (NEW colour!)//Flora Maxi Dress//Kari Lace Crop Top (more colours) Paired with Kelly Maxi Skirt in Lilac.
Our latest lookbook features the best of our new spring 2017 arrivals - everything from wedding-worthy maxi dresses and pretty pastels to florals and pretty casual looks that you can wear to the office! All of these beautiful pieces can be found in our online shop and you can view the flip-through look book below (or if it doesn't load click here)!
We were so lucky to work with some wonderful local businesses including Justine Milton Photography (Photography), Simply Me Canmore (Hair & Makeup), Fleurish Flower Shop (Florals) and Bloom Screens (Floral Backdrop).
All of our beautiful models were local bloggers, or boss babes, and all are a must-follow on instagram if you want to see some of the prettiest places this city has to offer - Evan @whiskeyweekend, Rachel @almostffamous, Steph @fleurlifestyle, Brittany @LifeSetSail, Lindsay @elle.peters, Dayna @withlovedayna
We had some fun with our new arrivals last week in a mini Valentine's Day shoot with Tara Whittaker Photography and some of our favourite models (Taylor and Sloan) from NUMA!
From red lace to feminine florals, we've pulled together some looks that you'll love for Valentine's Day - whether you have plans with the girls, or with your love! And we threw in some fun props from local partyware designer Dixie and Twine because, well, her stuff is just too cute! You can check out a small selection of her pretty banners and confetti on our website here. Shop our Valentine's Day Looks with the links below!
Makeup by: @megvondeeyyc (The Vanity Vault)
Styling Assistance: Kayla Pearcey (@kaypearcey)
Red Lace Romper/Red Lace Dress/Floral Print Romper/Floral Print Dress/Pink Dress
We worked very hard this season to bring you a good selection of pretty and unique gifts under $100! From our in-house graphic sweatshirt collection, to local jewels and fun goodies like our Tofino Towels - we have a little something for all of the ladies in on your list!
Some of these fun items are available in our online store, but if you see something that isn't available we are just an email away! Let us know and we can ship!
- Adorn Collection Graphic Sweatshirts (Local) - $79
- Loren Hope Hand-Painted Glass Earrings - Starting at $44
- Lollia Hand Creme, Bubble Bath and Perfumes - $30 - $62
- Top Knot Style Hand Knit Cowls (Made in Edmonton) - $55
- Coal and Canary Hand Poured Candles (Made in Winnipeg) - $30
- Justine Ma Graphic Prints (Made in Edmonton) - $15
- Olive and Piper Necklace (Vancouver) - $50
- Melanie Auld Moonstone Starburst Necklace and Moonstone Starburst Earrings (Vancouver) - $108 each
- Tofino Towel Co. Round Towels (Tofino) - $98
- Leah Alexandra Pink and Aqua Chalcedony Rings (Vancouver) - $95
We teamed up with some amazing Calgary talent to bring you Adorn Boutique's Fall 2016 Lookbook! We are loving neutrals, cozy knits, leather boots and - of course - pops of pink this season!
If you see anything you like please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to check pricing and availability!
Photography: Kristyn Harder Photography
HMU: Katie Lynn Kerr
Boots and Loafers: Poppy Barley
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.