There is always so much stress and pressure when it comes to finding the right New Years Eve outfit! So let me make it easier with my suggestions!
This is the essential piece to have s the party dress to have with its femine and fun sequins! The Skipper dress is perfect and sexy for any New Years Eve or Xmas Party.
To top off the dress and overall outfit, I recommend adding some fun color with this great statement piece for the Fall Winter seasons from Les Petites. The rich wool fabric keeps you warm and gives the fun party dress a hit of glamour.
Sexy shoes are perfect for your night out, so I recommend the Rosegold Lane Heels. The on-trend style features an upper with sexy cut-outs and a peep-toe. With a concealed platform and a covered stiletto heel, you’ll have a noticeable lift without crossing the line.
Keep the jewelry minimal as you don’t want to take away from the fabulous dress. I suggest going with a Textured Ring and the Horseshoe Bangle. Simple, Easy and it won’t break budget!
I recommend tousled flirty hair that is down which provides a sexy look to when you’re partying the night away!
Who What Wear’s “How They Wear” feature was on Rocker Fringe and we couldn’t be happier to show off our Wildfox Festival “Backstage Pass” Fringe tee! Could this top be anymore on point?
“When considering the counterculture uniform of the ’60s, there’s one specific element that immediately comes to mind: fringe! That’s right, this frayed embellishment played a major role in some of the most iconic musicians’ wardrobes, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, whom both paired fringed jackets with bell bottoms and tie-dye. Now, thanks to designers like Isabel Marant and a handful of fashion’s finest, fringe is having a serious moment again. Adorning everything from outerwear (Chanel Iman and Ruby Aldridge) to accessories (Ashley Olsen and Kate Moss), fringe is the perfect way to inject your day-to-day looks with a little rock ‘n’ roll spirit. To help you create some of the coolest outfits this winter, we’ve rounded up a selection of stylephiles who have all nailed this look in today’s How They Wear story.“ (Full Article @ Who What Wear)
Don’t say we didn’t warn you! WhoWhatWear’s “GO BUY NOW” feature was on the classic Parka! Luckily for you, we have you covered with three different Parka’s that meet every price point! A staple piece for everyone’s wardrobe.
So do as WhoWhatWear says and Go Buy Now!“When heading out into blustering climates, we find it’s always best to be equipped with the most practical, versatile, and of course, stylish outerwear, hence our obsession du jour: the parka! Formerly categorized as merely military garb and casual winter attire, the parka has officially made its high-fashion return to the spotlight as the season’s must-have coat. From classic-yet-cool daytime styles to luxurious evening options, the heavy-duty parka is guaranteed to arm you against the winter chill, which is why we believe it’s a cold-weather essential you should definitely Go Buy Now!” (Full Article @ Who What Wear)
Since this is a family affair you want to be tasteful and respectful, especially if it is the boyfriends or husbands family dinner! You definitely don’t want to send the wrong message by walking in looking like the harlot! With that being said you don’t want to go unnoticed either, so an outfit that is classy, fashionable and on trend works best!
The classic look and fit of the Millie dress is perfect and comfortable with its stretchy and soft fabric. The length is perfect for the occasion and hugs the body nicely without being inappropriate.
To add a shield against the cold weather I recommend the Bronson Coat which provides amazing warmth and demands attention as it is right on trend with this seasons look and radiates luxury with its impeccably smooth and soft leather and shearling lining.
To break up the dress and add some depth to the dress, I suggest going for the Gold Coin Necklace and the Horseshoe Cuff for a little luck and elegance.
Since the dress is a solid colour, shoes are the perfect option to incorporate a nice print or pattern to your outfit. So take advantage and spice it up with the Norah Snake Skin Pumps.
I have chosen a swept low bun as it provides an elegant look that is soft and romantic
During the holiday season everyone feels they must be decked out for the parties however, for some holiday occasions you can still be “dressed up” without actually having to wear a dress! It’s all in pairing the right colors, fits and accessories.
The rich vibrant red of the Joie Lenora top is amazing on any skin color and perfect for the holiday season. The flowy fit is not only super comfortable and sexy but great for those big holiday dinners!
Dark indigo denim is always a go to option as it gives a more “dressier” feel. The fitted cut and the slight flare at the bottom of the Kaylie Bootcut flatters the lower body perfectly and is big for the seasons denim trends.
I recommend adding the beautifully cool Aviatress Jacket ($600) to keep you warm when you’re outside in the cold weather. The chocolate brown leather jacket has multiple variations, which allows you to wear it a multitude of ways (as is, vest, fur collar attached or without). The Aviatress jacket is a guaranteed wardrobe piece that can carry you through all seasons.
I recommend adding the classic Red suede pumps by Noe to keep in the red fever to compliment the top.
To dress up the outfit, accessorize with the Carnelian Dome Ring and stack your wrist(s) with the affordably chic C.Pak & Co. Bracelets
Keep it simple and classic. Loose Waves let down are the way to go!
I would suggest something that is sophisticated and tasteful since you are still in a work/business environment. However, you should spice it up a little for the party to show your co-workers that you have a fun fashionable side!
The rich Olive colour of the Twist Dress is perfect for the season and the dress is perfect for a work function as it is not too revealing and the draping of the fabrics with the twist detail flatters the body flawlessly.
To add a bit of edge to your sophisticated and chic outfit, I recommend the Sydney biker Jacket. The cropped length and the neutral Beige tone works well to compliment the Olive green without covering any of the flattering twist details from the dress.
Since the dress is one colour I would recommend including some statement pieces of jewelry to heighten the look. House of Harlow’s Gold Fringe Earrings and Sunburst Ring compliment the dress and are perfect color combinations.
A beige pump is a nice addition to the overall outfit and your existing wardrobe as they are not too high and really comfortable for dancing and mingling. The earthy Beige tone doesn’t take away from the rest of the look and match the Sydney Biker jacket!
To show off the earrings and the front detailing of the dress a pulled back hairstyle is the perfect choice!
Whether it’s the first date or the millionth date, you should always want to dress to impress! Here’s what I recommend to make him fall head over heels again!
Make him go “oh la la” with this sexy and flattering Gathered Dress that hides the bumps and gives you that chic appeal with the leather sleeves.
The Hivernal Coat is spot on with the latest trends in fashion. The rich Bordeaux color is big for the Fall Winter color scheme and the belted styling is prevalent in this season outerwear trends. The overall look is classic, elegant and guaranteed to keep you warm for that romantic walk out.
Since the dress stands out you don’t need too many accessories, so the fun Feather Locket Ring is the perfect accessory!
The black coordinates well with the leather in your dress and the cutout peep toe heel gives the overall outfit depth and edge. It’s a match!
I suggest a hairstyle that is left down, tousled and wavy! The look is very flirty and sexy! Just what your date wants
Fall is coming to an end and Winter is quickly approaching as the holiday season slowly takes over the city. As always with every Winter, we can expect part wet and part dry weather with temperature levels that drop slightly below zero; but knowing Vancouver’s unpredictable reputation for weather, it could go the other way!
It’s time to put away your lightweight jackets and time to armor yourself with outerwear that is guaranteed to keep the chilly weather out and the warm and fuzzy in! This season Holly is providing a wide array of artillery to brave against this seasons cold temperatures. From Leather to Wool to Parka’s, Holly has got you covered and hoping that the cold weather sticks around.
In Vancouver, it is mandatory to own a quality outerwear piece just like it is crucial for you to have an umbrella! A jacket that is wearable throughout the season and appropriate for all occasions is something worth investing in. To help you out, we’ve rounded up our favorite options, all of which are certain to enliven your cold-weather wardrobe!
1.Mason: Leather Trim Blanket Coat ($560)
The Mason Blanket coat is perfection for those dry but Sunny Winter days where going for a nice stroll out to the market or an easy Sunday Brunch requires something comfortable but well put together. The oversized cardigan sweater features a shawl collar and an open placket with leather panel at back that is just the perfect execution that turns a basic piece into a luxe must have. Ribbed edges and an asymmetrical hem finish off the piece for that added edge.
2. Muubaa: Bronson Cowl Neck Jacket ($795)
This season is it’s all about wrapping yourself in warm luxury. The Muubaa Bronson Jacket is a 100% real sheepskin jacket with a beautifully draped soft cowl neck and full length sleeves with jersey rib panel on the back of the sleeve for that hint of moto chic. With raw edges and a raw cut hem this jacket has the guaranteed “bam” that every outfit needs!
3. Muubaa: Charme Aviatress Jacket ($600)
For the days when you’re feeling a little Joan Jett, we recommend this killer Aviator Style leather jacket made of 100% lambs leather. The Charme Aviatress jacket can be worn a multitude of ways with its detachable beige sheepskin collar and detachable arms which can be turned in to a vest. The jacket features asymmetric zip front, zipped jetted pockets, side zip details and cuff zips. If you’re still hunting for an essential leather jacket, then this is it! With removable sleeves and sheepskin collar, you get two styles of jacket plus two styles of vest in one!
4. Les Petites Collection: Hivernal Coat w. Buckle ($510)
For elegance and class, Les Petites has what you need. Made in France, the Hivernal Coat focuses on classic styling with its shawl collar and belted waist. Foregoing embellishments, the Hivernal Coat radiates that certain je ne sais quoi that so many of the French have.
5. Les Petites Collection: Masculine Single Button Coat ($545)
Although the weather maybe darkening and the sky monochromatic, that should not be reflective of your color choices. Forego your standard fail safe picks of navy, charcoal and noir and try a new color with a kick! We suggest Les Petites Masculine Single Button Coat in Brique to inject some serious style into your autumnal and winter outfits.
6. Patterson J. Kincaid: Lauren Long Fur Trim Parka ($415)
You can never go wrong with a parka. The only problem? It’s hard to keep warm in them if it isn’t lined! Well Patterson J. Kincaid has you covered. The Lauren cotton-twill parka features a detachable sherpa lined jersey vest to ensure you stay warm. The parka also features a hidden 7-snap and 2-way zip closure at the front. 100% Fox fur trim on the zip-off hood for that added luxe and a drawstring waist for a better fit.
7. Patterson J. Kincaid: Angela Short Fur Trim Parka ($325)
The little sister version to the Lauren Parka with all the same embellishments and detailing. It’s that easy!
Les Petites is the newest addition to Holly. Based out of France and designed to fit the every day women’s lifestyle, looks can range from a day at the office or a night out with the girls.
From chic silk blouses, chunky knits to classic tailored trench coats, Les Petites creates staple items made from quality fabrics such as wool, silks and angora to provide the comfort every woman desires while still looking their best.
Come stop by Holly to see our top picks from Les Petites Fall / Winter 2011 Collection.
Based out of London, Charli is the latest brand receiving widespread appraise for their modern take on basics. Focusing on easy luxe separates that are wearable, alluring and unpretentious , Charli takes the idea of the basic jersey piece to a new level ensuring you stand out.
Clean and refined silhouettes combined with specially developed fabrics, natural colour palettes and versatile fits create an accessible collection with hints of avant-garde ideals. Dressed up or down, worn with current trends or classics, city feel in the week or relaxed weekend sophistication; Charli provides you with pieces that are basic in aesthetic but versatile in all its entirety.
From the long Nadja skirt to the luxe alpaca wool mix cardigan, stop by Holly today to see our specially selected pieces from Charli.
Refinery29 did an amazing story on stacked wrists titled “200+ Bracelets: Who Has The Best-Dressed Wrists In NYC?” , which showed off the latest trend in accessorizing for both men and women: blinging out your arm!
Col took inspiration from this to create his own rendition of this on-trend look combining jewellery from LowLuv x Erin Wasson and C.Pak&Co. Check it out below! Tres bien! Stop by Holly today to create your own version of this stacked wrist look!
WhoWhatWear has done a write up on the current trend in the fashion scene: Denim Skirts! See below on how the celebs rock this killer piece…
Holly is in the loop with this current hot commodity. Genetic Denim’s Joan Pencil Skirt is an amazing midrise, above the knee fit with contrast stitching and a slit in the back. Guaranteed to hug your curves in all the right way ! Stop by Holly to get on top of whats hot in the fashion scene <3
Mrs. Smith was spotted on Chelsea Lately rocking the super sexy distressed Hagan Shorts from Genetic Denim. She paired it with a super cute vintage striped blouse and super cute booties. Lookin’ Good! We would post the link to the interview, but us Canadians can’t view it. Boo! I guess the photos will suffice.
Expect to to find some AMAZING MARKDOWNS and DISCOUNTS on everything at Holly
As always we will have complimentary drinks and snacks to keep you fueled as you hop your way around Holly! In addition, The Gastown Shop Hop is offering a food/drink voucher from participating retailers and restaurants with any purchase! So now’s your chance to grab whatever you have had your eye’s on at Holly and celebrate afterwards with a drink or dinner! What more could you ask for? We’ll be expecting you <3!
With Spring out in full force it is time to switch from the chunky sweaters, heavy coats and dark tones to a more lighter affair. However, with unpredictable Vancouver weather it can go from SUNNY and WARM one moment to CLOUDY and COLD the next. Keeping this in mind, it is a must that your outfit keep you warm but at the same time allow your body to breathe.
With this in mind, Holly has put together three in style, on trend outfits from our new shipments that are guaranteed to make you wish Spring (or Summer) could be all year round!
Nautical is always a hit when the weather warms up. However, the last thing you need is to end up looking like a little sailor going to sea. One definitely needs to keep it in moderation. We decided to pair a Nautical Striped Dolman Sleeve Hoodie (Michael Stars, $138) with a rough Thunderbird Pendant (LowLuv x Erin Wasson, $72) and completed the Spring look with a hyper bleached grey Skinny jean (7FAM, $235).
We at Holly appreciate a good blue, whether it be denim or dress, and this Spring we have two good blue tones that are perfect to pump out in Spring. Wearing a simple dress can be a bit too dressy for a casual hang out with the friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a fun dress when you have plans! Renegade against that notion! Our solution? We paired this stunning blue 100% Silk Halter Dress w. Caged Hem (Mike Gonzalez, $355), with a badass Bleached Blue Denim Jacket w. Leather Collar Trim (Twenty8Twelve, $268) to keep it real.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right thing to wear that is easy and effortless, something that you can just slip on and get on with it, or so you thought…A Maxi dress is a key piece to have on hand that is unfussy and easy to wear for any Spring occasion. Our pick is this airy, light-weight and beautiful tie dye Maxi that combines citrus, white and grey (Soft Joie, $160). The Maxi’s floor-grazing silhouette means no flashing the public when you sit down too, score! To kick this sexy piece up a notch and have you looking like a sun goddess, we styled this dress with a beautiful Gold plated feather necklace (House of Harlow, $189), Tribal Cuff (House of Harlow, $215) and some Boho Platform Heels (House of Harlow, $250).
Based out of Amsterdam, fashion label Maison Scotch is the womens wear collection from the successful menswear line Scotch & Soda. The Maison Scotch collection first debuted in Spring/Summer 2010, and has made a strong statement across Europe; already accounting for a large part of Scotch & Soda’s continuous growth.
Maison Scotch infuses SoCal relaxed styling with the preppy chic look of the Hamptons, this seasons collection brings stripes, rope detailing and varsity inspired designs to add a nice Spring look to your wardrobe. The pieces are easy, casual and a definite must have for your Spring Summer ’11 attire!
Stop by Holly today to see our fave picks from the Maison Scotch Spring Summer ’11 collection!
Check out the New Arrival’s for what we have in store!
From high street to designer boutiques, Muubaa fuses together two distinct designs into one to create pieces that are adorned by celebrities like Charlize Theron, Cheryl Cole, Audrina Patridge and Allesandra Ambrosia.
Muubaa, an independent fashion label based out of London, first opened to much acclaim at Top Shops iconic Oxford Street, and has since gone international being carried all over the IT fashion boutiques, like Singer 22, Liberty and Harvey Nichols.
Muubaa has now found a new home in the Gastown fashion district, and is nestled in at Holly Boutique! Specializing in experimental leather treatments and unique ways to mould cut and color leather; a Muubaa leather jacket is guaranteed to have you walking away with a one of a kind piece!
This weekend only is your opportunity to take advantage of the amazing deal at Holly and snag yourself (and gift receivers) some fantastic coats.
We are blasting out all of our coats at 25% off for two days: Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19.
We’ve got luxurious wool coats from Mason and Furi to waterproof and lightweight down parka’s from ADD, you will for sure find something to protect yourself with against the cold and rainy winter days to follow.
Who What Wear Daily has featured one of the newest and hottest pieces hitting stores, Equipment’s Signature Blouse, for their “Working Girl: Gift Guide” segment. Check out what WWWD has to say about the Signature Blouse:
“A silk button-down is nine-to-five staple, and Equipment’s iterations are some of our absolute favorites. While we’d never stop you from picking one up in every color, we’d select this rich olive hue for the WG because it’s a great, cutting-edge neutral that lends itself to a myriad of looks. She can wear it to break up a tan, black, or navy suit, and then pair it with skinny jeans and heels when casual Friday finally rolls around.”
A little about the brand:
Dating back to 1975, Equipment is all about taking menswear and revamping it with feminine appeal; resulting in the brand being known for their refined tailoring and classic pieces for woman. All about perfecting “the shirt”, the label was re-launched in 2010 with an emphasis on sophisticated French minimalism and laid-back California boho style.
Androgynous silhouettes and subtle allure are what Equipment pieces are all about. Women who are strong, chic, adventurous, sexy, and above all, classic will appreciate the Equipment pieces we have in store.
Moved to the New Arrival’s Section
Keeping warm is necessary for the Fall Winter season; but ensuring you look stylish when out and about is essential! Fortunately, our Fall Winter jackets have arrived at Holly! From Wool (Mason jackets) to Down (Add jackets) we got you “covered” in all the right fabrics.
So stop by Holly today to try on all the amazing outerwear pieces we have for you. Sizes and quantities are quite limited so make sure you grab them before they sell out!
Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Based and made in New York and Vancouver, Sienna Ray is establishing itself as a luxury handbag line that focuses on designs using lush leathers with unique color palettes that are fun, flirty and functional! Natalie van der Vorm, the face behind Sienna Ray bags, draws her inspiration from her own experiences and belief that women all over the world share one trait: they all have different characters.
So come by Holly to see our favorite picks from the Sienna Ray collection!
Holly is excited to bring you the latest pieces from Charlotte Ronson’s Fall 2010 collection. This year, Fall has Ronson playing with feminine prints like the Puff Sleeve Blouse, punk rock embellishments like the Army Shirt with Epaulets and industrial boho designs like the Cocoon Hoodie; all of which are on trend with Fall’s key looks.
With trendsetting designs and impeccable style, Ronson’s designs are definite must have’s for fashionistas like Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie and Kate Moss.
Well on its way to becoming a major sought after womenswear designers, Charlotte Ronson’s runway shows (under the tents at Bryant Park for NYFW) are a definite go to for those in the industry scene. The success that Charlotte Ronson has received has lead to design deals with a few of America’s largest and most respected retailers, catapulting her success even further.
Come stop by Holly and “Fall” in love with what Charlotte Ronson has designed for you!
Australia Luxe Collective is a world famous luxery lifestyle brand based out of Melbourne Australia. Luxe has carved their mark in the fashion industry with their 35+ styles of sheepskin winter footwear and accessories, along with a footwear product line designed primarily for the Spring Summer that launched in SS10.
Luxe focuses on luxury sheepskin for their footwear, becoming a fashion staple for stylish women all over the world. With famous fans including Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Megan Fox, Paris Hilton, Sienna Miller, Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson and Sarah Jessica Parker; Luxe has carved their way into the fashion scene.
Australia Luxe Collective has taken the VERY common (and infamous) “Ugg” boot to a higher level of style by using custom embellishments, fur trims and specialty treatments.
Luxe has had a tremendous growth globally by having their lines in the finest retailers across the globe including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Intermix, Net-A-Porter, Kitson, and now Holly! Luxe’s edgy, playful styles have a unique “Aussie” fashion attitude and are what attract the style conscious.
So what are you waiting for? Come stop by Holly to try on a pair of Australia Luxe Boots!