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Shopping local

My sister and I had a perfect afternoon date to celebrate my being done with the classroom: there were a couple local boutiques that she wanted to see, so we decided to stay local for everything and support yxe.

First up was lunch at what is quickly becoming my favourite cafĂ© in the city: Little Bird Patisserie.  My good friend, Abbie introduced me to this lovely spot and it has quickly become my favourite corner for quietly working on my cyber while enjoying a fantastic coffee.  Also macaroons. Need I say more?



Next up was Kyla's pick, Two Fifty Two Boutique.   Neither of us had any expectations, but we both left very impressed: awesome customer service and a great selection of some of my favourite brands.



I left with a pair of Frame jeans- I have heard really great things about them and didn't want to take them off once I had them on.  Also, my entire outfit felt like pajamas, so that's when you know you've found a winner.



I also went home with a cozy kinda bell-sleeved Vince shirt and I'm quite certain this is going to be my everyday uniform.  Definitely check out TwoFiftyTwo if you are ever in the University Heights neighbourhood...you should see the Kate Spade bag collection!



Last local shop shoutout goes to something my sister found and had made for Mom and I by Earth Sisters Jewelry & Art.  It's a pendant made out of our Grandma's china.  Swoon.



Linking up with the lovely ladies over on the Blended Blog today.  Share your fashion posts with us!

 



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Comments

  1. Living on Cloud Nine31 January, 2017 21:40

    I love buying local when I can, so many talented craftsmen out there and what wonderful necklaces to have of your grandma's china!! You look all cute and cozy reading and sounds like you ladies had the BEST day!!

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  2. Buying local is always awesome. Jeans that fit like pajamas?! Wowza! And I loooooove the pendant.

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  3. What an interesting necklace. So unique and pretty = totally Deena!

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  4. So much fun. Sigh, I miss my sister. :(
    What a great idea for the necklace!!!! I am for sure going to check that out. I would also love to go support Mackenzie at TFT, she is an inspirational lady who comes from a wonderful family, but maybe I need to wait until I have some bday $ or something. What are you doing now that you are done in the classroom?

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  5. Great choices. I hope you bought the pendant to....

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  6. Bell sleeve anything is my fave. Love the top!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandalce.net

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  7. That necklace is SO pretty! Such a thoughtful gift from your sister.

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  8. What a thoughtful gift... And it's gorgeous! I'm all about supporting local business as well!

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  9. I love shopping local. My son goes to school in a town about 20 minutes away from us and they have the cutest downtown with adorable shops. I visit them at least once a month. You know? Do my part to help local business thrive.

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  10. Lovely places and such great finds! I also love shopping local and I'm so thrilled every time I discover a new cafe or boutique in town! xo

    Sabina | I've Got Sunshine

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  11. It's always great to shop local. you found some good things.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. Le blog is looking awesome! I have not heard of these Frame jeans, but I like them. Love the whole outfit, and that necklace is so special and beautiful.

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  13. I love finding new local spots to shop and eat! Those look like great jeans, and finding a good pair is never easy (at least for me!).

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  14. that's one thing I don't do enough, just explore cool and unique local shops... adding to my to-do!

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  15. How fun! I love to shop local! That necklace is beautiful and how special it was made from your grandmothers china!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  16. I imagine you have tons of local options in your neck of the woods!

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  17. I think we're going to have to make it a regular thing.

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  18. I was super impressed with her- great customer service. So far I have replaced my classroom time with gym time and I'm loving it :)

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  19. I have so much more discovering to do.

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  20. Yup, I rarely find a pair I like either..unless they're super expensive..then they always fit. Bah,

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  21. It's definitely the neatest thing I've ever seen.

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  22. Good for you! I purchased some tickets to get back to bootcamp or spin once a week. When I go I love it, but I just find working out at home or running is a bit easier to fit into my day. I am glad you are enjoying it.

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  23. I love going into local shops like that. And that necklace is amazing and certainly something to treasure.

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  24. I love finding local shops like that. And that necklace oh my goodness I adore it!!!

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  25. OH MY GOSH! That pendant is so special. Would love to do that with my mom's china. Gorgeous piece.

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