Archive | August, 2015

Long Weekend Events

29 Aug

With August coming to a close, we are looking forward to the September long weekend and hoping the sun gods give us a glorious weekend! We have done some research and have compiled a list of some fun events that will be happening from Friday, September 4th – Monday, September 7th. Let us know if you hear of anything we missed!

September 4th:

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This is a benefit concert for non-profit after-school violin program. Admission by donation, and all proceeds go towards the music program.

1270 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, Canada
Canada

September 5th:

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The Richmond World Festival will feature music, food, sport and culture from around the world. The dynamic indie duo Matt & Kim will be headlining the event and there also will be many other acts performing throughout the day. Admission is free!

7191 Granville Avenue
Richmond, Canada
Canada

September 6th:

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America’s biggest block party is back, end your summer with a bang at the PNE! Tickets are almost sold out so act fast, they range from $72 – $115.

2901 East Hastings Street
Vancouver
Canada

September 7th:

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Loverboy has been playing for over 30 years and they are having a concert at the PNE! It is sure to be an amazing show as these guys know how to rock the stage. Tickets range from $20 – $30.

2901 East Hastings Street
Vancouver
Canada

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Fall 15 Footwear

28 Aug

With Fall finally approaching and a rainy weekend beginning, it is time to start the transition into fall footwear… but that means it’s time for boots!

With our fall collection, we recommend ankle boots or knee high boots.

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The Beatrix

In our Fall pictures the model is wearing these ankle boots from Topshop. They also look great with knee high socks or black tights.

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The Annabel

This dress is great with the ankle boots again, but also with tall boots, such as these:

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                                   Heeled        or       Flat

 

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The Veronica

Great with ankle boots, heels or flats. For boots, stick to neutral colours; but for heels try a variety of different fall colours such as plum, red, or burgundy.

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Top Three Benefits of Spanx

27 Aug

Despite how intimidating your first time diving into the shapewear section at the department store can be, you won’t regret it! Spanx are constantly growing in popularity and there are many reasons why. We can admit with no shame that we love wearing Spanx with some of our outfits and they really do help us to feel our best! If you’re feeling uncomfortable in a dress, there is no harm in trying a pair of Spanx and seeing how you feel after.

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1.They Make You Look Slimmer and More Athletic

Spanx is designed to reduce the appearance of love handles or excess skin. Depending which version of shapewear you purchase, they all target different areas. These garments are made to mold to your body comfortably and give your figure a visibly tighter and curvier appearance.

2. They Give You More Confidence

We know from experience that when trying on a super tight body-con dress without Spanx VS trying it on with Spanx can make a world of a difference in our confidence. When you feel confident it shows and it makes you exude an amazing energy.

3. No More Muffin Top

We think Spanx is like magic the way your muffin top instantly disappears once you pull it on. It leaves you with a clean and smooth silhouette no matter what outfit you wear overtop.

Whats New? Fall ’15 Dresses and Accessories

26 Aug

With the record-breaking temperatures starting in late spring and on going throughout the summer we have been blessed with a hot and long summer! Now its time to put away the sandals and slip on your booties for what is predicted to be a beautiful fall season! Here are some of our newest pieces at Blushing that can easily transition from summer to fall and classic accessories.

1.The Veronica Dress

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This is a tight fitting mid length dress with an extremely flattering check print. The pattern is angled differently on the panels and the middle to create a very slimming shape! The Veronica Dress is available in a variety of different colors, including pink and green tartan. The Smitten Designs necklace we paired with it has a long sterling silver chain with a champagne Swarovski crystal, large, large key charm and heart locket charm.

2. The Beatrix Dress

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We absolutely love the Beatrix Dress; it has a looser fit to it without being oversized and even has pockets! This mini dress is a great outfit to wear from day-to-night, all you have to do is switch from flats to pumps and you’re set. This gold plated necklace with a quarts and crystal center is the perfect accessory for this fun dress.

3. The Collared Top and Rosie Skirt

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This collared top features an asymmetrical collar in a classic black and white color palette. The Rosie Skirt has the same check as the collar and is an extremely versatile piece; try pairing it with a black crop top in the summer and The Collared Top when fall rolls around. This Earth Essence Necklace has a sterling silver chain with big black onyx jewels.

Chic Sunglasses of Summer 2015

22 Aug

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A pair of beautifully unique sunglasses can instantly glam up any outfit! This summer we have seen lots of exciting new trends in the sunglasses world, such as bright mirrored lenses, floral-embellished frames and retro round styles. We’ve highlighted our favorite pairs of shades from this season and started to predict what we will be seeing next year!

Mirrored Lenses:

We love this trend because these fluorescent mirrored lenses instantly add a modern twist to any shape of frames! Not to mention the fun pictures you can take with these reflective sunnies.

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Spektre Mirror Lenses Sunglasses 

Embellished Frames:

The best part about embellished sunglasses is that you don’t need to add any more accessories to your outfit! These elaborate frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with metallic add-ons and 3D floral accents you are sure to make a statement.

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Nasty Gal Aria Cat Eye Shades 

Round Frames:

These sunglasses complement all of the nostalgic fashion trends perfectly that we have been seeing lately. Try pairing them with some light washed bell-bottoms and a crop top for a wonderfully retro look.

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Trend Forecasting for Spring/Summer 2016:

With sunglass trends evolving so much in the past few years, it is hard to know what to expect for Spring/Summer 2016, but so far there have been three major trends that have stuck out to us! On the runway for Fall/Winter 2016 we have seen modern cat eye shapes, oversized and bright frames, and nerd-inspired glasses. We have a feeling these fun trends will be sticking around for next summer as well.

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Fendi Fall 2015

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Versace Fall 2015

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Gucci Fall 2015

Accessories for Fall 2015

19 Aug

With summer sadly coming to an end, we can now start to look forward to seeing what fall fashion has to offer! Despite how much fun we have had with our summer style, we can’t wait to start wearing all of the beautiful fall colors and accessories. Accessories are going to play a huge role in trends for Fall 2015 and we have picked some of our favorites from the runway! Let us know what you think.

Ornate Earrings 

Take a break from dainty jewelry and try out some vintage-inspired pieces to glam up any outfit. Ornate earrings with oversized pearls and faux jewels are going to be everywhere next season.

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Givenchy

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Velvet Shoes

Classic fall and winter shoes have officially gotten a plush upgrade! Whether you’re in the mood for lace up boots or eye-catching Mary Janes, you are in luck. Expect to see a lot of velvet not only in shoes but in handbags as well.

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Tassels 

This is a trend we saw a lot of this summer and it seems to be sticking around for next season as well. We absolutely love how tassels can instantly add such a fun element to any outfit!

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Best Brunch Spots in the City

15 Aug

We can admit with no shame that brunching is one of our favorite weekend activities! There is something very comforting about sitting down with friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal in the morning. Luckily for those of us residing in Vancouver, there is an abundance of restaurants to choose from. We have compiled a list of some of our top brunch spots – let us know your suggestions too!

1.Forage

This restaurant is located inside the Listel Hotel on Robson Street and has a modern menu offering a variety of farm-to-table dishes. They have something for everyone here, including Brioche French Toast with Rhubarb Puree and Corned Bison Hash with Homemade Sauerkraut. Try to make a reservation to avoid waiting in any lines!

2.Heirloom

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Heirloom serves up healthy and vegetarian brunch fare on South Granville. Despite their menu being extremely satisfying, you don’t have to feel guilty about overeating, as you can trust everything is made fresh! Try treating yourself to their Eggs Benny Hash or to die for Heirloom Grilled Cheese.

3.Ask For Luigi

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Ask For Luigi is located in one of Vancouver’s up and coming neighborhood’s called Railtown. They serve hearty Italian food with a twist, but you have to get here as early as possible because this restaurant fills up quickly. Think Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce and a fried egg on top, or Two Poached Eggs with ricotta stuffed eggplant and tomato sauce.