Tag Archives: Summer

Best Hairstyles of Summer 2015

24 Jul

Summer time is a great time to show of your luscious locks without the restrictions of a wooly toque. Here are our favourite hair styles for summer!

Accessorized Do’s

Adding a flower to your hair creates the instant feel of summer. Try a romantic rose, like the picture, or even a flower crown. Accessories are great for up and down do’s, straight, curly, and wavy alike. Dress it up with a sparkly hair barrette for dinner or a party.

Contemporary Crimps

Try a retro look with a new twist by only crimping small sections of the hair. Again, this looks great with any length, but best with straightened hair. This would be great for going out because it doesn’t require much effort but certainly looks like it!

Braiding Details



Try adding a few braids into your do! Spice up any look with some small to medium sized braids. You can do this with a large braid like the picture, in an up-do, or simply with your natural hair down. This looks especially beachy with wavy hair.

Half up-do



Simple, classic, beautiful. The half up look is great with all hair textures and on medium to long hair. Leave you bangs down or try a middle part like the photo to bring out your smile. This is an easy way to walk out the door looking fabulous without adding even 5 minutes to your morning routine.

Swimsuits for Every Body Type

21 Jul

We all dread bathing suit shopping, but finding the right one for your body type will make you stand out at the beach. Firstly, you need to figure out how to dress for your body type. Below is a diagram of different shapes. The best method is to draw the eye away from the larger areas and accentuate your best assets.



A smaller chest requires less support, so you can look for styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, and patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.

  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.
  • For a small bust, Triangle tops create the illusion of curves, as do tops with bold prints or embellishments with ruffles.
  • Try bottoms in solid colours so not to draw extra attention to the area.
  • Avoid brazilian or high waisted cuts because you will be constantly adjusting them to get proper coverage.

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Inverted Triangle

  • Bra-style tops with underwire and adjustable straps provide extra bust support. The thicker the strap, the more support. Also, look for bathing suits that come in bra sizes versus S,M,L.
  • You can also rock an asymmetrical neckline, which will draw the eye up and away, instead of straight across.
  • For a smaller tush, try bathing suits with ruching to balance out your curves.
  • Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you’re hoping to minimize the focus on your chest.

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  • Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments  can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
  • Monokinis create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with slashes or strategically placed cutouts.
  • Suits with less coverage help to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.
  • The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier the derriere appears.
  • Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.
  • Don’t go for straight-across bandeaus, boy-cut briefs or shapeless full-pieces, as this will only enhance your athletic figure.



Whether you prefer to be covered up, or you’re out to slim your middle, there are a number of one-piece and two-piece suits, like high-waisted or tankini styles, that help to smooth out your middle.

  • Gathered fabric hides bulges and creates definition in the waist.
  • If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, try on a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit. The trick is to find a pair that covers your belly button to prevent a muffin top.
  • To try and flatter a fuller thigh, opt for bottoms with a little bit more coverage. Bottoms with a skirt can help to conceal part of your upper leg.



  • Asymmetrical suits draw the eye toward the neckline, highlighting the beautiful line from a woman’s neck to her collarbone.
  • Colorblocking can help highlight your shape, as do retro suits (think high waists and boxy halter tops).
  • Go for solid colours so not to distort you proportions and look for tops with good support and underwire
  • If you’re not keen on exaggerating your curves, then steer clear of monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, which can accentuate your widest areas.

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This Summer’s Hottest Colours to Wear

19 Jun

Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a great summer colour that makes you shine like the sun! Try it in our Isabella & Belinda dresses.



Light blues to bring out your summer glow.. Wear it in a dress or a skirt for a beautiful day look.


Passionate Red

Reds grab attention and look fabulous on everyone, blondes, brunette, even redheads when you find the right shade. Try one of our little red dresses for a Saturday night such as a fab Faux Wrap or our Story of a Girl Gabriella dress.

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Glacier Grey

If you don’t want to be overly bold, try a subdued grey for a soft day look. These new Isla and Phillipa dresses also come in green.

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Glorious Greens

A unique choice to try is a great green! For a fresh summer day look, try our 4-Way Dresses or light Faux Wraps.

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NEW! Isla Dress

9 Jun
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The Isla dress is great new summer dress from blushing boutique! Available in green and grey.

Here it is! The perfect dress for summer. The Isla dress is a halter neck dress with flattering rouching to flatter every body type. The slit in the bust creates a slimming effect similar to a V-neckline. The low back is a classic way to show skin respectably and show off your summer glow. The breathable cotton makes looking fabulous all summer a breeze. Like all of our dresses it is easy to wash and is wrinkle resistant. This dress would be perfect for all occasions from a casual lunch on the patio to attending a summer wedding. Check out our Pinterest board on how to accessorize the Isla Dress.

Available now

exclusively at Blushing Boutique

579 Richards St., Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver’s 5 Best Beaches

6 Jun


Spanish Banks

Every Vancouverite’s favourite beach

Perfect for:

family barbecues

letting the dog run free (in designated zones)

taking long walks,


Jericho Beach

Perfect for:

a cheap lunch with an amazing view

a sunset stroll

Park: sailing, walking and biking along the park’s pathways, and playing tennis

& the venue for July’s annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival.


Third Beach at Stanley Park

Loooooong sunsets….


Third beach is connected to Stanley Park,

so after soaking in the sun you can

explore, play, or dine

in the Park.


Kitsilano Beach

This beach features Kits Pool 

the longest outdoor pool in Canada.

Sports: vollyball, tennis,

basketball/hockey, paddle board,



Wreck Beach

What Vancouver beach post would be complete without mentioning our beloved Wreck?

Wreck Beach plays host to a number of fun, nude beach events, including the annual Bare Buns Run and the “world-record” skinny dipping event.

Use this guide to plan your own trip to Wreck Beach–with or without clothes!

June Events in Vancouver

4 Jun

– Here are our top 4 events happening this June in Vancouver. –


26th Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver

“This captivating musical adventure features a storyline that starts with rain falling on the glistening cobblestones of Water Street. A double bass rumbles, a trumpet wails. The Jazz-Club! is threatened… It is still part of the City’s heritage but how long will it survive?”- Vancitybuzz

Day/Time: 8 pm June 19

Location: Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver 1551, West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Website: www.lecentreculturel.com/jazztownen/



Vancouver’s Farmers Market

Right next to Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada line station, this urban market offers delicious food and an amazing shopping experience.

Day/Time: Thursdays 2 to 6 pm

Dates: May 7 to October 29, 2015

Location: 1200 Mainland Street, Yaletown





 4th Annual Art Walk South Granville

South Granville has the highest concentration of fine art galleries in Vancouver, and has even more galleries than the first Art Walk!

Day/Time: 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm June 20

Location: Gallery Row 2117 Granville Street, Vancouver




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“Don’t miss out on this classy night out featuring local designs and talent under one beautiful location. The floor will open to performances and the show, concluding with raffle draws, photo time and refreshments.” – Vancity Buzz


Day/Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm June 25, 2015
Location: 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver

Website: www.VanstyleShow.eventbrite.com

Our New Gabriella Dress

28 May

Our new Gabriella Dress have a pleated chiffon skirt and metallic jacquard bodice. They come in multiple colour ways: pink, coral, and blue.



These fabulous dresses are ready for day or night.

They can easily be dressed up or down with one of our amazing statement necklaces or Bronsino belts.



Or with some cute heels

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Find these dresses and gorgeous accessories at our store downtown!

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