Fashions

Linen Pants, New Best Friend

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Linen Pants, New Best Friend

Who wears short shorts? Not everyone! Whether you’re self conscious, or just don’t like the look of them, many people choose to shirk shorts even on the hottest days. And often, it can be hard to figure out a comfortable alternative in the heat of the summer. So, what’s a girl to do? I say, look no further than linen pants. I am an enthusiastic proponent of linen pants, and I believe that after you try them, you will be too. But let’s explore why. Traditionally, linen is a natural fiber made from the flax plant. However, nowadays it’s often used as more of a...

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The Rules of Fashion

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

The Rules of Fashion

Fashion is all about having fun, and expressing yourself. So why do we place so many limitations on what we should or should not do when dressing ourselves? Clothing is your way of showing the world who you are and what you love, without having to say a word. Holding yourself back from dressing how you want, just because it doesn’t follow convention, is a form of self-censorship. Let me preface this by saying that if you feel self conscious in a certain type of clothing, don’t wear it! The purpose of this article is not to force you outside your comfort zone. The goal is to...

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Finding Your Personal Style

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Finding Your Personal Style

With trends coming in and out of style year after year, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of buying a new set of clothes for every season, which you won’t wear again. But with a good base wardrobe, it becomes easier to incorporate trend pieces without having to do a complete wardrobe overhaul every few months. Not only is it friendlier for the environment (and your wallet!), but it will also help you develop a stronger sense of personal style, above and beyond whatever the current trend a la mode is. I’ll use my own wardrobe as an example. I’m not someone who regularly...

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Introducing Tracie Keene.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Introducing Tracie Keene.

A Canadian Designer for Women PatrYka is proud to offer a Canadian designed line of women’s wear out of Vancouver. The company is ORB, and they are committed to a trend influenced design that is both comfortable and practical. One of company drivers is Tracie Keene, a Vancouver born clothing designer who has dedicated herself to customer focused excellence. Tracie joined ORB after an already long and distinguished career as a designer. She got her start, after completing a degree program in design, by working with local clothing manufacturers – first Kensie Clothing, then Narcissist...

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Casual Style

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Casual Style

  The Art of Looking Put Together. Casual-cool is a style that’s been popping up all over the place, from Instagram to the runways of New York Fashion Week. It’s definitely one of my personal favourites, since I’m a lover of all things comfortable. The only problem with the style is it can go from cute to sloppy very quickly, so here are some tips on how to avoid that, and look carefree instead of careless. There are a few simple tricks that can really make all the difference when dressing casually. The t-shirt is a staple which is easy and fun to play up. One of my go-to...

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 Your Perfect Packing List

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

 Your Perfect Packing List

Late fall, the birds fly south, and with them, so do many people seeking a change of pace and a change from the cold of winter. Obviously, a different climate calls for a different wardrobe for warmer climes, so this article we will focus on how to shop, pack, and dress for those locations. Many stores stock heavier clothes during the fall and winter months, however, it’s common for stores to begin receiving spring items early. When asked, a salesperson will likely be able to direct you to a few items that are from their spring inventory. If they don’t have spring/summer clothes...

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Working with Difficult Styles.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Working with Difficult Styles.

Conquer your Fashion Fears. One of the most frequent things that I hear as a fashion consultant is “I can’t wear (insert piece of clothing), because of (insert problem).” Many women shy away from bold prints and fanciful details for fear of drawing attention to “problem areas,” and become stuck in a fashion rut. While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to what you know, it can be empowering to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. One of the most commonly shunned patterns are the dreaded horizontal stripes. While it’s true that they can be tricky...

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Transitional Dressing

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Current Posts, Fashions, Featured Slider Posts, General, Lifestyles | 0 comments

Transitional Dressing

Making the most of your summer items If you’re like me, you probably have a few of those favourite summer clothing pieces that you’re absolutely heartbroken to pack up at the end of the season. Especially with clearance sales, which let you snap up some last-minute summer bargains, it can be hard to let go of all those “out of season” clothes. Well, don’t lose hope yet! Just because the cold weather is rolling in doesn’t mean it’s quite time to give up on your favourite warm-weather clothes.  Many of the things you were about to bundle up and put in the...

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