Style File Friday, 5 Tips for Resale Boards

Resell boards are pretty popular nowadays- they are a great way to buy affordable and hard-to-find items that you might otherwise not be to. You can find them for pretty much every brand and geographic location, if you are willing to spend a little time poking around. However, there rules and methods to using each board and it’s not always as straightforward as it seems. I am here to help and pass on my experience! This post is going to focus on Facebook resell groups because they are accessible to anyone who has Facebook.

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Kate Spade Finds, Style File Friday

So I finally swung by Winners in the south end of Winnipeg. For any non-Canadians reading this, Winners is essentially the same things as Marshalls and TJ/ TK Maxx- some designer brands, some regular brands, some never heard of brands at decent prices. I have found some fantastic pieces there in the past, and I decided it was finally time to visit once again. I find that the best approach when going to a store like Winners or Marshalls is to give yourself more than enough time to wander about and really give everything a good look.

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Tools of the Trade, Make It Monday

After my cookie cutters arrived on Friday and I knew that I would be testing out the cutters (and one of the recipes that came with them), it started a train of thought through all of my various cookie cutters. I find baking quite peaceful and calming, and I think that this is the perfect time of year to give out some spring and Easter baking! I do have more cookie cutters than just these- this isn’t including any of the Christmas cookie cutters, I have more of those than most people should…- but these are some of my favourites, and for different reasons.

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Style File Friday, Kate Spade and J Crew!

This is the final week of everything new from Christmas and my trip! My winter wardrobe is now firmly invigorated and I’m loving every single one of my new pieces. I am honing my style and slowly moving towards a more timeless wardrobe, and while it’s not a huge change, it feels right. Given an unlimited budget, I could probably outfit myself permanently with only J Crew and Kate Spade. Given that I don’t have an unlimited budget, I stick with pieces that I know that I will absolutely love!

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Style Saturday, 7 January 2017

Welcome to the first Style Saturday of 2017! Because I usually get to do a little bit of shopping at Christmas (thank you Boxing Day/Week sales), January is usually a fun time for my style. Sure, I have to bury it at the beginning and end of the day in sweatpants, hoodies, and parkas but for most of the day I get to enjoy my new clothes and start the new year with a new(ish) look! This week was a little rushed but in addition to the pieces themselves, I will also try to post action shots in the coming Style Saturdays. Now, onto the good stuff- the first half of my new Kate Spade items!  Continue reading

My Favourite Shoes, Style Saturday

This past weekend I was reminded that as much as I want to preserve accessories and items of clothing to help them last longer, I need to actually wear and enjoy them instead of letting them sit on the shelf! I went to a wedding and I wore my RW & Co Navy Bow Dress that I wore to Barre After Hours in the summer. The theme of the wedding was Beauty and the Beast, so I figured I needed to with the navy and gold look. But, the question that stumps many women took me down, which shoes do I wearContinue reading

Style Saturday- 1 October 2016

Style Saturday is starting to look different than when I first started it. When I first started this blog, I was very much trying to establish my wardrobe as a working adult, not a student, and I was purchasing a good amount of clothing. I also was totally out to lunch on make up, and didn’t really have much of a look at all. I have finally figured out how to do a basic and polished look for my face, and my wardrobe has come together fairly nicely. I feel that now I am at the point of polishing my wardrobe and look- here are my goals for the fall! Continue reading

Style Saturday- 3 September 2016

This Style Saturday is devoted to the second half of my Kate Spade outlet purchases! I have to say, on the whole, I was incredibly restrained in my purchases-especially given the whole 60% +20% dealio. Like I said last week, I was really interested in picking up accessories, necklaces in particular. Kate Spade has some truly adorable retail necklaces, but I’m not overly interested in spending $80+ USD on an everyday necklace. I spent a good amount of my time in the shop comparing different necklaces and deciding which I would actually get use out of. I think I made some great choices!  Unfortunately, there aren’t any similar necklaces on the Kate Spade site. If you aren’t able to get to an outlet, I would recommend waiting for a surprise sale, as they generally have a few different pieces of jewellery that aren’t quite as “statement piece” as the retail necklaces.  Continue reading

Style Saturday, 27 August 2016

Style Saturday is back!! While it’s only been two weeks without it, it feels nice to come back to it. Style Saturday was one of the first posts on my blog, and it’s the longest running “series” (if you will) here on An Historian About Town! This week is two of my new favourite pieces, so of course, they are… Kate Spade! These pieces are both from the outlet/surprise sale, but I have linked a similar piece from the regular Kate Spade site if the outlet piece wasn’t available.  Continue reading

Tips to Prepare for Outlet Shopping

Without a doubt, my Retail vs. Outlet- Worth It? post is my most popular, followed closely by Alternatives to Outlet Stores! Judging from the number of views of the posts, the number of people posting about outlet sales in my Facebook groups, and the popularity of outlet and off-price shopping, a lot of us are interested in outlet and off-price shopping. I find that preparing for shopping at an outlet is a different process than when I am shopping at a regular retail store. I am sure that a lot of people will see no difference, but I find that altering the way that I approach shopping for outlets has led to more enjoyable shopping, and more importantly, more successful shopping. So, what are my tips?

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