Walking into Luxquisite Clothing's pop-up shop space you see a sweet little coffee station and sitting area to your left, a large Chanel No. 5 photo hanging to the right, and you instantly feel the coziness of home. And then there are the racks and racks of gorgeous clothing that lie beyond and allow you to imagine you're just relaxing in the walk-in closet of your dreams. That's exactly the atmosphere that owners Andrea and Chandra are hoping to infuse, as they've created an online boutique based around the premise of shopping fashionable pieces right from the comfort of your couch - tea mug in hand, messy bun - check! - while also hosting fun pop-up shop parties that allow their customers to meet and mingle in a gorgeous space.
This double-threat of an established online presence AND physical presence has served these ladies well! The idea to create an online store that brought fashionable, trendy, affordable pieces right to your fingertips was brought to fruition when Andrea and Chandra (also BFFs; just adorable to the max) were both on mat leave with new babies. The goal was to find a way to merge their passion for fashion with another, bigger passion: staying at home with the kiddos. Fast-forward 4+ years (because life with kids really is on fast-forward) and they are a well-known name in Saskatoon's fashion industry, a strong online presence with their e-boutique, and a familiar face at the Modern Woman Show!
They'll be featured once again on the Modern Woman Fashion Show runway this year and we are so excited to see the incredible styles they'll be showcasing. Last year I was fortunate to walk in their Fashion Show set and rock the most beautiful floral-print dress with a hi-lo hem. It. Was. Stunning. As was everything else they sent down the runway, so stay tuned for when those VIP tickets will be on sale and make a fashion date with your girlfriends because you don't want to miss the show on April 14th!
And, for those of us fashionistas who JUST CAN'T WAIT to get our hands on the goods, Andrea and Chandra are answering our prayers and treating #YXE to a pop-up shop this Saturday, January 20, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 243 2nd Avenue South (2nd Floor)!!
Here's a sneak-peek of what you can find at the pop-up this weekend - big thanks to Andrea and Chandra for allowing me to come in, peruse their beautiful pieces and put a few fun flat lays together!
4 Outfits to Take You Through the Weekend
WORK: Who says Fridays have to be casual when it's so much more fun to be chic! I love the idea of layering a simple black turtleneck under a sleeveless suede shift to make it office-appropriate. The luxurious textures play well together, even when you throw another lux fabric in the mix and add a cozy maxi-cardi over it all. This particular cardigan scores extra points with side slits that give it beautiful movement, plus the length is perfection. Add some understated bling and fabulous tall boots and you are SET! The best part? Switch out the cardi, turtleneck, and bling for a statement necklace, heels and a cute clutch and you've got your Friday night outfit cased, girl!
ERRANDS: First of all -- I need this top!! If that doesn't accurately sum up my life, I don't know what does - LOL! #CoffeeAddictsUnite But don't we all need this shirt in our lives for when we're running errands on Saturday with a Starbucks in each hand like the basic babes we are? I love this soft and slouchy tee paired with structured basics, like a dark denim jacket and olive green khaki joggers, and then elevated with a fun bootie. It's the perfect brunch-to-errands look for a Saturday morning. Put your hair up, hoop earrings in, stack some bracelets on your wrist and you're out the door!
DATE NIGHT: Insert fire emoji here because OMG this dress is hot, hot, HOT!! For those who are looking to shake up the Little Black Dress routine, but still keep it sleek and sexy, NAVY is the way to go. The rich hue of this dress is simply stunning and the deep V in both the front and back is just the right amount of sass. The PJ's-worn-as-fashion trend is huge right now and this outfit falls perfectly in line with sweet details like the lace edging on the dress and the pastel print of flowers and birds on the kimono. Soooo Carrie Bradshaw. Finish the look with a mixed-metal cuff, a soft chignon, these sexy-yet-comfy strappy heels and a dab of your favorite perfume. Off you go, you vixen you.
SUNDAY FUNDAY: When it's finally time to relax and unwind, go for max comfort and coziness. This suuuuuper soft, perfectly millennial pink tee does the trick, with another accurate slogan and raw hems on every edge that allow it to slouch just right. Worn with your favorite black leggings and wooly accents, you'll be ready to take on important tasks such as binge-watching your current favorite Netflix series while FaceTiming your BFF and showing her everything you bought at Luxquisite's pop-up shop this weekend!
In case you can't make it to the pop-up shop this weekend, Luxquisite Clothing offers 24/7 access to their incredible fashion via their website and can be found on Facebook and Instagram! Luxquisite believes that "beauty lies in the simplicity of truth and originality" and prides itself in carrying a beautifully-curated collection of fashionable, affordable pieces that cover size ranges from XS - 3X. Come see Luxquisite Clothing on the runway at this year's Modern Woman Fashion Show, April 14th, at Prairieland Park.