Yesterday I posted a few of my favourite layered looks from Mark’s to gift for men and now I wanted to share some great items for women; not least of which are the fab Sorel Winter Boots that Mark’s carries. I’m leaving for New York in just a few weeks and I need to be prepared for an East Coast Winter so proper winter boots are on the top of my packing list. For a slightly more formal look turtle necks and tights are essential for nights out at the theatre. I’d love to pair this Alfred Sung turtle neck with my vintage Christian Dior woollen skirt!
The first snow of the season has finally come and I don’t know about you but I’m looking to layer in order to keep warm. Mark’s has great gifts for every Canadian including jeans, dress shirts, sweaters, and outerwear that when compiled into one outfit, makes for a cozy and comfortable look. Did you know Mark’s is the #1 retailer of jeans in Canada with brands like Levi’s, Silver, and Buffalo? It’s a terrific place for getting your men suited up in the Canadian tuxedo this holiday season. Below are some of my favourite Mark’s for Men looks; all of which make for great gift ideas.
As I mentioned in my first Mark’s post, working at Mark’s was my initial entry into the workforce. At that time they had a fairly small women’s section. Since the 90s (Yes, I actually came of age in the 90s. It isn’t just an obscure reference point) Mark’s has greatly expanded their female apparel to include a wide variety of jeans for women including brands like: Silver, Buffalo, and Levi’s.
This Fall Ben needs to refresh his wardrobe in a big way. I’m so proud of my man! In the Spring, Ben made a commitment to start eating well and exercising regularly. He stuck to his plan like a true sport and has gone down in dress size to the point where his pants hang loose and baggy.
Fortunately we need to look no further than Mark’s to find a great fit and a wide variety of jeans including brands like Silver, Buffalo and Levi’s. Because Ben works in tech and is on his knees a lot he needs a relaxed fit for comfort while on the job. On date nights he prefers a slim, more structured fit suitable for casual dining, or going for leisurely strolls along the sea wall. Mark’s has tons of styles and washes to choose from; keeping Ben covered for any type of denim wearing day.
Do you remember your first job? Of course! You were probably a teenager just like me who wanted to earn some extra spending money for Starbucks and shopping at the Gap.
Ironically my first regular employment was in one of the few clothing stores at the time that grown men would shop in with a little swagger to their step. I was a scrawny 15-year-old girl trying to sell either steel-toed boots to big, scruffy men or front-pleated pants to clean-cut, male office workers. At the time the store was called Mark’s Work Wearhouse (now just Marks) but don’t let the masculine name deceive you; they also sell a selection of female apparel.
I’ve often heard people describing old houses as having good bones. They just need a bit of a facelift and then voila! You have something unique and beautiful.
I feel the same way about a lot of vintage clothing. It may have good bones but it needs some tweaking. This vintage, button-up dress was shoulder padded out and pinned in weird places. A few snips later and it became a vamped up topper of distressed jeans with sexy BCBG Max Azria heels.
I wanted to write something profound that will resonate with moms everywhere but the only thing I can think to say is, “I’m so tired.”
Hold up! You can totally relate to that.
I’ve been fighting a flu and have just enough energy to take care of my boys and get shiz done here. I’ve been fielding phone calls in a bad way because I’m scared any extra brain power exerted will lay me out. We’ve also been dealing with one of our sweet kittens being hit by a car and passing away. We adopted our two cats, a brother and sister, from my parents when their strata wouldn’t let my parents keep them. They were the most darling pair and we are very sad that Chloe is gone. She was sooo wonderful with our boys. She will be dearly missed.
I’ve had friends ask me if I would write more on clothes suited for breast feeding women and so I thought now was the perfect time to feature local Vancouver company, Tessa Hughes. I think Tessa has designed the top 6 pieces every nursing mom should have!