With Father’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to shop for dad! We partnered with Land & Sea Gifts inside Core Shopping Center to check out some trending goodies for dads. With countless options for gifts ranging from playfully printed socks to special spatulas, it might be hard to choose just one gift! Check in and check out of Land & Sea with our favorite presents for pops:






What are you getting dad for Father’s Day this year? Love our gift list as much as we do? The fine folks at Land & Sea were generous to treat one of our lucky readers to a $50 gift card! Enter by commenting below and tell us your most favorite gift you’ve ever given dad for Father’s Day. Contest ends Friday June 16th  at noon. * Contest is open to Calgary readers only.

Happy Father’s Day!
The traditional route of flowers and a card is always an appreciated idea, but if you’re looking for something a little different, click your way to JoycesCloset.ca for some fantastic selections featuring quality consignment from brands like Dooney & Bourke, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Chanel.

With a range of affordable prices, you’ll want to treat Mom to her favorites. Check out what’s in store with our new arrivals!

This vintage Dooney & Bourke cross body satchel is the perfect essential to add to any wardrobe. It’s practical, timeless, and made of genuine leather. Perfectly paired with denim or your classic sundress, this purse is yours for just $50 from Joyce’s Closet.


Another classic staple to add to any wardrobe is a practical backpack that matches with all of your go-to pieces. This vintage Dooney & Bourke backpack features a neutral color scheme with taupe and brown leather that will polish off any look with simple yet structure details. With the right amount of pockets and compartments, this backpack will stylishly store your beloved travel items (and mommy snacks!) with style and safety. Add this beauty to your closet for $140 from Joyce’s Closet.

Grab this gorgeous Matt & Nat vegan leather handbag for the fashionably eco-conscious momma on your gift list. Large enough to store the right essentials, this bag is the perfect size for moms on the go! At $85 from Joyce’s Closet, the perks you get for owning a fashion-forward and green-friendly handbag are worth every penny. 


Coco Chanel once said, “Keep your heels, head, and standards high.” This bag is ideal for the sophisticated and classy mother who loves a perfect vintage find. Treat mom to a timeless wardrobe piece that speaks in dynamics through both history and fashion. Vintage Chanel nude handbag, $1,750 from Joyce’s Closet

Durable and practical yet high polished in quality, this Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Hampstead MM Tote will make mom smile all the way home to her closet. With a classic checkered patterned aesthetic and spacious interior, this piece sets the tone for any outfit or occasion. Own this bag from Joyce’s Closet for $1,195. 


A pair of elegant earrings can add just the right amount of glam to any look. Treat mom to a pair of Swarovski Crystal Gillian earrings from Joyce’s Closet for $80. 

Tiffany & Co. is a timeless brand that has encapsulated classic (and sparkly!) fashion through sterling silver for the past several decades. Add some charm to your mother’s jewelry collection with this lovely and nostalgic “Return to Tiffany” sterling silver round tag charm bracelet from Joyce’s Closet. At $260, this bracelet will make mom shine on.

Show mom some love this mother’s day with a sweet and timeless item from Joyce’s Closet. Shop even more options online at JoycesCloset.ca or schedule your in-studio appointment to shop today!
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival comes back to Indio, California for two weekends starting April 14 and the line-up is expected to be just as fashionable as your line-up of outfits. With an expansive spectrum of talented performers from Bon Iver to Grouplove, Coachella is popularly known for gathering an equally impressive collection of well dressed audience members. What’s your go-to look for Coachella this year? We put together three of our favorite looks for the famous festival from Joyce’s Closet that bring comfort, trend, style, and affordability together that are perfect for a musical Californian getaway. 
DENIM ON DENIM 




Equal parts girlie and rugged, this denim on denim look calls for polished essentials mixed with jean details. A pair of Levi’s denim cut-offs is ideal for any warmer weather look, and topping it off with a jeweled BCBG necklace tops it off with a sparkling statement. Keep your essentials in a metallic Kate Spade satchel and finish the look with a pair of leather pointed loafer flats from Tiger of Sweden. 
VINTAGE BOHEMIAN COWGIRL





This ensemble plays up a more neutral color scheme that complements bohemian details. An ornate statement necklace from our personal collection polishes up the look of pairing a vintage strappy top with a ruffled patterned skirt from Wilfred. A stretch Laura Ashley crochet bag makes for a practical yet fashionable purse accessory, and a pair of black cowboy boots finishes the look in preparation for dancing all day long! 
FREE SPIRIT FASHIONISTA




Adorned with natural shades, this look is perfect for the chill fashionista who plays it cool with earth tone patterns and detailed textures. We paired a crochet halter top by BCBG with a lightweight Club Monaco skirt that is ideal for catching the breeze between catching the next act. A fringe crossover purse with a braided strap adds more texture to the ensemble, as well as a pair of lace-up open toe suede heels with cut out details.
Which look would you wear to Coachella? Regardless if you’re a denim on denim supporter, boho babe, or free spirit fashionista, wear what you love while doing what you love! Shop these favorite looks now at JoycesCloset.ca

xoxo
The morning views at the morning news were full of style at Global Calgary with a stunning selection of dresses showcased from Joyce’s Closet. 
The local luxury consignment business shined some light on the benefits of renting the perfect dress for a special occasion, rather than buying. 
With spring in full bloom, the social events of warmer seasons are ready to be filled with the trendiest looks. Bright colors, playful patterns, and edgy embellishments are trending in style this season, which can all be seen within the dress rental racks of Joyce’s Closet. Special occasions such as weddings and graduations can be costly when it comes to investing in the perfect gown. Finding a happy medium between being on a budget and still looking your best at a pivotal event can be easily reached when you are able to rent it at an affordable price. 
With two renting options to choose from (4 day rental for a weekend, 8 day rental for a longer getaway), the Joyce’s Closet dress rental service can offer a financially practical and environmentally sustainable method of looking fabulous for a fraction of retail value while still contributing to the lessening of ‘fast fashion’. 
Joyce’s Closet gathered three knock-out looks to show a stylish scale of popular choices from the expansive collection. Models Cydney, Louisa, and Kirsten stepped in front of the camera to show off these head-turning dresses:





Cydney stuns in a floor-length silk champagne gown with a halter top and lace front accent. This look could be worn as a glamorous ensemble to attend a black tie wedding. With a complementing black clutch and a classic pair of pearl earrings, you’ll feel like a star knowing your gown was rented for a reasonable $160.





Louisa is wearing a flirty mini dress with a criss-cross back, full mesh skirt, and contrasting texturized color block for a great cocktail party look. It shows off a sophisticated edge that’s ready to party for just $50 to rent at Joyce’s Closet!



Kirsten is glowing like a goddess in this emerald green silk gown. The plunging neckline and cinched waistline create a glamorous combination of sophistication and poise. This look is great for practically any occasion you want to look unforgettably fabulous in for $90

The dress rental services at Joyce’s Closet afford you the time and money to invest your in something else when it comes to putting your look together, like a great pair of heels or a statement necklace. 

Rent your special occasion style for a steal at Joyce’s Closet dress rental services and book an in-studio appointment today via e-mail at info@joycescloset.ca, or visit the gown gallery online at JoycesCloset.ca



(The Joyce’s Closet team at the Global Calgary studio)











There is nothing quite exciting as discovering more ways to dress up and play up your wardrobe! Spring has officially arrived, and this season is moving fashionably forward. 

Our look of the week mixes casual cool with a feminine edge. This look is ideal for the social fashionista who is ready to transition into the weekend. 

We focused on a casual, sleeveless denim button-up by Current/Elliott that goes with practically everything. For this edgy ensemble, we paired the denim top with a bandage a-line mini skirt - a playful way to add a polished vibe. A pair of leopard patterned Kenneth Cole Reaction flats and patent burgundy mini cross body purse from Banana Republic  can set a well-dressed  tone for the day, and you can easily switch to dressing up at night with an Aldo clutch and gorgeous pair of studded peep toe Valentinos at night. Keep your look cohesive and top it off with a moto jacket and red lips! Spring into style and shop this look at JoycesCloset.ca

xoxo








FLATS
Time to switch out your snow boots for a pair of fun flats! Versatile, practical, and incredibly cute, flats are a comfortable way to play up your wardrobe. Whether you’re into patterns, bright colors, or playful appliqu├ęs, flats are a fantastic way to dress up or down this spring. When looking for an ideal pair of flats, look out for optimum comfort and support with padded soles, or aim for flexible quality with stretch openings, like the J. Crew Mila Nude & Black Cap Toe Ballet Flats (https://www.joycescloset.ca/collections/new-arrivals/products/j-crew-mila-nude-black-cap-toe-ballet-flats), available at Joyce’s Closet. 

STATEMENT JEWELRY 
Jewelry is always a fun way to decorate your wardrobe and detail your favorite outfits. Incorporate brighter colors and accents into your springtime wardrobes with an ornate statement necklace, like the J. Crew Yellow Bubble Statement Necklace (https://www.joycescloset.ca/collections/new-arrivals/products/j-crew-yellow-bubble-statement-necklace) from Joyce’s Closet. Bold statement jewelry is a fantastic way to liven up a muted outfit, so you can pair it with a neutral outfit from winter or aim to match with complementary colors. 

WATCHES
A classic watch is an excellent way to amp up your wardrobe. Like statement jewelry, a lovely timepiece can add a little shine or sparkle to your spring outfits. A great watch is not only practical to tell time, but a fabulous way to keep your style consistently chic. Favorite examples of a fabulous watch include the Michael Kors Large Rose Gold Runway Chronograph Watch (https://www.joycescloset.ca/collections/new-arrivals/products/michael-kors-large-rose-gold-runway-chronograph-watch-8096) and Guess Chronograph Gold Crystal Watch (https://www.joycescloset.ca/collections/new-arrivals/products/guess-chronograph-gold-crystal-watch) from Joyce’s Closet. 

DRESSES
Nothing welcomes the sun and warmer weather more than a lovely sundress. With so many options to choose from, it’s always great to rock a sundress that you feel most comfortable in while expressing your style. Complement your sundress as if it’s a blank canvas while your flats and statement jewelry are decorative pieces to complete the look. For a feminine silhouette, go for a dress that flatters and accentuates your waist, like the Tommy Hilfiger Green Sun Dress (https://www.joycescloset.ca/collections/new-arrivals/products/brand-new-tommy-hilfiger-green-sun-dress) or, if you’re looking for a longer look, go for the Ivory Abigail Brushstrokes Maxi Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg from Joyce’s Closet. 

Transitioning your wardrobe can be so simple just by adding and mixing your favorite looks with new, refreshing pieces. Check out JoycesCloset.ca to get more looks on spring essentials! 

xoxo
The finest of wines were at the 2017 Winefest sponsored by Sobeys Liquor and Safeway at the BMO Centre. Hundreds of guests attended the annual occasion to partake in sipping and sharing. With glasses in hands and bottles ready to pour, Winefest Calgary was a sensational soiree. 

Among the several wines available from all over the world, we took some time to get to know our favourites in a fashionable flair. So we took to the bottles and asked a well-dressed question: “If your wine was a fashionista in real life, what would her style be like?” The responses received were fabulous and just as lively as the libations being described. 





Alpha Estate, a winery located at the northwest part of Greece, produces delicious wine. Specifically, the Alpha Pinot Noir sets a warm taste with notes of dark chocolate and spiced plums. Kostas, export manager at Alpha State, believes that Alpha State would always be dressed in anything Vivienne Westwood. “Alpha Estate would be edgy but classy. She would wear something fashionable every day, but more importantly she would be making a statement.”




Columbia Winery, Washington state’s first premium winery, had a simple yet elegant logo that matched the refined taste of its varietal Merlot. “If Columbia Valley were a woman, she would have a style that is relaxed, classic, and French. Merlot is a French grape in origin — it’s classic, soft, and she would wear a classic black dress with a string of pearls to accessorize,” said Jocelyn, on-premise sales for E. & J. Gallo.




Another favorite wine brand was Brakemen Foundation’s Carita, not only because of its robust and refreshing tastes, but because of it’s support for Zero Hungry Kids - a mandate that aims to ensure that every child in grades K-6 receives proper nutritional meals throughout the school day within Calgary’s school system. The gentlemen representing Carita proudly modeled their bottles while wearing cowboy hats and relished in the idea of Carita being an incredibly stylish woman. “Carita would we be wearing a nice, long red dress with straps. Her hair is down and she’s going to a nice dinner party!” said Brakemen Foundation representative Jay Third.




Another favorite among the flavorful options was Anna Spinata. Produced in Italy and primarily distributed in BC, Anna Spinata creates wines that are sure to liven up a party, all while being completely organic! Bottled up to perfection and wrapped in a colorful, playful design packaging, the Spumante Brut Rose is a taste of the ideal summer - refreshing, flirtatious, and fun! “If Anna Spinata was a fashionista, she would be fun, flirty and lively,” said a representative for Anna Spinata. “She would be wearing tight jeans with pumps, a fun little jacket, and her hair is up and a little messy!”




With a vast collection of curated wines set up inside the BMO Centre, it was a lovely surprise of a treat seeing local Calgary business Ollia representing their delicious macarons. Although the fashion question pertained to wines, we couldn’t help but ask David Rousseau, owner of Ollia, what Ollia herself would wear if she were a chic fashionista. “Ollia would wear a small, flowery and Parisian dress,” said Rousseau. “She would be wearing that dress in the Springtime during beautiful weather and she would be spending the day shopping around. She would also be sophisticated, but she wouldn’t necessarily know how sophisticated she really is.”



From detailed descriptions featuring edgy to sophisticated, classic little black dress to long red dress, and hair down to a messy up-do, it almost seems like there could have been a Winefest themed fashion show on a runway at the BMO Centre! How would your drink dress up? Cheers to sipping in style!

XOXO

The Academy Awards is Hollywood's biggest night and some of Hollywood's biggest stars were out looking glamorous and regal last night on the red carpet.  There were lots of hits and misses on the red carpet when it came to style, but the classic looks seemed to be the winner. Here are our picks of Best Dressed from last night.


Emma Stone looked like a true star in a gold, body-hugging Givenchy Haute Courture by Ricardo Tisci dress with tiers of fringe.




Jessica Biel wore a distressed metallic Kaufman Franco dress with an edgy Tiffany & Co necklace. 



Viola Davis looked so beautiful in a strawberry cold-shoulder dress by Armani Prive. She is such an amazing actress and so deserving of her win.


Taranji P Henson opted for a classic chic look in a beautiful navy off shoulder gown by Alberta Ferretti.

Which were you favorite looks from last night? 

xoxo
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Looking for the perfect presents to say “Be mine!” this year? Love doesn’t have to be shown through flowers or heart shaped boxed chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Treat your Valentine to timeless trinkets from Land & Sea and charming jewelry from Joyce’s Closet!

Conveniently located in downtown Calgary at TD Square, Land & Sea has a perfectly quirky selection of love-themed gifts for your Valentine. Make the shopping experience quick and easy by visiting Land & Sea for unique treats.

Share your love this Valentine’s Day with loveable presents from Land & Sea! Our favorites from the Valentine’s Day selection include the Knock Knock: Keep it Simple Stickies for the cute list-lover in your life, Sexy Rendez Vous: The Sexy Romance Game for Two, perfect for that playful couple, and premium beard care products from Mammoth Beard Co. Land & Sea also offers a beautiful selection of gifts from CoutuKitsch Jewelry and Lamb’s Soapworks Bath Products




Another gift to treat yourself or your Valentine to this year is with 20% off all jewelry at Joyce’s Closet. With incredible designer brands from Tiffany & Co. to Links of London, it’s always nice to shop from the cozy confinements of your own home. Our favorite gifts on sale now at JoycesCloset.ca are the ‘Return to Tiffany’ Sterling Silver Circle Charm Bracelet for $245 and the Links of London Double Pewter & White Double Wrap Bracelet – gifts that exude classic refinement and refreshing taste. 



No matter how you gift this Valentine’s Day, celebrate love in style! Happy Valentine’s Day!