Monday, 30 June 2014

Athens: What to Wear

Athens. Wow, such history! I am here with my hubby Jon and exploring the sites and enjoying rooftop views of the Acropolis. Life is grande!

This is one outfit I wore for dinner and drinks.

Athens: What to Wear

Wish you were hear B! @styleista_ca #yyc #fashionblogger #syleblogger

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Men: 3 Ways to Wear Light Denim

Lighter washed denim can be tricky to wear and often men will shy away from picking up a pair and instead opt for a medium or dark wash. With various styles and price points popping up at retailers across the city, there’s no better time to start experimenting. 

Here is one pair of light-wash Saint Laurent denim styled three different ways on Avenue Magazine's May issue's cover boy Todd Hawkwood! Styling by Phaedra.

Try pairing denim with chambray, but make sure you keep the shades noticeably different. Leave it untucked to avoid a full-on Western look.

Saint Laurent denim, $490, from Holt Renfrew; shirt, $91.50, Timex watch, $136, and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

Opt to pair light denim with softer shades to get a monochromatic look that is tres cool for spring 2014. Add a knit tie and a unique tie bar to dress up the overall look.
Saint Laurent denim, $490, Paul Smith Jeans shirt, $200 and tie, $150, all from Holt Renfrew; tie bar, $76, belt, $45.50, Timex watch, $136, and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

Try pairing muted tones and military influences such as combat green with a tie in the same colour family.
Saint Laurent denim, $490, from Holt Renfrew; floral shirt, $102, tie, $80.50, Timex watch, $136 and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

~XO, Phaedra

Monday, 23 June 2014

Bohemian Cowgirl ~ Calgary Stampede Style

Tune in to Breakfast Television this morning at 8:10 am to see Phaedra talking about how to transform your current wardrobe into chic Stampede style. For all your stampede style updates follow our Stampede page and for everything Calgary Stampede follow Stmpdr

Friday, 20 June 2014

How to Wear Overalls...Stampede Style

Stampede is just around the corner and one trend that is hitting streets hard is overalls! Some shy away from embracing this trend because they can often times be unflattering. However, they also can be very flattering! The tips to look for are: semi fitted, subtly distressed and no bells and whistles, just simple & classic overalls (as seen below)

Overalls are a super cute update to your Stampede wardrobe Calgary! Find them at: GUESS, Aritzia, and Top Shop!



~ XO, Phaedra

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

PARK SALE ~ Calgary Local & Independent Artists and Fashion Designers

Our friends at PARK are doing again, the 3rd annual PARKSALE is this Saturday + Sunday!

This year they are featuring over 75 local and independent fashion designers and artists as well as SLED ISLAND musicians and YYC Food Trucks

Some of our favourite designers will be there including Camp Brand Goods, Bano eeMee, and Poppy Barley. For a full list of vendors click here and 'see more'.

Head down to Victoria Park - Haultain Park, 225 13th Ave SW this weekend, June 21 + 22 to check it out. Admission is FREE!


Monday, 16 June 2014


Side boob is the worst! Warner Bras and Olga Intimates has found the cure and Styleista tried it works!

The 'No Side Effect' bra eliminates the side bulge and is super comfy to wear! The fabric is soft and we love the elastic band detail in the centre that lends to the sporty trend of the season.

No Side Effects



Canadian Retail: $38

Click HERE to see how it works!

XO, Styleista

Friday, 13 June 2014

CONTEST: Win Tickets to the MMVA Street Party

MMVA's are coming to Calgary and we have free tickets for our top 5 followers! 

Send a message telling us what we blogged about on Friday, June 6 and you can win 2 tickets to this fabulous event in YYC!

Good luck!

XO, Styleista

Mackage SALE!

One of our favourite Canadian designers Mackage is having a big sale right now!

They have tons of great styles on sale!

Happy Shopping! 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Garden Party

Brenna and I are attending a fabulous garden party soon and of course the question we ask ourselves is...what are going to wear. This is the outfit I would like to wear.

Garden Party

~XO, Phaedra

Monday, 9 June 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dads are the best and on Sunday, June 15th we get to celebrate them. Dads come in many shapes, sizes and personalities so we wanted to provide multiple suggestions to help you find the perfect gift to make your dad a happy guy.

The Stylish Dad:
This dad loves to look good, whether he is hosting a business meeting or going for dinner he tends to put more effort into his appearance.
Gift ideas for him include:
Seersucker Keds from Brooks Brothers
Ties from Harry Rosen
Cufflinks from Holt Renfrew
Cut & Shave from Tommy Gun’s

Seersucker Keds available at Brooks Brothers

The Practical Dad:
This dad doesn’t need or want much but of course you want to treat him to something.
 Gift ideas for him include:
Jazz, Blues, Rock (whatever his favourite) CD from HMV
250ml Lemon and Sage Olive Oil from Oil & Vinegar
Banff Weekender Bag from Roots
250ml Lemon & Sage Olive Oil available at Oil & Vinegar

The Sports Fan:
This dad loves action. He probably has a favorite team in every sport.
Gift ideas for him include:
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr from Indigo Books
NHL Sterling Silver Money Clip or Cufflinks from Maison Birks
Polo shirt from Lacoste
Custom Hat from Smithbilt Hats

Custom Fidora Hat available at Smithbilt Hats
Happy Shopping!
~ XO, Phaedra 

Friday, 6 June 2014

What to Wear to a Wedding

It's wedding season again! 
There are 3 most common types of weddings: City, Country and Destination

Here are the general rules to help guide you when picking your outfit

City Wedding: Formal, Black Tie Optional

tuxedo isn't required, but the wedding is formal enough for one to be appropriate. Go with a dark suit if it's a nighttime wedding, regardless.

Him: If not a tuxedo, a dark suit and tie.
Her: A long dress, a really dressy suit, or something cocktail-length (but still formal). Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.

Country: Semi-formal or 'Sunday Best'

A semiformal wedding invitation can mean different things, depending on the time of the wedding. Lean toward a more formal look for an evening wedding, but slip into light colors and fabrics if it's a daytime wedding.

Him: A suit and tie, dark or light depending on the season and time of day.
Her: A cocktail dress, or skirt and top.

Destination: Beach Formal

This suggests an elegant beach wedding -- so dress to impress, but also dress for the elements (sun, sand, and water). Anything you would wear to a nice restaurant on a summer day is appropriate.

Him: Summer suit and sandals. Linen is great!
Her: A more formal summer sundress with flat or wedge sandals.

Send us a message if you have any specific questions:

~ XO, Phaedra