Thursday, 27 August 2015

X Fest Calgary 2015 ~ Ticket Giveaway!

X FEST - Calgary's alternative music festival kicks off Labour Day long weekend with huge acts like Hozier, Alexis On Fire, Ellie Goulding, TV On The Radio, Mother Mother, Tokyo Police Club and more!

We gave some great festival fashion tips and looks on Global Television earlier this summer. This was our X Fest look from Apt 22 and Lost In Layers.

Festival Fashion on Global - click for full video

We have 4 tickets to give away to this years X Fest on Sept 5th and 6th!

Please leave a comment on this post and like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for a chance to win! #StyleistaatXfest
(tickets will be given away in sets of 2 and winners announced Tuesday Sept 1)

We hope to see you there!

~ XO, Brenna & Phaedra

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fall/Winter 2015 Trends

Our favourite season of fashion is just around the corner. Here are our top 3 trends for F/W:

Lady in Layers

Layer tweeds, wools, cashmere and cotton to get on board with this trend. 

Miu Miu

Goth Girl

Head to toe black is the easiest trend to rock this season because we all have this shade in our closets.

Simone Rocha

Pretty Sweet

Pastels, silks, florals and appliques are carried over from S/S 2015 so don't put all this away in your summer closet.

Giambattista Valli

Happy Shopping!

~ XO, Phae

Friday, 21 August 2015

Fall Shopping ~ The Upside Luxury Fashion Consignment

With this rain and the US exchange rate we thought we would bring you some good news! The Upside is Canada's largest online consignment luxury retailer with some great items likes these Burberry rain boots perfect for today and of course all in Canadian dollars!

Burberry Nova Check Rain Boots ~ $369

Balenciaga Motocross Giant City Bag ~ $968

Christian Louboutin Black Pump ~ $478

Celine Audrey Sunglasses ~ $278

YSL Tribute Pumps ~ $348
If you need some fall shopping money consider consigning a few of
your previous favourites with the Up Side!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Fall Footwear Trends of 2015

If you follow us on Instagram you may have noticed that we love shoes. Whether you consider them as important as a handbag or an accessory when putting together your ensemble for the day, they are the foundation of your look. We would suggest putting more focus on your footwear collection this coming season and building your outfit based on what you have on your feet! Below are 4 of the hottest footwear trends of F/W 2015. Enjoy!

Try pairing patchwork boots or shoes with a patterned jacket (as seen below) or go simple and pair with skinny jeans and a chunky knit sweater.


Mary Jane
My first pair of designer shoes were Prada Mary Jane pumps and I still have them today so needless to say I am elated these are back in style! 
Try pairing Mj's with a fitted cocktail dress or keep is minimal with silk slouchy pants and a drapey t-shirt and leather jacket.

Miu Miu

High Rise
In cold weather wear these with a tight underneath the boot and layer an A-line dress over top and finish with a trench coat.

Emilio Pucci
Colour Blocked
Whatever the colour combination, a colour blocked shoe will lend interest to a monochromatic outfit. Try pairing a colour blocked shoe or boot with an all black look - which is also very on trend for the season.

Jil Sander

~ XO, Phaedra

*Images from Harpers Bazaar*

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Styleista Does the Cru Juice Cleanse

After a summer of sipping cocktails on patios, indulging in the many delicious restaurants here in Calgary and Stampeding in stead of spinning we figured we had better get our bodies back on track starting with a juice cleanse. We did the Cru Juice "Go Easy" cleanse to rest the system and flood the body with alkalizing and oxidizing nutrients. #realandraw

Go Easy

With 6 delicious, no really actually delicious,  cold pressed juices daily, that are made up of organic raw fruits and veggies and the freshest non-GMO ingredients. This 3 day cleanse is specifically chosen to aid in detoxification, hydration, increase energy and promote healthy skin + hair.

Having both done cleanses that left us hangry (hungry + angry) and nervous to be too far away from a bathroom before, we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful we felt, during and after the cleanse!

Cleanse Diary

Day 1: 
Brenna ~ "I have to admit that cheated a bit this first day; I started the morning off with a croissant and a latte that my sister-in-law so kindly brought over. I had the first juice at 11 am. I snacked on some cucumber and hummus at 1 pm and then at a BBQ that evening I had 5 bites of salad. Other than that no food just the juices, in order, finishing with the 'Dirty Lemonade' that I couldn't even drink all of because I felt more than satisfied."

Phaedra ~ "Started the day off with the first juice, '#greenjuice', and followed suit until I met up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and cheated indulging in a vegan slice of pizza and glass of wine. But finished the rest of the day off strong, feeling great."

Day 2:
Brenna ~ "It was a much better start on day 2 for me, and an added bonus was that I lost 2.5 lbs! Had tons of energy and went to a Lagree class. I even got through an early afternoon meeting at Corbeaux Bakehouse. Although the delicious treats were so enticing, I felt so content that I did not indulge! Which is huge for me - I LOVE savoury food! I felt the best on Day 2, lots of energy, very balanced."

Phaedra ~ "Felt great on just juice until 5 pm then we had a Styleista meeting with one of our partners at Barcelona Tavern - where they had 20% off wine so Brenna and I had to indulge in a glass. And then counter that with some 'pseudo sushi' at The Coup - Oopsies!"

Day 3:
Brenna ~ "Juiced it all day feeling most satisfied after the 'Bad Boy Brown'. Aside from being so sore for my class yesterday, I felt great today. Got a little hungry after juice 3 'The OC' so I had a few slices of cucumber with hummus and coasted through the day on the rest of the juice feeling nourished and balanced.

Phaedra ~ "Realized I had lost 1.5 lbs this morning which was a nice surprise. Full on juice day, my favourite is the 'Pumped Up Kicks'. I did feet a little light headed after a super intense spin class at Union Athletica, so I had a small vegan snack. At the end of the day I feel lighter both physically and mentally."

Day 4: Post Cleanse
We both felt so great today, super hydrated and nourished. It was nice to be able to eat again but our appetites were light and we craved healthy food and even more juice. We would highly recommend this cleanse to anyone wanting to detoxify your system quick, easy and in an extremely healthy way!

Cru Juice now has 3 locations, Brigeland, Holt Renfrew (2nd level) and the new flagship off 17th Ave in Mount Royal Village that has a raw food bar.

Holt Renfrew location

Thanks Cru Juice!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

#OOTD Weekly Wrap Up

Three outfit ideas from last weeks Instagram to help you get stylish for the week ahead! 

Wednesday evening outing

Friday night drinks/dinner

Weekend coffee/park outfit

For more outfit ideas follow us on @styleista_ca 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Diner En Blanc ~ Style Recap ~ Calgary

The 3rd annual Dîner en Blanc Calgary was a huge success and the best one so far! The location along side the river near the Peace Bridge was stunning and the perfect backdrop to the sea of white diners.

Phaedra and I had a blast! This is what we wore:
for outfit details check previous posts

Our fashionable friends Katie Marks, Kara Chomistek and Ania B
The fabulous PR team Parker Bond

 The food was fab and provided by The Nash restaurant - one of our fav's!

There were many wonderful white ensembles as well!

Garmann Lee

Kim + Norm Bogner

Jonny of Von der Rusch Photography and Natasha from the Glencoe

That's a wrap! 

Thanks so much Diner En Blanc and Parker Bond PR 
for the amazing night and top notch experience!

Until next year!


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

#OOTD Weekly Wrap Up

Outfit ideas for your week!


Work essentials

Bell bottom vibes


THURSDAY: Diner en Blanc

All White!


Dinner + Drinks
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