Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is around the corner and to celebrate we are giving away two infinity scarves below from our spring collection to two lucky winners!

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We are a mom and daughter duo from Toronto, Canada handcrafting one accessory at a time. In our Etsy shop Fashionelle Studio, you will find all sorts of handcrafted jewelry, scarves, hats and more.

If you are planning to do some online shopping, Etsy is a great shopping site to get something handmade to treat yourself or your mom this Mother’s Day.

Here is how you enter.

  1. Visit our shop Fashionelle Studio and leave a comment below to let us know what you like from our shop!
  2. For a bonus entry, share this post! Easy shareable links are below. Make sure to tag us with the hashtag #FashionelleStudio and let us know in your comment that you have shared.
  3. For additional bonus entries, enter the giveaway on Facebook and Instagram.

The contest ends on May 4th EST. We will announce a winner within 48 hours. Two winners will be chosen at random who each will win one scarf. This contest is void where prohibited. We cannot promise the scarf will get there before Mother’s Day.

We will wait two days before choosing another winner in case we don’t hear back.

(If you can’t see the comment section below, click on the title of this blog post and scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment).

Good luck!

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How To Wear A Headscarf

Here are 10 different ways to wear a head scarf this season whether it is to hide a bad hair day or to add a little oomph to your outfit. If you want to wear your hair up or leave it down there is a head scarf to suit your style. From bows to turbans and everything in between you can use head scarves to turn your outfit from bleak to chic. Which one is your favourite?


Accent your bun with a lightweight floral scarf tied in a big bow.

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A twist on the first one. A cute messy updo tied up with a silk scarf in a bow.

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Simple, stylish and every bit boho. Just wrap a folded scarf around your forehead and knot it twice at the back of your head.

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Wrap, wrap just wrap it all up around your head. Tuck in the edges of the scarf at the back.

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The forest green head scarf matching the pants combined with a striped red shirts works so well together. Just wrap a folded scarf around your head as pictured and knot it at the top.

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A great way to hide a bad hair day. Just let your pretty bangs show.

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Turban style headscarf with some red lipstick looks street chic.

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Pirate style headscarf looks hippie but chic. I am not sure I can pull off this look but go ahead trendsetters!

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Combine a bold printed scarf and a white shirt to achieve this look. Wrap a folded scarf around your head once, tie a loose bow and let the rest hang on the side for a 70s style look.

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This style cover most of your head and will work perfect with short hair. Instead of tucking in the edges at the end just let them hang loose.

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Image Sources: Pinterest

 If you are scarf lover, do check out our online accessories boutique Fashionelle Studio.

How To Turn Your Scarf Into A Crop Top, Vest Or A Skirt

I have included three pictorials on how to use a scarf to create a crop top, vest or a skirt. I personally would like to try to create the vest. Which one is your favourite style?

 As A Crop Top  

This pictorial created by Wonder Forest shows you how to turn a simple linen scarf into a crop top. The black and white crop top looks rather chic. You could wear the scarf as a crop top as shown in the pictorial or on top of a plain strapless dress to spice it up. Just make sure to secure it properly so that there is no Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction moment!

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 As A Vest

The other day I was making my weekly run to the post office to mail off a few of our scarves and saw someone wearing a scarf vest. It can be a creative way to layer your outfit this summer.

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As A Skirt

I love the ruched effect that is created by twisting the scarf in the front of this mini skirt. At the back I really like the asymmetrical hem line as well which is trending these days. Make sure to secure the skirt properly for a successful night out.

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 Image Source: Pinterest


 If you are scarf lover, do check out our online accessories boutique Fashionelle Studio.

How To Wear Burgundy

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Add a punch of burgundy to your outfit this fall. You can add it through your accessories for a subtle look such as a scarf or shoes or bag. For a bolder look, make your outfit stand out with a burgundy jacket, pants or shirt. Here we have added burgundy to the outfit with the jacket and the blanket scarf. The main outfit is kept casual with a gray sweater and skinny jeans. Fall will not be complete without suede! Suede booties and a tassel handbag in a neutral tan color complement the outfit. Gold goes perfectly with this warm fall color. You can accent your outfit with simple gold necklace like our birds necklace to add the finishing touches. Hope everyone is having a great Friday. Have a happy weekend!

Gold bird necklace
20 CAD – fashionellestudio.etsy.com

Plaid Blanket scarf
39 CAD – fashionellestudio.etsy.com

Cotton shirt
20 CAD – fioforma.com

Greylin blazer jacket
39 CAD – renttherunway.com

High waisted skinny jeans
66 CAD – chiclookcloset.com

Peep-toe shoes
59 CAD – newlook.com

Grey purse
62 CAD – luxurydivas.com

How To Layer for Work In Summer

Office wear during summer can be tricky sometimes. It is nice and hot outside and you decide to wear that great summer outfit to work. Then you enter the chilly office….brrr. I hate feeling cold inside when the sun is shining so bright!

Layering in summer. Yes that can be the perfect solution for both men and women to stay comfortable and fashionable at work during summer.

With casual office wear becoming more and more acceptable at work, it has become easier to be both comfy and chic.

I have come up with some layering ideas to easily switch between the summer sun and the chilly office.

Layering Options For Women

Summer Office Wear

I have paired a peach blouse that can be tucked into the gray culottes with four layering options for summer office wear. These options will transition you easily from the outdoor heat to the arctic tundra inside!

Option 1: Gray Jacket

Layer your blouse with a jacket for a more formal look that is still comfortably chic. The gray jacket is not too formal but gives you that professional look while keeping you warm and comfy.

Option 2: Black Kimono

A kimono is perfect for a loose unstructured look. This black kimono will add depth and warmth to our outfit while keeping it work appropriate.

Option 3: Black Vest

If you are cold but not too cold a vest could be the perfect layering option. This belted black vest takes chic to the next level while giving you a great layering option.

Option 4: Summer Scarf

This navy floral infinity scarf can be paired with any of the above options or on its own for a chic, layered look. A scarf will give you that extra layer of cozy for those cold air conditioned offices when you are just slightly feeling the chill.

Add a few more accessories including the flats (Tory Burch), necklace (Fashionelle Studio) & and tote (Topshop) and you are all set for work!

Layering Options For Men

Summer Office Wear

Here I have paired a simple navy blue t-shirt from Tommy John and black pants from Topman with some great layering options to make it work appropriate for those chilly offices during summer! If your office prefers a more formal look, just replace the t-shirt with a collared shirt.

Option 1 : Vest

If you are feeling a little cold but don’t want to wear full sleeves, a vest can be a great choice. It will give you the right amount of coziness and at the same time creating a chic, fashionable look.

Option 2: Sports Jacket/Blazer

Go for a more formal look by layering with a sports jacket or blazer. Easy peasy to take the blazer off in the summer heat.

Option 3: Collar Knit Jacket

More informal that a sports jacket, this knit jacket has a casual, unstructured look. The collar keeps it a little more conservative. Again easy enough to take if off when stepping outside.

Option 4: Cardigan

Last but not the least, a button down cardigan can help make your outfit look professional and at the same time help you deal with the office AC.

 

Share your tips with us! Besides layering how do you stay warm at work with the AC blasting?

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

I don’t know about you but I have yet to buy a gift for my mom for mother’s day. My sister and I usually both pitch in and give my mom something together. My mom is easy to gift so we will just have to brainstorm a little and find that special gift for her.

If you are looking to buy something for yourself (yes it is ok to gift yourself!) or your mom for Mother’s Day, Etsy is a great place to shop. For those who are not familiar with Etsy, it is an online marketplace where you can find some great handmade gifts.

So for those of you who have waited to buy something (procrastinating can have some pros!), you are in for a treat. I have collaborated with two awesome shops to hold a Mother’s Day giveaway on Instagram.

Clay N Wire creates some amazing modern and unique polymer clay jewelry.

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The other shop is Big Foot Soap Company which sells handmade and natural vegan soaps.

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Big Foot Soap Co.

In my shop, Fashionelle Studio you will find all sorts of infinity scarves and handcrafted jewelry.

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What goodies are we giving away? The above picture says it all but you will find more details below. Although we cannot promise it will get there right on Mother’s day, we can certainly promise you these great goodies.

@claynwire is giving away a box set of three pairs of hypoallergenic stud earrings.

@bigfootsoapco is giving away a 2 pack of handmade herbal soaps.

@fashionellestudio (that’s me!) is giving away a plaid infinity scarf.

How to enter? Hop on over to our Instagram page to enter. One winner will be chosen at random. This contest ends Tuesday May 3rd at 9pm EST.

Good luck!


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Fashion Friday Humour

I have been missing in action from my blog for a while now. Things were a little hectic with my etsy shop (which is a good thing!) plus all the family get togethers during the holiday season kept me pretty busy. So the blog has been off my radar. What’s better than to start the year with some fashion humour! Happy Friday everyone.


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Layering In Fall

Lattes, boots, pumpkins and scarves! Fall season is upon us and so the layering can begin! A scarf is a perfect accessory to layer your outfit in fall.

A burgundy crop top and black skinny jeans is what this particular look is built upon. It is layered with a burgundy plaid infinity scarf. A bomber jacket is added to warm you up for those cool fall days. A fringe cross body bag, suede boots and a celtic knot necklace complete the layered look.


Lattes, boots, pumpkins & scarves

Maurices chiffon top
38 CAD – maurices.com

Lace crop top
13 CAD – amazon.com

Maurices moto jacket
77 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices stretch pants
51 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices shoes
44 CAD – maurices.com

Rebecca Minkoff brown purse
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Gold necklace
26 CAD – fashionellestudio.etsy.com

Circle scarf
27 CAD – fashionellestudio.etsy.com

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

The weather here in Toronto has been amazing this week. You wouldn’t be able tell that Christmas is only 49 days away! However, when you venture out to the stores you will see the shelves being quickly filled with Christmas stuff. It is not too soon to start your holiday shopping if you are planning on shopping online!

I have put together a holiday gift guide from some fabulous shops on Etsy. For those who are not familiar with Etsy, it is an online marketplace where you can find some great handmade and vintage gifts whether for yourself (yes, I pretend I get a gift when I buy something online and get excited when opening it) or someone else in your life.

Check out the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!

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For the scarf lover 

You can never have too many scarves especially as unique as this one from Squishy Hugs Design. Ok I am a little biased when it comes to scarves. I am a big scarf lover so subconsciously (or consciously) a scarf made it to the top of the gift guide.

Handcrafted Cowl on Etsy


Secret Santa gift

Here is an idea for a secret santa gift for your co-worker from Aunt Sess who runs Wall Flower Candle CompanyYes you will be buying this from Aunt Sess on Etsy who makes these adorable soy candles!

Handmade Soy Candle


For the fashionista in your life

Ponchos are in this season and your fashionable sister will be wowed by this hand knit cozy goodness from Be Woolen.

Handknit White Poncho


For your music loving significant other

Functionality and cuteness all rolled in one customizable guitar pick from Nici Laskin. You can “pick” from hundreds of gift ideas for the man in your life.

Personized Guiter Pick


For your kids or your nieces or nephews

The possibilities are endless with these customizable tree ornaments available at C & T Custom Lures.

Personalized Christmas Ornament


For your BFF

Hey, jewelry always works with besties. You won’t find these handcrafted earrings by Somewear In Tyme in a department store.

Handmade Earrings


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For the pet lover

Who doesn’t love a cute bow-tie especially when your pet is wearing it. This one is available from Rosalind B. Nix.

Pet Bow Tie


For dearest mom

Get mom something unique and personalized from Dazzling DezingzIf she is a tea lover then this might be it.

Personalized Tea Spoon


For yourself

Don’t you forget yourself. You need to be pampered as well. This necklace from Girlfriend Necklace can be personalized with your initials.

Personalized Necklace


For your home sweet home

Yes, your house needs some sprucing up. Its time to replace the cushions just in time for the holidays. These are available from Oats Home.

Handmade Cushions


For the vintage lover

Your grandma might not be the only one who falls in love with these but grandma deserves the best! Jen’s Closet has hundreds of vintage items in her lovely shop for the vintage lover in your life.

Vintage Tea Set


For your mother in law

How about this handcrafted necklace from Waterwaif? If this raw beauty does not impress your mother in law then I don’t know what will.

Handmade Necklace


The cutest stocking stuffer

All kids like monkeys don’t they? Elephants and giraffes may be popular this season but monkeys are always cute. This one from J & E Doodles is handmade and available in different sizes.

Handmade Monkey Hat


For your helpful neighbour

This natural seaweed soap would be perfect for your helpful neighbor who from time to time mows your front lawn. Available at Ritualist Skincare in our home town of Toronto in Canada.

Handmade Seaweed Soap


For your workplace

If you are sprucing up your house then might as well freshen up your workplace. You can find this mug along with hundreds of prints for your house and home at By Samantha.

Hand Lettered Mug


For your gifts

Yes, you need to wrap all these gifts. These origami Christmas tags from Holiday Imaginations will sure come in handy.

Handmade Christmas Tags



All this talk about gifts is making us want to give as well! So we are giving away a handcrafted scarf or necklace from our shop to two lucky winners! All our accessories are handcrafted in Canada.

Giveaway!

Here is how you enter.

  1. Visit our shop Fashionelle Studio.
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post to let us know if you would like to win a scarf or necklace. Do you have a favorite from our shop? Let us know! If you win wouldn’t it be nice if we know your taste?
  3. Don’t forget to share this post or repost on your blog! Easy shareable links below. Make sure to tag us! #fashionellestudio
  4. For a bonus entry, enter the giveaway on our Facebook page.
  5. For an additional bonus entry, enter our giveaway on Instagram.

The contest ends on November 30th. The winners will be contacted through email. We will wait two days before choosing another winner in case we don’t hear back. Good luck!

(If you can’t see the comment section below, click on the title of this blog post and scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment).

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How to wear coral in fall

Coral, a popular summer color can be worn in fall easily by combining it with a neutral color. The summer coral blouse is layered with a grey jacket. Add a pair of boots to make it fall appropriate. These gray suede ankle boots work perfectly with the outfit. The same gray color is picked up in the textured cross body handbag. A printed coral infinity scarf that complements the blouse makes it perfect for fall weather. Add some cute jewelry like this bird necklace to complete the look. Add jeans for an informal look or replace them with a pair of pants for a great work outfit.
Happy Friday and happy Halloween everyone!
Coral & Fall

Maurices red shirt
28 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices blazer
58 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices plus size pants
41 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices gray boots
44 CAD – maurices.com

Maurices crossbody handbag
26 CAD – maurices.com