Fall Scarf Giveaway!

It is fall season and we are giving away this infinity scarf from our fall collection to one lucky winner!

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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 scarves for all seasons, kimonos, handcrafted jewelry, knitted wear and more.

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This giveaway is easy to enter:

  1. Visit our shop Fashionelle Studio. Do make sure you visit our shop!
  2. Leave a comment below and let us know whether you like our scarves, knitted hats, kimonos or jewelry the best.

(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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The contest ends on Oct 8th EST. We will announce a winner within 48 hours. Open to entrants in the US and Canada only. This contest is void where prohibited.

We will wait for 48 hours before choosing another winner in case we don’t hear back.

Good luck!

 

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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!

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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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.

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For your BFF

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

Etsy Market @ Evergreen Brickworks

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Etsy in partnership with Evergreen is bringing a unique collection of handmade and vintage Etsy shops to a market at Evergreen Brickworks. There will also be a farmer’s market and local food vendors alongside the Etsy market. Let’s not forget the 11th Annual Cask-Conditioned Beer Festival that continues on Sunday as well. Beer + Handmade + Local + Fall weather will make for one great Sunday outing.

We have curated a collection of 16 artisans that will be participating at the Etsy market along with us. Some of them were our neighbours at the August market at Evergreen Brickworks. We met Rovena from Handmade by Rovena there. She is back this Sunday with her unique collection of handmade paper goods including her chemistry inspired cards.

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We came across others like Lola’s Pocket at a handmade market here in Toronto. Their scrabble key chain caught our eyes instantly and it hangs alongside my husband’s car keys now. They will be back as well with all their “darling little things.”

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Yet others we have featured here are new to us but still part of the Etsy community. Etsy shop Dainty Bits And Pieces donates proceeds towards cat rescue. We love gardening and eating organic food and if you do too, then Etsy shop Cubits might interest you. Felicia, the artisan behind Citchen Candle Co. creates all natural soy candles and organizes a local market called Trinity Bellwoods Flea here in Toronto.

You can find links to all these curated finds here on Etsy.etsy-at-evergreen-brickworks

See you at the market! You can find more information about the Etsy market here.

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If you are new to Etsy, find more information here.

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On Trend ~ Cactus Inspired Fashion

A few months ago my husband and I took a trip to Grand Canyon in Arizona. I was instantly mesmerized by the canyon’s immense vastness and simplicity. It was easy to get lost in the minimalism and beauty of the desert landscape.

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It does not come as a surprise that cacti and succulents are trending right now. Fashion has also taken inspiration from these desert plants to create some cactus friendly prints this season. Here are my ten picks for cacti inspired fashion chosen from some beautiful Etsy shops.

Crop Top By So Effing Cute

This crop top really is effing cute! The lime green cacti print is eye catching and fun.

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Cactus Earrings By LLL Designs

These hand painted earrings are a perfect mix of quirky and cute.

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Cacti Swimsuit By Summer In Italy

Italian made one piece limited edition swimsuit has a cutout back and a unique design. Can we say bold and beautiful?

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Cacti Tattoos By Smash Tat

Going to a summer festival this year? Why not accessorize with these temporary cacti tattoos. Set of 5 for some boho charm.

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Cotton T-Shirt By Yeah Bunny

Yeah Bunny, a shop from Poland has some bold and fun prints in their shop including this white and black cacti print T-shirt.

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iPhone Case By Field Trip

Why not have a phone case that is full of friendly prickly pears? Made by a fellow Canadian located in British Columbia.

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Maxi Dress By Thief And Bandit

Hand painted on jersey fabric this maxi dress couldn’t scream summer better. Enjoy the warm weather in style.

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Tote Bag By Amelie Mancini

This bag effortlessly combines linen and leather for a great summer look.

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Cacti Leggings By Simka Sol

Look fabulous and get a great workout in these cacti print jersey leggings.

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Statement Necklace By Fable and Lore

The maker of this necklace said it best, “Friendly and prickle-free, this hand-sawed cactus is a statement piece that’s equal parts adorable + badass. From road-trippin’ to coffee-sippin’, this cactus friend is up for sartorial adventures any day.”

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Which one is your favourite?

How To Pull Off An Anchor Inspired Outfit

From jewelry to clothing, here are my ten Etsy picks to pull off a nautical inspired outfit. For this week’s Etsy finds I went with an anchor theme which continues to be popular this season.


Neon pink casual tee with a cute bow on the back is just adorable. By BeachNDesigns.

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Unisex anchor rope bracelet by Jules Verne Store will make the perfect nautical inspired accessory.

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Anchor print cotton sundress by Birds Of North America, a shop located right here in Toronto.

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This cute adjustable anchor ring by SMA Factory is handmade from polymer clay.

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Simple, oversized, boho chic anchor ship t-shirt from Clarafornia.

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Love the boldness of this mint cuff anchor bracelet by Zoe Madison Gifts. It has the added bonus of an inspiring message.

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Anchor tank dress by Ellembee. I like the juxtaposition of the plain dress with the nautical print detail of the anchor.

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The simplicity of this silver anchor necklace by Love Arrows is eye catching.

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The print on this crop top features the owner’s original artwork screen printed on the a soft grey fabric. By Miss Marley Boutique.

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Oh-zie products are handmade from recycled t-shirts. This t-shirt skirt in a beautiful cobalt color is perfect for summer!

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Which one is your favourite? If you have an Etsy shop feel free to share it in the comments below.

Etsy Goodness ~ A curated collection

We are featuring Art Barn Shop’s curated collection of Etsy items this week. Art Barn Shop specializes in unique mandala inspired jewelry.

This collection tastefully includes a beautiful combination of grey and mustard colored items. Our abstract art inspired scarf was included in this collection. My favourite is the sunny lemon bookmark although the salt and pepper shakes are also adorable. Which one tickles your fancy?

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If you have an Etsy shop, share it with us in the comments section.

How To Pull Off Boho Chic Style

The theme for this week’s Etsy finds is boho chic. This style trend has a casual, laid back look. You can find these chic handmade finds on Etsy.

Aren’t these woodland earrings with the mint chevron pattern just adorable?

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The white lace applique on this shirt with the tassels is truly chic boho style.

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This neutral toned fringe bag couldn’t say boho chic in a more obvious way.

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A delicate pink rose crown, boho style.

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A fringed boho kimono in a floral pattern. Perfect as a coverup at the beach as well!

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This is from our scarf collection. A light floral chiffon scarf perfect for those cool summer days.

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Nothing says urban boho chic like this long black tassel necklace.

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