I recently watched a Youtube video on getting celeb looks for less by Youtuber Tess Christine. She styled a 'Get the Look for Less' inspired by Gigi Hadid and the idea got me thinking: What if I shared outfits that collectively totalled up to the price equal to one luxury product?
Many designer brand bags have retail prices at hundreds and thousands of dollars. I thought I would share some Mine & Yours ensembles that cumulatively add up to the price of one retail luxury bag. I personally love accessories like shoes and bags, however after searching through our store, I easily found cute outfits that cost altogether less than a pair of shoes or a bag. Would you rather get the bag or the outfit? Some of these products are featured on our online store, and all of them are available in store right now!
So, which would you choose: the Bag or the Outfit?
Get the Look 1: It's Summer, Beaches!
Featured Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Sac D'Epaule
Retail Price: $1495
Zimmermann Olive Floral Print Dress w. Slip Sz 0 $195
Marni Gold Sandals Sz 40.5 $155
Lanvin Bracelet with Embellishment $175
Marni Necklace: $155
Get the Look 2: Tropical Getaway
Featured Bag: Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Pink Toile Canvas Antigua Cabas MM Bag
Retail Price: $645
ALC White Dress Sz 0 $225
Chloe Sunnies $255
Via Spiga Espadrilles Sz 7 $85
Get the Look 3: Girls' Night Out
Featured Bag: Chanel Navy Lambskin Jumbo Single Flap
Retail Price: $7800
For Love and Lemons Lace Set Sz M $145
Louis Vuitton Keep it Twice Bracelet x 2 $300 ea (SOLD)
Balenciaga Ceinture Moto Boots Sz 38 $995
Vancouver is quickly becoming the hottest place to find high-end products, while taking "recycle, reduce, and reuse" to the next level!
On the latest episode of "Mansions and Millionaires," Extra's Michael Corbett is showing you handmade, locally created products that are constructed from secondhand materials and reusing brands that have zero waste. You can now feel good about wearing these clothes.
When it comes to shopping, Mine & Yours has a wealth of great bargains. The store offers luxury brands for a fraction of the price. Mine & Yours has an Oscar de la Renta dress that would normally retail for about $3,500 on sale for only $495.
Whether you’re looking for a great deal or a great designer, Vancouver is your one-stop shopping destination!
I recently returned from a quick trip to LA and, although there were brief rainy and cloudy periods, I couldn't have been happier for a few days in the sunshine state. Despite that we here in Vancouver are expecting even more snow (what is happening!?), it was a nice reminder that nicer weather does exist and is on the not-so-distant horizon.
I've typically been more of a pared-down, basics kind of dresser but the summer colours of California & a more vibrant vibe have been calling my name. I purchased a Realisation Paris dress from Mine & Yours awhile back, a beautiful silk wrap dress in a fun daisy print, and took it with me to LA. It felt fantastic amidst the retro vibe of Los Angeles (I wish I'd been there in the 50's and 60's) and has inspired me to start thinking about my summer wardrobe.
We have a Naven x NBD sample pop in the store (here 'til Sunday) and the collection is filled with cheery hues and tons of prints to brighten up this grey and rainy day; swing by and check it out! I've included some inspiration photos that encapsulate my idea of California dreaming. The top photo is of me in my Realisation Paris dress, strolling along Melrose! Cheers xx.
Photos: TheAtelier.Me, TheLovelyIndeed.com, CollageVintage.com, Kate Moss, Chiara Ferragni
I think the 'kick flare' started with the return of the 'mom jean.' which in turn seemed to segue into fashion from the trend of the 'boyfriend jean' a couple years back. All of a sudden, there was an incursion of the good old Levi 501, the holy grail of mom jeans, as the new staple denim.
I think the return of the true blue Levi was a welcome change. Skinny jeans seem to have been moving towards a point of it being questionable whether they can really be considered 'pants' given that they have the same lycra content as your average yoga-wear. However, a lot of people seem pretty sold on the whole pants-that-feel-like-leggings idea; the rigidity of the 501's just aren't gonna work for those folks.
I would identify with the group that needs a prolonged reprieve from the skinny jean. However, I still have a pretty strong affinity for the fact my skinny jeans are genuinely more comfortable than my Lululemon leggings. There now seems to be the perfect answer: the kick flare.
I'd been living in a pair of vintage 501's, and they've now been replaced by a newly acquired pair of kick flare jeans. Most premium denim brands seem to be offering some incarnation of the kick flare now, whether it is Mother, Citizen's etc. Raw hem, finished hem, level hem, or high-low (also known as the 'step flare') - there are so many options to choose from. Mine are a Mother pair I purchased on sale; they were a bit too short, so I let the hem down for an unfinished edge. They're as comfortable as all my skinny jeans, and feel far less fussy. They can be a DIY project by finding a pair of early 2000's flared jeans and updating them. Tina's, pictured below, are by Mother and she scored them here at Mine & Yours! How amazing does she look?!
I recently read an article on the Man Repeller entitled "The Fashion Industry is Trying to Address Politics" by Hayley Nahman. It chronicled the recent & fledgling attempts by various brands and companies within the fashion industry to respond to and take an affirmative stance on the recent political developments of our neighbours South of the border.
This got me thinking about Maria Grazia Chiuri's recent showing of her first collection for the house of Dior (as their first female artistic director, at that) at PFW. Her collection included T-shirts emblazoned with the words "We Should All Be Feminists."
I saw this same T-shirt on one of my favourite bloggers, Chiara Ferragni. Although NYFW is far from over, I feel that I can safely say that Chiara's look will be one of my favourites (if not my top pick) from fashion season as a whole.
I'm all onboard with a 'statement T' and am even more smitten with the idea of one that makes a bona fide statement. Adding one to a chic look, like Chiara, brings the T-shirt out of the realms of 'casual' (or even, lest I say, 'boring') and makes it a vehicle to blur the boundaries of whats casual and whats not. More than that, it renders the T-shirt a means of expressing oneself and showing a little girl power. I'm now on the hunt for a statement T, any suggestions?
We've gotten more than our fair share of snow days in Vancouver this past Winter. I don't know about you guys, but I was exponentially more excited for the first snow days of the season than I was to wake up to one today. That being said, it's been quite some time since most of us have actually had to 'dress' for true Winter weather.
I debated for an embarrassingly long time whether to get this Sandro teddy coat, in the top picture, which we had in store at Mine & Yours. I finally succumbed to my obvious gravitation towards it and have ended up wearing it pretty much every other day this past season (particularly on the cold snowy ones). I don't think anyone quite believed that this was the Winter that Vancouver was in for, and I don't know what I would have done without my newly acquired teddy coat.
Although I'd say most of us feel more than a little bitter towards this weather, it's an opportunity to embrace the style choices that us Vancouverites normally wouldn't have; a ginormous faux-fur coat would most definitely not have fared well in our typically torrential Winters.
We've got some pretty fantastic Winter coats still in store, and at great deals; there's an incredible plaid version of the same coat that I got! There are also some beautiful Moncler and Canada Goose parkas, which add a nice laid-back edge to a street style look while being utterly practical in this snowy weather. You don't even have to leave the cozy comfort of home to check them out as they're all available at www.mineandyours.com !
So let's (em)brace the cold & warm up in something snuggly.
Images top to bottom: Mina Cvetcovik via The Urban Spotter, FIGTNY, last two photos by Julien Boudet/BFA.com via Pop Sugar
Paris Couture Week - to all us fashion fanatics, it is one of the most anticipated prestigious events, showcasing some of the fashion world's most exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces. The bigger the better in couture - go big or go home! Haute Couture is not for making understatements, and this Spring/Summer 2017 definitely did not underdeliver. Here are our favourite moments from Paris Haute Couture. Comment below and share with us yours!
- 85-Year Old Model Carmen Dell'Orefice Shines on the Runway
2. Elie Saab's stuns yet again with his glamorous bedazzlement
3. Iris van Herpen creates visually distorted masterpieces
4. Chanel's New Bride - Lily-Rose Depp
5. John Galliano fuses beautiful with bizarre with Maison Margiela
Hi everyone! I’m Michaela; I work at Mine & Yours alongside studying at UBC. In the ‘Instagram age’ we live in, with Insta-superstars such as Leandra Medine or Chiara Ferragni, I've found myself overwhelmed by the surplus of sartorial options and the seemingly ‘more is more’ lives of style bloggers and influencers. Particularly, I’ve struggled with how this translates to my own personal style. I’ve always been more of a ‘jeans and a T-shirt’ kind of girl and if I can’t see myself wearing something more than a handful of times? I’m out.
Mine & Yours gets so many incredible pieces, from so many incredible wardrobes, that it can be somewhat tough to know where to start. The way I’ve come to see it, though, is that instead of simply providing one with infinite options, it is actually the perfect retail opportunity to really hone in on what your own personal style is. In a sea of beautiful things, it’s a playground to test out your style and to see what feels truly 'you' by allowing you to simultaneously find those ‘perfect’ pieces (I’ve definitely found some of mine) and to sell back the things that don’t really seem to work for your personal style.
Some of my most worn pieces are ones I’ve acquired from Mine & Yours, like a Comme Des Garçons striped T-shirt (which I'm wearing in the top photo), an APC wool scarf, and a black Acne open cardi. These are the kinds of pieces that perfectly fit my ‘jeans and a T-shirt’ kind of style and are from collections I've long admired. They are true wardrobe workhorses that I know I will continue to wear over and over... but at a fraction of the cost I would’ve payed retail!
So, in the fledgling stages of this new year, I’m recommitting myself to my true style. I’ve included some of my own style muses, some ‘jeans and a T-shirt’ kind of girls. Their chic & distinctive takes on the style I aspire to are what have been inspiring me lately; hopefully you can find some inspiration as well!
Anne-Laure Mais 'Adenorah' @adenorah
Reese Blunstein 'Double3xposure' @double3xposure
Lucy Williams 'Fashion Me Now' @lucywilliams02