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Introducing: Putchipuu

fashion, bags, trends, shopping

What is Putchipuu? So glad you asked!

During one of my recent buying trips to Los Angeles, I met the lovely founders of Putchipuu, Giovanni and Todd. I fell in love with the bags, and just had to share the compelling story behind them.

Every bag is handmade by the women of the Wayyu tribe in Colombia, using traditional, intricate weaving techniques. The production and sale of the bags has created a new independent and socially conscious economy with the aim of supporting women and their families. You can read their full story here.

The bags are now available in Victoria, Santa Monica and select Calgary boutiques. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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fresh for fall

Fall is a time of transition and change – and the most amazing time of the year for fashion in my opinion! There’s no shortage of hair, nail, makeup and outfit inspiration from New York Fashion Week and the supersized editions of Vogue, Bazaar and Elle adorning my coffee table.

We watched the fall 2015 runways and fell in love with 70’s inspired collections and boho jewellery. We kept these trends in mind during our buying trips as we hunted for frilly lilly’s fall pieces.

Some of our favourites for fall that you’ll find in-stores now:

  • fringed clutches
  • chic wool hats
  • cozy blanket scarves
  • gold midi-rings
  • long necklaces with whimsical charms (perfect for layering over a sweater or t-shirt)
  • new fall nail colours, from subtle nudes to rich reds that put us in the mood for a glass of wine: shades of burgundy, merlot and pinot noir

We’re most excited to pair these accessories with a pair of flared jeans, which are back for fall! A dark wash flare is not only flattering, but they pair perfectly with a classic Frye stacked heel ankle bootie. A few of my favourite pieces from frilly lilly Mission:

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