Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pretty things...

Having grown up in a bigger city, shopping has always been a big part of my life, as you can imagine. I go through phases where I shop a lot and then stop because I get bored of whatever style is in. Right now I am really excited that there are so many different things going on, from nautical themes and floral-feminines to polka dots and retro era tea dresses. It really leaves a lot of room for someone like me who decides what style I am when I wake, if any.

One thing that always gets me about Halifax, is that it is this small city, but for this part of Canada, it is the big city. Despite this, the shopping can still be really bland. I don't want to say there is no shopping because this is definitely not true, but the majority of people out here shop at big box stores. They love their Bluenotes and Old Navy a little too much.  This is especially true in the plus size department. I just get the feeling that a lot of people end of looking the same and it's just not interesting.

Regardless, there are still some great little places that exist in the city and I happen to come across my new favorite a couple of months ago. It's called Pretty Things Boutique and it is located on Cunard Street across from the Armory and the commons.

This shop is, for lack of a better expression, the bees knees. They carry retro style cardigans, and silhouette dresses in all sizes (from 4 to 26) and plenty of tops and some pants. They also have killer retro lingerie and bags. On top of everything they carry cute accessories and the hard to find vintage inspired makeup Besame.

I bought two cardigans and a retro red and white polka dot bathing suit and I couldn't be happier. I wear the cardigans about 4  times a week because I can't get enough of them. This weekend I will take photos for you all to see as they are part of my new wardrobe revamp. I used the bathing suit in this Polyvore set:

I guess the reason why I am so pumped for this store is because they search out interesting and fun clothing and carry it in any size they can find.  At the same time, they aren't marketing to one audience, calling out to a certain clientele. They just want you to come in and shop and enjoy yourselves. I have always had really nice chats with the sales peoples and it just makes me want to support them.

No matter what size you wear, seriously check this place out. You will not be disappointed!!!

Katie
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