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This Bonitah black and white leather bag is designed by Ted Baker and features a gold chain and leather cross body strap. Items one and two are available at Magari Fashions.
Accessorize Your Life
TThe pandemic may have been tough on our mental wellness, but it has also taken a toll on our waistlines. The ‘freshman 15’ has now become the ‘COVID 19’ for many.
So even if you’ve had to buy bigger pairs of day and night pajamas, even if your skinny jeans have given way to sweat pants and even if you’re still struggling to lose last spring’s lockdown love handles, there are always accessories.
Shiny, sparkly jewellery always fits right and highlights any outfit. A new leather purse or gloves feel like a luxury but can be justified as necessities. Boots purchased for those long walks along city streets or exploring area woodlots are a lift to spirits as well as feet. A soft, silky scarf wraps around your neck or hair to highlight a special ensemble.
In the words of acting legend Olympia Dukakis, playing Clairee Belcher in the movie Steel Magnolias: “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” Those accessories can also be a bit of retail therapy or provide creative outlet when the scale is not our friend.
Classic black sunglasses, from Brass and Unity, are designed in Canada and in support of Canadian veterans.
Mackage offers this pretty-in-pink shoulder bag, with silver arrow clasp and hardware.
From Nicholas Kirkwood comes a chic black leather ankle bootie with gold triangle heel. Items three and four are available at Hangar9.
Available in several colour combinations, these two-tone lambskin gloves with cashmere lining, are from Omega Gloves of Naples. Available at Boutique Firenze.
The metallic Bella handbag – from ooobaby – is a soft leather purse with polished chain strap that can be worn doubled as a shoulder bag or single as a crossbody bag.
From Suzi Roher, this black leather belt with gold circle hardware is available at Hangar9. Let your inner animal run free in this pointy navy crocodile skin pump with black heel.
Let your inner animal run free in this pointy navy crocodile skin pump with black heel.
Pointy toe vinyl leopard print ankle bootie.
Suzi Roher reversible white/pink snakeskin printed belt with silver hardware.
Furla small pink leather purse with sterling flap and gold strap.
Be toasty warm in these offerings from Boutique Firenze. Cable knit scarf and matching long fingerless gloves in a 30 per cent cashmere blend, made by Kemailù of Tuscany. Traditional Trigger mitts (with an extra finger for dexterity) and tasseled cap, from Saltwater Handknits of Newfoundland.
It’s a beautiful night for a moon dance when wearing this Dean Davidson moonstone bead necklace with gold brushed/moonstone pendant.
Like snowy teardrops, these pearl drop earrings - with gold base and imbedded crystals – shimmer and shine. From Margo Morrison.
Fall in love with Dean Davidson’s gold brushed leaf design drop earrings.
From ooobaby, you will be prepared to hit the road with the Bella backpack which combines luxe with sporty. Available at Saffron Road.
Black spinel starburst stud earrings, from Margo Morrison, will make you the star of any holiday show. Jewellery this page available at Hangar9.
Make sure the 20s really roar this year in this boiled wool cloche, with reclaimed fur pompom, by Julie Sinden of Toronto. Available at Boutique Firenze.
Combining practicality with great style, the Urban backpack is made from handcrafted Italian leather from ooobaby and is available at Apropos
Dance the night away in Casadei’s silver chain printed ballerina flat with black base.
Stuart Weitzman brings you this white crocodile skin combat boot with white laces.
Furla’s floral inspired leather purse design – on black base bag with black leather strap – is a bright spot in winter’s whiteness. Shoes and purse this page are available at Hangar9.