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Pre-Fall Collection Nic & Zoe

Yes! you read right: pre-fall collections are now arriving at Shepherds. We can look forward to lovely jewel tones and rich patterns from Nic & Zoe. What I love about this collection is that you can layer and play with the pieces to make many different outfits. 

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The printed pant is a key trend this Fall. Tone down the top half, so it doesn’t look too busy.

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This faux-wrap top is very flattering for many body shapes. Pair it with a skirt for work and jeans for play!

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                   I love this tone-on-tone snakeskin pant.

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          Pair this with a cropped cardigan for those cool evenings.

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Drop in now to see the Nic & Zoe collection. Pre-fall collections are arriving daily!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Donna Morgan Dresses

Looking for a packable dress to take away with you this summer? Donna Morgan has the perfect dress for you! In this season’s hottest colours, and timeless figure flattering shapes, you will be looking your best at this summers’ parties!

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A 3/4 sleeve and a boat-neck are a great combination.

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Packably Perfect on a pear or hourglass.

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This dress can do double duty. Try it with leggings for day or pair it with a drop earring and pumps for night!

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This wrap dress follows your curves and the V elongates your neck. It is a timeless pick!

The best part is that these dresses are so easy to wear. Drop in to see all of the styles that are available!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Banded

What exactly is the Diva Banda? Is it a belt? A scarf? Well it is a little bit of both! This wide piece of Sympli fabric can be used to nip in the waist of a dress or can be made into a scarf using the clever buttons along the side. I have 4 different colours of these! They are a great piece that can change the look of your Sympli in a pinch! Here’s how:

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This dress was given a makeover by just adding the Diva Banda and leggings!

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This look was created by linking two Diva Bandas together and wrapping them like a belt.

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                          This tunic was turned into an empire waist style.

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Linking two colours together gives you a fun scarf that ties in the colours of your outfit.

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Now this is a really fun look! As a headband or turban you are sure to turn heads!

Drop in and try the Sympli Diva Banda. It is only $44, is available in many colours, it makes a great addition to your Sympli wardrobe!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Liverpool Jeans event May 17-19

What do you call jeans in the hottest styles, colours and patterns that  flatter and tuck your tummy? Liverpool Jeans! You will be on-trend and  fabulous in this comfortable stretch denim.

Here is a sneak peak of my favourite styles:

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These jeans are so tempting that we know you will love more than one pair. That’s why this weekend your first pair is regular price and ALL additional pairs are 25%off! There are dozens of styles to choose from, so hurry in!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Make a Statement this Summer

It’s all about the statement necklace this season and what better way to showcase this than with turquoise? It’s a key seasonal favourite and looks gorgeous paired with both neutrals and brights. 

"Just in" at Shepherd’s this week is a new line of statement pieces by Panee that will take your breath away! They feature semi-precious stones and crystals that have been beaded and woven into masterpieces. Check out these stunners:

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                                         On a LBD, this is all you need!

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If the big chunk is too much for you, choose a smaller piece that still has kick!

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    I love the drape of this necklace; it’s definitely a conversation piece.

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Wow! Need I say more?

Drop in to your nearest Shepherd’s and view the whole collection before they’re all gone!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Mmmmm…. MJUS at Shepherd’s

If you want that pulled-together-look, having a matching bag and shoe combo is a must-have in your wardrobe. That is where MJUS comes in. Established in Italy in 2007, these handcrafted Italian leather bags and shoes offer the highest quality and style. I love the weathered look, which gives the pieces that European “je ne sais quoi”. 

imageThe size of these bags are so practical. They can take you from the office to shopping in a pinch!

imageThe colour and texture of these boots are so unique. They are fab paired with leggings or a summer frock. 

image               The gladiator is a big trend this season; love the studded accents!

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This distressed denim colour is very chic and this practical duo could take you anywhere in comfort! 

Drop in to your nearest Shepherd’s and check out the MJUS collection today!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Be Fresh with Nic & Zoe

No one knows knits like Nic & Zoe and this seasons’ Fresh collection is a vision knitted in grey, cream, lime and lemon. The intricate linen & cotton knits play with colour and texture to create beautiful lines and classic styles. The best part? You can create an entire spring wardrobe that is fitting for work or play!

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This sheer cardigan is one of my favourite pieces, layered over a peter-pan collard shirt…stunning!

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If you were wondering how to do patten-on-pattern? This is it! Stay within the same tones and you will look on-trend.

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Each Nic & Zoe collection features a reversible cardigan, 2-in-1 always goes further in your closet!

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If there is one key-piece to get this season, its the coloured pant; this lemon pair is a great cut and style.

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I love the pattern on this cardigan, change it up and wear with pants or jeans.

Drop-in to Shepherds Rideau and Train Yards to see the Fresh collection of Nic & Zoe today!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

Trends in Colour 2013

This season it’s all about colour and Shepherd’s is bursting with a beautiful palette of flavours! Pantone-fashions go-to consultants have showcased some stunning hues this season. Whether you are Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, there is surely something to make you shine!

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Lemon Zest-is a happy hue, that is very prominent this season. Whether it’s brightened up or toned down with a neutral like grey you will look like a ball of sunshine!

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For this season’s tangerine, look no further than the Sandwich collection from Holland. It’s bursting with flavour!

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Poppy Red is bold and can be paired with navy or white to make it nautical and nice!

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Monaco blue is a timeless classic. Pair this with crisp whites or sunny hues!

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Emerald green is the season’s most coveted colour. Whatever you do, pick up something in this colour and you will look on-trend!

Stay colourful!

~The Shepherd’s Girl

How to pack a Sandwich

There is something about European style that is fresh and fashion forward. If you’re looking for some flair in your wardrobe, look no further than the Sandwich collection from Holland. This season’s collection is featured in orange hues ranging from tangerine to terracotta, with a touch of grey and blush.

One thing I love about this line is how easily it is to mix-and-match to create countless looks. Taking a hint from their name, I have built a 10-piece Fashion BLT.

Your grocery list? 

1. Orange blazer

2. Grey & Orange cardigan

3. Orange top

4. Grey linen tunic

5. Grey/Orange tee

6. Grey linen dress

7. Orange tank dress

8. Grey skirt

9. Grey leggings

10. Orange pants

Add 2 necklaces, 2 scarves and one bag and you are good to go for over 2 weeks!!

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  These outfits can be recycled, just by changing-up the necklace or scarf.

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              Adding leggings can make your outfit look more casual.

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Swap these orange pants with the skirt and we have made 2 more outfits!

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  This grey tunic is double-duty, as a top by twisting a knot onto one side.

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And to think that all of this can fit into a carry on? Now that’s a Sandwich you can pack! 

~The Shepherd’s Girl

 

Shirted

Fresh onto the shelves at Shepherd’s is the new collection by Comfy USA. This is one of my favourite designers that I cannot wait to add to my personal collection every time it comes in.

Featured in modal, cotton and linen Comfy has made an amazing array of fun and funky shirts that have a lot of personality! The asymmetric lines and shapes put a twist on the classic shirt; pair them with leggings or straight pants to balance the shape, and add a long necklace. Just take a look!

             I am lusting over this bubble blouse…its stunning!

Gingham is fun look for spring. Pair this with your Sympli narrow pants.

This linen blouse has playful tucking on the sides and the colour is gorgeous! On a tall silhouette these funky pants are great, but stick to leggings or narrow pants for you shorter gals.

 

This look is very fashion forward, but wait till you see the back…

The vest has a lovely zipper detail and the pleats on the shirt are a great design.

 There are numerous styles available in store. Come by and check out the whole Comfy USA collection today!

 ~ The Shepherd’s Girl