A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ Erika

Autumn has always been Erika’s favourite season.  Crisp weather, the smoky scent of wood fires, pumpkin pie…Oh, and the clothes! Fall clothing lines mean plaid, jewel tones and cute woolly skirts. This Créations Encore “La Jupe Winona” ($79) embodies all that Erika loves about fall shopping and it seems to have been made especially for her!

Créations Encore “La Jupe Winona” ($79)

Créations Encore “La Jupe Winona” ($79)

Winona is a swingy A-line skirt with gold ties ending in furry pompoms. It is a versatile piece that will garner A-plusses whether matched with a sweater or a blouse, and boots or cute flats. Wear it to coffee on Saturday afternoon and you will brighten up even the grayest of days.

Créations Encore “La Jupe Winona” ($79)

Créations Encore “La Jupe Winona” ($79)

Made from recycled clothing, each Créations Encore piece is a totally unique creation. So bundle up and come on by the store to check it out!

Til next time,

♥ Workshop

A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ By Bridget

Pottery by Helen

Pottery by Helen

Call me biased, but the new pottery we got in last week is my absolute fave pick!  Some of you, but not all, know that each Pottery by Helen piece is beautifully hand crafted by my mommy!!  Yes, the woman who gave birth to me, raised me and put up with my incessant nagging for more crayons, popsicle sticks and pompoms made each and every gorgeous piece you see here!

Mom is an amazing potter.  She has been working on a wheel almost full-time for the last 8 years and I absolutely love her style.  She hand throws all of her pieces and creates all of the handles, imprints, cutouts and details by hand.

She is an absolute purist: she makes all of her own glazes and uses only non-toxic components.  She uses all kinds of different clays, but my favorite is the speckled cream one that you can see in the photos.  Her glazes are yummy cotton candy colours: pinks, blues, and yellows.

As I write this blog post at my window, I am drinking out of one of her white speckled mugs.  The cup nests perfectly in my hand.

Thanks Mom.  So happy to have you at Workshop!

♥ Bridget

Pottery by Helen with birdies

Pottery by Helen with birdies

A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ Bri

We didn’t even have to ask Bri what her favourite thing was!

The Snow Skirt by Fantasy World Heroes

The Snow Skirt by Fantasy World Heroes

She came into the store on her day off to extol the virtues of the Snow Skirt by Fantasy World Heroes.  Bri’s shopping energy is infectious and we all gravitated toward the rack of mysterious Snow Skirts ($165).

How do you wear such a piece?  And over what?

The tag answered all of our questions.  The Snow Skirt can be layered over pants, dresses and skirts to add warmth (and style!) to the chilly winter days and nights ahead.  They are lined with lush satin and trimmed with faux fur.    Some are wool, some are quilted, ALL are fabulous!

We asked Bri how she’ll wear her Snow Skirt…She laughed and said she’ll layer it over her PJs for walking our new shopdog, little Cocoa Chanel, the teacup poodle.

Snow Skirt...Up High!!!

Snow Skirt...Up High!!!

Come on in and see the Snow Skirts for yourself…We promise, you won’t regret it!

♥ Workshop.

A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ Emily

At Workshop, we take our jobs very seriously.  We are so very eager to share our enthusiasm for the gorgeous, unique and affordable pieces in the store.  So eager, in fact, that we decided to stop hogging all the fun and regularly share photos of our staffers sporting their favourite things.

Emily just can’t get enough of the Aurora mini dress by Jennifer Glasgow ($168).

Jennifer Glasgow Aurora Mini Dress

Jennifer Glasgow Aurora Mini Dress

For starters, Emily looooves black and white.  She was caught off guard by the impromptu photo shoot today and her black and white shoes and pearls were part of her outfit.  Ahh, serendipity!

As well as the timeless colour combination, Emily also loves the high neck and the white cuffs on the arms.

This dress solves any “nothing in my closet matches!!!” dilemma.  Wear it to work, to dinner & drinks, to brunch & the museum…It can take you anywhere!

Jennifer Glasgow Aurora Mini Dress

Jennifer Glasgow Aurora Mini Dress

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more of our Favourite Things!

♥ Workshop

This Just In…New Pieces From Anna Zygowski!

Hi Workshoppers,

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Trunk Sale.  It’s hard to believe that it was exactly one week ago!  We saw so many happy ladies walk away with their “steal of a deal” deals safe in their Workshop bags.  Judging by the smiles on your faces, we’re guessing that you had as much fun as we did!

Emily rocks the black 3/4 length sleeved top...

Emily rocks the black 3/4 length sleeved Anna Zygowski top...

But that was then, and this is now.

And right now, we want to show you photos of some of the brand new Anna Zygowski jersey tees.  Check out lovely staffer Emily modeling the gorgeous jersey tees, then come to the store to see them in person.  At $65 for the 3/4 length sleeve tees and $60 for the short sleeve tees, they won’t last long!

...and the 3/4 length sleeved gray jersey T!

...and the gray!

New autumn pieces are arriving at the store daily, so why not pay us a visit this weekend?

♥ Workshop.