Fall is Coming

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Fall at Fox and Rook

Summer may be in full swing, but Fall is coming. In fact, it’s already making its way into the shop. Long sleeves, maxi dresses, warm coats, and of course… some party dresses, just in case! It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday dresses. ;)

Things are looking a little bit bare right now, but I have so much more to list over the coming weeks. Whee!

xoxo

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We Are Go!

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Fox and Rook shopWhee! My new shop is up and running. Everything works. I’m afraid it’s not as well stocked as I’d like yet, but there’s been no sun around here for weeks, and I much prefer natural light for photographs. Please have a look and let me know what you think!

My Etsy shop isn’t going anywhere, but I am so excited to branch out and expand. We’ve been working at really honing the aesthetic of the shop, and choosing pieces we love, rather than what might be a good selling item. What terrible business acumen, ha ha ha! Call me soft, but I believe that if I fall in love with something, there’s someone out there who will feel just as strongly as I do about it.

Now that things are rolling in that department, I can get back to spending more time here. Huzzah!

Fox and Rook // Black Friday Sale

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Fox and Rook // Black Friday Sale

The countdown begins.

Do you go out on Black Friday? It never used to be a thing here in Canada, but it sure is now. Personally, you couldn’t pay me enough to go out tomorrow. I’ll be doing a little shopping from the comfort of my own living room. If you are so inclined, come and check out the Fox and Rook shop. Everything will be marked down by 30%, our biggest sale ever. Four days only!

Wear it // For Little Ladies

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Wear it // For Little LadiesMy five year old, who is currently wearing multi-coloured leggings, a plaid skirt, a strawberry-print pajama shirt and mis-matched socks, helped me choose these charming pieces. It’s funny, because for a short spell, I really tried to get her to dress properly. You know, in seasonally appropriate, colour coordinated clothing. It didn’t take me long to realize that she is happier wearing what she likes, and if she’s happy, I’m happy.

Occasionally, I let out a wistful sigh when I see B’s little friends, neatly attired in hip-kid outfits, chic hair accessories and darling shoes. But really, if my kid wants to have hair like Ponyo’s dad, so be it. If she wants to tie scarves around her waist and pull her socks over her leggings, that’s okay too. She’s doing her own thing, and I hope she always does.

My kid loves fashion, and despite what it might look like, she is quite picky about her clothing. Her quirky ensembles are part of her magnificent character, and I certainly wouldn’t want to change that. These little ones only get to be kids for so long. Let them dress up and have fun while they still want to.

I am quite proud of little B’s curatorial assistance with the above selections. I really love Italian children’s wear designers Babe & Tess, and what’s not to love about the children’s lines done by two of my grown-up favourites: Chloé and Isabel Marant. My little one was particularly enamoured of the Scotch & Soda beaded collar, and the Zara boots, but made it very clear that she would like to ask for all of these items for Christmas. Good luck, kiddo.

Clockwise from top left:

Scotch & Soda // Wooden Beaded Collar Necklace

Oeuf NYC // Wild Thing Crown

Chloé // Biscuit Knitted Scarf

Isabel Marant // Pop Bracelet

Zara // Leather Ankle Boots

Babe & Tess // Sleeveless Fur Style Cardigan

Caramel Baby & Child // Tyne Dress

Wear it // Black and Blue

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Wear it // Black and Blue

I love the pairing of dark blue and black. There’s nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone, by adding a little bit of royal blue and navy to your otherwise black wardrobe. I mean, we wouldn’t want anyone to worry. Seriously though, I remember when it was un grand faux pas to mix navy and black, and now I simply can’t get enough!

Clockwise from top left:

Dolce & Gabbana // Nail Lacquer in Peacock

Liat Gilad Jewellery // Trio Drops Necklace

Girl by Band of Outsiders // Blanket Coat

Acne // Lucida Merino Black/Navy Opera Gloves

Madewell // Skinny Skinny Ankle Coated Motorcycle Jeans

Guerlain // L’Heure Bleue

Swedish Hasbeens // Zip It Victoria Boots

Love it // DNR_MYNT Mynt Chandelier Earrings

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DNR Mynt - Mynt Chandelier EarringsI’m so excited by DNR_MYNT jewelry, by LA designer, Rachel Bagan. I dig the contrast in every piece; natural woods and metallics, clean geometric forms and whimsical shades. These chandelier earrings are so gorgeous, and her other pieces are equally as stunning. Check out the coolest friendship necklace you ever saw and these stacking rings. Right? Heck, yes.

$50 Fox and Rook Giveaway via Messages on a Napkin

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Want to win a $50 gift certificate to Fox and Rook? Of course you do! Head on over to Messages on a Napkin, and enter our awesome giveaway. The contest is open for one week, and is open internationally. While you’re there, check out Marlen’s super fun fashion blog! She has a self-proclaimed “penchant for anything vintage, grandpa-like, and thrifted.” So adorable! She has oodles of great ideas for styling your vintage pieces, and totally on the pulse of all the fantastic vintage sellers out there. Go see, enter our giveaway and have fun!

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