Ending Festival Fashion Week on a High Note! Style Domination and YOW City Style Store Feature: NRML Select

Today’s store feature on NRML Select will mark the last in my weeklong store feature collaboration with Katie of YOW City Style.  This has been one of the most fun projects I have ever completed!  A huge thank you to VAM Boutique, Neon Clothing Corp., Twiss & Webber, Victoire, NRML Select, Vincent and Top of the World for opening your doors to us! We have met a bunch of wonderful people and learned a lot during this process. Best of all, we have made a ton of friends and we are thrilled to feature and promote these boutiques to our readers!

Westboro is one of my favourite neightbourhoods in Ottawa (anywhere, for that matter actually).  Just a little west of the downtown core, Westboro is a wonderful mix of beautiful homes, great restaurants (be sure to check out Pure Kitchen), cool and interesting people, and some of the best boutiques in the city – NRML Select being one of them.

Located on Richmond Road in the middle of Westboro’s eclectic shopping strip, NRML Select is your go-to shop for such luxe brands as Comme des Garçons PLAYWhitney Eve, Mink Pink, Triwa, Rag & Bone and Malin+Goetz. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this spacious boutique.  My little sisters always told me how cool this store was, but I never had the opportunity to check it out. Imagine my delight at seeing a big selection of Daniel Wellington watches and a collection of amazing Rebecca Minkoff bags that I’d never seen before! SCORE!  It was abundantly clear that you could buy an entire festival fashion wardrobe from NRML Select, as they offered a covetable selection of cool footwear, rompers, palazzo pants, bomber jackets, cute tees, tanks, dresses…you name it, they have it and we want it.

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Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Neon Clothing

As a teenager, one of my favourite stores was Neon. It provided the best selection of all of the looks we coveted during the era of grunge, Nirvana and Deee-lite.  I remember rushing to the store when I turned 16 to treat myself to my first pair of Doc Martens, from Neon of course. Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Neon Clothing

Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Twiss & Weber

For today’s festival fashion feature with Katie of YOW City Style, we’ll be focusing on Twiss & Weber.

About a year ago, I was toiling away in my dreary, grey cubicle when I threw up my hands and said out loud: “I need a break.” What do I do when need to decompress and clear my mind?  I go shopping. Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Twiss & Weber

Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Vincent

Little Italy is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in our city.  Some of my favourite restaurants are located here on Preston Street, such as the infamous Giovanni’s and La Roma.  This little area of town is a vibrant, fun area, flanked between beautiful Dow’s Lake and Lebreton Flats…which just happens to be where our biggest music festival, RBC Bluesfest, is taking place.

Last year, I accepted a job in this neighbourhood and often take walks down Preston Street to grab a coffee at Starbucks in the morning.  During one of these walks, I noticed a cute, little boutique nestled between the big Russell Restaurant Supplier and The Moonroom (great tapas and cocktails, btw).  This boutique just so happens to be one of the greatest places in Ottawa to find luxe, in-demand designs.  Let me introduce you to Vincent. Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Vincent

Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Victoire

I am a proud member of Victoire‘s cult following here in Ottawa.  Known for their adorable, one-of-a-kind dresses, this boutique is special and completely embodies all of the advantages of “buying local”.  Named one of Elle Canada’s top six independent boutiques to check out, Victoire is the pick for today’s festival fashion store feature collaboration between myself and Katie of YOW City Style. Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Victoire

Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Top of the World

For Day 2 of our Style Domination/YOW City Style feature, we will be focusing on local heavyweight Top of the World.

I think it’s safe to say that Top of the World is an Ottawa institution. When Katie and I arrived the day of our shoot, I was overwhelmed with good memories as soon as I crossed its threshold.  My besties and I would travel downtown from the burbs in highschool and scoop up graphic tees and tanks by cool brands like Element and Burton. We would tag along with our skater friends as they picked out new decks and trucks to construct their own homemade skateboards.  Those were the days… Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Top of the World

Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Viens Avec Moi Boutique

Welcome to Festival Fashion Week!  With RBC Ottawa Bluesfest starting on July 8th, Katie of YOW City Style and I decided to collaborate and feature a handful of boutiques in Ottawa that will offer some of the best music festival fashion our city has to offer. Be sure to check out my blog over the next week to read about a featured store on a daily basis with its accompanying festival fashion looks.  Also, follow Katie’s YOW City Style project on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/yowcitystyle), Instagram (www.instagram.com/yowcitystyle) and Tumblr (http://www.yowcitystyle.ca/) to see the daily featured looks.  So, forget H&M and Forever 21 for a moment, and read on to get inspired! Continue reading Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Viens Avec Moi Boutique