Haute Spots – Holiday Gift Guides

It’s Haute Spots day and being the 1st of December, we thought it the perfect time to throw down a little gift guide action…

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

For the Girl’s Girl: 
4. Kessler Toque from Kit and Ace http://shop.kitandace.com/kessler-toque-mc-w15
6. Elle Canada subscription from Elle Canada https://secure.ellecanada.com/magazine-subscription.php?keyw=ccmenu

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

For the Boy’s Boy: 
9. Copper Skull bar spoon from BYOB Cocktail Emporium http://cocktailemporium.ca/products/copper-skull-bar-spoon
11. Bespoke Post box subscription from Bespoke Post https://www.bespokepost.com/box?sr=nav_top

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

For the Host/Hostess: 
15. Voluspa Vermeil Slender Petite Glass Candle – Branche Vermeil from Amazon https://www.amara.com/products/vermeil-slender-petite-glass-candle-branche-vermeil
16. Limited Edition Holidat 2015 Sweet Orange + Bay Essential Oil Incense from Province Apothecaryhttp://provinceapothecary.com/collections/all-products/products/sweet-orange-bay-essential-oil-incense
17. Copper Pineapple shot glasses from BYOB Cocktail Emporium http://cocktailemporium.ca/collections/frontpage/products/copper-pineapple-shot-glasses

christine dovey haute spots holiday gift guides

21. Patty Sunglasses in Cherry Blossom from Bailey Nelson http://baileynelson.ca/collections/womens-sun/products/patty-cherry-blossom
22. “25” on vinyl by Adele from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/25-Vinyl-Adele/dp/B016X9KM5E
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind one of each thank you please:)
x

Haute Spots – Coal Miner’s Daughter

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for another edition of our ongoing Haute Spots series, where we share one of my favourite Toronto shops, along with a curated selection of their fashion, beauty, accessory, home and lifestyle offerings.

Today, I’m so happy to showcase one of my favourite spots for amazingly curated jewelry, one-of-a-kind bags and a beautiful clothing, Coal Miner’s Daughter

haute spots christine dovey coal miners daughter

haute spots christine dovey coal miners daughter

haute spots christine dovey coal miners daughter

haute spots christine dovey coal miners daughter

haute spots christine dovey coal miners daughter

That hide bag though right?!?!?  Obsessed with it. Same goes for the grey wood sweater…honestly the most comfortable/snuggly goodness I’ve ever worn.

xx

Haute House – Not so Basic Basics

With the 5 piece French wardrobe being so popular and when working on a budget, it’s always good to know the pieces to invest in order to get the biggest bang for your buck. Once you have these essentials, you can swap in less pricey, trendy pieces to keep yourself up to speed without having to break the bank!
If you want good quality (and who doesn’t), or you happen to favour a more minimalist look, these items are sure to do the trick time and time again!

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1. What would us gals do without what I call, “the everything bag” because it fits everything in it! Extra pair of shoes? Lipstick? Bottle of wine? No problem! This Brave LeatherOrini in black pearl tote for $275 is your new best friend. http://www.braveleather.com/orini-in-black-pearl/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0
2. Ah the little black dress. Perfect for any and everything! For a versatile pick that is still memorable, check out this Zara dress with back detail for $49.50 http://www.zara.com/ca/en/woman/dresses/view-all/dress-with-back-detail-c719020p2685532.html
3. For seating with a guarantee that it will never go out of style, go for this Kelly Wearstler Belmont Chair in gunmetal for $2,200 http://www.kellywearstler.com/seating/belmont-chair/FCD14007.html?dwvar_FCD14007_color=BLAST&cgid=seating#start=1
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4. Dress them up or dress them down. These Anine Bing Cropped jeans with slit for $199 are perfect for almost any occasion! http://www.aninebing.com/collections/jeans/products/cropped-jeans-with-slit-charcoal
5. According to their website, this is the softest tee you’ll ever touch! Born and bred in Canada and available in black or white, you can buy this KOTN shirt here http://kotn.co/collections/all/products/scoop-white
6. This Ferdinand Kramer lounger was first designed in 1952 and has yet to go out of style! Find it at http://www.klausn.com/lounging
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7. And how would we be able to appreciate any of these things if we couldn’t see properly? This Sovereign Table Lamp at Black Rooster Decor for $455 is functional and fashionable! http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/lighting/products/sovereign-table-lamp
8. While we are on the subject of things worth investing in, original art is an absolute must, like this Cat Woman by Mark McHaley. http://markmchaley.storenvy.com/
9. A good pair of sunglasses will last you forever…as long as you are careful not to drop them. My pick are these Kate Spade Raelyn Sunglasses for $170 http://www.katespade.com/raelyn-sunglasses/RAELYNS,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_RAELYNS_color=001&dwvar_RAELYNS_size=UNS&cgid=ks-accessories-eyewear#start=5&cgid=ks-accessories-eyewear
All things Anine Bing, Kelly Wearstler are my not so basic basics faves..and I don’t think I need to explain about the black leather and cat woman situations…on repeat over and over.
xx

Haute House – Keeping Cool this Summer

The Anti-floral Guide to Keeping Cool this Summer
I should preface this by first talking about how much I love flowers and the fact that I look forward to spending days roaming around a beach in my bright floral print summer dress, sleeping on a hot pink beach towel and drinking out of a coconut, but like candy, too much and I start to get a little sick and need to scale back to my edgy, more subdued, modern looks to mix up my summer wardrobe. So if you’re anything like me, these items will help you stay cool while looking hot no matter where or what you’re doing this summer!
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1) Roller blading? No, roller skating! To indulge in a little good, clean, fun this summer, try these super retro, hella chic Moxi Jungle Roller Skates for $179 at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=31232648&category=A-ENT-OUTDOOR
2) Easy to wear as a dress or bathing suit cover up, this Reclaimed Vintage Shift Dress with Long Sleeves in Breton Stripe for $55 can be paired with black pumps for a night look, or colourful flip flops for the day. http://www.asos.com/Reclaimed-Vintage/ASOS-Reclaimed-Vintage-Shift-Dress-with-Long-Sleeve-in-Breton-Stripe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4852499&CTARef=Recently%20Viewed
3) Although I’d hardly call Kate Spade edgy, this fun Splash Out Beware of Sharks Francis bag makes for a perfect beach accessory, for $198 http://www.katespade.com/splash-out-beware-of-sharks-francis/PXRU5658,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU5658_color=491&cgid=ks-handbags-totes#start=2&cgid=ks-handbags-totes
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4) This super hot Short Jumpsuit with Bow at Waist for $45.90 is both comfortable and versatile for a day of shopping, or a night out. http://www.zara.com/ca/en/woman/jumpsuits/short-jumpsuit-with-bow-at-waist-c399001p2671514.html
5) This Reserved printed beach towel serves two functions, 1) Saving your spot and 2) Keeping you dry. All for less than $25 #worthit http://www.potterybarn.com/products/reserved-printed-beach-towel/?pkey=cpool-beach%7Cpool-beach-towels%7C&
6) These ultra modern Sling Chairs in black and white, or white and yellow are a fun way to add a bold print to your existing outdoor furniture without overpowering it. For $80 each http://www.westelm.com/products/sling-chair-black-white-h1325/?pkey=coutdoor-furniture%7Coutdoor-loungers-chairs%7C&cm_src=outdoor-furniture||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-
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7) Totally healthy, totally delicious, and totally refreshing, this Watermelon Green Tea is the perfect guilt-free summer treat! The recipe can be found here http://www.energymuse.com/blog/favorite-summer-drink-watermelon-green-tea/
8) If you’d like an alternative to the bikini, or just want to feel like Grace Kelly, try this Seafolly Boyleg Maillot suit for $148 http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-swimwear/23716723.jsp#/
9) Want a stylish version of the flip-flop? Might I suggest these Tory Burch Miller Patent Sandal for $195 in electric blue or nude. http://www.toryburch.com/miller-patent-sandal/22158564.html?start=5&cgid=shoes-sandals&dwvar_22158564_color=996
Bathing suit and striped dress on summer repeat please.
xx

 

Haute House – Playful Pieces

With the everyday hustle and bustle it can be hard not to get wrapped up in the seriousness of our everyday lives, which is why this week’s trend is pulling playful pieces that will add quirk and charm to your daily lives. Whether it be a novelty item, a nod to our furry friends, or simply something placed out of context, these items can bring warmth to a clean room, or reveal more of your personal style.
Whether you consider yourself a minimalist, or prefer a more eclectic vibe, these items are sure to add flavour and make your ordinary look an extraordinary one!
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1. These Jonathan Adler Utopia Cat (and Dog) stoneware for $40.17 are reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s dollar store masks in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the perfect addition to ensure your breakfast is sunny-side up! http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jonathan-adler-utopia-cat-stoneware-mug/3767715?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=1459
2. To add charm and personality in an ultra sophisticated way, try framing your favourite old movie poster like this Funny Girlone that can be ordered online for just $20 http://www.amazon.ca/Funny-Girl-Movie-Poster-11/dp/B004BFSB9C/ref=pd_rhf_sc_p_img_3
3. This funny Fish Flask from BYOB Cocktail Emporium for $29 makes for a fun host/hostess gift, or a cute counter-top accessory!
haute house playful items christine dovey style
4. Ah Kate Spade. Every. Time. I can’t help but love every new thing that comes from this brand and this Cedar Street Flamingo Maise for $278 is no exception! http://www.katespade.com/cedar-street-flamingos-maise/PXRU5918,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU5918_color=191&cgid=ks-handbags-view-all#start=12&cgid=ks-handbags-view-all
5. I must admit I have a soft spot for cat everything, but even if you consider yourself more of a dog person, you can still appreciate these Kitty Velvet  Cat Embroidered flat by Charlotte Olimpia. For $495 at http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Charlotte-Olympia-Kitty-Velvet-Cat-Embroidered-Flat-Black-Gold/prod97050039/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like
6. In case you were wondering (or hoping), Wine O’clock is a real thing. Pick this up for a girl’s night in, or just a cute little pick me up at the end of the day. If anyone tries to interrupt you, just point to the label #enoughsaid. http://www.wineoclockwine.com
7. Hello gorgeous! Even though this parrot won’t repeat you, it is still a beautiful and fun way to add some personality to your home. This Gold Dipped Parrot From Black Rooster Decor is $91 at http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/accessories/products/gold-dipped-parrot
8. One of the originals in combining art and fashion, Elsa Schiaparelli never ceases to disappoint us. This Trompe l’oeil dresswith its embellished back is part of her Spring/Summer 2015 found http://www.schiaparelli.com/en/collections/haute-couture-printemps-ete-2015-les-looks/
9. These S/4 Gold-rimmed Agate Coasters, provide an additional layer of luxe to your living and dining room for $75 at https://www.onekingslane.com/product/53801/2400187
Playful whimsy is my favourite because let’s face it, a little irreverence is always a good thing when it comes to design/life/fashion etc.
xx

Haute House – Graphic Florals

“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”
Though it might not be the first time we’ve seen florals trending, this latest version of bold and graphic floral prints freshen up this season and put a bold twist, on a classic we have all come to appreciate. Though often considered ‘pretty’, ‘girlie’, and ‘whimsical’, the florals we are talking about are luxe, modern, and larger than life! These prints are able to stand alone, or can be paired beautifully juxtaposed next to a graphic stripe or bright colour.
Regardless of how much or little you add, these printed products pack a big punch of design inspiration, and can easily breathe some fresh air into your existing look.

 

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1. Slip your feet into these versatile New Look Two Part Multi Print Flats for only $25.39 at http://www.asos.com/New-Look/New-Look-Two-Part-Multi-Print-Flat-Shoes/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3874722&WT.ac=rec_viewed&CTAref=Recently+Viewed
2. Pair these graphic Designer’s Guild Watelet Dinner Plates from Putti Fine Furnishings with bright colours, or vary different sized prints for an eclectic meal to remember! http://putti.ca/collections/designers-guild-tableware
3. I will never tire of DVF’s famous wrap dresses, and this Jadrian Wrap Dress in hot pink is no exception for $468 at http://world.dvf.com/dvf-jadrian-wrap-dress/D917801A15W.html#cgid=hp_carousel
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4. This Kate Spade Stelli Dress will have you coming up with different occasions to wear this day and night! For $448 at http://www.katespade.com/stelli-dress/NJMU4683,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_NJMU4683_color=313&cgid=ks-clothing-dresses-and-skirts#start=26&cgid=ks-clothing-dresses-and-skirts
5. This gorgeous Bean of India Pendant from Black Rooster Decor comes in small and large, making it both a versatile and unique focal point! For $360(small) and $605 (large) at http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/lighting/products/bean-of-india-pendant-small
6. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want, and it is this Victoria Beckham Simple floral-print leather tote for $1,195 in all its hot pink, floral glory!
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7. Now you can actually see through rose coloured glasses with these Floral Designer Styled Glasses at http://www.polyvore.com/floral_designer_styled_sunglasses/thing?id=100712775
8. This neon floral piece entitled New Year’s Poem created by Canadian artist Thrush Holmes, can be found at http://www.mikeweissgallery.com/artist/Thrush_Holmes/works/2424/#!2424 along with his other imaginative works.
9. These 7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny in white & Navy Floral are not your Grandma’s print, but still sweet enough for her to appreciate for just $139 at http://www.7forallmankind.com/store/productdetails.aspx?productid=9728&colorid=20743&sli=1
Graphic florals…they’re just so pretty and edgy all at once.
Oh and one day I’ll own a Thrush Holmes piece…for realz.
xx