A Fashionable Valentine

Fashion Editor Alexandra Gunn has some tips to make this your most fashionable Valentine's Day. 
Photos by Winter Lotus Photography

On My List:
1. Flowers from Blue Thistle Florist www.bluethistleflorist.ca
2. The long Canada Goose Mystique Parka ($950) for those extremely cold days
3. Print art from Etsy to update my home décor
4. A big spring purse in a neutral hue or a bright pop of colour.

Say it with Fashion: Spring may seem impossibly far off, but some women are already thinking about warm weather fashion. As the seasons change, so will her accessories so pick up a clutch or spring bag in a neutral or happy hue.

You can’t go wrong with one of these 3 bags. Take a look at what she’s currently carrying and what purses she has purchased in the past. Don’t stray from her style and go with what seems right. If it’s too difficult to decide on a purse, go with a fun and colourful clutch.

Spell it out: Looking for something unique? There are an incredible number of talented artists and independent sellers on Etsy that offer a wide-range of handmade goods. I can get stuck viewing page after page of all the amazing artist and graphic artists who create uplifting art for the home. Be sure to have the print framed or pick up a frame that is a similar style to her current frames in her home.

Let the Flowers do the Talking: Whether you want to spell out your love with a flower wall or send a dozen flowers to your special someone at work, these florists will create an arrangement that will be sure to put a smile on their face.  What should you order? Roses are a classic Valentine’s Day flower, but you’re more likely to get a better bouquet by asking the florist to create something special for your special someone.

My Top Picks

Blue Thistle Florist  www.bluethistleflorist.ca

Blumenstudio in Westboro www.blumenstudio.ca

Wishing you a very fashionable Valentine’s Day!

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