Here we are, the last couple of weeks until Christmas! Can you believe it? Have you finished all your shopping or are you starting to panic as you haven’t set foot in the stores yet? Maybe you’re somewhere in between. I’ve got my ‘list’ but have only bought one present so far. Yikes!

In case you’re running out of ideas or don’t even know where to start, I ran around the store the other day taking pictures of things that I thought be great gift ideas – most with the idea that you don’t need to know sizes or there’s not that awkward moment where you say, “I guessed your size…”. 😉 

First up wraps – gorgeous faux-fur wraps. I’m sure you know the perfect lady who would just love to wrap themselves up in one of these gorgeous babies. This is by Mosnova, $99, one size, and it comes in this fabulous black/purple color combination or all black. Don’t you just love it?



Next up is this fabulous 7-way scarf. So versatile and of course no need to worry about sizing. $110.



And I’d be remiss to not include a piece by Joseph Ribkoff. This outfit is a showstopper with the sleeveless JR tunic ($143) paired with the stunning black shawl by Zozo ($69). 



And finally there’s Sympli. You can never go wrong with Sympli. It looks fabulous on everyone and has such easy sizing. This particular outfit is the Sympli zig-zag sleeve tunic ($205) paired with the zig-zag legging ($160). It looks fabulous in the charcoal and we’ve added this perfect pop of color with the jewelry ($50).



That’s it for now but there’s more to come (I took a ton of pictures!!). Stay tuned for nightwear, slippers, and maybe another outfit or two to give you more ideas. Happy shopping!

Ever wonder what the perfect fit jean would be for you? The jean that is the most flattering but also the most comfortable? Who knew such a thing was possible?! But we have to look no further than one of our favourite brands, French Dressing Jeans, aka FDJ. They’re all about finding the perfect fit that flatters each of our unique body shapes.

FDJ’s biggest selling point, at least to me, is their range of styles – there’s truly something for every ‘body’, as well as various styles to suit your fashion sense. They have different rises (regular, mid, and slightly lower – no low rise, thank you very much!!), straight or curvy (ahem, curvy over here please!), petite or regular inseam (woohoo – jeans I don’t have to get hemmed!), and leg opening (slim or straight for me or I feel extra wide but that’s just me… ). So you see, you can absolutely find the right pair of jeans for you. And did I mention that all styles are designed to lift the ‘behind’ and slim the tummy. Can you seriously ask for anything more from a pair of jeans?! 

Anyway, if you’ve not tried a pair you seriously need to come by and try some on. And check out this video to see the signature styles and who they recommend they fit (though I have to admit I love the Kylie even though I definitely have neither straighter hips nor ‘less curves’ 😉 ). There’s nothing like a comfy pair of jeans that you feel fabulous in! 


I know you are a fashionista (we are for sure!!) so fabulous news ~ it’s time for a fabulous Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show!!!

Join us this Thursday, April 6th, from 4 to 8 pm, fashion show around 6, to enjoy and discover the amazing fashions from one of our top collections ~ Joseph Ribkoff of course! 

Just what is a Trunk Show you may ask? A Trunk Show is an event that gives you the opportunity to view and try on current “hot” styles that we may not have seen yet, as well as upcoming fashions for Joseph Ribkoff’s next season. Even better – orders may be placed with a guaranteed fit! And to celebrate one of our favorite collections, all day long there will be special pricing on all our in-store Joseph Ribkoff fashions!

So come and share a late afternoon/early evening with us from 4 to 8 pm and view new fashions, see some of your favorite signature styles for JR, and definitely discover new ones! Again, the fashion show will begin around 6 pm but do come early if you can to try on your own favorite fashions. Then around 6 pm, our fantastic models will show you the looks for Joseph Ribkoff’s Spring/Summer and early Fall collections. 

Bring along your girlfriend, your neighbor, your mom, your sister, your aunt…the more the merrier… and have fun, meet our Joseph Ribkoff representative, and try on some fabulous clothes! We’ll enjoy friendship, refreshments, stunning new styles and lots of favorites. Can’t wait! 

Location: Close To You, 174 Corfield St, Parksville
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 4 ’til 8 pm, fashion show around 6 pm

And coming soon… Fly London Day, April 29th! Pencil in the date! 🙂