Category Archives: Local Online

Makenew at Love, Me

Anna Gilkerson’s current Makenew collection is at Love, Me Boutique all day today! I was at the shop last eve and  was so impressed by the whole scene. Anna has managed to create collections of vintage clothes with such cohesion and a small footprint.

I love the concept. Recycled clothes are great… but we can feel sometimes like it is second best. Makenew is the perfect antidote. Each piece takes on new life within the theme of the collection, it finds new ways to be worn that are current and in great taste. Kinda like have a personal shopper and a stylist- but you will still spend less than you would shopping new!

Check out the website to see the collections and the great fashion photos (you can shop online too!). http://makenewvintage.blogspot.com/

It is totally worth going to see the clothes in person though. Head down to my favorite shop in Halifax, Love, Me Boutique!

1539 Birmingham St
Halifax, NS B3J 2J6
(902) 444-3668

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Tassel and Fringe

I love earrings. It will be something I really miss in this year of no shopping. I like to have new earrings all the time. A different pair for each outfit really. I guess this addiction has left me with some limitations in my shopping choices because although there are a lot of incredible jewelers in the province there are not a lot whose work I could afford on an ongoing basis. So I was extremely pleased to find Rita Van Tassel’s work in Love, Me Boutique last summer. I got a great pair of bright orange and teal earrings for a perfect $24. I realized later that Rita and I had gone to school together on the South Shore. We met again at the Crafter’s Market in December where I purchased another pair (or 2) of her dangly goods. They are my favorites and I will not tire of them any time soon. Rita’s work is totally stylish, playful, locally made and sustainably sourced. Almost all of her materials are off cuts too small for other projects but perfect for you and your feathery, fringy fancies. You can find her on Etsy at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RitaVanTassel