Not-so-basic basics

Who wants blah-blah boring basics? Not me! Give me unexpected details. Give me subtle attention-grabbers. Give me JNBY. With modern staples (and an eco-friendly slant), their designs each have their own twist.


I should know. I got up close and personal with plenty of them. Like the butter-soft leather jacket with bleached details.


And the sweater with swiss cheese holes.


JNBY’s palettes are often muted, so the looks are all about textures and layers.


Or, in the case of the skirt I opted for, built-in, rough-edged layers. As soon as the holiday parties start I’m going to be wearing this baby all over town. Nothing blah-blah boring about that.

Thank you JNBY for the mini shopping spree!

P.S. We pick a winner on Tuesday, so enter the Summer Ellis Eternite necklace giveaway before it’s too late!

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  • Reply Lianna November 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Love the sweater with “the swiss cheese holes.” Love your description even more! Haha. I’ve heard so much about JNBY, but haven’t yet made a trip down to check out their store. I definately should!


  • Reply Alinka Johnson November 8, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Love that skirt!! Gray has become my favorite fall color!

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  • Reply Kristi November 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Just found your blog. I am a local Vancouver Blogger. Just wanted to say Hi!! :)

  • Reply Kristi November 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Just found your blog!!! :) I live in the lower mainland :)

  • Reply Cicy November 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Gray has been my favourite fall colour too!

    JNBY definitely has some lovable unique pieces. I wrote about their fall/winter fashion show back in September:

    Cheers, Cicy

  • Reply The Backseat Stylers November 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Your photos are AWESOME! And that skirt is just TDF. Curious about the purple top up top too.

  • Reply Chelsea November 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Lovely skirt! Really like the texture of it- it will be so versatile to mix with different things for all the holiday parties you will go to ;)

    Thanks for the well wishing on my shopping freeze! As soon as I start, I check my email this morning to hear about all sorts of sales I have to miss out on! haha.

  • Reply Couture Carrie November 9, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Gorgeous detail shots!
    Love that skirt!


  • Reply Cafe Fashionista November 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Gah! I love, love that skirt. Give it to me now!! :P

  • Reply aliciafashionista November 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hahaha love the swiss cheese sweater, that made me laugh :) Great choice with the grey skirt, I adore the layers and muted colour. Can’t wait to see you style it up this Holiday season xo

  • Reply a stylized hysteria November 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    That leather jacket is making me drooool. Your skirt is great too- I bet you can create a bunch of amazing outfits with it.

  • Reply Kelsey November 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Lianna — You better believe you should stop by. Their pieces are the kinds you’d wear forever.

    Alinka — Grey is great, isn’t it?

    Kristi — Hooray for Vancouver! Hi back!

    Cicy — Oooooh, love your post.

    Backseat Stylers — Good point. I should post that purple top. Will do pronto.

    Chelsea — That always seems to be the way the universe works, isn’t it?

    Couture Carrie — Why thank ya!

    Cafe Fashionista — You’re hilarious!

    Alicia Fashionista — Can’t wait for the holidays either!

    A Stylized Hysteria — That leather jacket made me drool too. You should feel how buttery soft it is.

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