Living La Vida Local: Bling on 124 Street

I wasn’t planning on writing another Living La Vida Local post so soon but I found a home decor shop that I have never heard of before and had to share this with y’all right away. Today my pal Cindy and I were going on our own little 124 Street shop crawl and we walked past the coolest looking store and just had to stop. While Bling is new to 124 Street, it is not new to Edmonton as they recently relocated from their space near City Hall over to 124 Street.

Bling at 10612-124 Street

Bling at 10612-124 Street

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Living La Vida Local: Yellow House Consignment

I have been thinking about which local business I wanted to talk about next and I have a great list of places in Edmonton that I love, but wanted to focus on one that is a little newer or maybe less well known, so it’s very serendipitous that I recently learned about Yellow House Consignment. I originally found Yellow House Consignment on Instagram where the owner Miranda posts photos of all the beautiful items she has for sale. I chatted with Miranda for a few minutes at her open house event and learned that Yellow House Consignment has only been open for about 3 months. She said that she does take items in from consignors in addition to purchasing some from thrift shops etc. Miranda is already full for summer consignors, but she may be opening up space for consignors in the Fall – I know that I will probably be contacting her about consigning a few things once I get around to cleaning my closet!

Miranda hosted an open house this past weekend and I was able to pop over after running a few errands to check out everything she had in stock. The quantity of clothing was actually quite surprising to me since Yellow House Consignment is run out of Miranda’s home and items are generally either sold via facebook, instagram or appointments. There were several racks of clothing and lots of these had not been photographed and posted online yet. I wish I had a nice photo to show y’all but unfortunately, the sun was streaming in through the wrong angle for me to capture all the racks. Miranda has a lot of great brands (I saw Anthopologie, Michael Kors, BCBG and more) and she even had items from local designers like Fridget Apparel!

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Wantable Jewelry Box Review: May 2013

I am a bit excited to share with y’all a new subscription box available called Wantable and I am happy to say I got my hands on one of the very first boxes shipped to Canada! They are officially launching the Canadian subscriptions on May 24, 2013 and there are two options available – a makeup box and/or a jewelry box. These boxes are really designed to be tailored to each individual and I did an extensive survey when I ordered my box. As I have so much makeup floating around, I thought I would do something different and try out the jewelry box, although if I had to be honest, I also have too much costume jewelry. The makeup box comes with 4 – 6 premium full size products, while the jewelry box has 4-5 boutique jewelry pieces and again all the items are picked out for you based on the contents of your survey. What I really love about the personalization survey is the option to rank your preferences for certain styles by indicating whether you love, like or dislike something and the best thing is that you will never get anything in the category where you’ve said dislike.

Wantable Jewelry Box

Wantable Jewelry Box

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Randomly Awesome Roundup May 4, 2012

So I have a bajillion things that I want to talk about but they are much too minor to warrant their own blog post (ok I also don’t think I will get around to writing about them all either) so I think I’m going to toss all their awesomeness into a “Randomly AWesome Roundup” henceforth known as RAwR.

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Monday Blues (and greens)

It’s Monday. Seriously I hate Mondays with a passion – probably because it is yet another reminder that I haven’t accomplished everything that I meant to do the week before. I think this is why my body loves to get sick on Sunday night/Monday morning – I mean I get that it’s trying to be helpful and all but that means I have to spend the whole day feeling gross. I would however rather face Monday than be sick (please take notes body). This Monday is particularly awful since we had to time change on Sunday and I hate when I magically (or not so magically) lose an hour of my life due to some arbitrary decision someone else makes (I want to lose time on my own terms!) – Props to Saskatchewan for laughing in the face of time change.

So what can make the Monday Blues go away? A new(ish) purse and shoes! I do love my accessories…

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