Happy Holiday Dressing

The festive season has many stresses, but running to the mall for an outfit the night before an event should not be one of them! Lucky for you we're not even in the mall.
We too have parties galore and we know the power of a great look. Dress up for the people you haven't seen since last holiday gathering, dress festive because why the heck not, and dress comfortably because it's the season of over indulging.
We've put together some of our favourite looks guaranteed to stand out amongst the sea of ugly Christmas sweaters

Model: Callie Wexler
All looks available in store and our stylists are happy to assist you through this crazy time (one gift for someone else, two gifts for you)
 

Parker Welsh Embroidered Ruffle Blouse $228

Parker Welsh Embroidered Ruffle Blouse $228

John & Jenn Sweater $149 Tiger of Sweden Wool Pants $299 Tiger of Sweden Leather Heels $249 Go from the office to post work drinks in this outfit

John & Jenn Sweater $149
Tiger of Sweden Wool Pants $299
Tiger of Sweden Leather Heels $249
Go from the office to post work drinks in this outfit

Is it even really the holidays unless you wear Velvet?  Muche et Muchette Crushed Velvet Dress $259

Is it even really the holidays unless you wear Velvet?

Muche et Muchette Crushed Velvet Dress $259

DryLake Sequin Dress $189  Ideal for the woman that wants to show off but not show everything

DryLake Sequin Dress $189

Ideal for the woman that wants to show off but not show everything

Suncoo Sequin Skirt $195 BB Dakota Studded Top $106

Suncoo Sequin Skirt $195
BB Dakota Studded Top $106

Ted Baker Floral Pants $289 Ted Baker Silk Bow Blouse $295  We are OBSESSED with this outfit for any occasion and both pieces are easily separated into other killer outfits  

Ted Baker Floral Pants $289
Ted Baker Silk Bow Blouse $295

We are OBSESSED with this outfit for any occasion and both pieces are easily separated into other killer outfits
 

John & Jenn Louisa Dark Floral Sweater $165 Just Female Pleated Midi Skirt $130 Ted Baker Azalia Boots $325  This outfit is easy and comfortable but still hella chic

John & Jenn Louisa Dark Floral Sweater $165
Just Female Pleated Midi Skirt $130
Ted Baker Azalia Boots $325

This outfit is easy and comfortable but still hella chic

Play with ruffles and lace this season Velvet Ruffled Lace Blouse $160

Play with ruffles and lace this season
Velvet Ruffled Lace Blouse $160

We say it every season, and every season one needs a new statement jacket! Our pick is this sparkly blazer from Maison Scotch Metallic Jacquard Blazer $299 Tiger of Sweden Stretch Cotton Pants $229  

We say it every season, and every season one needs a new statement jacket! Our pick is this sparkly blazer from Maison Scotch Metallic Jacquard Blazer $299
Tiger of Sweden Stretch Cotton Pants $229
 

Parker Velvet One Shoulder Top $228

Parker Velvet One Shoulder Top $228

Maison Scotch Slogan Sweatshirt $129 Ronny Kobo Mini Skirt with Buttons $248 Ted Baker Azalia Boots $325

Maison Scotch Slogan Sweatshirt $129
Ronny Kobo Mini Skirt with Buttons $248
Ted Baker Azalia Boots $325

Parker Velvet Dress $234

Parker Velvet Dress $234

Hello Christmas Party in the front .... DryLake SS Sequin Dress $179

Hello Christmas Party in the front ....
DryLake SS Sequin Dress $179

...Hello NYE in the back!

...Hello NYE in the back!

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Gotstyle!

Holiday Gift Guide For The Gals

If we could be professional gift shoppers we would be. Our love is overwhelming for the cute, kitchy, knick knacks that fill in the gaps of the big box presents this time of year. It also gets harder every year to give gifts that you haven't already given to those special people in your life. Just remember the better the gift you give them, the better the one they hopefully will get you!

Here are some great gift ideas for all the gals in your life, or for yourself - we don't judge. 

We've got you covered from head to toe!
Featured (top/left to right/bottom)...
Rella Embellished Toque $110 | Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield $185 | Le Specs Sunglasses $110 | Wolf Circus Studs $64 | Jenny Bird Pollux Hoops $95 | Jenny Bird Fallingwater Collar $275 | Izola Bobby Pins $12 | Odeme Pocket Mirror $35 | Flashionista Metallic Tattoos $24 | PJ Salvage Flannel PJ Set $99 | Izola Nail Set $29 | Bobette & Belle Cookbook $35 | The Holiday Rum Punch Set $59 | Falke Hoisery $44 | Opelle Issa purse $325 | Opelle Meena Bag $330 | Ela Clutch $350 | Ted Baker Faux Fur Slippers $109
 

Close Up: Opelle is a Toronto based bag brand that you need to check out. The Issa cross body bag comes in this red, a forest green and a classic black. $325

Every girl knows how frustrating it is to not have a nail file when that horrendous moment your nail snags. These pocket sized files are the perfect stocking stuffers.
Nail Kit $29
Matchbook Nail Files $12

Works of art for your feet! These Canadian made beauties are sure to wow whoever is lucky enough to get them! $38

Ted Baker slippers come in the pink or the black. Can we wear these to work? $109

When they probably own everything but it's time for an upgrade...
Featured: (left to right)
Fraanklin Reversible Scarf $105 | Girl Squad Tee $66 | Le Specs $110 | Bloom Book by Estee Lalonde $28 | Happy Socks $15 | Nixon Mini Blaster $110 | Odeme Candle $69 | Multicoloured Fur Pom Toque $125 | Lacoste Carnaby Sneakers $195| Mujjo Tech Gloves $49 | Herschel Town Backpack $64

Fraanklin Scarves come in a few styles, and each scarf is reversible! Trust us, you need this in  your life - er your secret santa does. $105

Our most frequently asked question in store is "why does your store smell so good?"
Well these don't smell like our store but they smell damn good and everyone loves to smell nice. $69
 

Herschel Bags will suit anyone on your list. Canadian made in a variety of styles and colours but all at an affordable price
Dawson Backpack $70

Lacoste also makes a sporty winter shoe so that black ice doesn't ruin all your holiday plans. Grab these black beauties for only $195

There's less than 12 days left till Christmas, and lucky for you we are open everyday until then! (Christmas Eve till 5pm!) Come visit us in store!

PS. Obviously we know it's not all about the ladies during the holiday season, check out the gift ideas for every man in your life here:  http://blog.gotstyle.ca/general/gift-ideas-for-every-man

Holiday Party Dress Guide

Some people start thinking about what they're going to wear to their Christmas party months in advance. Most of us scramble last minute and struggle to find that one dress that will remind everyone of just how fabulous we are. To help you find something special this season we'll take you through the classics of a holiday wardrobe so you're sure to wear something that promises to raise heads and holiday spirits.

Words and Styling by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins | Model Bianca Teixeira

Classic Red

Everyone loves a woman in red. A classic red dress is ultra feminine but can quickly go from classy to trashy. This dress by Ted Baker ($360) shows just the right amount of skin. It's perfectly constructed to flatter the female figure with a layer of lace to add a touch of elegance. 

Cobalt Blue

If there is any colour that looks good on almost everyone it's cobalt blue. The royal colour is bright enough to be considered festive yet subtle enough for those of you who feel uncomfortable in anything other than black. Choose to look very lady-like in this fitted long sleeve lace dress by Ted Baker ($375) or simply cool and casual in this inverted triangle dolman sleeve dress by J.Lindeberg ($229).  

Sparkle and Shine 

If we're honest with ourselves, we can really only get away with wearing sparkles on Halloween. Sequins, however, can fill that void during the holiday season. Make your New Year's celebrations brighter than ever in this 1920s flapper-style dress by Velvet ($279). 

Ornate and Geometrical

Mesmerize in a stunning print like this one from Torn by Ronny Kobo ($325).

LBD

We all have one and if you don't you're making life a lot harder for yourself. That's because everyone knows you can never go wrong in a little black dress no matter what the occasion. Opt for a jazzy LBD like this one by Ted Baker ($375) with an embellished neck line and ultra flirty flared skirt. Or try on something more edgy with sex appeal like this laser cut neoprene dress from Torn by Ronny Kobo ($338).  

Winter White

Anybody who tells you you can't wear white after Labour Day is sadly mistaken. In fact, wearing white in the winter months is very chic and sophisticated. Take for example this peplum-style dress by Stylestalker ($265) with it's dramatic glam.

Dress Alternatives

Don't feel like wearing a dress? You can party with the rest of them and look just as festive in a bedazzled blazer or embroidered jacket like this bolero jacket from Essentiel ($535). Or you can really shake it up with a stunning two-piece set like this blazer and skirt combo from Stylestalker (blazer $265, skirt $178).  

All clothing and accessories available at Gotstyle Distillery District location.