Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Laura's Top Three Wish List

Christmas is creeping up on us quickly and is just around the corner! Coincidentally, the month of December is when I start noticing more and more things that I suddenly decide I absolutely need. Normally, I would try to convince myself I don’t need to get that sparkly necklace even though it would look perfect with that outfit in my closet. But with Christmas, I don’t resist temptations. I just take detailed notes about the item, and with my fingers crossed, casually slide the page across the table to a loved one. The new arrivals at I Heart Accessories have definitely caused me to start making mental lists of things I want for myself, and for others. After all, it is the season of giving, it's not ALL about me. However, this post is. Here is my "Top Three Wish List" from I Heart Accessories.

1. Scarves

I love scarves. Soft, silky, patterned or plain, I love them all. Many times the perfecting detail of an outfit is a scarf in a matching or contrasting colour. Every time I Heart Accessories gets new scarves I get a little excited and look them all over. This is why I definitely have to include a scarf on my wish list. 

Our new infinity scarves are so soft and plush that I immediately knew they would be perfect for filling this gaping hole in my accessories. You really can’t help but want to cozy up with one and I know they would not only look amazing, but also help keep me nice and warm.

2. Pom Pom Hats

Now why ask for just a scarf when you can get a hat too? It's Christmas, remember? When I first saw our pom pom hats I just couldn’t figure out how I have survived this long without one. They come in a variety of styles and colours. With one of these and a matching scarf, I can relax knowing that not only are my ears warm, but I look pretty great too. Was that vain?

3. Feather Headbands

This is the last thing on my list (at the moment). They have a sleek black band with a feather detail on top in a variety of colours and patterns. With all the style options, it has been impossible for me to narrow it down to just one. When I am at school working in the studio, I always have to wear my hair in a ponytail for safety reasons and because it is easier to concentrate. One of these hair bands will take my ponytail to the next level and make it less a matter of safety, and more a style choice. Who says you can’t look good while following the rules and being safe? I'm taking a stand.

I usually never know what to ask for at Christmas, but being a part of I Heart Accessories definitely helps with that. So, if any of my family and friends are reading this, consider this my subtle hint at what I would like under the tree this year. 

With Heart


Monday, November 14, 2011

Winter Snapshots

AHHH! IT'S WINTER! Almost. Good thing we have some stylish cozies to ease us into the the frigid temps. We snapped some pics of our new arrivals, as well as one of yours truly. I tend to do this once in a while...but only with winter wear...?! Not sure why. Anyway, stay cool. And by stay cool I mean, stay warm.  

With Heart,


Thursday, October 13, 2011

HUE to the ResCUE!

Fall is here. As much as you don’t want it to be, it’s here. And although bare legs and sandals just won’t work anymore (this past weekend was an exception), this doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your cute skirts and dresses, it just means you have to add a little extra warmth.  This is where we save your life: we have a bunch of new Hue tights and socks that will complete any Fall look. Feel better? Good.

Either patterned or plain, adding a pair of tights underneath your dress, skirt, or even shorts, can add the extra warmth you need to brave the changing seasons. Our Hue tights come in a range of neutral colours that are sure to go with any outfit you have. We are carrying opaque tights, sweater tights, and if you overdid the turkey this past week, we’ve got some control top.  Here are a couple recent looks we like, paired with a simple black opaque tight. Nicole and Zooey know what's up.

Faves of the moment: our HUE Pointelle Tights in Grey

So you’re thinking – “what if my legs are already covered with those things called pants?”. Don’t worry, we’ve thought of you too.  Last night as I ran to and from my car multiple times in the rain storm, with nothing but ballet flats on my feet, I was really wishing I had some cozies on my tozies.

Luckily, we have some socks that feel just like your favourite baggy, cozy, knitted sweater which are perfect for under boots, and others that you can wear with flats or a dressier shoes.

Here's the deal. HUE socks and tights are made with incredible quality. We are pretty loyal to this brand, since we have personally fallen in love with everything we've ever tried from them. In a nutshell, they don't ride up, fall down or run. They do what they're supposed to do, feel most comfortable, and they look great. What more could you ask for? 

Let us fulfill your leg/foot wear needs this fall. We've got you covered.

With Heart, 


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Does this look similar to your accessory collection?

It’s okay, you don’t need to feel ashamed. We all have the balls of tangled chains, missing earrings, bracelets strewn across our table, and rings scattered throughout the room. It is a fact of life really, something all accessory lovers have to find a way to deal with. Half the time we spend getting ready can be on hunting down and untangling the accessory we desperately want to wear. When you are strapped for space and time, sometimes keeping everything in little dishes and drawers just isn’t an option, and organization seems impossible to achieve. It is time to take a stance, time to teach your accessories whose boss and as much as they want to, they can’t take over your entire room. Claim back that time spent searching and untangling. Your schedule will thank you for it and suddenly, getting ready will flow much smoother. Hey, you may even be able to reunite a few earrings with their pair during the process, or discover the long lost ring that you’ve always loved. I know we really don't have to tell you this, but I Heart Accessories is here to help you with all your acessa-mess woes.

We recently restocked on a wide range of jewellery stands and accessory organizers in a bunch of styles. Some are whimsical and fun, while others straight to the point and very serious about their job, but still look good. The great thing about these pieces, is that they display all your things so you can see everything in one glance. Often, when things are kept in dishes or drawers we have to search through them to find what we want and a lot of the time we even forget about some pieces that we own. Our organizers can help you quickly see what your different options are for completing your outfit and make sure that nothing great gets lost in the crowd.

My favourites of the bunch are the tree shaped ones that come in three different styles. We have used these to display our jewellery for quite a while and have always gotten compliments on them.  They have twisted branches so your necklaces, bracelets, and rings don’t slip off as well as loops to hook your earrings into. Pick up a tree and have fun decorating it with all your jewels, the final product looks amazing and almost like a little art piece.  

We also have a range of holders in silver that can be for more specialized purposes. For those of us that have more earrings than we can count, there are holders that have rows of holes perfect for all styles of earrings. With these, you can easily keep track of all you have and not worry about missing pairs. There are also some with straight bars that are great for sliding bracelets onto or hanging and looping your necklaces so you don’t ever have to frustratingly untangle some chains. 

De-cluttering the accessa-mess can be a headache and often falls to the bottom of our list of things to do. It is easy to just toss items on the table or in a drawer while rushing to get ready, but this just results in scratched, lost, and tangled things that cause even more pain later. Save yourself the heartache, and come take a peek at how we can help your life. At least in the accessory department.  

With Heart, 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Time for a Change

My most recent personal accessory choice has been inspired by this week's back to school extravaganza.  Maybe it's because all those Staples commercials got me in the mood, or the fact that I never know what time it is...? but recently, I have decided to wear a watch. This is a big deal for me, as I've actually never been a watch person. The Mr. in my life is the opposite. He has an entire collection of watches that he perfectly matches with each outfit, as well as their very own case, with leather interior to boot. He's got this whole watch thing down...and I must say, I enjoy knowing that even if I don't know what time it is, he always will.

I have purchased myself many watches...and even remember my dad giving me a Snoopy Tennis watch exactly like this one:

But I never cared that it told time. I just enjoyed watching Snoopy hit the tennis ball. This watch is pretty cool, am I right?

Evidently, I haven't changed a bit. When we received our new shipment of watches last week...I excitedly unwrapped each one just to see the beauty of shiny newness. "Which one will I buy myself ?!?" went through my mind a few times. Then "Who am I kidding?...I'm not a watch girl." Which is true, I'm totally not. Call me a rebel, but I just don't feel as though I NEED to know what time it is badly enough to wear it on my wrist at all times.

I do however, enjoy bling. So naturally, when I saw this sparkly baby, I knew it had to be mine. And it is. It's on my wrist right now. I don't even know if the time is right on it, nor does it matter. It's just so pretty.

So - necessity or not, I have decided to follow in the footsteps of my significant other, who clearly knows the drill when it comes to timepieces. Meaning, I'll need to treat myself to more of these lovelies, to go with more of my outfits. It just so happens that we have quite the nice collection on our shelves at the moment. Here are a few that I've been spying with my little eye.

So, maybe I've become a watch girl. People can be watch people for different reasons, and those reasons don't always have to include knowing the time.  Once I find my Snoopy watch, I will have started a collection of two...soon to be many. This is a milestone.

With Heart,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Laura's Faves in Fall Trends

Gorgeous trends are starting to make an appearance for fall! There are way too many amazing styles and materials popping up on runways to cover them all, but I thought I would go over some of my favourites in the accessory world.

Once again, we're in luck. Fall runways are showing big, statement pieces in a variety of styles, and you know how much we heart statement! Some are pulling from art deco and gothic influences while others are going back to vintage styles with large metal chokers and cuffs. Collar necklaces are the common style being seen, with tons of beads and chains to make sure all eyes stay on you. I must admit, in the past, I've gone more towards simple, dainty pieces for myself, but since I started working at I Heart Accessories, I'm pretty excited to leap forward and commit to one like this for fall...

...or maybe this?...

Cuff bracelets are big this Fall with lots of studs, leather, and sparkle. 

 Leather Studded Cuffs, $19

We are also seeing large metal cuffs of plain or hammered metal, keeping it simple yet adding impact such as this one on a Michael Kors model. 

Check out I Heart's lovelies...

I'm also loving that I see animal print and texture everywhere for this fall. Leopard, snakeskin and fur seem to be the top three. 

This reversible bag (personal case included) is available for pre-order on our website. 

 Lindsay Phillips Switchflops, Available in-store only, $95

And for the colder months, we have hats similar to this Adrienne Landau style coming in.

Finally, neckties and more masculine looks are making us smile. This Moschino model is sporting a slim grey ascot. In the shop, we do have a basket of silky scarves in a variety of colours and patterns that would be perfect to use for this look. 

 And let us not forget our friends at Handsome & Lace, who are always right on trend with ALL of their pieces, and have hand stitched this awesome piece just for you.

So, although we're seeing things a little more rough, hard edged and a slightly less flirty, things are still looking as interesting as ever for the next few months. I'm so excited to see what we get and even more excited to share it with you. Stay tuned!

With Heart, 



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Champagne & Cupcakes

We are so extremely excited for fall that we are hosting an open house in honour of it! Come celebrate with us on August 25th. Sip some champagne and nibble on some cupcakes as you browse our new fall collections, shop with 20% off everything, and get a mini makeover with the amazing Arbonne cosmetics!

Hope to see you there!

Don't forget to R.S.V.P!

With Heart,


Monday, August 1, 2011

Pre-orders for Fall

Our pre-orders for fall have started to roll in, and although we hate the idea of cooler weather, we're pretty excited for new collections! We'll be adding these and more to our NEW ONLINE SHOP!! for pre-orders, and "asap" shipping once they arrive.  Judging by the attention they've already been getting, these beauties will not last too long. Grab'em while you can, and be all set for fall!



For questions or to pre-order, give us a call at the shop at 416-792-1271, or email us at info@iheartaccessories.ca

With Heart, 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Laura's 3 Shop Faves

I love blog posts like this because they give me a reason to walk around the store and examine all our lovely items. We have been getting in a lot of new pieces lately, here are my three favourite at the moment.

Feather earrings are HUGE right now. They are definitely the trend of the summer, and since we try to stay on top of those, we just got a bunch of really nice ones in. Our feather earrings come in all different colours so you can go bold with pink or be subtle with grey. There aren’t any rules on how to wear these so some are choosing to wear a pair and others are wearing just one. It is really up to you what you think looks best. We took this into consideration and are selling our earrings as $12 each or a pair for $20. Some our fave celebs rock them too. 

A couple years ago I made an imprint of a leaf on some silver to turn into a necklace. I thought I had done a pretty good job of capturing all the veins, until I saw a pair of earrings we recently got in. These earrings capture all the intricate veins on the back of a leaf and the detail is just amazing! It was love at first site with these and I am very tempted to snatch them up for myself. They are $24 and if you are interested, I suggest you act fast before I decided to get them for myself.

A bonus is that they are also super shiny and while making some new dare to compares earlier, I stumbled across these similar leaf earrings by Silver Rush that are $208.50, so the price is right too.

When I was checking out all our new merchandise, this necklace stood out to me the most. With rows of peach, purple, and pink beads on a gold chain, the combination of these colours is what drew me to this necklace. It is girly, fun, and cute without being over the top, and the colour combination is just perfect for summer.

It is a little bit of a blessing and a curse working at I Heart Accessories. I get to be surrounded by beautiful things all the time and I can’t complain about that aspect. The only downfall is the temptation. I often find myself wanting to buy things every time we get new products; this post is a perfect example of that. Come on in and check out our new jewellery, taking advantage of the 20% off summer deal. If you are having trouble deciding, feel free to ask me anytime what my current favourites are, because I can guarantee I will have some. 

With Heart, 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Sale! Summer Sale! Summer Sale!

 I think it is ingrained in us all to love good sales, our hearts leaping with the excitement of a great find on clearance. All of you out there that love the rush you get when buying something you love at a discounted price should stop, breathe, and take a second to think about this. We are having a Summer Sale!

First and foremost, all of our Jewels are 20% off the regular ticketed price. At already great prices...we are pretty much GIVING our baubles away. Don't make us shove them in your pockets. 

What else is on sale? Clutches, purses and messengers. That's right! At up to 50% off...you can seriously get an AMAZING shoulder pal for $29. These are some of our faves.

Right now, the shop is overflowing with scarves of all colours and patterns for $20 each or 2 for $30. Now you may be thinking, it is summer and why would I want a scarf? The weather this year is a little all over the place, so instead of a light sweater you could try a scarf to add just a little bit of warmth on days that are cooler. We all know it is wedding season, and these scarves could definitely apply. Some of our scarves are wide enough that they could be used as a shawl, just bring in your dress or describe it to us and we can help you match it up.

We love these sassy beauties!

Also, scattered throughout the store we have a bunch of lovely little promos...

Add some pretty to your purse with one of these change purses, only $6.

We also have some brand new cuff bracelets that are leather with studs and rhinestones for $19. They all have 2 size options which as someone with tiny wrists, I can appreciate. 

So, I know what you're thinking. And, well, you're right. I Heart Accessories IS the best place ever. Hope to see you soon!

With Heart,