Dress Guide: Summer Weddings

It’s that time of year again… Summer wedding season! We all have one or two friends tying the knot in the summer heat, so we’ve compiled a few of our favourite dresses to stay cool, look elegant, and dance the night away! ¬†Included in our picks are pieces from the spring/summer collections of Ursa Minor, Atelier Delphine, Black Crane, and more.

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The Black Crane Pleats Dress has an elasticized waist for easy wear in a classic silouette. Made of 100% cotton. Pictured here in Charcoal.

 

The Black Crane Pleats Dress in Lemon Yellow is a gorgeous color for summer weddings. Made of 100% cotton.

The Black Crane Pleats Dress in Lemon Yellow is a gorgeous color for summer weddings. Made of 100% cotton.

 

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The Black Crane Wrap Dress has perfect swing for a wedding dance floor, with the elegance of a high neckline. Made of 100% silk, pictured here in Grey. Also available in Charcoal and Gold.

 

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This Atelier Delphine Crescent Maxi Dress has a subtle elegance with dulled gold trim around the hem. Made of 100% silk, in Black.

 

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This Nice Things Sailor Dress has an effortless 70’s vibe, in a beautiful bright blue. Perfect for that wedding by the sea, with white piping running along the straps, bust, and waistline.

 

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The Ursa Minor Kathe Dress in Terra Cotta is a simple, easy to wear piece for your indie summer wedding. Made of 100% lightweight linen. Also available in Black.

 

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The Romy Dress from Ursa Minor in Terra Cotta offers a feminine flair in a figure hugging wrap dress, with a modest hemline. Made of 100% Linen. Also available in Cream.

 

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The Work-Shop Navy Pocket Dress offers an elegant alternative with a drop waist pleated to perfection. Accessorize with heals, diamond studs, and a red lip for your formal wedding! Made of 100% cotton.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Hey, Hey! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, swing by the shop – we’d love to help you out. In the meantime, here are some suggestions!

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We got some new cotton hamman towels recently. These make lovely towels, throws, shawls, tablecloths, beach cover-ups, etc. They pair really nicely with locally made Happy Spritz aromatherapy sprays, too!

 

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Locally made leather tote bag from AW by Andrea Wong. A great modern shape.

 

Looking for something a little sassy? Okay, maybe not for YOUR mom, but maybe your kid's mom?

Looking for something a little sassy? Okay, maybe not for YOUR mom, but maybe your kid’s mom?

 

The Torte Top from local design house, Vestige, is so pretty. And it's made in Vancouver!

The Torte Top from local design house, Vestige, is so pretty. And it’s made in Vancouver!

 

Jewelry is always appreciated, especially in the form of a Pyrrha talisman necklace. Locally made.

Jewelry is always appreciated, especially in the form of a Pyrrha talisman necklace. Locally made.

 

Got a practical mom? Pehr drum bins are new to the shop! Great for storing all manner of stuff and make great laundry baskets, too. Just don't make your mom do your laundry on Mother's Day.

Got a practical mom? Pehr drum bins are new to the shop! Great for storing all manner of stuff and make great laundry baskets, too. Just don’t make your mom do your laundry on Mother’s Day.

 

Enamel storage containers and mini cookbooks for the mom who loves her kitchen.

Enamel storage containers and mini cookbooks for the mom who loves her kitchen.

 

Gorgeous linen dress from Ursa Minor. So pretty. Made in Montreal.

Gorgeous linen dress from Ursa Minor. So pretty. Made in Montreal.

 

For the new mom or mom-to-be: nurturing teas to support her in any stage of pregnancy and beyond. Paired with a lovely handmade teapot or mug? You're so thoughtful...

For the new mom or mom-to-be: nurturing teas to support her in any stage of pregnancy and beyond. Paired with a lovely handmade teapot or mug from Eikcam Ceramics? You’re so thoughtful…

Gift Guide Part Four: For Her

Here’s some of our top picks for the ladies – where do we start? Whether she’s your BFF, significant other, mom, sister, boss, daughter….we think you’ll find something just right for her. These are just a few ideas – so much more in the shop. And we love helping people find the perfect gift so come on in and talk to us!

 

The softest t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They're thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

Super soft and cosy t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They’re thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

 

Simple, elegant  and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We've got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

Simple, elegant and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We’ve got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

 

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

 

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

 

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

 

To go with the ring holders... small handmade dishes which ideal for holding earrings.

To go with the ring holders… small handmade dishes which are ideal for holding earrings and other small objects.

 

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals - fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn't have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals – fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

 

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

 

We don't think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

We don’t think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

 

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

 

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in black and oxblood.

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in matte black and oxblood.

 

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

 

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

 

 

The Fall 2015 Launch of Vestige is this Thursday!

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Please join us for a very special evening this Thursday, November 5th from 5-7pm. Local clothing label, Vestige, will be here to launch their Winter/Fall 2015 Collection. Meet and chat with the designer herself while you have a few sips and sweets. And we’ll be holding a draw for a lucky winner to receive a piece of clothing from the collection! Please RSVP to hello@muchandlittle.com. We would love to see you there! xo

Fall Clothing is Arriving!

So timely… now that the temperature has dropped about 20 degrees seemingly overnight, we’re getting our first (of many) Fall deliveries.

Black Crane and Josi Faye have arrived in the shop. And we are happy to introduce two new labels to Vancouver: Miranda Bennett Studio and Wolcott:Takemoto. Miranda Bennett is based in Austin, Texas and focuses on timeless small-batch pieces, using botanically dyed textiles. Wolcott:Takemoto hails from NYC and produces clothing that is elegant, minimalist and has great detailing. Take a peek below.. we hope you love what you see! xo

 

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Black Crane Slim Dress in Mustard. Also comes in Black and Deep Forest. Nice frayed edge hem detail.

 

Black Crane Quilt Dress in Dark Purple; also comes in Deep Forest. So cosy.

Black Crane Quilt Dress in Dark Purple; also comes in Deep Forest. So cosy.

 

Shift Dress in handspun silk from Josi Faye. You heard me... handspun silk.

Shift Dress in handspun silk from Josi Faye. You heard me… handspun silk.

 

Josi Faye pleated skirt in handspun silk, paired with Fog Linen tee and Baggu leather purse.

Josi Faye pleated skirt in handspun silk, paired with Fog Linen tee and Baggu leather purse.

 

Miranda Bennett Everyday Top in Russet silk noil. Also comes in Black.

Miranda Bennett Everyday Top in Russet silk noil. Also comes in Black.

 

Miranda Bennett Muse Dress in Black silk noil. Super versatile.

Miranda Bennett Muse Dress in Black silk noil. Super versatile.

 

Miranda Bennett Tribute Dress in Indigo Bull Denim with convertible leather belt; tie it in front, wrap it around the back or remove it altogether.

Miranda Bennett Tribute Dress in Indigo Bull Denim with convertible leather belt; tie it in front, wrap it around the back or remove it altogether.

 

Miranda Bennett Tour Dress in black silk noil; play with the belt by tying in front or back.

Miranda Bennett Tour Dress in black silk noil; play with the belt by tying in front or back. Below the knee length.

 

The Carkeek Top from Wolcott:Takemoto is super soft brushed cotton. Love this neckline and bracelet length sleeves.

The Carkeek Top from Wolcott:Takemoto in super soft brushed cotton. Love this neckline and the bracelet length sleeves.

 

From The Sleep Shirt. Yes it is a sleeping tunic, but we would wear it as daywear without a hint of hesitation. In classic Blackwatch Plaid.

From The Sleep Shirt. Yes it is a sleeping tunic, but we would wear it as daywear without a hint of hesitation. In classic Blackwatch Plaid.

From Archerie…

The flattering and classic shape of the Darted Shell Dress from Archerie is so good that we had to get it in three fabrics.

Instead of having the waistband sit right at the natural waist, it hits at the bottom of the rib cage, making it flattering for so many body types (yes, even us high-waisted types that can’t wear most tailored dresses, or feel like a stuffed sausage with traditional waistbands).

With weddings, proms and summer parties right around the corner, these are perfect – so classic and pretty.

Archerie is designed and made in NYC, and focuses on quality, timeless, feminine pieces.

 

Red striped seersucker. The perfect garden party frock.

Red striped seersucker. The perfect garden party frock.

Fabric detail

Fabric detail

From a distance the pattern looks like a classic houndstooth...

From a distance the pattern looks like a classic houndstooth…

...but it's actually unicorn heads!

…but it’s actually unicorn heads!

And you can never go wrong with classic navy in a subtle crinkle cotton.

And you can never go wrong with classic navy in a subtle crinkle cotton.