Friday, November 21, 2014

Romantic Styles to Warm Hearts During Winter's Chill




At my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue, we don't believe in sacrificing style or romance for warmth in the deep freeze of winter.  No matter how low the mercury drops, we want to look great for romantic rendezvous. In fact, we want to look absolutely alluring. At Anne's on the Avenue and online at www.annesontheavenue.com, you can find perfect romantic attire for frigid weather.  Here are four of my favourites for winter:

This ensemble is attitude and sweetness all rolled up in one pretty package. We expect nothing less from Tricotto. The sweater top combined with skinny jeans will keep you cozy in the chilly weather. I love the plaid heart appliqu├ęs on both the top and jeans. Look closely at the jeans and you'll see they also have attractive white wash and paint splatters, as well as tiny black polka dots surrounding the hearts. You'll be on every gent's mind in this flirtatious set!




This tunic is simple, yet sweet. This ultra-feminine front tie tunic is perfect for romantic occasions. You can layer it over less-attractive but warm silk underwear. It's available in jade or fuchsia and will go perfectly with jeans or leggings and warm winter boots. Keep this romantic tunic handy for days and nights when the temperatures drop below freezing. Both you and your beau will be warmed by its charm. 




There is something about this lovely, winter-weight dress that reminds me of medieval times. Perhaps it's the elaborate black pom pom trim at the hemlines of the skirt and wide sleeves. I definitely could picture a princess wearing such ornamentation to woo her prince. Perhaps it's the beautiful multi-coloured pattern; reminiscent of a stain glass window from a Gothic church. No matter the reason, you won't go unnoticed in this romantic dress.



You'll literally be wearing hearts on your sleeves in this romantic top. Look closer and you'll see hand painted words like, "love" and "peace" scrolled between the hearts. How sweet and serene! Pair this lovely top with a lovely silk cami underneath. You'll be guaranteed to stay warm in frigid weather while warming all hearts around you.

Do you have enough outfit ideas for a romantic rendezvous yet? Drop by Anne's on the Avenue or shop my online store: www.annesontheavenue.com for these and many other alluring styles. Anne's on the Avenue is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Don't ever forget: Your best style is confidence.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cozy Winter Sweaters from Parkhurst

By Anne Waters


The temperature has dipped dramatically in Canada over the past few weeks. Coupled with snow and a brutal arctic wind, I guess we can say that winter has officially arrived. Or rather, sweater season has officially arrived. I have selected four gorgeous Parkhurst sweaters to show you in this blog. And there are many more available at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue, from Parkhurst and your other favorite fashion designers. You can also order these cozy sweaters from my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com  if you choose not to brave the weather. Let me tell you about them:



This ultra warm sweater is knit in a traditional ski pattern. It features a V neck and pretty snowflakes in the pattern about the upper chest area. It is available in pretty pink for all you snow bunnies out there.  It is the perfect layering piece underneath your Parkhurst cape or coat. 


This head-turning sweater is knit in alternating ultra-thin vertical stripes of black and royal blue. Stylish, twisting cable stripes overlay the basic vertical pattern. The effect is chic and sophisticated. You can easily wear this sumptuous sweater to the office. Paired with your favorite black pants or skirt, it will look stunning.  



This is the perfect all-occasion knit sweater. It also makes a great layering piece. It features a V neck and side slits at the waistline. It is available in denim tweed, pink or coral. You might just find yourself purchasing this cozy sweater in all three of these fabulous colours.



This gorgeous sweater has two features I just love in a sweater. First, it is knit from super soft and fuzzy two-colour yarn. Who doesn't love a fuzzy sweater? They seem to keep you warmer than the rest. Second, it features a lovely braided cable pattern on front. I love the look! This mesmerizing sweater is available in two fuzzy yarn colours: Beige and black or red and black. 

There you have it. Stop in at Anne's on the Avenue today and select your favourites from these stylish, cozy sweaters from Parkhurst. My expert stylists and I would love to help you select the perfect look and fit for your lifestyle. You can find the boutique in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road here in Tecumseh. And remember, these designer sweaters and more are also available online at www.annesontheavenue.com. You can still shop with us, even if you get temporarily snowed in!
Don't ever forget, ladies: Your best style is confidence.


Monday, November 17, 2014

High Style Winter Coats from Samuel Dong

By Anne Waters


Samuel Dong was born and raised in China in a couture fashion environment.  When he came of age, he began his own design house in China. Next, he branched out by setting up shop in New York City. The venture has been hugely successful. He now has showrooms in both New York and Montreal. And he has become an internationally acclaimed fashion design icon. 

I am delighted to carry Samuel Dong's winter coat collection here at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. Most styles are also available in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com. If you love high style, you'll find Samuel Dong's winter coat collection irresistible.  Here are some of the standouts I have in stock for you: 



I love coats that are functional but feature the unexpected, as well. This is just such a coat.  With its longer length, it's sure to keep you warm and cozy. But check out the bottom hemline. It has a billowing balloon bottom. This unique feature is totally unexpected.  It gives this great coat high couture flair. It's available in brown animal print or deep cobalt blue. You'll find yourself strutting around in this beauty both at weekend lunches with the girls and in the parking lot at the office all work week. 

You can tell this fabulous coat is ultra warm just by looking at its heavily textured brocade. It has a sophisticated wide round collar that reminds me of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.  It's black with secondary white perforated stripes. It also features unique quarter-size black dot accents between the stripes. They give this lovely coat signature Samuel Dong flair.



This fabulous coat is available in black. It has a full zip up collar that you can draw high about your face on frigid winter days. It also has a generous swing hemline which makes it extremely feminine and elegant. I'm giving you fair warning: You may get the irresistible urge to grasp the swinging folds of fabric in your hands and twirl about in this coat like you used to when you were a girl.   

These sensational Samuel Dong coats and many, many more from your other favourite designers are all available right now at Anne's on the Avenue. As you can see, these gorgeous winter coats won't be in stock long. Anne's on the Avenue is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road here in Tecumseh. Or shop with us online at www.annesontheavenue.com. Your fashion is our passion!
Always remember, ladies:  Your best style is confidence.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Effortless Neon Buddha Style



By Anne Waters

Neon Buddha is a casual, eclectic clothing line designed right here in Canada since 2006. Neon Buddha fashions from Anne's on the Avenue will fit the bill perfectly if you're seeking a youthful, fresh style and care about the planet, too. The company's stewards, Shannon Passaro and Sebastien Sirois have made sure this eco-friendly preshrunk cotton blend clothing line is made in a safe, ethical work environment in Thailand. Both the Canadian headquarters and the assembly facility in Thailand use sustainable solar energy. They recycle or donate all leftover materials. In addition, 1% of the proceeds from each piece sold are donated to deserving charities worldwide. Here are a few examples of their enticing fall collection. They are available in my premier boutique and online at: www.annesontheavenue.com.




This pretty long sleeve blouse is available in currant (berry red) or white. It features alternating rhinestones and buttons down the front. It also has a lovely scalloped hemline. It is pretty enough to wear to Thanksgiving dinner or that upcoming holiday party. Pair it with jeans or your favourite skinny pants.




This delightfully feminine jacket is available in both pink and jade. I love the ruffle accents around the collar, down the sides and along the bottom hemline. The oversize wooden buttons and deep scoop neck add even more charm to this lovely jacket.




This attractive Neon Buddha tunic top is sure to keep you in high style while keeping you warm. It's available in currant (berry red) or black. It features long sleeves and a roushed front panel with drawstring tie at the bottom. It's a fresh alternative to just throwing on an ordinary plain sweatshirt during those cold winter months.



This enticing jacket is sure to keep you cozy by keeping the wind out. It's available in slimming black. It features a longer length and zipper front. I love the tie details on the sleeves. They add an elegant touch to a practical jacket.

Come preview this exciting eco-friendly brand at Anne's on the Avenue today. My style experts and I are always available to help you select the perfect Neon Buddha pieces to fit your lifestyle. Is your schedule hectic? Don't worry; you can also purchase these comfy styles from my online shop: www.annesontheavanue.com. We would love to see you, though, so do try to stop by the boutique! Anne's on the Avenue is located in the prestigious Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road in Tecumseh.

Above all, don't ever forget: Your best style is confidence!




Sunday, November 9, 2014

4 Striking Tunics for the Work Day Through Cocktail Hour

By Anne Waters


Those of us in business know too well that the work day doesn't always wrap up at 5:00 pm. Frequently, negotiations can continue right through cocktail hour. This means there's just no time to go home and change into evening attire. So what do business savvy fashionista's do? They wear a drop dead gorgeous tunic to the office in the morning. They know such eye-catching attire will blend perfectly into the cocktail scene if need be. Below are a few of my favorite choices from this fall's gorgeous designer line-up. You can find these captivating tunics online at my fabulous relaunched website,  www.annesontheavenue.com and at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue.



Elena Wang is known for her stunning knit creations. This riveting regal purple and black tunic is no exception. The pattern is bold yet sophisticated on top. It transitions at the waistline into a more subtle ribbed pattern in black. For added drama, the sleeves are done in black, as well. This riveting tunic can be paired with your favourite black office pants (I like Raffinalla) or black skirt. You'll be in high style right through cocktail hour.  




This saucy tunic exudes sophistication with attitude. Actually, it is long enough to be worn as a dress with your favourite tights. It is basic black with a twist. It features an attractive textured faux leather vertical stripe up the middle that terminates in a matching boat neck collar.  There is a matching leather stripe across the waistline. Together, the two stripes form an eye-catching cross pattern. This tunic is sophisticated to wear all day in the office. It's also dramatic enough to carry you through cocktails at night.



This is one of my favourite Frank Lyman tunics this season.  It is attractively done in a red, white and black mosaic pattern accented with bronze. This tunic would look fabulous paired with a great pair of pants in any of those colours. This stunning tunic also features faux leather lower sleeves in black. The unexpected addition of leather sleeves gives this tunic an edgy sophistication that easily transitions from office hours to business cocktails.




Turquoise and black are always a winning combination. But Bali Creations has hit one out of the park with this captivating tunic. It features a collage of different modernistic patterns in turquoise and black. The patterns terminate just above the waist in a stylish jagged edge. Heads will turn all day and during cocktails when you wear this captivating tunic.

There you have it: four great tunics to carry you from the office right through cocktail hour.  They are all available now online at www.annesontheavenue.com  and in my boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. Stop in soon and let us help you find the perfect look for your unique needs. Your fashion is our passion! We are located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road in Tecumseh. 

Remember, ladies: Your best style is confidence.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Amazing Coats Now Available at Anne's On the Avenue's Fabulous New Online Site




If you haven't found a winter coat yet, you've just got to check out my fabulous relaunched online website, www.annesontheavenue.com. I've made available online many irresistible designer coats from some of Canada's top fashion design houses. You'll find absolutely irresistible styles from Parkhurst, Luc Fontaine, Samuel Dong and Alison Sheri for starters. These gorgeous coats won't be in stock long. Here are just a few examples to tempt you:



I absolutely love the bold black, white and grey geometric pattern on this knock-out sweater coat. It's perfect for transitional days between fall and winter. It also makes a great car coat. This versatile coat is perfect for play or work. It is sure to become one of your favourite garments.



Leave it to Luc Fontaine to create a gorgeous coat that will get you noticed. I love the big bold silver accent buckles! This fire engine red beauty is perfect to wear to the office or on causal outings. The quilted fabric makes it extra warm and cozy, too.  



This is fresh and eye-catching creation from Samuel Dong. It is a sumptuous taffeta coat with a high couture look. Yet the balloon swing bottom treatment is somewhat playful.  You won't be soon forgotten wearing this fabulous statement coat!



You'll be mistaken for a movie star or royalty in this glamorous Parkhurst faux fur coat. I love the full swing bottom. It gives it the feel of a luxurious cape. There is plenty of room for layers underneath if necessary.

Cold weather has arrived. Don't put off checking out this fabulous selection of coats at www.annesontheavenue.com.  They are sure to go fast! Remember: If you can't decide which of these amazing coats is just right for you online, head over to my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. We are located right here in Tecumseh in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road.  We'll help you select the perfect winter coat for you.
Never forget: Your best style is confidence.


Friday, October 31, 2014

The New Anne's on the Avenue Website is Absolutely Fabulous!



By Anne Waters


We've been busy bees behind the scenes working to give the Anne's on the Avenue website: www.annesontheavenue.com  a smashing new look and feel. I know you're going to love it as much as I do! Now, the selection of designer fashions is bigger and better than ever before. It still features brands you've grown to love here at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. But now, I've added many more designers and styles you will come to crave just as much as your old favourites! Let me give you a preview of some of the fabulous fashions awaiting you at the exciting new shop online, www.annesontheavenue.com:

Alison Sheri: Sophisticated tunics, sweaters, sweater dresses, cardigans and sweater coats.



Bali Creations: Unique tunics and tops, many featuring zippers and faux leather.



Elena Wang: Gorgeous sweaters, sweater dresses, twin sets and tunics.



Frank Lyman: Classic dresses, jackets, tops and pants.



Luc Fontaine: Colourful high couture coats, dresses and tunics.



Marble Fashions: Sumptuous sweaters you won't want to take off.



Neon Buddha: Environmentally sound jackets and tops with a Euro flare.



Rock 'N Karma: Chic and edgy tops, jackets and pants with hand painted details.



Tricotto: Tops, jackets, dresses and pants with an urban attitude.

Isn't this a wonderful line-up? And the new website will feature many more dishy designer brands in the weeks to come. Check it out regularly so you don't miss a thing at:  www.annesontheavenue.com.

So be sure and help us celebrate this exciting new relaunch of the Anne's on the Avenue website: www.annesontheavenue.com. Now you'll be able to shop with us during those frigid, blustery winter days when you dread leaving the house. Just wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, curl up on the couch with your laptop or tablet and a mug of hot chocolate and shop away! Of course, when the weather is agreeable, we'd love to see you in person, too. Anne's on the Avenue is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh.

Never forget, ladies: Your best style is confidence.