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Vintage Pop Up at the St Louis Hotel in Calgary

Get your vintage clothing fix in August with Second Room! We will be at the Market Collective Summer Activation at the St. Louis Hotel located at 430 8 Avenue SE, Calgary! From August 2 to 25, the market hours are:Fridays 12pm to 7pmSaturdays 11am to 5pmSundays 11am to 5pmFor more information check out Market Collective, and follow us on Instagram @secondroomshop.And don't forget, you can always shop at our Online Shop or Etsy!

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Style Inspiration: Beth Jones

In the first post of our Style Inspiration series, I had to share the genius that is Beth Jones, of BJones Style. Beth is an absolute master at mixing vintage, thrift, and contemporary styles, and her YouTube channel and Instagram are an endless source of inspiration. Beth blends different styles together in a way that is almost magical, and I love how much fun she has with fashion and style. She posts weekly videos on her YouTube channel (which I always look forward to), and one of my favourite series is "What I Wore", in which she shares a week worth of outfits. One of the things I like the best about this series is how you can watch her build...

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So It's 2019...

I've never been big into New Years Resolutions, but I do believe in goal setting, and I think it's very beneficial to make your goals concrete by writing them down. I've been giving a lot of thought to the upcoming year in terms of what I want to accomplish, and I've come up with basically one over arching goal/attitude that can encompass and guide my year. In 2019, I want to give my full effort to everything I want to accomplish; no more half assed attempts. I want to be able to look back on December 31, 2019 and know that I tried my best, and gave it my all. This will apply to many aspects of my life, including...

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Midsize Style

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram these days, which I’m not sure is a good thing, but sometimes really great things can come out of social media, and I believe I have found one of those things; Midsize Style. I stumbled across the hashtag #midsizestyle, and immediately felt like I had found something I had been looking for my whole adult life. I’ve loved fashion since I was a child, but have really struggled with body image and confidence (as unfortunately many of us do), and I always felt like my body type wasn’t really represented in the fashion community. It does feel like in the last few years, there has been more attention to different body...

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Slow Fashion Series: Part Four

In Part Four of our Slow Fashion series, we will be highlighting some brands that operate with an ethical model, so that you can choose to spend your hard earned money with companies that are making ethical choices. Again, I am not an advocate of saying that every single item you purchase should be from an ethical brand (although perhaps in a perfect world, that would be ideal), but I firmly believe even if you choose to make one purchase a year from one of these brands (or other similar ones), instead of a Fast Fashion retailer, you will still be making a difference. Every purchase counts. First off, we have Everlane. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably...

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