Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas In Paris

Here at Lamania, we're celebrating a Paris inspired Christmas with our cozy eiffel town embroidered sweater, perfectly matched with our blue harlem-style pant for a laid-back look that goes great with hot chocolate by the fireside. 

We completed our Christmas in Paris look with an infinity scarf and knitted beanie. The basic knits add a sense of "warm and cozy" to the look. To take the look from fireside to "out on the town", we dressed it up with a european-chic fur hat straight from Paris with love. A bit of fur adds a little "OH LA LA" to our Parisian inspired outfit. 

On behalf of the ladies at Lamania Boutique, Joyeux Noel de Paris!

Meghan Wels
Lamania Boutique 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fall In Love with Lace

Lace is feminine and yet sophisticated. It's girly and yet classy. It's the IT thing in fashion right now and Lamania is here to show you ways this elegant fabric works in every outfit!

Lace is a delicate detail that allows any outfit to soften up a bit. For instance, you've seen the leather and lace look. Pairing the two together will allow each other to stand out and balance each other out at the same time. It isn't too angelic and it isn't too grungy. Sometimes lace is what makes the whole dress and sometimes it's just a small part in a sweater. Regardless, it adds beauty and posh to a beautiful outfit for a beautiful you.

Here at Lamania, we have many lace pieces. How about going for a cropped high-low lightweight pullover which is perfect as a layering piece over top a dress. It's perfect for those simple dresses you've gotten tired of wearing so many times. It can transform the dress into something entirely new once you throw that lace top over it. Or try pairing it over a tank top with a high-waisted pencil skirt. Put on some red lipstick and everybody will be taking you seriously!

Of course, white lace takes the cake! It really does look like something on top of a wedding cake. It's gorgeous and regal. By adding, a pearl necklace or gold earrings, the look really comes together. It's perfect for a brunch with your best friends, for a family reunion dinner, and for an important business meeting. 

If you aren't the wild type, you can dim it down by adding lace intricacies and details within pieces of the outfit. A lace pullover may be too much for you or you may feel you just don't like lace that much. That's alright! Lace doesn't have to be the focal point of your outfit. But by adding a little bit of lace, it will make all the difference and add texture instantly. It turns your look from boring to eye-catching.

This all black everything outfit is chic in it of itself, but the lace top adds a pop of flare and a dimension to the outfit. It makes the look interesting! If you are unsure how to rock the lace trend, wearing a simple lace top is the first step. It isn't too much because it's supported by the leather-quilted jacket and a showstopper cheetah print hat. The outfit is a sure-fire way to get the party started! Switch up black heels for a pair of black leather boots and you've taken a dinner outfit to an outfit ready to hit the town!

For more inspirations visit Lamania Boutique located on 2109 1/2 Yonge Street, ON, Toronto.

- Melanie How

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Enjoy Fall fully!

Straight from the chic streets of Paris, Lamania Boutique is excited to share with you the missing piece to your Winter wardrobe! The sweater dress collection. It's your favourite sweater and dress made together as one. So now, you can have your cake and eat it too. The versatility of the sweater dress is self-explanatory as far as its name goes - which is that it's a sweater that doubles as a dress. Could it get any better?

Oh yes, it can!

This cozy knit comes in the form of an elongated sweater. And ladies, we all know what that means. They give the perfect amount of coverage to wear with black leggings! Black leggings or opaque tights give the ultimate slimming illusion. But if you're worried about the harsh cold weather, try out our fur-lined leggings (in store now) that will be sure to keep you warm and cozy outdoors. To finish the look, try adding a tuque to the look to play out the knit fabric even more. With some combat boots or heel booties, you can easily dress the sweater up or down.

With zipper detailing at the front and back, you'll be exuding sophistication at your Christmas Party or at the office. It's oversized, yet has a feminine design with fitted sleeves and a v-neck cut that is embellished with a zipper you seriously cannot miss, you will wish you could wear this everyday.

Good thing you can! Lamania Boutique has the Parisian sweater dress available in different colours. Stop by now and treat yourself this holiday season!

- Melanie How