Style Bee - 19th Ave Dress

19th Avenue Dress

09.28.16

Next up this week during my ode to Canadian designers I’m sharing this ridiculously easy Fall look. The linchpin of the outfit being what I can only describe as one of the most glorious dresses I’ve ever slipped into. The 19th Avenue Dress is a new gem from my latest minimalist obsession LLOYD. The collection is designed and made in Vancouver by Mira Campbell and Kathy Hamagami and I immediately fell for their sophisticated take on easy silhouettes in earthy tones and natural fibres. I’d been looking for a Canadian line like this for so long and was thrilled to finally find one! I will share more on my struggle to find responsible Canadian designers I truly love in a day or two. But for now it’s all about this dress!

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I kept the look super simple with just a pair of ankle boots, a circular clutch and some large-and-in-charge earrings to round it out, literally. Now, there’s a few reasons why I’m totally smitten with the 19th Avenue Dress, which are:

FABRIC | It’s made from a gorgeous heavyweight Tencel® unlike any I’ve tried before. Imagine the most beautiful dense silk, now times that by two, and pretend it’s wrinkle resistant (like really resistant), machine washable and made sustainably from trees. Then you’ll be somewhere close to this magical textile. It has the most beautiful, buttery drape and an almost suede like sheen that makes it fluid and slinky without every being clingy. You guys it’s just so good.

SHAPE | Give me a dolman sleeve pretty much any day of the week. Sure, it’s not ideal for under sweaters but I have an older cocoon coat that works great and that duster I’m obsessed with was made for them! I like the cuffs rolled a bit to keep it casual and appreciate the open but not gaping neckline. A mid-calf length can be dicey but the thick 1″ hem and ample back slit help keep it from feeling/looking dowdy. Oh and a center back seam is the perfect extra detail it needed.

COLOUR | Olive, sage, moss, fern, thyme…you name the muted green and I’m into it. This is considered olive and it’s about the most neutral a green can get. I love it with white, black, navy, merlot, whiskey and all the good rich Fall tones right now.

POTENTIAL | I love that this dress is great as is, completely on it’s own, but would also pair well with a thick knot belt. The silky fabric makes it’s great for wearing over tights too. I’d even toss it over a turtleneck with a pair of skinny jeans and some chunky heeled boots for a cozy fall look. I dare say this number might just have to join me in my Fall 10 x 10 challenge (starting next week!). I adore my Georgia Midi, but somehow this dress fills a totally different role in my closet and I can’t wait to wear it again asap!

Anyway, if oversize dresses are not your thing that’s cool, but if they are, I highly recommend the 19th Avenue Dress. It comes in a light Sage and a Denim Blue as well, which are both gorgeous. Alas, it’s safe to say this will certainly not be the last piece from LLOYD I add to my closet and we’re already planning a more in-depth collab later this Fall, so stay tuned!


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Before I go I should also note that these are the largest earrings I’ve ever worn and I am obsessed! I usually don’t like big earrings because they’re too heavy and after having pierced ears since I was 7 I have to be careful. But these are suuuuper lightweight and just dangly (that’s a real word apparently) enough that I feel them move but they’re not fussy or annoying. These are the Nika Earring by Michelle Ross and if you’re into the big earring trend (it’s a major one for FW16 that I’m down with) definitely check them out. I allllmost opted for the Kiya earring instead because those vintage resin flowers are incredible!

Ok, now I’ll let you get on with your day! 


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19th Ave Dress c/o LLOYD* | Circle Clutch from the OPELLE x STYLE BEE collab no longer in stock but I LOVE this one | NIKA Earrings c/o Michelle Ross* | Mars Boots by Rachel Comey


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  1. Martine says:

    Yeah, because I love oversized dresses a lot, I think this dress is great!!!
    Also the colour is sooo beautiful.
    I’m a autumtype so my closet is filled with greens and also bordeaux.
    Shipping to the Netherlands is expensive but I just bought my own oversized dress from a dutch (amsterdam based) brand Zenngi, in dark green:
    https://www.zenggi.com/dresses/z01-1029-727
    Enjoy your dress 🙂

  2. Crystal says:

    As a fellow Canadian I am loving this series! Thank you for highlight these incredible makers! In Edmonton there is an amazing local (and online) shop called Workhall (http://www.workhallstudio.com/). Have you ever heard of them? Following your blog, I think you would really like their garments and company mandate.

  3. Andrea H says:

    I love your Canadian allegiance, very cool!

    That color really looks great on you, but my favorite accessory is definitely that one on your left hand. 😉

  4. Jess says:

    Hi! Do you Know the designer François Beauregard? He is a Montreal designer, unfortunately you can only purchase in Montreal, I think you would love the minimalism of his clothes and the quality is up there. Also, there is M0851, there coats are a dream for Canadian Winters, along with their bags and scarfs – anyway, they both make all there clothing in Canada- love your blog and love that you are focusing on Canadian talent, we have so much here:)

  5. I’m a little afraid to take the plunge on an oversized dress because I feel like it might swallow me. And/or I would only wear it when I was being lazy and thus not really ever style it to its true potential. Haha! This one is so gorgeous though. Maybe someday…

    • Ah, I totally know what you mean. I generally find them more slimming in really life than in photos. I promise once you take the plunge it will be hard to go back! Haha

  6. karine says:

    this dress looks like one of those go-to pieces – the ‘I want to be stylish but also cheekily so comfortable’ dress that ends up being worn for all occasions. for someone who isn’t in canada I’m loving this series so far – we don’t always get coverage on the north of the border designers, bookmarked both so far x