Maximize Your Maxi: 10 Ways to Re-Style Your Go-To Dress

How to give your favourite style staple new life

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Maxi dresses are a wardrobe essential. Not just because they’re comfortable, not just because they’re a one-piece instant outfit… but because that long dress can serve as a basic that you can take almost anywhere with the right completer pieces. To prove my theory, I took the basic Spaghetti Tank Dress ($46) from American Apparel in Saskatoon and re-styled it on model Nicole Romanoff ten times over, all with the help of other easy itms from American Apparel and some killer accessories from Spareparts. Several of these looks are the kind you can even put together with what you’ve already got in your closet although I bet others will inspire a shopping trip. ;) Get ready to maximize that maxi!

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THE SCUMBAGS OF ROTTERDAM

Schorem - The House of Reuzel

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There is nothing better than a fresh haircut to make you feel on top of the world!  To women, the salon is a fun and girly escape to go gab to their hair stylist/part-time therapist (ha!) and leave with a glossy, flowing mane and a new confidence.   Continue reading

Dating in 2014 is Incredibly Weird

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I will preface this article by saying I am the worst at dating – the absolute worst.  I think my track record (or lack there of) speaks for itself.  I could blame my work schedule or my tendency to drink a little too much with my pals but after many years of unsuccessful relationships and adventures I only have myself to blame.  A lot has to with apathy I think.  I really should care more but, you know – it takes a lot of work.  I also live in a funny day and age of romance where our addiction to technology has taken over any actual types of real courtship. Continue reading

Kelowna Spareparts Staff Party

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Looks like it’s that time of year again, staff party time! We all gathered at Josh Barr’s (Head honcho) house for a good old fashioned barbie. There were all of our favorite foods, like veggies, chicken kabobs, Miss Vicki’s (Josh Worsefold’s favorite) and fresh fruit. Not to mention Josh grilled steaks the size of Nixon Blasters. Oh yeah, we were so full after. Continue reading

The Leftovers Is Worth Your Time

HBO's adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel simmers with existential rage

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HBO’s latest television series, The Leftovers, is dour entertainment. In fact, I’m not even sure the word “entertainment” should be used to describe it. Based off of Tom Perrotta’s novel and executive produced by Lost’s Damon Lindelof, The Leftovers follows the inhabitants of a New York town three years after a Rapture-like event known as “The Sudden Departure” made two percent of the world’s population disappear. Continue reading

Congrats to Sunjita, Spareparts $500 Shopping Spree Winner!

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Our new friend Sunjita Kapoor had a great weekend this last weekend! Well, she probably had a great two weekends before that at Jazz Fest shows as well. But on Saturday she came into Spareparts to cash in on her $500 shopping spree and took off with some great finds including a Michael Kors watch, a La Mer watch, super nice Dolce Vita shoes, and Ray Ban aviators! Continue reading