Ann Taylor Opening Two Stores in Toronto

This was announced Thursday, but it isn’t clear based on the articles whether this means that there are actually two Ann Taylor stores, or if one is LOFT.  If it is indeed two Ann Taylor stores, my guess is that one of them will be at Yorkdale (long rumoured) and another will either be on… [Continue Reading]

We’re More Likely To Buy From Those Who Reflect Us: Ben Barry

Share Toronto based model agent, Ben Barry is featured in this video discussing how models that are similar-sized/look like the consumer would more likely attract said consumer. Well, DUH! We want to see what something looks like on us. One reason why I, as a petite woman, prefer celebrities over models. While most celebrities have […]

What I Wore to Mother’s Day Brunch

ShareMy husband and I took my parents to a delicious brunch on Mother’s Day at the club where I play tennis and I think we all ate way, way too much (there was just so much food, including poached salmon, tons of salads, a carving station and the most delicious dessert table).   I usually […]

TFI25: Which Greta to Wear?

Toronto Fashion Incubator, an award-winning organization that promotes and supports up-and-coming fashion entrepreneurs celebrates its 25th anniversary on May 3 (yes, THIS THURSDAY!).  They will be holding their annual New Labels fashion show, where emerging designers compete for a coveted $25,000 to help them further their line as well as a networking reception and post-party. … [Continue Reading]

Petite Fashion Challenge 15: Pinterest Faves

SharePetite Fashion Challenge #15, courtesy of  Long Live Classy, asked readers to recreate an outfit from Pinterest a closely as possible.  I have to admit that this was a hard one.  First I had to find a pin that I liked AND it had to work with what I had in my closet!  And because […]

My Petite Camera: The Sony NEX 5N

ShareFor a very long time, I was shooting not only outfit pictures for this site, but runway and other fashion images for DelectablyChic! (and its predecessor, Prospere Magazine) using an advanced point-and-shoot.  However, I knew that if I wanted better pictures, I needed to invest in a better camera, something with interchangeable lenses.  I got […]

Ann Taylor and Kate Spade Join Tory Burch at Yorkdale…(UPDATED – FALSE INFO)

…at least according to the map below. There hasn’t been any official announcement about either store just yet (though I had a feeling that Kate Spade was coming to Toronto last year when they sponsored a TIFF event.  Probably came to scout locations to open, too). Not sure if LOFT is opening as well. The… [Continue Reading]

Coach Classics: Leather Shoulder Purse

Coach’s Classics line, long available online at at many other locations across North America (including Toronto’s Yorkdale store) finally made its way to the Bloor and Avenue Road location.  There was a “preview” for the line a couple of weeks ago when author and TV host/judge, Gail Simmons was in town, promoting her new book,… [Continue Reading]

Five Year Blogiversary Giveaway: Smashbox’s Decades of Style Set – CLOSED

ShareTo celebrate Shorty Stories’ half-decade as a blog (Saturday is the official Blogiversary!), we are giving away Smashbox’s Decades of Style set. This palette, which consists of eyeshadows, blushes and lipglosses, includes colours as well as a guide to put together three of the most iconic looks of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The palette […]