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5 Fab Plaid Finds


By Ally Onyett, Sep 11

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4 Steps to Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans


By Ally Onyett, Aug 22

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Hot Trend: Stackable Rings


By Ally Onyett, Aug 13

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My BTX ('Botox') for Hair Experience at EvelineCharles


By Ally Onyett, Jul 30

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Looking Good & Feeling Cool


By Ally Onyett, Jul 24

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My PBA Experience at Sephora


By Ally Onyett, Jul 17

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Stampede Purse Essentials


By Ally Onyett, Jun 25

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Sweet Treats for Father's Day


By Ally Onyett, Jun 10

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The Work-to-Patio Dress


By Ally Onyett, Jun 06

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When in Doubt, Go Nude


By Ally Onyett, Jun 02

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Springsentials Week 6 - Jewellery & Gifts!


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Springsentials Week 5!


By , Apr 29

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Springsentials Week 4: Footwear!


By , Apr 22

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Springsentials: Week 3


By Dalia Nasr, Apr 15

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Springsentials: Week 2


By Dalia Nasr, Apr 08

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Springsentials: Week 1


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Rihanna: Fashion Icon Award


By Dalia Nasr, Mar 25

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H&M <3 Kids


By Dalia Nasr, Mar 20

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Life on The Fringe


By Dalia Nasr, Mar 19

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9W <3 InStyle


By Dalia Nasr, Mar 07

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Holts Soiree 2014


By Dalia Nasr, Mar 05

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Spring Ahead to Spring - Please?


By Dalia Nasr, Feb 25

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide


By Dalia Nasr, Feb 06

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide


By Dalia Nasr, Feb 06

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Nailed It


By Dalia Nasr, Jan 21

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Celeb Winter Style


By Dalia Nasr, Jan 09

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By Ally Onyett, 2014-09-11

Back in the 90s’ anything and everything plaid was in, from grunge men’s flannel shirts worn on teenage girls to cute dresses, long tunic tops, blazers and winter outwear. Like many 90s' trends, this one has come full circle and we are seeing some of our old favourites back in store windows and on the runway this season. Here’s just a handful of plaid pieces we love…...

4 Steps to Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

By Ally Onyett, 2014-08-22

For some of us, shopping for the perfect pair of jeans is like finding the perfect bathing suit—it’s something you need to put a bit of time and effort into, and some days, can feel near impossible. To get some expert advice on this daunting task, I turned toStyleista, the CORE’s personal stylist team, to provide me with some of tips and tricks on finding the perfect...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-08-13

Stacking rings is one of the summer’s biggest trends that we can't help but love. There are many options for stacking rings. Whether you're pulling from your own collection, or purchasing a beautiful new set like this surprisingly affordable five-piece Pebble & Pearl collection fromMaisonBirks($275), you really can't go wrong. "Stack two or three at a time, and don't feel you have to stick to wearing the...

My BTX ('Botox') for Hair Experience at EvelineCharles

By Ally Onyett, 2014-07-30

Last week I had my very first experience withEvelineCharles'new luxury hair treatment—BTX for Hair. This revolutionary deep-conditioning treatment has only been available for a few months, and I felt privileged to be able to test it out and indulge in an afternoon at this high-end salon. Little did I know, I was the perfect candidate to receive the treatment; tangly, long, blond, dyed and fried hair, full...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-07-24

Last weekend I attended a beautiful outdoor wedding. While I was sitting in my seat admiring the bride, I couldn’t help but notice some of the guys around me who were trying to keep from melting in their suits under the hot sun. We women can easily get away with a breezy sundress and open toe sling-back for a summer wedding, but the men in our lives...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-07-17

I recently discovered thatSephoraoffers complimentaryPBAs (Personal Beauty Advisors). Put simply, a 90-minute consultation and custom make-over with one of their Beauty Experts in a private studio space. This unique program is not offered at every Sephora, and in Calgary, is exclusive toThe CORE’s location. The service is complimentary with a $125.00 product purchase. I booked my PBA with Missy on a Friday at 2:00 PM. I highly...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-06-25

We’ve come up with a list ofStampede Purse Essentialsto keep you looking and feeling your best,from that first pancake breakfast to that last country song. 1) Long Lasting Lipstick Not only do we like its rich Rasberry colour,Estēe Lauder’s Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstickis fade-resistant and enriched with apricot kernel, shea butter, and murumuru butter. Best of all, it should outlast a mini-donut or two. 2) Blotting...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-06-10

Looking for a treat to satisfy your father's sweet tooth? Here are a few of our top picks for Father's Day. Purdys Chocolatierhas a wide variety of Father’s Day treats to satisfy even the pickiest chocolate lover.You can’t go wrong with their box ofDad’s Snacks—a combination of their famousSweet Georgia Browns,Hedgehogs,Chocolate Chewie Mountain Mixbar and their creamyPeanut Butterbar. If you’re hosting a family dinner this weekend, cupcakes...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-06-06

The patios are starting to fill up after work, and if you want to secure your seat, there’s no time to go home and change out of your office attire. The key is an outfit that will transition seamlessly from your daytime look, to something cute and fun for after work drinks. A bright poppy dress like this green pleated one fromH&Mcan do the trick. Also check...

By Ally Onyett, 2014-06-02

As a rule of thumb, if you don’t know what to wear on your feet this summer, go nude. A nude pump can complement almost any outfit and does wonders for your legs, making you visually taller and slimmer when paired with any dress or skirt. They are a wardrobe staple and worth spending money on. Duchesses of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s L.K. Bennett London “Sledge” nude pumps...

Springsentials Week 6 - Jewellery & Gifts!

By , 2014-05-06

Springsentials: Week 6 Jewellery & Gifts As 6 weeks of amazing Springsentials picks come to a close, we thought we would finish it off with some glitz and glamour. Think of this as a sparkly SHEBANG! Maison Birks: Birks Freshwater Pearls, $795 Luminous and exquisite: exceptional quality pearls with high luster, smooth surface and radiant colour. Swarovski: Tribal Necklace and Earrings, $410 Inspired by animal prints and...

By , 2014-04-29

Springsentials: Week 5 Health & Beauty Everyone loves to feel pampered. Take care of yourself with these beautifying picks. Sephora: Upside Down Mascara, $26 This must-have double-brush mascara enables you to create volume, length, curl, and definition. For ultimate volume, use the open wand by placing lashes between the upper and lower mascara brush to coat each lash with 360° of volumizing pigment. To achieve a wide...

Springsentials Week 4: Footwear!

By , 2014-04-22

Footwear We’ve been wearing our boots for a while now and at this point, it’s probably safe to say that we are beyond ready for pedicures and sandals (although the timing is questionable). Luckily, these spring picks are safe for well-kept tootsies, as well as those that may not quite be ready yet – because we never know when Mother Nature might rear her ugly head. Nine...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-04-15

We are at the mid-way point in our Springsentials campaign, which seems like the perfect time to showcase some yummy, spring inspired treats. WEEK 3: SPECIALTY FOODS Yogen Fruz: The Hero Healthy and refreshing frozen yogurt! The Hero is a cheesecake mix-it topped with red, white and blue sprinkles and a Captain America or Black Widow froyo topper.Don’t forget to follow Yogen Fruz on Twitter: @yogenfruz, Facebook:www.facebook.com/yogenfruz,...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-04-08

Our first week of Springsentials has officially come to a close. We gave away some great prizes last week and look forward to awarding even more! Remember, we still have 5 weeks worth of prizes to give away, and we aren’t kidding when we say these are some pretty epic and stylish gifts. To enter, simply snap a selfie with one of our featured items and upload...

By , 2014-04-01

Welcome, CORE loyalists! We are thrilled to finally launch Springsentials with you. Over the next 6 weeks, we will be talking hot spring picks from different categories and be giving you TONS of free prizes along the way. Wanna win? Upload a selfie featuring one of our Springsentials onto our COREShopping Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page with the#Springsentialshashtag. If you’re on Pinterest, create a board featuring some...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-03-25

Rihanna will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2nd. We have always been inspired by Rihanna's style - 2012 Grammys, anyone? Congrats, RiRi! Well deserved.

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-03-20

H&M has officially launched their kids catalogue! Take a look at these stylish cuties and download a coupon for 20% off your entire kids purchase here: http://catalogs.hm.com/hmcom/4014KIDSSPRING/CAEN

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-03-19

How amazing is this fringe leather jacket that Miranda Kerr was spotted in? We're feeling inspired. This is perfect for Stampede Style in Calgary. Only a few months away, people! Time to start shopping...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-03-07

Nine West is continuing their partnership with InStyle.Together, they have expanded the limited-edition collaboration into a full-fledged accessories collection, with new styles for both Spring and Fall 2014. 9W♥InStylerepresents the first editor-designed partnership that combines the industry insight of InStyle’s fashion editors with Nine West’s footwear and accessories expertise. Priced from $120 - $149, the Spring 2014 collection offers a sophisticated approach to the season’s shoe must-haves;...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-03-05

When planning for prom, wedding and special occasion features, take your inspiration from Holt Renfrew’s assortment of red carpet worthy dresses, handbags, jewellery and more. From sweet and romantic gowns to sleek cocktail attire, Holt Renfrew is the destination for the hottest new trends in spring and summer soiree attire.

Spring Ahead to Spring - Please?

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-02-25

At this point, it seems like the winter is going to drag on forever. Just when we think there might be some light at the end of the tunnel, the deep freeze sets in again and we are left wondering if we will ever be able to wear spring clothes. While we are wishing and waiting, it's still fun to look at the upcoming spring trends and...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-02-06

Cupid's arrow is looking to strike this time of year - if you're lucky enough to be his victim, you may be wondering what to get the object of your affection this Valentine's Day. We've got some suggestions for you, starting with the basics: FLOWERS We can't think of anyone who doesn't like flowers and Orange Tree Floral Designs has taken them to another level. These "Roses...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-02-06

Cupid's arrow is looking to strike this time of year - if you're lucky enough to be his victim, you may be wondering what to get the object of your affection this Valentine's Day. We've got some suggestions for you, starting with the basics: FLOWERS We can't think of anyone who doesn't like flowers and Orange Tree Floral Designs has taken them to another level. These "Roses...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-01-21

There are so many fun nail trends going around right now. Here are some of our favorites: The Accent Nail Textured, glittery or solid, the accent nail is as chic as it is fun. The Long and Pointy Nail Long and pointy nails are as stylish as their shorter counterparts. Try this trend if you're feeling bold. The Dark Tips Whether black, navy or forest green, dark...

By Dalia Nasr, 2014-01-09

It's always tough trying to think about looking cute when it's this cold and slushy outside. It's often tempting to opt for functionality instead of fashion. However, a few leading ladies have become our style inspiration as the winter drags on. Sure, they don't always live in the coldest of climates - but their outfits are still worthy of admiration! Olivia Palermo Olivia Palermo brightens her day...