Why Spend More On An Item

People always ask: “Why would you spend $300 on a shirt?!”

Besides the fact that I am now addicted to silk and cashmere, I prefer to
look at clothing purchases as an investment. As a 21-year-old student I have
found that I have three choices for clothing: 3 for $20 t shirts that will last 2
washes, mid quality clothing that everyone else my age wears, or distinct
investment pieces. I prefer the third option however I am very particular about
what I will spend on.

These investment pieces answer yes to the following four questions:

  1. Will they physically last 5-10 years?
  2. Are they classic and going to be in style in 5-10 years?
  3. Are they pieces I can carry with me as I finish school and enter the work
    force?
  4. Can I pair it with multiple of my existing pieces for new outfits?

Following the criteria has allowed me to build a stylish, classic, long lasting and
overall affordable wardrobe.

The following outfits all utilize the same silk camisole by Vince. Once piece
that works with a blazer, a vest, and layered with a t-shirt. It easily blends into
business, going out, and casual attire.

 

Sincerely,
Delaney

 

Fundraising Event for Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon

You might recognize one of the Bartenders, our owner Mackenzie Firby!

 

Please join us at our

FUNDRAISING EVENT on

Wednesday, April 3rd

from 6:30-9:00pm

at Two Fifty Two Boutique Saskatoon

 

Enjoy two cocktails and help Mackenzie chose her signature cocktail by voting on your favorite!

Your $30 ticket includes after hours shopping, two cocktails and a donation (a taxable receipt will be issued) to Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon.

Feeling Generous?
Up your donation from $30 to $50- receive 15%
off of your purchase that evening
Up your donation from $50 to $100- receive 20%
off of your purchase that evening
Up your donation from $100 to $250- receive 25%
off of your purchase that evening

There are a limited number of tickets so please RSVP now to info@twofiftytwoboutique.com
We will email you back with more information.

A special Thank You to our official Bar Sponsor Lucky Bastard Distillers.
If you would like to be a sponsor, please email us at info@twofiftytwoboutique.com

Our Semi Annual Outlet Sale is Back!

Your favorite brands are on sale! Items starting at just $20 and up to 70% off!

March 6th to 9th in Regina and March 13th to 16th in Saskatoon!

Dress for Success this February!

 

We have teamed up with Dress For Success Saskatoon for an amazing promotion!

In the month of February, donate a gently used work appropriate item at
Two Fifty Two Boutique for Dress For Success and receive 15% off of one
new item for yourself!

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Let’s help improve the lives of all women in Saskatoon!

*Item must be clean, on trend and in good condition for a woman re-entering the work force after facing adversity.  Does not apply to Sale items.
One 15% discount for one item donated, does not apply to your entire purchase.  Discount to be taken off of the lowest priced item.

Promotion runs from February 1st -28th, 2019. Items can be donated to the Saskatoon or Regina TFT locations for discount.

Am I too old to wear distressed denims?

Well, as an almost 58-year-old woman I’ve asked myself that question several times! Would my 26-year-old daughter be mortified that we could possibly be wearing the same jeans!?

I guess my answer to this question is… heck no! Why shouldn’t I wear them?! However, styling my distressed jeans, as a middle-aged woman, will and should differ greatly from my daughter. She would pair her jeans with a crop top or tighter graphic tee whereas on me – NO ONE – should ever have to see that! I like to keep my top and footwear super simple. A quiet, solid colored silk blouse with gold hoop earrings and leather ankle boots makes me feel confident enough to “pull off” wearing distressed denim.

I love the way FRAME denim and J. Brand jeans fit my “I gave birth to two kids” hips. Both brands are super comfortable, never saggy, and always flattering in the “bummage’ area.

Be confident, be stylish, and always be yourself.

 

Colleen

Gift Card SALE!

Stock up, stock stockings or Merry Christmas to yourself!

It only comes around once a year so don’t miss out!

Can’t make it in? Shop online! Use code GIFTCARDPROMO

PLUS, catch our Pop Up Shop at
Just For You Day Spa, 74 33rd St E Saskatoon
Thursday, December 13th 4-8pm

ruby radish Trunk Shows! November 28th in Regina and December 8th in Saskatoon!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Shop Online and save 20% on your order using code blackfriday18

Shop in Saskatoon and Regina. 50% additional sale is on sale items in store only.

All sales final.

“I have nothing to wear!”- The Go-Tos

Hello lovelies!

 

This morning I was standing in my closet staring at all my clothes, frustrated as can be, thinking “I have nothing to wear.” Let’s be real, every once and a while, I think even the most put-together fashionistas just wish someone would tell them what to wear today or how to style that new blouse. A true testament to this is the age-old question “what are you going to wear?” which I personally text to my girlfriends at least once a week. But through my years of fashion trials and errors, I’ve created a few go to looks to wear when I’m lost, that always look stylish and effortless.

 

Causal

My go to outfit for any casual situation is dark jeans and a neutral colored top, some kind of cute statement jacket (this season I recommend a teddy coat!), sneakers, and some dainty and simple jewelry to jazz it all up. My t-shirt is by Vince, my coat is by op ed, my jeans are by Frame, shoes are by ZCD Montreal, and jewelry is  Elizabeth Lyn.

 

Work

I love blazers for work-wear, as they look very chic, with minimal effort. I wear a blazer (like this beautiful Smythe piece in the photo), black dress pants, a basic blouse, and some killer heels. I usually style the colours and fabrics of the outfit around the blazer as that is the focal piece of the outfit, so if you’re rocking a killer red blazer, an all-black ensemble looks great. My blazer is by Smythe, blouse and pants are by Vince, and pumps are DVF.

 

Dressy

While this outfit may seem predictable to some, I’m a firm believer that classics are classics for a reason, and you can never go wrong with a little black dress, some drop earrings or a statement necklace, and some funky pumps. My dress is by Iro, my pumps are by Ted Baker, and jewelry is by Elizabeth Lyn.

 

In sharing these with you, I hope that next time you have no clue what to wear, you can take a little inspiration from me!

Sincerely,

Mackenzie

 

Shop now!

 

All Things TFT

Hello lovely ladies!

 

My name is Mackenzie Firby, owner of Two Fifty Two Boutique. I have always loved clothes and fashion for as long as I can remember, and it’s that life-long passion that brings me here today. I’ve been thinking for a while now about how I can better communicate and connect with not only my customers, but also my friends, family, and everyone in between. Everyday I get the chance to help women with fashion choices, and maybe get to help them feel more confident and stylish. However, I want to do more, and engage more with all the lovely ladies I know. Because of this, I decided it’s time to revamp our blog, and try something new.

A member of my staff or myself are going to be posting curated blog posts here on this blog, signed by the amazing woman who wrote it. We’ll post regarding a wide variety of topics, including fashion tips and advice, travel, and holiday. I want it to be fun, helpful, and hopefully provide you with more insight into who we are, and the things we love. Make sure to follow us so you get an email notification every time we post, you won’t want to miss this!

Sincerely,

Mackenzie Firby