Second in my series of Island Christmas gift guides is a selection of some of my favourite fashions and accessories that are made or found here on PEI. Growing up and now living on the Island, I admit it's sometimes been a struggle to find unique and stylish items to set my style apart from the crowd. Of course we have the chain stores that most people shop at, but for some reason the cute boutiques that pop up every now and then don't do so well which is disappointing for us fashion-loving PEI ladies. However, lately I have discovered some fantastic accessories and a fashionable line from two talented Island ladies that make it possible to shop stylishly and locally for the fashion lover in your life (or yourself, let's be honest). You can order almost all of my mentions online, but one is a local vintage shop filled with treasures that I just had to share. For you folks who are "from away", consider it yet another reason to visit the Island (items are listed in order clockwise from top left corner).
Dreamboat Lucy's Delphine Dress. Velvet, classy, lovely. I was shocked that I hadn't heard of this seriously great Island line sooner, but I'm so glad I did. They're putting PEI Style on the map!
Green Man Vintage & Vinyl - Okay, so this is a less an item then a place, and you'll have to pay a visit in person, but it is well worth the visit, even if you're from away! Chock full of vintage treasures, it's impossible to NOT find something you love. If you want a one-of-a-kind piece for yourself or for someone on your Christmas list, this is the place to come!
Homemade Cozy Headbands and more! A fellow Island blogger Aimee put the word out that her crafty mum has knit up some seriously lovely headbands and scarves for winter. I admittedly would like one of the cozy chunky scarves for myself. If you want one? Get in touch with Aimee here.
Dreamboat Lucy's Seaglass Bracelet Okay, I'll admit it. I want this bracelet for myself. The talented duo behind Dreamboat Lucy design both garments and accessories, and their jewelry is absolutely gorgeous. I have a pair of their seaglass earrings and they are amazing. Find the whole range on their site here.
Thea earrings are designed and made here on PEI. You may have discovered Dorothy's lovely rose earrings in previous giveaways here on the blog. I have a couple of pairs and absolutely love them. You can either pick them up in person or you can have them mailed. Perfectly pretty stocking stuffers, in my opinion.
The Potter's Daughter - Suzanne is a potter here on PEI, and in addition to helping create the beautiful pottery pieces you can find for sale at Village Pottery, she has also created her own line of clay accessories - necklaces, rings, and earrings. I love her leaf pendant necklaces. You can find them in person in New London or online in Suzanne's etsy shop.
If vintage is your thing, Milk & Amber is a great little etsy shop based here on the island that has some great & eclectic jewelry, accessories and other finds. Its owner, Katherine, has recently launched an accompanying blog of the same name, which you can find here
Last but certainly not least, some adorable earrings from Paper Cakes. Yes, another etsy shop, but also one based here on the PEI. Chelsea's pieces are pretty and sweet - although there are a few pieces with a naughty streak! My favourites were these lovely little earrings, and also this peach necklace that didn't make the collage cut.
Next up in my Island Christmas Gift Guide Series? Words and Songs - a gift guide for the book and music lover in your life! Look for it here next Sunday.