NOTE- This post was written when this blog was known as gracieandjess.com ~
Jess – Okay, so once I officially closed Shop The Authentic (Mad Monkey Clothing) I began my search for online Canadian women’s clothing shops I could shop from since I could no longer shop from my shop. Can you tell I love to shop? I mean who doesn’t? Maybe you don’t?
I came across Denise Boutique one day on Instagram & from that day forward I fell in love! They carry some similar brands that I stocked for Shop The Authentic with but also some really great brands I had never heard of before as well. They do try on hauls via Instagram stories @deniseboutiques which I really love watching! If you live in the Burlington, Ontario area you can even shop in person as they are located in the Mapleview Centre! Best of both worlds!
Their online shopping experience is really great! When I owned my online shop that was my number one goal. To make sure whether you’re shopping on your phone, iPad, or computer you can view everything in a clean & aesthetically pleasing way! I’m really loving their online vibe & that’s one thing I’m personally really picky about when I’m shopping online! Denise Boutiques carries brands like Smash + Tess, Gentle Fawn, Amuse Society, Rails, Good American, & many more really cool brands. You should totally check them out! Click here to shop their NEW ARRIVALS!
Here’s a break down of what I got!
The Cindy by Paige Denim – The fit is great! I got my usual size. What I really love about this pair is the straight leg with the distressed hem! It’s totally on trend all while being a good classic go to pair of denim. The wash is the perfect one to wear all season too! Which really excited me! I’m wearing a 25.
Confetti Destructed Sweater by POL – I love this sweater! I mean you can’t go wrong with any kind of sweater really. . . As I mentioned above I’m a big fan of pieces you can style all season & I truly feel like this is another good one. It will keep you warm & cozy during the cold months but would totally look cute paired with some shorts in the Summer! I’m wearing a Small.
Midnight Dance Blouse by Sage The Label – Okay, so this is me trying to get out of my style comfort zone but not really! I really love the stretchy bodice of this top. The flowy sleeves were a little out of my comfort zone but I have to say I think they really compliment the style of this top. They are growing on me! Again you could wear this all season! I need more of these “statement” type tops as I tend to just wear T-shirts most of the time. I’m wearing a Small.
When Jess introduced me to Denise Boutique, I had a flash back of my time at Mad Monkey Clothing. The brands, the vibe, the fact they are women owned and operated sent me right back to my retail days. I absolutely loved them!
We approached Denise Boutique and asked them if they’d be willing to collaborate with us. We didn’t want free products (because that’s not why we blog) and they were so supportive and eager to jump in! Jess and I ordered some beautiful pieces online and they not only delivered quickly but their customer service was exceptional and their packaging and unboxing experience was nothing short of special.
Here’s what I got! Eeeeee! If you’ve seen me in public lately, you’ve probably seen ALL of these clothes! It’s all I’ve been wearing since the haul!
Paige Mayslie Jogger – These pants are made for cool Mom’s! Or cool people, you don’t need to be a Mom! They are comfortable, have stretch and look freaking so good. I chose the army green colour, also available in black. I am huge fan of denim and Paige makes an incredible fit. I had to size down in these!
Heartloom Allie Top – This beauty of a blouse didn’t last long on the Denise website! I posted one picture of it and after a few inquires I heard it had sold out! And, no doubt! It is comfortable, long sleeved for those chilly holiday parties and has a slight rib in the velvet fabric. Oh-so-cute!
Sadie and Sage All Eyes Cardigan – Ahhhh! I haven worn this so much! Mostly because it’s so soft and warm, but also because it makes me look trendy and can dress up any old t-shirt I’m wearing under it. And, like I used to say when I owned the shop, “if you can buy a quality made sweater for under $100, you’re doing well!” I’m kickin’ cardigan butt!
Very J Midi Knit Skirt – to be honest, this was a little out of comfort zone, even though, my husband pointed out the other day that “it’s like it’s a sweater for your bum”…which is true. It’s warm, comfy and so stylish! I wore this skirt to my staff Christmas party and had a ton of compliments. I basically wore the exact outfit as the website has listed, white tee (a fancy one) and instead of white runners, I wore nude booties.
Jack by BB Dakota Bouquet You Stay Top – this may be my new favourite top! I can’t wait until the weather warms up a little (or, I am taking it on vacay this winter!!) so I can wear it regularly. The bell sleeves and the little key hole cut out at the back is so fun! Moose, Sara’s dog thought so too! Also, this top is on sale on their website!
Lee and her team at Denise Boutique gifted us some products from K’Pure Naturals, which I’m sure you’ve heard us rave about already on IG stories. If you haven’t, K’Pure is a natural skincare brand from British Columbia and we are huge fans!
Jess and I basically fought when we had to decide who was going to try which products from the K’Pure Naturals line. Jess ended up with the KEEP GOING spray, CLEAN UP facial mask and the SMOOCH lip chap. Gracie also received a SMOOCH lip chap, the INDULGE bath salts and the DRENCHED whipped body butter.
Jess and Gracie both agree, every single product above was absolutely amazing. Knowing that all the ingredients in these products won’t harm us and are effective in their abilities made us so incredibly happy.
We also love that they are made in British Columbia by a Mom of 4 kids. It’s a truly Canadian product, made by real people who want clean and effective products. What is not to love?
And, this is why we applaud Denise Boutique, because they are always on the hunt for not only the newest coolest brands/clothing trends but also the ones with the best, heart warming stories. We couldn’t love and support you more!
Gracie & Jess