A denim jacket is so versatile that everyone should have one in their wardrobe. If you don’t have one, now is your chance to win one. We are giving away the jean jacket pictured below.

To enter you can

~ Upload a pic of your Stampede or cowgirl outfit to our Facebook page and include the hashtags #MinkandManureGiveaway and #StampedeStyle
~Tweet a pic of your Stampede or cowgirl outfit using the hashtags #MinkandManureGiveaway and #StampedeStyle

~Take a selfie on Instagram of your Stampede or cowgirl outfit, mention @minkandmanure with the hashtags #MinkandManureGiveaway and #StampedeStyle

You can enter once per day until the contest closes on July 13, 2014. The winner will be randomly selected and announced July 14, 2014.

Floral Dress

A summer dress and jean jacket are a cool and feminine combination.

short shorts and a jean jacket

Short shorts and a monochromatic outfit look hot for summer worn with a denim jacket

Skirt

A soft flowing skirt looks amazing with rugged denim.

Stripes

A maxi dress and jean jacket is gorgeous summer simplicity

Ways to wear a jean jacket

Casual and comfy in a jean jacket, aztec tank top and leggings.

Best of Luck!

 


The days are getting shorter and the warm ones are few and far between. Don’t let the inevitable winter get you down. It is an excuse to buy new clothes after all. Here are five great ways to look your best when the cold weather comes to stay.

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A wool or wool blend coat will keep you warm and the styles available are endless. Black is a great choice for its neutrality but don’t be afraid to try colour. It can look amazing in a snowy backdrop.

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Finding a pair of winter boots that are warm, waterproof, and that look stylish, isn’t the challenge that it used to be. Invest in the pair you love. They will be with you everyday of the winter, or longer if you live near me.

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Faux fur is so amazing in a winter setting. The look is natural and the warmth is incredible. The soft textures of winter fashion are the perfect comfort for a harsh climate and faux fur is close to being the ultimate softness.

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Winter accessories are essential so why not have fun with them. Let neutrals hibernate and wear colors and prints on your scarves, hats, mitts, or boots. It is a great way to update your wardrobe without much cost.

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Throughout the day the temperatures around here can rise and fall quickly. Layering is really an easy way to adapt and it can be a great solution for when you can’t decide just which shirt to wear.


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I think we can all use a little sunshine mid-week. This bright mustard colour sweater from Joe Fresh just happens to match beautifully with this Sherlock-esque hat and these amazing short winter boots. Wednesday has never looked so optimistic. How do you make it through humpday?


Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Oxford Stomp, a charity event to raise money for the Rotary Club of Calgary. The outdoor concert at Fort Calgary was a blast. With camera in hand, I watched the crowds looking for some standout outfits among the tank tops and cowboy hats. It was a very hot day for Calgary and I knew it would be a lot of cutoffs and cowgirl boots headed my way. Heck, that’s what I wore, but I scoured the masses to find a few more imaginative looks. Here are my favourites.

I loved this girl’s look. She seemed so comfortable and relaxed in this romper. The lightweight fabric it was made of was a great choice for the heat that day. The belt was playful and wasn’t matchy-matchy with her boots and bag. Cute studded leather bangles. Perhaps most notable, the rock on her finger.

This is Brenda. She was seriously surprised when I asked to take her picture. I have to admit, I completely overlooked her. A friend spotted Brenda. She pointed out how great the black boots looked with her ensemble as she thought most would have gone with brown. Agreed. What I also love was her delicate shorts worn with a casual looking chambray top and the tall dark boots. She also rocked some great accessories.

Karalyn was gorgeous in this light and breezy leopard print dress. The black hat and black boots were just right. And then POW the pink purse. So refreshing. Notice also her delicate jewelry. When you are wearing leopard, less really is more.

I noticed Brittany while standing in line for the show. It wasn’t until much later that I finally got a picture of her. I love gingham. It may be a farm girl cliché but when done right, it is so right. This dress is fun and figure flattering on her. If I had caught Brittany earlier in the evening she might still have had on her perfectly suited cat’s eye sunglasses but then you wouldn’t be able to see her absolutely polished eyebrows. Nothing makes an outfit more than good grooming.

 

It was a great day at Fort Calgary. I am still finding straw in my purse and somehow my boots need to be resoled. I hope to make it to many more outdoor concerts this summer. I’ll try to get more pics. What do you like to wear to concerts and festivals? Would you wear one of these looks? Share your tips or your pics.


This friday starts the first “warm enough” long weekend in Canada to go camping. Although I am headed south to Montana for our first camping adventure of the season, my wardrobe still needs to be ready for any kind of weather. Here are three looks that work from sunrise to sunset in the great outdoors.

Take advantage of a sunny day with MEK Denim cut-offs and a lightweight t-shirt. A functional and fabulous plaid jacket will keep you warm when the air starts to cool in the evening. MEK jeans around the campfire are durable, fashionable, and affordable. Top it all off with a great cap because hair dryers just don’t belong in the woods.

Some days the sun won’t co-operate with your plans. Having a waterproof jacket on hand is essential. Keep the bright yellow rubber styles for the kids. This one is soft and sleek. Anoname jeans or a pair of Fidelity khaki capris will keep you relaxed and ready for anything.

Don’t worry when your hair starts to look slick and disheveled. Hats, scarves, and dry shampoo are a camping girl’s best friend. A pink Farm Girl tank top and iT! Jeans capris rock for day. Throw on a wrap fleece sweater for s’mores and sing-a-longs at night.

This is just the beginning of what promises to be a great summer of camping, glamping, and road trips galore. These looks will travel well and surely become well-traveled.


I am crazy for this new blazer  just added to www.minkandmanure.ca. The neutral colour is a perfect balance to all the brights this season. The gathering on the sleeves makes it look summery and fresh. The slim fit is flattering and avoids crossing over into 80’s style. A dressier alternative to a jean jacket, I think this is wearable from now until the leaves change. Here are a few looks to inspire. By the way all the tops featured are 20% off until March 24th, 2012.

 

This blazer is a great price for its versatility. I think this would also look fantastic with a maxi dress or pleated skirt. How would you wear this jacket?


Well the inevitable is happening. The nights are cooling, the leaves are turning, and Autumn is looming. Time for sweaters, hats, boots, and coats. It’s a great excuse for a new outfit. An even better excuse to buy? All the summer clothing on sale now. Fall is the perfect time to get creative with your wardrobe by layering. It is so easy to take a cute summer dress and extend its wearability well into October, November, or even December. Tights, scarves and sweaters can be a tired wardrobe’s best friends. Here are some examples of Summer meets Fall at Mink & Manure.

Fall Fashion Warming up a Summer Dress

Sleeveless Floral Print Dress warmed up with tights a soft scarf and Mugsy Boots in grey

Fall Fashion Layered Summer Dress

Black & White Chiffon Dress worn over a long sleeve top and tights with Ryder Suede Boots

Fall Fashion Layering

Bird Print Ruffle Dress worn with Chunky Open Front Cardigan, Bourbon Boots, and layered stockings

Fall Fashion Summer Dress

Fashionista Ruffle Dress under Cable Knit Sweater Coat with Houston Boots




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